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MasterCard Advertises Apple Pay Using Baseball Stars



The rollout of Apple Pay has reignited interest in mobile payments — but most consumers are still using plastic to pay

Now MasterCard, one of Apple’s partners, aims to change that with a series of commercials highlighting how Apple Pay is easy to use in the context of everyday life

The two spots, released Tuesday and Wednesday, focus on MLB baseball greats Mariano Rivera, George Brett and Tommy Lasorda, and treat Apple Pay as a seamless part of its…

Twitter Digits Replaces Your Passwords With Your Phone Number



App users will no longer have to remember passwords if Twitter has any say. A Twitter product for developers called Digits will let users log into apps with a phone number.

While most apps require an email address to log in, Digits lets you register for apps with phone numbers instead. By entering a phone number, selecting your home country and entering a one-time passcode into the app (sent via SMS), you’ll be ready to go.

For 70% of Candidates, Online Applications Are a Turnoff



Like most other processes in the modern world, recruitment has gone digital. Hiring managers and job seekers alike are abandoning the traditional paper resume and turning to fully online job applications. While applicant tracking systems and automated keyword filtering have certainly made recruiters’ lives easier, do applicants feel the same way?

A recent study from recruitment technology company Jibe and research firm Kelton Global found that the present state of online job applications…

Microsoft Officially Ditches the Nokia Brand



Microsoft’s mobile site is filled with words — but one that you won’t find is “Nokia.”

Apart from images and a single reference from a module powered by the Nokia Facebook page (which apparently hasn’t yet gotten the message), the Nokia brand is entirely absent.

Microsoft has made no secret of abandoning the Nokia brand since it completed the acquisition of the Finnish company’s mobile business earlier this year. First reported

Which Frameworks Should Web Developers Use?



In our latest Ask a Dev video, web developer Brady Higginbotham breaks down the basics of different JavaScript frameworks.

EmberJS, for example, optimizes application speed, while the lightweight BackboneJS powers notable projects like Facebook’s Parse. Then there’s AngularJS, sponsored by Google, and Ionic, which is specifically geared toward building mobile apps.

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Vine’s Stars Are The Best Part, And Now You Can Follow Whole Channels Of Them


Report: Microsoft Poised to Launch Smartwatch With 2-Day Battery



Microsoft‘s first attempt at a high-tech watch, back in 2004, was perhaps a little ahead of its time

But now it’s 2014, and the tech company is planning to launch a new smartwatch in the coming weeks, according to a report in Forbes.

The smartwatch is expected to include common health-tracking features, like distance traveled, as well as a continuous heart rate monitor. You’ll be able to sync the device with…

iOS 8.1 Available for Download: Apple Pay Launches, Camera Roll Returns



Apple users can now download the latest version of iOS 8, and with it comes a handful of new features, including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, device continuity (accessing whatever you need on every device) and the return of the Camera Roll.

iOS 8.1 comes just a few weeks after the launch of the first iteration of iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads, as well as the aborted release of iOS 8.0.1, the update that locked cellular service and Touch ID functionality for many iPhone users before it was…

Will.i.am Unveils Slick Video Ads for Puls, Reveals Zaha Hadid Designs



Following the release of Will.I.Am’s wearable device on Wednesday, the music artist turned tech entrepreneur launched a series of slick video ads showing off the device operating in a wide range of situations

The 10 videos posted on YouTube, which focus mostly on the style and functionality of the Puls device, are short, powerful and illustrate why a pop music star who understands technology might be the right person to usher wearable computing into the mainstream

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