All about the Apple Card

Apple has already made big changes to how we buy things, now that it’s possible to use Apple Pay to check out with a flick of the wrist or a press of a button. And Apple Pay has significant competition, with Google and Samsung promoting their own mobile payment systems, so many transactions that used to require plastic and signatures are now virtual. Apple Pay alone is on track to process 10 billion transactions this year.

Apple’s recent announcement of the new Apple Card service may at first blush seem like just another added feature—now Apple Pay can have a line of credit. But it’s possible that this will impact the credit card industry almost as profoundly as how Netflix affected Blockbuster when it started sending DVDs in red envelopes.

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Q & A with April Speight of Vogue and Code

Hi April! I am so inspired by your adventures in tech and always learn a lot from your thought-provoking posts. So I have a couple of questions for you, oh and your blog is beautiful and highly educational. I love it:

Question 1. What is the tech item that you find the most useful in your business and why

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Malibu: Internet outages and solutions that we know will work and can be used in the future.

It is so frustrating to know people are still having internet issues. Frontier and Spectrum lost infrastructure they are not admitting to having lost. That is abundantly clear. The other day, I had breakfast with Barb Dijker who is a leading expert in networking technologies.  We pored over the Amazon listings and found several modems that will work with a cellular SIM. There are many models on the market. But, these made the list of the best modems to recommend for Malibu and the Woolsey Fire areas. 

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Meet Sara Gepp of Close to the Earth I.T. Services in Malibu

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sara Gepp. Sara, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started with Apple Retail at one of the first retail stores as a Mac Sales Specialist. I loved working with customers and at that time, people were switching from P.C. to Mac and the iPod had recently come out. The product line was changing the world and the energy within Apple Retail was contagious.

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Foraging for Wild Mushrooms on Red Mountain. Ojai, California

Foraging! OK so, I do not often spell this word! So, I guess I created a couple of typos but- I wanted to share my photos of the mountains taken with the Nikon 7500D any excuse to shoot with this camera- I am there! Check out my photos. I just used the standard kit. I put it on Auto- I know I am not supposed to do that! I want to read more about the camera before I start going with different settings. Plus I had 2 busy mushroom hunters with me! No time to set up my shots- 

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