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Samsung Pay beta rolls out with international money transfers and Samsung Pay Cash card

Samsung Pay is, in my view, the best mobile payment app out there. It supports making payments through MST on Samsung Galaxy flagships and NFC payments on some devices, and you can hook up PayPal or most credit cards for payments. Samsung has also added cashback awards and Samsung Pay Rewards to the app. Now,...

Next-gen Google Assistant, Motion Sense gestures, and Pokémon game shown off in leaked Pixel 4 marketing videos

The Pixel 4 leaks have slowed down a bit recently, mostly because we know so much already. There's nothing left to discover about the physical devices themselves, so we've moved more toward the software features. Recently, we've seen Google's Recorder app, Live Captions, live wallpapers, and updated Pixel Launcher. Next up, we're getting a closer...

Microsoft announces a dual-screen Android phone, Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and more

Microsoft held a big Surface event today and they had a lot to show off. 10 new products in total were revealed, along with some other important announcements. Unexpectedly, the company even had a Microsoft Surface Android device to talk about. There's a lot of excitement around Microsoft products right now. So without further ado,...

Google is working on NFC tag support for the Assistant’s new Driving Mode

Back at Google I/O in May, Google announced that the Assistant will be getting a dedicated driving mode. The new mode comes with a dashboard that's designed to minimize touch interaction. The dashboard places important shortcuts like navigation, dialer, and media controls front and center while also showing tailored suggestions based on things like your...

[Update: New Purple Render] Motorola One Macro leaks on a Saudi retailer, revealing design and macro camera

Motorola is on a roll this year with its new One series of affordable devices. Following the recent launch of the Motorola One Action, which featured a GoPro-esque action cam, the company is reportedly gearing up for the next smartphone in the series. The upcoming device, called the Motorola One Macro, was recently been spotted...

[Update: Home calling rolling out] Google Duo tests Google Home calling and call reminders

Google is always testing new features in their apps. These features can range from groundbreaking to minor and anywhere in-between. Some of the new features being tested in Google Duo, Google's audio and video chat app, are call reminders and the ability to call Google Home devices. The first feature, which lets you set reminders for...

Some Samsung Galaxy flagships now support wireless Android Auto

Google announced Android Auto Wireless at CES last year. At the time, the functionality was restricted to Google Pixel and Nexus devices only. Although Google had promised to eventually extend the feature to all devices running Android Pie and above, it didn't make it past the Google devices for more than a year. We saw...

[Update: Rolling Out for Everyone] Google Duo audio calling support rolls out for Google Home smart speakers

When Google introduced two new applications to tackle messaging, Allo was for text communication while Duo was there specifically for video calls. It seemed like a good idea at first with Duo being Google's version of Facetime and Allo attempting to break into the messaging ecosystem. Allo had some unique ideas, but the ecosystem was...

You can buy the OnePlus 7T one week early at pop-up events in NYC and London

The OnePlus 7T was finally announced last week and we already have our full review up. However, while the phone went up for sale in India last week, it's not available anywhere else for a couple of weeks. OnePlus will allow people to get their hands on the OnePlus 7T early at pop-up events in...

Pandora revamps its Android app with an emphasis on personalization

There was a time when the name Pandora was synonymous with the streaming music industry. The company still holds strong brand recognition, but rising competition from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and others have caught the folks behind Pandora off guard. There has been some effort put into improving the streaming...

[Update: More Colors] Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and ARM-powered Surface device leak ahead of official launch

Microsoft is holding a launch event in New York City tomorrow, looking to unveil new Surface-branded hardware in the form of tablets and laptops. Of particular interest within these releases is a "Surface Pro" device that is said to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC that will allow Windows to run smoothly on an...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google Fi app is testing a dark theme for Android 10

Earlier today, Google announced a new plan for its MVNO, Google Fi. The new Unlimited plan is similar in structure to plans you'll find on other carriers, but the added benefits of Google One membership, intelligent roaming between Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular, and international coverage make this plan a really good deal. Before today's...