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Vodafone turns to QR codes for 'simpler' pay-as-you-go top-ups

QR codes look like they're really starting to catch on, and Vodafone's not one to turn down a reserved seat on the bandwagon. As part of a new trial, the UK carrier has teamed up with mobile payments renegade PowaTag so pay-as-you-go customers can top up their balances with just a quick scan of a …

Russia Is Investigating if Gay Emojis Break Its Laws

Russia’s state media watchdog is investigating whether gay-themed emojis on Facebook are in violation of Russian laws against promoting homosexuality.<p>…

LGBTQI

Numerous wants to be the ultimate app for numbers geeks

Numbers make the world go ’round. Or so the old adage <i>should</i> go.<p>Numbers hold a lot of inherent meaning within the context of things that matter to us, be it hobbies, work, or the world at large. Whether it’s counting down to your holiday, counting up from when you stopped smoking, tracking your …

Apps

Google makes it even easier to test Android apps

For developers, allowing the public to evaluate apps before general release is paramount -- it helps weed out the bugs that could derail an otherwise successful launch. Both Apple and Google offer the capability, but TestFlight features have only been baked into iOS for the better part of a year …

Apple boosts bus drivers’ pay ahead of union vote

Apple has boosted pay for its contracted shuttle bus drivers ahead of a vote this weekend, in which unionized drivers in Silicon Valley will vote on a package for improved wages and benefits.<p>Drivers are demanding hourly pay increases to $21-$25, which will then increase again to $22.50-$28.50 in …

Ashley Madison leak exposes how social networks fall short as news providers

If you use social media for work but you’re still not sure what the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is, this post could save you your reputation and your employer a lot of money.<p>You don’t have to be a lawyer to read and understand this post. I’m not.<p>I’ll explain what the DMCA is in a minute. But …

Snapchat Revenue Could Hit $50 Million This Year -- But It Still Needs a CFO

Who will manage all that cash?<p>Snapchat is finally making some real money, with a lot more coming in 2016. It’s also looking for someone to manage all that cash.<p>Snapchat is targeting around $50 million in revenue this year, according to multiple sources familiar with the company — a nice chunk of …

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NVIDIA recalls Shield Android tablets over battery fire fears

NVIDIA has issued a recall for the Shield Android tablet after determining that its battery "can overheat, posing a fire hazard." Although the recall is voluntary, NVIDIA is asking users to back up their data and fill in the relevant online form to receive a replacement. The issue pertains to …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Pay set to launch in Europe

Mobile payments are fast becoming the next big thing in mobile and rather than just smaller companies offering the service, we’re increasingly seeing large mobile OEMs enter the mCommerce arena. Samsung is no different and is set to follow Apple (with Android Pay also coming later this year) by …

Photographer Finds Beautiful Medium Format Beach Photos in Thrift Store

Photographer Meagan Abell from Richmond, Virginia, was browsing a thrift shop a few weeks ago when she stumbled across 4 sets of medium format …

Pictures of the Week 7.31.15

World Records

7 Essential Marketing Tips from Rich Clarkson, Alison Zavos, Ben Lowy & More

What’s the best way to get the word out about your photography and attract your ideal client? In our guide, <i>The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50</i> …