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Apple Pay Cash

Getting in a bit late on Facebook Messenger, Google Wallet, and PayPal’s action, Apple Pay Cash is the latest peer-to-peer payment system from a tech giant. Apple’s mobile operating system has long had a tie-in with your credit card, thanks to the Apple Wallet app. Starting with iOS 11.2, however, the new Apple Pay Cash service lets the company play an even greater role in your finances. For those who are passionately dedicated to the Apple ecosystem, it has an appeal. But if you want to pay someone who doesn’t have an Apple device, you’re better off with a competitor, like Venmo, that offers cross-platform options, as well as more advanced payment features.

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What Is Apple Pay Cash?

Since iOS 8.1, Apple Wallet has let you pay participating stores and websites from your iPhone, touch-free, using a credit card that you connect with the service. It hasn’t, however, been able to let you pay friends directly, as you can with Facebook Messenger, Google Wallet, PayPal, Venmo, and some bank apps. Unlike the previous Apple Wallet functionality, with Apple Pay Cash, you can actually store money in an Apple account, rather than just using Apple Pay as a conduit for a credit or bank card.

Getting Started With Apple Pay Cash

If you haven’t already done so, you first need to download and install iOS 11, specifically 11.2. You can force the update by visiting Settings > General > Software Update. If not, a slider switch in the Wallet & Apple Pay section of Settings lets you enable Apple Pay Cash. Once you slide this switch, you have to enter your Apple ID and password and accept a legal agreement stating that the services are provided through Green Dot Bank. The terms point out that Apple Pay Cash comprises two services: a virtual payment card and the funds transfer service.

Pay Cash works with every Apple phone back to the iPhone 6, and on iPads starting with the Air 2 model. If you have a MacBook with Touch ID, you can use Apple Pay Cash, or you can connect an older Mac to your iPhone and pay that way. The service also works with all versions of the Apple Watch. Androids and other non-Apple devices are not supported.

Note that you’ll only be able to send money to other iOS users who have accepted the agreement, and you both have to have two-factor authentication set up for your Apple ID. Two-factor authentication provides additional security, but it’s stricter than the other payment services’ setup requirements. Note that setup also requires re-entering your credit card digits.

After I completed these steps, I was asked to add a debit card so that money could be transferred to my new bank account. You don’t have to do this to use the service, though—I didn’t. In all, however, the setup isn’t more involved than it is with Venmo, though Facebook Payments is easier than either.

Using Apple Pay Cash

As with Facebook Messenger’s Payments app, you send money via the Apple Messages app; the option is in the app tray at the bottom of the Messages’ screen. Just tap the A icon to open it. You then see a dollar amount that you can increase or decrease, and you can switch between paying and requesting. Venmo and Google Wallet require you to open their separate apps to make payments; so that’s a plus for Facebook and Apple, in that you access payments from an app you’re probably using regularly already.

When I tapped Pay to send $1 to a colleague and then hit the Send up arrow, I had to approve the transaction with a Touch ID finger press (of course, iPhone X users will use Face ID). For sending this dollar, I paid a 3 percent fee (the same as with Venmo and other services), but that’s because the payment was via credit card. If you use a bank debit card, however, you can avoid that fee. The chat entry says Pending until the recipient receives the funds.

You can also use Siri to pay someone, but that’s something also offered by Venmo. Apple Pay Cash, thankfully, doesn’t by default share your every transaction with a special-purpose social network, as Venmo does. With Venmo, unless you change privacy settings, any of your contacts can see exactly who you paid in a feed of transactions. Some may like like this, but it seems like an invasion of privacy to me. However, Venmo offers a couple of important advantages over Apple’s system: You can scan a QR code to verify your payee, and you can attach notes along with a payment. Venmo also lets you pay amounts smaller than $1, Apple’s minimum. Google Wallet, also available for iOS, adds the ability to split payments among multiple recipients.

If you receive money from a contact, it goes into your Apple Pay Cash virtual cash card. You can use that balance either by dumping it back into a connected bank account or to pay for something else via Apple Pay or Apple Pay Cash.

Apple Pay Cash, Venmo, and can all be used to shop at online retailers; PayPal (which also owns Venmo) may have the upper hand here, as the leading internet payment service. The biggest advantage of Venmo, PayPal, and Facebook Payments, however, is that they’re platform-independent—with any of them, you can send money to anyone, regardless of the operating system they use. And with any of them, you can make and receive payments from a web browser—not so with Apple Pay Cash. If you’re using Apple’s system and want to pay an Android user, you’re going to have to hand over dirty old dollar bills, for now.

