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Halloween gets safer with mobile technology

Halloween gets safer with mobile technology

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new Trick-or-Tracker smartphone app makes it possible for parents to better monitor their kids. One of the main concerns that parents face on Halloween night has to do with whether or not their kids are safe, and now mobile technology can be used to complement other efforts – such as going trick-or-treating with the child and making sure that his or her costume makes it easy for drivers to see – … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Trends, United States

Alibaba shows interest in mobile payments from Apple Pay

Alibaba shows interest in mobile payments from Apple Pay

The company’s executive chairman, Jack Ma, has expressed his willingness to work with the American company. Jack Ma, the executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holdings, has now stated that he is open to working with Apple Inc through the use of its mobile payments service called Apple Pay, which recently launched in the United States and has been swimming in controversy ever sense. At the same time as retailers shut down NFC terminals to block Apple Pay, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

You likely take your smartphone to bed, says mobile technology study

You likely take your smartphone to bed, says mobile technology study

A recent QR Code Press survey revealed that the majority of people sleep next to cell phones. QR Code Press has released the results of a new mobile technology survey it has conducted to examine certain behaviors with regards to smartphone use, such as taking their devices to bed with them. The survey highlighted a larger issue regarding sleep deprivation and how mobile devices have affected the way people rest. As smartphones, tablets, and wearables become commonplace in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Gadgets, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, Trends, United States

Wearable technology may face security challenges

Wearable technology may face security challenges

New wearable devices may become popular targets for hackers and some malicious groups Wearable technology is gaining ground. While relatively few companies have plans to release a wearable device in the near future, there are some big-name companies that will be among the first to tackle market challenges when they introduce their devices in 2015 and 2016. Apple is one such company. Apple plans to launch its Apple Watch platform in the very near future, but … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Google to begin pushing its mobile payments service

Google to begin pushing its mobile payments service

Google aims to compete with Apple in the mobile commerce market Google is gearing up to compete with Apple in the mobile payments space. Apple’s new digital commerce platform, called Apple Pay, was recently launched and it has already had a major impact in the mobile world. For its launch, Apple Pay acquired a wealth of retail and financial partners, all of whom had shown strong interest in engaging mobile consumers. These partners have helped expand … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

Survey presents some interesting data about wearable technology

Survey presents some interesting data about wearable technology

New survey aims to gauge consumer interest in wearable devices coming from certain brands PricewaterhousCoopers, a multinational professional services network, has released the results of a new survey concerning wearable technology. The survey has collected information from 1,000 respondents and is meant to gauge consumer interest in wearable devices coming from various brands. Over the past few years, there has been some question as to whether or not consumers would show any interest in wearable devices. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Technology News, United States

Apple’s tablet commerce is drooping with sliding iPad sales volumes

Apple’s tablet commerce is drooping with sliding iPad sales volumes

The electronics giant isn’t seeing the record breaking sales it experienced in its newly released iPhones. While Apple has been thrilled about its holiday quarter forecast, following a 16 percent boost in iPhone sales that was even better than anticipated, it is still seeing slumping sales volumes in its tablet commerce as the latest iPads aren’t as hot among consumers as had been hoped. This is occurring even as the Mac computer shipments have seen the strongest … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Tablet Commerce, Trends

Payment security to be improved as US adopts EMV standards

Payment security to be improved as US adopts EMV standards

Executive order calls for the adoption of EMV Late last week, President Obama signed an executive order that will speed up the adoption of EMV-standard payment cards in the United States. EMV is an acronym referring to security and payment standards introduced by Europay, MasterCard, and Visa. These standards involve the use of microchips used for payment cards rather than the traditional magnetic strips. EMV standards are considered by financial organizations to allow for more secure … Read entire article »

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