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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LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.

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LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.

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Apple brings native flight tracking support to iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

An unannounced feature rolling out in Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan operating systems will let users view up-to-date airline flight status, as well as a preview of projected flight paths, using specially crafted data detectors.

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You can now download the Windows 10 .ISO disk image

Although the final RTM version of Windows 10 was originally announced to start rolling out today, only a few select groups of people are guaranteed a copy as Microsoft prioritizes Insider Preview members, enterprise, and OEM partners over regular consumers.

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First photos of supposed 'iPhone 6s' front panel appear, points to mass production

A set of photos posted to the Web on Thursday claim to show so-called “iPhone 6s” screens rolling off the production line, suggesting mass manufacturing of the next-generation handset has started.

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Facebook Messenger gains app-based person-to-person money transfers

In “coming months,” Facebook is rolling out person-to-person money transfers in its Messenger apps for iOS, Android, and the Web, the social network announced on Tuesday.



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T-Mobile brings Data Stash rollovers to Simple Choice prepaid subscribers

T-Mobile USA has announced plans to bring Data Stash — a policy rolling over unused 4G data from each month — to new and existing Simple Choice prepaid subscribers, having previously limited the perk to postpaid customers.



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Apple stops iOS 7.1.2 code signing, restricts downgrading from iOS 8

After rolling out two point updates for iOS 8 earlier this week, Apple on Friday stopped signing iOS 7.1.2 firmware, meaning users who migrated to the new mobile operating system no longer have the option of downgrading.



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Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets

Twitter likes to try out new features on a limited number of users before rolling it out to everyone – or ditching it entirely. Its latest experiment involves retweeting users’ favorited posts, bringing extra (possibly unwanted) content to Twitter timelines. 

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Apple rolls out iTunes Pass to US and Australian customers [u]

After rolling out the service in a pilot test last week, Apple late Wednesday made iTunes Pass available at Apple Stores across the U.S. and Australia, allowing customers to recharge their iTunes account balance in-store via a Passbook card.



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T-Mobile confirms support for Wi-Fi calling on iPhones running iOS 8

While not mentioned by name during Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, the company is rolling out a Wi-Fi voice calling feature in iOS 8 when the operating system launches this fall. T-Mobile has confirmed the iPhone function will work on its network.



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Facebook Wants to Eavesdrop on Your Entertainment


Facebook is rolling out a new feature that encourages users to share their entertainment experiences on mobile devices. The new audio identifier uses the gadget’s microphone to listen in on any content playing. When posting a status update, a Facebook user will see an audio icon moving on the screen, searching to identify a song, TV show or movie. If it finds a match, the user can choose to share it. Friends can preview a 30-second snippet of a song or see the season and episode of a TV show.

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Pinterest Tacks On New Marketing Tool


Pinterest on Tuesday revealed that it was rolling out an analytics tool for marketers designed to offer them more information on which content does well. The new feature, Business Insights API, lets businesses track which of their boards, pins and products are attracting the most engaged users, as well as which ones aren’t garnering clicks. In addition, developers will be able to use the API to track activity, helping them understand how consumers move and click on their brand’s boards.

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Google Now Could Turn E-Commerce on Its Ear


Google on Monday announced it is rolling out a new feature for Google Now that aims to blend the brick-and-mortar and online retail worlds. Available now for Android phones, the feature notifies users when they’re physically near a store that might have a recently searched-for item available. For instance, a person who searched on Google for a specific surfboard would receive an alert when walking near a store that normally carries that particular model. The feature doesn’t go so far as to inform the user whether the item currently is in stock.

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