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Android Pay Could be Available Later This Week

Category: Mobile
Posted: August 24, 2015 04:01PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Google's answer to Apple Pay, not surprisingly known as Android Pay, was announced at the Google I/O conference earlier this year with an expected launch of "later this year." Android Police has obtained an electronic memo from McDonald's advising employees that the company would start accepting Andoid Pay on August 26. A separate paper memo from McDonald's was posted to the Android subreddit echoing the information in the electronic memo. Both memos also stated that Samsung Pay would become supported on August 21, a date which has been moved to next month. It is possible that the memos contain outdated information, but it could also be a simple mistake as the Samsung Note and S6 Edge+ had a launch date of August 21.

Source: Android Police



Battle Dragon 10,000mAh Power Bank Unveiled by Tt eSPORTS

Category: Mobile
Posted: July 29, 2015 05:45AM
Author: Brentt Moore


Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional e-Sports gaming peripherals, has unveiled its latest product known as the Battle Dragon 10,000mAh Power Bank. This mobile power source is made up of a hi-grade 10,000mAh lithium polymer battery cell and features a 90 percent energy conversion efficiency rating, a fireproof ABS casing, as well as dual charging 5V2.4A and 5V1A USB charging ports. The device is able to be charged over 2,000 times without any effect on battery performance, and the Battle Dragon Power Bank can be charged in just seven hours when utilizing a 5V2A power input. With its high capacity internal battery and dual charging capability, the Battle Dragon 10,000mAh Power Bank is perfect for gamers who need to charge multiple devices while on the go.

The Tt eSPORTS Battle Dragon 10,000mAh Power Bank features an MSRP of $39.99 and comes with a two-year warranty that ensures that the product is free of any defects.

Source: Press Release




Microsoft Cortana Available on Android Next Month

Category: Mobile
Posted: June 17, 2015 03:38PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Late last month it was reported that Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant would be coming to Android and iOS sometime in June. Microsoft has announced that the availability for Android will now be "starting July" as a Beta app. Microsoft didn't give an exact date but also announced that Cortana would be coming to the Xbox One "this fall." Cortana will be able to sync across all devices making it easy for users to see their notifications no matter where they are.

Source: NDTV



HTC Implements Promotions in BlinkFeed

Category: Mobile
Posted: June 17, 2015 04:16AM
Author: Brentt Moore

HTC has announced that its BlinkFeed mobile application has been integrated with various types of promotions. According to the company, a limited number of promotions will be displayed natively within the application, and only users within the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Taiwan, and China are affected at this time. Since the promotions are natively displayed, they happen to look like any other BlinkFeed post. The promotions will feature sponsored applications from AdNetworks partners such as Yahoo, Twitter, and Appia, as well as HTC auto promotions for new accessories or devices. HTC has noted that the implementation of promotions within BlinkFeed is being done as a pilot, with the company analyzing just how native format promotions happen to appeal to users. As such, it is unknown at this time if promotions within BlinkFeed will be introduced to additional markets.

Source: HTC Blog



Cortana is Coming to Android and iOS Devices

Category: Mobile
Posted: May 27, 2015 06:34AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Microsoft has revealed that Cortana, the company’s digital assistant that is currently offered on the latest version of Windows as well as Windows Phone devices, will be available for Android devices in June and iOS devices sometime later this year. The announcement is part of Microsoft’s initiative to bring various features and services from the Windows 10 operating system to all smartphone owners. According to Microsoft, Cortana on Android and iOS devices will provide notifications for a wealth of different content, and will be capable of answering the same questions that it currently can on Windows products. Cortana is expected to be a little less powerful outside of the Windows environment, due to various integrations, but the digital assistant will likely prove highly successful for those who prefer offerings from Microsoft.

Source: MSN



Two Nexus Phones Rumored to be Released This Year

Category: Mobile
Posted: May 26, 2015 03:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga

A pair of new phones are expected to join the Nexus lineup of Android devices later this year, one from LG and one from Huawei. The information comes from Android Police via a "reliable" source, though full specifications for the devices aren't yet available. The LG phone is codenamed Bullhead and will have a 5.2" screen with a Snapdragon 808 processor, the same found in the LG G4. The Huawei Angler will have a 5.7" screen and a Snapdragon 810 processor. The phones could be released in October if following the previous release schedule for Nexus devices. Android Police rated confidence of the rumor at a seven out of ten.

