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New patented technology would allow users to lock and unlock screens without a password Platforms

Apple granted patent for facial recognition tech

New patented technology would allow users to lock and unlock screens without a password

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iOS 7 will launch in autumn with flatter interface and lots of improvements in an effort to prove Apple is still innovative Platforms

Apple unveils radically redesigned new iOS

iOS 7 will launch in autumn with flatter interface and lots of improvements in an effort to prove Apple is still innovative

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Search engine giant recognises the importance of developing markets in its development of a new handset, goes head to head with current market leaders in emerging markets Devices

Mozilla’s £100 emerging market smartphone

Search engine giant recognises the importance of developing markets in its development of a new handset, goes head to head with current market leaders in emerging markets

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With hugely beneficial changes to both costs and to infrastructure,the second fastest mobile phone market offers vast opportunities for a growing smartphone market Devices

Significant smartphone growth in Africa

With hugely beneficial changes to both costs and to infrastructure,the second fastest mobile phone market offers vast opportunities for a growing smartphone market

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The future of Blackberry is arguably riding on its new handset. Can a series of bold changes make for a return to past successes as well as for a much brighter future? Devices

Blackberry launch Z10 with host of new features

The future of Blackberry is arguably riding on its new handset. Can a series of bold changes make for a return to past successes as well as for a much brighter future?

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Health and safety services have recently recognised the many benefits of wireless technology, in effect eliminating hours of inventory and the possibility of human error Productivity

Bluetooth finds home in healthcare sector

Health and safety services have recently recognised the many benefits of wireless technology, in effect eliminating hours of inventory and the possibility of human error

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An ever-expanding base of mobile users, particularly in Indonesia, sees WAP-enabled devices creating a vastly competitive market for E-commerce in South East Asia Finance

E-commerce sees record growth in Indonesia

An ever-expanding base of mobile users, particularly in Indonesia, sees WAP-enabled devices creating a vastly competitive market for E-commerce in South East Asia

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Mobile technology is starting to make its presence felt more so than ever in the world of supply chain management. Most notably providing for a far more efficient delivery service Network

Wireless supply chain reframes distribution

Mobile technology is starting to make its presence felt more so than ever in the world of supply chain management. Most notably providing for a far more efficient delivery service

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The near future of mobile banking

10 significant factors that are going to shape the future of mobile banking

1 Growth

Juniper Research maintains that by 2017 in excess of a billion mobiles will be participating users of mobile banking. Though some banks remain largely tentative in committing finances towards mobile banking, it’s clear from these figures that the sheer weight and untapped potential of the market will result in a string of significant investments.

2 Integration

Comscore reports of approximately 44 percent of UK smartphone users having used their device for shopping activities while in a store. Though traditional retail finds itself at the brunt of digital shopping platforms, it’s clear from these statistics that the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

3 Popularity

Lightspeed Research have recently recorded a total of 56 percent in UK tablet owners who use finance or banking apps, whereas Compete claims of a comparatively steeper 57 percent of US smartphone users using mobile banking features. These reports demonstrate an increase in consumer confidence and in reliance on mobile banking.

4 Endorsement

Millennial Media, in a recent survey, have claimed that mobile finance users are 95 percent more likely to be influenced by celebrity endorsements than the total mobile user base. This surprising statistic demonstrates a markedly changed way in which banking is to be marketed in the near future; relying less so on figures and more on endorsement.

5 Loyalty

Millennial Media maintain that 50 percent of mobile banking and finance users are to stay singularly loyal to their preferred banking company. Bearing this in mind, banks will be focusing more so on innovation and usability in an effort to differentiate themselves and to improve on competitors.

6 Advertising

According to Millennial Media, spending on mobile finance advertising rose by 300 percent in 2011. With such a steep rise in advertising costs banks will be forced, more so than before, to ensure each advert is to have an overriding emphasis on lead generation above all else.

