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Microsoft now accepting Bitcoin at Xbox and Windows online stores

Bitcoin just got a big boost in stature as Microsoft is now accepting the cryptocurrency for digital content from its stores. If you live in the US, you can use it to buy apps, games, music and videos from the Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music and Xbox Video stores. According to …

Plastc wants to be the only credit card you'll ever need

Your fat wallet wants to meet Plastc -- a device which its manufacturers claim can replace most of the credit/gift/loyalty cards you currently mule about. It works by pairing with an app on your phone (via Bluetooth), which provides near unlimited storage for all your cards (Plastc itself can <i>only</i> …

Asda and Sainsbury's to launch mobile payments in 2015

Mobile payments might be the next big thing for retailers, but we've still not reached the point where we can go out shopping and leave the wallet at home. Apple Pay may one day solve that problem, but it's not yet launched in the US and there's no UK release date in sight. Zapp, however, has …

BillGuard Issues Location Alerts to Combat Credit Card Fraud

BillGuard touts itself as the world’s first people-powered antivirus system for bills, with predictive algorithms that alert you when there’s unexpected charges made on your bank cards such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and fraud.<p>Four months after it finally launched out of North America, …

How to add loyalty cards to your PayPal app

Loyalty cards can be great for scoring discounts, tracking purchases, and the like, but they're no friend to your already overstuffed wallet. That's why many smartphone owners have turned to apps like CardStar and Key Ring, which allow you to manage loyalty cards in digital form.<p>Now PayPal does, …

Is responsive design killing mobile?

Picture yourself at a work event. What are you wearing? What are you talking about? How loud are you talking? If you indulge at all, how much have you had to drink? Now picture yourself on a weekend trip with a group of friends.<p>We won’t go into details, but things look a little different, don’t …

Top five free project management tools

We’ve all be assigned a project before, whether for work or school. However, maybe your simple to-do list on your smartphone has a few loose ends, or …

Project Management

PayPal Cofounder Max Levchin Is The New CEO Of A Finance Startup That Has Quietly Raised $45 Million

Affirm partners with e-commerce companies to let customers get instant lines of credit for purchasing items on their sites.<p>The startup calculates the risk and sets the rate and structure for borrowers based on info from their social-media accounts and the cost of the items they want to purchase, …

Startups

Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface

When iOS 8 hits, the notification center is going to be the most important screen in your iPhone. Think about it: Notifications already are the way …

Walmart and Walgreen’s Join The List of Retailers Testing iBeacons in Stores

- May 7, 2014<p>Drugstore chain Duane Reade announced today that its updating its iPhone app with support for Apple’s iBeacons. The Walgreen-owned chain …

Virgin Atlantic putting iBeacons in London Heathrow airport

Virgin is well-known for being hip and high-tech. They've also recently been playing around with Google Glass so they can greet upper class …

Virgin Atlantic

Square introduces 'Pickup' for simple online purchases

Since its inception in 2009, that little white payment dongle has snuck into small businesses everywhere, making plastic a less costly proposition for the little guy. Today, it's taking another step toward small business ubiquity with "Pickup," which, fittingly, is a service that enables customers …

Sydney Bitcoin ATM brings cryptocurrency into the real world

The global cryptocurrency Bitcoin is set to inch further into the real world tomorrow with a new Bitcoin ATM being installed in the Sydney CBD.<p>The …

ATMs

Ditch your wallet at shops that read your palm for payment

People have turned to fortune tellers for millennia, but this palm reader is the first I can say with certainty that really does give you a glimpse of the future. Quixter is a palm reader that allows you to pay for things without your wallet simply by placing your hand on a scanner.<p>To pay for stuff …