Thursday, September 26, 2013

FYI: Using Square with iOS 7

Anyone using Square Credit Card Reader be ready for this when using IOS 7.   It's now required to get permission to use the microphone. Square turns the numbers and info on a credit card stripe into and encoded and encrypted sound. 

Date: September 25, 2013, 11:20:55 
Subject: Using Square with iOS 7

Using Square with iOS 7
When you update your Apple device to iOS 7, you may need to adjust your microphone in order to swipe payment cards with your card reader.
If you have already updated to iOS 7, please allow Square Register to access the microphone. Here's how:
1.   Go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone
2.   Turn on the Square Register slider
3.   Relaunch Square Register and swipe away!
If you have not yet updated to iOS 7, your app will function normally. When you do update, follow the prompt to allow microphone access the first time you open Square Register.
Visit the Square Help Center for help with iOS 7 troubleshooting.
The Square Team
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Nokia "Devices and Services" Business to be bought by Microsoft for more than 3 billion Euros

Nokia Devices and Services business will be acquired by Microsoft in 2013 and Nokia intellectual property will be licensed.   Since 2011 Nokia has had a strategic partnership with Microsoft.

Read the press release and learn more about this acquisition.

In the slide show announcement from Microsoft the  "devices help services and services help devices"
The Acquisition Deal will include 3.79 billion Euros and other payments for Nokia's IP and utility  patents.

FROM Microsoft IR website:

September 03, 2013

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