China UnionPay and Tencent to use integrated QR codes for mobile payment ease

Integrated QR Codes - Quick response code on mobile phone

The goal of this move is to streamline the transaction experience for consumers and merchants. China UnionPay and Tencent have announced that they will be using integrated QR codes for a smoother checkout experience while using mobile payments. This move could greatly benefit UnionPay in catching up with the market leaders. Bringing together the quick response codes may help UnionPay to take a firmer place into the market in the country. UnionPay is a network top lenders created together. That said, it has not been able to gain nearly as…

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New Amazon payment system will use shoppers’ hands as IDs

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The online marketplace giant is taking more steps toward a unique biometric development. A new Amazon payment system is in development and could one day be used to ID customers based on their hands. This security feature is meant to help verify an individual’s identity without having to touch the person. Unlike fingerprint scans that are commonly used to unlock secured smartphones, no contact is needed. The Amazon payment system is one of the latest steps made by the online retail giant’s engineers. The technology’s development was made public through…

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AT&T launches validated calls with a green checkmark to avoid spoofing

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The telecom provider announced that it has turned on this service to help customers avoid scams. AT&T has announced the start of its validated calls feature, which it activated last week. This feature functions on certain Android phone models to provide a green checkmark for known callers. The goal is to make it easier for customers to identify spam calls or spoofed robocalls. The telecom’s customers using LG V40 ThinQ, Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ will be able to benefit from the validated calls feature. It means thatusers of…

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iPhone Night Shift may be keeping you awake, not helping you sleep

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New research shows smartphone blue light filters may be doing more harm than good. The iPhone Night Shift feature meant to help reduce evening eye strain and make sure blue light doesn’t inhibit sleep may not be working as hoped, according to new research results. Blue light filters have become very common among iOS and Android device users. Apple first launched the iPhone Night Shift feature in January 2016. It was meant to decrease the amount of blue light emitted by a device screen. The idea was to decrease eye…

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First iPhone launched a substantial mobile phone trend involving head injuries

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When Apple released the first ever smartphone, people started hurting themselves and it’s still happening. There’s no mystery that looking down while walking increases risk of injuries, but a mobile phone trend began when the iPhone first entered the scene. The smarter cell phones get, the more dangerously people are using them while distracted. According to new research, in 2007, the year Apple first released the iPhone, a new mobile phone trend began. That same year, the number of head injuries linked with cell phones took off. The research findings…

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