New York City is often called the greatest city in the world, but it can feel like a step behind other cities when it comes to adopting new technologies. Take contactless pay for public transit, as an example. Commuters in quite a few cities around the world — such as London and Japan — have already had the ability to tap and pay with a smartphone or contactless card to access public transit for years. Well, tap and pay for transit is finally coming to New York City, though it’s a bit limited at the moment. Starting May 31, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is launching OMNY, a new fare payment system. It allows commuters to use near-field communication (NFC) in contactless credit, debit, reloadable prepaid cards, or a smartphone or wearable to board public transit. Unfortunately, the launch is relegated to all Staten Island buses, as well as the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines between the Grand Central-42 Street and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr … [Read more...] about Forget the swipe. Tap and pay is finally coming to NYC transit
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Apple may dramatically reduce the number of supported older iPhone models when it introduces iOS 13, a the latest rumor claims, but it isn’t yet clear on what consistent basis this decision may (or may not) be made.Closing the stable doorApple really did the right thing when it extended backward compatibility in iOS 12, which worked merrily on models as old as the 2013 iPhone 5s and original iPad air.Critics praised the move.A move which in part may have been part of the company’s response to criticism of how it had constrained the performance of older devices (until it was found out).Now it seems like the company plans to close the backwards-compatibility window – with a vengeance.What is the claim?The claim is that iOS 13 will not be compatible with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 series and iPhone SE devices.Now, in part this makes sense.It makes sense that Apple may choose to end support for the very oldest (2013) devices on its currently supported list.It’s also … [Read more...] about Is Apple really about to kill the iPhone SE?
Rather watch than read? Hit play on the video above and subscribe for more. I wrote this way back in January of 2015, when I first started thinking that, what became iPhone X and iPhone XS, were the next inevitable steps forward in iPhone evolution: Imagine a future iPhone where the screen goes to the edge on both sides, disappearing not at the curve but as the curve. Imagine an iPhone where the FaceTime camera and earpiece take up almost no space, and the screen reaches almost all the way to the top. And imagine an iPhone where the Home button is replaced by some new technology that can still allow for a physical escape to a known state, that can still scan fingerprints and authenticate, but that also lets the screen reach almost all the way to the bottom. The crux of the idea was that people kept asking for a more modern 4-inch iPhone, but it occurred to me it wasn't the smaller screen size they really wanted, it was the smaller phone size, and if the screen went edge-to-edge, they … [Read more...] about iPhone SE 2: What happened to it and why?
The best Cyber Monday deals of 2018Cyber Monday deals by category:1. The very best deals2. Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One deals3. Game and controller deals4. Smart home & appliance deals5. TV and 4KTV deals6. Laptop & desktop deals7. Apple Watch and smartwatch deals8. Headphone and speaker dealsPC component deals10. Monitor deals11. iPad, Kindle and tablet deals12. Camera & GoPro deals13. Drone deals14. Toy deals15. iPhone and Android deals Matt Swider Cyber Monday's 2018 deals are now fully live and we're here to help make your online shopping a bit cheaper when browsing in the US. If you're wondering what's on sale for Cyber Monday, the answer is pretty much everything.We've curated a list of all the top deals out there right now, finding the things that we feel offer real value. We've seen a 2018 iPad for just $250, which is still in stock at the time of writing, and a sensational PS4 Slim deal with Red Dead Redemption 2 for just $199 - but that sold out in … [Read more...] about The best Cyber Monday deals 2018: US Edition
The best Black Friday deals of 2018Black Friday deals by category:1. The very best deals2. Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One deals3. Game and controller deals4. Smart home & appliance deals5. TV and 4KTV deals6. Apple Watch and smartwatch deals7. Headphone and speaker dealsLaptop & desktop dealsPC component deals10. Monitor deals11. iPad, Kindle and tablet deals12. Camera & GoPro deals13. Drone deals14. Toy deals15. iPhone and Android dealsWe're well into Black Friday now, with the deals and offers rolling in - as you can see below, things are pretty extensive and a great set of options for anyone wanting a top discount on electronics - and Cyber Monday is just around the corner too.We're here to help you cut through the noise. So many sites promise to give you the best Black Friday deals, but we have a crack team of curators able to tell you where the product that's $50 off at one retailer can be found even cheaper on the web.It's not all about the price either - not all … [Read more...] about The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals 2018