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android pay adds 80 new banks, here's the full list

+1,535 chris chavez jan 18th, 2018if android pay hopes to become the de facto method for mobile payments, they’re going to need more banks to support it. google knows this and it’s way they continue to bring more banks into the fold.in fact, the android pay support page has been updated with 80 new banks and credit unions. if you previously couldn’t use the service because your bank/credit union wasn’t supported, now would be a good time to check again. here’s the full list which now includes well over 1,000 banking institutions in the us.act 1st federal credit union.adirondack trust companyallwealth federal credit unionamerican bank & trust companyarmstrong bankatlanta postal credit unionavadian credit unionbank of lafayettebofi...




razer phone 2 could launch in september alongside project linda

+1,522 joe fedewa jan 19th, 2018the razer phone was officially announced last november with an insane display and a pretty beefy battery. razer is already working on the next iteration and it should be coming just a bit before the one year anniversary. a new rumor claims the razer phone 2 will be released in september. while this isn’t exactly a lofty claim, it should be noted that this is just a rumor.the more interesting part of the information includes project linda, which was one of the most exciting things from ces. project linda was a prototype th...




new leak shows dual-camera setup incoming on the xiaomi mi 7

+1,511 andrew myrick jan 19th, 2018late last year, we began hearing rumbles of xiaomi’s next flagship, the xiaomi mi 7. during the keynote of the qualcomm summit where the sd845 was announced, xiaomi took the stage to confirm that the companies next device, the xiaomi mi 7, will be powered by the latest chipset.however, we haven’t really heard much else of the device since, but now a new leak may reveal some key features of the upcoming device. a new image has been shared which shows that the mi 7 will feature a dual-camera system on the rear of the device, coupled with an led flash of sorts.additionally, the image shows off a glass panel being used as the housing for the mi 7, which could mean that wire...




oneplus confirms it suffered a cyber attack affecting 40,000 customers

+1,417 andrew myrick jan 19th, 2018oneplus has been pretty good about dodging much controversy after the company moved away from the debacle that was the invite system. however, with there being so many different hacks through various websites, it was bound to happen to oneplus at some point in time.earlier this week, the company halted all credit card sales after reports surfaced a potential hack on the servers. today, oneplus began sending emails out to those who have recently purchased a device through the online storefront stating that they were, in fact, breached.the breach has affected at least 40,000 customers, and emails are being sent out confirming this to potentially affected par...




the lg x4 plus is made official with a mil-std rating and lg pay

+1,514 andrew myrick jan 19th, 2018while lg scrambles to reboot its flagship program, the company has announced a new mid-range device in korea with the lg x4 plus. at first glance, the device may not appear to be all that special, but it has some nifty tricks up its sleeves.starting off with the specs, the x4 plus has a 5.3-inch display with a ... resolution and a standard 16:9 aspect ratio. powering the device is the snapdragon 425 soc, which has been coupled with 2gb of ram and 32gb of onboard storage.the cameras for the x4 plus are also pretty basic, as the device features a 5mp wide-angle selfie camera, and a standard 13mp rear-facing camera. the device also packs a 3,000mah battery and somewhat surprisingly runs android 7.0 nou...




amazon prime will now be priced at $12.99 per month, yearly subscriptions staying at $99

+1,509 andrew myrick jan 19th, 2018amazon prime is one of the best things since sliced bread, thanks to just how quickly you can get various items without paying extra for shipping. however, some changes are on the way for those who pay for the monthly prime subscription.earlier today, amazon announced that the monthly prime subscription pricing would go from $10.99 to $12.99 effective today. this amounts to $155.88 when paying for a full-year, or you can opt for the yearly subscription. for those who are are on existing prime subscription plans will see the price increase begin on february 18th.this ma...




