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Uber app nearly booted from iPhones following privacy concerns

Uber app nearly booted from iPhones following privacy concerns

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Apple came close to removing the ride sharing application from the App Store when it learned about secret tracking. The already controversial Uber app was recently nearly removed from Apple’s App Store. The iPhone maker discovered that the ride sharing company was continuing to track devices even after the mobile application was deleted. According to Uber, it was secretly tracking former users in order to avoid the risk of fraud. A new report showed … Read entire article »

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Amazon Alexa ads limited to music, radio and flash briefings

Amazon Alexa ads limited to music, radio and flash briefings

The online marketplace has gone ahead and decided to ban advertisements in other parts of its mobile digital assistant. New rules are in place for Amazon Alexa ads which have now been banned except in music, radio and flash briefings. The company has altered its Alexa Skills Kit policies. The changes were made quietly but made a notable difference to the way advertisements can run with Alexa as they have been primarily banned. The new bans on … Read entire article »

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Facebook Messenger QR codes could make the barcodes popular in the US

Facebook Messenger QR codes could make the barcodes popular in the US

Quick response codes have become commonplace, but American companies and consumers are still iffy about them. Facebook announced the launch of several new features on its messaging app, including Messenger QR codes. With the addition of the quick response codes to the platform, it is more than likely that the black and white squares will experience a popularity boost in the United States. These QR codes were announced at the same time as she update to the … Read entire article »

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QR code tombstones will solve cemetery challenges, says Funeral Association

QR code tombstones will solve cemetery challenges, says Funeral Association

The Chinese group says quick response codes will fix issues relating to natural resources and environmental degradation. The China Funeral Association says QR code tombstones are the key to overcoming several problems relating to memorializing the deceased. Traditional grave marker production is rapidly depleting natural resources while they hack away at the natural environment. Experts from the association say quick response codes can solve the problems linked to gravestone production. “In modern times, people should commemorate their deceased … Read entire article »

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Two Google services see serious changes in the hopes of improvement

Two Google services see serious changes in the hopes of improvement

The search giant’s News and YouTube products are getting some important updates. In the battle against content theft and fake news, two Google services are receiving an important update. Google has announced upcoming changes to both its News and YouTube video streaming service. The company has faced heavy criticism over certain Google services that are paving the way for abuse. Among the ways that certain people are misusing the products include posting fake news and stealing content from … Read entire article »

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Samsung Pay test launched in UAE

Samsung Pay test launched in UAE

The mobile wallet is being rolled out in an “early access phase” in the United Arab Emirates. An” early access phase” Samsung Pay test has rolled out in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This testing phase is looking into the way the mobile wallet functions through six local banks. The mobile payments app and service first launched in South Korea two years ago in August. The Samsung Pay test will show whether or not users can comfortably, safely … Read entire article »

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Android Apple Music app gets iOS-style update

Android Apple Music app gets iOS-style update

The mobile application underwent a sizeable update altering the design to mimic the iPhone version. The Android version of the Apple Music app has been updated. The new application design appears strikingly similar to the iOS version. Aside from the changes in the look of the mobile app, content has now been segregated into a few categories such as For You, Browse, and Radio, and the Playing screen itself is very similar to the iPhone version. The … Read entire article »

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HSBC mobile payment app launches through VocaLink partnership

HSBC mobile payment app launches through VocaLink partnership

Millions of the bank’s customers can soon use the Pay by Bank application to complete transactions. A new HSBC mobile payment services app will give access to first direct customers who want to use their smartphones to complete shopping transactions. It lets them use the banking app as a direct payment method for purchasing certain products and services in an online store. The HSBC payment app is the result of the financial institution’s partnership with VocaLink. VocaLink is … Read entire article »

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Mobile games popularity algorithm may predict user interest levels

Mobile games popularity algorithm may predict user interest levels

Researchers are using a combination of algorithms to develop a popularity prediction model. Scientists in Japan have come up with a new mathematical model using several algorithms to predict mobile games popularity. More specifically, the model helps to show the point in a gaming app in which users start losing interest. This model could provide useful insight to mobile game developers that want to keep users engaged. The idea is that the mobile games popularity will be able … Read entire article »

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Would you shut off mobile ad blockers if marketing was less annoying?

Would you shut off mobile ad blockers if marketing was less annoying?

Companies are hoping to tweak their advertising to convince device users not to block them out. A massive advertising trade group, ad buyer and seller coalition is building a strategy to make mobile ad blockers less popular. Based in the United States and Western Europe, the goal is to urge the industry to cease the use of annoying formats. They hope that when online and mobile advertising stops making a nuisance of itself, people will stop blocking … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments use is mainly for transportation and restaurant bills

Mobile payments use is mainly for transportation and restaurant bills

A new survey shows that there are some very specific reasons for which smartphone wallets are used. A new Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute under the Institute for Information Industry study provided insight on mobile payments use. It showed that consumers are using mobile wallets most frequently for paying for their meals at restaurants and for buying fare on transportation services. The mobile payments survey showed 76.4 percent of consumers who used the tech did so to … Read entire article »

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