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CVS now accepts Google Pay and other NFC payments

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

In the early days of NFC payments, nearly every store with the proper terminals supported Google Wallet and other contactless systems. However, many retailers later shut off support for NFC, insisting customers use alternative platforms (like 'CurrentC') or apps they made themselves (like Walmart Pay).

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CVS now accepts Google Pay and other NFC payments was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

PayPal integration with Google Pay is rolling out in Germany

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Google Pay has come a long way in the last few years, with tons of banks and financial institutions now supported in many countries. An integration with PayPal was also announced last year, giving users even greater options, but it's only been available in the US. If you live in Germany, you'll be pleased to hear it's now rolling out to you too.

As reported by Caschys Blog (auf Deutsch), some users are seeing a new option to add PayPal to their Google Pay accounts.

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PayPal integration with Google Pay is rolling out in Germany was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Yubico launches new YubiKey 5 Series 2FA keys, supports passwordless FIDO2 and NFC

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Yubico, one of the more well-known names in two-factor hardware security keys, has just revealed its new YubiKey 5 Series: four new keys that all support FIDO2, and a big USB-A model that does NFC. The new keys look almost exactly like their counterparts in the old YubiKey 4 Series, with the same durable designs for both USB-A and USB-C keys.

Two-factor hardware security keys used to be the purview of system administrators and high-value account executives, but they're rapidly becoming more common at the consumer level.

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Yubico launches new YubiKey 5 Series 2FA keys, supports passwordless FIDO2 and NFC was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Pay arrives in Italy, supports 7 banks

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Google Pay's expansion across the world continues in Italy. Seven banks are available from the outset, so if you're a member of one of them, just add your Maestro, Mastercard, or Visa card to the app and you're good to go.

Here are the seven banks:

  • Nexi (and partner banks)
  • Widiba
  • Banca Mediolanum
  • Boon
  • HYPE
  • N26
  • Revolut

Whether it's a credit, debit, or prepaid card, it should work with Google Pay.

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Google Pay arrives in Italy, supports 7 banks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s hardware 2FA Titan Security Keys available starting today for $50 at the Google Store

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

If you're conscious of your own digital security in the modern era, then odds are you use two/multi-factor authentication to secure your more important accounts, but not all methods are equal. If you're especially concerned — or especially "high value" in security terms — hardware-based keys are the better choice, as they offer additional protections against things like phishing attacks. And starting today, those invested heavily into Google's ecosystem can pick up the previously announced Titan Security Keys over on the Google Store.

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Google's hardware 2FA Titan Security Keys available starting today for $50 at the Google Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Skagen Falster 2 brings NFC, GPS, and heart rate tracking to the company’s minimal Wear OS smartwatch

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

When it was announced at CES 2018, Skagen's Falster watch was one of the prettiest and most minimalist Wear OS watches to date. In my review of it, I liked the design but criticized some hardware decisions, like the lack of NFC, GPS, and heart rate monitoring. All three features have been added to the new Falster 2, which has just been announced.

The Falster 2 builds on the missteps of the original model by integrating NFC for on-the-go mobile payments with Google Pay, onboard GPS tracking without the need for a connected smartphone, and heart-rate monitoring.

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Skagen Falster 2 brings NFC, GPS, and heart rate tracking to the company's minimal Wear OS smartwatch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google to sell its own hardware 2FA solution, the Titan Security Key

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Google is in full-on enterprise announcement mode, today being the second of three days dedicated to its business-centric Cloud Next conference. One interesting tidbit that's been making the rounds (independently of an announcement at the event itself, so far) is some new security hardware Google plans on selling in its store. This isn't anything so glamorous as a new phone, tablet, or Chromebook, though: They're a pair of hardware 2FA security keys.

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Google to sell its own hardware 2FA solution, the Titan Security Key was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Bluetooth section and NFC toggle in Android P DP4 moved to ‘Connection preferences’ settings submenu

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

One of the more minor additions to the previous Android P DP3 release was a series of Bluetooth changes, including an aptly descriptive "Previously connected devices" section and a reorganization for the Bluetooth toggle into its own Bluetooth section. Now DP4 has further reorganized both that Bluetooth subsection and the NFC toggle into the "Connection preferences" subsection.

 

"Connected devices" section in settings on DP3 (left) and DP4 (right).

It's not a terribly drastic change, but the relocation does bring a degree of consistency to the placement of both toggles.

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Bluetooth section and NFC toggle in Android P DP4 moved to 'Connection preferences' settings submenu was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Express now lets you add NFC-enabled cards with a tap

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

A new feature has cropped up in the Google Express app: the ability to tap NFC-enabled credit cards to phones to add them as payment methods. Doing so will automatically populate the card number and expiration date fields, but you’ll still have to add the security code manually.

During checkout, an NFC button now appears in the “add new card” menu. A cute little drawing in Google’s trademark colorful style explains the process, which is pretty straightforward.

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Google Express now lets you add NFC-enabled cards with a tap was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung Pay officially launches in Mexico

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Samsung Pay launched in South Korea back in 2015, then expanded into the US, China, and more for a total of 19 official markets before today. Now, Samsung adds number 20: Mexico. You may be thinking, "didn't that already happen?" Well, apparently the appearance of the landing page last November was not the full launch.

In late November 2017, we spotted the Samsung Pay site for Mexico. There was a registration page, but you had to be accepted before getting access to Samsung Pay.

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Samsung Pay officially launches in Mexico was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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