Google Wallet has been updated today with a few new features including enhancements for the overall user interface. As for the UI, the app's navigation top safe now along the top of the app, while navigation has been moved around slightly with loaded cards stored in the "My Wallet" tab aside from your default card.
Google also noted "improvements for the user interface, application stability, and battery life" within the update's release notes and highlighted support for many cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
Head to the Play Store and check out the latest update if you have a compatible device.
What's in this version:
- Wallet, meet cloud.
- The new Google Wallet app supports any credit or debit card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. These cards are available for in-store purchases using a phone with the Google Wallet app, or for online purchases at participating merchants.
- If you lose your phone, you can disable your mobile wallet from the ‘Devices' section of wallet.google.com/manage
- This latest update includes improvements to the user interface, application stability, and battery life.
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What's in this version:
- 2.0.2: Minor bug fix for shared link handling
- Previews of documents are now rendered right in the app so you can see your files without opening them!
- Ability to download and save whole folders for offline use (store in encrypted cache)
- Brand new transfer manager
- App handles shared link URLs
- File and folder descriptions are now viewable and editable
Microsoft today pushed out an update to the Android version of its mobile Skype app. The change notes indicate the app has been rewritten in order to make "aggressive battery savings."
Microsoft says that the app can be left running in the background all day with no noticeable impact on battery life, but it had to disable push notifications for group chats in order to realize those efficiency gains. Users can elect to turn the group chat push notifications back on, though their impact on battery life is not clear.
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