Google Wallet has just expanded its coverage to virtually the entire world of Android phones.
Announced Tuesday by Google, the new Wallet app no longer is limited to phones outfitted with NFC. As a result, the app is compatible with any phone running Android 2.3 or higher.
The new version also allows you to securely send money to any US resident with an e-mail address. You can freely send money from your bank account or Google Wallet balance or pay a slight premium to tap into funds from a linked credit or debit card. After you've sent money … Read more
Being careless with your wallet or purse is an easy way to have your cash -- and your identity -- stolen. Here's a smart wallet that will tell you when items have been removed or not been returned promptly.
Ping is a minimalist aluminum case for your ducats, debit cards, and credit cards that links to your phone and alerts you in case of theft or loss.
Google has confirmed a flaw in Android's operating system, which could make Bitcoin digital wallets vulnerable to theft.
Android security engineer Alex Klyubin penned a blog post on Wednesday outlining the root cause of the vulnerability.
"We have now determined that applications which use the Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) for key generation, signing, or random number generation may not receive cryptographically strong values on Android devices due to improper initialization of the underlying PRNG," Klyubin wrote. "Applications that directly invoke the system-provided OpenSSL PRNG without explicit initialization on Android are also affected."
The flaw was … Read more
DocWallet document lock box uses hybrid encryption and SSL secure connection to securely transfer and sync your files between devices while allowing you easy access from any location. The app achieves additional security with its password protection option.
DocWallet downloads directly to your iTunes, and requires you to authorize your device. Since this is an app for iPad you will need to download an additional application for your Mac from the official Web site. Once installed on your Mac, the app opens to a well-designed interface offering smooth transitions between windows and options. You will have options to link with … Read more
aWallet Password Manager effectively creates an impenetrable storage area that houses all of your most sensitive passwords and banking information. This application protects your information in two ways. Web site passwords, credit card numbers, and bank account numbers are stored in an encrypted hidden file that can only be accessed through the application, itself. The second way that the files are protected is the immediate deletion of the file following multiple unsuccessful attempts to log in to the application.
The program combines an easy-to-use interface with the latest in encryption technology. The installation takes a few minutes and is very … Read more
Square Wallet, the mobile app that lets users pay for goods at thousands of retailers, got a major facelift Thursday.
Version 3.0 of Square Wallet is essentially an aesthetic reboot of the earlier iteration of the app, which allows Square users to pay wirelessly when a retailer has implemented Square Register on an iPad.
Square said that it has used an all new "visual language" with the latest version, and indeed, the update features much clearer imagery and a slicker user interface.
Square has also made it easier, it said, for users to find businesses that accept … Read more
For years PayPal has cornered the market on sending money to friends, family members, and businesses. Last week during the chaos of Google I/O announcements, Google took a first step toward giving PayPal a run for its money by making it possible to send money via Gmail. The feature is set to roll out to all users over the coming weeks, but if you know someone who currently has it, that person can send you money (a penny works) and after you've claimed the funds the new feature will be enabled on your account as well.
The service, … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Sprint Nextel's prepaid arm, Boost Mobile, is taking its own stab at the digital wallet.
The company on Tuesday unveiled its Boost Mobile Wallet program, which is an Android application that allows its prepaid customers to manage their funds, transfer funds, send money overseas, and pay bills.
While the heavy-hitters such as Google and Isis -- which is a joint venture between Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile -- are going after the high-end, tech-savvy user with their own digital wallets, Boost is going the opposite route. The company is instead targeting customers who tend … Read more
Even though Checkout was replaced by Wallet in 2011, it still has been an option for those merchants who are adamant about using the old service in their operations. But on November 20, that will come to an end. Google said by that time merchants who use Checkout will have two options: (1) move to another service, such as Google partners Braintree, Shopify, or Freshbooks, if they don't have their own payment processing, or (2) … Read more