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PayPal and Venmo credit/debit cards now work with Apple Wallet, Apple Pay


Add your PayPal or Venmo credit or debit cards to Apple Wallet for use with Apple Pay.
Add your PayPal or Venmo credit or debit cards to Apple Wallet for use with Apple Pay.
Photo: PayPal

If you use Apple Wallet and Apple Pay, now you can add your PayPal and Venmo credit and debit cards to the mix for easy payment on the go using iPhone or Apple Watch, PayPal said Wednesday.

This follows a previous PayPal announcement in November 2022 and some testing earlier this year.

App Store blocks billions in attempted fraud


App Store blocks billions in attempted fraud
Apple cracks down on App Store fraud wherever it can find it.
Graphic: Apple

The App Store protected customers from more than $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions in 2020, Apple said Tuesday. And the company’s App Review team rejected thousands of fraudulent applications.

The timing for this statement from the iPhone-maker isn’t accidental. In the ongoing Epic Games v. Apple lawsuit, the game developer argues that the App Store is a hinderance to innovation. Cupertino wants customers to hear its side of the story, too.

Huawei just had to copy the Apple Card


Huawei Card is coming soon
Huawei Card borrows quite a bit from Apple Card.
Artists Concept: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Huawei unveiled its own credit card April 8, just a year after the debut of the Apple Card. That might be a coincidence if the Chinese company didn’t have a long history of copying Apple.

How to export Apple Card transactions to a spreadsheet


Apple Card in POS
Paying with Apple Card is easy, and now entering theses transactions into a spreadsheet is just as easy.
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Transferring your Apple Card statement to a spreadsheet application just became a simple process. No third-party software is required — Apple today added the ability to export your transactions in a format that software like Microsoft Excel and Apple Numbers can easily import.

How to opt out of Apple Card arbitration (and why you should)


Opting out of Apple Card Arbitration is easy.
Opting out of Apple Card arbitration is easy.
Photo: Apple

The Apple Card is now potentially available to anyone in the U.S., so you’ll soon be able to use your (tough titanium) credit card to defeat locks, scrape paint, and open beer bottles. But it’s not all good news. Your Apple Card contract includes something called arbitration, and that’s a very bad thing. The silver lining is that you can easily opt out. Here’s how to opt out of Apple Card arbitration, and why you definitely should.

Apple Card is as friendly as a credit card can be [Review]


Apple Card
Everything about the Apple Card is well designed, even the package it comes in.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

A credit card is a departure from Apple’s usual computers and accessories, but the Apple Card is just as gorgeous and the associated software every bit as easy to use as an iPhone or Mac.

I’m among the first cardholders, so here’s what it’s like to carry an Apple Card.

Customers rage after JCPenney drops Apple Pay [Updated]


JCPenny Apple Pay
JCPenny offered no reason for dropping its support for Apple Pay.
Screenshot: Twitter

Struggling retail chain JCPenny has dropped support for Apple Pay according to a message from the company’s Twitter account.

JCPenny, which rolled out Apple Pay to all its stores two years ago, made the announcement in response to a customer’s query and complaints about removing “a very secure form of payment.”