Category: Mobile News


Visa just made it easier for the next iPhone to become a payment platform

Visa today announced a consolidation of its disparate payments solutions into Visa Digital Solutions, a suite of products, services and developer tools aimed at bringing payments to smartphones and wearables. Last week, the company launched Checkout, a multi-screen solution for online payments. But omitted from that announcement was an explanation of how Visa plans to



Chrome 37 Beta brings Material Design to Chrome for Android

Google today announced the beta release of Chrome 37 for Android. The app will hit the Google Play store sometime today and brings a couple of key changes. The most important is probably the Material Design makeover. Google has brought the Material Design aesthetic to Chrome beta in preparation for Android L, the next version



LG sees 20 percent boost in smartphones sales for Q2

As earnings season rolls forward, LG has joined the slew of companies reporting quarterly results. Though the company is celebrating its strongest quarter profit in three years, it was the success of its own smartphone business that LG chose to highlight. According to LG, the LG Mobile Communications Company has shipped a record-high of 14.5



Google announces new Explore feature for Google Maps

Google is really spoiling Maps users this month. Just last week, an update to Google Maps added the ability to view elevation when planning cycling routes and the ability to ask questions during Navigation. Now, Google is introducing (via server-side switch) a new feature for iOS and Android users that will help you discover new


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SyrupCast Episode 5: Culture Club Sandwich

This week on the SyrupCast, we’re joined by new MobileSyrup member, Jane McEntagart, whose seven years of industry experience makes us look like a bunch of newbs. We dive into important mobile payment news from Visa, some unfortunate layoffs from Microsoft and Rogers, an important regulation that will affect both Google and Apple’s app stores,



Roam Mobility announces support for premium SMS for all texting plans

Roam mobility today announced that it will support the ability to send and receive premium SMS messages. In case you’re not away, premium SMS messages are those that come into play when you want to vote in contests, receive promotional materials, take part in surveys or receive alerts. Most notable for travellers will be Uber.


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Foursquare teases new logo and screenshots as app relaunch looms

Foursquare is putting the finishing touches on its local discovery-focused relaunch, teasing photos of the soon to be released app along with a new logo. The new logo draws inspiration from a map pin and superhero emblem, and eliminates the last vestiges of the social game that was a source of inspiration for the original



Nokia’s Lumia 530 Brings Windows Phone 8.1 for less than $125

Nokia might be ditching the whole budget Android idea but its still committed to providing low cost or entry-level Windows Phone devices. The company’s Lumia 530 leaked in Asia yesterday and Microsoft followed that up with an official announcement this morning. The Lumia 530 is Microsoft’s new flagship budget phone and it runs Windows 8.1,