LG G3 Lollipop Makes Its USA Debut!

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It’s the moment us G3 owners have been drooling over for the past 3 months, Android 5.0 has finally made its debut appearance on the G3 today! Not only does it bring a new full material design makeover but it brings improved performance and smoothness to the overall OS.

This marks AT&T as the first network to push lollipop to G3’s.

Offical Build Info:
Version: 5.0.1
Build Number: LRX21Y

Halo: Master Chief Collection

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It’s finally here! A little under a year ago the Xbox One launched with promises of the Halo trilogy to return in 1080P 60 FPS. Well guess what. It not only arrived, but returned with no push backs or delays. I can truly say that the Master Chief Collection is a real treat and will be adored by Halo lovers abroad.

As for me?

RIP FREE TIME

Four Major Retailers Have Disabled NFC Payments

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Most merchants have disabled the ability to use NFC in response to Apple’s new Apple Pay. Not only are they not allowing Apple Pay, they are completely disabling or tweaking their NFC card readers to disallow NFC payments. Along with that, it will disable cards that have NFC chips enabled in them.

Here’s a list of places that already disabled NFC payments:

  • Walmart
  • Kmart (They are trying to go out of business)
  • 7-Eleven
  • Best Buy
  • CVS
  • Rite Aid

There is a reason they are disabling this. The retailers through a joint venture have decided to build their own mobile payment app. This one does not use NFC however, it uses QR codes. Really? Their app is called CurrentC, but there is one large problem. No bank is backing this app. Payments will be processed via your bank account and routing number. Very secure right?

Now lets list all the currently confirmed CurrentC partners:

  • Walmart
  • Gap
  • Old Navy
  • 7-Eleven
  • Kohls
  • Lowes
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Sams Club
  • Sears
  • Kmart
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Banana Republic
  • Stop & Shop
  • Wendys

That’s a lot of places. But why QR codes? Why not just use the NFC readers they already spent a ton of money rolling out company wide?

Starbucks Finally Updates App to Support QHD Devices

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It’s a long time coming, but Starbucks has finally updated their app to support QHD devices. With millions of QHD screens on the market, It would only make sense to finally address them. Praise from LG G3 and Samsung Note 4 owners rang out on the web the other night when they began to receive the update. This is the main reason it has kept me from going to Starbucks.

Along side that, Starbucks added a small list of features that many goers have asked for in the previous months.

New Features Include:

  • Digital Tipping
  • Shake to Pay
  • Fresh UI

Thoughts?

Android 5.0 Announced!

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Android 5.0 is officially here. Along with this, Google has also announced the newest line of Nexus devices. Also, the Android L preview has been updated to include the final release of the Lollipop API.

Starting in the coming weeks, Nexus line devices will begin to see the OTA update. Currently, you can download the update to flash via adb for the Nexus 5 & 7. Other Nexus & GPE (Google Play Edition) line devices will begin to see the latest update roll out to them in the coming weeks / month.