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‘Apple Pay’ Is Arriving Soon To Get You Rid Of Carrying Wallets to Make Payments

Is carrying a wallet has become a big thing for you? Don’t want to take it everywhere you go, but cannot afford to do so? Now, you can leave your wallet safely at home and go on to shop and make payments in just a click with Apple’s iPhone 6. Isn’t it interesting?

Apple has planned to come up with a wireless digital wallet ‘Apple Pay’ this October. It has eliminated the task of carrying a wallet, including credit cards to everywhere or even if you want to shop online.

With Apple Pay in your iPhone 6, you will just have to put your finger on the iPhone’s fingerprint sensor your payment is done. The charge or the amount directly goes onto your credit or debit card –whatever you have setup with Apple iPhone 6.

How Apple Pay Works?

Apple Pay works by simply sending payment details through short-range radio waves. Here, the message or the payment details passes on from a special chip inside the phone to the register called NFC (Near Field Communication), and your payment is done.

Ease, Safety, Security and Apple Pay

It is a fact that people are bit conscious while using mobile payment systems due to security issues. Many of them are scared of getting hacked, while others find mobile payments more of an inconvenience.

Convenience and security has always been an issue with mobile payments. But Apple assures to alter the scenario and assures that it will gain popularity in United States. Apple is confident about its latest payment mode because it will be easier, safer and available with every major credit card.

The fingerprint sensor is a simple touch which is considered to be far better than typing a pin for your debit or credit card.  The Apple’s TouchID System cannot accept any unknown fingerprint and moreover, it also rejects any stored fingerprint. Your fingerprint is yours only and others cannot use your fingerprints for any sort of illegal access. So, you can feel safe and secure as your Apply Pay can only be accessed by your fingerprint and not by any other.

Moreover, with Apple Pay, the retailers are far away from knowing your credit card details. They do not exist in the loop.

How credit card details are added to Apple Pay?

To get your credit card added with Apple Pay, you just need to take a photo of it, which further goes to your bank that further sends a special key to your phone. The special key is the thing that gets stored on your phone, which at a time of checkout, generates a one-time use, unique code which is verified by the bank and your payment is done.

Apple Pay works will work on the following cards – American Express (AXP), Master Card (MA), and Visa (V).

So, stop wondering and just wait for the day to come when you can get Apple Pay on your iPhone 6 and make payments for yourself easier and faster.

Be a child again with cutest games for iPhone

Do you wish to relive your childhood again? Certainly, childhood is one the most beautiful phases of life where everything is so colorful and cute. Wouldn’t it be great to go back and revive those charming innocent moments, at least the colorful magical games? Well, by indulging in cutest games available for iPhone, once again you can become a child and be yourself. No matter, how old you are, you can choose from a range of adorable games for your iPhone. Check out our personal favorite 6 cutest iPhone games.

My Little Pony- Friendship is Magic

For those of you who love ponies and building towns, My Little Pony is perfect for you. The game involves leveling up your cute ponies, playing mini games, collecting harmony gems, and developing your town.

Developer:  Gameloft

Price: FREE

Requires: iOS 5.0 or later

Pug Run

This game takes you on a delightful journey of Bogart (a pencil sketched pug) who wants to come to life. Play the game and experience how the world of Bogart changes from black and white to color as he run towards a boy.

Developer:  Tic Toc Studios

Price: $0.99

Requires: iOS 5.0 or later


Tiny Wings

Another super cute game that you can enjoy on your iPhone is Tiny Wings. This game is about a bird that can’t fly because of his tiny wings. With two game modes, Day Trip and Flight School, this game involves jumping on the hills and a ton of achievements to unlock.

Developer:  Andreas Illiger

Price: $0.99

Requires: iOS 4.3 or later

TAMAGTCHI L.I.F.E

It is one of the most addictive games that give you an opportunity to rekindle your childhood days with the adorable Tamagotchis. This free fun filled game imitates the old handheld Tamagotchis flawlessly. It allows you to change the wallpaper along with the device color of your Tamagotchi. The best part is, it beeps or vibrates whenever your Tamagotchi is in need.

Developer:  NamcoBandai Games Inc.

Price: FREE

Requires: iOS 4.3 or later

Hello Kitty Kawaii Town

It is an extremely pretty game in which all you have to do is fill your garden with beautiful flowers to make your own Kawaii Town.

