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Jack Dorsey: New Square register will accept both Apple Pay and Bitcoin

Apple Pay won't be active until sometime next month, but companies in the payment space are already reacting to the newest kid on the block. Some, like PayPal, have resorted to fear-mongering. Others, like Square, are making adjustments to welcome Apple's new mobile payments platform with open...

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Square Register for iOS updated to accept offline payments

If you've ever used a Square reader for a yard sale or to sell your services, you'll know just how easy it makes your life. When it was working, that is -- when you've got a crappy signal and no Wi-Fi the app becomes basically useless, leaving you to ask customers to wait, or lose a sale. At last...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for May 12, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Apple improves return policy and other news for May 12, 2014

Today in the news, Apple ramps up its online retail customer service and Square ditches one app for another, which you can try...if you live in NYC or San Francisco. Square Order is a new app that lets you place an order from a restaurant, cafe or shop to be picked up later. Still restricted to...

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CES news roundup for January 5, 2014

Imagine waking up on a snowy and cold winter Sunday morning only to find that something strange has happened overnight -- your Mail inbox is overflowing with press releases touting new products being introduced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. That was the situation this morning, and I'm...

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Former Apple accessories engineer is behind Square's new svelte credit card reader

Square yesterday unveiled its next-gen credit card reader, set to be released in 2014. The new design is super thin, with the peripheral's thickness being slashed by an impressive 45 percent. As it turns out, there's a strong Apple connection to the new, super-svelte Square reader. Shrinking down...

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Square credit card reader loses weight, gains accuracy

The Square credit card reader is already a huge hit with small businesses, so an upgrade to the hardware is definitely cause for a little early holiday celebration. The company revealed an all-new version of its iconic register peripheral today, showing off a sleeker design that cuts its width by...

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Square releases Square Cash iPhone app

Square has released its new Square Cash iPhone app that allows you to send money to anyone with an email account. The iPhone app is a companion app to the new Square Cash service that lets you send money simply by typing an email. Anyone may compose a new email to the person they want to send...

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Square prompts iOS 7 users to allow microphone access for its reader

Square has sent an email out to its users noting that they may have to make some slight settings changes if they want to continue using the Square credit card reader on their iPhone. The changes come from a new security setting in iOS 7 in which the user needs to grant each app access to the...

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Heckler Design unveils attractive WindFall Cash Drawer for iPad point-of-sale systems (Updated)

For shopkeepers who want to keep their cash and receipts straight when they're using an iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) system, there are a few choices available for cash drawers. Back when Square announced the Business in a Box bundle, they company chose an iPad stand designed by Tempe,...

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Daily iPad App: Bloodmasque will steal your soul... and your face

The newly-released vampire RPG brawler Bloodmasque is yet another game in the strange sub genre of iOS apps that think they are full-fledge, console-quality releases. You may already be familiar with other games in this niche including Infinity Blade, Rage, and the recently released Deus Ex: The...

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Daily Update for July 8, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Square Stand credit card terminal to be sold at Apple Stores

Square is now in a partnership with Apple to bring its new Square Stands to Apple retail stores. The Square Stand will convert an iPad into a full point-of-sale system that pairs with cash drawers, receipt printers, barcode scanners and credit card readers. The US$299 device begins shipping this...

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Happy Owl Studio Cashbox: a beautiful hand-crafted iPad cash register

The last time I talked to the guys from Happy Owl Studio, they were busy cranking out great-looking leather bags for Apple devices. Now the company is producing the Cashbox (starts at US$750 - $1,500, depending on the payment solution selected for the register), a product that was still in...

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Square unveils new iPad stand dubbed Square Stand

Square today unveiled the Square Stand, the company's latest effort to become an even more entrenched player in the mobile-payments market. The Square Stand is essentially an elegant stand with an embedded card reader for the iPad that, when running Square Register, offers a compelling...

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