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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. Stories this week include…  WhatsApp Boosts Your Privacy: How to Silence Unknown Callers, Google tests badge for Messages that quickly points out RCS chats,  Mobile networks face harsh reality of delivering the metaverse and much more…

WhatsApp Boosts Your Privacy: How to Silence Unknown Callers


WhatsApp has announced more privacy protections on the messaging app. You’ll now be able to silence calls from unknown numbers, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday, as well as using a “privacy checkup” feature to see every privacy option on the app.

Silence unknown callers will automatically prevent spam, scams and unknown calls from going through. They’ll still appear in your calls list, but won’t actively ring on your phone.

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Google tests badge for Messages that quickly points out RCS chats

Phone Arena

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is the platform that Google offers Android users in its Messages by Google app. Similar to iMessage in iOS, RCS uses your phone’s data connection and Wi-Fi instead of the cellular connection used for SMS/MMS messaging. With RCS, users can type messages with as many as 8,000 characters as opposed to 160 for SMS. RCS also offers end-to-end encryption, read receipts, typing indicators, high-quality images and video, and text inside blue bubbles.

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Mobile networks face harsh reality of delivering the metaverse

Light Reading

The metaverse may not seem like a pressing concern for operators and the telecom industry just yet. Only a handful of consumers are able and willing to use it, and it may be a long time before most people are peering at the world from behind computer-generated images of their own eyes. But it is becoming increasingly likely that our future will include some type of augmented or virtual reality (AR or VR), begging questions about how it will interact with networks.

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Gen Z would rather watch live sport on the go from mobile phone – as it’s more convenient

Wales Online

Gen Z prefer watching live sport on the go rather than viewing it at home or in a pub – because it’s more convenient.

A poll, of 600 sports fans, found 67 per cent of those aged 18-26, will typically watch sport from their mobile phone while out and about.

Millennials follow close behind, with 54 per cent of the age group preferring to watch sport on their mobile – but this drops to just 23 per cent of Gen X adults.

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Embracing AI’s Impact On Shopping


Picture this: You’re walking through a store when the perfect jacket catches your eye. You try it on and linger for a few minutes. Suddenly, a message pops up on your mobile phone. “Take 25% off jackets, today only.” It’s an offer you can’t refuse, and artificial intelligence (AI) is at the heart of it.

AI-driven technology gives retailers the power to deliver customer experiences never imagined just a few years ago.

For consumers who value the unified mix of online and in-store shopping, AI elevates personalized customer experiences that increase satisfaction and, in turn, brand loyalty.

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Mobile gaming company secures eight-figure funding following 250 per cent growth

Bdaily News

DREST, a mobile gaming company that ‘opens up the often exclusive worlds of luxury fashion, beauty and lifestyle to everyone, everywhere’, has announced that it raised £15m of funding to continue development of its new product proposition, DREST Game 2.0.

The investment comes at a time when mobile gaming revenues reached $92.2bn in 2022, accounting for 50 per cent of the $184.4bn global gaming market revenues. It is estimated that the global gaming market will be worth $221bn by 2025, according to NewZoo.

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Enhancing Customer Loyalty with Mobile Payments in Online Casinos

Telemedia Online

Mobile payments have emerged as a powerful tool for enhancing customer loyalty and driving engagement. By offering seamless and secure transaction options tailored to mobile users, online casinos can cultivate a loyal customer base. In this article, we will explore the impact of mobile payments on customer loyalty within the online casino industry, highlighting the benefits and strategies for leveraging this technology.

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The Cost of Convenience: The Top Mobile App Security Risks in Banking

Security Boulevard

In today’s fast-paced world, mobile banking has become the preferred mode of banking for many people. With the convenience of being able to access your account from anywhere at any time, it’s no surprise that mobile banking has become so popular. However, this convenience comes with a price – the risk of mobile app security threats.

Mobile banking apps have become a prime target for cybercriminals, who are constantly looking for ways to exploit vulnerabilities in these apps. The consequences of a security breach in a mobile banking app can be devastating – not just for the individual user, but also for the bank itself. In this blog, we will explore the most common security risks associated with mobile banking apps, and what steps can be taken to mitigate these risks. But before we get to that, let’s try to understand what makes banking apps so vulnerable.

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The Power of Touch: Biometrics in Mobile Gaming Security and Convenience

Universe News Network

Technology’s rapid evolution has gifted us with numerous innovations to make our lives easier. We’re now living in an era where we can enjoy our favourite games anywhere, anytime, thanks to mobile technology. One area that has benefited immensely from this technological revolution is mobile gaming, particularly in the online casino world. As the sector continues to expand, there’s one technology that stands out from the rest in its impact on security and convenience: Biometrics.

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