Ocutrx receives first U.S. medical patent for its AR glasses

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USPTO gives thumbs up to the California-based companies Augmented Reality (AR) medical application technology. Ocutrx Vision Technologies, LLC announced that their AR glasses, the Oculenz, has been given its first medical patent by the Unite States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for restoring functional sight to patients who have visual field defects. The Oculenz is the first of its kind. “The Oculenz is the first ground-breaking technology to offer a solution for advanced central visual defects in patients with retinal disease,” stated Dr. Thomas Finley, M.D. in the Ocutrx press…

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New Snapchat feature makes location sharing less invasive

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The social media app now lets users send real-time locations to a friend. Snapchat has just made location sharing more intimate for its iOS and Android users with a new Snapchat feature that allows users to send their ongoing real-time location to a friend or request their friend’s location in return. This information shows up within the user’s message thread and on their Snap Map. Snap Map had a turbulent start. Launched last June, Snap Map became known for its controversial location-tracking functions. Snap Map made users wary because it…

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Huawei mobile payments expand into new Bitcoin Wallet

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BTC.com has become the first bitcoin wallet to launch on the recently-debuted handset maker’s app store. Huawei mobile payments have been brought to a whole new level with an important first. BTC.com, based in Amsterdam and Beijing, has become the first bitcoin wallet on Huawei’s new app store. This brings an important mobile payments opportunity to Chinese consumers behind the “Great Firewall.” The Huawei mobile payments will make it easier for Chinese residents to access cryptocurrency wallets, according to a CNN report. Both the Chinese government and telecom companies have…

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iPhone QR code security flaw corrected by new iOS 11.3.1

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Apple launched a new patch for its operating system – the fifth this year – correcting the quick response code issue. Apple has announced that the iPhone QR code security flaw that made headlines in March has been repaired. QR Code Press first reported on this issue on March 29, in the article “iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites.” The issue was repaired in 2018’s fifth security patch update for the Apple operating system, iOS 11.3.1. macOS was also updated for the QR code security flaw,…

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Mobile advertising spending to overtake TV ad spend this year

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A new report showed that marketers are continuing to shift toward smartphones and away from television. We all knew that mobile advertising spending would one day beat out the TV spend, but eMarketer predicts that it will happen this year. The digital marketing firm released the results of recent research it conducted in the United States. Ad companies are increasingly directing their budgets toward smaller screens and that trend is growing. The eMarketer research indicated that mobile advertising spending would represent 33.9 percent of all media spend on ads in…

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Facebook privacy fail brings apology from Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg spoke before a House oversight panel on Wednesday, seeing regulation as “inevitable.” Mark Zuckerberg spoke to a House oversight panel on the subject of Facebook privacy. He stated that he saw regulation of the social media industry as “inevitable.” He also revealed that his own data was among the personal information sold to malicious third parties through Facebook’s previous privacy loopholes. Zuckerberg spoke as a part of his testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “The internet is growing in importance around the world in people’s lives…

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MyFitnessPal mobile app security breach affects 150 million accounts

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The hack has exposed the email addresses and passwords of its users who have now been advised. The popular MyFitnessPal application from Under Armour has experienced a massive mobile app security breach. The hack extended to both mobile users and those using the official website. The cybersecurity breach occurred in February and revealed usernames, email addresses and passwords. An estimated 150 million users were affected by the mobile app security failure, said Under Armour. Users who may have been impacted by the breach are in the midst of being advised.…

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iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites

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An iOS camera app bug could direct users to malicious websites without their knowledge. A vulnerability in the iPhone QR code reader could potentially place users at a security risk. The camera app has a bug that could potentially send smartphone users to harmful sites. The recently discovered flaw is located in the camera app’s automatic QR code reading function. The flaw could make the iPhone QR code scanner display a link but send users somewhere else entirely. If users click the link displayed, they may or may not be…

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Nordstrom acquires new mobile shopping tech to amp its digital retail

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The massive retailer has grabbed up a number of startups to solidify its m-commerce position. Nordstrom has been acquiring a considerable number of mobile shopping tech startups. This includes BevyUp and MessageYes most recently. The fashion retail chain is evidently seeking to give itself a sturdy m-commerce offering. BevyUp is a digital selling too provider. MessageYes is a conversation commerce provider. These are only the latest mobile shopping tech acquisitions. They were purchased in separate deals to enhance the Nordstrom mobile commerce strategy, said a press release from the company.…

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QR code parking solution helps to secure vehicles within the city

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Police in Islamabad recently implemented a new solution designed for smartphone using drivers. A new QR code parking technology has been installed by police in Islamabad, for the purpose of making it safer and more secure for drivers to park their vehicles. The new tech is called Park Secure and is meant to provide easy to scan parking codes. The police announced the use of the Park Secure QR code parking technology which now secures all public parking areas in the city. The Park Secure system is designed to digitally…

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Mobile ad reach was greater last year than ever before, Nielsen

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The results of a new data analysis indicate that more online consumers were reached in 2017 than previous years. Mobile ad reach has made massive progress in the Philippines where they made it in front of more consumers than ever before last year. The Nielsen media research firm released a report showing the mobile advertising performance outpaced other forms of digital ads. They also surpassed the total from the year before. This analysis was published in the company’s Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings Benchmarks report. That report involves an analysis of…

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