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Apple lawsuit filed by customers with slowed iPhones

Apple lawsuit filed by customers with slowed iPhones

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Smartphone owners with models owner than the iPhone 8 are experiencing a deliberate slowdown. Many iPhone owners are not thrilled with their device maker and two separate versions of a class action Apple lawsuit have been filed. These legal actions were taken by a total of five iPhone owners who didn’t appreciate their slow smartphones. Apple had deliberately slowed the processors of devices with older batteries in order to preserve them. The Apple lawsuit … Read entire article »

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Amazon Digital Day will return this year on December 29

Amazon Digital Day will return this year on December 29

This day of massive sales for downloadable products was a hit last year and is expected to be bigger this year. Shoppers looking for great deals on games, apps, movies, music, ebooks and other downloadables will be happy to hear Amazon Digital Day is coming back again this year. December 29th is going to be the equivalent to Prime Day, only for products that don’t need to be physically shipped. This massive post-holiday sale comes with all … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, United States

QR code feedback lets Western Railway passengers rate toilet hygiene

QR code feedback lets Western Railway passengers rate toilet hygiene

WR has launched a new program allowing riders to provide a rating and comments about toilets at their stations. The Western Railway (WR) in India has rolled out a new QR code feedback program. The goal is to make it possible for riders to scan the quick response codes to rate the toilet hygiene in the WR stations. The QR codes have been introduced in seventeen of the WR stations under its jurisdiction. A senior official from the … Read entire article »

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The Snapchat app is getting ready for a redesign as the company scrambles to stay relevant

The Snapchat app is getting ready for a redesign as the company scrambles to stay relevant

The application’s parent company, Snap, has seen striking losses, including $40 million gone to the Spectacles. The Snapchat app remains a very popular app among smartphone users, but its stock has dropped to a record low amid stiff photo sharing application competition. Instagram Stories has been carving its own place in the “disappearing photos” domain. That said, its progress has been to the detriment of Snapchat. The brand’s Spectacles, a type of wearable technology glasses meant to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Social Media Marketing

Project Loon balloons bring digital relief to Puerto Rico

Project Loon balloons bring digital relief to Puerto Rico

Solar powered stratospheric balloons have launched to bring internet and cellular service to the island’s remote areas. Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, launched its Project Loon balloons to deliver digital services to remote areas of Puerto Rico. The unincorporated American territory’s rural cell phone towers were destroyed by Hurricane Maria, cutting off all service. The stratospheric balloons are able to reconnect locals to the internet and provide cellular service again. Two of the Project Loon balloons have already … Read entire article »

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QR code currency unveiled as Russia boosts anti-counterfeit measures for its cash

QR code currency unveiled as Russia boosts anti-counterfeit measures for its cash

The National Mint Goznak and the country’s Central Bank revealed the quick response codes on two bills. The Central Bank of Russia and the National Mint Goznak have unveiled QR code currency bills on both their 200 ruble and 2,000 ruble bills. The front of each of those banknotes now feature a quick response code that can be scanned using a smartphone and barcode reader app. Scanning the QR codes directs the mobile device user to the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce Security, QR Codes

IoT security is lower than it should be as fewer than half protect themselves, study

IoT security is lower than it should be as fewer than half protect themselves, study

While a growing number of people are adopting this type of technology, they are leaving themselves vulnerable. A recent Trustlook study has revealed that adequate IoT security is greatly lacking among the first wave of consumers to have adopted the tech. Early adopters are therefore leaving themselves vulnerable to breaches to their privacy, identity and information. The study was conducted by way of a survey that was held among consumers in September 2017. The Trustlook survey findings suggested … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Gadgets, Mobile Commerce Security

APAC m-commerce driven by emerging markets, says recent MasterCard study

APAC m-commerce driven by emerging markets, says recent MasterCard study

Over half of Asia Pacific consumers shop using their smartphones, but the level of popularity is regional. Over half (51.6 percent) Asia Pacific shoppers use smartphones to buy products and services, according to a new APAC m-commerce study. That said, the same survey revealed that across 14 different markets, the degree of popularity of mobile commerce varies from one region to the next. This insight was provided by the most recent MasterCard Mobile Shopping Survey results. Once again … Read entire article »

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Mobile marketing trends lead global ad spending growth

Mobile marketing trends lead global ad spending growth

New research has revealed that by 2019, advertisers will put more money into smartphone and tablet ads than traditional media. Mobile marketing trends are showing an extremely strong growth rate, to the point that ad spending for smartphone and mobile will soon be leading the way. This, according to a recently released forecast put out by the Zenith media measurement company. It showed that mobile ad spending will rise by $27 billion – that is, a 34 … Read entire article »

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Virtual reality brain surgery recorded for first time for medical students

Virtual reality brain surgery recorded for first time for medical students

The idea is to provide med students with an improved opportunity to gain firsthand experience with the procedure. A new virtual reality brain surgery recording has become the first of its kind and is designed to give medical students the chance to see the procedure as they would within an operating theater. It can be very difficult for med students to obtain this type of opportunity as spaces are very limited. According to Barts Health NHS Trust surgeon, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Health Care Industry

GMO QR code labels law leads to lawsuit against Trump administration

GMO QR code labels law leads to lawsuit against Trump administration

The Center for Food Safety filed a federal lawsuit regarding lack of legal labeling compliance. Last week, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration regarding the GMO QR code labels promised in a 2016 federal law, and the government’s failure to comply with that law. The quick response codes were supposed to be added to labels regarding genetically engineered (GE) food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Secretary of Agriculture … Read entire article »

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