Mobile

Marriott Hotels mobile features expand to include checkouts

Mobile checkins, as seen in the image sitting above, were first introduced by Marriott back in July 2013. Based upon success with the mobile checkin process, Marriott Hotels has decided to also offer a mobile checkout process. This option is currently available at more than 300 locations and by way of the recently updated Marriott International app (available in the Play Store).

Google’s Hotel Finder site now mobile friendly

Google has detailed the latest changes for Hotel Finder. Similar to what we have seen with other sites, it has been refreshed for mobile devices. Or in other words, gone are the days of feeling the need to get to a regular computer and browser to begin planning your next vacation (or business trip).

LG banner ads sense and mock competing smartphones

LG, along with M&C Saatchi have come up with a rather interesting advertising campaign. LG is using this to promote the G2 smartphone and has it running in Sweden. While that means a vast amount may never see these ads in person, they are adding a nice spin on the regular competition bash.

Google Search turns 15, celebrates by adding cross-platform sync and more

In case you don't follow the official @Google Twitter account, or their comments over on Google+, the company is proud to be celebrating the 15th birthday of Google Search. The company has come a long way from operating in a small room, to being the giant powerhouse it is today. Along with some bragging rights we're also getting some new features which we'll talk about after the break.

Intel Bay Trail quad-core processors set to bring power to Android tablets

Intel has struggled with the mobile markets, but their new chip today aims to fix that. Earlier this year Intel released their new Haswell 4th gen processors which finally brought serious power and battery life to laptops and ultrabooks. Today they company announced their new hybrid chip for laptops and tablets both called Bay Trail, which they hope can deliver the same boost to mobile devices.

Europe looks to ban mobile roaming charges with new legislation

Some recently leaked details on new legislation in Europe looks to ban those pesky and sometimes outrageous roaming charges accrued on mobile devices. If the details from The Guardian are accurate, The European Commission will be shutting down the possibility for networks to charge roaming fees. This would be a huge move, and hopefully makes its way to other regions.

Feds call out Android as a “primary target for malware attacks”

The world's largest and most used mobile operating system is Android, as we all know, and some new documents that were recently revealed shows the US Government and feds calling out Android. Claiming it is a primary target for attacks, and they even back it up with numbers. A document was recently uncovered by Public Intelligence that is unclassified, but for "official use only" and it has all the details.
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