Should You Pay the Apple Way?

Apple Pay Cash offers a relatively easy and secure way for iOS users to make peer-to-peer payments. But the tech giant is a bit late to the party, and, as with many things in Apple’s history, the service lives in too closedof an ecosystem. In addition to that, Venmo, our Editors’ Choice payment app, offers a richer slate of payment options. If and when Apple adds the ability to pay Android users, we’ll update this review.

For Sale – Random bits, b> claymore/spatha

Hey guys,

B> rog claymore / rog spatha

Had to archive my old thread as it was getting lengthy. Hope this will be a lot more manageable.

All in very good/mint condition unless specified:

Asus gladius mouse, box extra switches pretty good condition – 30£ delivered

Ax 860/760 red individually sleeved cable set incl 24pin – 60£ – 24 pin has some slight marks from arctic mx-4 paste, barely visible

Harman kardon soundsticks 3 – 50£ delivered

Ozone battle strike tkl keyboard with mx brown cherries – 40£ delivered

Will update if I dig up more stuff.

Many thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift
Location: London – canary wharf
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Thinkpad L512, i5, 6GB ram, 120gb SSD

Hi,

Selling due to not getting used, this is a Thinkpad L512 with a i5-M450 cpu, 6gb ram and 120GB SSD.
15inch screen and the amazing old style thinkpad keyboard.

condition is good for it’s age, has a few marks around the case etc, but it runs amazingly, will boot up in no time at all, can handle photoshop, browsing, office etc.

i’m looking for £115.00 including delivery.

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Price and currency: 115.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BACS
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Wanted – MacBook Pro 15″ (ideally 2015-on)

Think it’s about time I look into getting a newer MBP to replace my late-2008 model – it’s served me well but recently it’s began struggling a little, even after an SSD upgrade. It bricked during the last update, fortunately Apple store resurrected it again, but it’s generally just getting tired and slow now.

So, looking for one newer and better specced than my current one (2.66 C2D, 4GB RAM, 480GB SSD). Needs to be 15″, and ideally 2-3 years old (they’re all retina models by this point I think?). I don’t need the best specced in the world, it’s generally only used for internet, iTunes, some very minor photo/music/video touching-up/editing/converting, so doesn’t need to be a powerhouse, but a bit of future proof is always good. Not sure I need the Bluetooth LE for handoff, but I wouldn’t say no to it.

Biggest caveat is price. I paid £800 for this A1286 (I think) back in 2010, and it was only a year or so old by then. It did have a couple dents when I bought it, which doesn’t bother me. So I’m looking for something similar to that – I realise I’m not likely to get one for the same price, I’m just using it as an example that tI’m not looking for £1500 machines etc, and I don’t mind it not being “mint” either.

So let me know what you have – I’d rather buy one here from one of you before I get one from eBay (although my current one did come from an eBay shop)

Location: Harlow, Essex (CM18)

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For Sale – Random bits, b> claymore/spatha

Hey guys,

B> rog claymore / rog spatha

Had to archive my old thread as it was getting lengthy. Hope this will be a lot more manageable.

All in very good/mint condition unless specified:

Asus gladius mouse, box extra switches pretty good condition – 30£ delivered

Ax 860/760 red individually sleeved cable set incl 24pin – 60£ – 24 pin has some slight marks from arctic mx-4 paste, barely visible

Harman kardon soundsticks 3 – 50£ delivered

Ozone battle strike tkl keyboard with mx brown cherries – 40£ delivered

Will update if I dig up more stuff.

Many thanks

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift
Location: London – canary wharf
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Wanted – 34″ or more 21:9 monitor

I could be interested in selling my X34A ultra-wide. its just not getting used . as i purchased to use it for racing games and to use with my 2x980ti cards but now gone single 1080ti . I will just go back to my 32in 4k screen if i do sell .

its only a few months old bought for £905 from Very.co.uk . (email invoice available on sale) and didn’t even unbox it until mid july as it was in my hallway for a while debating whether to send back . to be honest i do like it and i will miss it but i don’t use it as much as i should . As im in process of selling most of the bits from the PC as i have high end laptop with GTX1080 .

the screen still has all the protective covering on the feet still and have the box and all accessories .

I have sold a few monitors on here with no problems .

monitor does have a bit of IPS glow in top right and top left of the screen but does not stop it from performing as it does .

100HZ works as it should as does the Gsync .

This is the updated model that swivels on a pivot .

let me know if interested .

P.S no dead pixles .

for me to sell also and every other screen i have sold the buyer arranges courier .

