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What Happened to ‘Don’t Be Evil?’ Windows Phone Developers Think Google is Playing Tricks

What Happened to ‘Don't Be Evil’ Windows Phone Developers Think Google is Playing TricksWindows Phone developers are highly suspicious these days. Commenters on websites where Windows developers chat are abuzz with claims that Google is trying to strangle the platform by cutting advertising.

Could it be true that Google is trying to strangle the viability of developers creating apps for Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone?

“That what at least some Windows Phone developers believe, with reports over the weekend that ads returns from Google’s AdMob mobile advertising service plummeted off a cliff following the announcement at Microsoft’s Build 2015 conference that the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant was going to make it easier to port Android apps to Windows Phone,” notes a story at Silicon Angle.

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Cole Haan Delivers Apple Pay Into Mobile App Experience

Cole Haan Delivers Apple Pay Into Mobile App Experience Cole Haan, the  American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand, has just launched Apple Pay within their mobile shopping application.

According to details shared with MMW, the move will allow customers to make purchases with one touch.

Cole Haan, we’re told, is the first lifestyle brand to adopt this contactless payment technology within a single branded application experience.
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First Official Government App Comes to Apple Watch

First Official Government App Comes to Apple WatchNIC Inc., a provider of eGovernment services, says that its team has just launched the first official government application for Apple Watch.

According to a provided statement, the Apple Watch app called Gov2Go was actually launched by the company’s Arkansas subsidiary, Arkansas Information Consortium, LLC.
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Grande Screw Ups: Starbucks Mobile Pay App Fraud Has Customers Steamed

Grande Screw Ups Starbucks Mobile Pay App Fraud Has Customers SteamedYes, I’m that person. The customer who insists on a receipt after every debit card purchase. Sure, it’s a waste of paper. But if my purchase for $12.11 shows up on my account as a debit of $1211 — what do I have as evidence?

After all, it took Jean Obando two weeks to get back $550 in fraudulent charges that came via his Starbucks mobile app.

The Starbucks app needs tightening up, since thieves (who probably don’t even like coffee) are using it as a gateway to rob money from consumer credit cards, bank accounts, and PayPal accounts. And this week, Starbucks admitted it.

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Mobile for a Good Cause: Full Society’s App Feeds You and Those in Need

Mobile for a Good Cause Full Society’s App Feeds You and Those in NeedHow many times have you been at a bar or restaurant and getting the check can take just as long as getting your meal? With Full Society’s new app, that can all change, while at the same time help those less fortunate.

Finishing up funding through an Indiegogo campaign, Full Society hopes to have this app (yet to be named) out in full mainstream distribution soon.

The personal benefit of this app is eliminating the stress of having to wait for the bill, especially if you are running late for an engagement. However, the greater public benefit to the app is that it also allows you to donate to charity organizations to help those who are hungry.

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The Future of Job Applications: Looking for Work Goes Mobile in India

The Future of Job Applications Looking for Work Goes Mobile in IndiaThere’s been a jump in job applications submitted via mobile phone apps in India, according to a TimesJobs.com survey.

When TimesJobs recently surveyed a contingent of larger companies, they indicated that as much as 20 percent of job applications they received came from mobile phones. That’s up from a range of zero to 10 percent only a year ago.

TimesJobs is India’s premier career and recruitment portal, and one of the most successful ventures pursued by the Times of India Group. Launched in 2004, TimesJobs.com currently has a candidate database of more than 20 million registered job-seekers across levels and functions credited with more than 40 million page every month.

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Supercuts’ New Mobile Features Make You ‘Ready to Go’

Supercuts New Mobile Features Make You Ready to GoThe folks at Supercuts have made some new upgrades to their online presence in addition to creating a mobile app. The new features now let customers make appointments online and to check-in upon arrival. The app even allows customers to manage same day service.

Along with the check-in option, Supercuts, like some other popular hair salons, has added a hot towel treatment.

“Supercuts has introduced a new complimentary Hot Towel Refresher as a finishing touch to every haircut,” the company says. “At the end of each cut, an expert Supercuts stylist uses a hot towel infused with soothing tea-tree oil to wipe away hairs from the guest’s hairline and neck so guests feel clean and ready to go.”

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