gmail 640x416On Android, users can choose to use the Email app or the Gmail app. The former will allow users to check their emails from other providers, while Gmail is for, well, Gmail. However if you preferred the features and design of the Gmail app, you might be pleased to learn that the upcoming version of Gmail will come with some new features.

According to the folks at Android Police, the new Gmail app will allow users to add their Yahoo and Outlook email accounts to the app, thus allowing users to check more than one account in the Gmail app. Users will be able to switch between the accounts simply by selecting the account from a drop down menu. Read full post →Upcoming Gmail App Update Will Include Yahoo And Outlook Support

Biometric security is a good way to make sure that you, and only you, can authorize a payment, authenticate a login, and so on. This is compared to PIN codes or passwords which can always be guessed, especially if it is someone close to you. Now for the most part, credit cards usually involve users swiping it or tapping it against a terminal to make payment.

Someone skilled in forging could easily forge your signature, and with contactless payment, anyone can tap your card if they have it and make purchases. Well MasterCard is hoping to change that by partnering up with Zwipe, which will basically see future MasterCards issued with a fingerprint scanner attached to the card itself. Read full post →Zwipe MasterCard Will Come With A Built-In Fingerprint Scanner

credit card smart chipIn some parts of the world, credit card companies have done away with the need for magnetic stripes and instead relied on chip technology to help detect and authorize credit card payments. This is apparently harder for criminals to make counterfeit cards and makes transactions more secure.

Now you might recall that earlier this year, it was reported that US credit card companies would be switching to the new system, dubbed EMV, in the coming 18 months, and according to an earlier report, it looks like President Obama has decided to speed things up a bit by signing an executive order to help speed up the adoption of EMV-standard cards in the US. Read full post →President Obama Signs Executive Order To Speed Up EMV Credit Card Adoption

android 5.0 lollipop 640x360We’re sure many are wondering when Google will release Android 5.0 Lollipop to the masses. The company did promise a release for Nexus devices in the coming weeks, although they did not specify a particular timeframe. However we had heard rumors of a possible 3rd of November release which have recently been confirmed by the folks at PhoneArena.

According to PhoneArena, they have been tipped off that the update will indeed be arriving for Nexus devices this 3rd of November, and just like the earlier rumors, it seems that the initial rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop will be targeted at Google’s WiFi-only Nexus devices, which includes the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Read full post →New Report “Confirms” Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Release For 3rd November [Rumor]

dyson humidifierDyson is a company known for their rather unique household appliances, such as their vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans. Well if you’re after something similar to Dyson’s bladeless fans, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently unveiled a new humidifier system which is based on the design of the company’s bladeless fans and heaters, as you can see in the image above.

According to Dyson, their new humidifier system will introduce a three liter water reservoir that uses a piezoelectric transducer to help produce tiny water particles that will be introduced into the air, thus creating a humidifying effect for those times when the weather is particularly dry, such as the winter. Read full post →Dyson’s Humidifier Uses Ultraviolet Light To Kill Germs And Bacteria

spotify 24 million active 6 million paying 640x432Spotify’s monthly subscription rate isn’t particularly expensive, but we suppose there are still people out there who’d rather not pay that much for it. Well the good news is that now users will be able to share accounts thanks to a new feature Spotify has unveiled called Spotify Family. This basically allows users to share a paid Spotify account.

Of course the price won’t be the same, but if you were to split it multiple ways, you could end up saving money. For example if two users were to share a Spotify account, it would be priced at $14.99. For three users, it would be priced at $19.99, $24.99 for four, and will go all the way up to $29.99 for a maximum of five users, which works out to be around $6 each which isn’t too bad. Read full post →Spotify Family Plan Lets Users Share Premium Subscriptions

nexus 5 review 010 640x359Remember it wasn’t too long ago that there were rumors about Google planning an Android Silver program? This was basically Google’s way of merging their Nexus lineup of handsets and Google Play Edition devices, where instead of only having one Nexus handset a year, users could have more such devices to choose from.

In fact there were rumors that the Nexus 6 would not have even made it in the face of Android Silver, although safe to say that did not happen as Android Silver was reportedly put on hold, but why is that? Well according to the folks at Re/code, they have learnt that one of the reasons Android Silver was put on hold was because Android OEMs weren’t particularly thrilled about it. Read full post →Android Silver Reportedly Shelved Due To Lukewarm Response From OEMs

lollipop keyboard 640x400Virtual keyboards back in the day weren’t as predictive or intuitive as they are these days. Now we know that Apple made some improvements to their keyboard with iOS 8, and it looks like Google has done the same with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Now if you wanted to get your hands on the keyboard, you will be pleased to learn that you will be able to do so without needing to root your phone.

Prior to this, users who wanted to check out some of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s features had to root their phone in order to do so. The good news is that this is no longer necessary as all you’d need to do is download the keyboard APK via the XDA Developers’ website, enable “unknown sources” from your phone’s security settings, and you should be good to go. Read full post →Android 5.0′s Keyboard Available For Download, No Root Required

microsoft  logoMost of the major tech companies have launched wearable devices of their own, save for Microsoft although earlier rumors have suggested that Microsoft could be working on a fitness band/smartwatch device of their own. Well it looks like we can expect those rumors to be proven true in the upcoming weeks.

This is according to a report from Forbes who claims to have learnt that the Redmond company could be getting ready to launch their wearable device in the next few weeks. The device is said to be a smartwatch which more or less confirms earlier rumors, and is said to come with health/fitness-related features, such as tracking the wearer’s heart rate. Read full post →Microsoft’s Wearable Could Be Launched In The Coming Weeks [Rumor]

fitbit surge 640x431Fitbit is a company known for its fitness bands, controversial skin allergy issues aside, but could the company be thinking about jumping on board the smartwatch bandwagon? Well according to a report from The Verge, the answer is yes. The folks at The Verge have managed to get their hands on what appears to be a screenshot of Fitbit’s upcoming Surge smartwatch.

According to them, the Fitbit Surge has been pegged for a release in the coming weeks where it will be priced around $250, thus putting it in the same price points as most other smartwatches out there in the market today. From what we can tell about the Surge, it sounds like a souped up version of Fitbit’s fitness bands. Read full post →Fitbit Surge Could Be The Company’s Fitness-Focused Smartwatch