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Move over Google Wallet, Android Pay is coming

Move over Google Wallet, Android Pay is coming

3:19 am on February 27, 2015 in Google Play and Services
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On the back of rumours of an update coming to Google Wallet, it seems that another payments system could be on the way from Google, this time centred around Android. According to an article from Ars Technica, the new system, called Android Pay, will be built from the ground up for Android Developers. Android Pay will allow developers to more[Read More…]

Google partners with US carrier-backed Softcard to bolster Wallet

Google partners with US carrier-backed Softcard to bolster Wallet

7:19 pm on February 25, 2015 in Apps and Games, News
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Google has announced that it’s partnering with US carriers AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless and their mobile payments company Softcard to help make Android users get better tap and pay functionality. They also added that they’ll be acquiring technology and IP from Softcard to make Wallet better, which might be of more interest to those of us in[Read More…]

Google preparing changes for Wallet to see it better compete with Apple Pay

Google preparing changes for Wallet to see it better compete with Apple Pay

9:01 am on February 22, 2015 in Google Play and Services, News, NFC
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Google Wallet has been kind of useless for Google outside of select markets; while it has facilitated the early days of mobile payments via NFC, it really hasn’t taken off in the way it could (and perhaps should have done). Apple, meanwhile, has launched Apple Pay and though it’s not in Australia yet either, it’s certainly looking pretty promising. A[Read More…]

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UK residents can now send money through Gmail, Free

UK residents can now send money through Gmail, Free

7:44 am on January 31, 2015 in Google Play and Services, News
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UK residents over the age of 18 can now send each other money as easy as sending an email. When creating a new email, all they have to do it click or tap attach and chose the £ sign. This works with Google’s Wallet application. The best part is that it is free to send money! This would be great[Read More…]

Rumour: Google Wallet to come to AU and UK in January or February 2014

Rumour: Google Wallet to come to AU and UK in January or February 2014

2:44 pm on November 8, 2013 in Exclusive, News, NFC, Rumours
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Google Wallet promised to be the solution that would allow us to use our Android powered smartphones with NFC hardware as a virtual credit card, paying for goods without needing to use cash, our credit cards, or even pulling out our wallets. Last year, Beau Giles wrote up an excellent story for Ausdroid on how Google Wallet works, and how[Read More…]

Tap & Pay in Android 4.4 – Will you be able to use it in Australia?

Tap & Pay in Android 4.4 – Will you be able to use it in Australia?

8:00 am on November 5, 2013 in Apps and Games, NFC
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The introduction of Tap & Pay in Android 4.4 has sparked the hopes of many Android users in Australia of an phone based NFC payment system such as that used in the US since the launch of Google Wallet back in September 2011, but as a traditionally US based service, will this work in Australia? The ability to use your[Read More…]

Google removes personally-identifying customer data from Wallet

Google removes personally-identifying customer data from Wallet

2:49 pm on April 23, 2013 in News
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Earlier this year, it became known that Google Wallet was supplying customers’ personal information to developers following product purchases through Google Play. In a backend update to the Google Wallet merchant site, this data has now disappeared. Initial speculation, seemingly confirmed by Google employees, was that the detailed information was required to meet the requirements of taxation laws in different[Read More…]

Google Play: Developers, Privacy and You

Google Play: Developers, Privacy and You

Australian developer Dan Nolan, creator of the Paul Keating Insult Generator app, this week voiced concerns over what he sees as a “Massive Google Play Privacy Issue”. In a blog post on his personal site, Dan found that “every App purchase you make on Google Play gives the developer your name, suburb and email address with no indication that this[Read More…]

Google adds free trials for in-app subscriptions, developers can now give users a week of free access

Google adds free trials for in-app subscriptions, developers can now give users a week of free access

6:31 am on October 10, 2012 in Google Play and Services, News

Google have today added the option for free trials for in-app subscriptions so that users can try a service out before forking out any money for it. Free trials aren’t automatically brought in for all subscriptions, instead it’s completely up to developers whether or not they implement the free trials that are a minimum length of one week. For any[Read More…]

Checking out with Google Wallet

Checking out with Google Wallet

3:30 pm on September 4, 2012 in Apps and Games, NFC, Reviews
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One of the coolest (and hence, most hyped) uses of NFC would have to be the use of it for contactless payments.Just like your MasterCard or Visa card with PayPass or payWave. The most widely known example of using your phone as your wallet is probably Google’s Wallet app. After installing it on your Android …

Commonwealth Bank to start offering Kaching for Android soon

Commonwealth Bank to start offering Kaching for Android soon

6:01 pm on April 4, 2012 in News, NFC
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With no launch in sight for Google Wallet in Australia it looks as though NFC Payments with phones has been limited to iPhone users utilising the Kaching application and iCarte case add-on from the Commonwealth bank. Today the Commonwealth bank updated their blog with this juicy piece of info which indicates that an Android app could be coming soon :[Read More…]

Google Wallet is now working in Australia… somewhat

Google Wallet is now working in Australia… somewhat

8:11 pm on October 13, 2011 in News, NFC, Phones, Reviews
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If you couldn`t tell from my last post on NFC, I find the idea of paying for things with NFC or doing anything with NFC an exciting prospect. Now a hack has appeared over at XDA Developers that allows Nexus S owners outside the US to set up Google Wallet on their phone. Hit the break for more info

NFC in Australia — it’s off to a slow start, but it is going somewhere

NFC in Australia — it’s off to a slow start, but it is going somewhere

4:17 pm on September 14, 2011 in News, NFC, Other News
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When the Nexus S was launched by Google in December last year, it came with a NFC (Near Field Communication) chip built-in. NFC is a proximity based technology based on RFID which allows your NFC enabled mobile, credit card or device to securely transmit and receive information over a short range (maximum range of a few inches), which allows for[Read More…]