Greater Change QR Codes could help homeless people in the UK

Greater Change QR Codes - Homeless man on street

An innovative project seeks to encourage cashless donations to help those living on the streets. Greater Change QR Codes could help change the lives of homeless people in the UK for the better. At least, this is the hope of the founder of the social innovation project Greater Change, Alex McCallion, an Oxford University graduate. The quick response code allows passers-by to scan it with their smartphone and make a monetary donation to the homeless person wearing it. The project helps to integrate the homeless into an ever-growing cashless society.…

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Mobile banking Trojans are an increasing threat in Q2 2018, report

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New report from Kaspersky Labs reveals mobile banking app Trojan attacks are at an historic high. Mobile banking Trojans are one of the worst types of mobile malware, as they are designed to steal money directly out of a mobile user’s bank account(s). Now, according to a Kaspersky Lab’s Q2 IT threat evolution report, this form of cyberattack has more than doubled in Q2 2018 compared to Q1 2017. The malware is typically disguised as a legitimate banking app. Trojan attacks are a popular choice among cybercriminals across the globe.…

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AR mobile shopping service provides real-world-like shopping experiences

AR mobile shopping service

KT’s AR Market is the first of its kind in South Korea. KT, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, has launched an AR mobile shopping service dubbed “AR Market”. It is the country’s very first mobile shopping service that has been paired with augmented reality (AR) technology. AR Market allows users a 360-degree view of different products via mobile. The new AR mobile shopping service provides mobile shoppers with an online experience that is more akin to browsing through a traditional physical store. Smartphone or tablet shoppers can view 360-degree AR…

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Samsung may be jumping on the mobile gaming phone bandwagon

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Rumor has it that Samsung is preparing a gaming smartphone. Mobile gaming continues to grow, so it might not come as much of a surprise that Samsung might have a mobile gaming phone in the works. The “Galaxy X” could be the company’s new smartphone designed for gaming. Originally predicted to be Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, it may be that the rumored and unofficially announced “Galaxy X” is actually a mobile gaming phone. The rumors regarding this phone made headlines when a well-known leaker from China, who uses the Twitter…

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NFC labels could send rotten food warning to mobile phones

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Scientists have invented a new technology that may help with food poison prevention. A team of researchers from China and the US have created unique NFC labels designed to be attached to food packaging that can send out a rotten food warning to smartphones, reported the Daily Mail. Every year, 3,000 people die from foodborne illness. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, 48 million people in the nation get sick from foodborne illness. Of this vast number, approximately 125,000 people are hospitalized for food…

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Unilever pushes for better social media influencer marketing practices

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Unilever wants to see greater transparency in the influencer marketing space. The transnational consumer goods giant is taking a stand against corrupt social media influencer marketing practices. It wants to improve a brand’s ability to measure impact, create a better experience for consumers and fight against fraud in the digital ecosystem. Unilever revealed its three commitments toward supporting advertising transparency. The social media influencer marketing space continues to grow and as it does, Unilever wants to work with honest social platforms to increase visibility and transparency. Unilever announced three commitments…

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Motorola foldable smartphone tech could prove revolutionary

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Motorola has been granted a USPTO patent. On June 14th, 2018, the mobile communications company was granted a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its upcoming Motorola foldable smartphone. The patent is called “Method to recover permeant set in foldable display,” according to a LetsGoDigital report. Motorola has reportedly figured out how to improve upon flexible OLED displays. Whether you like the idea of a Motorola foldable smartphone or not, chances are that these devices will be the future. Of course, it’s not just Motorola…

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World Cup travelers warned their mobile devices are at a security risk

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off with a cyber security warning. Top U.S. counterintelligence official, William Evanina, is officially advising American World Cup travelers heading to Russia for FIFA 2018 to leave their mobile phones and other electronic devices at home, as there is a possibility they could be hacked by the Russian government or cybercriminals, reported Reuters. Any data on an electronic device can be hacked. It does not matter what electronic device World Cup travelers take with them to Russia. Any data, especially personal identification information, on…

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New Marc Jacobs smartwatch is the brand’s premiere Wear OS watch

Marc Jacobs smartwatch - Riley Touchscreen Smartwatch

The Riley Touchscreen joins the fashion company’s variety of hybrid wearables. Fans of wearable tech and Marc Jacobs products can now order the Riley Touchscreen Smartwatch, which is the latest Marc Jacobs smartwatch and its first to be powered by Wear OS by Google. Convenient Magnetic wireless charging but a short battery life. Modeled after the existing Riley Hybrid Smartwatch, the Riley Touchscreen shares the similar shape and overall physical size of the hybrid version. However, unlike its predecessor, this all-new Marc Jacobs smartwatch lacks battery life. Consumers of this…

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New AR mobile game Jurassic World Alive launches globally on Android and iOS

New AR Mobile Game - Jurassic World Alive - Official Game Trailer - Jurassic World - YouTube

The Pokémon Go-like game is based on the Jurassic World films With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set to open in theatres on June 22nd, the new AR mobile game Jurassic World Alive has been officially rolled out on a global scale across Android and iOS mobile devices. The game, which is not unlike Niantic’s popular Pokémon Go, enables users to find and capture dinosaurs in the real world. The free game features both AR-based imagery and location-based technology This new ar mobile game is the third in a series of…

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Research finds Android mobile shopping apps lack security

Android Mobile Shopping Apps - Man on Smartphone

Android users beware – US mobile commerce apps aren’t as safe as you think Recent security testing conducted by mobile security companies Appknox and SEWORKS reveals an estimated 40 of the top 50 Android mobile shopping apps in the United States have high-level vulnerabilities. The apps were tested across 34 different security testing categories. Almost all apps are vulnerable to hackers. The “Security Status in m-Commerce” report from Appknox and SEWORKS found that over 84% of the shopping apps tested had a minimum of three high-level security vulnerabilities. What’s more,…

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