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Is a lack of mobile phone hygiene spreading more viruses in hospitals?

Is a lack of mobile phone hygiene spreading more viruses in hospitals?

A recent survey showed evidence that diseases were being carried around on smartphones. Mobile phone hygiene has become an important topic in hospitals. One of the reasons for this includes the disturbing results of a recent study in France. The research found that smartphones used by hospital staff were transporting viruses. Some of these viruses are known to cause lung infections, stomach upsets and other health problems. This discovery has heightened concerns over mobile phone hygiene in hospital … Read entire article »

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Mobile phone subsidies stopping bill fails

Mobile phone subsidies stopping bill fails

The House did not pass a bill that would halt the federal assistance to pay for cellular phone service. The End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act did not pass the House this week. The bill would stop federal financial assistance to pay for mobile phone subsidies for people with low incomes. It did not pass under suspension of the rules (207-143). This type of bill requires a majority of two thirds in order to pass the House. Suspension … Read entire article »

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Mobile ad spending will be greater than desktop for the first time next year

Mobile ad spending will be greater than desktop for the first time next year

If this ZenithOptimedia forecast is correct, it will mean this will occur a year earlier than predicted. ZenithOptimedia released a mobile ad spending report that predicts and earlier landmark than prior forecasts. This report predicts that spending on mobile ads will exceed that of desktop a year earlier. Until now, most forecasts have predicted that this milestone would be reached in 2018. Businesses will be spending a larger amount of money on ads meant for smartphones and tablets … Read entire article »

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The smartphone battery life secret was in your shower all along!

The smartphone battery life secret was in your shower all along!

Scientists have found that loofah sponge carbon material could make lithium batteries last longer. In today’s lifestyle, we rely on our smartphone battery life to get us through each day. We use our mobile devices for everything from communication to learning or even just checking the time. However, as much as we are scraping by, better batteries are always needed. Technology growth requires that we give ourselves better rechargeable lithium batteries for our gadgets. As a result, scientists … Read entire article »

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Top mobile payments app users are Millennials

Top mobile payments app users are Millennials

In China, this generation is leading the way in the use of smartphones as credit and debit cards. A recent study has revealed that mobile payments app use is greatly driven by Millennials. The research indicated that Chinese device users between the ages of 21 and 39 are top users of these applications. Mobile wallets are seeing the highest use by device owners from 21 to 29 and 30 to 39 years old. eMarketer conducted this research and … Read entire article »

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Top mobile security threats include app collusion and ransomware

Top mobile security threats include app collusion and ransomware

Intel Security has released the results of its latest data analysis and has revealed the leading problems. Intel Security data has revealed the leading mobile security threats. Mobile app collusion, ransomware and the Pinkslipbot Trojan are among the top cybersecurity problems. These threats have been growing especially quickly over the last quarter. Ransomware has been spending a great deal of time within the media spotlight over the last short while. The recent McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2016 … Read entire article »

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QR code transactions complete new Fintech Bank Bunq mobile payments

QR code transactions complete new Fintech Bank Bunq mobile payments

The bank’s new solution has integrated the quick response codes due to their security and versatility. The topic of QR code transactions generates a considerable amount of controversy in the mobile payments industry. Some experts debate that they are simple, affordable and available to most smartphone users. Others say they are inadequate and will never take off. Bitcoin has been using QR code transactions for quite a while and is seen as strong support for the barcodes. The … Read entire article »

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BMW tire QR codes are setting a new standard

BMW tire QR codes are setting a new standard

These unique quick response codes provide information about the full life cycle of those products. BMW has decided to take it upon itself to change the way tires are registered by branding each one with unique tire QR codes that will make it possible to trace that product throughout its individual life cycle. The new quick response codes were unveiled in Germany at the REIFEN Show by 4JET Technologies. The tire QR codes solution was created by 4JET … Read entire article »

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