Tag Archive: Mobile

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Society’s move to smartphone technology during the last decade has had a tremendous impact on the way people communicate with the wider world. Connections are now made instantaneously, and mobile devices are seemingly omnipresent, with us from the moment the alarm bell rings in the morning to when the final texts are sent before bed.

Mobile Nations Weekly: What’s old is new again

What’s old is new again.

Apple made waves early in the week, and we wasted no time in putting their latest wares to the test. So here they are, our iPhone SE review and our iPad Pro 9.7-inch review. Oh, and some updates to iOS and new Apple Watch bands.

We’re still getting to know the Samsung Galaxy S7, but things are about to get real crazy with the arrival of the LG G5. Not content  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay: The greatest challenge for universal mobile payments isn’t the technology

As Samsung prepares to launch its payment service in more countries, the biggest hurdle won’t be the technology itself, or even rivals like Apple or Google.

Samsung Pay has been a slow burn thus far. First announced back at Mobile World Congress 2015, the Korean firm’s mobile payment service is only live right now in South Korea and the United States. It’s expected to expand to more countries very soon, including the UK and Spain.

Samsung  [Read More…]

Sony’s ForwardWorks will build mobile games from PlayStation franchises

Sony is making another move in the mobile games arena. The company announced the formation of a new group, ForwardWorks Corporation, that will release smartphone games in Asia that will use the many franchises from its PlayStation consoles.

Sony stated:

ForwardWorks will leverage the intellectual property of the numerous PlayStation dedicated software titles and its gaming characters as well as the knowledge and know-how of gaming development expertise which was acquired over the years with  [Read More…]

Popular Indian mobile wallet MobiKwik goes hyperlocal with ‘Explore Nearby’

The latest update to Indian digital wallet app MobiKwik brings a new hyperlocal aspect: “Explore Nearby.” MobiKwik is one of the leading independent mobile payments networks in India, connecting 30 million users with 50,000 retailers.

This new feature enables discovery of neighborhood stores, restaurants, cafes, et al that accept digital payments. Right away, more than 10,000 MobiKwik partner retail stores — merchants such as Big Bazaar, Barista, Domino’s Pizza, WHSmith India, Archies, Sagar Ratna, and more  [Read More…]

Mobile Nations Weekly: S7, SE, W10M, and even BB10

Deciding, releasing, updating, and event…ing.

So you’ve read the Samsung Galaxy S7 reviews and you’re wondering if you should go buy one. Well, here’s some more data to help inform your decision: should you get the standard S7 or the S7 edge? Should an S6 owner upgrade to the S7?? Is the Galaxy S7 camera really the best? And should you just wait for the Note 6?

The past two weeks have been all Samsung, but  [Read More…]

You’ll soon be able to try Android games right from mobile search results

Google has announced a number of features to Google Play Games for developers as part of its Developer Day at the 2016 Game Developers Conference. These include new tools like game parameter management and a video recording and live streaming API, as well as new ways to promote games, like trial run ads.

With the new game parameters management tools, developers can update different gameplay and game economy parameters without needing to resubmit their apps.  [Read More…]

Qualcomm plans to release dev kit to help improve the VR experience on mobile

Qualcomm has announced a new software development kit for virtual reality. Utilizing the power of its next-gen processors, the company is working to offer developers an expansive array of tools for virtual reality, while optimizing everything with power efficiency in mind. Expected for Q2 2016, the new SDK with chips like the Snapdragon 820 will ensure consumers are able to enjoy a comfortable and less-demanding VR experience on mobile.

The SDK will include a number  [Read More…]

General Mobile 4G added to Android N Preview device list

The surprise launch of the Android N Developer Preview now comes with an equally surprising addition to the devices that are eligible to run this pre-released OS. The Android Beta Program has added the General Mobile 4G phone, which is part of the Android One initiative, to that list.

The phone was first released in May 2015 in Turkey and has a 5-inch HD IPS display, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, 2GB of RAM and  [Read More…]

Canadian banks are finally putting customers first in mobile payments rollout

Banks are finally figuring out that they need to serve the customer when it comes to mobile payments. But is it enough?

Yesterday, I used my smartphone to pay for a pizza slice. Big deal, right?

But it was a big deal. See, the phone I used, the Galaxy S7 edge, isn’t publicly available (yet another reason I love this job), and the SIM card is just your run-of-the-mill variety.

I bank with TD Canada Trust,  [Read More…]