Connected jacket from Levi’s and Google gets ride-share alerts

Connected Jacket - Levi's and Project Jacquard

This latest smart clothing release from Project Jacquard has additional functionality. Google and Levi’s launched a connected jacket last fall with limited usage options at the start, as was reported by QR Code Press. However, this Project Jacquard based smart clothing has received a considerable upgrade. The connected jean jacket was designed primarily with cyclists in mind, keeping their gadgets accessible. The idea behind the connected jacket is to make it possible for people who can’t fiddle with their phone to still access it. A brush or tap of the…

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Amazon app makes it easier for international customers to shop

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The application has launched an International Shopping feature on both its iOS and Android versions. Countries around the world with their own official Amazon app and website are used to its convenience. However, there are still many nations without their own version of the marketplace. Amazon has launched an International Shopping feature on its mobile commerce apps for those consumers. This feature makes it possible for consumers around the world to use the Amazon app (US) to purchase products that can be shipped to their countries. This new feature not…

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Barclaycard restaurant mobile payments let diners walk out without the wait

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Until now, to “dine and dash” meant running off without paying, but that’s about to change. Barclaycard has announced that its customers will be able to make restaurant mobile payments by simply leaving an establishment. The solution means diners can leave once they’re finished eating. It eliminates the need to wait for a bill at the end of a meal. The service has been nicknamed “Dine & Dash” because diners can leave without waiting for a bill. To use the Dine & Dash restaurant mobile payments service, customers need a…

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Google’s museum app update lets users find their match in portraits and sculpture

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The new feature went nearly instantly viral as celebrities and everyday users find their fine art twin. Google released a new update for its museum app which took off right away and has social media on fire. The internet has been humming about the way the app lets a user find a match for their face among museum portraits, statues and busts. The application compares a user’s selfie with image recognition that allows them to find themselves in art. The Google Arts & Culture’s museum app update sometimes matches people…

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Top earning non-game mobile app of 2017 title goes to Netflix

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The video streaming service has booted Tinder from the top spot while leaping over Spotify on the way. Netflix has become the top earning non-game mobile app for 2017, pushing Tinder out of the position it previously held. The application also had to make it past Spotify in order to reach the coveted spot as leader. These figures were released by Sensor Tower in a report it recently published on its official blog. After Netflix, the second most earning non-game mobile app went to Tinder, the 2016 leader. Netflix brought…

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New mobile application FliqStamp lets users personalize any moment

NAPLES, Flor. – Now consumers can attach personalized video messages to any package and send it to their friends and family thanks to a mobile application that incorporates technology into an encoded sticker. That’s the idea from Raventions, a new tech company based in Naples whose first project, FliqStamp, urges users to “Send the moment.” The app lets users scan and record a personalized video message to a virtual video sticker, similar to a QR code. Users can attach FliqStamp to any package or real world object. When the package is…

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Colorful Balloons mobile app discovered as Facebook’s secret Chinese entry

The social network giant anonymously released the photo sharing application into China’s market. Back in May, the Colorful Balloons app was launched in China, allowing users to share pictures with friends and family. That said, according to a New York Times report, that photo sharing mobile app was actually a secret Facebook project in the country. Facebook is banned in China, but the social network launched the application anonymously. The Colorful Balloons application has a very similar look and feel to Facebook’s more well known photo sharing app, called Moments.…

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Starbucks mobile payments now account for 30 percent of the coffee chain’s transactions

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The Seattle based quick service café recently reported posting $5.7 billion in third quarter revenue. Starbucks mobile payments are continuing their steady trend toward increasing usage, according to the coffee chain’s most recent quarterly earnings report. The third quarter earnings at Starbucks were reported to be $5.66 billion, representing an 8 percent increase. That said, despite the healthy rise over the same quarter last year, Starbucks missed its predicted target of $5.76 billion. The company’s non-GAAP earnings were $0.55 per share, which managed to meet expectations. That said, there was…

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Spotify QR codes change the sharing game among app users

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The music streaming service is adding Spotify Codes to its mobile app to simplify feature usage. New Spotify QR codes are helping the streaming service app to be more user friendly. The barcodes, called “Spotify Codes” are meant to make all the different spotify features simpler and more direct. The mobile app users can scan QR codes for every one of the songs to share the tunes they like. The Spotify QR codes work by providing a unique barcode for each song. That way, if they want to share a…

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Android Apple Music app gets iOS-style update

Apple Music app

The mobile application underwent a sizeable update altering the design to mimic the iPhone version. The Android version of the Apple Music app has been updated. The new application design appears strikingly similar to the iOS version. Aside from the changes in the look of the mobile app, content has now been segregated into a few categories such as For You, Browse, and Radio, and the Playing screen itself is very similar to the iPhone version. The Music app for Android now also features lyrics integration, which had not previously…

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Mobile games popularity algorithm may predict user interest levels

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Researchers are using a combination of algorithms to develop a popularity prediction model. Scientists in Japan have come up with a new mathematical model using several algorithms to predict mobile games popularity. More specifically, the model helps to show the point in a gaming app in which users start losing interest. This model could provide useful insight to mobile game developers that want to keep users engaged. The idea is that the mobile games popularity will be able to be better maintained by stopping users from losing interest. This may…

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