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Apple Pay Adoption Stalls
When asked why they didn't use the Apple Pay option, 32% said they were satisfied with their current payment method, while 34% said they are not familiar with how Apple Pay works. more

'Brain training' app may improve people with schizophrenia
A 'brain training' iPad game developed and tested by researchers at the University of Cambridge may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, more

Location-based ads need more than closeness to overcome creepiness
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Facebook has taken steps to try and calm the flames over its net-neutrality busting service by opening it up to 3rd-party developers. more

Are smartphone health apps beneficial for healthy people?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ericsson Research has announced that it is releasing its web browser Bowser and the underlying framework OpenWebRTC as free and open source. more