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Location-based Ads Need More Than Closeness to Overcome Creepiness
July 22nd 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Location-based advertisements may pinpoint customers geographically, but often miss the target because customers may find the ads creepy and intrusive, according to an international team of researchers....more

Gemalto and ZTE Jointly Present Remote Subscription Management on Consumer Devices
July 21st 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Gemalto says that it has teamed up with ZTE to showcase its LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution on ZTE smartphones....more

Many Mobile Health Apps Neglect Needs of Blind Users
July 17th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Because people who are blind or have low vision are more likely to have health problems such as obesity or diabetes, it's especially important that mobile health applications work for those users....more

First SIM Provider to Receive MIFARE Classic and MIFARE4Mobile Certification
July 6th 2015 - 03:05 GMT
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) says that it has become the first SIM card provider to receive both the product certification from NXP Semiconductors...more

KefKefk Partners with SLA Mobile to Bring Carrier Billing to Customers
July 1st 2015 - 01:25 GMT
KefKefk, a VAS provider in the MENA region, says that it has partnered with SLA Mobile to deliver carrier billing services to their customers....more

Explosion in LTE Roaming with Double Digit Growth Each Month
June 25th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has announced a rapid increase in LTE roaming traffic over its market-leading IPX network...more

Gemalto Enables Mobile Subscribers in Indonesia to Securely Backup Personal Data
June 23rd 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Gemalto says that it has been selected by Elasitas to provide mobile subscribers in Indonesia with LinqUs Smart Backup, offered in SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis services....more

SimbaPay Launches World's First International Access to M-Pesa PayBill
June 19th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
SimbaPay, a digital money transfer provider has announced the launch of the first product in the world that allows Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments....more

Your Phone Knows How Many Steps You Take Per Day, Shouldn't Your Doctor?
June 12th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
The rise of health apps has made it possible to chart your steps, heartbeat, and sleep patterns, but the availability of this constant stream of information has yet to reach patient electronic health records. ...more

SMS Train Tickets Introduced in Milan
June 8th 2015 - 02:45 GMT
Gemalto has deployed a Netsize SMS ticketing solution together with Milan's public transport company, ATM (Milan), enabling commuters to purchase and use their tickets via their mobile phone....more

New Wave of Android Ransomware Lurks Behind FBI Porn Warning
June 2nd 2015 - 02:15 GMT
Thousands of Android users are at risk of having their mobile devices and private contents locked by a particularly ruthless ransomware that demands $500 to restore access, ...more

Mobile Payments Continue to Expand in Canada with SaskTel and MTS Introducing Service
May 19th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
With the introduction of mobile payments by MTS and SaskTel, customers of these provincial telecommunications companies can now pay with their phone. ...more

Mobile Tracking Application May Help Users Meet Vitamin D Requirements
May 7th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
Over 17,000 health apps are currently available and 500 million people worldwide are projected to have used a health app by the end of 2015...more

Free Android Apps Sharing Personal Information
May 5th 2015 - 03:20 GMT
Research in free Android apps has found an alarming level of privacy busting information about the users being passed back to advertisers....more

Facebook Takes Steps to Evade Net Neutrality Row
May 4th 2015 - 07:15 GMT
Facebook has taken steps to try and calm the flames over its net-neutrality busting internet.org service by opening it up to 3rd-party developers....more

Are Smartphone Health Apps Beneficial for Healthy People?
April 15th 2015 - 07:44 GMT
Health apps have the potential to make a broad impact on the health of the general population, argues one expert in The BMJ this week. But another explains that there is not enough evidence to support such claims and suggests that health apps may even be harmful....more

Microsoft and IPass Partner to Provide Global Wi-Fi Connectivity
February 24th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Wi-Fi roaming provider, iPass has announced a long-term agreement to offer global connectivity to users of certain Microsoft products and services....more

Visa to Remove 16-Digit Account Number in Online and Mobile Payments
February 17th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Visa is expanding the use of new security technology that replaces the traditional 16-digit Visa account number with a unique series of numbers,...more

Rwanda and GSMA Collaborate to Accelerate Economic Growth Through Mobile Broadband
February 11th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
The Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT and the GSMA have announced an agreement to undertake a series of initiatives to increase citizens' access to mobile broadband technologies across the country....more

