It’s been coming for quite some time, with select users around the country getting to test it out in trial form recently, but now, Android Pay has officially launched in Australia.
Unlike competitors Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, which only have the support of a couple of banks apiece, Google’s contactless payment technology is launching with a staggering 28 Australian banking institutions behind it, with more on the way.
To set up Android Pay, download the app from the Google Play Store and then add your credit card by simply snapping a picture of it within the app, and then entering some details. Once you’re setup, you only have to wake your phone and tap it on a contactless payment terminal to start making purchases.
You can now use Android Pay wherever contactless payments are accepted, though only Visa and American Express cards are accepted at the moment, with Mastercard support arriving in the coming days.
You can find a complete list of all the participating banks currently supporting Samsung’s NFC payment tech at the Android Pay website.
Though the list is extensive, it’s worth noting that some of the biggest banks, like St. George and Westpac, are listed as ‘coming soon’, and HSBC, Citibank, Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank are absent entirely.
Privacy fears about the Pokemon Go app have been largely addressed, but dozens of other apps that piggy back on the popular game have raised further concerns.
Since the game launched last week, a swarm of unofficial apps has emerged and is trying to capitalize on the title’s success. And many are hungry for your personal data.
These unofficial apps have been offering cheats, tips and even songs from the hit game. But in exchange, they demand permission to access sensitive data on your phone, said Chad Salisbury, a security engineer with RiskIQ, which monitors mobile malware.
If you want to watch true 1080p content on Netflix over your PC, you need to use Microsoft’s Edge browser.
On Wednesday, Microsoft claimed that its Edge browser was the only one of the big four browsers—which also includes Chrome, Firefox, and Opera—to offer 1080p resolution while playing Netflix content. A quick test of all four browsers by PCWorld proved this claim to be true, with the other three browsers capped at 720p.