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All posts tagged "credit card"


Friday, November 12, 2010

You, Yes You, Can Accept Credit Card Payments Via Your iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/06/squa...t-credit-cards/

"Remember the Square card reader and payment service from our first hands-on video in January at Macworld Expo 2010? Square makes it possible for anyone, whether an individual or small business, to take payments via credit card. Shortly after Macworld Expo, I signed up for the service; I finally received my free credit card reader yesterday."

This will certainly make splitting up the coffee bill at work easier, now I can charge people exactly what they owe me! I'm kidding, but only partially. The folks at Square do make it easy to establish an account and the fees, according to the author are very reasonable. I wouldn't know since I have never administered one of these accounts for a business so I'll have to take his word for it, but the added convenience certainly would be worth something. What are your thoughts, anyone out there run a business that might take an interest in this?


Friday, September 24, 2010

Is The Wallet Dead?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/09...e-for-iphone-4/

"When I initially asked Case-mate to send over their Credit-card-holding iPhone 4 case, I was planning on including it as part of a post called "Your wallet is dead", based on the idea that smartphones can pretty much entirely supplant those bulging hunks of cow skin we gents lug around."

I like where this case is going, and if I was going out most likely all I would need to take is my ID and one other card. The case appears very slim and provides good protection. No spot for cash, but most of the time I never carry cash either. The only downside I see is the cost, priced at $34.99 USD. Ouch. Is that too much to pay for convenience for you?


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Case for Your iPhone and Your ID

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/case-mates...t=Google+Reader

"You know the dilemma. You're going out to the club with your friends and you don't want to take your bulky wallet and your iPhone, but you need them both. The ID Credit Card case from Case-Mate has got your back! The ID case allows you to bring both your ID and your credit card in one convenient iPhone case."

Cool idea, even if it only holds one or two cards. You can find out more at Case-Mate. Another option is this case from Sena.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Square iPhone Payment System

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 11:00 AM

http://mashable.com/2009/12/01/squa...able+(Mashable)

"Several months ago, we learned that Twitter's Inventor and Chairman, Jack Dorsey, was working on a brand new project, his first after stepping down as Twitter's CEO. Soon his new project was revealed to be the Square iPhone Payment System, which intends to replace credit cards with payments via your phone."

Born out of frustration when one of the members of the Square team, Jim McKelvey, realized he couldn't sell some artwork because he didn't take credit cards, this system solves that problem very nicely. Basically the device plugs into the audio input jack on your iPhone and you can start taking payments. Currently in Beta, they hope to have it out in early 2010.

You can see how it all works via this video on YouTube, although the sound quality isn't the greatest.


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