Report: Google to Revive Wallet, Partner With Carriers to Compete Against Apple Pay

A report from the Wall Street Journal claims Google is looking to revamp Google Wallet this year, making it a true competitor to Apple Pay. In order to do so, Google will go to great lengths, even offering US carriers a portion of revenue from mobile advertising in exchange for featuring the payment method prominently on all Android devices sold.  (more…)

Jony Ive Thinks Moto Maker is Cop Out for Hardware Designers, Motorola Fires Back

No one around here has ever questioned Jony Ive’s ability to make something look nice. Sure, iOS is filled with rainbow colors and semi-transparent shading up the yin yang, but the dude knows design.

In a recent interview with The New Yorker, however, Jony had choice words for an unnamed company which allows users to design their own phone using a website, that company of course being Motorola and its Moto Maker site. On Moto Maker, users are allowed to choose colors and even materials used on the backside of a device, as well as the volume buttons and metal accents. The overall shape and design of the phone, though, remains intact.  (more…)

This is How Tim Cook’s Embarrassing Apple Watch Chat Went Down Today

You know why we spend so much time talking sh*t about Apple? It’s not because of the products they make. Nope, that’s not the reason. I think most reasonable human beings can admit that Apple makes really nice stuff (I personally own plenty of their products). The reason we take constant jabs at Apple and put up posts like this is because of the attitude, the arrogance, and sheer stupidity with which they speak in public, whether that be at their own press events or when doing interviews at conferences, just like the one Tim Cook sat down for today with Goldman Sachs.  (more…)

Apple Plans to Launch New Music Service on Android, Give Users a Taste of Apple Software

According to sources of 9 to 5 Mac, Apple is to launch a new music service loosely based on the current Beats Music app already available on Android. Yet to be officially named, the plans were disclosed by those in the music industry and internally at Apple, possibly making it Apple’s first true application offering for those of us on Android.  (more…)

Apple Watch, With Its Unattractive Square Design and Average Battery Life, Ships in April

Am I trolling with that title? A little. Just keep in mind that I’m not the one who called the Apple Watch ugly or said it should be round or who wouldn’t give Apple fans hope of it lasting more than a day on a single charge. Nope, not me.

But because the world will forget about all of that once it launches thanks to their consumption of freshly brewed Infinite Loop IPA, we thought we should point out that smartwatch re-invention is happening in April, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. The Apple Watch ships in April. In April!

Your Nexus 6 Dimple Should Have Been a Fingerprint Scanner, Isn’t Because of Apple

Former Motorola CEO and current Dropbox COO Dennis Woodside sat down recently for a brief chat with The Telegraph to discuss his current role, but also make a comment about the Nexus 6 that may interest a number of you. Woodside’s comment refers specifically to the dimple on the back of the phone, a dimple that was originally supposed to add functionality to the device like many had speculated, only never ended up there because of Apple.  (more…)

Retailers in US Block Apple Pay, Which Also Blocks Google Wallet

Over the weekend, news broke that many retailers across the US were not supporting Apple Pay, shutting down their wireless payment terminals to anyone looking to use them. Unfortunately, and apparently unknown by many, this move by retailers does not just hurt Apple Pay users, but also effects Google Wallet users as well.

While the number of Google Wallet users may not compete with the amount of people who plan to jump on the Apple Pay train, Wallet users have not been met with many issues surrounding the service until Apple announced and released their own NFC-based payment system. Now with Apple Pay released, it appears that huge retail chains, such as 7-Eleven, Walmart, and Best Buy will soon launch their very own mobile payment app, meaning that they now have motivation to simply shut out all competitors from their stores.
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