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Adoption Of Mobile Payment Shifts Consumer Spending Patterns, Habits

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Paying for a cup of coffee with a smartphone instead of a credit card is gaining prominence among consumers - and is disrupting their spending patterns and consumption habits, according to new research co-written by a University of Illinois expert who studies operations management.

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Imitation Is The Most Sincere Form Of Flattery, Unless You Are An App Developer

CATONSVILLE, MD, April 9, 2018 - For every two mobile apps released, one is a clone of an existing app. However, new research published in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research shows the success of the original app is not always adversely affected by the creation of clone apps. CATONSVILLE, MD, April 9, 2018 - For every two mobile apps released, one is a clone of an existing app. However, new research published in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research shows the success of the original app is not always adversely affected by the creation of clone apps. In fact, the study, which was conducted by Carnegie Mellon University researchers, found that whether the copycat app increases or decreases the number of downloads of the original is dependent upon the quality of the copy.

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3 Best Ways to Track a Cell Phone Location by Number

Read on the 3 best phone location tracking apps that are easy to acquire and use. Spyic and Cocospy are applicable in both Android and iOS devices. No rooting or jailbreaking involved. Also, check the free available solutions.

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Gay Male Teens Use Adult Hookup Apps To Find Friends, Partners

CHICAGO --- Although hookup apps require users to be 18 or older, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that more than 50 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual boys ages 14 to 17 met male sexual partners on apps such as Grindr and Scruff. It also was common for these teens to use the apps to connect with friends and find new gay, bisexual and queer friends and boyfriends, which sheds new light on who uses adult male hookup apps and why.

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QUT Research: Why Some Drivers Slow Down When Using Mobile Phones

With mobile phone distracted driving a growing road safety issue, a QUT study reveals why some drivers slow down when using a mobile phone but others don't. Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios, from QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q), said mobile phone distracted driving was responsible for 25 percent of car crashes in the United States and worldwide young drivers are overrepresented in using mobile phones.

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On Multiple Devices Multi-Mobile (M2) Computing System Makes Android & iOS Apps Sharable

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have developed a new computing system that enables current, unmodified mobile apps to combine and share multiple devices, including cameras, displays, speakers, microphones, sensors, and GPS, across multiple smartphones and tablets. Called M2, the new system operates across heterogeneous systems, including Android and iOS, combining the functionality of multiple mobile systems into a more powerful one that gives users a seamless experience across the various systems.

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How To Use A Smartphone As A Mobile Hotspot

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How do you get teens to stop cellphone use while driving? Survey says, show them the money

Penn Medicine and CHOP study of teen attitudes suggests most are willing stop texting while driving with an app-based strategy and financial incentives, but are not willing to give up music and navigation apps

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Save Your Eyes, Here Are The Steps To Activate YouTube's Dark Mode

If you want to save your eyes, just follow these simple steps.

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