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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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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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Increasingly hi-tech portable devices allow us to carry our important documents wherever we go, but as cyber attacks become more malevolent, virtual protection is vital. Deutsche Post, whose DocWallet is our winner of the Best Cloud Service award 2013, has the answer Productivity

A secure future

Increasingly hi-tech portable devices allow us to carry our important documents wherever we go, but as cyber attacks become more malevolent, virtual protection is vital. Deutsche Post, whose DocWallet is our winner of the Best Cloud Service award 2013, has the answer

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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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The new Amex Sync payment system means that American Express can now be used to buy products from Amazon, Sony, Urban Zen and Xbox 360 via the Twitter hashtag Finance

#Amex: a social media payment system

The new Amex Sync payment system means that American Express can now be used to buy products from Amazon, Sony, Urban Zen and Xbox 360 via the Twitter hashtag

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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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In April last year, India joined the list of countries with 4G LTE networks. Though with having uncommitted providers as well as limited service what success can it expect? Data

India’s broadband revolution stumbles on

In April last year, India joined the list of countries with 4G LTE networks. Though with having uncommitted providers as well as limited service what success can it expect?

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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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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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One click merger directs market

Mach and Payvia have announced the implementation of a streamlined system of payment offering a new edge in the congested environment of online retailing

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

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

App market hits overdrive

Google and Apple’s stranglehold on the app market is perhaps coming to an end as both Blackberry and Microsoft hope to impact on their dominance

Clouds “shake corporate core”

The fight over who controls the cloud is to be fraught over the coming year, with many firms set to release new features aimed at tying in consumers to existing services

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

O2 set to rival Skype

The UK Mobile network has unveiled plans for a VOIP service for use with smartphones local to the UK, removing the need for a mobile reception to make calls

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

RAS under the spotlight

Remote Access Software reduces its long term overall costs in light of being repeatedly criticised for lack of reliability surrounding security concerns

Near Field Communication fails

The payment system is proving not to be the choice as the struggling software hits yet more stumbling blocks relating primarily to unsuitable infrastructure