Earlier today, Microsoft released the Wallet 2.0 app to Insiders on the Fast ring. Now, the firm has formally announced the tap to pay feature, also publishing a video to show it off.
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While Microsoft still hasn't made any formal announcements about it, NFC tap to pay is now available for Windows 10 Mobile Insiders on the Fast ring. The update is available for the Wallet app.
Another week has passed, and as usual, we round up the most important news bits from the world of Windows apps, from the most significant updates and new arrivals, to exciting new things to come.
NFC Tap to Pay functionality looks set to be enabled for Windows 10 Mobile in the forthcoming Anniversary Update, supported by a significantly improved version of the crippled Wallet app.
Microsoft is planning to overhaul its Wallet app for Windows 10 Mobile. The app will also have new features, such as the ability to change colors, scan barcodes, and add membership and loyalty cards.
The Bitcoin wallet - Electrum - has now come to the Android platform with a newly crafted UI. The app is still based on the desktop app making the two compatible. An iOS version will come soon.
Target in early development stages of mobile "wallet" pay system that would put the company in direct competition with tech giants such as Apple and Samsung.
Isis, the mobile payment system which launched last year, has announced that they will rebrand and change their name to avoid similarities with the militant Jihadist group of the same name.
A new report from inside sources at Google says the company is looking to launch its Wallet payments system on Google Glass. There's no official info yet but the launch may come very soon.
Google seems to be curious about bitcoin. Some e-mails that were made public show the company is looking at ways of supporting the digital currency and integrating it into their payments services.
Google announced the availability of Google Wallet prepaid debit card today which lets users perform transactions directly using their online balance without the need of a compatible smartphone.
A new service from Google, Helpouts, allows users to find and offer help via video chat for a multitude of situations. Those offering help will get paid for their time and expertise.
Google is to add functionality for transferring money to friends via Wallet and its most popular non-search service, Gmail. The concept should make moving money between people easier than ever.
Microsoft Research is testing a mobile payment method that takes a new different approach. It combines Bluetooth and Kinect for facial recognition and the customer doesn't have to do anything.
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Google is testing a new email signup page where it will ask the user to enter their credit card information to also create a Google Wallet account.
Researchers at security firm Zvelo discovered that Google Wallet PINs can be cracked through brute force methods - though only on rooted Android devices.
Verizon has sent out an official statement on Google Wallet and states that the current information about it blocking Google Wallet is false.
Nexus S users can now use Google Wallet, the company's first "tap and go" payment solution if they're on the Sprint network. The technology uses NFC and will soon support most major credit cards.
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