Skype Adds PayPal Integration, Lets You Make Payments While Chatting

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Skype and PayPal announced today that they have teamed up to allow easy, in-the-moment payments between Skype users. Should you be on a Skype call or in a chat and need to send over some cash, you can now do that using your PayPal account without ever leaving Skype. Skype says that you’ll simply swipe right and then tap “Send Money” to go through the process. Of course, you’ll need to attach your PayPal account, but that should be simple do and may only require a quick ...

Plex Live TV and DVR Support Comes to Android Phones

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Mobile users of Plex can now use their Android device to control the service’s Live TV and DVR feature. Additionally, noted specifically for mobile folk, Plex has improved the sign in and signup screens, as well as the password resetting experience. If you haven’t yet begun to utilize Plex’s Live TV and DVR, you’ll need the necessary hardware and Plex Pass, but once setup, you’ll be controlling TV from anywhere you are, all courtesy of your cloud-based Plex account. Here’s the full changelog. What’s New Support for timeshifting Live TV ...

Google Image Search Gets Badges to Help You Tap to the Right Place

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Google pushed out an update to Google Image Search today on the Google App and mobile search that should help you jump into the right places as you tap around results. Now, you’ll see badges in the bottom left corners of image results that could say things like “Recipe” or they could show a play button with time to indicate that a video is behind the image. I wish I had other badge examples outside of recipes and videos, but I’m not seeing the badges just ...

Google’s Daydream is Now Available for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

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Google announced back at Google I/O that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ would soon be Daydream-supported phones. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen Samsung’s new flagships receive updates with changelogs that hinted at that happening any moment, including just last week with Verizon. Still, no official word has creeped out from Google or Samsung on timing, but this afternoon, all of the needed Daydream apps on Google Play went live for the S8 and S8+. I started paying attention to the change this morning ...

Google Clock App Just Went Dark

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The Google Clock app just received a sweet little update. The new version (5.1) includes a new dark theme that appears to be always on and Android O support, along with screen saver controls from within the app. The dark theme is just that – very dark. The dark, almost black background replaces the purplish color that has been in the app for years. The access is now a purple or blue instead of red. As for the screensaver controls, you’ll find them within the Settings portion ...

Huge Action Launcher Update Includes Google Now Integration, Notification Dot Support, More

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Following last month’s relaunch, another big time update for Action Launcher has just been published. Inside, users will find full Google Now integration (swipe to the right), full notification dot support, Android O-like long-pressing for individual app notifications, Android O-styled app shortcut panel, unread count support for all apps, and more. Seriously, it’s a big update. Here’s the complete changelog for Version 26. Hold onto your butts, it’s a doozy. What’s New: Google Now integration for all! Requires installation of the Action Launcher Google Plugin application. Full Notification Dots support! Long-pressing an ...

SEGA’s The Revenge of Shinobi Now Playable on Android

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SEGA’s 1989 classic The Revenge of Shinobi is now available on Android, via that awesome SEGA Forever initiative. If you missed it, SEGA is launching a ton of its classic titles for mobile devices under this SEGA Forever umbrella, making them all free to play with the help of ads. If you pay a small fee, though, the ads go away and you can play the game as much as you want. Now, in The Revenge of Shinobi, you’re a ninja, tasked with kicking a ton ...

YouTube Red and Google Play Music to Merge and Form New Service

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Speaking at a panel session for the New Music Seminar conference in New York, YouTube’s Lyor Cohen confirmed that we will see a merging of Google Play Music and YouTube Red, but we don’t know quite when this will take place. The move shouldn’t shock too many, as Google has been offering both services for the price of one for quite some time. This is the first time we’re hearing about the two officially becoming a single offering, though. If you aren’t familiar, YouTube Red is simply an ...