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Mobile security holes exist in 85 percent of apps

Mobile security holes exist in 85 percent of apps

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A worldwide study has suggested that there are considerable privacy gaps present in most applications. Recently, a global study that was conducted on the type of mobile security that has been worked into apps in order to help to protect the privacy of the user, and it determined that the typical application is coming up short. The study was commissioned by the UK Information Commissioners Office (CIO). What the ICO study discovered was that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security, Technology News

Mobile Security Doesn’t Have to be Hard

Mobile Security Doesn’t Have to be Hard

In a world where mobile technology is considered an integral part of society, ensuring that mobile devices are secure is a practice that often falls by the wayside. Smartphones and tablets contain a wealth of information that is actually quite valuable, but relatively little is being done to make sure this information is protected from exploitation. Businesses that offer mobile services do what they can to protect their customers, but people may have to take … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Technology News

Apple breaks into mobile payments

Apple breaks into mobile payments

iPhone 6 revealed, representing Apple’s first real step into mobile payments Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, showcasing the advanced design and new features of these devices. Notably, the iPhone 6 will be equipped with a larger screen, better hardware, and more support for mobile wallets and mobile payments. The device represents Apple’s first real foray into the mobile payment field. The company has been slow to warm to the concept … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

Mhealth apps to be used by VA to provide better data access to veterans

Mhealth apps to be used by VA to provide better data access to veterans

The first two of a number of applications for providing vets with better care will soon be launching. The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) has now announced their intentions to launch the first two of what will one day be several mhealth apps for smartphones and tablets that are designed to offer veterans faster and easier access to healthcare data. These two mobile apps will be launched at some point early in the fall, followed later on by … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health Care Industry, Mobile Apps

Mobile wallet once called Isis to become Softcard

Mobile wallet once called Isis to become Softcard

The joint venture smartphone payments service is working to distance itself from violent military group of the same name. The Isis mobile wallet application that is the result of a joint venture effort among three of the biggest wireless carrier companies in the United States has now announced that it is changing the name of the brand and the app to Softcard. This change is being made after a terrorist group – completely unrelated to the service … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

Panera Bread launches new mobile payments application

Panera Bread launches new mobile payments application

New app aims to help Panera Bread recover from operational struggles Panera Bread Company has launched a new mobile application that aims to help the company recover from the operational struggles it has faced over the past 18 months. The mobile app is meant to help the company’s restaurants better manage the high volume of orders they receive during peak hours by taking advantage of the mobile commerce scene. More consumers are beginning to use their … Read entire article »

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

Mobile games are coming to Google Glass

Mobile games are coming to Google Glass

Glass could be the next powerful mobile gaming platform Google Glass may come to play a major role in gaming, especially that of the mobile variety. As one of the largest technology organizations in the world, Google has a strong position in the gaming field, largely because its Android mobile operating system is one of the most popular mobile gaming platforms. The company’s augmented reality glasses could soon change the way people experience their games and … Read entire article »

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

Smartphone battery life may be extended through app use

Smartphone battery life may be extended through app use

A researcher at Purdue has created a mobile application to let cell phone batteries last longer. Mobile Enerlytics LLC, a tech company, has come up with a mobile app that they are now offering for free that is designed to allow users to take control of the speed at which their smartphone battery is drained, so that they can make the right choices to extend the life of their device between charges. The application provides device users … Read entire article »

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