Halloween ranks as one of the worst holidays for smartphone damage

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Halloween may be fun for you, but not for your mobile phone. Worried about smartphone damage? If so, you might want to think twice before bringing your phone with you trick-or-treating or to a party. If you do bring it, limiting your use of the device might help to reduce the risk of a cracked screen, water damage or the device being lost or stolen. Research finds that the risk of damage to mobile phones significantly increases on Halloween. Analyst group Asurion conducted a recent study and concluded that there…

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Availability of Interac Debit m-commerce solutions expand in Canada

Interac Debit m-commerce - Google Pay mobile payments

Interac Debit on mobile with Apple Pay and Google Pay now widely available. Interac Corp., one of Canada’s leading payments brands, has announced wide spread availability of its Interac Debit m-commerce solutions for In-App and In-Browser Payments with Apple Pay and Google Pay, across the nation. Canadians can now use these services when making payments within apps and mobile websites. Interac Debit on Apple Pay or Google Pay for in-store purchases is already used by Canadians at hundreds of thousands of merchants across the nation. The company expanding its e-commerce…

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Snapchat Adidas mobile game lets players buy special baseball cleats

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Adidas partners with Snapchat and Dick’s Sporting Goods to launch a shoppable 8-bit mobile game. The Snapchat Adidas mobile game, called “Baseball’s Next Level,” is an 8-bit mobile game available on the social app. The game, which is the result of a partnership between the German sportswear giant, the social app, and the American sporting goods retail company, lets Snapchat users play as MLB athletes and each of those athletes are wearing their own limited-edition cleats from the Adidas 8-bit collection. Snapchat users can purchase the shoes directly within the…

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Mario Kart Tour becomes Nintendo’s fastest mobile game launch to date

Mario Kart Tour - Mario figurine - Nintendo

The popular racing game has been downloaded over 90 million times in its first week. With over 90 million downloads in the first week of its release, Mario Kart Tour is at the top of the charts and is easily Nintendo’s fastest mobile game launch ever. The number of downloads is six times higher than Nintendo’s second best mobile game launch. According to Sensor Tower, the number of downloads of Mario Kart Tour is six times greater than Nintendo’s mobile game Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, which was its second biggest…

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4JET SCANNECT QR code tire reader app rolls out for iOS and Android platforms

QR Code Laser Tire Marking by 4JET SCANNECT - YouTube

4JET has made it even easier for consumers to scan its quick response codes on tires. The German-based supplier of laser system services has launched the 4JET SCANNECT app, which provides optimal reading results of its QR codes printed on tires, even in situations involving contaminated codes or difficult lighting conditions. The company’s high contrast QR code engraving is a world first. What makes the 4JET SCANNECT (which is short for “scan and connect”) particularly unique is that it’s novel laser marking process can engrave an individual and permanent QR…

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