Smartphone Apps, Wearable Devices Appear to Be Accurate in Tracking Step Counts
February 10th 2015 - 23:10 GMT
The testing of 10 smartphone applications and wearable devices intended to track physical activity found that most were accurate in tracking step counts, ...more

Casio Releases IPhone App That Allows Users to Make Their Own Music
February 3rd 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Casio Computer has announced the release of Chordana Composer, an iPhone app that automatically composes a musical piece based on a two-bar melody created by the user....more

Ericsson Wallet Platform Becomes First Mobile Money Service to Earn Card Security Standards Certification
January 26th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Ericsson has announced that Ericsson Wallet Platform 3.0 has obtained certification for the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council's Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS v3.0)....more

ITU Launches \"Ebola-Info-Sharing\" Mobile Application
January 14th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
The ITU has launched a free mobile Application to be used in the campaign against the Ebola disease outbreak....more

Orange and USAID to Boost Access to MHealth Across Africa
December 18th 2014 - 02:10 GMT
The first phase of these health system-strengthening programs will leverage the expertise, technology and local resources of both organizations to improve quality of care and ensure that health services are readily accessible to the public at large. ...more

American Airlines To Add Inflight Internet Access To Nearly 250 Regional Jets
December 17th 2014 - 02:30 GMT
American Airlines has announced plans to upgrade its regional fleet by adding Gogo inflight wireless services to all two-class regional jets....more

Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
November 24th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to create software designed specifically for the Apple Watch, ...more

Westpac Selects Gemalto's Mobile Contactless Payment Solution in New Zealand
November 19th 2014 - 01:50 GMT
Gemalto says been selected by Westpac, a leading financial institution in New Zealand, to offer its Optelio Contactless Sticker for mobile payment....more

Ericsson Research Releases Bowser and OpenWebRTC As Open Source
October 7th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Ericsson Research has announced that it is releasing its web browser Bowser and the underlying framework OpenWebRTC as free and open source. ...more

Fitch: IPhone Takes a Bite of the Mobile Card Payment Apple
September 16th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Apple may be better positioned to succeed where other institutions have had limited success given the company's financial resources and history of strong new product adoption, according to Fitch Ratings....more

Ericsson and SAP Announce Solution for Enterprise Mobility Management
September 16th 2014 - 00:00 GMT
Ericsson has announced an agreement with SAP to deliver network-enabled cloud solutions, which will provide users with secure access to their business apps and content on mobile devices....more

Mobile Video Calling Now Available with Viber
September 15th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Viber has announced the release of Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS, along with new versions of its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X. ...more

USA Based ISIS to Change Its Brandname
September 10th 2014 - 02:15 GMT
The USA based mobile payments service, ISIS has announced that it is changing its name to Softcard, ...more

Google to Settle Complaint It Unlawfully Billed Parents for Unauthorized In-App Charges
September 8th 2014 - 02:05 GMT
Google has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that it unfairly billed consumers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges incurred by children using mobile apps ...more

Mobile App on Emergency Cardiac Care Aids Best Decisions in Seconds
August 29th 2014 - 09:45 GMT
The Toolkit on emergency cardiac care, first published as a pocket-sized manual, is helping practitioners across the globe to make the best decisions in seconds....more

BlackBerry Renews Mobile Music Agreement with 7Digital
August 20th 2014 - 01:05 GMT
UK based digital music supplier, 7digital says that it has extended its existing contract to provide mobile music services to BlackBerry devices....more

Apple Starts Storing Personal Information in Chinese Data Centres
August 19th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Apple has confirmed that it has started storing customer account information on Chinese servers, marking a break from other tech companies who refuse to host personal information in China....more

UK Mobile Payments Platform Registers Millionth User
August 13th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
The UK Payments Council says that over a million people have registered to use its mobile payments service, Paym, since the service launched in April this year. ...more

Ukash Partners with ZapZap for Mobile Voichers
August 11th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
The online payments provider, Ukash says that it is partnering with ZapZap, a mobile payments wallet, to give mobile users the ability to store, manage and spend their Ukash vouchers on the go....more

Mobile Health App Market Needs More Oversight for Consumer Safety, Confidence
July 28th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
While tremendous potential exists to broaden access to medical treatment and control costs, several health law experts say that more oversight is needed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...more

Firefox Revamps Web Browser for Android Devices
July 28th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
The Firefox web browser for Android smartphones has been revamped with a new home screen and sharing features....more