Apple Pay is barely used by anyone who has it

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Only 6 percent of iPhone users in the United States who have the mobile wallet are actually using it. According to the results of a new study, only 6 percent of iPhone users who have Apple Pay set up are actually using the mobile wallet app in the United States. The study was conducted by PYMNTS, showing far less usage than many had expected. The study showed that about 93.9 percent of US iPhone customers have Apple Pay on their smartphones. The mobile wallet service first launched in September 2014…

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Facebook faces challenges to its virtual reality remote work goals

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Cost and the nausea-inducing nature of the technology are among the biggest hurdles to the experience. Facebook has been working on the development of tools that could theoretically provide the capacity for a virtual reality remote work experience. That said, this technology has a number of challenges which must be overcome before it will become practical for employees to use to feel that they’re collaborating in the same space, even in a digital ecosystem. These challenges will need to be overcome to convince workplaces to adopt this technology. Overcoming the…

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Google Pay, Apple Pay and mobile payments are ubiquitous except in smaller areas

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It may seem that smartphone transactions are everywhere, but small communities are being left out. Being able to accept mobile payments through services such as Apple Pay and Google Pay have offered powerful advantages to both businesses and customers, but research is showing that smaller communities are being left out of this benefit. Despite widespread recognition and adoption, contactless smartphone payments are limited in small communities. Though the use of mobile payments in small communities and rural areas isn’t non-existent, it remains limited at best. The businesses offering these transactions…

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Californians advised to keep their vaccine record QR code screenshot handy

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Officials have recommended that state residents be ready to present the barcode when asked. Among Californians who have overcome the challenge of obtaining the proof of their shot, the vaccine record QR code provided to them can become a handy tool to use in everyday life. The barcode may be requested at restaurants, bars, cafes and other similar locations. As a result, officials say that one of the easiest ways to keep the vaccine record QR code handy is to simply take a screenshot and store it in the device.…

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Discord acquires Sentropy AI anti-harassment company

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The purchase includes the company’s unique artificial intelligence tool to detect unwanted behaviors. Discord has announced the purchase of a company called Sentropy, which is working on AI anti-harassment tools for detecting such unwanted behaviors online. The company monitors online networks for various types of abuse, offering blocking solutions. Discord’s acquisition of Sentropy has brought into the company a service that monitors online networks to identify instances of harassment and abuse. It then provides users with the tools they need to block the abusive and harassing people. It also provides…

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