PayPal app officially released for Pebble smartwatches

pebble paypalPayPal makes an effort to keep its service available on just about every device out there, and Pebble’s smartwatch is the latest in a long list of phones, tablets, and other connected things. The app lets Pebble users check-in and punch in payment codes to pay for things at several retailers that accept PayPal. You’ll also get notifications for payments without having to check your phone.

This app means PayPal is available on nearly any smartwatch you can buy, including Samsung’s Gear offerings, Android Wear watches, and now the Pebble.

source: PayPal

Nexus 7 (2012) owners are feeling like their tablet is ‘unusable’ after the Lollipop update

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The anticipation of receiving (or manually installing) a new Android update is mind blowing. Not only can’t you wait to see the new interface, but your also hoping the performance will dramatically improve. Unfortunately that’s not the case for a lot of Nexus 7 (2012) owners.

Many users are reporting that their tablet has become so slow and buggy with restarts that it’s “unusable.” One of the Google product experts suggested clearing the recovery cache partition, but unfortunately that hasn’t helped.


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Google releases Pie Noon, a simple game to show off the simplicity of making games for Android TV

pie noonGoogle has released a new game called Pie Noon, designed specifically to show off just how easy it is to create games for Android TV. The game is completely open-source and written in C++, and it supports all of the basics that Google wants to push with Android TV. It features multiplayer with up to 4 players, a single-player experience, dedicated touch controls, and Google Play Games leaderboards and services.
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Motorola announces Motorola Keylink, a keychain for finding your phone

motorola keylinkWe knew Motorola was planning on releasing a keychain device soon, and they’ve made it official today. The Motorola Keylink is a keychain that’s designed to help you find your lost Motorola smartphone for when you just can’t seem to remember when you put it down at. The Keylink connects to your device with the Motorola Connect app, and the link actually works in reverse, too. If you can’t find your car keys, but you have your phone on you, you can just page the keylink and it’ll beep from up to 100 yards away.
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Lollipop breaking text messaging for some Nexus users on certain carriers

android_lollipop_tweetLollipop is fantastic. It’s one of the best operating systems Google has ever put together, and it’s a dramatic overhaul compared to what we’re used to seeing in Android. However, it’s not without its own share of bugs and glitches, which we’re starting to see more and more of.

The latest issues are being reported by Nexus 4 and 5 users that have taken the Lollipop update. Some of those devices are certain carriers are unable to send text messages, and they’re being shown an error code 38 whenever they attempt to send something. Receiving text messages is seemingly unaffected, but that’s still half of the texting experience that’s broken.
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Leaked screenshots show what HTC Sense looks like with Lollipop

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Earlier today, four leaked screenshots appeared online showcasing what’s believed to be an unreleased version of HTC Sense 6.0 user interface running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. According to the source, the images were snapped on a standard One M8 primarily used for internal testing and should be pretty similar to the update the Happy Telephone Company is planning to roll out to all International variants of the handset.


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T-Mobile makes it easier and cheaper to talk to family and friends abroad

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T-Mobile introduced an updated Stateside International Talk plan today. Simple Choice customers can add unlimited calls from the U.S. to landlines in more than 70 countries worldwide for just $5 per month. That’s not per individual, it covers the entire family for up to 10 lines.

If you need to call mobile phones, you can opt for the $10 per month plan. This gives the entire family unlimited calling to mobile phones in more than 30 countries and 1,000 minutes to mobile phones in Mexico. Plus you still get the unlimited calls to landlines that comes with the $5 per month deal.


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Chainfire’s latest beta SuperSU app fixes Lollipop root bugs

supersu_app_iconRoot access was achieved on Lollipop not long after its official release, but there have been many issues with root apps on Lollipop not working like they did on KitKat and below. Much of this has to do with Android 5.0′s implementation of SELinux for additional security.

Fortunately, Chainfire has been working on potentially fixing many of those broken root apps, and his latest SuperSU beta claims to resolve many of the issues. This SuperSU beta version 2.23 is freely available for download on Chainfire’s website in the form of a flashable zip, and he’s opened a thread on XDA to track which apps are now working correctly and what still needs to be addressed.
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