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Sifting the facts from the fiction about contactless cards

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Can someone else scan your contactless card through your pocket ... we ask the experts what's true and what's notThe reports of contactless charging errors on buses and in stores will have left some people nervous - and have prompted a flurry of theories about what's wrong with the technology...
Sifting the facts from the fiction about contactless cards

Maveron Deposits $8 Million Into Mobile Wallet Company Lemon

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Palo Alto, Calif.-based Lemon has raised $8 million in a first round of capital to pay for the launch of its new smartphone wallet. Maveron led the round, with Draper Fisher Jurvetson and The Social+Capital Partnership also participating. The app allows users to take a photo of all of their...
Maveron Deposits $8 Million Into Mobile Wallet Company Lemon

Amazon S3 Versioning Is Now Ready

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Amazon S3's new Versioning feature has now graduated to production status! Once you have enabled versioning for a particular S3 bucket, you can create a new version of an object by simply uploading it. The old versions continue to exist and remain accessible. Versioning's MFA Delete feature has also graduated...
Amazon S3 Versioning Is Now Ready

E-Hailing Ordeal: To Pay With a Taxi App In NYC, You Might Have to Enter a 7-Digit Code

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(Photo: Wikimedia) Early adopters who have been using apps like Uber and Hailo to hail and pay taxis in cities like San Francisco, Washington D.C., and London may find the process in New York City a little less seamless. That's because companies that currently process credit cards in New York's...
E-Hailing Ordeal: To Pay With a Taxi App In NYC, You Might Have to Enter a 7-Digit Code

Evernote two-step verification now available for Premium and Business users

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Three months after a major database hack, Evernote has finally made good on its promise to implement two-factor authentication as an additional precautionary measure. Following the footsteps of other security-conscious companies, the technique requires not just your username and password, but also a six-digit code provided either via text...
Evernote two-step verification now available for Premium and Business users

Frommees: This startup creates physical keepsakes for digital content

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“Is this the next Web?” asked Frommees self-proclaimed ‘Founding Father’ Martin Brouns, holding aloft a small, coin-shaped piece of recycled plastic. “Is this technologically anything? It doesn’t have a QR code on it. It doesn’t have a chip in it, it’s just a little piece of plastic. But still…I think it’s...
Frommees: This startup creates physical keepsakes for digital content
Google wants to take on Apple with an open AirPlay alternative

Leaked Sprint slides reveal Touch Wallet NFC app, Google Wallet eyes the door

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Sprint is reportedly developing its own wallet app to rival that of Google Wallet, slides leaked to Android Central reveal. Entering a four-digit code opens your handset to make payments, while tapping an NFC reader will let you directly access your credit cards. Loyalty options are also included, with...
Leaked Sprint slides reveal Touch Wallet NFC app, Google Wallet eyes the door
All dogs in England must be microchipped by 2016, cats left exempt

Developer of iTunes 11′s camera-based gift card redemption profiles feature as important for visually impaired

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Geppy Parziale has profiled iTunes 11′s neat new camera-based iTunes Store gift card redemption feature on his blog. Parziale, who works between Apple and his own application development firm, was one of the feature’s developers. The feature, which we noted yesterday, allows a user to take a photo of the...
Developer of iTunes 11′s camera-based gift card redemption profiles feature as important for visually impaired

Blizzard's Battle.net Hacked; Company Recommends All Users Change Their Passwords [Mac Blog]

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Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo, today informed customers that their internal security network had been breached. The company doesn't believe that financial information has been compromised but other data including email addresses for all non-China players and scrambled passwords were taken. The company believes it will...
Blizzard's Battle.net Hacked; Company Recommends All Users Change Their Passwords [Mac Blog]
Evernote Turns On Three New Security Features, Including 2-Factor Authentication, After Major Breach In February

Stay in touch with Comm

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Comm is a new mobile-social network for iOS and Android devices by DeNA. It’s available now as a free download from the two platforms’ respective app stores. Comm is an obvious competitor to Line, the 60+ million-strong social network from Japan that we explored back in September. Billing itself primarily...
Stay in touch with Comm

Barclays releases Pingit mobile payments app, we go hands on

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Barclays Bank has unleashed Pingit, an iOS, Android and BlackBerry app that lets you send up to £300 ($470) each day to family, friends or technically-aware muggers. UK mobile number and bank account holders can get started in minutes as long as you've got one of the Barclays-branded PINSentry...
Barclays releases Pingit mobile payments app, we go hands on

Twitter unveils a login verification, a form of two-factor authentication to better protect accounts

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Twitter unveiled today a new security measure it hopes will better protect user accounts from hacking and unauthorized entries. Called login verification, once enabled, users will be prompted to verify their phone number and email address to confirm their identity. In light of the recent phishing scams, hacks, and takeovers...
Twitter unveils a login verification, a form of two-factor authentication to better protect accounts

Seamless Makes Smooth Food Deliveries Despite Dealing With 3,500 Fax Machines

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Pick a restaurant on Seamless, the online food-ordering service, and with just a few clicks, your meal will be ready for pickup or delivery. It's a slick experience, made even slicker by Tuesday's release of Seamless' iPad app. But on the back end, the experience is anything but seamless,...
Seamless Makes Smooth Food Deliveries Despite Dealing With 3,500 Fax Machines

Ask Engadget: what's the best way to arrange a protected AirPlay setup?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Wes, who needs to ensure that Delta Tau Chi don't start interfering with his band practice sessions. If you're...
Ask Engadget: what's the best way to arrange a protected AirPlay setup?
TGI Friday's app for iOS and Android lets customers track and pay their tabs
Nook Audio product page shows up on Barnes & Noble

Twitter aims to become safer with two-step sign-in

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Twitter, in a much-needed move to keep its users safer from cyberattacks, is introducing a more secure login process.The system, called Login Verification, gives users the option to have a verification code sent to their mobile phone every time they log in to Twitter. After a person enrolls, he...
Twitter aims to become safer with two-step sign-in
Twitter finally rolling out two-step account verification
Hiw To Make Your Dropbox Account As Secure As Possible

Authy Brings Two-Factor Authentication To Self-Hosted WordPress Sites

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If you run your own WordPress site, chances are you are using a pretty secure password to keep hackers from posting random stories to your blog. Still, even the best password isn’t as good as using Gmail-style two-factor authentication, but unless you are a programmer, chances are you don’t have...
Authy Brings Two-Factor Authentication To Self-Hosted WordPress Sites

And Lo, Twitter Has Finally Granted Us Two-Factor Authentication

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None of that, now. (Photo: Twitter) Bad news if you enjoy seeing corporate Twitter accounts hacked and hijacked as often as possible: Twitter has finally added the option of enabling two-factor authentication for your account. Once you flip the switch, you’ll have to enter a six-digit code sent to your...
And Lo, Twitter Has Finally Granted Us Two-Factor Authentication

How to Get an Exporter Code in India for PayPal

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If you are based in India and want to withdraw money from PayPal to your local bank account (or your credit card), you need to have an Importer Exporter Code. The Importer Exporter Code, or IEC in short, is normally required by manufacturers and companies for international trade but with...
How to Get an Exporter Code in India for PayPal

App.net beefs up security with two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords

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App.net on Wednesday announced two new features for its service: two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords. Both measures should significantly beef up security on the social network, a welcome move following the recent slew of Twitter account hacks last month. For those who don’t know, two-factor authentication protects your account by...
App.net beefs up security with two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords
After hack, Evernote launches 3 security features including two-factor authentication
Dine and dash: TGI Friday’s lets customers pay their tabs on iPhone and Android
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