Author Archives: Nate Swanner


iPhone 6 may have “secure element” for mobile payments

iPhone 6 may have “secure element” for mobile payments

One of the biggest drawbacks of the iPhone is the inability to pay for things via mobile. There’s no NFC capabilities in iOS, and it’s not clear if that’s on the way or not (though some believe it is). A new report suggests Apple is working with various credit card companies to hammer out a mobile payment option for future devices, and it could be the most secure method available.

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LG wants you to play games with the case cover closed

LG wants you to play games with the case cover closed

LG is out to prove the Quick Circle case for their flagship G3 is “as much about fun as function”. To hit that point home, they’ve announced a new game for their device. More specifically, the game is for the G3’s Quick Circle case. Instead of getting simple notifications via the case port, you’ll now be able to game as well.

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Uber finally has a Windows Phone app

Uber finally has a Windows Phone app

Uber wants to tote you about town, and have been rolling out to various cities nationwide. If you had a Windows Phone, though — you were left to the mobile web version of Uber, which just wasn’t as good as any native app. The ride-sharing company has fixed that, though, and are announcing their Windows Phone app.

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FreeWavz brings untethered music/fitness tracking to your workout

FreeWavz brings untethered music/fitness tracking to your workout

Runners and other fitness enthusiasts often listen to music while they’re doing their thing, and a good portion of those folks also have a fitness wearable. Rather that have to wear two devices, wouldn’t it be handy to go as lightweight as possible? FreeWavz, currently being funded on Kickstarter, wants to give you just that; fitness tracking and music, all from your earbuds.

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Sync brings wearable utility to the whole family

Sync brings wearable utility to the whole family

Wearables are al the rage, but their aim is often a bit myopic. some focus on fitness tracking, others notifications. Some simply measure steps taken, while others are there to track your entire life. Sync, currently being funded in IndieGoGo, is not only meant for you, it’s meant for your family as well.

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AirFrame+ review: the car mount that can handle any phone

AirFrame+ review: the car mount that can handle any phone

Android devices (and probably the iPhone, too) are getting larger, and that’s not a trend that will cease any time soon. Finding a mount for your car that can accommodate your girthy smartphone may not be easy. So many still cater to smaller phones, but an update to the popular Airframe changes that. The new Airframe+ will hang onto your plus-size phone just fine, and is the lowest profile mount we’ve ever seen.

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