PayPal To Integrate Apple's Fingerprint Reader Into Its Apps
PayPal is not going to let the iPhone 5S fingerprint reader pass without taking out something from it so it has found a way to make use of this clever feature with its mobile payment apps. A session on Touch ID, which is Apple's fingerprint-scanning system, was attended by a team of PayPal developers which made it quite clear what their intentions might be. The session took place at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
User authentication is going to be made possible with the Touch ID and this concept would be put to use in PayPal and other apps. So the authentication process is no longer going to require a typical password; it will merely work with a fingerprint. According to a PayPal source, "It seems to be a fairly easy API to use, but we're still kicking the tires.”
Till now the only use of the Touch ID is to unlock the phone or authorize iTunes Store purchases. It is not just PayPal, but Apple itself is looking forward to integrate their own creation into something worthwhile. The Touch ID would be used for the full-fledged mobile wallet service. This Apple wallet is going to let the iPhone users checkout instantly on e-commerce apps and to pay in-person at retail stores. This means they wont require any credit cards or PINs.
10 awesome things your smartphone will do nextThe smartphone is the Very Hungry Caterpillar of technology, munching its way through all kinds of devices as the phone in your pocket replaces all kinds of stand-alone kit. It's already chewed through sat-navs and compact cameras, iPods and even torches - and it's still hungry. Here's what's next on the menu.1 KeysYour phone probably won't replace your front door Yal ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech Radar4 days ago, 7:01am CDT
iOS 8 release date, news and rumorsUpdate: There's reason to believe iOS 8 will be out on September 10 if Apple follows its usual pattern. We added this information under the release date section.Apple spent a significant amount of its WWDC 2014 keynote focusing on iOS 8, which takes the flat iOS 7 design and only rounds it out with new features.That means instead of a dramatic redesign, you can expect this year's mobile operating system update to tie everything together with the ov ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech Radar5 days ago, 4:33am CDT
SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest US-startup acquisitions to date.The South Korean electronics maker joins fellow technology heavyweights Apple Inc and Google Inc in exploring ways to integrate connected household gadgets such as thermostats and lights with mobile apps, a trend commo ... Source: Asia One
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SINGAPORE - More rape cases were reported in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, police said on Wednesday night.According to the police, a total of 91 rape cases were reported in the first six months of this year, 30 more than the same period last year.The rise in the overall rape statistics is largely attributed to an increase in the number of cases involving female minors under 14 years of age who had consensual sex, the police said.Sex w ... Source: Asia One
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Introduction, design and displayThe Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini was quietly announced via press release at the beginning of July, and it's now finding its way into stores around the world, so how does the pint-sized smartphone shape up?As far as design goes there's no mistaking this is a close relative to the Samsung Galaxy S5, with the S5 Mini sporting the familiar ribbed faux-metal band around its circumference and the dimpled poly ... Source: Tech.co.uk
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SINGAPORE - Online scams rose sharply in the first six months of the year, according to crime statistics released by the police on Wednesday. Get the full story from The Straits Times.The police released the following mid-year crime brief today:CRIMES SHIFT ONLINEIn the first six months of 2014, 10-year lows were recorded in Housebreaking, Theft and Related Crimes. However, Cheating involving E-Commerce recorded an increase in number ... Source: Asia One
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SINGAPORE: Cases of cheating involving e-commerce spiked 425 per cent on-year in the first six months of 2014, which contributed to the overall crime rate in Singapore climbing 1.4 per cent, the Singapore Police Force said on Wednesday (Aug 13).The police said in its Mid-Year Crime Brief report that there were 15,219 criminal cases reported between January and June this year, compared to 15,006 cases over the same period ... Source: Channel News Asia
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EDMONTON — Along with the well-worn futons, tired loveseats and suspect mattresses, bargain hunters shopping on Kijiji in Alberta on Friday stumbled across a high-flying ad with much loftier ambitions.
Once used by Britain’s Royal Navy to fly missions in Kosovo, a Sea Harrier FA2 fighter jet is being offered by a collector in Red Deer for $1.5 million.
If the asking price sounds steep, consider it comes with dummy missil ... Source: National Post
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Kate Upton takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Kate Upton and his boyfriend Justin Verlander also take the viral Ice Bucket Challenge to support ALS Foundation. See the video of Kate Upton completing Ice Bucket Challenge below.
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