How to Get Apple Pay on the Web

As it stands today, Apple Pay works in 2 environments:

  1. Physical retail via NFC “tap to pay”
  2. In-app via the iOS Apple Pay API

These are a great start, and they take care of a lot of the transactions that people make on a regular basis, but there’s one area that isn’t covered: the web.

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Why Truly Standalone Apps are Android Wear 2’s Biggest New Feature

I’m a well-known lover of smart watches, especially the Apple Watch. And while I think Pebble is doing good work in the smart watch space, Android Wear has never really impressed me that much. The hardware looked really bad and the software was way too limited. But Google just had their I/O developer conference and I took some time to really dig into what Google is doing with Android Wear 2.0.

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Microsoft to Have More Powerful Xbox One…Next Year

Last month saw rumors of a new PlayStation console coming this fall, and now we’re starting to hear rumblings that Microsoft is also getting into the new console game a little earlier than many of us were expecting. Kotaku first broke the news yesterday, indicating that Microsoft will be unveiling not one, n=but two new Xboxes at E3 next month.

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On Pebble’s New Lineup

Let me get this out of the way up front: I like Pebble a lot. I don’t use one currently because the Apple Watch has taken over all the jobs I used my Pebble for, but I still think they make good products and they are absolutely the best wearables for a certain group of people right now. The company likes to compare themselves to Swatch, and the comparison is apt. They’re not making a super fancy $400+ smart watch, they’re making a fun, affordable smart watch that is just a little off the mainstream.

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No One Will Ever Need More Than 16GB of Storage

You know how we always hear those quotes from people saying “who would ever need more than ___ of XYZ?” and just laugh? Did somebody at Apple say that once and it’s treated as fact? 9to5Mac has some rumors on the new iPhone 7 Plus.

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Alfred 3 Review: More Power Than Ever

There are few apps on my Mac that I find as indispensable as Alfred. In terms of apps that help me get my work done, it’s right up there with Photoshop, Atom, and Ulysses in letting me be as productive as I need to be. This is why when I saw earlier in the week that developer Running with Crayons had released version 3 into the world, I went to their website and paid for the update before even looking at what new features were in the release. I trust this developer, and I’m extremely happy to say they delivered with this excellent release.

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One Size Software Does Not Fit All

I got into a small debate last night on Twitter about how I use Apple News and why I don’t think it’s a good RSS reader for my use case. Earlier in the day, MacRumors posted a rumor that Apple is working on a feature that will like you unlock your Mac with TouchID on your iPhone. This is precisely what the great app MacID does, and could be trouble for that app’s future.

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Television Time: Keep up to date with your favorite shows and discover new ones (sponsor)

Television Time is a great television show tracker for iPhone, and I’m happy to have the app as a sponsor this month. The app gets you in the door with a beautiful design and keeps you with some killer features that just work. Even if this app wasn’t a sponsor, I’d tell you to go out and buy it.

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Google Didn’t Win Over this Apple Fan at I/O 2016

Each year’s Google I/O is a tough time for me. I’m an iOS user, and have been for many years, but Google’s big annual developer conference always gets me thinking maybe I should switch to the other side. They show off this cool technology that makes me think “whoa that’s amazing, Apple isn’t doing anything like that!” I hadn’t seen the news right away and saw this tweet go by and it got me pumped:

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