Report: Mobile Payments Won't Be a Thing This Holiday Season


Bankrate.com on Monday released results of a survey showing that even though consumers may have more mobile payment options this holiday season, more than two-thirds of shoppers won’t be using them. That’s because seven out of 10 Americans surveyed said they’ll be using cash or a debit card for most of their holiday buys, according to Bankrate. Another 22 percent of the 1,000 adults surveyed said they would do their shopping with credit cards, and 3 percent said they’d be shopping with checks.

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Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard ship times at 4 to 5 weeks as 128GB iPad Pro models sell out

Article Image Apple is already showing stockouts of certain iPad Pro models less than two days after kicking off preorders, while shipping estimates for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard, both deemed essential to the iPad Pro experience, have fallen to 4 to 5 weeks.

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Former CIA chief not a big fan of new China-US cyber agreement

By reaching an agreement on cyber-theft with the U.S., the Chinese are showing a willingness to embrace the American definition of what constitutes appropriate espionage, former CIA director Michael Hayden said Tuesday.

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Microsoft debuts Lumia 950 & 950XL phones, Display Dock, Band 2 fitness tracker

Article Image In addition to showing off new Surfaces, Microsoft on Tuesday also revealed two high-end Lumia smartphones, a redesigned Band fitness tracker, and a Display Dock for Windows 10’s Continuum feature.

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Buyers skew towards higher-capacity iPhones, iPhone Upgrade Program shows early popularity

Article Image iPhone shoppers are increasingly favoring high-end, 64- and 128-gigabyte models, and showing strong early interest in Apple’s new interest-free iPhone Upgrade Program, data from an RBC Capital Markets survey suggests.

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Apple News app scores exclusive "BIG" content from Wired as iOS 9 hits 36% adoption in 3 days

Apple News, an ambitious news-reading app that’s new to iOS 9, is already showing off exclusive original content to early adopters of the latest software for iPhones and iPad, demonstrating Apple’s serious intent to woo both readers and publishers with a captivating medium for the written word.

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Apple Music to miss out on Taylor Swift's '1989' album

Despite showing up onscreen in an Apple Music demo at WWDC, Taylor Swift will not be making her latest album “1989” available through Apple’s upcoming streaming service, a report said Thursday.



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Parrot refreshes iOS-controlled minidrone lineup, adds new Airbone and Hydrofoil models

Parrot on Friday announced several changes to its minidrone line, showing off updated jumping bots, new flying drones, and revealing its first-ever water drone.



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Shipping dates for 42MM Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport slip to July worldwide

Apple’s online store in the U.S. — alongside storefronts in Europe and Asia — is now showing July shipping estimates for 42-millimeter stainless steel and aluminum Watch models, checks on Friday revealed.



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Apple publishes Apple Watch Guided Tours for Apple Pay, Activity and Workout [u]

Apple on Wednesday posted the last three Guided Tours for Apple Watch, showing off Apple Pay, Activity and Workout functionality.



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Seeing Android switchers fueling iPhone growth, Cowen & Co. raises Apple price target to $135

After conducting a new survey showing that iPhone growth is being driven by new owners of the platform, investment firm Cowen and Company raised its price target for Apple on Monday to $135.



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Apple iOS 8 distribution hits 77% as Google's Android remains bifurcated

Earlier this week, Apple released fresh statistics regarding iOS 8 distribution, showing 77 percent of devices run the latest version of its most recent operating system.



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Apple puts up in-store graphics for Apple Watch, new 12" MacBook ahead of April debut

Apple Stores around the world installed new backlit displays Thursday night, showing off the company’s latest and greatest products, including the Apple Watch and an all new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.



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Intel graphics power up with Raptr, new developer programs

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Intel had a major showing at GDC this year — the company unveiled new initiatives to boost developer optimizations, and demoed an overclockable 65W Broadwell CPU.

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Just Showing Up Won't Capture Federal Cloud Business


The observation that “80 percent of life is just showing up,” generally attributed to comedian Woody Allen, has morphed into the admonition that “80 percent of success is just showing up.” However, it appears that vendors who just show up with a generalized approach to marketing cloud technology to federal government agencies likely won’t attract much business. As the market evolves, vendors will need to be responsive not only to various agency mission requirements, but also to the unique procurement practices of the federal government.

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Exclusive February aerial tour of Apple Inc's Campus 2 shows 'Spaceship' Ring rising, theater progress, more

Apple’s Campus 2 mega-project is showing major progress in its “Spaceship” Ring, where interlocking concrete slabs are building a foundation for a steel structure that is already beginning to reach upward by four stories. The first massive parking garage is nearly finished and existing buildings have been demolished to make room for a second stage R&D site.



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Revenge of the laptop: HP, Dell, Samsung, show how light a laptop can get

Toss the tablet?  Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Dell, and others are showing that the laptop is back with the lightest designs yet. 

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Increased adoption of iPhone 6 Plus in U.S., China set to boost Apple Inc profit margins

Usage data from Apple’s two largest markets is showing a significant increase in buyers’ preference for the large display of iPhone 6 Plus as supply increases, indicating a richer profit mix destined to polish the company’s earnings.



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Pella unveils iOS-compatible home automation adapters for connected windows & doors

Pella Windows and Doors is at CES this week, showing off its new Insynctive family of smart home products, bringing iOS connectivity to sensors for doors, shades, blinds, garages and more.



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