Google’s upcoming Pony Express service to allow bill payments from within Gmail

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There are so many ways to make payments both physically and online. Now, Google wants to add another that gets right to it. The company is reportedly working on a service going by the name Pony Express that forwards bills to inbox of its users. From there, they are able to make payments without having to leave Gmail.

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2015 Cricket World Cup gets its own fantasy app

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The 2015 Cricket World Cup has been running since mid-February and comes to an end in a few days. In the meantime, fans can play around with a fantasy cricket app released by the International Cricket Council and Reliance Big Entertainment. Just as any fantasy sports app would, this one allows users to select players and face friends to climb leaderboards and win prizes. The app serves live scores, statistics, and news to keep users updated. Also, it supports notifications so fans never miss any action from the sport.

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T-Mobile adds more choices to Music Freedom service

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T-Mobile’s Music Freedom service might just be their most underrated Un-Carrier offer. It allows you to stream from participating music apps without penalizing your data. I can’t tell you how valuable that is if you drive around a lot.

They already have a slew of popular apps that are part of the service, but they keep adding more. They might be less obscure, but the bottom line is that T-Mobile is giving everyone an option. They have just added Tidal Music, BandCamp and MixCloud bringing the total to 31 streaming apps.

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Adobe’s Fill & Sign app allows you to fill and sign any form on your smartphone

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A paperless office is something that most of us can only dream about, no matter how many steps closer we get to that impossible dream there is always a pile of paper on the desk that threatens the Amazon rainforest. With that in mind, Adobe has handily provided us with another tool to help wean us off paper called the Fill & Sign app.


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Enhanced location support coming to Twitter thanks to Foursquare

twitter_new_banner_620pxTwitter has announced that they’ll be bringing location support to tweets in the near future thanks to a collaboration with Foursquare. Users will be able to add specific locations, restaurants, and other areas directly into their tweets like they appear in Foursquare’s location hopping app.

Currently, you can only add locations like cities and states into your tweets, so being able to let your followers know exactly where you’re eating for a lunch is a step up. It could also be considered pretty creepy, depending on who you ask.
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Samsung, Microsoft expand partnership to bring more services to Android devices

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Samsung and Microsoft have announced they are expanding their partnership, a move that will lead to more Microsoft services and apps being pre-installed on Samsung Android devices. The cornerstone of the new plan will be a Microsoft Office 365 and Samsung KNOX Business Pack which will be available as soon as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are released.
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You won’t be able to subscribe to HBO Now directly from HBO

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HBO officially announced their standalone streaming service, dubbed HBO Now, a couple of weeks ago. It will run $14.99 per month, but the perception was that you could just sign up directly from HBO and you won’t need a cable subscription. While the latter might be true, the former isn’t.

Apparently you will have to sign up through one of their partners. Now we already know that Apple is a partner as they are supposed to have a 3 month exclusive with Apple TV, but users will sign up for the monthly service through iTunes. Furthermore, Cablevision has just signed up as a partner and will offer HBO Now to their Optimum internet customers. So again, users will need to buy HBO Now through Cablevision, but they don’t need a cable subscription. It’s likely other cable companies will start offering HBO Now to those that subscribe to their internet services as well.


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Say goodbye to bloatware #2: The Galaxy S6 allows you to remove (most) pre-installed apps

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One of the things that users frequently complain about smartphones is the amount of pre-installed apps, or bloatware if you will. It’s something that is present on many handsets, with Samsung’s offerings being one of the worst offenders thanks to its own suite of Galaxy Apps that come pre-installed. There are signs though that users will be able to say goodbye to bloatware from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets thanks to a post on the XDA Forums by Jeshter2000, who has managed to get his hands on a Galaxy S6 Edge running pre-release firmware.
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[New Android TV App] Jamjitsu gives everyone at your party the power to add songs, videos, and photos to your playlist

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Here’s a new app that’s likely to liven up your next party. Jamjitsu brings Nexus Q-type functionality to your Android TV, but offers more features. With Jamjitsu, you create a master playlist that all your friends can now connect to as well. Anyone can add music from Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud and YouTube to the playlist. Your friends can even add photos and other (non music) videos from YouTube as well.

Now I know that at least half your guests will be sporting an iPhone, and the good news is that they can share in on the fun too since the app is also available in iTunes. The app works by everyone joining “The Party”, which then sends the info to your Android TV device. That is why iPhone users can join in since they aren’t communicating directly with your Android TV device, just the online playlist. Your guests (Android or iOS) don’t even need to be on your Wi-Fi.


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