Apple’s P2P payment patent has a focus on security

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Touch ID could be a big part of Apple's supposed personal payment plan.

In a few years, “Sorry, I don’t have any cash on me” may no longer be a good enough excuse to give that chronically money-strapped friend when they come around asking to borrow a few bucks.

That’s because a newly released Apple patent suggests that the iPhone maker may be getting into the person-to-person payment game in future versions of its hardware.

Facebook’s same-sex celebration takes your profile pic to Rainbow Town

Facebook helps you celebrate Friday's Supreme Court ruling with a rainbow filter for your profile picture.
Facebook helps you celebrate Friday's Supreme Court ruling with a rainbow filter for your profile picture.
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The highest court in the land has spoken. Gay marriage is now legal and much of Facebook is celebrating Friday’s historic day with messages, memes and pictures.

Facebook will help you celebrate pride by letting you add a rainbow filter to your profile picture.

The steps are simple. I volunteered my profile picture above to demonstrate how easy it is to show your colors.

Hardware and software predictions for WWDC 2015, on The CultCast

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WWDC '15 inbound at Moscone West.
WWDC '15 inbound at Moscone West.
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This week: We’ll tell you why the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference may be one of the most mundane on record. Plus, Apple pretty much confirms Apple TV will be your home’s digital hub; Facebook’s an impenetrable fortress with too much power; and the tale of a Bay Area woman who unknowingly junked her $200,000 Apple-1 computer … whoopsie!

Our thanks to lynda.com for sponsoring this episode. Learn virtually any application at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials at lynda.com.

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Show notes ahead, compadre.

Great WWDC expectations, HomeKit’s killer app, our Facebook nightmare plus more

More Apple coverage than you can shake a selfie stick at.
More Apple coverage than you can shake a selfie stick at.
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Download the latest Cult of Mac Magazine to find out what we’re all expecting from next week’s WWDC 2015, why we’re waiting for HomeKit’s killer app, what Kahney’s Korner has to say about the big Jony Ive promotion, a bit on our epic journey from hacked Facebook page to recovery, and check out an ‘Apple Watch Song’ fanboy anthem for the ages.

All that, plus product reviews, helpful tips, and more in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine.