From this point forward, all Intel and AMD CPUs are Windows 10-only

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Keep in mind as you plan your hardware purchases — AMD CPUs, APUs, and Intel CPUs are all Windows 10-only from this point forward. AMD GPUs will continue to support Windows 7 and 8 for now, though we don’t know when the company will terminate this.

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US iPhone owners spent average of $35 on apps in 2015, mostly on games

Article Image An average of $35 per active iPhone was spent on apps and in-app purchases in the U.S. in 2015, with most of the money going towards mobile games, according to a new market research report.

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Amazon May Let You Pay With a Wink and a Nod


Amazon has applied for a patent for selfie-based authentication for online purchases, according to a patent application published last week. Using the technology, a prospective purchaser would take a selfie, and the image would be authenticated against an image database using facial recognition software. The buyer then would perform a requested action, such as winking, to verify that the image is of a live human being. That would trigger completion of the transaction.

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Apple Pay in-app transactions rapidly expanding beyond NFC payment terminals

Article Image App developers are increasingly adopting Apple Pay as a fast, convenient way to enable purchases, often as an alternative to standing in line at a store’s cash register or manually entering in billing and shipping information.

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Walmart Jumps Into Mobile Pay Fray


Walmart on Thursday introduced its own mobile payments solution to let customers make in-store purchases with an Android or iOS smartphone. The move will make it the only retailer to compete with third-party mobile payment systems. Walmart currently is rolling out the feature through its Walmart mobile app in select stores in the northwest Arkansas area. It will expand to stores across the country by the first half of 2016, according to company spokesperson Danit Marquardt.

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Apple expands iTunes carrier billing options to Russia's Beeline

Article Image Russian iPhone owners can now bill iTunes purchases to their carrier, instead of having to pay via a credit or debit card, a report said on Thursday.

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Android Stomps Onto Mobile Pay Battlefield


Google is rolling out Android Pay, its answer to Apple Pay. Android Pay allows shoppers to make purchases at more than a million retail locations across the U.S. It also stores gift cards and loyalty cards, and provides special offers directly to a user’s mobile device. Android Pay is compatible with all NFC-enabled Android devices, and it works across all carriers. It supports the four major payment networks: American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. It also accommodates cards issued by many popular U.S. banks and credit unions.

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Spotify encourages customers to bypass Apple's App Store, save $3 per month on subscriptions

In an effort to bypass Apple’s 30 percent cut of all App Store purchases, and in the wake of the launch of Apple Music, Spotify has begun emailing customers who subscribed through their iOS to convert their subscription to a Web-based one and save $3 per month.

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Putting the EU's E-Commerce Puzzle Together


A substantial number of Europeans shop online, but few make purchases outside their own country. The European Commission aims to change that through a broad initiative to create a Digital Single Market, announced earlier this month. One of the 16 steps the EC has taken toward achieving that goal is undertaking an antitrust investigation of the e-commerce sector. The aim is to identify potential anticompetitive barriers to cross-border online trade in goods and services such as electronics, clothing, shoes and digital content.

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Apple Watch won't be available in Apple's retail stores until June at the earliest

Walk-in purchases of the Apple Watch won’t be available at Apple’s retail stores until June at the earliest, as supply of the wrist-worn device will remain severely constrained, a new memo to employees from retail chief Angela Ahrendts has revealed.



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Office perk: chips inserted in workers' skin

Some Swedish workers can now enter their building without a key and make purchases at the office cafe sans card—with a chip implanted in their hand, the BBC reports.

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Apple responds to EC complaints by touting iTunes' app controls as 'leading the industry,' cites iOS 8 "Ask To Buy" feature

In response to complaints published by European Commission regulators regarding In App Purchases, Apple has issued a statement outlining that it already does more than anyone else in the industry, and will be further enhancing its efforts to secure app purchases by children in iOS 8 this fall.



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Online Apple Store offering free shipping on all purchases through May 29

Apple on Friday announced free shipping on all purchases made through the Online Apple Store in the run up to Father’s Day, a change from the typical $50-and-up campaign pricing.



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