Twitter is apparently not satisfied with just trying to sell people things through the internet. The company has announced that it is beginning a US based test to deploy Tweet based discount codes that would be shared directly with users. This relies on the willingness of individuals to share their credit card information, but appears to be an interesting step towards Twitter expanding its services.
Earlier this month, Microsoft and Dropbox announced a partnership to implement Dropbox into Microsoft Office and if you’ve been waiting for it, here it is. Dropbox recently updated its mobile app for iOS and Android platform that makes it a whole lot easier to edit and manage your Microsoft Office files.
Anyone who has ever used a Samsung Galaxy device will be aware of the ChatOn instant messaging app that comes pre-installed on every machine. While some may have actually used it to communicate with people, Samsung is admitting that there are not enough users on the service to justify keeping it around, and will begin to phase the app out on future releases.
Looks like Samsung is not the only one who is trying to bring virtual reality (VR) to mobile space. Another company from Canada called Cordon Media apparently has the same mission as well and has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for its own VR headset that is designed for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus called Pinć (pronounced as “pinch”).
What made it different though is that Pinć also able to function as a phone case.
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.