lg plans to unveil a new ai-focused version of the v30 at mwc 2018

+1,513 andrew myrick jan 19th, 2018lg is in a bit of a state of flux at the moment as the company has reportedly scrapped its current plans for the lg g7, leaving the company without a flagship to unveil at mwc 2018. that gives samsung more of the attention at the event, but a new rumor suggests lg will still have somewhat of a presence at the event.the report claims that lg will be releasing a new version of the lg v30 at mwc 2018 named the “lg v30+‘α’,”, with this version being more focused on ai than anything else. this device will be released in a partnership with google as the upcoming device will include more features from google assistant, but specific details are scarce.it’s likely that this new v30 will feature many of...




amazon alexa app update brings alexa to your phone

+1,438 joe fedewa jan 19th, 2018last year, the huawei mate 9 was the first amazon alexa-enabled phone. alexa on phones works mostly the same way it does on the ultra-popular echo devices. not many other phones have picked up this feature, but it looks like that’s about to change very soon.an update is rolling out soon to the alexa app that turns it into a full-fledged voice assistant. in other words, alexa is finally in the alexa app. previ...




lg patents folding smartphone/tablet hybrid

+1,511 chris chavez jan 19th, 2018going over manufacturer patents has become a sort of past-time around these parts. it’s always fun to get a sneak peek into the creative process that comes with building the next killer smartphone. yesterday we took a look at what samsung could be planning for future galaxy smartphones, one device with a iphone like notch and fingerprint sensor under the display, and the other with a front facing camera hidden behind the display.often times devices like these never make to market, so it’s not worth getting too worked up over. but sometimes they do manifest themselves in some way or another, so it’s a fun little guessing game. today, lg is getting some patent love too.the south korean manufacturer rec...




t-mobile galaxy s7 edge and s8 active are receiving jan security patch

+1,487 chris chavez jan 19th, 2018there are probably loads of people out there still using the samsung galaxy s7 edge. it’s a fantastic android device and one that’s still being supported with up to date android security patches. the latest patch for january is now hitting the s7 edge on t-mobile, as well as the samsung galaxy s8 active (which actually arrived yesterday).for the galaxy s7 edge, you...




gboard adds selfie gif button in suggestion bar

+1,399 chris chavez jan 19th, 2018an update rolling out to gboard on android and ios is making a small, but important change (depending on your messaging habits). the app is adding the ability to quickly and easily send selfie gifs, straight from the keyboard’s suggestion bar. the new placement ensures sending a reaction gif with your own face is as easy as typing out a message.tapping the button will let you record a gif using your front or back camera and there’s two different modes: loop and ...




5 best android apps of the week (january 2018 #3)

+892 joe fedewa jan 20th, 2018every week, hundreds of new android apps and games are submitted to the play store. if you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff. each week we will highlight five of the best new or overlooked apps and games. you’re sure to find some hidden gems in these recommendations. go forth and download!1. remindeeremindee is a reminders app that allows you to create app-based reminders. this is not a reminder app for things like “take out the trash at 8 pm.” reminders are created by sharing from other apps. found a cool youtube video? use remindee to remind yourself to watch it later.download: remindeeprice: freein-app purchases: norating: 4.7installs: 10,000 – 50,0002. fl...




android pay adds 80 new banks, here's the full list

+1,525 chris chavez jan 18th, 2018if android pay hopes to become the de facto method for mobile payments, they’re going to need more banks to support it. google knows this and it’s way they continue to bring more banks into the fold.in fact, the android pay support page has been updated with 80 new banks and credit unions. if you previously couldn’t use the service because your bank/credit union wasn’t supported, now would be a good time to check again. here’s the full list which now includes well over 1,000 banking institutions in the us.act 1st federal credit union.adirondack trust companyallwealth federal credit unionamerican bank & trust companyarmstrong bankatlanta postal credit unionavadian credit unionbank of lafayettebofi...




razer phone 2 could launch in september alongside project linda

+1,512 joe fedewa jan 19th, 2018the razer phone was officially announced last november with an insane display and a pretty beefy battery. razer is already working on the next iteration and it should be coming just a bit before the one year anniversary. a new rumor claims the razer phone 2 will be released in september. while this isn’t exactly a lofty claim, it should be noted that this is just a rumor.the more interesting part of the information includes project linda, which was one of the most exciting things from ces. project linda was a prototype th...