Source: Android Police



Chromecast Application Updated to Version 1.11.9

Category: Mobile
Posted: May 26, 2015 08:11AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has recently pushed an update to its Chromecast mobile application for Android and iOS devices. The latest update, which brings the application to version 1.11.9, provides owners of multiple Chromecast devices with a reworked hardware view that enables easier and quicker streaming to the device of their choice. The update incorporates improved reliability and performance of backdrop cards also ushers in the ability for users to view the current casting status and backdrop of Chromecast devices. Backdrops and their respective display cycles can also be changed now thanks to viewable history.

Version 1.11.9 of the Chromecast application is available for immediate download from the App Store and Google Play.

Source: Engadget



Rumored iPhone 7 Specs Begin to Leak

Category: Mobile
Posted: May 10, 2015 11:17AM
Author: Nick Harezga

The next set of iPhones are apparently set to release in just another four months time, with a trio of phones expected in the release. The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Mini will join the growing lineup of phones from Apple in September. The phones may be powered by 14nm FinFET ARM A9 processors from Samsung and may also use the USB Type C port, similar to the latest MacBooks. One of the most significant potential features is rumored to be a dual-lens camera module with "DSLR-level picture quality." Aside from these changes, the phones are largely expected to remain the same with small design changes to make the phones the "lightest, thinnest" designs yet.

Source: WCCF Tech



Google Updates Maps to Version 9.8

Category: Mobile
Posted: April 28, 2015 07:06PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has officially updated its Maps application to version 9.8, which ushers in two notable features that will likely become quite popular with users. The first feature is the ability to upload a batch of photos to Google Maps, allowing users to share their experiences with others in a more seamless and content rich manner. The second feature is the ability to hide reservation details from a map. Google utilizes Gmail to automatically add trip reservations in Maps, and with version 9.8, users have the ability to hide the reservations from their view. Bug fixes are also included with the latest update, though no specific information on which bugs were squashed was released by Google.

Version 9.8 of Google Maps is being made available to users through a staggered rollout from the Play Store.

Source: PCWorld


Google Releases Google Handwriting Input

Category: Mobile
Posted: April 16, 2015 01:25PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has officially released its latest keyboard known as Google Handwriting Input. The latest keyboard from Google is able to recognize scribbled text in 82 different languages, and is also capable of understanding smiley faces. According to the search engine giant, Google Handwriting Input supports both print and cursive writing, and can be configured as the default keyboard on Android devices running version 4.0.3 and above. While Google Handwriting Input will likely just be a fun experiment for smartphone owners and children who have access to such devices, the recognition that the keyboard product offers is quite amazing to say the least.

Source: PCWorld



Persistent Player Included with Twitch Mobile App Update

Category: Mobile
Posted: April 1, 2015 04:25AM
Author: Brentt Moore

A new update has been released for the mobile version of the popular streaming service known as Twitch. The update, which is available for immediate download from the App Store and the Google Play Store, includes a persistent player that allows viewers to watch a video while simultaneously browsing other content. The feature is quite similar to how YouTube currently offers its content, as users can even swipe away the persistent player if they want to stop watching a video. The latest update for the Twitch mobile application also brings an audio only mode to Android users, allowing them to listen to broadcasts while their device is locked or while Twitch is running in the background. The feature does need to be turned on through the video options menu, but should prove to be highly utilized by individuals who enjoy the audio side of Twitch streams.

Source: Twitch Blog



Unified Inbox Now Available in Gmail for Android

Category: Mobile
Posted: March 31, 2015 04:55AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has pushed an update for its Android Gmail application, bringing various improvements to those who utilize the service. The biggest improvement included with the latest Gmail update is a unified inbox that houses all email accounts, allowing users who have multiple Gmail addresses, POP/IMAP mail, and even Exchange server mail to view everything from one area. Users who want the ability to separate messages based on which account they are associated with can still do so from an easy to access drop-down menu. The updated version of Gmail for Android also includes faster and more intelligent autocomplete results for search, refined animations throughout, and larger preview attachments that allow users to view documents and media without actually opening the files.

Source: PCWorld



Android Phones Now Capable of Remaining Unlocked Due to Body Detection

Category: Mobile
Posted: March 23, 2015 04:24AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Smart lock, a feature introduced in Android 5.0 that allows smartphone owners to keep their device unlocked while within trusted zones, has been upgraded to support on-body detection. The feature, which has yet to be officially announced by Google but is already available on select Android devices, keeps phones unlocked through onboard accelerometer readings. After a phone is accessed for the first time, smart lock will keep a phone unlocked until the device is placed down and the accelerometer detects that the device is no longer held or carried by a person. While the feature is certainly intriguing, as it allows owners of Android devices to save time by not constantly unlocking their device, it does pose a security risk, since smart lock will keep a device unlocked as long as it detects constant motion.

