Tag Archive: Mobile


Mint SIM vs. Boost Mobile: Which is better for you?

It’s Mint SIM vs. Boost Mobile in this head-to-head comparison.

Mint SIM and Boost Mobile are “alternative carriers” or mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). They’re not the Big Four (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile), but they lease coverage from those networks and resell it to you for less. Plans are often prepaid and fixed contracts are few and far between.

Let’s compare Mint SIM and Boost Mobile to see how they stack up against one another.

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Watch out Android Pay! LG’s own mobile payment service is on the way

LG is entering the mobile payment wars, by announcing the launch of its own solution called LG Pay. The service is going to compete head-to-head with Samsung Pay and Android Pay, which have been available for a while now. LG has partnered up with US firm Dynamics Inc. to bring LG Pay into existence, but […]

Google mobile app gets “tappable shortcuts” to help users easily explore topics of interest

Google’s popular search engine is getting more sophisticated. Today, the Mountain View-based company announced it was adding “tappable shortcuts” to its mobile version of Google Search. The new option is currently available only for users located in the US. Tired of typing? The new shortcuts allow you to stay informed by employing a few, simple […]

Qualcomm’s 205 Mobile Platform brings 4G connectivity to feature phones

Qualcomm will roll out sub-$ 50 feature phones with Category 4 LTE.

Qualcomm announced last week that it would move away from the Snapdragon branding for its lower-end platforms, and we’re now getting a first look at what that entails.

At an event in New Delhi, Qualcomm has introduced its latest product, an entry-level SoC aimed at the feature phone segment in emerging markets. The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is designed primarily to bring 4G connectivity to  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 will use facial recognition for mobile payments

It’s straight out of a science fiction novel.

The rumor of the Samsung Galaxy S8’s facial recognition abilities is becoming stronger with each passing day. Bloomberg is reporting that the South Korean smartphone maker’s next smartphone will use that particular ability for securing mobile payments.

Here’s a snippet of the report:

Samsung Electronics Co.’s new Galaxy S8 will employ facial-recognition technology for mobile payments within months of release, adding cutting-edge security to help the marquee device stand  [Read More…]

10 sophisticated mobile app user interfaces

Android applications mobile user interface (UI) design emphasizes three goals; enchant, simplify, and amaze. While beauty is considered a subjective quality interpreted individually, in Android it has a deeper meaning. An application’s UI is expected to be fast and beautiful, with a crisp layout and meaningful typography, with icons as works of art in their […]

Verizon’s Fios Mobile app offers data-free streaming for all-in subscribers

The company wants to incentivize new converts by offering free streaming to both Verizon Wireless and Fios customers.

Good news for those of you who’ve gone all in with Big Red. If you’re both a Verizon Wireless and Verizon Fios subscriber, you can now use the Fios Mobile App to watch your shows from home without using your data.

Per the official release:

Fios Internet and TV subscribers can now use the Fios Mobile App  [Read More…]

Factors determining success in mobile SEO in 2017

With the advent of handheld devices, more and more people depend on these products to stay connected and navigate the virtual world. Suffice it to say, many people are mobile-first in their online usage.  Recently, the ‘mobile-first indexing’ concept of Google changed the manner in which SEO companies planned and organized their SEO and online optimization […]

Lightroom Mobile adds RAW HDR capture for Pixels, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

There’s something wonderful about being able to use professional-level processing on your phone.

Lightroom Mobile is taking another awesome step to get people using its built-in camera app rather than simply processing photos taken in the phone’s default app, adding RAW HDR capture for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

In typical HDR fashion, Lightroom captures three photos at once and merges them together to create an image  [Read More…]

Good things are coming to VR and mobile graphics from the Khronos Group

Open XR, WebGL 2.0, and glTF 2.0 aren’t just buzzwords — they’re new specifications to help beef up graphics rendering for smartphones, virtual reality headsets, and browsers.

There were a few exciting announcements to come out this week from the Khronos Group, the consortium behind the Vulkan API that helped your Galaxy S7 and Pixel soar despite graphics-heavy gameplay. As part of GDC 2017, the group announced several initiatives that will hopefully aid in standardizing 3D image  [Read More…]