Tag Archive: Credit

This Is Exactly What A Credit Card From Apple Would Look Like [Image]



Would Apple ever make a credit card? They’ve got millions of credit cards on file for iTunes and App Store purchases. They could integrate it with Passbook. And they’ve got over $ 100 billion in cash just chillin in the bank, so why not?

We don’t think Apple would ever make a credit card, but it’s an interesting idea that the guys at Credit Card Compare dreamed up –  [Read More…]

Switch Your Family To Sprint And Receive $400 Store Credit

Sprint is looking to entice families (or individuals with numerous lines) away from their current carriers by offering an instant $ 400 store credit towards the purchase of “qualifying devices.” While that $ 400 is sure to catch your attention, it’s the “fine print” that caught mine. In order to receive this promo, you have to activate three or more lines on an Everything Data Share or Simply Everything Data plan  [Read More…]

Gorgeous Rosewood iPhone Cover Carries Credit Cards

This hot rosewood case might be enough to get me using credit cards.


Killspencer might sound like an order to murder somebody with a fancy name, but it is in fact just an innocent iPhone card-case made from Rosenkrantz*. No. Wait… I mean rosewood.

The case is gorgeous, and comes to you straight out of LA. The rosewood contraption sticks onto the back of the phone using a removable adhesive, and has  [Read More…]

Nokia Credit Downgraded to ‘Junk’

As reported earlier this week, Nokia is planning a massive rollback of its workforce. By the end of 2013, 10,000 current Nokia workers will find themselves out of a job. Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop called the forthcoming cuts essential. “These planned reductions are a difficult consequence of the intended actions we believe we must take to ensure Nokia’s long-term competitive strength,” he said. “We do not make plans that may impact our employees lightly, and  [Read More…]

Boku: Control Your Credit Card With Your iPhone [MWC2012]

Boku in hot, hot discount payment action

  BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2012 — What if you could swipe your credit card and then — moments later — have the transaction details appear on your phone. Better still, what if all of your payments could be organized in a beautiful app, an app which could actually make managing your money fun. This service now exists for your iPhone, and it’s  [Read More…]

Massachusetts Attorney General Wants Answers From Apple About iTunes Credit Card Fraud

In my home state of Massachusetts, a fight is brewing between Apple and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, after the latter had her stolen credit card fraudulently drained using iTunes, and Cupertino barely lifted a finger to help her.   Threatpost reports that after having her credit card info stolen during a trip to New Hampshire, the thieves first tried to buy a laptop from Dell using the card number.  [Read More…]

Missing iTunes Store Credit? Thank the Towson Hack [Scams]

An article on Macworld today sheds some light on the Towson Hack — a mysterious scam involving stolen iTunes store credit dating back to November of last year. Macworld highlights a trafficked thread on the Apple support forums that tells story after story of stolen iTunes gift card credit, initially relating to a changed billing address to Towson, Maryland. The mysterious scam has a long history with many variables at play, and  [Read More…]

Skype Releases New WiFi-Only App For Accessing Hotspots With Skype Credit

In a surprise move, Skype has released a WiFi app that allows users to access over one million hotspots with Skype’s pay per minute credits. The app is clearly geared towards international travelers, and Skype is offering its new WiFI app for free in the App Store. “With the new Skype WiFi app, you can go online on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (running iOS 4.1 or above with multitasking)  [Read More…]

Apple Shares Suffer Crazy Mood Swings On The First Day Of Trading After US Credit Rating Downgraded

Many thought the first trading day after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the U.S. creditworthiness to AA+ would elicit some reaction from Wall Street. However, Monday has been crazy on the big board, with Apple leading other shares for wild swings. Traders placed per-share options as low as $ 335 to as high as $ 400 30 minutes afters the day’s open, as the Cupertino, Calif. tech giant became the most-active stock,  [Read More…]

Devs Flee Android For iOS As Easy Credit Trumps Open Access

For the second quarter, more apps were developed for Apple’s iOS and Android interest declined. The key: all those credit cards available via iTunes, a new report claims. A surge in development for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch was reported by in-app analytics company Flurry. Apple’s mobile platform comprised 57 percent of development, up from 54 percent in the first quarter. Meanwhile, interest in developing Android apps continues to slack,  [Read More…]