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Apple Pay: ‘Hey, Siri, get me a Goldman Sachs mortgage’

News Apple may work with Goldman Sachs to launch credit services via Apple Pay shouldn’t surprise anyone — technology is transforming the entire financial system as your iPhone becomes more than a wallet. Apple Pay plus We don’t know much about what’s being planned. We’re told it is an Apple Pay-branded credit card of some kind, though I doubt we ... Read More »

BJ’s baffling mobile right-swipe machine-learning move

When BJ’s Wholesale Club on Thursday (May 3) said that it would leverage artificial intelligence machine learning in its mobile app, it joined the crowded club of companies boasting machine-learning capabilities while remaining vague on the details. But the 215-store chain — operating in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South ... Read More »

WWDC: Up next — What to expect in iOS 12

Apple’s WWDC developer conference takes place next month. Here’s a quick run-down of the latest speculation surrounding iOS 12 — the next iPhone, iPad OS upgrade. When stable gets sexy Whispers earlier this year claimed Apple plans to focus on stability in the release. If that’s true, it means we shouldn’t expect too much in the way of all-new features ... Read More »

WWDC: Up next: What to expect in iOS 12

Apple’s WWDC developer conference takes place next month. Here’s a quick run-down of the latest speculation surrounding iOS 12, the next iPhone, iPad OS upgrade. When stable gets sexy Whispers earlier this year claimed Apple plans to focus on stability in the release. If that’s true, it means we shouldn’t expect too much in the way of all-new features but ... Read More »

Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Apple’s Siri virtual assistant is the best-known out there. Amazon dominates the home virtual-assistant appliance market with its Echo line. But the early leaders rarely end up the market winners. Just a dozen years ago, the dominant mobile phone makers were Nokia and BlackBerry, and tech pundits were certain they’d be clobbered by Palm. Apple didn’t have a phone. Most ... Read More »

Has a U.K. company figured out how to fix the loyalty problem with its mobile banking app?

One of the longest-running retail problems involves loyalty points and gift cards and the fact that shoppers tend to either forget about them or find them too much of a hassle to redeem. An unredeemed reward is one that offers no incentives and changes no behavior. Gift card exchange sites were an attempt to address the problem, but shoppers still ... Read More »

Has a U.K. company figured out how to fix the loyalty problem with its mobile banking app?

One of the longest-running retail problems involves loyalty points and gift cards and the fact that shoppers tend to either forget about them or find them too much of a hassle to redeem. An unredeemed reward is one that offers no incentives and changes no behavior. Gift card exchange sites were an attempt to address the problem, but shoppers still ... Read More »

Has a U.K. company figured out how to fix the loyalty problem with its mobile banking app?

One of the longest-running retail problems involves loyalty points and gift cards and the fact that shoppers tend to either forget about them or find them too much of a hassle to redeem. An unredeemed reward is one that offers no incentives and changes no behavior. Gift card exchange sites were an attempt to address the problem, but shoppers still ... Read More »

11 Apple numbers you need to learn today

Apple’s decades-long victory over FUD, fiction, and so-called “insiders” continued once again during its most recent financial call, when reports claiming the end times for iPhone were proved, once again, to be clickbait fantasy. Time for alternative facts When I use the expression “alternative facts,” I’m not finding some dystopian way to rebrand lies, but taking a factual approach to ... Read More »

Apple’s 2018 iPad, a review

I use my 9.7-inch iPad Pro a lot, so when Apple introduced its entry-level 2018 iPad with Apple Pencil support, I knew I had to try it out. I’ve been using the new model this month, and I wanted to share the biggest thing I’ve noticed about it, which is: Nothing “Nothing, Jonny, really?” You heard me right. I have ... Read More »

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