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QR code labels help two Dutch coffee shops share cannabis product lab results

QR code labels help two Dutch coffee shops share cannabis product lab results

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The quick response codes have been applied on each of the relevant products sold in the shops. Two coffee shops in the Netherlands are using QR code labels to provide their customers with important information. These shops sell cannabis, a practice that is perfectly legal in the country. That said, consumers have found it challenging to obtain quality and accurate information about these products. The two coffee shops are now making it … Read entire article »

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We-Vibe app intimate data collection leading to class-action lawsuit

We-Vibe app intimate data collection leading to class-action lawsuit

The company behind the smartphone enabled sex toy is accused of using the application for secretly collecting data. A woman from the United States has launched a class action lawsuit proposal regarding the function of the We-Vibe app. The mobile app provides smartphone control over a sex toy manufactured in Canada. The woman has accused the company of secretly collecting “highly sensitive” information through the app. The device in question is a vibrator that is activated and controlled … Read entire article »

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Will mobile ad blockers be detrimental to marketers?

Will mobile ad blockers be detrimental to marketers?

So far, device users have shown they’re tired of ads in their current forms and stopping software is commonplace. The use of mobile ad blockers is growing at an astounding rate. According to PageFair, from January 2015 to January 1016, there was a 90 percent year over year growth rate. This has brought the new monthly users from 198 million to 376 million. Clearly, mobile device users don’t like many of the ads displayed on their devices. PageFair’s … Read entire article »

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QR code plaques let footpath users report damage

QR code plaques let footpath users report damage

The barcodes have been posted in Wales so smartphone users can report damaged structures. Footpaths near Llanidloes and Machynlleth in Wales can now scan QR code plaques to help keep their area well maintained. The quick response codes let the footpath users report damage to various structures. This can include things such as footbridges and other structures that can experience wear over time. This new initiative has brought a tremendous 1,267 different plaques fitted with QR codes … Read entire article »

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The Pokémon Go app is losing its appeal

The Pokémon Go app is losing its appeal

More than 12 million daily players have already given up on the augmented reality game. Approximately fifty days have passed since the Pokémon Go app took the world by storm. The need to “catch ‘em all” carried many children through their summer school breaks in several countries. People are beginning to tire of the augmented reality game app and have started abandoning it. According to reports from Bloomberg, The number of daily active users of the Pokémon Go … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Mobile Apps, Trends

Mobile push notifications are surprisingly effective

Mobile push notifications are surprisingly effective

Businesses looking to boost customer engagement may need to alter their smartphone advertising. Mobile push notifications may not have nearly the reputation they deserve. At the moment, brands are facing a near crisis in app engagement. In order to help address this issue, many companies are attempting to return lapsed users to engagement via many means. Among those methods are push notifications. A major barrier to success has been that mobile device owners will stop using apps … Read entire article »

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Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

Mobile privacy concerns from Facebook’s new Lifestage app

The new Facebook app aimed directly at teens is causing worries over potential personal security issues. Mobile privacy concerns have appeared along with the unveiling of Facebook’s new Lifestage app. The mobile application is geared directly toward teens, raising worries about certain personal security risks. Facebook started as a social network for university students, but its market has been growing increasingly older. Those young original users have stuck with the social network. However, the platform hasn’t managed to … Read entire article »

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Apple Pay security would “fundamentally diminish” with banks

Apple Pay security would “fundamentally diminish” with banks

The company won’t budge despite pressure from Australian banks to add wallet apps to iPhones. Australian banks have been coming together to try to pressure Apple to include their products on iPhones. However, the American company has insisted that Apple Pay security would suffer if it were to add mobile wallets from the banks. The company is standing firm against the three banks. Apple has opted not to give the banks access to the NFC chip used … Read entire article »

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QR code generator made by hacker functions as airport lounge pass

QR code generator made by hacker functions as airport lounge pass

Everyone who has doubted the security of quick response codes is currently pointing at a sizeable hack. Airports are usually considered to be areas where security levels are quite high, but a hacker recently used a QR code generator to gain access to a fancy airport lounge. The lounges typically require passengers to carry first class tickets. This hacker created spoofed QR codes to dodge the expensive booking. The hack was conducted from within the airport and … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality apps take off among beauty brands

Augmented reality apps take off among beauty brands

AR tech is becoming a very familiar component in style and cosmetics applications. With Pokemon Go encouraging millions of players around the world to “catch ‘em all,” augmented reality apps are now a familiar sight. However, as popular as that game app may be, it is among beauty brands that the mobile technology is seeing notable growth. Mobile commerce has become a massive focus in the beauty industry, which is a highly visual market. As beauty brands rely … Read entire article »

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