Square’s Apple Pay reader lands on Apple Store shelves

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Square's contactless payments reader is here.
Square's contactless payments reader is here.
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Businesses across the US are pretty much out of excuses for not accepting Apple Pay now that Square’s wireless card reader is ready for prime time.

Starting today, every Apple Store in the US is now selling the new Square card readers that bring Apple Pay support as well as the ability to accept new chip-and-pin cards for transactions.

Square’s new app gives retailers real-time sales data

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Square's new Dashboard app lets business owners track and compare real-time sales.
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Square continues to add to its lineup of small business tools, especially for owners and managers who want an overall better grip on their businesses. It’s introducing a new Dashboard app that does just that: it lets owners track sales in real-time right from an iPhone. Still, the only requirement is a free Square account.

Hit list: All the apps and services Apple tried to kill at WWDC 2015

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Apple's had some bold words for its competitors today.
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Once again, Apple has shown its desire to be your go-to for everything you do in your life.

During its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote this morning, the iPhone maker talked up software updates, services and new functionalities aimed at making several of its competitors’ offerings redundant.

Here are the things Apple’s trying to take out with new stuff at WWDC 2015.