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Apple iOS 8 credit card scan using iPhone camera

Apple has added a feature to Safari in iOS 8 that is said to allow its user to fill any online payment forms by just using its iPhone camera, thanks to its optical character recognition that can scan credit card details. Not only it makes the online shopping process easy but also it will notify the owner if the card is already expired. The new option is visible at sites like Amazon when you typically enter credit card information manually or through the existing AutoFill feature. This newly added feature is similar to a method Apple provides for adding iTunes gift cards to an AppleID.

USB 3.1 Cables and Connectors Revealed

If you are still using USB 2.0 flash drives then you might want to try USB 3.0 external drives and thumb drives to experience how fast to transfer files with this kind of technology. I’ve been using my USB 3.0 external drive a couple of years and it’s still working perfectly, transferring downloaded movies from my pc to the drive in just a short period of time.

The good news is there is already information about the next generation USB 3.1 cables/connector featuring much more user friendly design and much faster transfer rates (up to 10Gbps compared to the 5Gbps on the previous generation USB 3.0. There is information given that there are two types of end connectors in the case of Type C, so you can plug it in without worrying about direction and orientation. Plus, you don’t need to worry about vertical orientation either.