QR code standards to be implemented by Indonesia later this year

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Bank Indonesia wants higher interoperability between various providers of payment solutions. Bank Indonesia (BI), Indonesia’s central bank, is presently conducting a trial to establish QR code standards for the country’s various payment system providers. QR codes are starting to be used by the country’s citizens for mobile payments. Called QRIS (Indonesian Standard QR Code), Bank Indonesia’s QR code standards trial is about developing one code to be used by multiple payment system providers at every merchant. The bank believes that the standardization of the quick response code will result in…

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Researchers find mobile app security problem with Xiaomi smartphones

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A serious security flaw was uncovered in a pre-installed mobile app. Check Point Research experts have revealed that there is a serious mobile app security flaw hidden in a pre-installed app on Xiaomi smartphones. The security researchers discovered a vulnerability in an app bundled on Xiaomi devices that could potentially allow hackers to hijack smartphones and inject malware. The security flaw was discovered in the pre-installed Guard Provider security app. The mobile app security flaw may have affected millions of Xiaomi smartphone users worldwide. The researchers found the flaw within…

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3 Steps to Picking an SEO Agency

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SEO can be great at improving the ranking of your content in the search engines. However, one thing is for sure; picking the right SEO agency that fits your needs is never easy. Here are the three key steps to picking the perfect agency. 1)    Think Beyond SEO The role of SEO in improving your page ranking in the search engines cannot be underrated. However, it would help if you did not solely focus on SEO when looking for the perfect SEO company. Most of the companies who exhibit a…

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5 Benefits to Reverse Phone Lookups

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The process of a reverse phone number search is new, and it is becoming quite popular. The idea provides a way to input a phone number or address to retrieve a person’s name. However, there are some limitations. The process can give any name if many people have lived in the address. In such a case, the reverse phone lookup will provide you with names that you would otherwise never seen. This limitation has triggered a debate over privacy versus convenience. This article explores five benefits to reverse phone lookups.…

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New Snapchat mobile gaming lets users play real-time, multiplayer games

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Snap Games is a new addition to the Snapchat platform. Snapchat mobile gaming has arrived. The multimedia messaging app has expanded its platform to include Snap Games, which lets users play real-time, multiplayer games while talking and texting with friends. Bitmoji Party was announced as the first title for Snap Games. During its first Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles, the company revealed the launch of its Snapchat mobile gaming platform as well as its first Snap Games title, Bitmoji Party. Bitmoji Party is not unlike the style of Mario…

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Puma QR Code shoes deliver augmented reality experience

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The LQDCELL Origin AR has launched as a limited release. The new recently launched Puma QR code shoes are the first in the series of its LCDCELL Origin AR sneakers. The shoes are equipped with technology designed to target both the wearer’s comfort and amusement. The first sneakers in the series are covered with quick response codes. Almost the entire surface of the Puma QR code shoes are covered in the 2D barcodes. When scanned by a camera view of the LQDCELL app, this unlocks an array of AR (augmented…

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Huawei smart glasses to be released in summer of 2019

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Huawei has partnered with Gentle Monster for its upcoming designer wearable glasses. Huawei smart glasses are expected to be out later this year, according to the company, which announced its wearable eyewear at the recent Huawei P30 launch event. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer revealed that the new designer shades were developed in collaboration with popular South Korean luxury eyewear brand, Gentle Monster. Unlike other smart glasses on the market, the Huawei wearables won’t feature cameras. The yet-to-be-released Huawei smart glasses reportedly don’t have any cameras according to Gentle Monster’s CEO…

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Wells Fargo contactless credit cards rollout to bank customers

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Wells Fargo & Co. has announced the tap-to-pay technology for its credit and debit cards. Wells Fargo contactless credit cards are now being rolled out to its new customers. The San Francisco-based American multinational financial services company is joining its rivals JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp – among other US banks – who have already adopted this NFC (near field communications) tech for their credit and debit cards. Wells Fargo customers will be able to tap their credit cards to make payments instead of swiping them.…

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Social media accounts run by inmates shut down by prisons in UK

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An increasing number of mobile phones are being smuggled into jails. UK prison authorities have deactivated hundreds of social media accounts run by inmates due to a rising number of mobile phones being smuggled into jails. Over 1,700 accounts were removed from 2015 to 2018. The number of Instagram, Facebook and YouTube profiles that have been deactivated at the request of prison authorities has nearly quadrupled in three years, reports the Telegraph. The majority of these deactivated social media accounts were the result of prisoners using illicit mobile phones to…

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Mobile tracking tech ties physical movements of shoppers to their purchasing decisions

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A new type of mobile tracking technology may make it easier for advertises to target potential customers. A new study using a new kind of mobile tracking tech – information trajectory-based targeting – has found that by targeting a shopper’s physical movements, advertisers can significantly improve ads via mobile phones. This mobile technology goes beyond simply advertising to a customer based on their location. The new study, involving the mobile tracking tech, was recently published in the journal Management Science, and was carried out by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University,…

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Toronto high school students launch LGBT Qr Code campaign

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The new campaign uses a quick response (QR) code to provide support to LGBTQ+ community members. A new program called “LBGTQr Code” has been launched at a Canadian high school in Toronto, Ontario. The goal of the new campaign is to help stop bullying and to offer resources to LGBTQ+ youth amid changes to the province’s sexual education curriculum. The campaign was launched to help LGBTQ+ community members’ feel safe and secure in school. The LGBTQr Code campaign was started by the non-profit organization “The Get REAL Movement.” The organization…

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