You can hand pick items that you want to use to make your town look stunning. This game not just involves making a garden but also you can connect with your friends as well as communicate with the characters.

Developer:  Kansai Telecasting Corporation

Price: FREE

Requires: iOS 4.3 or later

Whale Trail

With super funny theme song, adorable graphics, and a plethora of colors, this game is certainly an eye-catcher. In this game you fly as Willow the Whale to gather Blubbles, loop the loop, enhance Willow’s skills, unlock playable friends, beat enemies, and befriend with crazy characters.

Developer:  ustwo

Price: FREE

Requires: iOS 4.3 or later

Sometimes it’s good to be a child all over again

And the 2012 Apple® Design Award Winners Are…

Lately, at the WWDC 2012 conference, Apple declared the well-deserving winners of its esteemed Apple Design Award. The award is given as recognition for the apps that are simply outstanding in terms of technology adaptation, design, and innovation.

The bunch of apps that received the ‘2012 Apple Design Awards’ title includes:

iPhone winners

•  Where’s My Water by Disney

•  Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick Studios

•   National Parks by National Geographic by National Geographic Society / Rally Interactive

Mac winners

• Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition by Feral Interactive Ltd

•  Limbo by Playdead ApS

•  Sketch by Bohemian Coding

iPad winners

• Paper by FiftyThree Inc

• Bobo Explores Light by GameCollage

• DM1 – The Drum Machine by Fingerlab

Student winners

• DaWindci (iPad) by Reality Twist GmbH, Mimimi Productions, Mediadesign Highschool of Applied Sciences

• Little Star (iPad) by BiBoBox Studio, Dalian Nationalities University

The winning apps, as a token of appreciation, received an iPod touch, a MacBook Air, an exclusive Apple Design Award lanyard, and the captivating Apple Design Award cube trophy.

Voice Answer, a Siri-like app, Available through Apple® App Store

Do you really like Siri application that was introduced on iPhone 4S? Do you always wish to have a Siri-like app on your previous version of iPhone or iPad? If yes, then you may be really excited to know that your wish has been heard ultimately. Sparkling Apps, a Netherland-based software company, has introduced a wonderful voice response app dubbed as Voice Answer. The app is available through the App Store at a price of US $3.99.

You can download Voice Answer on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod running on iOS 4.2 or later versions. The app gives you answers on a range of topics, and that too in a clear voice. You can either type your questions on the interface or directly speak to the app.

Voice Answer makes use of Wolfram Alpha and other similar sources for finding the answers to the questions asked by you. Sparkling Apps is also planning to add few more features to the app to make it more useful and interesting. Watch the visual below to know more about the Voice Answer app.

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Starbucks now in your iPhone®

If you are a coffee maniac and love sipping your cuppa at Starbucks, then here’s one more reason that can increase your visits to the café. It’s the new iPhone Starbucks app!

For every cup of coffee you grab at Starbucks, you can now pay using your iPhone. Additionally, you can also handle Starbucks Card Balance on your own. There is no need to pay in cash for every purchase made out there. Believe it or not, this is the fastest and the easiest way to pay at Starbucks so far. All you need to do is just enter the Starbucks card number and your iPhone will function as the Starbucks Card.

What’s more, there is also an option for finding job opportunities with Starbucks.

The app details are:

Platform : iOS 4.0 or later
Price : Free

TAT7 Scuba Case for iPhone®: For Hassle-Free beaching

Do you own an iPhone and really pamper it? But what you usually do with your iPhone when you go to a beach with your mates? Most of the time, you leave your pampered device in the car dashboard for that unstoppable fun on the beach. If you really miss capturing those unforgettable moments with your iPhone then here is something that can settle your desires.

The TAT7 Scuba Case for iPhone can secure your device even under the sea. This fantastic case has the water-resistant capability of up to 30 meters depth (around 100 feet). It is made up of transparent polycarbonate and has two gaskets that do not allow the water to enter into the case.

With three buttons available on the TAT7 Scuba Case, you can click photos and shoot videos. The case is available at a price of $84.95. So, if you really love your iPhone then $84.95 will not be a big deal.

