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Beijing QR codes are appearing everywhere

Beijing QR codes are appearing everywhere

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The city is placing stickers with quick response codes all over the place to keep the city connected. In an attempt to become a smarter city, Beijing QR codes are being placed in virtually everything. The international community understands the purpose of some of these quick response codes, but others are a mystery. While those on bus stops provide handy information about schedule times and delays, others seem quite random. For instance the … Read entire article »

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McDonald’s fitness bands have now been recalled due to skin irritation

McDonald’s fitness bands have now been recalled due to skin irritation

The fast food chain had already stopped giving them out in Happy Meals and now the devices are recalled. The McDonald’s fitness bands have reached a new level of irritation for the fast food chain. Initially, it had been complaints of skin irritation, now that has risen to the level of burns. To protect the safety of its customers, it has … Read entire article »

Mobile push notifications are surprisingly effective

Mobile push notifications are surprisingly effective

Businesses looking to boost customer engagement may need to alter their smartphone advertising. Mobile push notifications may not have nearly the reputation they deserve. At the moment, brands are facing a near crisis in app engagement. In order to help address this issue, many companies are attempting to return lapsed users to engagement via many means. Among those methods are push … Read entire article »

Branded QR codes added to GOQR generator tool

Branded QR codes added to GOQR generator tool

The quick response codes are in black and white as well as in color and allow for logo and image incorporation. Branded QR codes are becoming more readily available. They may become the key to overcoming one of the main criticisms of quick response codes: ugliness. Traditionally, they are exclusively black and white pixilated squares. GOQR generator has become the latest QR … Read entire article »

Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

The new Facebook app aimed directly at teens is causing worries over potential personal security issues. Mobile privacy concerns have appeared along with the unveiling of Facebook’s new Lifestage app. The mobile application is geared directly toward teens, raising worries about certain personal security risks. Facebook started as a social network for university students, but its market has been growing increasingly older. Those … Read entire article »

Mhealth QR code app wins AKU Hackathon prize

Mhealth QR code app wins AKU Hackathon prize

The mobile application would help to overcome struggles faced in many hospital emergency rooms. The first ever medical hackathon to take place in Pakistan has announced an mhealth QR code app as a winner. The event took place at the Aga Khan University. The mobile app may prove helpful in overcoming hospital ER challenges. The winning team was called *HistorER* and used … Read entire article »

Apple Watch battery is holding back the future of these wearables

Apple Watch battery is holding back the future of these wearables

The wearable technology is struggling to move forward without enough juice to power it. The next generation of wearable technology from the iPhone maker won’t operate independently of the smartphone as the Apple watch battery capacity remains too small. Reports suggest that Apple is struggling to add cellular support features to its wearables. The problem is that the smartwatch battery capacity is … Read entire article »

BlackBerry DTEK50 is high on security but low on battery life

BlackBerry DTEK50 is high on security but low on battery life

The second Android smartphone from the Canadian handset maker is also quite affordable. The BlackBerry DTEK50 is the second Android phone released by the Canadian smartphone maker. They have labeled it a “fleet device.” This refers to its appeal to enterprises providing smartphones to their employees. So far, the new BlackBerry smartphone is being received as affordable and very well built. At the … Read entire article »

Kobo Aura One for beach reads that safe to splash

Kobo Aura One for beach reads that safe to splash

This latest e-reader from the brand is thin, large, light-weight and is even water resistant. Kobo has now unveiled the Kobo Aura One, its latest e-reader. This device has a larger screen while being light weight, thin and water resistant. The device will officially launch on September 6, 2016. The Aura One will cost $229 and $249 in the United States and … Read entire article »

Augmented reality technology is at the heart of Apple’s future

Augmented reality technology is at the heart of Apple’s future

In a lengthy interview, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, revealed that AR will be a “core” tech for the company. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed augmented reality technology will become a “core” tech for the iPhone maker. He explained that the company was already “high on AR for the long run.” Cook also said “AR can be huge.” These statements have given a … Read entire article »