Tag Archive: U.K.


Android Pay takes its battle against Apple Pay to the U.K.

Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay, is finally expanding to new markets. Google has announced that the service will be making its debut in the United Kingdom “in the next few months,” and it will launch with support from a long list of banks and retailers. Contactless payment services are already ubiquitous in the […]

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Prisoners in the U.K. could be given iPads for education and communication

What’s the opposite of an iPad Pro? Presumably it would be an iPad con — and if a new scheme proposed by the U.K.’s Ministry of Justice comes to fruition, there could be a whole lot of them. The proposed project aims to give prisoners taxpayer-funded iPads so that they can video chat with their families, […]

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Wikipedia’s founder thinks Apple should stop selling iPhones in the U.K.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has branded a new proposed law banning encrypted communications in the U.K. as “stupid,” and says that if it is passed, Apple should stop selling iPhones in the country out of principle. “I would like to see Apple refuse to sell iPhone in UK if government bans end-to-end encryption,” Wales posted […]

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Smart sidewalks bring free Wi-Fi to U.K. streets

You’ll never be without an Internet connection in U.K. towns and cities in the future, thanks to Wi-Fi-emitting sidewalks. Chesham in Buckinghamshire has become the first town to deliver Wi-Fi at speeds of up to 166 Mbps, seven times the average broadband speed in the U.K., through “Smart Pavements” courtesy of broadband provider Virgin Media. […]

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Lloyds Bank and Halifax customers can now use Apple Pay in the U.K.

Two more major U.K. banks have hopped on the Apple Pay bandwagon. Lloyds and Halifax are now supported by the service, bringing the total number of Apple Pay banking partners in the U.K. to an impressive 11. Others include Natwest, Santander, Nationwide, RBS, Ulster Bank, MBNA, American Express, HSBC, and First Direct. The only major […]

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Apple Pay transaction limit rises in the U.K.

There’s no logical reason why Apple Pay transaction costs should be limited, but in the U.K. users have been stuck with a limit of £20 ($ 30) since the service first debuted in July. Thanks to the rise of people using both Apple Pay and contactless cards in general, however, that number has now been increased […] [Read More…]

Apple Pay arrives in the U.K. with plenty of support from local banks

Apple Pay today makes its debut in the United Kingdom, nine months after it launched in the U.S., and it has been greeted by plenty of support from local banks. Those with a supported device can register their credit and… Read more ›

U.K. politicians get free iPads, and not everyone’s happy about it

The 650 politicians who win seats at the U.K.’s House of Commons on May 7 are set to be given iPad Air 2 devices as part of a new deal. Not everyone is happy about it, though. Shadow Cabinet Office minister… Read more ›

BlackBerry is losing 56,000 users a month in the U.K.

BlackBerry’s smartphone business is imploding in a big way in the U.K., where the company is currently losing around 56,000 users every month to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, new research shows. Just two years ago, the Canadian company had around… Read more ›

If U.K. prime minister has his way, Apple will stop encrypting iMessage and FaceTime

One of the great things about iMessage and FaceTime is that it encrypts your messages automatically, making it very, very difficult for hackers to spy on the messages you send. But guess what? If U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron gets… Read more ›