TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-28: Target Says Yes to Apple Pay, Hiding Pics in Photos

| Daily Observations Podcast

Target's commitment to CurrentC isn't as strong as it was because the retailer is now ready to support Apple Pay. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about CurrentC's dwindling backers, and they explain why Photos isn't as good at hiding images as you might think.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-28: Target Says Yes to Apple Pay, Hiding Pics in Photos

May. 28, 2015 — Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)


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I wish there was a nicer term to use when describing how you act towards Apples (not yours) competition, but I think “Drama Queens” fits best.

1) CurrentC:
Yes, it’s an odd service but it’s also an OPTIONAL one so why does it affect you so personally? Go to a self serve kiosk at Walmart and you’ll see 9 payment options. When their new service comes out then you’ll see 10.

2) Nobody wants this service?
It seems you live in a bubble if you feel that there was actually a boycott on CVS or that CurrentC doesn’t offer benefits to users. I hate that I am defending a service I have no intention on ever using but it would be silly to dismiss the validity of a product purely based on my personal usage patterns.

3) Target is sticking it to MCX
Just like when you reported the Best Buy story, you’re doing the same with Target. They didn’t drop out of MCX, they simply added Apple Pay as a future option.

4) Best Buy and Target are Apple retail partners
Again, this attitude of Target and Best Buy jumping ship is reported without the most obvious reason for why theyd do it. best Buy and Target are retail partners. It makes sense for them to use the tech on the products they sell.

5) CurrentC Is Insecure, Apple Pay is Safe
You made claims of how easy it is to use someone else’s CurrentC account by just stealing their password. Then proceeded to brag of how Apple Pay on a watch is so amazing while completely ignoring the fact that stealing someone’s watch password now gives you Apple Pay access.

Sure, maybe you have an easier time disputing Apple Pay fraudulent charges over the unreleased service you compare it to, but in the end then both are insecure.

6) iPhone Payment feels like a caveman thing?
Um. What?!?  I’ve used my watch to pay and the first thing I noticed was how it lacks security. Apple Pay on the iPhone is incredibly secure due to the finger print requirement that the watch doesn’t have.

Okay. Well, I just want to say that most of the year the show is a lot of fun but whenever a new product comes out then as a listener then the show becomes unlistenable due to how high strung and defensive everyone gets. Everything lately has been about the watch. Ignore the flaws, slam the competition, make excuses. It’s annoying.

Anyway, I can’t wait for the next episode where you rant about how Android Pay is copying Apple Pay despite Google Wallet existing years before it.

Rage On.

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