Tag: Mobile device

How to use your mobile authentication

Mobile phones are fast moving beyond communications, beyond gaming, social and productivity tools, to take on a vast number of new applications thanks to the use of NFC-based technology and data services. We’re theoretically able to unlock hotel rooms, pay for groceries, secure deals with location-based vouchers and work on the go. We can do […]

Smartphone Security: The Power of Small, Smart… and Safe

Smartphones are spreading like wildfire, with Australia, the UK, Sweden, Norway, Saudi Arabia and the UAE all boasting smartphone adoption rates above 50% and, according to Nielsen in February 2012, almost half of all US mobile subscribers now also own smartphones – an increase of 38% compared with 2011. Smartphones are fast replacing feature phones and […]

Does mobile performance deserve a gold medal at the 2012…

So, for all those interested, the 2012 Olympics are fully underway in the UK. Sports enthusiasts around the world are following their favorite disciplines and notching up the medals each athlete is winning. If the Beijing Olympics were called the first ‘Digital Olympics’, the 2012 are angling for the first ‘Social Olympics’ tag. And so […]

Mobile payments – coming soon everywhere?

How do you purchase items? With cash? By card? Online? With your cell phone? The truth is, it’s a complex world out there. Where we once bartered over goats or clung to bags of gold coins, now there are many more options available to us to make payments. Barclaycard created a fun mockumentary on the […]

What ‘other’ services would you welcome on your smartphone?

Predictions abound that smartphones are dominating the world – whether it’s tech vlogger Lamarr Wilson claiming that they will “eat our children and wives” or (on a more serious note) research firm IHS forecasting that smartphones will account for half the mobile phone market by 2013. There is little doubt that smartphones are becoming more […]

Tis the Season for… Online Fraud?

If you read the news as much as I do, you probably have seen a lot of advice about how to avoid having your financial details stolen this holiday season.  It’s true that conducting banking transactions or shopping online does make you vulnerable to cybercriminals lurking in the background.  But there are a lot of […]