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HSBC and its internet banking subsidiary First Direct are now supporting Apple Pay, meaning customers of either bank can now add their debit or credit card to the Passbook app for mobile payments.
HSBC was due to be in the first batch of banks supporting Apple Pay when it went live on 14 July. However, the bank was not ready in time to offer support, and instead went for a rollout date of 28 July.
We've been trying out the mobile payment system to see how easy it is to use, and whether it really has the ability to be a game-changer in our move towards a cashless society.
Apple and Samsung are losing ground in the tablet market, analyst outfit IDC has revealed, and Huawei, Lenovo and LG are picking up the slack.
IDC's second-quarter figures reveal that the overall tablet market declined seven percent year over year, marking the third consecutive fall. Apple and Samsung were the worst hit.
Smartwatch technology is facing its first major security hurdle after a new study published by HP identified major vulnerabilities in 10 of the top brands.
The study revealed flaws in the cloud-based systems that smartwatches use to store data, a lack of sufficient user authentication and data that is open to exploitation by hackers.
The report comes as the smartphone market is growing rapidly. Around 6.8 million smartwatches were sold worldwide in 2014, dominated largely by Samsung, but the release of the Apple Watch has seen a dramatic increase in adoption.
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