iOS 11.3 preview reveals new battery service alerts and animojis

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Apple has shared a little glimpse at what its next mobile operating system update will include. Apple recently released a bit of an iOS 11.3 preview to let iPhone and other device users know what they can expect from the next update. This preview showed that some of the biggest updates will involve animojis and enhanced power management. The operating system will also change the Health app as well as the ARKit augmented reality platform. The iOS 11.3 changes to ARKit 1.5 will include the platform’s ability to recognize objects…

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Wearable technology is taking off with the Apple Watch

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Apple Watch pre-orders draw more attention to wearable technology A new generation for wearable technology may have dawned now that Apple Watch pre-orders are available. Over the weekend, pre-orders for Apple’s new wearable device were made available, and many people have already ordered their Watches. On the first day that the pre-orders went live, more than 1 million people ordered an Apple Watch, some of whom may be waiting several months after the Watch is official released to receive the device that they paid for. Basic Apple Watch costs approximately…

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Apple customers may not be interested in mobile payments

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Report shows the majority of iOS users have not used Apple Pay A new report from PYMNTS shows that the majority of iOS users do not make use of Apple Pay, Apple’s new mobile payments service. The service was launched in October of last year and represents Apple’s first official entry into the mobile payments market. The service managed to obtain significant support from retailers that were interested in engaging mobile consumers, but Apple Pay has struggled to find traction with the only demographic that can use it: iOS users.…

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Alibaba makes an investment in mobile technology

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Alibaba invests in Chinese mobile technology developer Meizu Alibaba, one of China’s largest e-commerce entities, will be investing $590 million into a Chinese smartphone developer, called Meizu. Through this investment, Alibaba aims to generate more support for its new mobile operating system, known as YunOS. The new operating system is meant to compete with Google’s Android. Alibaba is expected to leverage its considerable influence in the mobile and e-commerce space to make the new operating system popular, but its partnership with smartphone developers may determine the ultimate fate of YunOS.…

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Mobile commerce shows strong performance during Black Friday

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Report shows that retailers have found success in mobile commerce this year Branding Brand has released the latest edition of its Mobile Commerce Index report. This edition focuses on Black Friday and highlights the successes and struggles the retail sector has seen during that time. The report shows that mobile shopping has increased dramatically among consumers, especially when it comes to shopping online from a tablet device. According to Branding Brand’s report, one-third of all online revenue generated on Black Friday came from mobile devices, a 48% increase over the…

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Android platform is gaining ground as a mobile commerce, advertising platform

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Analysts may have outdated perspective of the Android operating system The Android platform is quite popular among consumers, but not necessarily among businesses and large enterprises. Many analysts in the e-commerce, advertising, and software sectors believe that Google’s mobile operating system is too exposed to malicious software and is fragmented by nature. For years, analysts have also suggested that Android consumers spend significantly less money through their mobile devices and these people are not likely to engage in any dynamic marketing. This may no longer be the case. New report…

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Demographics behind mobile commerce are varied

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Research highlights the diversity within the mobile payments spends Mobile commerce demographics in the United Kingdom are quite diverse. According to research from EPiServer, those participating in mobile shopping and payments come from a varied group with equally varied walks of life. When it comes to new forms of commerce and technology, the common consensus is that adoption and participation is highest among younger consumers. That is not always the case, however, especially in the United Kingdom. Mobile commerce is most common among millennials than any other demographic According to…

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Tablet commerce is being driven by iPad users

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These specific devices are making a considerable difference in the overall m-commerce landscape, as well. The global landscape within the tablet commerce environment may have reached an all time high in terms of competition, but the iPad devices from Apple have managed to hold their position as the firm leader in this segment of e- and m-commerce. New industry data has recently been revealed that has shown the continuation of the trend. This data was published by MMW and has revealed that the majority of transactions that occur over mobile…

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iOS 7.1 release from Apple brings notable improvements

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The addition of CarPlay and improvements to Siri will keep iPhone users tinkering for a while. Apple has just released the most recent update to its operating system, as iPhone and iPad users download iOS 7.1 into their mobile devices and discover the new CarPlay as well as some significant improvements to Siri. Among all of the improvements that were made, CarPlay was certainly among the largest. This feature of iOS 7.1 is the infotainment system from Apple that was just announced last week. It is compatible with iPhone 5,…

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Mobile Website: Optimizing Websites to Work Better on Phones

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Make Your Site A Mobile Website One of the hottest discussions these days is about how websites can be designed to deliver optimum performance on mobile phones. To figure this out, you need to know what the differences are between a computers’ OS and that of the smartphones. Knowing these differences would enable you to make useful fixes which in turn would help your websites run smoothly on the addictive and ubiquitous mobile platform. Assessing Phone Performance Knowing how your website works on mobile phones right now will give you…

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Augmented reality catches the eye of Anahata Technologies

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Anahata Technologies to begin examining augmented reality Anahata Technologies, an Australian company that specializes in software development, has announced that it is beginning to pursue augmented reality technology. The technology has been gaining a great deal of attention recently, largely due to its interactivity. Augmented reality is often used in entertainment and marketing to engage tech-savvy consumers, and Anahata Technologies believes that augmented reality is perfect for mobile applications. The company has plans to examine the capabilities of the technology in order to determine how it can be used to…

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