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Smartphone addiction consequences among parents may include behavioral problems in kids

Smartphone addiction consequences among parents may include behavioral problems in kids

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A recent U.S. study showed that parents continually using mobile devices are more likely to have misbehaving children. A small American study indicates that there may be smartphone addiction consequences occurring among the children of the addicted. Parents who regularly look to their mobile devices to check texts, emails, other alerts and videos have an increased chance of having kids who develop behavioral problems, said the research. Similarly, parents who aren’t as attached … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

The insurer is the first to launch a pilot program in Ireland geared toward trackable wellness for policyholders. Zurich Life Assurance (Zurich Life) has launched the first ever program in Ireland using wearable technology devices to help policyholders improve their health. This is a trial program being offered to a limited number of Zurich Life policyholders via select financial brokers. The customers will be rewarded for their participation in using the wearable technology devices by receiving cashback on … Read entire article »

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Long anticipated LG mobile payments solution launches in Korea

Long anticipated LG mobile payments solution launches in Korea

After having been first mentioned in November 2015, the electronics giant is finally getting started with consumers. The launch of the new LG mobile payments service hasn’t come as much of a surprise to many. The company first revealed its intentions to begin offering a mobile wallet back in November 2015. The initial rollout of the service finally occurred at the end of last week and is available exclusively in South Korea. The LG Pay service is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

QR code use is changing the young Chinese adult relationship with money

QR code use is changing the young Chinese adult relationship with money

In fact, quick response codes are having an impact on this demographic’s social behaviors. A new theory published in the South China Morning Post suggested that QR code use is changing the way young adults in the country live their lives. It is, according to the report, altering the way young Chinese adults view money and it is even altering their social behaviors. Quick response codes have been central to many forms of mobile payment technologies in … Read entire article »

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Retail mobile payments implementation aren’t living up to intentions

Retail mobile payments implementation aren’t living up to intentions

A recent AMEX survey showed a considerable gap between a company’s plans and actual execution. AMEX recently held a survey looking into the intentions and implementation of retail mobile payments. The research showed that Canadian retailers have a considerable gap between what they plan to do and what they’re actually doing. The AMEX survey showed that 76 percent of merchants believed that m-commerce is “the way of the future.” That said, Canadian businesses aren’t actually implementing the retail … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

The mobile device type you carry impacts your ability to problem solve

A new study indicates that the type of smartphone you has actually changes the way you think. The Computers in Human Behavior journal recently published a study about the impact of mobile device type on the way people think. It showed that people actually think differently when they have a touchscreen smartphone in their hands when compared to how they would think while using a keyboard and mouse. The research found that people’s problem solving skills change depending on the device they’re using. People using a computer with a keyboard and a mouse were more likely to use emotions to help guide the choices they make. They did apply logic, but their emotions also played a role. On the other hand, a touchscreen mobile device type caused users to make decisions on a … Read entire article »

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So-called “Judy” Android malware could affect over 36.5 million devices

So-called “Judy” Android malware could affect over 36.5 million devices

The announcement of this spreading cyber attack follows closely on the heels of the WannaCry ransomware. In a month riddled with PC and cyber security issues, a new Android malware called “Judy” has made its way onto the scene. This is expected to affect more than 36.5 million smartphones and tablets, after WannaCry planted its ransomware into over 200,000 computers. The Judy malware was uncovered by researchers at Checkpoint security and it will rapidly infect millions. Judy is … Read entire article »

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QR code solution brings banking options to Cambodians

QR code solution brings banking options to Cambodians

The country is greatly unbanked, but mobile digital transactions are now rapidly on the rise. Cambodia has been struggling to drive mobile payments to the point that they are mainstream but a new QR code solution appears to be correcting the issue. The quick response codes are sending a growing number of mobile device owners to their smartphones when they reach the checkout counter. The kingdom is hoping to reduce the use of cash, which remains its … Read entire article »

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Facebook Rewards QR codes provide in-store savings

Facebook Rewards QR codes provide in-store savings

The social network is aiming to show its stuff in terms of boosting traffic to brick-and-mortar shops. A new Facebook Rewards QR codes feature test is now underway as a new form of mobile marketing. This advertising is designed to send more in-store shoppers to the checkout counter with items to purchase. The reason is that the quick response codes are not only personalized but offer savings or bonuses. When a consumer scans the Facebook Rewards QR codes, … Read entire article »

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Smartphone iris scanner built into Samsung Galaxy S8 easily fooled

Smartphone iris scanner built into Samsung Galaxy S8 easily fooled

It takes nothing more than a photograph and a contact lens to trick the phone’s mobile security feature. The sophisticated and hyped smartphone iris scanner in the Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t quite as secure as marketing claims have suggested. A German hacking group called the Chaos Computer Club has found a simple way around what Samsung called “one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked.” The electronics giant said that the patterns on a person’s … Read entire article »

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Snapchat augmented reality leading the way, says research

Snapchat augmented reality leading the way, says research

New data shows that mobile AR technology is being driven by certain social media tools. eMarketer released a report showing that Snapchat augmented reality is fueling the popularity of that technology, particularly when it comes to mobile device use. The report pointed to Snapchat Lenses as a leader with the tech, followed by Facebook and Instagram. The eMarketer report indicated that while Snapchat augmented reality may be the top driver for AR tech use, Facebook Stories and Instagram … Read entire article »

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