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June 11, 2009
  • Resistive touchscreens work best with a stylus. Capacitive touchscreens work best with your fingers. The iphone, and G1 use capacitive screens while most windows mobile devices use resistive screens.
  • "According to a panel of bankers at Celent Innovation and Insight Day, mobile banking has moved beyond the hype to the next step in banking’s evolution." Mobile banking product managers from different banks asserted that mobile is now an essential part of banks' delivery strategy. Mobile banking is a sticky service. Those who use it tend to stay with the bank. Bank of America is starting to see a more traditional distribution of mobile banking users. When they first offered mobile banking, it was primarily used by a very young demographic. Now they are starting to see their mobile user base demographic align more with their overall demographic.

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June 9, 2009
  • Some public parking lots are eschewing parking meters that take credit cards or cash, for a system that relies on text message payment. On the surface, the idea sounds fantastic. No more digging for change behind your seat to feed the meter! However, there are some glaring issues. For one, you have to establish an account with the company that is accepting the text message payments. If you need to do this from the parking lot where you are parking, you must send an unencrypted text to the number displayed on the sign. Your text must include your credit card number! A clever thief could intercept those texts and steal your credit card information. However, a more practical thief could just neatly replace the posted number with a number of their own. Instead of sending your credit card info to the parking lot operator, you would be sending it directly to the thief!