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Passbook Passes Now Support NFC… If You Use Them On Android

PassWallet

PassWallet, an app that allows Android devices to use passes created for Apple’s Passbook service, has been updated to add supper for NFC. Users can now “beam and redeem” all kinds of passes if they have a supported handset, something Apple’s iOS devices — which don’t support NFC — cannot do.

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Apple Makes It Easy To Find Passbook Apps Again In iOS 6.1

It's a lot easier to find Passbook-friendly iPhone apps now.

It’s a lot easier to find Passbook-friendly iPhone apps now.

iOS 6.1 was suddenly unleashed on the world this afternoon, and the update includes some minor updates. There’s Fandango movie ticket purchasing through Siri, LTE support for a dozens of new carriers, individual song downloading with iTunes Match, and more.

A small but notable change in 6.1 is the re-promotion of Passbook-enabled App Store apps in Passbook itself.

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Delta Air Lines Releases New iPad App, Adds Passbook And Other Features To iPhone App

Delta iPad

Delta Air Lines has released a completely new iPad app for its customers, and the Fly Delta iPhone app has also been updated with numerous features in the App Store. On the iPad, you can browse, book, and manage flights. There’s an in-app flight tracker and information to help you learn about where you’re going.

On the iPhone, iOS 6 users can finally take advantage of Apple’s Passbook to store boarding passes. Support for the iPhone 5’s taller display has also been added alongside additional flight management features.

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Square Integrates With Apple’s Passbook To Help Promote New Gift Card Feature

Square Integrates With Apple’s Passbook To Help Promote New Gift Card Feature

Square, the Apple-like mobile payment service that’s all the rage right now, just integrated with Passbook in iOS 6. Before you get too excited, the integration only allows iPhone users to store and use the new gift cards that can be sent via the Square iOS app. Square lets you pay for your stuff with your bank credentials while Passbook still does not.

Now you can send a digital gift card from any merchant that partners with Square, and the recipient can choose to open the gift card in Square’s Wallet app, print it off, or use it in Apple’s Passbook.

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Here’s What’s New In Apple’s Latest iOS 6.1 Beta

Here’s What’s New In Apple’s Latest iOS 6.1 Beta

Apple released iOS 6.1 beta 3 to registered developers yesterday, but unless your iOS device’s unique identification number (UDID) is registered with Apple’s developer program, you can’t install it. But don’t worry, we can tell you everything that’s new in this version, including some changes to iCloud setup and Passbook sample cards, new mobile-cellular data options, and more.

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Australian Airline Qantas Announces Support For Passbook Checkins

Australian Airline Qantas Announces Support For Passbook Checkins

Australian airline Qantas has announced its support for Apple’s Passbook service, allowing users to checkin using digital boarding passes on their iPhones.

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PassHack Makes It Quicker To Remove Stock Apps From iOS Without Jailbreaking

PassHack Makes It Quicker To Remove Stock Apps From iOS Without Jailbreaking

Passbook now holds all the links you need to delete unwanted stock apps.

Last week, we reported on a great little hack that allows you to remove Apple’s stock iOS apps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch without jailbreaking it first. The only problem with it was when your device was restarted the apps would reappear, and you had to repeat the whole process again to remove the apps that are wasting space on your home screen.

Now the tweak’s been improved somewhat to make the whole process much quicker by using the new Passbook app in iOS 6. And no, it still doesn’t require a jailbreak.

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Grab Your Passbook Ticket For Today’s iPad Mini Event Right Here

Grab Your Passbook Ticket For Today’s iPad Mini Event Right Here

Apple probably didn’t invite you to today’s iPad mini event, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel left out. You can get your own novelty iPad mini event Passbook ticket right on your iPhone so you can feel like you’re totally legit.

To get the iPad mini event ticket, just open this link in Safari. If you’re opening the link from an iOS device, iOS 6 will automatically preview the ticket and allow you to import it into Passbook.

Here’s what the ticket looks like:

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Klout Updates iOS App With New Perks, Influence Card For Passbook

Klout Updates iOS App With New Perks, Influence Card For Passbook

The folks at Klout, the social network influence web company, want you to be recognized for your Klout score wherever you go. Their iOS app has added Perks and a special Passbook-enabled influence card that you can access right on your iOS device when you’re out and about.

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Apple Finally Granted Trademark For Passbook

Apple Finally Granted Trademark For Passbook

The United States Patent and Trademark Office just granted Apple its trademark for Passbook that was originally filed in June. After several months of internal processing on the USPTO’s end, Apple now owns the rights to Passbook and can leverage its trademark against infringing companies.

Passbook was first announced by Apple at WWDC 2012 in June and was touted as the company’s digital wallet technology. After being included in the iOS 6 betas, Passbook launched to the public with the release of iOS 6 on September 19th, 2012.

While its initial launch left much to be desired, Passbook is starting to gain traction with big franchises like Starbucks signing on. Apple has experimented with NFC-related patents, and there’s a good chance Passbook will eventually mature to be Apple’s one-stop mobile payment solution.