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Microsoft unveils app gift cards

Microsoft has begun selling gift cards good for purchases on its digital content market, taking a page out of Apple's iTunes playbook.

5 lingering (and silly) tech fees we shouldn't still be paying

Several charges and fees appear on bills for technology long after they should no longer apply. Here are some of the worst offenders; be aware.

Mobile shopping still stalled by security worries, hassle

Without exception, using a credit or debit card was deemed more secure than a mobile phone, whether the purchase was made in-store or online, according to a survey sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance and PayPal. In addition, the personal computer was seen as the safest option for accessing the Web by 62 percent of the respondents versus six percent who chose a smartphone.

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Mobile tech forecast to fuel new Digital Industrial Economy

Worldwide IT spending will peak at $3.8 trillion in 2014, marking the beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy era, according to Gartner.

How location tracking will change the way you shop

etailers are testing new ways to learn how customers shop and move about their stores, and targeting them with promotions and in-store maps on their smartphones.

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Windows Phone grabs one in ten smartphone sales in Europe

Windows Phone is finally making sales headway; the platform was the choice of nearly one of every ten smartphone sales across Europe's five largest markets during the summer.

Microsoft sweetens iPhone trade-in deal to push Windows

Microsoft launched yet another trade-in program to convince consumers to switch to a Windows device, this time aimed at iPhone owners.

Microsoft invites trade-ins for Windows phones, Surface

Microsoft has expanded a buyback program to boost sales of Windows smartphones and tablets, and will pay up to $350 for a variety of rival hardware running Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

Staycation, all the apps I ever wanted

Everyone loves a long weekend, and these apps can help you make the most of it by finding great activities, events, meals, and hotels in your city.

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Facebook Gifts returns to marketing only virtual goodies

Less than a year after launching Facebook Gifts, the social network is dropping physical items from the selection and focusing on gift cards, primarily its own.