New PayPal update finally brings Android Pay support

Google and PayPal announced last week that Android Pay support would be integrated withing the latter’s mobile application, but an ETA wasn’t given at the time.

Today, PayPal released a new update for its Android app, which finally brings Android Pay support for all users. In addition to MasterCard and Visa cards, Android users will now have a PayPal option available when they use Android Pay at an NFC terminal.

Before you start using Android Pay, you’ll need to attach your PayPal account. You’ll be guided step-by-step on how to do that by the Android app itself, so after you’re done, …


Bye, Felicia: Instagram drops Foursquare, Swarm, and Flickr cross-posting support

For a week or so, Instagram has been lacking the options to instantly share your posts on either Foursquare, Swarm (Foursquare’s check-in app), or Flickr. Currently, Instagram users can only cross-post to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

This change got officially acknowledged by Foursquare’s Swarm’s Twitter account, which prompted users to let Instagram know they want their check-ins back. No specific reason for the non-existent support was given by Foursquare, leaving us with speculation only.
Meanwhile, a Flickr employee explained in the image-sharing …

Android Pay coming to five new countries, streamlined PayPal support to be added

Android Pay is already available in 10 markets, but Google won’t stop until the mobile payment service reaches millions of new customers. During Google I/O press conference, the company announced plans to introduce Android Pay in five additional countries.

Although Google hasn’t been exactly clear as to when exactly Android Pay will be available in these new markets, at least it did mention the service will be launched in Brazil, Canada, Russia and Spain, and Taiwan.

With the addition of the new territories, Android Pay will be available in 15 countries, …

Telegram 4.0 released with video message support, Telescope and Bot Payments

The team behind Telegram has just announced a range of new features that are now available in the latest version of the application. Telegram 4.0 has been recently released to include important new functions like video messages and Telescope.

Once you download Telegram 4.0, you’ll be able to send video messages to your contacts. Simply head to any chat on Telegram and tap the mic icon to switch to camera mode. Then, tap and hold the camera icon and record your video message.

The application compresses video messages and sends them even as they are being …

Android O may get support for custom themes in the final release

The final release of Android O may bring about a feature that’s long been a staple of custom ROMs and a favorite among modders – support for custom themes. Seeing as how this has been one of the major incentives to get your phone rooted in the past, it only makes sense that Google finally implements this functionality into Android. Nothing is set in stone at this point, so don’t get your hopes too high, but we noticed an interesting new option in the “Display” settings page in Android O Developer Preview 2 on the Pixel, which wasn’t there before. It’s called “Device …

Ford updates its 2016 vehicles to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Ford is bringing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software support to its 2016 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 and adding that support will be as simple as downloading a piece of software from owner.ford.com and installing it with a USB drive (you can also get the update over the air if your vehicle supports Wi-Fi, or take the car to a dealership). The massive update will be available for some 800,000 vehicles.
Needless to say, having access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay makes the infotainment system on Ford cars much more modern, streamlined …

Actions on Google is coming to Android and iOS, support for transactions included

Actions on Google is only available on Home devices for the time being, but that’s about to change, the search giant confirmed during its I/O conference.

Google announced it would expand the availability of its voice-activated apps to the new platforms of Android and iOS. Previously, the Mountain View company promised to bring Actions on Google functionality on Pixel smartphones and within the Allo chat app.

Moreover, the search giant confirmed Actions on Google would support transactions, which will allow Android and iOS users to purchase things by voice. …

Android Pay adds support for 71 more banks and merchants

Android Pay keeps growing its network of supported institutions. The mobile payment system added as many as 71 new places where you can carry out Android Pay transactions. The complete list of new additions is available at the end of the article.

With Android Pay, both your credit card and the institution that services it must be compatible in order for the system to function. Google keeps adding new banks and merchants in order to increase its range of support. Once set up, the system works by simply tapping your phone on a payments terminal at the store. The functionality …

Verizon Wear24 smartwatch goes on sale for $349.99 sans Android Pay support

Verizon’s Wear24 smartwatch powered by Android Wear 2.0 has just gone on sale online, but we’re expecting the carrier to make it available at most of its brick and mortar stores as well. The price customers must pay for the wearable is $349.99, or $299.99 with a new two-year contract.

One would say that one of the reasons the Big Red decided to delay the launch of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier was to push out its own smartwatch and sell enough units before one of the most popular wearable devices would hit the shelves.

Either way, the Verizon Wear24 is a pretty …

Pokemon GO update adds new language support, small changes

Niantic, the team behind Pokemon GO smash it, is adding new feature and improvements to its game all the time. Even though most of these updates aren’t made official, they are noticeable for those who play it on a daily basis.

The newest Pokemon GO update that we know of brings one new feature and some tweaking that should enhance player’s overall gameplay experience. First off, Niantic announced Pokemon GO now supports Brazilian Portuguese language.

One other change implemented concerns the details showing your progress toward the next medal tier when tapping …