Consumers still aren’t paying attention to mobile security despite rising threats

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New research shows people aren’t paying attention even as they use phones for more banking and payments. Over the last year, people are using their smartphones for more banking, shopping and payments than ever before, but still aren’t paying enough attention to mobile security, says new research. Even as the number of digital threats continue to grow at a rapid pace, consumers remain careless. The research was conducted by McAfee, which recently published the results in a report. In it, they revealed that 49 percent of consumers in the United…

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Zoom app adds pronoun sharing option to its meetings

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Users will have the chance to decide when they will display their pronouns. The Zoom app is adding a new field that allows users to be able to display their pronouns to other meeting attendees. This is among the other options that users can choose to display when they are on screen. The pronouns will appear in the Zoom app in parentheses next to the call participants’ names. In essence, everything will appear as it always has in a meeting, except that the pronouns will be visible next to their…

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PayPal mobile wallet transactions are the online leaders

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They are also gaining ground in-store, where they represent a quarter of phone-based transactions. Mobile wallet transactions had been slow to take off but received a shot in the arm during the pandemic, when consumers looked to contactless payment options. Now, PayPal is leading the way in transactions conducted online and is also gaining ground among in-store shoppers who are looking to their phones to complete their purchases. According to PYMNTS data, PayPal is the leader in virtually every digital payments category. The PayPal mobile wallet is leading the way…

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Most device users don’t use the auto-rotate function

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A recent survey by Android Authority found that the option is slipping from use. Auto-rotate was once one of the most commonly used and appreciated features that came with Android-based smartphones. That said, this feature appears to have dropped in popularity as device users now report that they typically shut the feature off. Some smartphone users reported turning it off from the moment they set up their new devices. Android phones now have a other intuitive options that make it easier for users to choose when they would like to…

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