Your iPhone® will be an Ultimate Currency Conversion Tool Now

Do you keep a calculator handy to convert the currency rates but still end up with utter confusion? Try something new. Use the XE Currency convertor application to convert 180+ currencies on the go. The calculator is simple to use, comprising over 1 million downloads.

You can have a look at live currency exchange rates for over 180+ currencies, along with the metal commodity rates and all this on your iPhone. The rates of XE are trusted and recognized. The USP of the app is that you can calculate the prices even in the remotest of areas since the last rates are stored on your iPhone. Moreover, you can even view the currency charts for all the currency pairs for up to a year. You also have the freedom to customize your settings and to reset the rates; all you need to do is shake your iPhone.

If share market is your cup of tea, then the XE Currency app is a must have to make your conversion task easier and simpler. Download it from iTunes AppStore.

Developers: By XE.com

Category: Business/Travel

Platform: Compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

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iPhone® Remote for your BF

Are you always struggling to understand and comprehend your completely non-understandable boyfriend? Well, most of us are sailing in the same boat and there seems to be no respite from it either. But hey! Wait a sec. Actually there is! With the different miracles that tech can do nowadays, it has sorted this dilemma as well. Welcome one of the hottest apps for 2012; ‘Boyfriend Remote.’

This is for all you maidens who have a boyfriend with mood swings. If you ever wanted to control him fully, here’s a iPhone tool that will help you. With this app, your wish becomes his command.

Here’s how it works. Whenever you push any button, a sexy voice will tell him about the button you pressed and he will get his instruction for the next task. Your iPhone will be the genie’s lamp and guess what; you can use this tool for not only making demands from your guy but also push him to forget about beer and football.

Sounds like a must have app isn’t it? Go ahead and get it. The exciting part about the app is that you do not have to shell a single penny for all this since the app is available for almost free($0.99). You can download Boyfriend Remote from iTunes Appstore.

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Developers: All Things Remote

Platform: Requires iOS 4.0 or later

Cost: $0.99

Category: Entertainment

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Bill Tracker for your iPhone®

Managing all your utility bills isn’t an easy job. Are you finding it difficult to handle all your bills from credit card to mobile phone to car payment and to electricity? Don’t worry. Here’s a perfect solution for you, a package that will track the entire information of all your bills and make sure they are paid well in time. Snap Tap brings you the Bill Tracker App, which will help you track all the detailed information regarding each bill like the amount due, due date and payment confirmation. Now, you will not miss out on your bill payment since the app will assist you in making the payment of bills hassle free.

Bill Tracker will not only store the entire information in your handheld device, it will even help you create recurring bills and remind you of their due date. You can also use the currency of your preference. The best thing is that your data is stored safely with a pass code. The app is the best in its category and is used to effectively manage bills by merely using the iPhone.

Here’s a quick download on some of the prominent features of the app:

• Create recurring bills
• Track each bill’s information
• Get timely alerts and track information about each bill from due dates to payment confirmation
• Data is safe with a pass code
• Use any currency mode
• Check the history of each and every transaction

You can download Bill Tracker from iTunes Appstore. The app is your perfect pal that makes your bill payment task easier.

Developers: Snap Tap
Platform: compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Cost: $ 1.99
Category: Finance

Book a table for two from your iPhone®

Planning to go out for dinner but there’s no time to book a table? Confused about which restaurant to choose? Don’t worry! OpenTable App for iPhone is here to take care of all your worries. The power-packed app will help you make table reservations in any of the 15,000 restaurants available and that too for free. With OpenTable, no matter whether you are in the United States, the United Kingdom or Canada, booking a table at your favorite restaurant cannot be more hassle-free.

All you need to mention is the date, timing, number of people and the restaurant address. The list of available tables will be presented to you and hence, it will become even more convenient to get the table booked. The additional benefits that come with the app include location-based maps, menu, and price list so that you can also take care of your budget. OpenTable offers free, confirmed and quick reservations and it also helps you earn Dining Reward Points that are redeemable for Dining Cheques at any of the OpenTable restaurants. You can also invite your dining companions through e-mail. Booking a table in your favorite restaurant was never so easy. OpenTable is a must have tool for all you foodies out there.

OpenTable has been included by Time Magazine in “50 essential travel tips.” You can download the free app from iTunes Appstore .

Developers: By OpenTable, Inc
Platform: Compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.
Cost: Free
Category: Travel

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