new leak shows dual-camera setup incoming on the xiaomi mi 7

+1,501 andrew myrick jan 19th, 2018late last year, we began hearing rumbles of xiaomi’s next flagship, the xiaomi mi 7. during the keynote of the qualcomm summit where the sd845 was announced, xiaomi took the stage to confirm that the companies next device, the xiaomi mi 7, will be powered by the latest chipset.however, we haven’t really heard much else of the device since, but now a new leak may reveal some key features of the upcoming device. a new image has been shared which shows that the mi 7 will feature a dual-camera system on the rear of the device, coupled with an led flash of sorts.additionally, the image shows off a glass panel being used as the housing for the mi 7, which could mean that wire...




oneplus confirms it suffered a cyber attack affecting 40,000 customers

+1,407 andrew myrick jan 19th, 2018oneplus has been pretty good about dodging much controversy after the company moved away from the debacle that was the invite system. however, with there being so many different hacks through various websites, it was bound to happen to oneplus at some point in time.earlier this week, the company halted all credit card sales after reports surfaced a potential hack on the servers. today, oneplus began sending emails out to those who have recently purchased a device through the online storefront stating that they were, in fact, breached.the breach has affected at least 40,000 customers, and emails are being sent out confirming this to potentially affected par...




the lg x4 plus is made official with a mil-std rating and lg pay

+1,504 andrew myrick jan 19th, 2018while lg scrambles to reboot its flagship program, the company has announced a new mid-range device in korea with the lg x4 plus. at first glance, the device may not appear to be all that special, but it has some nifty tricks up its sleeves.starting off with the specs, the x4 plus has a 5.3-inch display with a ... resolution and a standard 16:9 aspect ratio. powering the device is the snapdragon 425 soc, which has been coupled with 2gb of ram and 32gb of onboard storage.the cameras for the x4 plus are also pretty basic, as the device features a 5mp wide-angle selfie camera, and a standard 13mp rear-facing camera. the device also packs a 3,000mah battery and somewhat surprisingly runs android 7.0 nou...




amazon prime will now be priced at $12.99 per month, yearly subscriptions staying at $99

+1,499 andrew myrick jan 19th, 2018amazon prime is one of the best things since sliced bread, thanks to just how quickly you can get various items without paying extra for shipping. however, some changes are on the way for those who pay for the monthly prime subscription.earlier today, amazon announced that the monthly prime subscription pricing would go from $10.99 to $12.99 effective today. this amounts to $155.88 when paying for a full-year, or you can opt for the yearly subscription. for those who are are on existing prime subscription plans will see the price increase begin on february 18th.this ma...




lg plans to unveil a new ai-focused version of the v30 at mwc 2018

+1,502 andrew myrick jan 19th, 2018lg is in a bit of a state of flux at the moment as the company has reportedly scrapped its current plans for the lg g7, leaving the company without a flagship to unveil at mwc 2018. that gives samsung more of the attention at the event, but a new rumor suggests lg will still have somewhat of a presence at the event.the report claims that lg will be releasing a new version of the lg v30 at mwc 2018 named the “lg v30+‘α’,”, with this version being more focused on ai than anything else. this device will be released in a partnership with google as the upcoming device will include more features from google assistant, but specific details are scarce.it’s likely that this new v30 will feature many of...




amazon alexa app update brings alexa to your phone

+1,382 joe fedewa jan 19th, 2018last year, the huawei mate 9 was the first amazon alexa-enabled phone. alexa on phones works mostly the same way it does on the ultra-popular echo devices. not many other phones have picked up this feature, but it looks like that’s about to change very soon.an update is rolling out soon to the alexa app that turns it into a full-fledged voice assistant. in other words, alexa is finally in the alexa app. previ...