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It's been four years since Apple Pay first launched, and Google's response has always been a bit of a mess. Now, the company is finally simplifying all its different apps and services into a single product called Google Pay, which launched yesterday in Australia.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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When Apple Pay, the contactless payment service for iPhones and Apple Watches, launched last year it was only available to American Express customers. Apple then partnered with ANZ Bank, but the service remained largely unavailable to individuals using other financial institution. The good news is 31 banks have signed up to offer Apple Pay to their customers through one of Australia's largest payments solutions provider Cuscal. Here's the list of new banks that have jumped on-board Apple Pay.

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Mobile payment systems have really taken off in Australia -- all of the major banks now have them and Apple has followed suit with Apple Pay. If you've just purchased your first iPhone or are unfamiliar with how this feature works, the following infographic explains everything you need to know; from setting up Apple Pay on different devices to making your first contactless payment.

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Samsung Pay joined the ranks of many other similarly-named services when it launched in Australia last month, but it's not your only option. From Optus's cashless payment accessories to your bank's own specialised service, here are all the mobile payment services available now in Australia.

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Apple Pay has launched to much fanfare. People with the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus are now able to make credit card payments at certain shops and restaurants in the US. But Apple Pay isn't the first of its kind and the technology it uses has actually been around for the past 15 years. So why has it taken so long to enter the mainstream?