By Roger Fingas Thursday, April 04, 2019, 07:20 am PT (10:20 am ET) Apple Pay is now available to public transit riders in Singapore, and will begin a pilot program with New York City's MTA later this spring.Via Pratik Patel on Twitter In Singapore, Apple Pay works on any transit method supporting Mastercard. Visa compatibility should come in the second half of 2019, TransitLink said. The New York City pilot will initially be limited to a couple of lines, expanding throughout the rest of the year, according to TechCrunch. Some subway riders are already seeing "coming soon" messages for wireless payments at subway turnstiles. In Chicago and Portland, where Apple Pay is already accepted for transit, people will soon be able to add preloaded Ventra and Hop cards to the iOS Wallet app. The change was reported by the Chicago Tribune and Willamette Week — a blog, Ata Distance, further suggested that both cards will support Express Transit, optionally bypassing the need to use Touch … [Read more...] about Apple Pay comes to Singapore transit, New York City piloting in spring
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Review By Neil Hughes Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 08:59 am PT (11:59 am ET) Apple's new iPhone XS is a modest step up from last year's iPhone X, but remains a major technological leap forward for anyone who hasn't yet made the jump to the edge-to-edge design with Face ID. As with the debut of the iPhone X, if you can stomach the sticker shock, the iPhone XS is a premium, polished, near-perfect handset that showcases Apple's marriage of hardware and software at its most sublime. The iPhone XS comes in three colors: space gray, silver and a new shade of gold. It's available in capacities of 64, 256 and 512 gigabytes. Notably, aside from the difference in screen size, there is no upgrade when jumping from the iPhone XS to the iPhone XS Max — unlike the "Plus" models released in the past, the smaller variant of the flagship iPhone has the exact same camera system as its larger counterpart. For our review, we tested the iPhone XS in space gray with 256 gigabytes of capacity. … [Read more...] about iPhone XS review: There’s nothing excessive about Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone
According to a report published on Friday, Apple plans on opening up the NFC chip on the iPhone to some third party developers with the release of iOS 12. Apple first added the NFC chip to the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus so that the handsets could communicate with POS devices for Apple Pay. But by opening up the NFC chip, Apple will be able to add more capabilities for NFC beyond allowing users to pay for purchases with the phone.Apple wants iPhone users to be able to use their handsets to open hotel rooms, or as a transit card that would allow users to board a subway car, a bus, or a commuter train merely by tapping their handset on a pad. In the U.K., using the phone as a transit card is already possible, while a chip inside iPhone units made since 2016 allows the device to do the same thing in Japan. While some hotels currently allow the iPhone to be used to unlock a room, this is currently achieved using a Bluetooth LE signal, which is not as secure as NFC. It is unclear … [Read more...] about Apple to open up the iPhone’s NFC chip to some third parties with iOS 12?
customized 1977 Toyota Chinook, they do things the old-fashioned way. And now Cult of Mac is thrilled to offer E3 Supply’s handcrafted leather Apple Watch bands in our Watch Store. Cult of Mac Watch Store, we work with plenty of vendors who offer premium, hand-tooled leather. But as far as we know, none of them also make rad-looking rebuilt motorcycles or limited-edition items like New York City subway token lighters or leather-bound liquor flasks. Strapple and Ullu, E3 opts for American hides from the Horween Leather Company, a Chicago tannery that’s been operating for more than a century. Chromexcel leather “undergoes at least 89 separate processes taking 28 working days and utilizing all five floors of our facility,” according to Horween Leather Company’s website. (If you want to take a deep dive into this complicated and historic tanning process, read all about Chromexcel leather and come away amazed.) Cordovan leather Apple Watch bands Some of the E3 … [Read more...] about E3’s leather Apple Watch bands are made the old-fashioned way
By Mikey Campbell Thursday, March 29, 2018, 09:03 pm PT (12:03 am ET) Following the release of iOS 11.3 and watchOS 4.3, Apple on Friday began rolling out transit card integration in China, offering iPhone and Apple Watch users in Beijing and Shanghai tap-to-ride public transportation access. Apple Pay's new support for the Beijing Transportation Smart Card and Shanghai Public Transportation Card was previously teased in an iOS 11.3 beta this month. Integration has yet to be recognized on Apple's regional Apple Pay website, which still lists transit as a beta feature. Despite word of official support, users in the area are successfully provisioning cards in the Wallet app on iOS, reports Wei Feng. Japanese language blog Ata Distance points to a number of Twitter posts verifying an activation of services. As noted by Apple, the Beijing Transportation Smart Card provides gate access to local subway and bus lines. While not confirmed, Wei Feng suggests card holders can also use Apple … [Read more...] about Apple Pay transit card integration goes live in Beijing and Shanghai