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  • JPMorgan to shut down Chase Pay app in early 2020

    Remember, Apple Pay only works for Apple customers -- and not at all in many countries.
    You mean just like how Samsung Pay only works for Samsung Users?  At the end of the day, Apple developed their own platform and they are going to keep it proprietary for now. If they want they can release an android version of Apple Pay, just like they did for Apple Music. 

    As as far as countries, Apple Pay is in 56 Countries, and that  is nothing to sneeze at.
    Yeah, but until Antarctica is on board, is it really a viable platform?
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  • Apple creates Memoji tribute to US Women's World Cup victory

    claire1 said:
    Hmmm. Would Apple have rooted for an opposing team? I think inclusion is important and they should have but would they have?
    Apple is an American company, and that is where their connection to the American women's team is. Apple has no connection to The Netherlands women's team, so it'd be a little odd seeing Apple congratulate them on an American technology web site after theoretically beating the American team. Apple has a plenty good enough track record with inclusion when it comes to Pride Month, Black History Month, Women's History Month, Chinese New Year, etc. They are also the only major tech company that includes all religious holidays in their holiday calendar (Ramadan, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, etc.). Most other calendar providers, including Google, only provide the typical Easter, Christmas, etc. There are plenty of things you can criticize Apple for, but being inclusive is not one of them. As a straight, white, Christian, conservative (gasp!) American male, I appreciate what Apple does, and hope they can lead other technology companies to do that same by example.
  • Apple creates Memoji tribute to US Women's World Cup victory

    Congratulations ladies!  The women are the most fun to watch!

    Question:  Does the governments pay their World Cup players to participate? Or, is it FIFA and backed by advertising? Or, a bit of both...
    The vast majority of the players’ money comes from sponsorship deals and the contracts they have with their club teams. The average national team player makes around $40,000, and the teams have a salary cap of $800,000, so there’s not a lot of relative money to go around. Even the best women’s players like Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan probably are multi-millionaires in the sense that they have around $2 million. It’s why they fight so hard for equal pay, because at least in their case, they are a more attractive draw for fans than our men’s team is for sure.
  • Apple Card is the subscription that pays you to use it

    dedgecko said:
    The Marriot Bon Voy App seems to be doing this as well, or at least it appears to be. I open the app, tell it that I want to unlock my hotel room door, it says it’s ready, and I place my X against the door sensor - rrrrr-click!  And I’m in!  Slick shit!
    The Hilton app does this too, it’s awesome! Another nice benefit is that I can check in to my hotel room the day before, even pick my room in some cases, and never have to see the front desk! Everything is done in the app. It even allows access to the parking garage through the app too!
  • Apple Card offers simplified and secure Goldman Sachs-backed credit card with daily reward...

    melgross said:
    My question involves that card itself. Apple said that it was for when in an establishment that didn’t (yet) accept Apple Pay. But, with nothing on the card other than the chip, we’re (see, I already committed to getting this) going to have a problem for all of those places that are tardy enough to have not yet gotten chip readers. And despite the deadline having passed last year, I think, I still encounter places, mostly small, that can’t use a chip card.

    well, still carrying other cards would be wise for a time.
    The promo video clearly shows a mag strip on the back, so I think we’ll be okay.