Now Axis Bank users in India can send someone money over WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, email, or even SMS. All you need to do is download the new PingPay app.
The app is made in partnership with Fastacash, that enables transferring money over social networks. Read more »
A few weeks after it was revealed that Facebook’s Internet.org has benefited over 800 million people in nine countries, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the service, which was recently launched in the African country of Malawi, is now available to over 1 billion people around the world.
“Giving people free access is the right thing to do,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. “We will keep connecting more people and more countries, and we won’t stop until every person in the world can connect to the internet.” Read more »
Live video streaming app Meerkat, which debuted on Google Play earlier this month, is now out of Beta. The company made the announcement via a tweet.
Similar to its iOS counterpart, which has got a lot of coverage recently, the Android version of Meerkat also allows you to stream live video from your smartphone to all of your Twitter followers at once. Read more »
A couple of weeks ago, there were reports of Asus CEO Jerry Shen saying that the ZenWatch successor – tipped to be called the ZenWatch 2 – won’t hit the market until 2016. However, he has now confirmed that the smartwatch will hit stores in the third quarter of this year as planned earlier, according to a new report out of Taiwan.
Dismissing earlier reports as “misunderstanding”, Shen made it clear that the launch time-frame of the wearable, which is scheduled to be unveiled at Computex Taipei 2015 trade-show early next month, “remains unchanged.” Read more »
Gmail for Android received a major update. The new version of the popular email client brings new functionality and improvements based on feedback from users.
The new version of the application allows users all their recent conversations with a contact by tapping on its avatar. Read more »
If you want to buy a Motorola Nexus 6 in the US, you can obviously order one straight from Google. In that case, you need to pay $649 for the privilege of getting the 32GB model. And up until today, the situation was exactly the same if for some reason you preferred to get it from T-Mobile.
But right now the magenta carrier is offering the Nexus phablet for just $549.84 outright, essentially allowing you to save $100 compared to Google’s pricing. Read more »
The Google Fit app for Android has received a pretty big update today, which should already be available in the Play Store. Fit, as you may know, serves as the search giant’s integrated health and fitness suite, which can interact with other apps too.
With the new release, Google Fit has received support for estimating distance covered and calories burned. To get this to work, you need to tell it your gender, height, and weight. Then the app will let you know how far you went each day, and how many calories you burned throughout the day and during your workouts. Read more »
HTC’s current flagship smartphone is the One M9, as you may know, but last year’s One (M8) is no slouch either. And now Best Buy is offering quite a huge deal on the One from 2014.
You can get either the model for AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, for just $299.99 – sans contract, that is. This basically enables you to save up to $390. Read more »
Today Microsoft is officially telling us what all the different editions of the upcoming Windows 10 release will be called. On this occasion, the software giant has also revealed the naming for the Windows 10 version for phones. This will be Windows 10 Mobile, and the branding will be the same for smartphones as well as small tablets.
The fact that this variation will run on said small tablets is probably what contributed to it losing the word “Phone” from its name, though with the new moniker many people could remember the old Windows Mobile, which may not be the best thing for Microsoft. Read more »
Well, frankly, we all know the answer to this one. And yet, there is still something weirdly satisfying about witnessing a high-end device undergo creative carnage and destruction. This is undoubtedly why stress test videos have really been getting absurd recently.
Needless to say a slick curved phone with a glass finish has practically no chance of surviving even most air gun shots. Still, the guys over at dbrand really didn’t want to leave anything to chance and opted for a .50 AE Desert Eagle. Both are legendary for being extremely high-powered and, but the S6 was simply blown away (apologies for the bad pun there). Read more »
Following the footsteps of AT&T and T-Mobile, the remaining two of the Big Four US carriers – Verizon and Sprint – have also agreed to settle cramming allegations with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The two carriers will pay a total of $158 million, of which $90 million will come from Verizon while the remaining will come from Sprint. At-least $70 million of the Verizon’s fine and $50 million of the Sprint’s will be used in customer refund programs, $4 million and $6 million, respectively, will go to the US treasury, while the remaining will go the state governments. Read more »
The next time when you use Hangouts keep in mind that your conversation can be wire-tapped as the messaging service doesn’t employ end-to-end encryption, a fact that was recently admitted by Google itself.
The disclosure was made by the search giant at a recent Reddit AUA (Ask Us Anything) session when it was asked, “Why has Google refused to be transparent about its ability to provide wiretaps for Hangouts? Given Google’s rather impressive track record regarding surveillance transparency, the total secrecy regarding the company’s surveillance capabilities for this product is quite unusual.” Read more »
Verizon is readying a replacement for the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, which may be dubbed the LG G Pad X.
Little is known about the tablet, but there’s an image to look at – everything’s better with pictures. Read more »
Drones with cameras in them aren’t new, but all of them require someone to fly the drone around so if you want to record yourself doing something cool you need someone to control the drone.
Not with Lily. This compact drone will automatically follow you around and shoot video without any manual assistance. Lilly flies by simply tossing in the air. It detects fall and kicks into life instantly. It will then follow you around and shoot video for up to 20 minutes on a full charge. Read more »
The internet of things, or IoT, as it is commonly referred, is well on its way to creating yet another tech revolution. The concept is definitely not new, but it was not until recently that big names, such as Google and ARM started working hard towards creating smart connected appliances for a seamlessly interconnected experience all throughout the home of the future.
One such initiative is the Thread Group, in which Samsung takes part as well. The Korean tech giant is taking the concept quite seriously, which is evident by introduction of a brand new line of integrated chips, intended to power future devices, connected to the global network. Read more »