Mobile payments have been set to take off in North America for years. Around the world, from Asia,l to Africa, the Middle East,l to the EU, people have been paying for all kinds of things with their phone for years. What seems like an impending revolution here, is really just playing catchup with the rest of the world.
My (Space Gray) iPhone 5s reminds me very much of my original (beloved) iPhone from 2007. The black and grey aluminum with silver chamfers seems like a modernization of that classic design. Unlike its fun, hip 5c brother, the 5s is all sophistication and polish. Just like the iPhone 5 before it, the 5s feels like a piece of high-end jewelry. It feels great in the hand.
The Canadian government is basically mandating that wireless carriers shorten contracts to two years by eliminating any ETFs after 24 months. This basically levels the playing field with our American counterparts who’ve had that kind of freedom for years.
It’s finally happened. Blackberry is brining BBM, their mobile messaging service to iOS and Android. Though many (ourselves included) have called for thus move in the past, with the rise of iMessage and alternatives like What’s App, it may be too little too late.
Iris scanning (not to be confused with Retina Scanning) is hitting the mainstream. A new handheld device slightly larger than an iPhone is being used by customs agents and some law enforcement agencies for quick, easy biometric scanning. And the “best” part? You know those long range iris scans seen in minority report?
They’re not so far away…
Google now has just become available for the iPhone, bringing one of Google’s most advanced services over to one of its most heated rivals.
Getting rid of Samsung as a processor supplier and, at the same time, capturing the crown jewel of the American semiconductor industry. How could Apple resist the temptation to solve its cash problem and make history again?