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PayPal is looking to mobile payments to continue its revenue growth

PayPal is looking to mobile payments to continue its revenue growth

The online transaction company was able to experience a massive spike in revenue in the last quarter of 2015. During the last quarter of last year, PayPal was able to create an increase in its revenues by 21 percent, bringing them to $2.6 billion, much of which was generated by the adoption of mobile payments in a number of different forms. Revenues are also believed to have been boosted at PayPal through its acquisition of Xoom, the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

Mobile technology may reduce dissatisfaction with money transfers

Mobile technology may reduce dissatisfaction with money transfers

The frustrations associated with those types of transactions could disappear with smartphones. The results of a recent Amdocs survey have shown that over 83 percent of respondents strongly feel that they would be willing to use a mobile technology device for completing international money transfer transactions. The vast majority of current international money transfer services are not fully satisfying their customers. Among the survey respondents, 82 percent said they were dissatisfied with their experiences in using more traditional … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

Apple has hired a secret virtual reality team

Apple has hired a secret virtual reality team

The iPhone maker is reported to have brought several hundred VR and AR experts on board. Apple has recently hired a secret augmented and virtual reality team that includes hundreds of people who are considered to be experts within both of those forms of technology, according to a report published in the Financial Times. The report indicated that this secret VR technology team has been developing device prototypes. The idea, it said, was that these device prototypes could … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Technology News

Nintendo could see a rise in profit due to mobile gaming

Nintendo could see a rise in profit due to mobile gaming

Mobile gaming is becoming a significant focus for Nintendo Nintendo is becoming more involved in the mobile gaming space, which signifies a dramatic turn from the company’s focus in previous years. Before last year, Nintendo had been quite adamant in its decision to avoid mobile gaming. Now, however, the company is beginning to focus quite heavily on mobile games. Nintendo is even working with other game developers to produce new titles for mobile devices. The company … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment Industry, Mobile Apps, Technology News

Oculus now has virtual reality technology research division

Oculus now has virtual reality technology research division

The new team will be working out of Oakland, Pittsburgh, for the company known for its VR headset. Oculus, the cutting-edge developer of a new form of virtual reality technology headset, has now become the latest tech company to launch a division that is dedicated to researching VR tech. The number of companies looking into this and similar tech on their own or in partnerships is growing. Oculus VR Inc. has now revealed that it is launching a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Technology News

Night Shift is Apple’s way of helping iPhone users get to sleep

Night Shift is Apple’s way of helping iPhone users get to sleep

The latest version of the iOS platform includes a color adjustment feature meant to reduce the insomnia from screens. Among the top points you’ll find on advice to help to avoid insomnia and improve your ability to sleep at night is to cut off screen time for a certain length of time before you head to bed at night, but the new Night Shift feature from Apple has been created to help to skip that step. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Health Care Industry, Mobile Apps, Technology News

McDonald’s brings mobile payments support to its Indian stores

McDonald’s brings mobile payments support to its Indian stores

McDonald’s will support FreeCharge wallet in 216 of its Indian stores McDonald’s has begun to roll out support for mobile payments at its restaurants in India. The fast food chain has partnered with FreeCharge in order to support the use of the FreeCharge mobile wallet in 216 McDonald’s stores in 26 cities. Those using the mobile wallet can pay for their orders with nothing more than a smartphones and a PIN code, which changes dynamically. FreeCharge … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

Skype boosts mobile security by hiding IP addresses from trolls

Skype boosts mobile security by hiding IP addresses from trolls

Users of the service can now feel a little safer from these online attackers with a new privacy level. Online trolls are becoming a growing problem in several markets, such as in gaming, and angry, bitter, mean or sore losers in games have used Skype to attack people in order to vent their frustrations, but that service is now boosting its mobile security in order to make that more difficult. Skype has boosted its default privacy features … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security