Microsoft has begun selling gift cards good for purchases on its digital content market, taking a page out of Apple's iTunes playbook.
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.
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.
Worldwide IT spending will peak at $3.8 trillion in 2014, marking the beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy era, according to Gartner.
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.
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 launched yet another trade-in program to convince consumers to switch to a Windows device, this time aimed at iPhone owners.
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.
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.