Tag: Mobile device

An ode to consumer privacy

Do you use your mobile phone purely for calling? If so, you’re missing out! The new mobile era has brought us many possibilities, given us more flexibility and shaped our daily habits with the noble mission of making our life easier. However, everything comes at a price. While mobile devices nowadays are enabled to allow […]

How is Gemalto going to take NFC and the SIM…

As defined by the NFC Forum, ‘Near Field Communication (NFC) technology makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch.’   I like this description as it implies that NFC makes life easier and more convenient, in […]

What can you do with NFC?

Take a minute and cast your mind back to science fiction films of the 80s and 90s – Terminator or Demolition Man perhaps. People could use biometrics to gain access to computers, scan others’ minds to see what they were thinking, and so on. Based on these futuristic predictions, who would have thought, in the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]