If you’ve ever sat in a coffee shop with your smartphone or tablet, wishing you had a physical keyboard you could carry in your coat pocket so you could type out your dissertation with ease, it seems that LG has listened. LG’s Rolly Keyboard is a full-size wireless keyboard that supports devices up to 10 inches and rolls up into a solid bar when not in use.
It seems that everyone is developing a mobile payments system these days, Apple has the imaginatively named Apple Pay, Google is hopefully bringing Android Pay to market before the end of 2015, and we have Samsung with its own take, also imaginatively called Samsung Pay. You’ve probably read about Samsung Pay undergoing a trial in Samsung’s native South Korea, where it was well-received. Today, we have news that a beta-program for Samsung Pay is rolling out in the US ahead of its official September 28th launch.
Earlier today, Evernote took to its official blog to announce its Food application support will stop for both Android and iOS as of Wednesday, September 30.
Samsung has now starting rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.1.1 update to all International variants of the Galaxy Note 4. The upgrade was initially detected in Poland and bundles all the performance and security improvements you’d expect to find in Lollipop, alongside a patch for the open-source operating system’s Stagefright vulnerability.
Coin version 2.0 brings NFC to your credit cards. The way Coin works is by storing all your credit cards on your phone and syncing them to the Coin card. The new 2.0 version adds NFC in “Early Access Mode”, allowing tap-to-pay at most, but not all retailers.
Today, Facebook launched its own virtual personal assistant called “M” accessible through the Facebook Messenger app. The virtual assistant is powered by both artificial-inteligence and real humans which allows it to answer questions and complete complex tasks that current personal assistants cannot. Read more
Samsung has announced three wireless audio speakers to fill out its lineup of audio equipment. The speakers, labelled the R1, R3, and R5, will be shown off at IFA 2015 next month.
The speakers build on Samsung’s existing R6 and R7 features with a better touch interface and an improved multi-room experience through the companion app. Read more
Google officially launched YouTube Gaming today, a new service for easy live-streaming games while chatting with your friends simultaneously. The app is live on Google Play now, in addition it’s also available online at the source link. Read more
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Verizon has made some effort to become a little more friendly towards unlocked devices, which means getting on their network is easier than ever. Now any compatible, unlocked iPhone 6 or Nexus 6 can be brought to Verizon’s network with little effort. You’ll just need to punch your phone’s device ID into Verizon’s site and purchase a Verizon SIM card to get started.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you’ll be able to take any unlocked phone to Verizon’s network, since there aren’t many phones that have the required CDMA and LTE radios to work properly. That might change as LTE becomes more prevalent, but as of right now, you’re pretty much locked to the handful of devices that include tons of radios. Read more