QR code take-out containers could help reduce litter

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A trash-busting concept is taking off that would use quick response codes to track down litterers. A new idea that would use QR code take-out containers is gaining traction as this trash is becoming an increasingly problematic issue in littering. A man living in Cavan, Ireland suggested the idea, and it has been taking off ever since. According to Eugene Smith, from Laragh Community Alert in County Cavan, Ireland, said that the volunteers in his community that pick up litter have noticed a worsening trend in the amount of trash.…

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Mobile wallet payments more common than in-store cash transactions in 2020

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Last year, for the first time, people used digital payment methods more often than cash. Mobile wallet payments became more popular than cash transactions worldwide at in-store points of sale (POS) in 2020, said the Global Payments Report 2021 published by FIS’ Worldpay. That trend represents the first time smartphone-based transactions were more common than cash. The data presented in the Global Payments Report 2021 showed that there was a considerable 10 percent drop in the use of cash to pay for purchases in-store. This took into account the fact…

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6 Things Your Next Zoom Call Needs

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Zoom calls are all the rage right now, love them or loathe them!  If you’re looking for a way to make your next Zoom, Google Meets, Skype, or Teams Meet a little more bearable and run a little smoother, check out these six things you need for your next call.   Live Voice Transcriptions  Not being able to hear what’s being said is one of the biggest bugbears of Zoom calls across the world. This is usually down to the poor audio quality, but users who are hard of hearing…

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Pecunpay research shows mobile payments adoption taking off in Spain

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The Spanish fintech has released the results of its study of smartphone transaction trends. Spanish fintech Pecunpay has released a report on its recent mobile payments adoption research, which revealed that Spain is seeing a solid growth rate of acceptance and use. While more people steadily use their smartphones to complete transactions, fewer use cash. The company issued a report titled “Study of mobile payment trends in Spain,” to describe the results of its research. The mobile payments adoption study was conducted as a part of a partnership with visa.…

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Android anti-tracking feature may follow in Apple’s footsteps

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Google could be tinkering with the option, which many assume won’t be as strict as the iOS version. As Apple’s upcoming App Tracking Transparency leaves developers scrambling and Facebook seething, Google is believed to be tinkering with its own Android anti-tracking feature. The concept is likely to be a similar one, though notably less restrictive, if past trends are indicators. An Android anti-tracking feature would come in some form of an opt-in requirement. Apple’s upcoming version will require developers to request permission to track iOS users across the websites they…

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