John

Wanted – 34″ or more 21:9 monitor

I could be interested in selling my X34A ultra-wide. its just not getting used . as i purchased to use it for racing games and to use with my 2x980ti cards but now gone single 1080ti . I will just go back to my 32in 4k screen if i do sell .

its only a few months old bought for £905 from Very.co.uk . (email invoice available on sale) and didn’t even unbox it until mid july as it was in my hallway for a while debating whether to send back . to be honest i do like it and i will miss it but i don’t use it as much as i should . As im in process of selling most of the bits from the PC as i have high end laptop with GTX1080 .

the screen still has all the protective covering on the feet still and have the box and all accessories .

I have sold a few monitors on here with no problems .

monitor does have a bit of IPS glow in top right and top left of the screen but does not stop it from performing as it does .

100HZ works as it should as does the Gsync .

This is the updated model that swivels on a pivot .

let me know if interested .

P.S no dead pixles .

for me to sell also and every other screen i have sold the buyer arranges courier .

John

Wanted – MacBook Pro 15″ (ideally 2015-on)

Think it’s about time I look into getting a newer MBP to replace my late-2008 model – it’s served me well but recently it’s began struggling a little, even after an SSD upgrade. It bricked during the last update, fortunately Apple store resurrected it again, but it’s generally just getting tired and slow now.

So, looking for one newer and better specced than my current one (2.66 C2D, 4GB RAM, 480GB SSD). Needs to be 15″, and ideally 2-3 years old (they’re all retina models by this point I think?). I don’t need the best specced in the world, it’s generally only used for internet, iTunes, some very minor photo/music/video touching-up/editing/converting, so doesn’t need to be a powerhouse, but a bit of future proof is always good. Not sure I need the Bluetooth LE for handoff, but I wouldn’t say no to it.

Biggest caveat is price. I paid £800 for this A1286 (I think) back in 2010, and it was only a year or so old by then. It did have a couple dents when I bought it, which doesn’t bother me. So I’m looking for something similar to that – I realise I’m not likely to get one for the same price, I’m just using it as an example that tI’m not looking for £1500 machines etc, and I don’t mind it not being “mint” either.

So let me know what you have – I’d rather buy one here from one of you before I get one from eBay (although my current one did come from an eBay shop)

Location: Harlow, Essex (CM18)

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Wanted – MacBook Pro 15″ (ideally 2015-on)

Think it’s about time I look into getting a newer MBP to replace my late-2008 model – it’s served me well but recently it’s began struggling a little, even after an SSD upgrade. It bricked during the last update, fortunately Apple store resurrected it again, but it’s generally just getting tired and slow now.

So, looking for one newer and better specced than my current one (2.66 C2D, 4GB RAM, 480GB SSD). Needs to be 15″, and ideally 2-3 years old (they’re all retina models by this point I think?). I don’t need the best specced in the world, it’s generally only used for internet, iTunes, some very minor photo/music/video touching-up/editing/converting, so doesn’t need to be a powerhouse, but a bit of future proof is always good. Not sure I need the Bluetooth LE for handoff, but I wouldn’t say no to it.

Biggest caveat is price. I paid £800 for this A1286 (I think) back in 2010, and it was only a year or so old by then. It did have a couple dents when I bought it, which doesn’t bother me. So I’m looking for something similar to that – I realise I’m not likely to get one for the same price, I’m just using it as an example that tI’m not looking for £1500 machines etc, and I don’t mind it not being “mint” either.

So let me know what you have – I’d rather buy one here from one of you before I get one from eBay (although my current one did come from an eBay shop)

Location: Harlow, Essex (CM18)

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Wanted – 34″ or more 21:9 monitor

I could be interested in selling my X34A ultra-wide. its just not getting used . as i purchased to use it for racing games and to use with my 2x980ti cards but now gone single 1080ti . I will just go back to my 32in 4k screen if i do sell .

its only a few months old bought for £905 from Very.co.uk . (email invoice available on sale) and didn’t even unbox it until mid july as it was in my hallway for a while debating whether to send back . to be honest i do like it and i will miss it but i don’t use it as much as i should . As im in process of selling most of the bits from the PC as i have high end laptop with GTX1080 .

the screen still has all the protective covering on the feet still and have the box and all accessories .

I have sold a few monitors on here with no problems .

monitor does have a bit of IPS glow in top right and top left of the screen but does not stop it from performing as it does .

100HZ works as it should as does the Gsync .

This is the updated model that swivels on a pivot .

let me know if interested .

P.S no dead pixles .

for me to sell also and every other screen i have sold the buyer arranges courier .

John