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After introducing the new iPhone 6, 6Plus and the Apple Watch, this week, Apple announced Apple Pay, a digital wallet, integrated into the new devices that will let you use your phone to pay for purchases online and at the register. Like some credit and debit cards are already doing, the technology uses near-field communications. While pressing your fingerprint to the phone's screen, hold the phone near the credit card keypad at the register and your payment will be accepted. Macys, Walgreens, McDonald's, Subway and Staples are already on board and planning to participate with the service rolls out in October.

Online, Apple Pay will act like PayPal, where you pay for goods by entering your Apple Pay account information, not your credit card number.

The service is free...but the iPhone 6 will set you back $299 (with a two-year carrier contract)

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Never miss a bill payment again!  From Intuit, the makers of Quickbooks, comes this app that keeps track of your bills and your account balances, and pays your bills for you, automatically and on-time.  Get reminders when bills are due and either pay them immediately with the push of a button or schedule a payment.  You also receive alerts when your balance is low so you don't get hit with overdraft charges.  You can also pay with a credit or debit card, though there is a fee associated...direct account payments are free.  The app works even if your bank doesn't offer its own mobile banking app.

 

Check is free on GooglePlay and in the AppStore.

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Yesterday, Instagram announced the release of their new app that allows you to take high-quality, time-lapse video with your phone. It also takes the “bounce” out of your footage, making it look like you shot it with a Steadicam. No Instagram account required, by the way.

So far, Free in the AppStore

An Android version is in development.

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This is the perfect app for parents who are fed up with being ignored or having their calls screened when trying to get in touch with their teen.  Once installed on your teen's Android phone, if calls or texts from specific phone numbers are ignored, the phone locks up.  It can't call, text email, IM or check social media until the user enters a code to unlock the device.  The phone can only call Mom or Dad (or any other predetermined care-giver...as well as 911) to check-in and get the unlock code.  So far, its only available for Android ($1.99 per device) but an iOS version is in development.

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