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One coding error in 685 apps creates huge hacking risk: Appthority

One coding error in 685 apps creates huge hacking risk: Appthority

Written by on November 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A simple coding error in at least 685 apps put millions of smartphone users at risk of having some of their calls and text messages intercepted by hackers, cyber-security firm Appthority warned on Thursday. Developers mistakenly coded credentials for accessing text messaging, calling and other services provided by Twilio Inc, said Appthority’s director […]

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Banks use ‘traffic lights’ in apps to help customers control spending

Banks use ‘traffic lights’ in apps to help customers control spending

Written by on December 13, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Traffic lights don’t just work for drivers, some bank customers obey them on their smartphones too. A transaction-tracking app using red, yellow and green messages to warn account holders when they are paying out more or less than usual has resulted in some users spending less, a potentially powerful new weapon […]

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Can big data and apps provide a solution to world hunger?

Can big data and apps provide a solution to world hunger?

Written by on October 20, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

(BPT) – What does it take to feed a world with a growing population? Or lift a family out of poverty and set them on a new path in life? Sometimes just a few soil samples. That’s what Springg CEO Wouter Kerkhof discovered. The Netherlands-based technology company (part of DutchSprouts) developed an app called SoilCares, which provides farmers […]

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You think drink driving is bad, what about distracted driving?

You think drink driving is bad, what about distracted driving?

Written by on October 12, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

There’s absolutely no question that distracted driving has become a major problem, and that a lot of that problem comes down to our need to communicate and connect. The statistics of distracted driving as related to mobile phone usage are very troubling. In the UK, more than 60 percent of drivers admit to having read […]

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Drowning in an app based world – what comes next?

Drowning in an app based world – what comes next?

Written by on June 23, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

If you woke up one morning and said to yourself ‘I know, I’ll build an app,’ five years ago you would be filled with excitement and a sense of derring-do. Now, you might turn over and go back to sleep for half an hour. The chances of getting an app noticed, never mind downloaded amongst […]

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Revamped Apple App Store may be too little, too late

Revamped Apple App Store may be too little, too late

Written by on June 9, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc announced a series of long-awaited enhancements to its App Store on Wednesday, but the new features may not ease concerns of developers and analysts who say that the App Store model – and the very idea of the single-purpose app – has seen its best days. The revamped App […]

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Commerce will be very different in the future

Commerce will be very different in the future

Written by on April 4, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

A few people tweeted and e-mailed to point out how app-centric commerce can be perversely annoying, citing the example of car parking given in this recent British newspaper piece. The competitive marketplace for cashless parking has resulted in a fragmented and rather irritating experience for motorists From Cashless parking was meant to make life easier […]

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The last day at #MWC16 – a world of apps

The last day at #MWC16 – a world of apps

Written by on February 26, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Flight delayed by five hours and, as I write, we are still sitting in Barcelona airport. The show closed early today, so I only did 20,000 steps! We got the chance to stroll the exhibition floor for a few hours today and the traffic on the last day made the going a little easier. Mobile […]

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“I grow old, I grow old – when will apps come in from the cold?”

“I grow old, I grow old – when will apps come in from the cold?”

Written by on January 21, 2016 in Opinion with 1 Comment

I’m terrified to admit that I may be growing up at last. I’m careful not to say ‘maturing’ because that would be lying. And this sudden epiphany has come about because instead of jumping into every bit of new technology that comes along I am actually analysing it carefully before proceeding. Yes – shock, horror. […]

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Retailers will use apps to lure shoppers back into stores

Retailers will use apps to lure shoppers back into stores

Written by on November 23, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – At some Macy’s outlets this holiday season, shoppers who download the retailer’s app will be able to use their smart phones to guide them through the store to products they’re seeking. At JCPenney, customers will be able to take a snapshot of, for example, boots worn by a person passing by […]

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