iPhone digital car key will be a tech first through BMW

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The owner will be able to share this access to the vehicle with up to five other smartphones. BMW and Apple have recently announced a new digital car key solution that will be rolling out for iPhones, representing a first for the automaker. The new app based unlocking system will use near field communication technology for keyless entry. The system was announced at Apple’s yearly World Wide Developers Conference on Monday. The digital car key system is compatible with iOS 13 and will also work with the upcoming iOS 14.…

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Restaurant QR codes play central role in Chef Jean-Georges NYC reopening

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The celebrity chef is using the highly popular technique to limit contact as locations open. Celebrity chef and world-famous restauranteur Jean-Georges Vongerichten is using restaurant QR codes as he prepares to reopen his New York City locations. These establishments have had their doors shut for over three months and are getting ready to open up. The city’s predictions are that there will be about 5,000 eating establishments that will start to offer outdoor dining as a component of the city’s phase 2 reopening. The dining industry is among those that…

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WhatsApp mobile payments launching its service in Brazil

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The South American country will be the first to try the new Facebook owned transactions. Facebook is launching its WhatsApp mobile payments service for the first time in Brazil. The country is often the site of initial digital services due to its massive online population. Brazilian users will be able to use this new transaction service to be able to send money securely. The WhatsApp mobile payments will make it possible for a user to send money or buy a product or service from a merchant, all within the chatting…

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The use of QR codes has spiked throughout the pandemic crisis

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Governments, organizations and companies have rapidly turned to contactless quick response barcodes. The use of QR codes has taken off across the country and around the world due to the ongoing pandemic crisis. Before the warnings to go zero-contact, the future of these pixelated barcodes was questioned. Businesses in particular have returned to the use of QR codes as they aim to provide their customers with a contactless experience. This is true in businesses of all sizes and in virtually every consumer-facing industry. Everywhere from grocery stores and pharmacies to…

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Trump ads removed from Facebook “for violating our policy against organized hate.”

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The social media giant announced its action against the advertising that breached its hate policies. Last Thursday, Facebook announced that it had removed Trump ads as a part of the president’s re-election campaign because they had breached the company’s hate-related policies. The advertisements were an attack on what the campaign called “Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups”. Those Trump ads also displayed an upside-down triangle. A statement released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the triangle in the advertisement’s image “is practically identical to that used by the Nazi regime to classify…

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