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 I can't wait to load up some Auria projects and pile on the effects to see how it keeps up.
When will Apple/IBM partner up with Watson to take Siri to a whole other level?
Like I and many others predicted, Samsung is going to have a TERRIBLE end to this year. The only advantage they had over Apple was building a large phone for people who value screen size above all else. Now that advantage has been wiped out.   I wonder how this will affect HTC or LG?
 I don't see that happening simply because you could potentially have dozens (or more) "token cards" attached to your account. Right now there's only one device ID (for your phone) and tokens for each of the cards. Imagine how complex it would be to store that many more "card" numbers and reference them to a specific website? Countless websites already rely on third party processors to perform this for them. I could see these third party processors working with Apple to...
 This cannot be stated enough. You can't be phished for your Apple Pay credentials through any online scam. Nor can you lose your credentials if someone is "monitoring" the networks and trying to intercept your transaction (whether it's at the NFC terminal itself or through the connection from the POS terminal to the bank). Even the more sophisticated hackers who "modify" POS terminals (as has happened here in Vancouver) can't get any useful data.
 Force is not a good word. Why does Apple need to re-invent the wheel? EMVco has been dealing with online transactions and security forever. It doesn't make sense that they would use an outside developed system from a company with very little transaction processing experience. http://www.emvco.com/specifications.aspx?id=263 Read this specification on EMVco tokenization. Especially the part about where tokens come from and compare their graphic/description to the one above...
I don't think so, but I'd like to see that link.EMVco only published their tokenization specification in May of this year. Apple is using that system. Apple is big, but not big enough to force the big banks and CC companies to adopt their system.Visa, for example, is saying their token service works with Apple Pay now and Android in the future. If it was truly Apples system then I doubt they'd be allowing Visa to let Android devices also use it.
It's important to note Apple didn't really invent Apple Pay. The banks/CC companies/EMV are the ones who created the system and the infrastructure. Apple happens to be the first with a phone-based "implementation" of this system. Of course, Apples implementation is fantastic so they deserve some credit for Apple Pay. But the underlying security (tokenization) was not created by Apple. A lot of people don't get this and think Apple is creating some new proprietary system,...
No NFC is kind of smart, actually. Just like it's smart not allowing devs use NFC. If they put an NFC reader on an iPad then that opens the possibility up to all sorts of fraud and other unscrupulous activity. Just look at all the apps available for Android to do all sorts of illegal activities with NFC (not in Google Play, but third party).   You could, for example, carry your Galaxy phone in your pocket and continually bump into people on the train, and charge up $20...
 It's simple. More cores of the GPU side.
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