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Chinese mobile payments taking off as country moves toward cashlessness

Chinese mobile payments taking off as country moves toward cashlessness

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A growing number of cities throughout the nation are accepting smartphone transactions for public transit. Chinese mobile payments are becoming increasingly valuable as residents, merchants and services adopt its use on a rising basis. During the quarter running from July through September 2017, their value tripled. Alipay and WeChat Pay use has been spreading like wildfire throughout Chinese cities. Consumers are using these Chinese mobile payments apps to pay for products, services, tickets and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Payments

QR code usage gets a solid boost through mobile retail

QR code usage gets a solid boost through mobile retail

As shoppers head to their smartphone as a part of their shopping journey, quick response codes play a growing role. QR code usage has been taking off at a time when it had been expected to die off by many people in the tech industry. Its affordability and ease of use has made it highly appealing as a part of retail mobile marketing strategies. This claim is supported by research results put forward by Juniper Research. Juniper now … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, QR Codes

Art Gallery of Ontario creates augmented reality experience with ReBlink exhibit

Art Gallery of Ontario creates augmented reality experience with ReBlink exhibit

The world renowned gallery is bringing its classic paintings to life with AR technology. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), located in Toronto, Canada, has created a new augmented reality experience for visitors to some of the classic exhibits there. The goal of the AR technology is to bring a new layer of excitement into the artwork in the exhibit. The augmented reality experience is called ReBlink. The AR artwork app creator’s goal was to provide mobile device … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Fashion/Art, Featured News, Mobile Apps

In-app mobile commerce jumped over 12 percent on Christmas Day

In-app mobile commerce jumped over 12 percent on Christmas Day

December 25 saw a considerable hike in purchases made from within mobile apps. Consumers around the globe were turning to their device screens on Christmas day, sending in-app mobile commerce figures skywards. That day, they bought 12.3 percent more on purchases made in-app, on subscriptions and on premium apps. These figures were presented by Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, a marketing intelligence provider. This in-app mobile commerce data was based on sales from both the Google Play store and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Tablet Commerce

QR code tracking to help Delhi Transportation department monitoring cabs and cars

QR code tracking to help Delhi Transportation department monitoring cabs and cars

In the massive Indian city, nearly 60,000 taxis and 90,000 autorickshaws move about the streets. The Delhi Transportation department is implementing a new QR code tracking strategy in the hopes of increasing passenger safety. This has been a growing trend in India, particularly in the effort to make sure women safely arrive at their destinations. The quick response codes will make it possible for the department to keep track of more vehicles. It uses QR code tracking to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, QR Codes, Travel

QR code payment fraud in China’s radar with new caps

QR code payment fraud in China’s radar with new caps

As popular as the mobile transactions may be, the country’s central bank is issuing new security regulations. China’s central bank is rolling out new regulations to help prevent QR code payment fraud. Quick response codes have become exceptionally popular in the country but have exposed consumers to fraudulent activities from criminals. Some of the most popular mobile payments apps in China currently use the barcodes to complete transactions. Both WeChat and Alibaba’s AliPay – two of the largest … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Payments, QR Codes

Wearable technology growth expected to keep slowing throughout 2018

Wearable technology growth expected to keep slowing throughout 2018

Despite all the hype and the massive investments by tech giants, wearables just aren’t taking with consumers. Wearable technology growth had been expected to continue seeing striking increases for many years to come. That said, despite the best efforts of tech giants, this has not been the case. Growth slowed down this year and is expected to continue dropping into next year as well. eMarketer, the market research firm, has reported that wearable technology growth is slowing in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Gadgets, Technology News

Apple lawsuit filed by customers with slowed iPhones

Apple lawsuit filed by customers with slowed iPhones

Smartphone owners with models owner than the iPhone 8 are experiencing a deliberate slowdown. Many iPhone owners are not thrilled with their device maker and two separate versions of a class action Apple lawsuit have been filed. These legal actions were taken by a total of five iPhone owners who didn’t appreciate their slow smartphones. Apple had deliberately slowed the processors of devices with older batteries in order to preserve them. The Apple lawsuit isn’t over something that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Gadgets, Technology News

QR code subway barriers help keep Japanese platforms safe

QR code subway barriers help keep Japanese platforms safe

The quick response codes were added to improve the operation of the barriers at train stations. New QR code subway features are being installed as a part of subway platform safety barriers in a number of Japanese train stations. This addition of quick response barcodes is meant to help to improve the function of the barriers. By adding the QR codes, the hope is to speed up the barrier installation and reduce the cost associated with them. There … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, QR Codes

Haven app adds Edward Snowden’s mobile security to Android devices

Haven app adds Edward Snowden’s mobile security to Android devices

A newly released mobile application is designed to turn smartphones into inconspicuous security systems. The Freedom of the Press Foundation, The Guardian Project and Edward Snowden’s recent collaboration has brought the new Haven app to Android smartphones. The application was created to make the devices work like security systems while remaining unobtrusive. At the moment, the new Haven mobile security app is available to the public in its beta form. The Haven app was designed to use the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security

Holiday travelers reminded to safely use mobile gadgets when traveling by air or car

Holiday travelers reminded to safely use mobile gadgets when traveling by air or car

Millions of people will be visiting family and friends over the next week and amid the fun, safety comes first. Officials in countries around the world, including those in the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom, and others are reminding travelers to use their mobile gadgets safely. Travelers are being reminded to put safety first whether they plan to hit the road or the skies. It can be easy to forget the very basic safety habits when we’re … Read entire article »

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