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New Apple Card site shows exactly how you can get one

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We can't wait for Apple Card.
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Apple Card inched a little bit closer to its public launch today with the unveiling of a new website that walks users through the sign-up process.

The new wallet.Apple.com provides details on the application process as well as offers visitors the option to get notified when Apple Card launches. Tim Cook revealed during the company’s earnings report last week that the launch is slated for sometime in August.

Citigroup reportedly pulled out on Apple Card deal

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Apple Card might be the most consumer-friendly credit card ever.
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One of Goldman Sachs’ biggest rivals pulled out on a deal that would have made it the bank backing Apple Card.

Citigroup reportedly was in advanced negotiations with Apple but pulled out of the Apple Card deal due to doubts that it will be profitable.

Apple Card’s colorful packaging revealed ahead of launch

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Here’s how Apple Card will be presented to consumers.
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New photos reveal how Apple Card will be presented to consumers when it starts reaching early adopters this summer.

It’s the first time we’ve seen the titanium Card’s fancy packaging since it was announced back in March. It is said to be in beta testing with Apple employees ahead of its launch.

This cool Apple Card feature keeps your number super-safe

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The days of worrying about someone stealing your credit card number during a transaction are about to be long-gone once Apple Card launches.

New details about Apple Card and its features were revealed today and one of the most surprising tidbits is that the credit card number can be regenerated with a push of a button to protect you from fraud.

Apple Pay Cash can’t come from credit cards [Updated]

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You can still send money to friends and family with Apple Pay Cash. You just can’t get the cash from a credit card.
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It is no longer possible to transfer money into an Apple Pay Cash account from a credit card. Transferring funds in via a debit card from another bank is allowed, however.

The service still enables users to make person-to-person payments, but the money cannot come from a credit card.

Goldman Sachs eyes new markets for Apple Card

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Apple Card may be exclusive to the U.S. for now, but Goldman Sachs hints that won’t always be the case.

Apple’s partner says it will be looking at plans to bring Apple Card to other markets in the future. Goldman CEO Richard Gnodde expects the card to take off quickly over the summer.

Apple may launch its own credit card this spring

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Apple could team up with Goldman Sachs for the launch.
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Apple and Goldman Sachs are teaming up to create a joint credit card, according to a new report. The card may offer savings to Apple customers, in addition to making it easier for them to keep tabs on spending.

The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple be using the MasterCard payment network for its endeavor. It is rumored to be rolling out as soon as this spring.

Apple, Goldman Sachs team on rewards credit card

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Apple, Goldman Sachs credit card will replace Apple Reward Card
Get ready to tear up your Apple Rewards Card. The company will release a replacement next year with Goldman Sachs.
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Apple is working with Goldman Sachs to release a credit card, according to an unconfirmed report. This will apparently take the place of the company’s current Rewards Visa.

The card will be offered under the Apple Pay brand. Goldman Sachs will allegedly replace Barclays as Apple’s partner for credit cards.

Wells Fargo brings Apple Pay to 5,000 ATMs

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Wells Fargo is embracing Apple Pay at its ATMs.
Wells Fargo is embracing Apple Pay at its ATMs.
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One of the largest banks in the U.S. is embracing Apple Pay and contactless payments by finally adding it to its ATMs across the country.

Wells Fargo revealed today that more than 5,000 of its ATMs have been upgraded recently to support Apple Pay, allowing customers to get cash without having to carry around a physical debit or credit card.

What to do if you were affected by the massive Equifax hack

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143 million customers in the U.S. may have been impacted by the attack.
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Credit report giant Equifax confirms a “cybersecurity incident” may have compromised the data of 143 million U.S. customers.

Criminals gained access to Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, credit card numbers and more between mid-May and July of this year. It’s one of the biggest and most worrisome data breaches in history.

Here’s what to do if you’re one of the customers affected.

