Amazon Wallet App Hits Google Play, Stores Gift and Reward Cards

Within the last week, Amazon snuck their new Amazon Wallet application onto Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. The app, which will be featured on the Fire Phone, stores gift, reward, and loyalty cards, so that you can access them at any time without actually holding the card. Once scanned into the app, you can bring cards up as barcodes or QR codes for using at merchants. With “supported” merchants, you can even check  gift cards balances, similar to what the latest Google Wallet update offers.

This is not a mobile payment app.  (more…)

Twitch for Android Updated to Version 3.0, Adds Enhanced UI and Expanded Search

An update has been pushed to Google Play for Twitch users, one which brings an enhanced UI, more features for finding your favorite broadcasters, and a new chat section which keeps you in touch with streamers.

Upon opening the app, users are met with almost every game they could ever want to watch livestreamed, led off by the most popular. Once on a channel, you can subscribe to the broadcaster, as well as join the chat channel, allowing you to chat with fellow Twitch users and the broadcaster themselves.  (more…)

Facebook Introduces Save Feature for iOS, Android and Web

If you have ever come across a link on Facebook, but you didn’t have time to click and explore it, Facebook has introduced a new Save feature, allowing you to essentially create a bookmark library for your account.

Saved links and posts will be saved for you in the tabs section on iOS and Android devices, as well as accessible through your web browser.  (more…)

Android Wear Collection is a Storefront for Digital Watch Faces

There may not be an officially sanctioned API on Android Wear quite yet, but that’s not stopping enterprising developers from making watch faces anyway. A few of these developers have chosen to release watch faces as individual apps on Google Play, but others have gone the “bundle” route, packaging a large number of watch faces into a single app. In terms of sheer selection, few come close to Wear Face Collection. (more…)

Destiny Companion App Available Through Google Play for All Beta Players

Destiny is a new game for next-gen consoles, with the public beta of the game now available for PlayStation 4 owners. Xbox One owners will be able to get in on the fun very soon, but until then, everyone playing should go ahead and download the official Destiny companion application, which will allow you access to additional features inside and outside of the game.  (more…)

Tasker Updated With Over 30 New Features, Plus Ton of Bug Fixes

Tasker is one of those indispensable apps you download after Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. If you want to imbue your smartphone with true synthetic intelligence, it’s an application you can’t live without. And it only keeps getting better for users.

Today, the dedicated developers of Tasker issued an update that adds 33 new features, tweaks a number of behaviors, and squashes more bugs than we can count. It’s mind blowing.  (more…)

Google Maps 8.2.0 Adds Bicycle Elevation, Voice Actions in Navigation

A Google Maps update to version 8.2.0 showed up last night and actually includes new goodies for you to look forward to. Once updated, you will find that bicycle directions now include elevation and a comparison of elevation between multiple routes to get you to a destination with less strain. You will notice that the profile button in the search bar has been replaced by a voice actions button, with the profile information moving into the slideout menu under a “Your places” section. (more…)