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BBM Enterprise to offer businesses secure communication

BBM Enterprise to offer businesses secure communication

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); IT departments have pricked their ears at the news that text-based communication will be safer. BBM Enterprise has undergone an important overhaul and is being launched as a secure text communication option for businesses. This plays into the company’s strong reputation for getting security right. The BlackBerry Messenger enterprise-level app has end-to-end encryption over all methods of communication. This means that regardless of whether voice, video or text communication is used, BBM Enterprise will … Read entire article »

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New wearable technology acts like a “smart” mood ring

New wearable technology acts like a “smart” mood ring

The latest smart wearables tech can determine the tone of a conversation and the speaker’s mood. There are now new wearable technology devices such as smartwatches that can do what mood rings never could. Instead of “sensing” your mood through the temperature of your finger, these devices use several sensors to determine the mood of a conversation. The wearable tech can use vitals and speech patterns to predict the tone of an ongoing conversation. In this way, the … Read entire article »

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Google Chrome for iOS now features QR code scanner

Google Chrome for iOS now features QR code scanner

The new feature has been included in the update and will scan several types of common barcode. The latest update to Google Chrome for iOS now includes a feature that will scan barcodes such as QR codes. This can be very handy for device users who would like to be able to use quick response codes but who don’t want a dedicated app. QR codes can be very handy in being able to access websites without typing … Read entire article »

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Airline apps under development in United Airlines partnership with IBM and Apple

Airline apps under development in United Airlines partnership with IBM and Apple

The goal is to come up with a complete fresh generation of mobile applications for United employees. United Airlines is working with IBM and Apple to come up with a brand new generation of mobile airline apps to be used by its employees. The intention to create the mobile applications reflects a new strategy underway at United Airlines. United has already issued over 50,000 Apple iPhones and iPads to its gate attendants, flight attendants and other front-line workers. … Read entire article »

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QR code payment cards rolling out at KazMunayGas

QR code payment cards rolling out at KazMunayGas

The company has introduced a new option to help make purchasing fuel faster at the pump faster and easier. KazMunayGas has announced the introduction of QR code payment cards at one of its gas station locations. The company also intends to roll out the new service across their entire network. This first location with the QR codes is operating in test mode for the time being. The test represents the first time the technology for the QR code … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Payments, QR Codes

Snapchat QR code will now work for a website

Snapchat QR code will now work for a website

The popular messaging app has made it possible to create quick response codes for websites, not just profiles. It is now possible to create a Snapchat QR code for a website, not just for an individual profile. The messaging app has been using the quick response codes format for quite a while. The barcodes make it easier for mobile device users to exchange profile links without having to manually enter an individual’s data. The QR codes have … Read entire article »

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Retail mobile commerce came close to flunking its report card

Retail mobile commerce came close to flunking its report card

A new NewStore report based on 112 different brands revealed a less than stellar average performance. NewStore has released its “State of Mobile Retail”, which is a kind of retail mobile commerce report card. The report revealed insight into the performance of 112 different retailers within the m-commerce ecosystem. The outcomes published within the report involved considering 500 data points regarding each of the retailers. The analysis of the various factors produced a retail mobile commerce score similar … Read entire article »

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

Fitbit layoffs on the way after disappointing Q4 results

Fitbit layoffs on the way after disappointing Q4 results

The holiday season was reportedly not as good as hoped for the fitness tracker and smartwatch maker. Fitbit layoffs appear to be on the way despite the fact that the company maintains its position at the top of the wearable technology market. The company has announced that its fourth quarter results for 2016, though strong, missed Wall Street’s predictions. As a result of those results, it will be laying off between 5 percent and 10 percent of … Read entire article »

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Unique QR code calendar shares gorgeous 360 degree monument images

Unique QR code calendar shares gorgeous 360 degree monument images

The Tamil Nadu Department of Archaeology released a colorful publication with a much deeper view of its pictures. The Tamil Nadu Department of Archaeology has released a unique QR code calendar which is more than what it might seem upon first glance. The square barcodes printed onto the calendar’s pages allow people to view a much more complete version of the images next to which they are displayed. The QR codes printed below the calendar pictures offers … Read entire article »

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Facebook mobile commerce data shows a sweet future

Facebook mobile commerce data shows a sweet future

The social media giant’s statistics showed that smartphone based transactions are rapidly rising. Newly released Kantar and Facebook mobile commerce data revealed a sizeable trend toward smartphone transactions. Over the holiday shopping period, the social media giant recorded 51 percent of transactions from smartphone or tablet sources. This data included the period from November 1 through December 31 based on online transactions. During that same period in 2015, the same figure had been a notably lower 41 percent. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Social Media Marketing, United States

Is Indian iPhone manufacturing coming soon?

Is Indian iPhone manufacturing coming soon?

As President Trump tries to return manufacturing jobs to the United States, Apple may have other plans. Apple execs have been meeting with officials from the Indian government regarding iPhone manufacturing in the country. The company appears to be considering India as a new possible location for its smartphone manufacture. According to reports from CNNMoney, the devices could one day be made in Bangalore. Apple has released a statement stating that it was appreciative of the reception … Read entire article »

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