An estimated 31 percent of iPhone users have made a purchase with Apple Pay in the past year, up from 25 percent a year ago, according to a new Apple Pay estimates shared today by Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster.
Apple Pay now has an estimated 252 million users, equating to 31 percent of the active installed iPhone base, according to Munster.
Apple does not provide official details on how many people use Apple Pay, but in a recent earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that there were upwards of 1 billion Apple Pay transactions in Q3 2018, triple the amount from a year ago.
Based on these figures combined with past Apple reports of yearly Apple Pay [...]
Popular Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp this afternoon announced that the WhatsApp apps for iOS and Android devices now support group calling for voice and video.
WhatsApp users can make group calls with up to four people total by starting a one-on-one voice or video call and then tapping the „add participant“ button in the top right corner of the app to add another contact to the call.
WhatsApp says that its group calls are end-to-end encrypted and designed to work reliably around the world in a variety of different network conditions.
The feature, which was first announced by Facebook in May at its F8 developer event, is rolling out to [...]
The Apple Store app for iOS devices was today updated to version 5.1, introducing improvements for the search feature.
The new version of the app features a redesigned look for the search section, with both search suggestions and support for voice-based searches. You can tap on the microphone icon located in the search bar to conduct a search using speech rather than text.
Old search interface on left, new search interface on right Some of the new search suggestions include options like „Stores near me,“ „Cases compatible with this device,“ „Sessions near me,“ „iPhone upgrade information,“ and more. Aside from the new [...]
Netgear’s Arlo brand today announced the launch of the new Arlo Audio Doorbell and Arlo Chime, a new smart doorbell solution that’s designed to pair with wire-free cameras in the Arlo lineup.
The Arlo Audio Doorbell doesn’t include its own camera, as it’s meant to be used with existing Arlo home security camera options. It pairs up with an Arlo camera installed in a home’s entryway and adds doorbell functionality, but it can also be used on a standalone audio-only basis.
Able to work via batteries or as a replacement for a home’s existing doorbell setup, when the Arlo Audio Doorbell is pressed, it activates your iPhone with an [...]