Barclaycard restaurant mobile payments let diners walk out without the wait

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Until now, to “dine and dash” meant running off without paying, but that’s about to change. Barclaycard has announced that its customers will be able to make restaurant mobile payments by simply leaving an establishment. The solution means diners can leave once they’re finished eating. It eliminates the need to wait for a bill at the end of a meal. The service has been nicknamed “Dine & Dash” because diners can leave without waiting for a bill. To use the Dine & Dash restaurant mobile payments service, customers need a…

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Vikings VR app drums up hype for the show’s next season

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The popular television series will be starting its fifth season on November 29 and is using virtual reality marketing. A new Vikings VR app was recently launched to provide fans with a unique experience to hold them over until the next season starts. This mobile marketing technique was expanded with participation in events such as the Fan Expo in Toronto, where Vikings branded Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer devices were distributed to attendees for free. The mobile application offers an immersive experience into the show featuring some of the hit’s…

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Android Apple Music app gets iOS-style update

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The mobile application underwent a sizeable update altering the design to mimic the iPhone version. The Android version of the Apple Music app has been updated. The new application design appears strikingly similar to the iOS version. Aside from the changes in the look of the mobile app, content has now been segregated into a few categories such as For You, Browse, and Radio, and the Playing screen itself is very similar to the iPhone version. The Music app for Android now also features lyrics integration, which had not previously…

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Mobile camera app on its way to Toronto public transit users

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The Toronto Transit Commission is responding to an increase in the number of unwanted behaviors. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will launch a mobile camera app to help its users report unwanted behaviors. There has been an increase in the number of unlawful acts committed by the public transit service’s riders. This new mobile app is meant to help other riders capture images of individuals committing unlawful acts. In fact, the mobile camera app launch will launch before the end of the year. The smartphone application can be used to…

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Uber app to monitor drivers for unsafe driving habits

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The mobile application will detect sudden stops as well as when high speeds are reached. The mobile Uber app is going to do more than just helping people to get from point A to point B. The application will use smartphone sensors to check up on the driver’s safe road use. This is meant to discourage drivers from speeding or from road habits that lead to frequently slamming on the brakes. The ride sharing company announced widespread testing of these new mobile app features. The company is testing the Uber…

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Touch ID added to American mobile banking app

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U.S. Bank has now announced that this security upgrade with fingerprint scanning is available. One of the latest announcements from U.S. Bank has revealed that its mobile banking app will now support Touch ID for iPhone users as a simpler way to keep their financial details safe while still conveniently accessing their account. This means that users of recent iPhone generations can use their fingerprints as passwords. According to the U.S. Bank executive vice president and head of omnichannel banking, Gareth Gaston, “We have been looking at ways to use…

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The Skype Qik video chat mobile app is being phased out

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Microsoft has decided that March 24 will be the last day that the application’s users will be able to access its features. Microsoft has recently announced its decision to shut down the Skype Qik mobile app, which will mean that the application will no longer be usable for sending and receiving video chats following March 24. That said, just because that mobile application is on its way out, it doesn’t mean all its features will be lost. In fact, Microsoft has also revealed that several of the features of the…

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Mobile apps boost online dating numbers

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There are now more young adults who date online than ever before because of smartphone applications. According to the results of a recent study, there has been an increase greater than 15 percent in the number of people using mobile apps for dating, within the young adult age group between 18 and 24 years old. The study was conducted by Pew Research Center researchers, who were investigating online dating trends. The researchers were seeking to better understand the trends in the usage of online dating. What they concluded was that…

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Overstock mobile app proves highly successful

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In fact, execs have been celebrating having it named the “Best Shopping Mobile Application for 2015”. Overstock.com recently announced some exciting news regarding their mobile app, as it was named the Best Shopping Mobile Application by the Web Marketing Association within its 2015 Mobile Web Awards. This represents the fourth year in a row that the online retailer’s mobile application has received the group’s applause. Mobile app candidates for Mobile Web Awards are judged based on a number of different factors. These include the application’s deign, creativity, use of the…

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M-commerce apps seek improved mobile security

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As a growing number of companies focus on encouraging smartphone shopping, a need for protection rises. As m-commerce and other new technologies such as smartphone wallets grow in popularity, consumer advocates are sending out cautions to consumers that they need to place a greater focus on mobile security in order to protect their sensitive information and identity data from thieves. Shopping over a smartphone uses a considerable amount of personal information which may not be kept safe. The latest m-commerce apps allow consumers to purchase products and services, book tickets,…

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Mobile payments interest about 50 percent of consumers

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New Gartner research shows that about half of all consumers will be interested in the transactions by 2018. Gartner Inc. has now released data that indicates that by the year 2018, approximately 50 percent of consumers within mature markets will be interested in using their smartphones or wearable technology devices in order to complete mobile payments when purchasing products and services. Consumers living in countries such as Japan, the United States, Canada and those in Western Europe are showing interest. According to Gartner, mobile payments technology is starting to gain…

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