7 Usability

According to a recent Pew Research Center report, 90 percent of mobile banking users have used their devices to check their balance and to view recent transactions. Identifying specific banking functions that take precedence over others is crucial in the arrangement and direction of a mobile banking site or app.

8 Payment

Pew Research Centre, in a recent report, found that only 12 percent of mobile users have gone so far as to make payments on a mobile device. This report indicates that users remain cautious in making mobile transactions; in this sense it’s crucial that banks dictate a strong sense of security and of authority in their branding.

9 Atlantic ridge

Market Strategies maintain that 62 percent of US smartphone owners trust PayPal with mobile payments, as opposed to the UK’s 45 percent. This statistic is indicative of the wider market in that banks will have to identify the area-specific traits in order to better target their consumer.

10 Personality

Mobile banking must recognise both the mobile’s primary function and untapped potential as a social tool in banking. For banks to better convert leads they will need to encourage potential customers by evolving the social element of mobile banking.

Mobile Technology Report interviews Marco Hauprich, Senior Vice President of Mobile and New Media at Deutsche Post, on its document management solution DocWallet

Marco Hauprich on DocWallet | Deutsche Post | Video

Mobile Technology Report interviews Marco Hauprich, Senior Vice President of Mobile and New Media at Deutsche Post, on its document management solution DocWallet

Mobile Technology Report interviews Bernd Arnhold and Heiko Horter, CEO and COO of Kommdirekt, about their latest innovation- the Sales Mobile App or SAMOA.

Bernd Arnhold and Heiko Horter | Kommdirekt

Mobile Technology Report interviews Bernd Arnhold and Heiko Horter, CEO and COO of Kommdirekt, about their latest innovation- the Sales Mobile App or SAMOA.

Twitter prepares for IPO with initiative to 'monetise the feed'

Is twitter’s #amex just a publicity drive?

Twitter prepares for IPO with initiative to ‘monetise the feed’

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Mobile apps “save lives and money”

The average phone user looks at their device 150 times per day, so what better way to check-up on health concerns than through a handset?

Global mobile data to reach 131,000 petabytes by 2018

New research suggests that global mobile data traffic will expand 72 percent in 2013

BI relies on “complex data”

Analytics technology is just the beginning of the puzzle, without adequate data graphics packages, data can be both confusing or overwhelming

Onlines adverts gain success

Facing increasing competition, mobile technology companies are investing heavily in ad tracking software to better monitor important developments

Using licensed software is like turbo-charging a car

It’s a given that software enhances productivity at the enterprise level, writes Michala Wardell

AppSense unveils new MDM suite

MobileNow system targets enterprise and mid-level organisations with a greater range of device and data management services to centralise company data

Vodafone looks to internet and TV services

The world’s second largest mobile operator is looking to expand its arm to internet and TV, having recently expressed an interest in acquiring Kabel Deutschland

Data recovery efforts challenged

With more employees bringing their own smartphones to work; IT departments are to focus on mobile in efforts to prevent disastrous data losses

Insurance plays catch up

Until recently, insurance firms had failed to realise the benefits of mobile technology. Now the clamour for mobile penetration is impeded by security issues

Mobile barcodes gain insight

A partnership between Mobeam and AMS introduces integrated 1D barcode transmitting solutions, making it possible for users to read mobile barcode data

Google playing for keeps

Google has recently launched a new service named Keep – its answer to the humble post-it. But where our post-its are likely to fall from our monitors or end up in the bin, Keep – rather aptly, keeps them

Corporate data gets mobile

Predictions suggest that by 2014 80 percent of BI will be viewed on mobile devices, fixed-form solutions are a quick way to develop this service

Apple computers hacked

With employee computers having been illegally accessed, Apple is the latest of a string of large companies to have recently fallen foul to a computer hacking breach

Analytics tools “crucial”

Without the appropriate analytics technologies, both websites and mobile platforms struggle to plot progress as well as the converting of traffic to revenue