US mobile consumers would give up social media for mobile games, study

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Nearly 70% of mobile users would give up social media than lose their favorite mobile games. According to a recent study from Tapjoy, US mobile consumers prefer mobile gaming to social media, with 69% saying they would rather give up social media apps or TV than lose their favorite games they play on mobile. The study’s findings help to explain why many social networking companies are branching out into mobile games. The mobile advertising and app monetization company surveyed over 18,000 US consumers ages 18 and older in February and…

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Samsung is working on a smartphone technology to develop a one-of-a-kind screen

Smartphone Technology - Samsung mobile phone

Samsung is continuing its efforts in creating an “all screen” smartphone. Samsung’s latest smartphones are the closest the company has come to providing its customers with smartphone technology that has a huge amount of screen real estate. That said, these devices – the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus – are still far from being an “all screen” smartphone. Samsung is on track to making a mobile phone display that features only a screen. The company’s Vice President of the display R&D group, Yang Byung-duk, stated in…

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Arizona cellphone driving ban to go into effect in 2021

Arizona cellphone driving ban - Texting while driving

The statewide law bans texting while driving and other hand-held mobile use while driving. An Arizona cellphone driving ban has been passed into law, making Arizona the 48th state to ban drivers from using hand-held mobile devices when behind the wheel. The law prohibits texting while driving and even holding or supporting a cellphone with any part of the body while driving. Drivers caught violating laws will not face fines until January 2021. Although Arizona Republic Governor Doug Ducey signed the Arizona cellphone driving ban into law, the ban has…

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GPS tracking smartwatch for kids has security flaw

TicTocTrack GPS Tracking Smartwatch - YouTube

The security flaw could allow a stranger to stalk a child with the device. TicTocTrack, a popular GPS tracking smartwatch for children in Australia, has been found to have security flaws that could potentially allow hackers to track and call children. The researchers found that the watch’s services could be easily compromised. Computer researchers at Pen Test Partners discovered vulnerabilities in the watch on Monday. The researchers found that the GPS tracking smartwatch, which has been sold in Australia since 2014, could allow hackers to view personal data on the…

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One metro QR code gives riders access to three metro systems

Metro QR Code - Shanghai Metro - Train

Riders of the Shanghai, Hangzhou & Ningbo metros can access all three with one quick response code. Metro QR code payments are nothing new in China. As QR Code Press reported back in 2017, Shanghai Metro first introduced these unique codes to their Metro Daduhui app to allow riders the ease of scanning to pay for their trips. Now, this convenient service has extended to both Hangzhou and Ningbo. Shanghai Shentong Metro Group developed partnerships with the other two metros. Under the guidance of a national strategy that called for…

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