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PayBy Partners With uPay

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PayBy has now partnered with uPay, extending its reach to more than 850 uPay self-serve kiosks across the UAE. This is a key development for the UAE’s underbanked – 39% of UAE adults do not have a bank account, but do have limited access to financial services such as remittances, while 15% of these lack access to any formal financial services, according to a survey by the Central Bank of the UAE. With PayBy now integrated with uPay systems, users have the option to top up their digital wallets on the kiosk machines and use PayBy for e-commerce transactions, cashless payments, and peer-to-peer transfers.

The underbanked typically lack access to credit cards, bank accounts and financial services such as low-interest loans and lines of credit. They also struggle with conventional KYC (Know Your Customer) procedures. However, as smartphone penetration in the UAE is one of the highest in the world at 91%, PayBy leverages this to support the transition to a cashless society, in line with the UAE’s Vision 2021.

PayBy’s AI-powered verification process enables quick and easy authorization and further removes barriers to entry for the underbanked. And uPay’s user-friendly, multilingual self-serve kiosks are widely accessed in the UAE to pay utilities bills, top up mobile cards, purchase transport cards, make money transfers, e-commerce purchases and more.

As uPay extends retail access and ease of payment to locations around the UAE, PayBy’s innovative technology will provide an easy and secure mobile payment method to its customers. The two companies are currently finalizing ways for customers to use their PayBy wallets for services such as recharging Salik, payments on the App Store, and topping up mobile cards.­­ PayBy is also currently in talks to expand its offerings to include government smart services.

Convenient, safe and secure, PayBy is committed to offering unified and inclusive financial services for everyday work and life. Businesses in turn benefit from PayBy’s easily adapted and scalable solutions for every size of business. Integrated in popular instant messaging platforms such as BOTIM and ToTok, PayBy is already ubiquitous and accessible to their large subscriber base. The PayBy native app is currently available in Google Play, Apple App Store and Huawei AppGallery. It can be used for payments at different merchants, to pay for deliveries on arrival, order goods and services online, transfer and receive money instantly, and even share cash gifts with family and friends.

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WhatsApp Now Transcribes Voice Messages on Android

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Calling all Android users who dread lengthy voice messages: rejoice! WhatsApp is rolling out voice message transcription to its beta app.

This feature, already available for iOS users since May 2024, is now part of the WhatsApp Beta version 2.24.15.5 for Android. It automatically converts voice messages into text, making it easier and faster to understand conversations.

Currently, transcriptions are supported in five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, and Hindi, with more languages promised in the future. Users opting in will need to download an additional data package to ensure all transcripts are generated directly on their devices, maintaining message privacy.

This update brings Android users closer to iOS users in terms of features and highlights WhatsApp’s commitment to improving the overall user experience.

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Apple Detects Spyware Targeting iPhones in Multiple Countries

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Apple has issued a second spyware attack warning to iPhone users in 98 countries, raising concerns about the growing threat to mobile security. This follows a similar alert in April targeting users in 92 countries.

While specific details about the latest attacks remain under wraps, the alert serves as a stark reminder of the evolving threat landscape. India is one confirmed country where users received the notification.

Spyware, a particularly invasive type of malware, can grant attackers complete access to an iPhone, including encrypted messages, audio, and video. The notorious Pegasus spyware from NSO Group is a well-known example.

“Apple detected that you are being targeted by a mercenary spyware attack that is trying to remotely compromise the iPhone associated with your Apple ID -xxx-,” Apple wrote in its new spyware alert.

Adding to the concern, researchers recently revealed the return of LightSpy, a “particularly dangerous” campaign capable of pinpointing a target’s location with “near-perfect accuracy.”

The worrying aspect of these attacks is their ability to exploit “zero-click” vulnerabilities, meaning infection can occur without any user interaction, such as opening a malicious link or attachment.

This highlights the importance of remaining vigilant and following Apple’s security recommendations, which may include updating your device to the latest iOS version.

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Acer Launches Chromebox Mini

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As the digital landscape evolves, businesses are increasingly seeking ways to engage with audiences. Digital signage and interactive kiosks are at the forefront of this trend, with the market expected to reach $30.56 billion by 2028. Acer addresses this demand with mini-PCs designed for digital signage and kiosks. Their Chromebox Mini CXM1 is a secure and reliable mini-PC that can drive up to three displays simultaneously. It’s compact, silent, and features the latest connectivity options like Wi-Fi 6E and Gigabit Ethernet.

Powered by ChromeOS, the Chromebox Mini CXM1 offers fast deployment, automatic updates, and long-term support. Additionally, the cloud-based Google Admin console allows for remote management and customization. The Chromebox Mini CXM1 complements Acer’s existing line-up of digital signage solutions, including Large Format Displays (LFDs). Acer offers LFDs in various configurations, from high-resolution 4K displays to interactive whiteboards. These LFDs seamlessly integrate with the Chromebox Mini CXM1 using a VESA mounting kit.

Acer’s large format displays are designed for consistent performance and stunning clarity. They cater to various needs, including promotional signage, education, and corporate collaboration. With robust management tools and automated security, Acer displays require minimal maintenance, allowing businesses to focus on creating engaging content. Acer’s Chromebox Mini CXM1 and LFDs provide businesses with a comprehensive suite of tools for impactful advertising, information sharing, and customer interaction.

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