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How to stop Apple Pay from appearing when you press your Home button

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Apple has made it easier for iPhone users to access Apple Pay by double-clicking their Home button. This is a useful feature if you regularly use Apple Pay and other cards in your digital wallet, such as loyalty cards, but it can be annoying if you don't. Accidentally or impatiently clicking your Home button a few times will bring you to the new Apple Pay shortcut instead of unlocking your iPhone. You then need to tap your Home button again to leave the Apple Pay screen then unlock your phone. Luckily there is a way to disable this feature. Here's how:

Apple Pay wins best mobile payment service

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Apple Pay has nudged out its competitors in a head-to-head contest at the offices of Consumer Reports. Despite the fact that Apple Pay is only available on Apple devices, it scored higher in several categories that Consumer Reports designed to "help people make informed choices". Apple Pay took top honors overall in the ratings, which focus on data privacy and security.

Snapchat closing down Snapcash payments

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Well it was fun while it lasted. Snapchat will officially discontinue its Snapcash payments service on August 30th. After almost four years of partnership with Square to bring peer-to-peer payments to Snapchat, the company has confirmed the closure with no further explanation. Users will be notified within the app and through Snapchat's support site.

Apple Pay to gain speed boost with Mastercard

Apple Pay MasterCard

Apple Pay transactions are set to get faster thanks to changes afoot at MasterCard. Anyone using a MasterCard with Apple Pay will no longer have to worry about a signature for transactions over $50. This will make using Apple Pay even faster for those MasterCard holders who have linked their cards to their accounts.

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