While Amazon might have had lofty plans for the Fire Phone, safe to say that either they did not execute it properly or the features that they had imagined just weren’t what users were after. As you might have heard, the company has recently had to writedown $170 million because of the Fire Phone, but here’s one way they are making the purchase a tad more attractive.
AT&T, who offers the Fire Phone on contract, has recently announced a new deal in which it would allow customers to purchase both a phone and tablet at a relatively affordable price. For a limited time, AT&T will be selling the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch model for $49.99 if you were to purchase it alongside a Fire Phone. Read full post →AT&T Offers Kindle Fire HDX Tablet For $49.99 With Fire Phone Purchase
In a recent teardown of the iPad Air 2, it was discovered that the tablet came with an NFC chip, but oddly enough despite sporting an NFC chip, it did not allow users to make payments via NFC using Apple Pay. It was then speculated that the chips could be used to allow iPads to receive Apple Pay, but then it was pointed out that the lack of antennas meant that it couldn’t.
So what is the NFC chip used for? Well for those who are wondering why Apple might have included the NFC chip if they didn’t plan on using it for commercial applications, the folks at 9to5Mac have learnt from their sources that a possible use for the NFC chip could be for a Secure Element for Apple Pay’s in-app purchases. Read full post →NFC Chip Found In New iPads Could Be Used As Secure Element