We have big news to share this morning from IFTTT, your favorite automate-the-world service. Not only does the IFTTT app have a new name and fresh look, but there are three new “Do” apps for you to start using to help you do things. (more…)
Today’s icon pack isn’t necessarily a new one, but it is an icon pack I recently discovered and have not been able to move away from. It’s called Orbit UI, and it features over 1,000 HD icons, a handful of HD wallpapers, works with all of the top launchers, and supports dynamic calendars for your favorite calendar apps. The icon pack sports a circular design that is both minimalistic and flat. Colors are vibrant, yet soft, which allows them to fit in all sorts of modern themes and wallpapers. Each individual icon has a colored ring around its outside, giving off an “orbiting” feel of depth, hence the name. (more…)
I would be lying if I said that this surprises me, but Samsung just acquired LoopPay, a company specializing in mobile payments in a way that doesn’t require NFC or changes from retailers. The two companies were previously rumored to be working together to create a competitor to Apple Pay.
LoopPay has been on the rise as of late, thanks to its technology that is able to emulate a magnetic card swipe that happens each time you use a regular credit card at a payment terminal. The technology, at least in recent forms, starts through a case that is attached to a phone which can then be tapped to a payment terminal to finish off a transaction. The key feature of LoopPay is that it doesn’t require retailers to change out their existing hardware and works at around 90% of current pay terminals. In other words, LoopPay doesn’t need to wait for retailers around the world to swap out current hardware for NFC-equipped hardware in order to work, like Google and Apple do. (more…)
Only because the world needed another Kickstarter-funded Android gaming console that will more than likely ship months late and under-deliver, we thought we should introduce you to ZRRO. ZRRO opened on Kickstarter today, seeking $200,000 from you and I, so that it can deliver an Android gaming system that plays the way mobile games were meant to be played, with a touch pad. Apparently, consoles that tried to convert mobile touch-friendly games into console-like experiences that utilize a typical gamepad, had it all wrong. ZRRO thinks you should use their hover touch pad, to play like you would on your phone (using your fingers and thumbs), but through your TV…if that makes sense. (more…)
When you think of mobile gaming, many people among us might think Angry Birds or some other kiddy crap like that. Thanks to NVIDIA and the release of GRID, mobile gaming has been taken to a whole new level, and today, the company announced its push to make 40 gaming titles available through the cloud-based gaming service. (more…)