Google integrates Android Pay with mobile banking apps, official app no longer needed

Beginning this week, Android Pay users can add cards to the service directly from their mobile banking applications with a tap of a button. As soon as the setup is complete, they will be able to use their phones to make mobile payments wherever they see the Android Pay button in their apps and on the mobile web.

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Ruby on Rails on Azure App Service (Web Sites) with Linux (and Ubuntu on Windows 10)

Running Ruby on Rails on Windows has historically sucked. Most of the Ruby/Rails folks are Mac and Linux users and haven’t focused on getting Rails to be usable for daily development on Windows. There have been some heroic efforts by a number of volunteers to get Rails working with projects like…

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You can now add cards to Android Pay through your mobile banking app

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Check Point Earns U.S. Department of Defense Certifications for Cyber Security Appliances

SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP), today announced the U.Department of Defense (DoD) has added four lines of Check Point security appliances to their Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL). UC APL certification qualifies designated Check Point alliances for sale to DoD agencies, based on stringent Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) testing – a standardized methodology for the secure installation and maintenance of computer software and hardware.

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Windows as a service? Now, there’s an argument for Linux

Expert Windows writer Ed Bott recently pointed out that the “Windows as a Service” tagline for Windows 10 isn’t just a marketing line. He’s right. Now, Microsoft is not ready to offer a true Windows-as-a-service offering where you’d be running your desktop from the cloud. Not yet, anyway. But if Microsoft were to buy Citrix, that would be another story.

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Google’s Android Pay adds banks, makes spending money easy

Google’s Android Pay is hooking up with banks around the world. The mobile payments service announced Wednesday that it’s partnered with Bank of America, Bank of New Zealand, Discover, mBank and USAA. Now customers of these banks can add their cards to Android Pay. “This latest collaboration with banks expands Android Pay’s capabilities as an open platform, and moves us closer toward our goal of empowering mobile payments everywhere,” Pali Bhat, Google’s global head of payment products, wrote in a blog post.

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Android Pay now works in Bank of America, USAA, Discover & other mobile banking apps

Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay and other mobile payment technologies, today unveiled new partnerships with a handful of banks from around the world, who will integrate the service into their own apps. The feature will be available within the mobile banking apps provided by Bank of America, USAA, Bank of New Zealand, Discover, and mBank, says Google.

Link: Android Pay now works in Bank of America, USAA, Discover & other mobile banking apps
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