Tag Archive: Place

Google’s Places API launches on Android, will let you share your location using real place names

The Places API for Android gives developers access to better location pickers, which means that users will soon be able to share their location using real place names instead of latitude and longitude.

Softcard to close its doors on March 31, Google Wallet will take its place

Softcard, the payments service backed by Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile, has announced on its website that it will be cease operations on March 31. Instead of running their own platform, the parties involved will instead utilize Google Wallet, something that proved highly unlikely in the past.

For $5-a-month, AT&T subscribers can now place unlimited calls to Mexico

AT&T has revamped their AT&T World Connect $ 5 monthly international calling package to offer unlimited calls to Mexico. The news comes just days after AT&T got approval from the Mexican government for a $ 2.5 billion acquisition of Iusacell, Mexico’s third-largest cellular carrier.

How to add a trusted place in Android 5.0 Lollipop

No longer bother with you lock screen at home

With the introduction of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has brought a new type of Smart lock to the operating system — Trusted locations. Don’t let the name fool you though, these smart locks aren’t a new way to lock your device, these are actually new ways to unlock your phone or tablet. With the Trusted places lock your Lollipop device will disable its lock screen security when  [Read More…]

Cyanogen, Inc. Attempts to Clarify its Place in India


Last month, Carl from OnePlus released a statement lamenting the fact that Cyanogen, Inc. granted exclusivity rights to another manufacturer for sales inside India.  Cyanogen is committed to releasing its OS for Micromax on their Yu branded handsets.  This came shortly before the December 2nd OnePlus One launch in India.  According to Carl “…OnePlus and Cyanogen have successfully cooperated to release the OnePlus One or  [Read More…]

Google and the cloud: all your things in one place

One Account. All of Google.

I love that phrase. “The cloud.” It’s something we all see, some of us everyday, and yet we don’t quite grasp the full meaning of those words. And that meaning is important. It’s a very large part of Google’s strategy and it is tantamount to understanding several of the ‘grievances’ that many users seem to have with Google and its services.

But above all, it’s about Google’s cloud and  [Read More…]

Pebble’s place in an Android Wear world

Does a monochrome, non-Android smartwatch even have a chance anymore? We argue that Pebble indeed does.

Android Wear is the new hotness. Of that there is no doubt. Mini smartphones on our wrists, basically, running fully baked versions of Android, with a specialized user interface better suited for wearables. This is the future.

But it wasn’t that long ago that we were singing the praises of Pebble, the Kickstarter darling that raised $ 10 million, survived  [Read More…]

Deal Center to offer one place to see Amazon Appstore discount

Amazon has announced it will have a new feature in its Amazon Appstore, at least for its Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets, called Deal Center, where all of the discounted apps that are available from the storefront are located in one place.

Place orders for in-store pickup with the new Square Order app

Square’s new online ordering app, the aptly named Order, is now available in New York City and San Francisco. The app allows users to place and pay for orders online at participating business, and then go pick it up in the store.

Google Now can now take place of another piece of your memory – where you parked your car

Google Now just keeps getting smarter, and its latest trick is remembering where you parked your car. With the latest update to the Google Search app — that’s what powers Google Now — the intelligent assistant will keep track of your movements and figure out when you’ve driven and then parked your car, reminding you later on so you don’t have to keep track yourself.

While this will probably help you more in an expansive parking  [Read More…]