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Google Glass finally adds SMS support for iOS devices

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Posted on April 24, 2014 by Richard Towey

Google has announced that iOS users will now be able to receive text messages via their Google Glass thanks to a new update. In a Google+ blog post on Monday (April 21) the search giant announced two new features for its augmented reality spectacles, the first being SMS support for iPhone users. Android users have…

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Could smartphones replace the Oyster card?

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Posted on April 22, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

People travelling on the London Underground could soon pay for their journey using their smartphone instead of an Oyster card. According to recombu.com, Transport for London (TFL) and phone networks such as EE and Vodafone are teaming up to trial the new scheme. Just like an Oyster card, users will be able to simply tap…

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Secure SMS tech could see bank PINs sent via text

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Posted on April 17, 2014 by David Howells

New encryption technology could make text messages so secure that new bank card PINs could be sent as an SMS, theregister.co.uk reports. Serbian company Infobip has created the Secure Smart Messaging Service (SSMS), which has already passed the rigorous PCI DSS standards for that payment card industry. The system works by encrypting everything from the…

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Majority of Brits open to in-flight texting

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Posted on April 17, 2014 by Richard Towey

More than half of Brits would take advantage of being able to send text messages on flights if the option were available, reports breakingtravelnews.com. Mobile phone owners are currently required to have their devices either switched off or in ‘airplane mode’ to allay the risk of their signals interfering with the technology on board. Very…

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Retailers hope to gain more customer insight with mobile payments

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Posted on April 07, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

A number of retailers are hoping to learn more about their customers, by encouraging them to pay for items with their mobile phones. According to businessinsider.com, Tesco and French retailers Auchan are two of the companies investing in digital wallet apps. In order to persuade customers to use their mobiles instead of their cash or…

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