Apple Pay is the most tried and most used mobile wallet

Apple Pay is the most tried and most used mobile wallet

The percentage of global point of sale transactions occurring through contactless payments — accounted for about 15% of transactions this year — will grow to 53% within five years, according to a new POS [point-of-sale] study from Juniper Research. What’s more, according to research by Pymnts , which covers the payments and commerce markets, Apple Pay had the highest usage rate among those who could use contactless payment for a transaction. 

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Creaceed's Prizmo 3 Scanning App for Mac: 40% off for a short time

Creaceed's Prizmo 3 Scanning App for Mac: 40% off for a short time

Scanning software is great, but it's worthless if you can't actually search or edit the text that's on a scanned document. That's where optical character recognition (OCR) comes in, and for years one of the best solutions out there for Mac has been Prizmo from Creaceed. This week in the Apple World Today Deals Shop we have Prizmo 3 on sale at 40% off -- that's just $29.99 for the Standard package and $39.99 (actually 46% off list price) for the Pro version.

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Apple wants your Mac and iPad to serve as your ‘lifestyle companion system’

Apple wants your Mac and iPad to serve as your ‘lifestyle companion system’

Forget the “personal digital assistant” (that would be Apple’s Siri, of course). The tech giant wants your Mac to serve as your “lifestyle companion system.” The company has been granted a patent for “systems and methods for providing audio and visual cues via a portable electronic device.” 

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Apple among the top five global smart speaker companies based on expected HomePod sales

Apple among the top five global smart speaker companies based on expected HomePod sales

Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global smart speaker market report that covers a time period through 2021. Apple’s on the list. Since the tech giant doesn’t make smart speakers, I’m assuming that the company makes the list based on expected sales of the HomePod when it debuts.

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Movie studios, Apple discussing ways to offer digital film rentals shortly after the theater release

Movie studios, Apple discussing ways to offer digital film rentals shortly after the theater release

Movie studios such as Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are “pressing on” in discussions with Apple and Comcast Corp. on ways to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters, reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.” Naturally, owners of theater chains aren’t happy about this.

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