Apple Pay launch and Google's virtual doctor visits
The doctor will see you now on Google.
I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET update.
Apple is holding a press conference Thursday to show off new iPads and Mac computers.
But that's when we'll likely also learn when store will accept payment with Apple Pay.
According to a leaked Walgreens memo posted to Mac Rumors, Apply Pay could be going live on Saturday, October 18th.
This could also be a scattered rollout.
The service lets owners of the newest iPhone 6 models pay by tapping their phones to a sensor at the register.
In other news, Google is testing out a feature to connect you with a doctor over videochat if you search for terms about health concerns.
A user on Reddit brought attention to the feature when he searched for the term knee pain, and then on the side of the search results, Google put a link encouraging him to talk with a doctor over video, and that all the costs for this virtual doctor's visit would be covered by Google.
Google has confirmed that it's doing limited tests in California and Massachusetts.
This is an extension of helpouts.
Google's video hub, where you can pay to talk to experts in different subjects.
Many helpouts offer lessons for things like cooking, music, and exercise.
And I'm sure there'll be a growing demand for helpouts on identify theft advice.
Because there's yet another retailer hit by hackers.
Late on Friday, K-Mart reported that in store payments systems were breached.
By malicious software accessing customers' credit and debit card numbers.
It's believed that the hack started in early September.
And speaking of hacking, a quick update on the Snapchat photo week.
[NOISE] It's unclear exactly how many photos and videos have been shared online from this so-called hack.
Many numbers are floating around about the size of the image database and it's hard to confirm if these photos are from Snapchat users or if the photos were from other sources, but here's what we do know.
Snapchat itself wasn't hacked and the service is blaming it on other apps that people download to save their snaps.
One site that backs up Snapchat photos called snapsaved.com.
Says its servers were hacked, but only about 500 megabytes of files were accessed.
Regardless of how many people are impacted just the fact that another app can tap into SnapChat shows that the service has security flaws and cannot be trusted.
If you're worried about your photos getting in the wrong hands.
There's a new app that has come up with a strange strategy to protect your images.
Photos are obscured by an optical illusion of blinking bars.
It certainly will help drive your friends nuts and make you dizzy but it's not the answer to security.
An encrypted app like Wicker is better than most services at protecting your messages.
So you can sleep better at night.
That's your tech news update.
You can always get more at cnet.com.
From our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey.
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