Apple is warning people with stolen iPhones that they’re watching

Stolen iPhones - image of iPhone and accessories

“Local authorities will be alerted,” cautions a message popping up on the device screens. The looting that took place in the United States and other areas around the world have led to a wave of stolen iPhones. This occurred last week during early protests after George Floyd was pronounced dead while in police custody. Apple has decided to take action against the theft of devices from its burglarized stores. The Apple Stores in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Portland were all burglarized. Among the property to have…

Read More

WhatsApp QR codes undergo testing for potential new feature

WhatsApp QR codes

Users may soon be able to use quick response codes to add new contacts to their accounts. WhatsApp QR codes were discovered on the latest beta version of the massively popular messaging app. They allow users to quickly scan a barcode to add someone new to their contact list. The WhatsApp QR codes are currently available exclusively in beta form. That said, they are available in the app’s beta version on both Android and iOS. They can be discovered in the app’s settings menu. This provides users with two different…

Read More

New universal QR code unveiled by HPS and GhIPSS

Universal QR code - Making payment with mobile

The global payment solutions provider has partnered with Ghana Interbank Payment Settlement Systems. HPS, a global payment solutions provider, has launched a new universal QR code payment solution in partnership with Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a Bank of Ghana Subsidiary. The quick response barcode solution is meant to help consumers make fast and convenient transactions. The launch included the Universal QR code and Proxy Pay platforms in a move the country is taking to reach a state of cashless society. It is was created to allow shoppers…

Read More

Social commerce growth takes off with help from the pandemic

Social Commerce growth - TikTok app on phone

Many platforms including Instagram, Facebook and TikTok have seen activity rising. The coronavirus pandemic has given quite the shot in the arm to social commerce growth. A number of different platforms have experienced rising shopping activity as more consumers look to digital channels during lockdowns. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise as people look for alternatives to in-store purchasing. A number of large, well known online merchants – Amazon in particular – have managed to find themselves in an exceptional position for profit due to the temporary closure…

Read More

New device provides simulated sensation of solid objects in virtual reality systems

Virtual reality systems - People using VR

The gadget attaches strings to the hands and fingers to provide a user with haptic feedback. The current virtual reality systems are able to provide impressive and immersive experiences in terms of what you can see and often what is heard as well. However, there is rarely much more than that. That said, a new device has made it possible for users to feel simulated solid objects with their fingers. A new device makes it possible to give virtual reality systems users the ability to feel essentially anything, from walls…

Read More