Can’t get enough of Big Hero 6, the Walt Disney animation that has taken the cinemas by storm since last week? gumi Asia and Disney recently partnered up to release an iOS and Android game titled Big Hero 6: Bot Fight. Available on the App Store and Play Store immediately, the game may look like your regular candy crushing games, but with a twist to it.
Apple could be set to include Beats Music in its new versions of iOS starting from next year onwards. The music streaming service will supposedly be bundled with iOS devices and will be included as a standard feature in a future update to iOS some time in early 2015. According to a report from Financial Times, the service will continue to use its subscription-based model and will likely be rebranded.
iOS users will no longer see apps listed as free in the App Store. Instead, the wording is replaced by the word ‘Get’ and followed by small print indicating that in-app purchases can be made. It may take a bit of adjusting to get used to the new look, but it is supposed to allow consumers to make a more informed choice when they download apps.
Viber just announced a new feature on its Viber app called Public Chats that claims to offer users a “new kind of social experience”. Starting immediately, just give your Viber app an update, and you’ll see a new tab called Public Chats. Give that tab a tap, and you will see public profiles of local and international celebrities, personalities and brands that you can follow.
PayPal is now allowing Pebble owners to use the service through their smartwatch. The new app will allow users to pay using a code at retailers that accept the electronic transaction, or just receive payment notifications without glancing at a phone. Considering that Pebble is the only smartwatch that is regularly glimpsed in public, it is perhaps no surprise that PayPal has remembered to cater to the platform.
Three people that were suspected to have ties with the development of the Wirelurker virus, a malware that originated from China which was targeted towards iOS and OS X devices, have been arrested by the local authorities. Apple has also stifled the spread of the virus after it affected an estimated 350,000 users.
First released in June, the Z Launcher is one of the earliest product that Nokia has revealed to the public after its devices and services business were acquired by Microsoft. Since its initial unveiling back in June, the access to the customized Android launcher was limited to beta testers but today, the company has decided to release it to Google Play for everyone (sort of) to check it out.
Even though LINE is primarily known as an instant messaging app, its reach has long transcended into other areas including those outside of virtual world. For example, the popularity of LINE merchandises featuring its well-known mascots has somewhat helped strengthen the app’s presence throughout the world.
If you are a fan of those merchandises, here’s a news for you then: LINE’s pop-up store is coming to Malaysia once again.