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Latest: Apple granted patent for facial recognition tech

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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The extensive developments in mobile technology has made for a widening of horizons with respect to how brokers and traders conduct business in an ever-evolving environment Finance

Forex markets turn to faster trading

The extensive developments in mobile technology has made for a widening of horizons with respect to how brokers and traders conduct business in an ever-evolving environment

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Firms are increasingly looking to restrict employee’s choice of mobile devices in a bid to regain control Productivity

BYOD vs CYOD: Which mobility strategy is right for your business?

Firms are increasingly looking to restrict employee’s choice of mobile devices in a bid to regain control

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With mobile banking seeing a huge surge in growth through recent years, developing nations in particular are demonstrating the vast potential to be explored for the future Finance

Banking turns to mobile platforms

With mobile banking seeing a huge surge in growth through recent years, developing nations in particular are demonstrating the vast potential to be explored for the future

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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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Google has agreed to further postpone their decision on providing Sync software, subsequently allowing for Microsoft to better prepare for a new handset Devices

Google Sync to stay on Windows Phone 8

Google has agreed to further postpone their decision on providing Sync software, subsequently allowing for Microsoft to better prepare for a new handset

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Recent reports show the how and who of where we do our browsing with. Revealing that  Android dominate the market in the way of mobile data traffic usage over cellular networks Data

Android devices drives phone traffic forward

Recent reports show the how and who of where we do our browsing with. Revealing that Android dominate the market in the way of mobile data traffic usage over cellular networks

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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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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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Rise in mobile collaboration

Mobile collaborating tools are rapidly becoming more complex as well as more readily available, freeing employees for work regardless of their proximity

Advert games target children on mobile devices

Targeting children with adverts for fatty or sugary foods has long been banned by a number of authorities. But some companies are getting around the bans by investing in advert-games for mobile devices

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

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

Brooks/OKI deal opens markets

The new marketing partnership deal aspires to boost customer experience as well as to bolster the overall quality of either company’s product

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

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

Digital usage policies re-examined

Written computer usage policies simply aren’t worth the paper they’re written on, but rather are blunt instruments failing to address underlying issues

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

Onlines adverts gain success

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

Mobile data visualisation

Data visualisation is considered a more succinct, dynamic and visually appealing way of conveying data, in this sense being ideal for mobile devices

Fed told to mobilise, privately

Report suggests private sector should model itself on private enterprises, in effect closing the gap between private and public sectors in the US

Using licensed software is like turbo-charging a car

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

Global mobile data to reach 131,000 petabytes by 2018

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