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How businesses can lift protection against mobile threats
The mobile phone has become ubiquitous both personally and professionally. Many of these devices are able to access corporate networks and sensitive data, yet many may not be as protected or secured as company-owned devices.
Banks failing customers when it comes to mobile app security
"Through these vulnerabilities, hackers can obtain usernames, account balances, transfer confirmations, card limits, and the phone number associated with a victim's card.”
Chch company launches free contact tracing app for businesses
Businesses receive a poster with a QR code that customers can scan to register as visiting the premises to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Cohesity launches Helios app for data management anywhere
“In today's always-on business environment, companies need the ability to respond quickly to critical data issues at any time, from any location."
How to keep your customers engaged when introducing an integrated app strategy
While savvy businesses understand engaging with customers in their own environments makes sense, the path to making these meaningful connections with customers is not always easy.
Vodafone drops cheques in move it calls (sigh) "Chexit"
Vodafone is, ahem, chequing out of the now old-school payment method as it focuses on developing its digital-first services.
Adobe announcements bring a host of Creative Cloud capabilities to mobile devices
On the list are Photoshop on iPad, Fresco on Windows and Adobe Aero for immersive media, along with previews of Adobe Illustrator on iPad and Photoshop Camera.
Twilio solution aims to make unknown numbers thing of the past
Verified By Twilio positions apps to provide consumers with verified information about who is contacting them and why.
FaceApp: Pro version scams, privacy concerns
Along with the viral potential of its popular filters, FaceApp has of late, generated a huge wave of media attention amid concerns about online privacy.
NZ gaming industry hits $5b
New Zealanders are passionate about their games, with new data showing a 21% increase in sales from the previous year.
Mobile apps to have most impact on business success by 2020
Apps have already stamped their mark on modern business, but Gartner expects the best is still to come.
McDonald's invests in Kiwi mobile app vendor Plexure
''This is a tremendous vote of confidence from our largest customer,” comments Plexure chief executive officer Craig Herbison.
Privacy: The real cost of “free” mobile apps
Sales of location targeted advertising, based on location data provided by apps, is set to reach $30 billion by 2020.
Interview: Mobile Mentor CEO shares mobility strategies
“We recognise that mobile speed is ultrafast! We’re not really focused on the competition, but we look to do two things really well."
Case study: Startup revamps systems with HID mobile access
“We want our clients to have the best experience here. This is the reason why we chose to work with HID Global solutions."
Your guide to app creation without the training price tag
It is an application-based world and if you don't have the time or money for extensive training, this it the solution you need.
XDHax Xero Developers Challenges crowns ultimate winners
Custom D and InView took out the top prizes - so what did they build?
Work site safety gets integrated mobile experience to steer clear of box-ticking compliance
Tech firm WhosOnLocation has one goal: To make sure everyone who passes through a building or work site is safe and secure.
The Warehouse's mobile app now uses AI to help 'Snap and Shop'
The Warehouse has dipped its toes into neural networking and artificial intelligence to make it easier for customers to ‘Snap and Shop’.
Mobile apps are now a crucial part of event promotion
If you’re thinking of running an event, a mobile app is not just a nice feature but an essential part of event promotion.
Smudge Apps: The Chch tech firm making a difference with NZ Police
The New Zealand Police has banished thousands of hours of paperwork thanks to a Christchurch tech company, Smudge Apps.
Apple Supreme Court case could have ‘far-reaching ramifications’
A GlobalData analyst says that the outcome of the Apple v Pepper case could impact the app development market at all levels.
Robotic pharmacies and mobile apps: How GPs will make sure you take your meds
The current healthcare system provides no way for doctors to check if patients or filling their prescriptions or taking their medicine on time.
Android apps can track network connections - is it time to use a VPN?
“Apps can monitor network activity even without requesting any sensitive permissions."