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Could using a portable phone charger bring you the lowest Uber fares?

Could using a portable phone charger bring you the lowest Uber fares?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The rideshare company revealed customers with dying smartphone batteries are more likely to accept surge pricing. While Uber has been quite open about the fact that it uses surge pricing at times of top demand, such as New Year’s Eve, it could be that a portable phone charger might one day make the difference in whether or not a customer will be paying more. The Uber mobile app is able to detect when … Read entire article »

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iPhone YouTube virtual reality experience now available for all videos

iPhone YouTube virtual reality experience now available for all videos

The latest Google Cardboard update now means that Apple smartphone users can see any video they want in VR. The most recent iOS update that has been released for Google Cardboard now means that the YouTube virtual reality viewing feature is now available to iPhone users for every video available on the massive database. Before the release of this update, that iOS functionality had been limited to only a certain few 360 degree videos. That said, users of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Mobile Apps

Walmart Pay now available in Texas and Arkansas stores

Walmart Pay now available in Texas and Arkansas stores

The largest retailer in the world is expanding its mobile payments system into more states and locations. The biggest retailer on the planet has already launched its Walmart Pay mobile payments system but now the company is starting to roll it out in an increasingly large number of different locations, the latest of which have included the stores in Arkansas and Texas. With every new store location, the retailer makes itself larger mobile wallet competition for other … Read entire article »

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Mobile banking services help young people save their money

Mobile banking services help young people save their money

A new Halifax Savings survey has shown that 18 to 24 year olds find it easier to save using digital tools. New research has revealed that four out of every five young adults find that online and mobile banking services are helping them to increase their balances and save their money in an effective way. The research also discovered that what is true for younger consumers is not the same for older ones. Among people between the ages … Read entire article »

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WhatsApp QR codes and NFC tags may soon be the key to group invites

WhatsApp QR codes and NFC tags may soon be the key to group invites

The hugely popular messaging app is working with quick response codes and near field communication technology. WhatsApp QR codes have now become the very latest announcement from the tremendously used mobile messaging app, following a seemingly endless line of additional features and news that have been added to this application. This is among the most recent changes being made in order to differentiate WhatsApp even further from Line and WeChat. At the moment, the announcement being shared by … Read entire article »

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Is Rovio using an Angry Birds QR code to jump the shark, or is it genius?

Is Rovio using an Angry Birds QR code to jump the shark, or is it genius?

The mobile games success story is now launching new barcodes, augmented reality and a new app. Rovio had held onto the most popular mobile games spot for a long time, but as its top title started to fade it is now using gimmicks like an Angry Birds QR code as a part of a new free app it has launched to draw a whole new wave of downloaders. The massively hyped Angry Birds Action! Has now been … Read entire article »

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Samsung virtual reality could mean the end of the traditional bedtime story

Samsung virtual reality could mean the end of the traditional bedtime story

Will this VR technology one day take over this parent-child bonding time as the electronics giant suggests? “The future of children’s bedtime” in the form of a mobile app with Samsung virtual reality stories has now been unveiled with the goal of giving kids a much more three dimensional version of the tales they once had to imagine in their minds. The Bedtime VR Stories app has been created with the purpose of underscoring the importance of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Mobile Apps

Tracking QR codes let parcels and packages communicate with recipients

Tracking QR codes let parcels and packages communicate with recipients

The Gopher delivery tracing Android mobile app uses quick response codes to relay a huge amount of info. Gopher has now announced that it is using tracking QR codes with its Android app in order to provide customers with the opportunity to gain a great deal more information about their parcels than would be possible through the use of a traditional barcode. The purpose of the quick response codes is to improve the tracking of deliveries and … Read entire article »

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