When it comes to mobile, you pretty much have no privacy rights

When it comes to mobile, you pretty much have no privacy rights

Police are very persistent in trying to gain access to suspects' devices.

10/22/18

Stats make iOS a hard OS to ignore

Stats make iOS a hard OS to ignore

Users are jumping to the latest iOS version faster than ever before. That means many things from an Apple marketing perspective, but for IT, it means far greater security.

10/16/18

Apple finally shares its automatic NFC launch capabilities, albeit in a very limited way

Apple finally shares its automatic NFC launch capabilities, albeit in a very limited way

With iOS 12, Apple wants to share the ease-of-use magic of Apple Pay with the industry, via an SDK. Well, not quite, but it's starting along that path.

09/27/18

Apple's mobile privacy letter to Congress omits an awful lot of context

Apple's mobile privacy letter to Congress omits an awful lot of context

Apple's letter was designed to alleviate congressional fears about the company invading its customers' privacy. But a close reading of the letter does the opposite.

08/28/18

Google and banks are being less than truthful about customer tracking

Google and banks are being less than truthful about customer tracking

There are good and bad reasons to track someone's movements, but the best way to scream to users that you're spying on them is to lie about or not reveal what you're doing.

08/20/18

The limitless potential of mobile gesture communications — and how it will trip up users

The limitless potential of mobile gesture communications — and how it will trip up users

Gesturing in the air near a mobile device is going to become the preferred mode of interaction. Long term, ease of use will soar, but before we get there, expect a lot of user errors.

07/24/18

Is mobile sensor-based authentication ready for the enterprise? Some big players think it might be.

Is mobile sensor-based authentication ready for the enterprise? Some big players think it might be.

An Arizona security company is working on an interesting approach to mobile authentication, one that leverages the exact angle a user holds the phone as a means of making replay attacks a lot more difficult.

07/19/18

With cashier-less checkout, retailers should be careful what they wish for

With cashier-less checkout, retailers should be careful what they wish for

As the battle for cashier-less stores rages on, it's worth questioning whether an employee-less checkout system is something that retailers should truly want.

06/20/18

The game-changing potential of smartphones that can smell

The game-changing potential of smartphones that can smell

Sniffing smartphones won't merely replicate what a human nose can do. They will be able to detect aromas far more precisely. What is the enterprise IT potential here? Quite a bit.

06/06/18

Amazon's Echo privacy flub has big implications for IT

Amazon's Echo privacy flub has big implications for IT

Amazon has confirmed that one of its Echo devices recorded a family's conversation and then messaged it to a random person on the family's contact list. The implications are terrifying.

05/26/18

BJ's baffling mobile right-swipe machine-learning move

BJ's baffling mobile right-swipe machine-learning move

When BJ's Wholesale Club on Thursday (May 3) said that it would leverage machine learning in its mobile app, it joined the crowded club of companies boasting A.I. capabilities while remaining vague on the details.

05/04/18

Has a U.K. company figured out how to fix the loyalty problem with its mobile banking app?

Has a U.K. company figured out how to fix the loyalty problem with its mobile banking app?

One of the longest-running retail problems involves loyalty points and gift cards and the fact that shoppers tend to either forget about them or find them too much of a hassle to redeem.

05/03/18

Walmart’s mobile checkout trial is a major advance

Walmart’s mobile checkout trial is a major advance

In-aisle checkout gets a big push from the world’s largest retailer.

04/23/18

A bad day with mobile 2FA

A bad day with mobile 2FA

Texting confirmation numbers is a very weak link; texting them to my landline is just dumb.

04/09/18

IT beware: University finds new 4G security holes

IT beware: University finds new 4G security holes

Researchers from Purdue University and the University of Iowa have found quite a few new security holes in the popular 4G mobile networks.

03/12/18

Will an EZPass mobile payment partnership work? It very well could

Will an EZPass mobile payment partnership work? It very well could

With a smartphone and an RFID tag on the window, shoppers may be able to forgo using plastic at all gas stations and drive-through restaurants. But will they?

02/20/18

PCI's embrace of mobile PIN is a real game changer

PCI's embrace of mobile PIN is a real game changer

The PCI Council is allowing the most sensitive part of a payment card transaction to happen on a device that it acknowledges is highly dangerous and unstable.

01/31/18

Mobile privacy policy becoming a truly big deal

Mobile privacy policy becoming a truly big deal

Now comes yet another reason to respect the heck out of your privacy policy: The U.S. Supreme Court is considering making it a determining factor for whether your customers have an expectation of privacy.

01/25/18

Embrace mobile, or it will run over you

Embrace mobile, or it will run over you

Visa has learned this lesson, but Kroger is still resisting.

01/17/18

Apple makes its intent on the battery fiasco clear. And not in the way it wanted.

Apple makes its intent on the battery fiasco clear. And not in the way it wanted.

What Apple did not choose to say is far more illuminating than what it did say.

12/29/17

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