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BBM Custom PINs + Android Wear Support rolling out in the next few days

BBM Custom PINs + Android Wear Support rolling out in the next few days

BlackBerry has announced that BBM will be getting an update that will rollout in the next few days, which will bring customisable PINs along with Android Wear support. The customisable PINs is something new — users who upgrade to the latest version will be able to create a 6-8 digits alphanumeric Custom PIN of their choice. To get access to this[Read More…]

by 12:43 pm on March 3, 2015 0 comments Apps
PayPal announces it will acquire mobile payments company Paydiant

PayPal announces it will acquire mobile payments company Paydiant

PayPal President and CEO Designate, Dan Schulman, has taken to the company’s blog to announce that the payment giant will be acquiring Paydiant for US$228 million. Paydiant, which was founded in 2010, has helped companies like Subway, Harris Teeter, Capital One and many others in the USA build mobile payments, offers and loyalty into their own mobile applications. Paydiant also[Read More…]

by 12:36 pm on March 3, 2015 0 comments Apps, News, NFC
Google Play is celebrating 3 years with Discounts on Music, Apps & Magazines

Google Play is celebrating 3 years with Discounts on Music, Apps & Magazines

Google Play is celebrating its 3rd Birthday with a sale on various Apps, Music and Magazines! The list of apps in the sale include: Facetune – $0.10c Racing Rivals – Free Runtastic – $0.10c Wunderlist – Free Runstatic Sit Up Pro – $0.10c Music albums: Direct Hits by The Killers – $5.99 Abba Gold Greatest Hits – $5.00 Daft Punk[Read More…]

by 12:35 pm on March 3, 2015 5 comments Apps
Ingress is finally going to have Android Wear support

Ingress is finally going to have Android Wear support

The augmented reality game Ingress, from Google’s location based step-based company Niantic Labs is finally going to be getting Android Wear support. Niantic Labs, has released Android Wear support for their location based tour guide app ‘Field Trip’. Field Trip already has links to Ingress, with the ability to notify users when a portal is in range. The move to[Read More…]

by 7:56 pm on February 28, 2015 0 comments Android Wear, Apps
Google Calendar update brings options to hide G+ Birthdays and new 7-day view

Google Calendar update brings options to hide G+ Birthdays and new 7-day view

We’re a bit late to this one, but we only just received the update here yesterday, so please forgive us. Google Calendar has received an update this week, and it’s a bit of a significant one, so much so that Google actually took to publishing a changelog for it: See more events at a glance with 7-day week view and[Read More…]

by 12:53 pm on February 28, 2015 6 comments Apps, Google Services, News
Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

Citymaps, a company based in the USA, has been for a little while now been trying to create a mapping platform that is personalised, customisable, social, and designed for a mobile-first world. Overnight in New York, they’ve announced that they’re launching their social mapping app globally through an app update. The app update is rolling out to existing users now[Read More…]

by 11:24 am on February 27, 2015 0 comments Apps, News
iA Writer makes the jump to Android

iA Writer makes the jump to Android

iA Writer, until now only avaiable on iOS and Mac, today made a giant leap to debut on Android. The company behind the app, Information Architects, made the announcement via their blog, and gave a little insight as to why it has taken them so long to make the jump. In their post, they explain that the team was concerned[Read More…]

by 11:10 am on February 27, 2015 0 comments Apps
Sundar Pichai hints that Hangouts and Photos may split from Google+

Sundar Pichai hints that Hangouts and Photos may split from Google+

There have been rumours for some time now that Google might split some of its better-received and frequently-used features out of Google+ and it seems from recent comments by Chrome and Android boss Sundar Pichai that this may well be the case. In a pre-MWC interview with Forbes, Pichai stated that he thinks certain features should be split out of[Read More…]

by 10:03 am on February 27, 2015 11 comments Apps, Google Services
Authy acquired by cloud communications company Twilio

Authy acquired by cloud communications company Twilio

Authy, the cloud-based two-factor authentication service, has announced this week that they are in the process of being acquired by cloud communications services provider Twilio. Twilio and Authy have had a long-standing relationship with one another, Twilio having been selected by Authy back in 2012 to power the sending of authentication codes via SMS and phone calls worldwide. Authy founder[Read More…]

by 9:42 pm on February 26, 2015 0 comments Apps, News, Other
Google is working on a ‘Chrome reading mode’

Google is working on a ‘Chrome reading mode’

Google Chromium leader François Beaufort has taken to his Google+ profile to announce that the Chromium team are working on a Reader Mode for Chrome desktop and mobile and has given us a small but significant sneak peak into this new feature which is above. Beaufort stated in the post that the new ‘Reader Mode’ is designed to make on-screen[Read More…]

by 11:59 am on February 26, 2015 2 comments Apps, News