Consumer News for September 2nd

By Jade Cunningham |

Published 09/02 2014 05:13AM

Updated 09/02 2014 05:21AM

Apple has reportedly teamed up with Visa, Master Card and American Express in a new endeavor.

Apple is making mobile payments easier by including a near-field communications chip.

The new chip, plus the touch ID Fingerprint Recognition Reader, will allow iPhone users to pay for items in a store with the touch of a finger.

The announcement about the new technology is expected next week, when Apple debuts its latest iPhone.

Apple, as always, hasn't commented.


A recent survey of O-Surv, found 87% of adult travelers who were questioned believe the "Bring Your Own Device Policy" used by many airlines, saves the airlines money.

So 94% of those surveyed say they deserve to benefit from the savings too.

The travelers said they'd like either free entertainment, cheaper airline fare or a break on baggage fees.

Southwest Airlines is the largest U.S. carrier with a BOYD policy, offering free access to 20 channels of live television.

But the airline charges $8 for Wi-Fi access and $5 for movies.

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