Source: PCWorld



Facebook Brings P2P Payments to Messenger Application

Category: Mobile
Posted: March 18, 2015 04:23AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Facebook has officially announced that its Messenger application is receiving an update that ushers in the ability to send money to others who utilize Messenger. The P2P feature, which is expected to roll out over the next few months and will allow Messenger users to tap a money icon to send money to others, will be accessible to Android, iOS, and desktop users located in the United States. The feature does require users to link their debit cards to the application in order to accept transferred funds, but Facebook has noted that credit cards, prepaid debit cards, and PayPal are not supported.

While Facebook does boast more than 500 million users, it faces quite a bit of challenge in the P2P payments market, as the ability to send money to others in a convenient way is certainly not a new idea, since PayPal, Snapchat, Square, and others have offered the feature for some time now.

Source: PCWorld


LUXA2 Wants Consumers to Experience Wireless Charging This Year

Category: Mobile
Posted: March 17, 2015 04:18AM
Author: Brentt Moore

LUXA2, a division of Thermaltake and a leader in providing power, audio, and holder solutions, has stated that 2015 is truly the year of wireless charging, and that it wants consumers to experience it. Thermaltake’s LUXA2 mobile division has recently released a slew of wireless charging banks as well as charging pads, allowing owners of devices that feature the renowned Qi wireless standard to charge their devices without plugging them in. LUXA2 currently offers the TX-P2 10,000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank, the TX-P1 5000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank, the TX-100 Ultra Slim Wireless Charging Pad, and the TX200 Dual Wireless Charging Station, which all feature the ability to wirelessly charge a Qi compatible device.

The wealth of LUXA2 devices that allow consumers to experience wireless charging this year are available at select Fry’s Electronics stores throughout the United States, as well as Amazon.com.

Source: Press Release


AIDA64 Released for Android

Category: Mobile
Posted: March 5, 2015 08:36AM
Author: Brentt Moore

FinalWire, a Hungary-based software development company, has just released AIDA64, a popular PC diagnostic utility that provides detailed information about hardware and software of individual or networked computers, for Android devices. The Android version offers different diagnostics than the PC version, of course, but manages to provide a wealth of hardware, software, and network information to users. The key features of AIDA64 for Android include CPU detection with real-time core clock measurement, OpenGL ES GPU details with real-time GPU clock measurement, screen dimensions and pixel density information, camera information, battery level and temperature monitoring, Wi-Fi and cellular network information, memory and storage utilization, Android OS and Dalvik properties, an Android Wear module, and a complete list of installed applications, codecs, and system directories.

AIDA64 for Android is compatible with devices running Android 2.1 or later and is available to download immediately from the Google Play Store.

Source: Press Release



Android Captures 81.5 Percent of Global Smartphone Market in 2014

Category: Mobile
Posted: March 2, 2015 05:33AM
Author: Brentt Moore

According to data listed within a new report by International Data Corporation, Android successfully claimed 81.5 percent of the global smartphone market last year. The report notes that Samsung shipped more units that the next five vendors combined, allowing the company to remain the top original equipment manufacturer of Android-powered smartphones. Last year alone, the mobile operating system by Google saw a total increase of 2.8 percent in regards to global market share. Despite Android dominating the smartphone market on a global scale for 2014, iOS was able to secure 14.8 percent market share, down slightly from its 15.1 percent share in 2013. Unfortunately for Windows Phone and BlackBerry, both did very poor overall, as the mobile operating systems only made up 2.7 percent and 0.4 percent market share for the global environment, respectively.

Source: IDC



LUXA2 Launches TX-P2 Wireless Charging Power Bank

Category: Mobile
Posted: February 25, 2015 05:25AM
Author: Brentt Moore


LUXA2, a division of Thermaltake and a leader in providing power, audio, and holder solutions, has just announced the launch of the TX-P2 wireless charging power bank, the successor to the highly successful TX-P1. The TX-P2, which comes packed with a 10,000mAh lithium-polymer battery cell, allows consumers to charge their devices wirelessly, thanks to Qi compatibility, as well as through a standard wire, thanks to a 5V2.1A USB output port. For consumers that own a variety of devices that can be charged both ways, the TX-P2 supports simultaneous wired and wireless charging. The TX-P2 from LUXA2 is also able to charge tablet devices and features six LED power charging indicators, a power switch, and a stretchable band to secure mobile devices when charging on the go.

