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ANZ first to support APPLE PAY

Apple Pay has come to Australia! We can now pay with our iPhone at any store that has tap capability (Paypass/Paywave). Apple Pay launched in November last year, but only for American Express. Let’s be honest, other than high paid CEO’s and those who’ve been watching too much Suits, who actually uses AMEX? Many doubted Apple’s ability to strike a deal with any of the big four banks, but just last week ANZ announced that all customers could now use Apple Pay! The pressure is on for the others to follow suit. Check out this shitty quality video on a top quality product:  Check out a tutorial on how to set it up here. Why is Apple Pay so awesome?  It’s quick Unlike other phone-payment solutions, you don’t have to press a single button when using the iPhone....

Apple Pay in Australia

So Apple Pay is here. It’s smart, it’s easy, it’s elegant. ANZ and AMEX are both on board – not long before we see it explode. Here’s how to set it up if you’re in Australia and banking with ANZ or AMEX. iPhone Choose the “Wallet” app Choose “Add Credit or Debit Card” Put your card in front of the camera Confirm the details Add Expiry and Security Code We trust you Apple Verify Note: If you have a Credit card you might have to call to confirm your telecode number (it’s a 24 hr number). If you use a debit card you can just verify via text message. Voila! Use Apple Pay!   To use Apple Pay, simply hold your phone near the contactless card reader with your thumb/finger on the home button. It uses your fingerprint!   Ap...

What is a Hackathon?

Is it just a bunch of nerds sitting in a dark room trying to hack into MI6? Absolutely not. Well who knows, I’m not ruling that out as a possibility. A hackathon is where people from all walks of life get together in a common place over a certain period of time to work on a project. They often get a theme or topic to work with, and will be required to present or pitch their project at the end of the hackathon. The idea is to build, or “hack”,  everything from scratch over a short period of time. The beauty of a hackathon is you can go in knowing absolutely nobody, and within 2 hours you’re working with a likeminded, yet diverse, team to solve a problem you  may never have even realised existed. In a world where weekends are often filled with the regular cycle of get...

Is LinkedIn turning into Facebook?

There has been a lot of fuss recently about LinkedIn “turning into Facebook”. The main reason behind this concern is the emphasised focus on publishing, and the emulation of Facebook’s newsfeed. Now, I agree that LinkedIn’s mobile newsfeed does mimic Facebook, but I don’t really blame them. It’s clean, it’s recognisable, and it works. The tl;dr of this article is: LinkedIn is what you make it. If you treat it like Facebook, it will act like Facebook. Up until recently, I too was concerned with the possibility of my LinkedIn newsfeed going rogue. A lot of us are fed up with the amount of time we spend on Facebook in comparison to the little value we get from the newsfeed. LinkedIn is a great option if you are looking for more professional content, b...

Force Block

Some genius/Jedi has created a Chrome extension that uses pattern matching logic to warn you of potential star wars spoilers. God bless. At this busy time of year you’d be forgiven for not having had time to see the epic new Star Wars movie yet. While we’re sure you’ll be in the cinemas shortly, it’d be devastating to have it ruined by some filthy internet troll beforehand. Thanks to the beauty of the Force, you can now be warned of any internet pages that may contain spoilers to the seventh Star Wars instalment. Get your grubby little mitts on it here. Block out those haters.

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