Google Play Music Arrives For iOS, With Few Limitations


The long-awaited arrival of Google Play Music for iOS is what many have been waiting for, and it’s an honest return.

The only true limitation of the new iOS application is the fact that songs cannot be bought, but the entirety of Google’s 20 million song catalog can be utilized. Some features originally found on the Android version are not present, but that can be corrected in future updates, so that’s a comforting resolution.

Basically, All Access and uploading of your own music are the only two things you can do with Play Music for iOS, but that’s enough as it is.

Via: iTunes

Coin: A Single High-Tech Card That Holds All Your Cards

coin-xlBy using a card scanner paired with your smartphone via an app and a 128-bit encryption Bluetooth LE connection, the Coin allows you to converge multiple credit cards, debit cards, bank cards, loyalty cards, membership cards, and gift cards all into one card, that can be used anywhere. Simply by pressing a button and a small screen states which card you’ve selected, you can be on your way.

In order to prevent malicious usage if your Coin is lost or stolen, it automatically deactivates if it is a certain distance away from your smartphone, and issues an alert. However, the Coin does not need to be paired with or near an Android or iOS smartphone to function; it’s simply an additional security measure.

From an avid card-user’s point-of-view, this could save lots of wallet space, but it would be fantastic to review this once it nears release, and figure out just how viable and secure Coin actually is. The Coin is planned to launch sometimes next summer, with pre-orders starting now for $55 including shipping in the United States; the normal price being $100.

Via: Only Coin

Intel Will Begin Opening Its Pop-Up Own Stores, Starting In New York City

1384398231It may be a pop-up store, but it’s totally Intel, and that means it bound for some sort of regional success. Taking cues from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, all of whom which Intel works with, several new pop-up stores will be created, starting in the NoLita area of New York City on November 23rd, to not only educate the masses about new Intel products and technology, but also a fantastic means of converging many technology-avid people in one spot. Also, free coffee everyday and movie screenings on Fridays. Each pop-up store remains until January 25, 2014.

Should be enough to encourage people to walk in, no?

Motorola Announces Moto G, The $179 Unlocked KitKat Smartphone

moto-gAvailable unlocked and off-contract for $179, the Moto G is the second unlocked Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone to be announced — the first being the great Nexus 5. Keep in mind, it ships with Android 4.3, but by the time it makes it the United States, will pack 4.4 KitKat.

The starting price gets you 8GB of storage, with a 4.5-inch 1280×720 (329 PPI) display, the “newest” Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, without Touchless Control tech when the phone is asleep, or the 4G LTE we all so desperately want.

Other than that, there’s interchangeable back color covers.

The rollout of this unexciting phone will begin during the next few weeks in Latin America, Europe, Canada, and parts of Asia, with the U.S. launch in early 2014.

Via: Motorola

Apple’s iPad Mini With Retina Display Goes On Sale Today For $399

ipad-mini-retinaThe iPad Mini brings the best of the iPad Air, but in a smaller 7.9-inch screened package, with Retina display technology in tow. So, since it’s lighter, smaller, and has the same internal specs, Apple has priced it aggressively (to them, at least). The 16GB with WiFi sells for $399, or you can add $100 more for each step in the 32GB, 62GB and 128GB versions, or $130 for an LTE model on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon.

So, if you’re planning iPads for the holidays, now is the time.

Via: Apple

Moto X Customization Is Finally Available On All Four Major Carriers

image001 (1)Ever since the Moto X made waves for Android as a smartphone that could be handled and understood by all, along with some of the most innovative features ever placed into a mobile operating system, users waiting for customization methods as seen on the AT&T models have been left out in the cold. But finally, Motorola has added support for Moto Maker on Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile with custom signatures.

So, if you’re into that sort of thing, now is the time.

Via: Motorola

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PC) Review: Go Storm The Castle

Call-of-Duty-GhostsIt’s another year, and therefore another Call of Duty. At the helm of the first-person-shooter wars for the longest time, CoD has been seeing less and less popular appeal lately, due to the fact that repetition in practice can either be incredibly boring, or incredibly useful.

In this particular case, Infinity Ward and two assisting studios have created a near-future CoD title, with the setting of a special operations unit tasked with defending what’s left of the United States, against a new and powerful enemy, originating south of the equator.