The LUXA2 TX-P2 10,000mAh wireless charging power bank features an MSRP of $79.99 and is available to purchase immediately.

Source: Press Release



Google Improving Wallet to Better Compete With Apple Pay

Category: Mobile
Posted: February 24, 2015 05:05PM
Author: Nick Harezga

After the recent news that Samsung was acquiring LoopPay in an effort to better compete with Apple Pay, Google is revealing its own plans to compete with its rival. Google plans to integrate the Google Wallet payment service into phones from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile by the end of the year. Users currently need to install the software on their own, while Apple Pay comes pre-installed on new iPhones. Google is further planning to improve the service through the acquisition of mobile payment technology and patents from Softcard.

Source: Inc.



Samsung Plans to Challenge Apple Pay

Category: Mobile
Posted: February 18, 2015 05:56PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Samsung has acquired mobile payment company LoopPay, likely in a bid to challenge the Apple Pay and Google Wallet systems. LoopPay doesn't use Near Field Communication (NFC) as Apple Pay and Google Wallet do, but rather uses a phone case that replicates the functionality of traditional credit cards. This gives LoopPay the advantage of requiring no additional hardware to accept payments. Currently LoopPay requires the purchase of a $16 case or $10 keychain module, but there is some speculation that the acquisition by Samsung could lower or remove the price tag. It is also possible that future Samsung phones will have the technology built in as the LoopPay hardware can support that.

Source: Engadget



Google Play Music Updated for iOS

Category: Mobile
Posted: February 18, 2015 05:16AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has just pushed an update for its Play Music application for iOS devices, bringing the mobile music application to version 2.0.3828. The update, which is currently available to download from iTunes, ushers in a refined user interface that matches the company’s material design found in other applications. The update also brings full iPad compatibility to the table, something that Google Play Music has been missing for quite some time. Now, besides the ability to purchase Google Play Music's monthly subscription service through the mobile application, iOS users utilizing Play Music have access to the same features and functions that Android users have long enjoyed. 

Source: The Verge



ASUSTOR Launches Enhanced Version of AiMaster Mobile NAS Management App

Category: Mobile
Posted: February 11, 2015 04:05PM
Author: Brentt Moore

ASUSTOR, a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has just released an enhanced version of its AiMaster mobile NAS management application. AiMaster allows ASUSTOR device owners to initialize their system and create RAID volumes along with other basic configurations, login to ASUSTOR’s App Central and install applications to their NAS, and even connect to other ASUSTOR applications which allows them to find files, view photos, listen to music, and more. The latest version of AiMaster gives users the ability to unleash a wealth of features that their NAS device offers, through the convenience of a mobile device. The Product Manager at ASUSTOR, James Su, stated that “We believe that AiMaster will prove to be an app that users will love to use, providing the ultimate mobile NAS experience via integrated personal cloud creation and management.”

The enhanced version of AiMaster from ASUSTOR is currently available to Android users only, with the iOS version launching in the second quarter of this year.

Source: Press Release


Version 9.4 of Google Maps Includes Local Guides

Category: Mobile
Posted: February 6, 2015 04:14PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has persistently upgraded its Maps application in the past, with the addition of Uber integration, shareable directions, suggestions for nearby restaurants, and more. In an effort to improve Maps, as well as compete with Yelp, Google has added a new feature to version 9.4 of Maps, known as Local Guides. The feature, which is essentially a rebranding of the City Experts program, allows Google Maps users to view destination recommendations given by individuals who are labeled as Local Guides. These city experts can only be classified as Local Guides once they successfully achieve the milestone of having 50 high-quality reviews, making them more reputable over others who review eateries, public attractions, music venues, and more.

Version 9.4 of Google Maps is expected to rollout through the Play Store in a staggered fashion, something that is quite usual for application upgrades pushed by Google.

Source: PCWorld


Samsung Will Power The Next iPhone

Category: Mobile
Posted: February 5, 2015 04:43PM
Author: Nick Harezga

It is being reported that Samsung will provide the processors for the next generation iPhone, in addition to earlier rumors that it will make the chips for the Apple smartwatch. The processor will be based on the ARM A9 architecture and will be an upgrade from the current A8. Apple relied on both Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor for the iPhone 6, but TSMC is still using the 20nm process while Samsung has moved to 14nm. It was previously rumored that Samsung is planning to use its Exynos chip for the next Galaxy S smartphone rather than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, giving Samsung access to a large portion of upcoming smartphone sales.

