mobile payments

Apple Pay v Samsung Pay v Android Pay: Smartwatch payments fight it out

How do the different services compare? Mobile payments are no longer the future – they’re now – but the question, of course, is which is

​The best wearable payment devices : Put the bank card down and pay with your body

Wearables aren’t just for showing smartphone notifications and tracking your fitness (or lack of it): a growing number of them are adding contactless payments to

10 Reasons the iPhone Beats Android

I like Android phones. But when most friends and family ask me what phone to buy, I tend to recommend the iPhone over Android. Here’s

Sony A7S II Review

Introduction The Sony A7S II is a new 35mm full-frame compact system camera with a 12.2 megapixel sensor that provides an incredible ISO range of

Canon PowerShot G5 X Review

Introduction The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor and a fast lens. The metal-bodied G5

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Review : Breakthrough Durability

THE GOOD Shatterproof display Rich quad-HD AMOLED screen Customizable design Fast charging and long battery life Speedy performance Loud speakers THE BAD A bit thick

Jawbone Up4 Review: Smart Coach, Dumb Price

THE GOOD Smart Coach gives good advice Colorful, informative app Works with large number of third-party apps THE BAD Can’t check heart rate continuously Expensive

LG Nexus 5X review: Google’s triumphant return to smaller, cheaper phones

While the Nexus 6 received plenty of praise when it debuted last year, it also got its fair share of flack. Why? Because it was

Swatch’s new non-smart watch does mobile payments in China

Traditional watch makers have not been so eager to jump head on into the smartwatch buzz but the advancement of mobile payment might be giving

Samsung Gear S2 hands-on: Tizen teaches Android Wear circles

    Samsung’s no stranger to the smartwatch, but it’s taken the arrival of the Gear S2 for it to finally embrace circular displays. There

Samsung Gear S2 details released in full [UPDATE: more images]

Three versions of Samsung’s newest smartwatch, the Gear S2, have been revealed today. Each of the three, the Samsung Gear S2, Gear S2 classic, and

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Review

As big as a Note 5, and arguably the most eye-catching smartphone in Samsung’s line-up, the Galaxy S6 edge+ is hard to ignore. Curved AMOLED,

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

Big, clever, and finally beautiful: the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has come of age. Heir to the phablet empire Samsung itself created, the Note 5

Android Pay launch this week tips McDonald’s leak

Android Pay looks set to launch this week, with leaks from fast food retailer McDonald’s tipping August 26 for the public switch-on of Google’s mobile

New Nexus phones 2015 UK release date, price, specification and new feature rumours: Huawei Nexus 6 and LG Nexus 5 renders show matching features

Google unveils a new Nexus phone every year, and in 2015 we’re expecting two new devices with 5.2- and 5.7in screens. We examine the UK release

Verizon is still ‘evaluating’ support for Samsung Pay

We hope you weren’t planning to use your Verizon-badged Galaxy S6 or Note 5 withSamsung Pay on September 28th… you might be disappointed. Big Red

OnePlus 2 review: a worthy sequel, flaws and all

I don’t envy the team at OnePlus. After shipping a smartphone that made us rethink what we could get — nay, what we deserved —

Have 80% of Apple Watch owners used Apple Pay?

Today a study has been released in which Apple Pay appears to be being used by 80% of all Apple Watch users. Carried out by

Why Apple Pay faces an uphill battle in Australia

Since Apple CEO Tim Cook first announced the launch of Apple Pay in September last year, iFans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the

Samsung launches 2 big screen devices to rival iPhone

Samsung has unveiled an even bigger version of its flagship curved screen smartphone together with a new “phablet,” as it bets on larger displays to

Retailers’ Apple Pay rival is ready for testing, three years later

Merchant Customer Exchange is an alliance of several of the US’ biggest retailers and restaurants, including Wal-Mart and Target, aimed at bringing mobile payments under

New Samsung Gear watches are coming — here’s what they need to succeed

Like them or hate them, you have to give credit to the Samsung Gear watches. All six of them, actually. In a flurry between Fall

Apple Pay launches in Britain as last major hold-out bank gives in

Apple introduced mobile payments in Britain on Tuesday, hoping to make a splash with consumers familiar with using cards for tap-and-go purchases, as resistance from

Apple Pay Launched in the UK, With Hiccups

Apple introduced mobile payments in Britain on Tuesday, hoping to make a splash with consumers familiar with using cards for tap-and-go purchases, as resistance from

Samsung Pay won’t be coming until September

There might be a small hiccup in Samsung’s mobile payment plans. Originally intended to launch next month, company EVP Rhee In Jong revealed in an

Android Pay hands-on: Google wants your money

Android Pay is coming, and it’s impressively streamlined compared to the overly-complicated and feature-bulging Google Wallet. Officially revealed alongside Android M at Google I/O today,