Gear up for better iPhone photos and videos [Deals]

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Add new levels of quality and flexibility to your mobile photography with these premium accessories.
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If you’ve got an iPhone, you have one of the best mobile cameras out there. But having a good camera and a good eye isn’t enough to make the most of your iPhone’s photo potential. That’s why we’ve rounded up these deals on tools for taking your mobile image-making to the next level. We’ve got phone and tablet stands that fold into the size of a credit card, a hand-held stabilizer, a grippy tripod mount, and case that includes a wide-angle lens upgrade. Read on for more details:

Credit card-size cellphone will free you from your iPhone

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The iPhone is a distracting gadget. There’s texting, Facebook and a dozen-odd games I keep on the thing. I’m constantly being notified that there is something new to look at, a new Instagram post, a new Twitter reply, a new email.

Sometimes I just want to get away from it all, but I keep my iPhone with me all the time because, essentially, it makes sure I’m able to make a phone call in an emergency.

Now there’s a new Kickstarter project that aims to let you leave your iPhone at home but still remain connected with the one essential function: phone calls. The Light Phone is “a credit card-sized cell phone designed to be used as little as possible. The Light Phone is your phone away from phone.”

That sounds pretty neat, actually. Too bad I hate making phone calls.

Apple Pay actually makes it really easy to commit credit card fraud

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Loading a stolen credit card on Apple Pay is too easy. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac
Loading a stolen credit card on Apple Pay is too easy. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

When Tim Cook unveiled Apple Pay last year, the company hailed it as a simple contactless payment solution that also brings extra security to credit cards. Except according to one report, Apple Pay is actually making it easier for scammers to commit credit fraud.

Apple Pay’s security problem has nothing to do with Touch ID, NFC, Apple’s secure element, or stolen iPhones. All of that is locked down as tightly as Apple advertised. The problem, according to an unconfirmed report from DropLabs, is that Apple Pay is so easy to use, fraudsters don’t even have to create a physical fake card anymore.

New Apple rewards credit card will earn you free gift cards

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Frequent Apple Store shoppers will love the company’s latest credit card partnership with Barclaycard and Visa. Like rewards cards from Amazon and others, you earn points when you spend that add up to free money.

“The Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards” card also offers special financing deals for new Apple product purchases.

ChargeCard is a credit card-size cable for when you need a charge [Deals]

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The best type of charging cable is the one you have on you. So stay prepared and leave that tangled mess behind with ChargeCard.

ChargeCard is your iPhone lightning cable, shaped like a credit card. It’s designed to fit into your wallet so you’ll always have a charging/sync cable on hand. And Cult of Mac Deals has it available for just $24.99 for a limited time.

Add simplicity and comfort to your back pocket with the EZGO Wallet [Deals]

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Isn’t it time to replace your bulky old wallet with something that really does make a difference? Sure it is – and Cult of Mac Deals can help you out with that!

EZGO is a new kind of wallet that brings ingenuity and many new useful features. A modern, buoyant, slim and lightweight wallet designed with no moving parts, for easy access to cards, cash, digital media and more. And Cult of Mac Deals has the EZGO Wallet for 42% off the regular price – just $19.99 – during this limited time offer!

Lyft Is Your Friend With A Car [Deals]

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Forged in the fires of Silicon Valley and backed by venture capital power players comes Lyft® – a service revolutionizing public transport. You request a ride through the free iOS or Android app, then watch on a real-time map as your driver approaches.

Lyft drivers are friendly, always available, and cheaper than a cab – why would you ever take a taxi again? And right now Cult of Mac Deals has $30 of Lyft credit available for just $10, meaning you’ll save even more money.

The HuMn Wallet 2: The Last Wallet You’ll Ever Want [Deals]

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Thanks to this Cult of Mac Deals offer, the days of lugging around a clunky wallet are over.

That’s a good thing. Clunky wallets are unorganized, unnecessary, and can even mess up your back. Anyone familiar with Kickstarter knows how prominent minimal wallets are, and that’s because there is a need. Meet the HuMn Wallet 2, the most successful minimal wallet on Kickstarter to date. This is the ultimate minimalist wallet that is built to last a lifetime. And Cult of Mac Deals has this exceptional wallet for just $49.99 for a limited time.