Q Anytime enhances QVC mobile shopping experiences with video

Q Anytime App - QVC mobile video shopping app

The popular shopping channel’s new shopping app that includes a feed of shoppable videos. Q Anytime, QVC’s new mobile app, which was recently launched in unison with the company’s new visual identity and logo, is a new shopping app with a constantly changing shoppable video content feed. The app is currently available only for iPhone. While an Android app has not yet been released or announced, the Q Anytime app for iPhone was reportedly created to complement the company’s flagship mobile application with a feed of shoppable videos that are…

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New DarkMatter smartphone is unlike any other in the world

DarkMatter Smartphone - Katim R01 - DarkMatter Group YouTube

A new mobile phone from UAE-based cybersecurity firm DarkMatter is the world’s first “ultra-secure” smartphone. The DarkMatter smartphone, which is called “Katim R01,” is a new mobile phone that the company has described as being the “world’s first ultra-secure smartphone.” The device was specifically designed by DarkMatter to withstand extreme field conditions and can survive being dropped, immersed in water for up to 30 minutes and run over. The device can also withstand other extremely harsh conditions that a regular smartphone cannot. In addition to water, among the other extremes…

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AR luggage checking feature added to easyJet mobile app

AR luggage checking - Suitcase in airport

The UK budget airline is making it easier and faster for its customers to move through the check-in process. Checking luggage dimensions for carry-on eligibility has been made easier for easyJet airline customers with an AR luggage checking feature. Now, customers of the UK budget airline with an iPhone can visually check the dimensions of their carry-on luggage using augmented reality (AR) via the easyJet iOS mobile app. Travelers can place their luggage within the digital box to see if their bag meets the airline’s carry-on specifications. The AR luggage…

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Kroger Pay gives customers new mobile payment option

Kroger Pay - Kroger shopping bag - Wochit Tech YouTube

Kroger Co. now gives their mobile shoppers the chance to pay with their phone. The American retailing company has jumped on the mobile payments bandwagon and has launched Kroger Pay, a single-use QR code-based system. The app’s single-use QR code can be scanned to pay for purchases. Kroger Pay is an app that has been designed to generate a single-use QR code that can be scanned at the checkout counter to pay for a purchase. Users of the app can link it to any major credit or debit card. Additionally,…

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Digital Debit Group Releases Retail-Grade QR App Powered by PayPal Now Available on iOS

QR App

Downingtown, PA and San Juan, Puerto Rico – February 18, 2019 –  Ready to use upon download, without card swipers or terminal hardware, the Digital Debit® app make its way to a ready marketplace.  Newly-released in the Apple App Store, merchants and freelancers can now accept in-person payments for services rendered from millions of PayPal users.  While retail-grade in its functionality, the QR app with PayPal integration can also be used in a more casual way.  Family and friends can both pay and get paid with the Digital Debit® app by…

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An Apple facial recognition system could allow drivers to unlock their cars

Apple Facial Recognition - Man in car

A newly-published patent reveals that Apple is working on a new biometric unlock feature for cars. Apple facial recognition tech for cars could be the future. The California-based tech giant, who is no stranger to patenting technology, is now patenting a system that lets drivers gain access to their vehicles via biometrics. The system would allow a car to recognize the owner as they approach. A newly published patent called “System and Method for Vehicle Authorization” describes technology that could use face identification to secure cars. The mobile biometric authentication…

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QR mobile payments app that also supports NFC launches in Belgium

QR mobile payments app - Debit Machine

Payconiq gives Belgian debit card holders an easy way to pay in store, online and transfer money. Payconiq, the newly launched QR mobile payments app by Bancontact, supports both NFC and static dynamic QR codes contactless payment options. In addition to giving debit card users the ability to make payments in store and online, they can also transfer money direct to their contacts using a single app on their smartphone. Payments can be made at 290,000 payment points across Belgium. The QR mobile payments app was launched after the merger…

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New Veterans Health API to give U.S. Veterans access to EHR data on iPhone

Veterans Health API - Man with iPhone

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has announced mHealth upgrades. This summer, the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs will release new capabilities via the recently announced Veterans Health Application Programming Interface (Veterans Health API). These capabilities will allow Veterans who receive care at VA with the ability to access their personal medial data using Apple’s Health Records feature on iPhone. Veterans will be able to see an aggregated view of their health conditions via the iPhone health app. This includes an aggregated view of their allergies, medical conditions, immunizations,…

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New anti-counterfeit tag could make life difficult for counterfeiters

Anti-counterfeit tag - Anne Klein Handbag

The days of counterfeit designer handbags and medical devices could be over. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have created an unique anti-counterfeit tag that can never be replicated, even by the manufacturer. This “unclonable” tag could be a game changer for helping manufacturer’s ensure product authenticity. Every year counterfeit goods result in economic losses costing billions of dollars. Knock-off goods are items that masquerade as the luxury brand, but are often made of an inferior quality. Each year, billions of dollars is lost to counterfeiters due to…

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1-800-Flowers.com upgrades digital services and adds AR messages for Valentine’s Day

AR Messages - Roses - Valentine's Day

The popular floral and gourmet foods gift retailer and distribution company has enhanced its tech for Valentine’s Day. Thursday is Valentine’s Day and consumers who use 1-800-Flowers.com to send gifts to loved ones will find that the American company has added AR messages to its offerings. It has also made improvements to its voice ordering, mobile app, and its website. Customers can now place smart orders through Samsung’s Bixby and can use Samsung Pay to complete the purchase. Among the upgrades 1-800-Flowers.com has introduced to its digital platform is the…

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5 Benefits of having a custom website for your small business

building a custom website

Running a business in our currently competitive environment requires commitment and grit. You should also embrace technology and create a beautiful, responsive website for your business. Today, designing a custom website is easy, thanks to the emergence of web building and hosting services such as WordPress. When it comes to choosing between squarespace vs wordpress, most individuals are often caught in a dilemma. Here are 5 benefits of having a custom website for your small business: Gives you online presence Creating a custom site for your upcoming business allows you…

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