Billguard, the mobile app that helps protect you and your credit cards, is today announcing the public beta of an interesting new feature for Android users in the U.S. Card Location Alerts is a new feature they're rolling out that ties your phone's location data to your card usage. If your credit card is used and its not at the same location as your smartphone, you'll get an unexpected location alert.
We've seen all sorts of leaks and teases and weird videos leading up to today's expected reveal of the Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo, but this morning Verizon's public website testing page let loose a "Coming soon: Droid Turbo" image. There's not much of anything about this banner we haven't learned before, mentioning the phone's "up to 48-hour battery life a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor." No price, no release date, just Droid. It links to the Droid countdown page, which leaves us with but a few hours until the expected public unveiling of the newest and most powerful Droid yet.
Amazon is now selling its Fire Phone in the UK, exclusively tied to O2. Available in both 32GB and 64GB configurations, you can pick up the former for £400 or fork out £480 for increased storage (both without contracts). It's also an option to go free with contracts starting from £28 a month.
The BBC has released an update for its Top Gear: Race The Stig game, available for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. This new release introduces spooky content to coincide with Halloween just around the corner. For those who aren't familiar with the title, Race The Stig is essentially an endless runner game for Top Gear fans.
To celebrate the Moto 360 launch in the UK, Motorola is offering a substantial discount on the Moto X. Normally priced at £419.99, you'll be able to create your own using the Moto Maker for just £359.99 for the next 24 hours only (starting at 12pm noon).
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki was present at Re/code's Code Mobile conference, where she spoke about the upcoming music streaming service from Google. The new service will offer offline playback and other functionality in line with competitor platforms, but will handle videos as well. Unfortunately, Wojcicki failed to shed light on some of the finer details.
After launching the curved display Galaxy Note Edge in Japan earlier this month, Samsung is now bringing the device to South Korea. Carriers SK Telecom and KT are set to offer the device in black and white color variants for 1,067,000 South Korean Won, which comes out to the equivalent of $1015.
The Moto 360 is all set to go on sale in the UK, with Motorola sending out e-mails to customers who have registered their interest for the smartwatch. The manufacturer has mentioned that sales will commence from 12 PM GMT, and that stock of the device will be limited.
Twitter seems to have pulled support for its Google Glass app, removing the Glassware listing from MyGlass entirely. Glass users (including a few folks here at Android Central) have noticed that while the Twitter app continues to function if you already have it installed on Glass, it no longer shows up for installation nor does the listing in the MyGlass app have any information on it.
T-Mobile has just announced its third quarter 2014 financial report, showing strong growth in several areas. The carrier reported its biggest growth quarter in company history with adding 2.3 million customers in the third quarter alone. In addition the company is reporting that it has already reached its year-end goal for LTE coverage, already having covered 250 million Americans, and it is targeting 300 million by the end of 2015. The company also said service revenues grew 10.6 percent year-over-year to $5.7 billion.
ZTE USA on Monday announced from Madison Square Garden that the company is the official smartphone sponsor of the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors for the 2014-15 season. ZTE is the fourth largest smartphone brand in the U.S., second largest in pre-paid and third in Android market share. The sponsorships are part of the company's plan to increase brand awareness and presence in the U.S.. We were on-site during the brief press conference. Watch our behind-the-scenes video.
People throwing their Gmail address around, Android 5.0 and remembering how bad the cable providers are
Usually on a Monday morning (or afternoon, depending how late Sunday night was) I get time to write about some of the things I've been thinking about in the past 7 days. Last week I skipped it (and it's not as if there hasn't been plenty of other things going on, right?) but this week I'm finding myself spoiled for choice. So I'm going to talk about three things that got me thinking this week, starting with Inbox invites.
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