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A selection of apps from Ingenico's app store for payment terminals

Ingenico's new card payment terminals make room for apps

There's an app for everything, it seems, and increasingly an app on everything: phones, TVs, robots... and soon even the payment terminals used with chip-based bank cards.

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Get ready for a customer-service overhaul in the next Dynamics CRM

Microsoft's Dynamics CRM 2016 software is just around the corner, and on Thursday the company revealed new details about what it will include from a customer-service perspective.

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Google Inbox's new Smart Replies uses machine learning to speed up email responses

A new feature Google announced Tuesday lets people get through a whole bunch of email using machine-learning-powered smart replies.

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How to hold Skype chats with people who aren't Skype users

Skype recently added a WebRTC-style feature that lets anyone join a conversation if they have a link. Here's how to set that up.

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Skype for all: Microsoft lets users send direct links to chat with anyone via Skype

Microsoft adds a way to send a link to people you want to chat with, whether they're on Skype or not.


DRM for JPEG? Standards group could make it happen

Locking up image files might help protect privacy, but would have serious side effects on fair use.

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Adblock extension begins whitelisting 'acceptable ads'

The decision by Eyeo, owner of the Adblock Plus browser extensions and mobile browser apps, to hand control of its acceptable ads program to an independent board has prompted the developer of another adblocker to join the program -- and sell his company.

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Skype's magic real-time speech translation is going live for all

Microsoft pushes its Skype real-time voice-translation app out of preview with support for six spoken languages.

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Here's why you might not have been able to connect to Skype this week

Microsoft blames a lengthy Skype outage on a configuration snafu, and apologizes.

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Microsoft's Edge browser will soon support Skype calls without a plugin

Windows 10 users can expect a plugin-free Skype Web app sometime later this year.

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11 great IFTTT Recipes for tracking NASA news, photos and space exploration

IFTTT isn't just for fetching and carrying data. It can also alert you to things--like what NASA's up to today. Here are 11 recipes to tell you when an astronaut enters or exits space, where the International Space Station is, and other NASA-buff essentials.

PayPal launches, a person-to-person payment service

Want to send money to a friend in Canada or Sweden without leaving home? is your answer.

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Slack releases 'Add to Slack' button for other apps

The startup has launched a new feature that lets other companies integrate their sites and apps into Slack with a button called "Add to Slack."

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Gogo gets thumbs up for speedy in-flight broadband in the U.S.

In-flight broadband provider Gogo's 2Ku technology has been approved by the FAA, opening the door for data speeds up to 70Mbps.

How to use Dropbox's handy new browser-agnostic bookmarking feature

Dropbox's new drag-and-drop feature for the web app makes it easier to use Dropbox as a bookmarks repository.