golds gym microsoft band 640x480It is safe to say that many of us make resolutions at the start of the year where we promise ourselves and each other that joining a gym and getting into shape would be one of the goals for the year. It is also safe to say that there are a good many people who after a few weeks eventually give up, or worse, have yet to even start.

Well it seems that if you were to get your hands on the Microsoft Band fitness tracker, you might not have an excuse not to gym. Franchised gym Gold’s Gym has recently announced that customers who purchase the Microsoft Band will be eligible for a two-week trial membership at any of their gym locations. of course given that the Microsoft Band is only available in the US, your membership will be limited to US outlets. Read full post →Gold’s Gym Offers Fitness Plans, Free 2 Week Trial For Microsoft Band Users

currentc 640x299If there is a reason why many are against the CurrentC mobile payment system proposed by the MCX group is not only are they disallowing the use of other mobile payments offered by other parties, but it is also a slightly convoluted system which seems anything but efficient. However if there is one thing it has done, it would be to bring iOS and Android fans together to rally against the system.

Well as it turns out, it looks like CurrentC could have made themselves more enemies in the form of Windows Phone and BlackBerry users. It seems that if you’re a Windows Phone or a BlackBerry user and you were thinking of checking out the service when it launches next year, well you’d be out of luck. Read full post →MCX’s CurrentC Will Not Support Windows Phone Or BlackBerry

iphone 6 2 640x483We’re sure that there are users out there who might find displays above 4.5-inch or 5-inches a little too excessive, but if you’re a developer, chances are you might want to start developing apps for phones with large displays. This is because according to analysts at IHS, it seems that apps on larger displays have better engagement with its users.

What this means for the developer is that the longer the user uses an app, they will be able to pull more money in from advertising or users could end up purchasing more in-app purchases. According to Chris Hill, the senior VP of marketing at Mobida, “Analysis of the data clearly shows the positive impact larger screens are having on the industry.” Read full post →Analyst: Larger Displays Lead To Better App Engagement

os x yosemiteWhenever new software is released, there are bound to be some bugs that the developers failed to catch during their testing phases. Some of the reported problems of OS X Yosemite included Bluetooth connectivity issues, and now according to reports, it seems that WiFi connectivity issues can be added to the list as well.

According to a variety of reports across the internet, OS X Yosemite users have been complaining of WiFi issues affecting their computers. It does not seem to be limited to a particular Mac computer, thus hinting that it could be software related. Users are reporting that their WiFi connections have slowed after updating, and in some cases users are also reporting frequent disconnections. Read full post →OS X Yosemite Users Complaining Of WiFi Problems

A report from a couple of days ago had suggested that the Samsung Galaxy A-series of smartphones would be launched in November. Well as it turns out the report was close enough as Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy A series, which for now consists of the Samsung Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5.

There was no mention of the alleged higher-end Samsung Galaxy A7, but presumably that will be coming at a later date, so for now we guess we will have these two devices to contend with. Moving along, Samsung claims that these new A-series of handsets have been designed for a younger and more trendy crowd in mind. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 Officially Announced

iphone6 bend testWhen the iPhone 6 Plus was launched, it had one huge problem – bending. There were numerous reports of people bending their new phones which led to it being dubbed “Bendgate”. According to Apple at that time, less than 10 people had actually officially complained about the issue to Apple, but interestingly enough it looks like Apple has decided to do something about it.

While Apple has yet to officially acknowledge it, there are some users who are reporting that Apple could have quietly strengthened the device without making it public. According to a post by a Reddit user, he claims that the new iPhone 6 Plus he bought is different from the one his wife bought shortly after it was launched. Read full post →Apple Might Have Quietly Fixed The iPhone 6 Plus’ Bending Problem

mgs v groundzeroesFor those of you living in the US, the very idea of actually packing your bags and uprooting yourself so that you end up in Europe can be an exciting experience, or a terrifying one, depending on your personality as well as the direction in which you are heading. Having said that, here is one reason to be in Europe if you have not quite made the effort to go there even for a visit – apparently, the final sticker price for boxed versions of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes has received a reduction. Not only that, this particular price reduction is said to be a permanent one in the Old Continent.

Read full post →Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes Price Permanently Reduced In Europe

google wallet transfersThere is nothing quite like the wallet – in there, some of us store plenty of personal and private information, not to mention a line of credit, be it in the form of cash as well as other instruments such as cheques as well as the all important credit cards. Well, when you live in a digital world with the likes of Google Wallet and Apple Pay in the scene, things do change a bit as the cashless revolution goes through another change. Google Wallet cannot be used at just about everywhere just yet, but if you happen to be a user who performs semi-regular transfers from your bank, then the latest update would certainly jive with you, since one can now activate recurring bank transfers.

Read full post →Google Wallet Allows Auto-Withdrawal From Banks

xbox storeIt looks as though the Xbox One store is well on track to receive a major revamp of its user interface and overall cosmetic look, especially when next month’s Xbox One system update arrives. I am quite sure that there will be a fair share of people who are curious to see as to what is about to be released, or how it will look like, but our hats off to players in the Xbox Preview Program for making it possible for us to have a sneak peek at what it will look like today.

Read full post →Xbox One Store Receives A Revamp

Microsoft Band Hero 2 640x463One thing is for sure – interest in the world of wearable technology is definitely on the uptrend, and the Microsoft Band which was just released earlier today for $199 a pop is now sold out, not to mention having lines forming over at retail stores, now how about that? What makes this all the more remarkable is how Microsoft Band actually crept up and made its way into the scene, since there was nary a press event (apart from a leak) beforehand to have it build up hype for the overall release. It seems that taking the “ninja” route this time around has paid off handsomely for Microsoft.

Read full post →Microsoft Band Sold Out