QR code feature launched for in-person purchases at Paytm Mall

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The e-marketplace is making it possible for shoppers to move beyond m-commerce and pay in real life. Paytm Mall just rolled out a new QR code feature that will make it possible for shoppers to use their mobile devices for shopping in-store, not just at the brand’s e-marketplace. The system uses quick response code scans to verify the mobile payment transactions at checkout counters. The goal of the new QR code feature is to appeal to consumers who aren’t yet shopping online. This will still allow them the opportunity to…

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Will the Amazon wireless experiment receive government approval?

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The online marketplace company is seeking the FCC’s approval to test technology in Seattle and rural Washington. An Amazon wireless experiment is in the works to test out mobile devices and fixed-base stations in Seattle and rural areas of Washington state. Amazon revealed this much of its mysterious plans in recent government filings to the Federal Communications Commission. The filings do not specifically describe what will be involved in Amazon’s technology tests. However, what is known about this Amazon wireless experiment is that it looks like it is testing a…

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Mobile phone addiction causes teens to check phones ten times a night

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Recent research showed adolescents are checking their mobile devices at least ten times nightly. A recent study has underscored the impact of mobile phone addiction on adolescent behaviors. It revealed that nearly half of young people (45 percent) are checking their phones for notifications after going to bed. The survey included the participation of 2,750 respondents between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. Among those who participated in this mobile phone addiction and behavior survey, one in ten said they checked for notifications at least 10 times after…

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More BlackBerry Android smartphones are reportedly in the works

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A new mid-range mobile phone called the Neon is expected to launch this month or early next month. The first BlackBerry Android smartphones, called Priv, were first announced last year. The intention was to excite the market with the mobile phones people had been waiting for. Even more Android based mobile phones will hit the market over the next couple of months. In fact, there are three mobile phones expected from the struggling Canadian company during that time. CEO John Chen indicated that there could be a mid-July launch of…

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Mobile device users aren’t thrilled with the service they receive

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A recent study has shown that the majority of smartphone owners don’t think their service is very good. Accenture has recently shared the results of a study that revealed that most mobile device users are unhappy with the service they’re receiving and are prepared to change their network providers. The report showed that these unhappy customers are prepared to look elsewhere for greener pastures. The mobile device users study results were published within the 2016 Accenture Screenager Report. What it showed was that over half of the people who were…

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Tiny plastic mobile phones have become popular tech for prisoners

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Inmates in jail are getting their hands on small devices that won’t be picked up by metal detectors. Tiny little plastic mobile phones are being discovered among the belongings of prisoners in jail and are believed to have become a top seller on the inside, as they can be transported “internally” without being picked up on a metal detector. These tiny mobile devices are just slightly larger than a man’s finger and are almost entirely plastic. The fact that they’re almost all plastic means that the BOSS (body orifice security…

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Tablets, television and music make people less lonely

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Researchers from the University of York have found that these outlets trigger happy memories. According to the results of recent research that have been published in a significant report, tablets, television and music can all provide people who spend a lot of time on their own with a “comforting friendly face”, particularly among those who are isolated as a result of disability or illness or who are recently bereaved. The WaveLength charity worked with the University of York in researching these ways to alleviate loneliness. The research found that “artificial…

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The future of mobile devices proves difficult to predict as the ereader continues to survive

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The use of these tablet like e-book reader devices is still growing, particularly among older Americans. Since 2010, when the iPad was first introduced by Apple, the widespread belief has been that these new mobile devices would render dedicated ereaders obsolete, as tablets are able to perform the same functions as ebook reader devices, as well as a great deal more. Predictions indicated that ebook readers would be considered redundant when tablets could do the same thing. However, tablets have been on the mobile devices market for six years and…

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Almost half of the United States has lost or damaged mobile phones

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Approximately 49 percent of the country’s population have broken one of these devices or has had one go missing. The results of a new study from Verizon and KRC Research have revealed that Americans have broken or lost a total of approximately 230,685,172 mobile phones, and that nearly 49 percent of the population of the country had experienced these events. This means that about 1 in every 2 Americans has either broken a cell phone or has lost one. The report on the research also identified many of the ways…

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Night Shift is Apple’s way of helping iPhone users get to sleep

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The latest version of the iOS platform includes a color adjustment feature meant to reduce the insomnia from screens. Among the top points you’ll find on advice to help to avoid insomnia and improve your ability to sleep at night is to cut off screen time for a certain length of time before you head to bed at night, but the new Night Shift feature from Apple has been created to help to skip that step. The update to iOS is meant to be easier on the eyes and has…

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Tablet commerce to increase throughout holidays before dropping once more

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A recent forecast by ABI Research has indicated that shipments of the mobile devices will rise then fall. ABI Research has now released a forecast about the tablet commerce industry and has said that in the last quarter of the year, worldwide shipments of these mobile devices will increase to about 40 million. This will be a considerable raise over the third quarter, when shipments were closer to 30 million. That said, ABI Research pointed out that this boost in tablet commerce sales will be a temporary one. The firm…

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