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Apple Card: The fine print Tim Cook didn’t mention

Apple Card: The fine print Tim Cook didn’t mention

Apple Card is a credit card that exists as a physical card with details on an iPhone. Today Apple showed the Apple Card for the first time ever - and made a pretty convincing case for how the card could be better than any other credit card. The Apple Card launches later this year, and we'll know more about how you'll attain said card then. For now, we're digging in to the details posted by Apple - especially where said details did not appear onstage today at Apple's event.

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The physical Apple Card is a thing of beauty

The physical Apple Card is a thing of beauty

Even though you'll mostly be using Apple's new credit card digitally through Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, there will still be times when you'll need to use a physical card. Though it probably pains Apple to say it, worldwide support for Apple Pay isn't quite to 100% yet. In addition to adding your Apple Card to your Wallet as soon as you're approved for one, Apple will also send you a physical card to use in those instances where Apple Pay isn't supported, and it looks quite a bit different from most other credit cards out there.

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How Apple Card will replace your credit card

How Apple Card will replace your credit card

Back before today's Apple reveal event, an interesting rumor made the rounds, claiming that Apple was going to launch a credit card of its own. As it turns out, that rumor was correct, as Tim Cook just announced a new service called Apple Card. There's a lot to this announcement, so let's dive into all that Apple reveal today.

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Apple credit card could be next services conquest

Apple credit card could be next services conquest

For quite some time now, Apple has been looking to reduce its reliance on device sales by making money in other ways, particularly through fee-based services. Some of those, like Apple Music and iCloud, already exist and seem to be making Apple a decent chunk of change. Apple also seems to be gearing up to offer magazine subscriptions through Apple News and is rumored to be creating a streaming video service, but it may not stop there.

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Coinbase Warning: Check your bank account NOW [UPDATE]

Coinbase Warning: Check your bank account NOW [UPDATE]

Over the past week a number of banks and credit card companies issued Bitcoin sales brands like Coinbase to switch their MCC code. As a result, loads of cash have begun moving with little to no notice from said banks to Coinbase customers. In addition, it would appear that Coinbase users are having errors in which their accounts are charged multiple times for the same transaction, resulting in hundreds or thousands of dollars gone missing. We recommend you take action immediately.

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OnePlus credit card payments suspended pending investigation

OnePlus credit card payments suspended pending investigation

OnePlus may have survived 2017 largely unscathed, but it has started the new year with a thunderous flop. Users everywhere have reported getting fraudulent credit card transactions after they used that same card to purchase something from OnePlus’ online store. While OnePlus is still investigating the incident, it has temporarily stopped accepting credit card payments to put a halt to the reports. Unfortunately, nothing can be done to save those already affected.

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Hilton credit card data breach settlement includes a $700,000 fee

Hilton credit card data breach settlement includes a $700,000 fee

In order to settle a probe into a pair of credit card data breaches that affected some of its guests a couple years back, Hilton Worldwide Holdings will pay a $700,000 fee and also work to improve its security to help ensure future incidents don't occur. The settlement was announced by the attorneys general for Vermont and New York in a statement earlier today.

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Sony’s PlayStation credit card offers tempting rewards for PS4 fans

Sony’s PlayStation credit card offers tempting rewards for PS4 fans

There's a lot of PlayStation-branded stuff out there, and today that group grows just a little bit bigger with the introduction of the new PlayStation credit card. Yes, if you're a die-hard PlayStation fan, this could indeed be the credit card for you. In fact, Sony's trying to tempt you to sign up with a significant amount of credit to the PlayStation Store.

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Equifax data breach: The shocking security just got worse

Equifax data breach: The shocking security just got worse

Another Equifax portal was found to be negligent in keeping up with security protocol this week. This portal was discovered by Hold Security LLC, which found a new online portal for Equifax employees to manage credit report disputes (with personal info inside). This portal was guarded only by a single name/password digital doorway whose name and password were both "admin".

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Plastc burns backers for $9m as smart credit card is declined

Plastc burns backers for $9m as smart credit card is declined

Three years ago the folks at Plastc came together to make a smart credit card - now that dream is over. A note sent to potential users, investors, and everyone in-between, was sent out this week. This note spoke about how not only would Plastc not be dolling out smart credit cards, they'd be filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy as well. This means that the money is gone, and the party is over.

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EMV Chip and PIN just suffered another huge setback in the US

EMV Chip and PIN just suffered another huge setback in the US

An announcement from VISA suggested that Chip and PIN technology in fuel pumps will be delayed for several years. The original U.S. Automatic Fuel Dispenser EMV activation date for VISA for gas stations throughout the United States was set for October 1, 2017. That date has now been pushed to October 1, 2020.

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Westin, Marriott, and Hyatt hotels hit with payment malware

Westin, Marriott, and Hyatt hotels hit with payment malware

HEI Hotels has issued a notice alerting its customers about a credit card breach. The company first became aware of the issue when its bank card processor told it there was a possible security issue at play. HEI Hotels initiated what it says was an “extensive forensic investigation,” which turned up malware installed on payment processing systems at certain hotels. The current list of affected locations includes hotels under the Marriott, Hyatt, and Westin chains, among others.

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