Samsung Pay Mini trademark application filed in Europe

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A little over a month ago word surfaced that Samsung was working on a new version of their Samsung Pay platform that would work on non-Galaxy Android smartphones and would even cross the divide to work on iOS devices. The pending release of the new application appears to have been firmed up a bit with the discovery of a trademark application with the European Union for “Samsung Pay Mini”. Read more

Google Maps gets enhanced timeline, multi-stop support in latest update

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With many users hitting the roads for the Independence Day weekend in the U.S., Google rolled out a couple new changes to their Google Maps app to help people get where they are going and remember all the good times they had there. The new features include the ability to setup multi-stop routes on Android devices, with the feature coming to iOS soon, and the ability to add notes to the Timeline. Read more

Handy website lists all the OK Google voice commands you never knew you needed to know

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By now, most of us have probably used the OK Google command at least once, quite likely using it to find the answer to a question or perhaps for the route to a new destination through Google Maps. But that’s the mere surface of what you can do with the OK Google command, it’s capable of a lot more. A whole lot more, and  you can learn how much more by joining us after the break to check out a really useful website that an enterprising young developer has created that holds more than 150 voice commands, with more than a thousand variations.  Read more

Twitter copies Snapchat, will bring daily Stickers to your social media photos

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In the latest round of feature additions, Twitter is taking a page out of Snapchat’s playbook and adding the option to put stickers on the photos in your tweets. It seems like most new social media additions these days are chasing Snapchat, but hey, can’t argue with what works.

Twitter’s #Stickers will work like Snapchat’s filters, except they’re applied to pictures and not disappearing photos/videos of your face. You’ll get a rotating set of images every day that you can slap on your image, which should help to spice up what you’re sharing with your followers. The rotating sticker idea will probably help to keep some people drawn in. Read more

Live-streaming is where YouTube is going next

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The live-streaming hype really got going again at SXSW 2015 when Meerkat and Periscope became the go-to apps for people roaming around Austin, Texas. Over a year later, things have really changed. Meerkat is transitioning to a social network while Twitter’s Periscope has to face a big challenger: Facebook. The social network built by Mark Zuckerberg has Facebook Live, a service that has surprised everyone by becoming the biggest live-streaming service for mobile devices.

Now there’s about to be another competitor in the live-streaming face, and it’s from a familiar name. At VidCon 2016, YouTube announced live-streaming for all.

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