Apple Pay Express Transit hits London

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Paying for your journeys just got a lot faster.
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Apple Pay Express Transit is now available across all Transport for London services — including the Underground, buses, and trams.

Commuters can use the feature with iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for rides faster than before. It does not require transactions to be authorized with a face or fingerprint, so the whole process takes seconds.

Apple Card gets $999 accessory you didn’t know it needed

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Your Apple Card deserves a classy wallet.
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Exorbitantly priced Apple accessories are all the rage this summer thanks to the new Pro Stand, so why not grab one more stupid expensive add-on for your Apple Card?

Singapore-based luxury brand GRAY unveiled its newest range of minimalist card wallets this week. Like the Apple Card, it’s made of titanium and has a beautiful minimalist design. And like the Pro Stand, it will set you back a cool grand.

Take a closer look:

Apple Pay goes live in the Netherlands with ING

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Apple Pay won't be the only service Germans see here soon.
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Apple Pay is now available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users in the Netherlands.

ING is the first local bank to offer support for the mobile payments service. The expansion comes just a few weeks after Apple Pay rolled out in Hungary and Luxembourg — and went live on the New York City subway.

Banking app Revolut adds Apple Pay support

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Start spending with Apple Pay today.
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Online banking service Revolut has finally added Apple Pay support in a number of European countries.

Its latest update lets you add your Revolut card to the Wallet app and pay for your purchases using an Apple Watch or iPhone.

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.

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.

Mujjo’s leather cases match iPhone X perfectly [Review]

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Leather looks good on iPhone X.
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You don’t buy a $1,000 smartphone and stick it in a $4 silicone shell you bought on eBay. You either leave it exposed so that you can enjoy its gorgeous glass and stainless steel, or you sensibly stick it in a beautiful case that complements its premium design.

Mujjo’s leather cases are perfect for iPhone X. Made from full-grain leather with a super-slim profile, they rival Apple’s own leather cases in looks and durability. I’ve been using two of them for over a month now; here’s what I think of them.