Samsung Pay Now Available To Hsbc, First Direct & M&s Bank Cardholders

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Samsung Electronics today announced that its digital wallet, Samsung Pay, is now available to HSBC, first direct and M&S Bank cardholders in the UK. Simple, secure and almost anywhere, Samsung Pay enables users to make faster and smarter purchases*. Additionally, Galaxy S8 and S8+ users can take advantage of the innovative iris scanner technology to authorise payments, providing a new layer of biometric security to ensure peace of mind. HSBC, first direct and M&S Bank, join the growing portfolio of major payment networks and banks which Samsung Pay supports in…

Blind dating app, Jig Talk, is the first ever app to co-create a TV show.

The new blind dating show, Getting Jiggy with Josie, hosted by Josie Gibson, airs from Friday 21st April at 8pm for 6 weeks across the Made Television network. Blind dating app, JigTalk, has become the first mobile app to co-create a television programme with a broadcaster, Made Television. JigTalk, available on iOS and Android, is an innovative, gamified platform, created for people to get to know a potential date before meeting, rather than basing assessments purely on looks. Whilst JigTalking, 16 jigsaw pieces initially cover each JigTalker’s image. These reveal,…

YouTube Go hits Beta

YouTube is a phenomenon that just keeps growing. THE place to online videos online, it is an archive of everything video, from 80’s adverts to pirated content to “I can’t believe someone made a video about that” videos. However, for years it has been an online-only experience, save for a small flirtation with making videos available for offline line consumption a couple of years back that disappeared quietly in the night. Since then Google has been pretty quiet on downloading videos, however, YouTube Go revives the idea enables, somewhat basic, downloading capabilities mixed…

Hater – An app for finding someone who hates the things you do

If you are into on-line dating and a little fatigued at not finding someone who shares your interests then why look for someone who shares your dislikes. A new app called Hater is looking to shake things up a little by doing just that. Whilst setting up a profile on this dating app you are asked what you HATE and search results are based on those choices. Whilst a potentially interesting idea there does seem to be some value in this as some academic studies agree the approach might see more successful…

UPDATED – Netflix introduces Download and Go

Amazon Prime might have gotten there first however it is safe to say the idea of Netflix launching offline playback does have many folks excited. This has been rumoured to be for quite awhile now and it wasn’t that long ago that Netflix admitted they were not looking into. However, today the company finally made it a reality. Netflix has announced that offline playback is available for its customers on both Android and iOS platforms for any streaming plan. There is a new download button that will appear beside the play button…

PhotoScan from Google, the app you never knew you really wanted

Scanning is a pain, OfficeLens just doesn’t seem to fit for photos and Google haven’t released an enjoyably fun video in AGES. All that changed today with the video for Photoscan, Google preservation attempt for the beloved silver based photos you might have in your attic. Honestly, the video simply makes you want to get into the attic and dig those treasured moments out and many will be doing so by the time you read this… gotta go!

Azimo pushes the button on voice-activated money transfer through Siri

Azimo, the money transfer service with the largest digital network, today launches a brand new version of its mobile app, designed to revolutionise the mobile transfer experience for both Apple and Android users. On the iPhone, the app will allow users to transfer money through the voice-activated Siri system. Customers can simply transfer money by telling Siri the amount of money they want to send and the recipient’s name. Azimo has redesigned both its Android and iOS apps to create a tailor-made experience for each platform. Google’s Material Design philosophy…

Habito launches the world’s first AI mortgage advice chat bot

UK tech startup, habito, has launched the world’s first artificially intelligent Digital Mortgage Adviser (DMA) allowing millions of consumers to discuss their mortgage needs from any connected device, 24/7, without requiring a human broker. Built using AI technology and habito’s market-leading algorithm, the DMA marries all the elements of a customer’s financial life (e.g. employment, salary and personal life plans) with real-time market mortgage rates to calculate an indicative monthly payment. The DMA explains the impact consumers’ decisions will have on each mortgage configuration as a traditional mortgage broker would,…

Android Wear release date?

A keen-eyed Redditor, Nutcup, has noticed that the Together watch face has a date of expiration, September 30th. Could the fall in line with the steps of the launch of Android Wear 2.0? Some think so. It has also been pointed out that it will likely be out before as the shutdown date will be based on when they expect the rollout to be completed. That would make the new version of Android Wear  pretty much in line with the release of 7.0. The developer preview of the smartwatch operating…

BlackBerry Hub+ Services arrives for Android

It’s nice that BlackBerry is trying something different and trying to make it in the Android world. There is still a lot of love for the brand however it still remains to be seen if the consumer really is happy to go with such big changes, it was obvious that Blackberry had to make changes. Lately, they have launched a re-branded Alcatel Idol 4 with the Blackberry experience and now they are giving you that Blackberry experience without having to purchase another phone. The company is releasing Hub+ in the…