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Comment: Re:ApplePay vs CurrentC (Score 4, Informative) 631

by MrP- (#48252455) Attached to: Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

Apple Pay uses standard NFC.

I paid with it at CVS until they blocked it (and Google wallet)

The only apple specific part is the link between apple pay and your bank or credit card. Those same cards can be used with Google wallet. There's no lock in to Apple.

CurrentC on the other hand directly links to your bank, so you can't use credit. They need your SS# and drivers license. They store all that in the cloud and actually try to make that sound more secure than having it on your phone (btw Apple doesn't store your card info on the phone or anywhere they just store a unique device token on dedicated hardware that can only be used for apple pay purposes directly with the bank).

Also if there's any fraudulent activity with CurrentC it's all on the customer to deal with it.

They also track and log all health related purchases as well as location data and other purchase history.

CurrentC is just to collect data so they can sell it and make money it's garbage. And it won't be out for months but I have Apple pay now and want to use it and others use Google wallet.

Comment: Re:Do people actually use Siri? (Score 3, Informative) 161

by MrP- (#48054529) Attached to: Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?

I mainly use it for reminders...

"Remind me to clean my AC filter in 2 weeks"
"Remind me to pay my car taxes on October 25th"
"Remind me to do the laundry when I get home"

Stuff like that and it works great. I don't really use it for texting or notes since it makes too many mistakes but I think that's more of my problem. I feel weird talking to a computer so I talk weird and not loud enough.

Comment: Re:4 digits = impossible? (Score 2) 504

by MrP- (#47938249) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

As others said you can set it up to wipe after 10 failed attempts.. It also slows down when you do that (it'll start saying please wait 1 minute before trying again, 5, 15, an hour etc).

In addition you can also enable a password lock instead of passcode where you can type whatever long and complex password you want, assuming you don't mind having to type that every time you want to unlock your phone.


Crytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers 121

Posted by timothy
from the making-the-best-of-it dept.
MojoKid (1002251) writes Game developer Crytek's problems have been detailed recently from various sources, and it's now clear that it wasn't just the company's UK studios that were affected. Crytek announced today that it has officially moved development of its F2P shooter Hunt: Horrors of the Guilded Age to a German developer, ignoring the fact that the majority of the US team had apparently already quit the company. The problem? Just as in the UK, the US employees weren't getting paid. In a separate announcement, Crytek also declared that development of the Homefront series had passed entirely to developer Deep Silver. The company has stated, "On completion of the proposed acquisition, the Homefront team from Crytek's Nottingham studio would transfer their talents to Koch Media in compliance with English law and continue their hard work on upcoming shooter, Homefront: The Revolution. Both parties hope to finalize and implement a deal soon." It's hard to see this as good news for Crytek. The company can make all the noise it wants about moving from a development studio to a publisher model, but Crytek as a company was always known for two things — the CryEngine itself, adapted for a handful of titles and the Crysis series. Without those factors, what's left?

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