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More shoppers choosing mobile apps rather than websites, says National Retailer Federation – WRAL Tech Wire

.fb-comments,.fb-comments span,.fb-comments span iframe[style]min-width:100%!important;width:100%!important DAYTON, Ohio – Consumers are no longer grabbing their laptops to get their online shopping done. Where are consumers spending their money? Online shopping is evolving into way more than just consumers shopping on websites. Spending on mobile apps more than doubled to $86 billion in 2017 compared to two years earlier as smartphone and tablet ... Read More »

Mobile apps a top priority for Saudi travellers, survey shows – Travel … – ArabianBusiness.com

Hoteliers in Saudi Arabia need to embrace digital platforms and apps in order to cater to increasingly digitally-savvy Saudi travellers, according to a new survey from American tech giant Avaya. According to the Avaya statistics, Saudi travellers use hotel mobile apps more than their counterparts in other parts of the GCC, with more than a third of respondents using mobile ... Read More »

DuckDuckGo Adds Tracker Blocking Tools to Its Mobile Apps and Browser Extensions – XDA Developers (blog)

There’s a lot less privacy online, these days. People are more willing to give up sensitive information about themselves than they used to be, and it seems almost quaint to think that volunteering your name, address, and occupation used to be unorthodox. Increasingly, folks seem to be handing over pieces of information they once kept private — such a browsing ... Read More »

Travel insurance providers have users covered with mobile apps … – Travel Weekly

Travel insurance providers are increasingly introducing apps or adding to an existing app’s list of features to act as both a differentiator and a customer service arm in the channel where most consumers want it: their mobile phone. “We’re kind of in an arms race right now with the mobile apps,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz. “The ... Read More »

Microsoft Simplifies Embedding Image Recognition Into Mobile Apps – eWeek

Key to stoking demand for Microsoft’s intelligent services is to make it easier for developers to tap into the software maker’s growing catalog of cloud-based artificial intelligence technologies. Accordingly, the company has added a code-free way of embedding Custom Vision Service models into applications. Part of the Azure Cognitive Services suite, Custom Vision Service is a tool used for training, ... Read More »

DuckDuckGo Launches Browser Extensions, Revamped Mobile Apps for Increased User Privacy – MacStories

DuckDuckGo, the popular search engine for privacy-conscious users, today launched major updates to its browser extension and mobile apps in an effort to grant users data protection no matter where they are on the web. The browser extension – available for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox – joins the revamped DuckDuckGo app on iOS and Android in providing a set of ... Read More »

Nearly 2M South Koreans Used Mobile Crypto Apps Last Week – The Merkle

Over the past few months, South Korea has become one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency hubs. Local exchanges generate billions in volume every single day, divided among the top and smaller cryptocurrencies. Even though the government is looking to curb cryptocurrency trading, the general population is not too bothered. A new study shows that close to two million South Koreans use ... Read More »

The best mobile photo-editing apps – Engadget

There’s no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We’ve sifted through dozens to find the ones worth your time (and money, in some cases). A word about built-in photo apps The Photos app on iOS ... Read More »

China Tightens Regulation Over Mobile Payment Apps — What's Next For Tencent and Ant Financial? – Forbes

Tweet This <div _ngcontent-c22 innerhtml=" An employee scans a quick response (QR) code displayed on the Ant Financial Services Group’s Alipay app inside a Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd. store in an arranged photograph in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg) China is quickly hurtling towards a cashless society, thanks largely to digital payment ... Read More »