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Even young, hip Americans don’t want to use mobile payment apps

Mobile payments are gaining steam, but large segments of the population still don’t use them. Despite their reputation for being tech-savvy, it’s still unlikely you’ll see a millennial use their phone to make a payment any time soon. Only 14% of millennials said they use their bank’s mobile payment app often and 35% said they don’t use a mobile payment ... Read More »

Mobile subscriber base reaches 895.25 mn in March

New Delhi: The mobile subscriber base of seven telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, increased by 5.68 million in March to reach 895.25 million, according to industry data. The numbers include those of the latest entrant, Reliance Jio Infocomm as of December 2016. Excluding the data of the Mukesh Ambani-led firm, the total subscriber base at the end of ... Read More »

British retailers lead the way in mobile e-commerce

Whilst retailers seem to recognise the importance of e-commerce they’ve been slower to switch to the new technology than their customers. The sample reveals that 62 per cent of retailers have an online shop. Clothes and shoe shops are the pioneers, whilst DIY retailers barely make use of e-commerce at all. Compared to Belgium, France, Britain and Germany, the Netherlands ... Read More »

Google Pixel, Nexus Users Face Fingerprint Sensor Issues Post Android 7.1.2 Update

Earlier this month, the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update was made available for Pixel and select Nexus devices and brought along several bug fixes along. Now, several Pixel and Nexus owners have complained that the update also brought along an issue regarding the fingerprint sensors due to which the device fails to recognise the authentication hardware. On its support forum, Google ... Read More »

Amazon India Gets RBI Nod For Mobile Wallet

New Delhi: Online marketplace Amazon India has secured a licence to operate prepaid payment instrument (PPI) or mobile wallet in the country as it tries to compete more aggressively against rivals Snapdeal and Paytm. The approval will help the US-based giant to cash in on the booming digital payments market in India. “We are pleased to receive our PPI license ... Read More »

Here’s everything that’s included with T-Mobile One

Mobile phone carriers typically compete in three key areas: price, coverage and network speed. T-Mobile does as well, but adds a fourth area to the list: freebies. The self-proclaimed “Uncarrier” offers a wealth of extra goodies to subscribers — so many, in fact, that I thought it might be worthwhile to gather them in a list. Full disclosure: I’m not ... Read More »

Starbucks to test mobile order and pay-only store at headquarters

Getty Images Starbucks’ Adam Brotman demonstrates mobile order and pay on the the company’s app during the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting. Starbucks will open a dedicated mobile order and pay store next week in its Seattle headquarters building as it tests how to best serve convenience-oriented customers, the company said in a letter to employees on Thursday. The coffee chain ... Read More »

Calling 911 on a Mobile Phone

Q. I saw on the news that a bunch of cellphone users couldn’t connect to the 911 emergency number the other week because of an “outage.” Why is dialing 911 different on a mobile phone than on a landline? A. When someone dials the national 911 number, a nearby call center for emergency services (known as a public safety answering ... Read More »

Locations for mobile speed cameras in Derbyshire revealed

The list of where the devices will be this week has come from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team. The locations where mobile speed cameras will be in force across Derbyshire this week have been revealed. The list of where the devices will be this week has come from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team, which forms part of the ... Read More »

HTC U Ultra Now Available to Buy in India at Rs. 59,990

HIGHLIGHTS HTC U Ultra features the Sense Companion AI-based feature The smartphone ships with HTC USonic earphones It is available in Blue and Black colour variants currently After its launch in late-February, HTC has made the U Ultra smartphone available to buy in the country on Monday, via the HTC India Store. The U Play, which was launched alongside the ... Read More »