Source: Tech Spot



Microsoft Launches Office for Android

Category: Mobile
Posted: January 29, 2015 10:33AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Microsoft has officially launched its Office suite for Android tablets, which allows tablet owners to utilize Word, PowerPoint, and Excel on their mobile devices. The news comes just weeks after Microsoft announced the expansion of the Office for Android tablet preview program and months after Microsoft brought office to additional mobile devices. The latest version of the Office suite for Android tablets supports retrieval of documents from OneDrive and Dropbox accounts, a variety of customizable templates, and synchronization with OneDrive. Office for Android is compatible with 7-inch tablets and larger that run Android KitKat 4.4, but unfortunately requires a monthly subscription of at least $7 per month after the one-month free trial expires.

Source: CNET



Stripped Down Version of Facebook Released for Android

Category: Mobile
Posted: January 28, 2015 04:59AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Facebook has officially released a stripped down version of its mobile application for Android devices. Known as Facebook Lite, the new version is compatible with devices running Android 2.2 and up and focuses on delivering Facebook connectivity without crippling battery life, network data usage, or local device storage. The application is incredibly small, as it requires less than 1MB to install, and is even engineered to work on 2G mobile networks that feature limited network connectivity. Despite its incredibly small footprint when compared to the regular Facebook mobile application, Facebook Lite successfully allows users to post status updates with photos, comment on people’s posts, message friends, partake in group conversations, and receive notifications.

Facebook Lite is currently only available in parts of Africa and Asia and can be installed via the Google Play Store. The application is likely related to the Internet.org project undertaken by Facebook and other technology companies, which aims to provide free access to Facebook and other basic Internet services in developing countries.

Source: Google Play and PCWorld


LibreOffice is Coming to Android

Category: Mobile
Posted: January 27, 2015 07:56AM
Author: Brentt Moore

According to Italo Vignoli, a spokesman at the Document Foundation, a full-featured version of the free office suite LibreOffice is coming to Android. The announcement comes just one week after the release of LibreOffice Viewer for Android, which allows mobile users to view Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Open Document Format files on their smartphones and tablets. LibreOffice for Android is already under development and beta versions are expected to be released in the coming months, with the first beta hopefully being launched by March. The Document Foundation is hoping that massive amounts of feedback will be provided by users of early builds of LibreOffice for Android, in order to improve the overall quality of the software.

Despite the ongoing development of LibreOffice for Android, it is unknown at this time when the office suite will become generally available and launch as a stable version.

Source: PCWorld


Google Maps Updated to Version 9.3

Category: Mobile
Posted: January 16, 2015 06:39AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has released an update for its Maps application, bringing it to version 9.3. The latest update ushers in the ability for Maps users to share directions with others, a feature that can be found in the three-dot overflow menu that appears when searching for or tapping on a location. The task of sharing directions can be facilitated over a variety of different methods, as the feature makes use of the sharing options present within the Android mobile operating system. Users can even choose to include current traffic, satellite imagery, or terrain with the directions that they share with others.

The latest Google Maps update is being rolled out to Android users via Google Play.

Source: PCWorld



Google Now Updated with Refreshed Look and Additional Options

Category: Mobile
Posted: January 8, 2015 11:43AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has pushed an update for Google Now, a service that works as a personal assistance for Android device owners. The updated version of Google Now includes a refreshed look for Google Now cards as well as additional settings for them, including the ability to scroll through previous cards and even toggle them on and off. Thanks to the update, options for various reminders and cards that used to be available at the bottom of Google Now have been relocated to the hamburger menu, which is accessible through the search bar. Additionally, Google Now users now have the ability to specify how they would like to treat urgent reminders such as appointment notifications and traffic alerts.

Source: PCWorld



Cricket Replaces Muve Music with Deezer

Category: Mobile
Posted: January 8, 2015 10:34AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Cricket has publically revealed that it is discontinuing its Muve Music service in favor of Deezer, an incredibly popular music streaming service that currently features 16 million global listeners. Starting on January 31, 2015, Cricket customers will be able to utilize Deezer to access 35 million songs and more than 30,000 Internet radio stations from around the world. An extended free trial of Deezer will be offered to current Muve Music customers who switch to Cricket's new GSM network, and for those that take advantage of the offer, existing music libraries and playlists can even be transferred. New and existing Cricket customers on the new LTE network are eligible for a minimum 15-day free trial of Deezer, and will only be charged $6 per month for the service after the trial ends. The President of Cricket Wireless, Jennifer Van Buskirk, noted that "This agreement illustrates our ongoing commitment to deliver the best value in prepaid wireless and satisfy our customers' growing need for an unparalleled premium music experience."

Source: Press Release



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