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Leather and denim Apple Card cleaning guide goes viral

Leather and denim Apple Card cleaning guide goes viral

The "titanium Apple Card" is a physical object to which Apple has affixed its name - as such, it's subject to Apple's industrial design scrutiny. Apple's history with design suggests the company almost always takes care to scrutinize every detail in any product they sell - from the hardware to the software to the packaging and the in-store experience. With the Apple Card, it would seem that lengths to which Apple went to create a top-notch experience got a little... funny.

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Your Titanium Apple Card might need a screen protector

Your Titanium Apple Card might need a screen protector

The Apple Card is revolutionary in many senses. Unlike its rivals in the tech market, Apple has jumped in fully to become almost a financial institution itself. But also unlike most in the credit card market, its focus on privacy and simplicity is reflected in the card's nondescript exterior. That plain white design, however, may have come at the price of longevity and reliability, requiring a lot of care to keep it looking pristine and clean.

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WhatsApp monetization is here

WhatsApp monetization is here

Evidence suggests WhatsApp is nearing an age in which advertisements and services with businesses will become a reality. Most WhatsApp users take advantage of the services offered by WhatsApp without paying any sort of dues whatsoever to its parent company Facebook. Income history and the impending launch of several WhatsApp brand-oriented services suggest that Facebook will change the way in which the chat app does business. Today we discuss why we're approaching some of the biggest changes in WhatsApp's decade of history.

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Apple Card now available to everyone in the US

Apple Card now available to everyone in the US

After launching on a limited scale earlier in the month, the Apple Card is now available to all users in the US. Of course, you'll need an iPhone if you want to sign up for the card, but assuming you do, you can open up the Wallet app and apply for a card today.

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Delete Revolut right now, because of this guy

Delete Revolut right now, because of this guy

This is the way startups work, you'll hear them say, you sign up and expect to work this way. Except when you're a company that suggests you "believe in power of people" and "love the game" - you're not making a change in the world, you're simply moving the suffering from one group of people to another, and profiting in the meantime. That's what it would very much appear is happening with the working culture over at Revolut - and they're not alone.

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Apple Card release date is today for some users

Apple Card release date is today for some users

One of the more surprising reveals from Apple in recent memory came back in March, when the company got up on stage at one of its press conferences and announced that it's getting into the personal finance game. Apple revealed that it had partnered with Goldman Sachs to offer the Apple Card - a credit card designed to work with Apple Pay and Wallet. Today, some users are getting the opportunity to apply for the card, but a full roll out is still further out.

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Samsung Pay Touch turns some phones into PoS machines

Samsung Pay Touch turns some phones into PoS machines

Although it was late to the game, Samsung had a distinct advantage with Samsung Pay. Its MST technology allowed its mobile payment system to be compatible with both the newer NFC-based terminals as well as the traditional swipe-based machines. Despite that, it doesn't get as much attention or news coverage compared to the likes of Apple Pay or even Google Pay. It seems that Samsung is now trying to change that by turning the tables, turning any compatible phone into a Samsung Pay point of sale terminal.

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Capital One hack affects over 100 million people in the US and Canada

Capital One hack affects over 100 million people in the US and Canada

It hasn't even been a week since Equifax settled with the FTC over a massive data breach in 2017, another major financial institution has reported a hacking incident that has just as massive a reach. Capital One is now disclosing that it just suffered a "data security incident" and while it assures that the perpetrator has been apprehended and that the stolen data has unlikely been used at this point, the amount of data pilfered will still strike fear and concern among affected customers.

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Apple Card release date might be right around the corner

Apple Card release date might be right around the corner

Back in March, Apple surprised us all when it announced that it would be getting into the personal finance game. The company has teamed up with Goldman Sachs to create the Apple Card, a credit card that features deep integration with iPhone and Apple Wallet as one of its big selling points. At the time, Apple only said that the card would be available at some point this summer, but today, a new report is claiming that launch might be just around the corner.

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Former NASA intern’s $2M find: Old tapes and history

Former NASA intern’s $2M find: Old tapes and history

So you're the sort of person that buys odd things at auctions, and you've been called a hoarder, yes? Imagine one day that purchase of a bunch of old AMPEX Video Tapes turned out to be a valuable forgotten buy. That's what happened to Gary George, a former NASA intern who in 1976 purchased a bunch of reels at a government auction.

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Toys R Us re-opens with the future of retail in play

Toys R Us re-opens with the future of retail in play

At less than a third of the size of previously standard Toys 'R' Us store, the new locations might feel unfamiliar. It won't feel particularly familiar to the original customers of the mega-massive toy store chain, anyway. But what the new, more compact locations lack in size will be more than made up for with a modern retail cool factor. That's the aim, now that Tru Kids Brands (owners of Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us brands) are partnered up with the group called b8ta.

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FTC fines Facebook $5b, stock bolts upward

FTC fines Facebook $5b, stock bolts upward

Yes, you read that right, Facebook stock just surged - upward - after the FTC announced that they'd sent a $5-billion fine to the company. That's the biggest fine the FTC's ever demanded of a tech company - but it's the equivalent of next-to-nothing for the social networking site and mega-brand. Let's do the math on this - Facebook made approximately 55,838-million USD in revenue in 2018. A fine of 5-billion is... not particularly damaging.

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