Seven Eleven Pledges Tighter Security For 7pay App

Seven Eleven pledges tighter security for 7pay app

The operator of Seven-Eleven Japan convenience stores has pledged to enhance the security of its new cashless payment service in the aftermath of a major fraud case.

About 900 customers who used the smartphone app "7pay" were the victims of a scam that fleeced them out of around 500,000 dollars.

2 Chinese Arrested For Suspected Payment App Scam

2 Chinese arrested for suspected payment app scam

Japanese police have arrested two Chinese nationals on suspicion of a scam involving unauthorized use of a cashless payment service of convenience-store chain Seven-Eleven Japan.

The police suspect they may be part of an organized gang that has targeted smartphone accounts of the 7pay app that was launched on Monday.

Windows 10 ‘your Phone' App Can Mirror Notifications From Android Devices

Windows 10 ‘Your Phone' App Can Mirror Notifications From Android Devices


Microsoft’s ‘Your Phone’ app for Windows 10 allows for greater connectivity between your PC and smartphone. The idea is to enable users to interact with content on their smartphone without requiring them to use the device as long as it’s connected to their Windows 10 PC wirelessly. Checking notifications is why most of us pick up our phones so many times every day and that’s just going to get a bit easier with the latest update to the app.

The latest update for Your Phone now brings the ability to mirror notifications from an Android smartphone to a Windows 10 PC. This functionality has been in testing for a couple of months now and it’s finally being made available to all users starting today.

Google App For Android Testing A Way To Share Your Search With Others

Google App For Android Testing A Way To Share Your Search With Others

Despite Google being so easy and straightforward to use, people still like to ask questions that they can easily Google the answer for, but we get it, sometimes older users might not be familiar with the process and the good news is that Google is testing out a way for users to easily share their searches.

This new share feature seems to be part of a recent update to Google beta app on Android, where as you can see in the screenshot above, there is a new Share button. This means that users can tap on it and share it with other people via messages, email, and so on. Prior to this, users could share search by copying the URL.

Sony's Sketch App To Discontinue Online Functionality, Including Syncing

Sony's Sketch app to discontinue online functionality, including syncing

If you are an avid user of Sony's Sketch app then you won't like hearing that it has become the latest causality of Sony's app portfolio rationalisation. The Sketch team has confirmed that all online parts of the Sketch service will be discontinued from 30 September 2019. This means that all syncing, sticker downloads, and community functionality will stop working.

Nike's New Smart Sneakers Aren't Working With Android App

Nike's New Smart Sneakers Aren't Working With Android App


Nike launched its new Adapt BB smart sneakers a couple of weeks ago. These self-lacing shoes are cheaper than an earlier iteration from the apparel giant even though $350 is still a lot of money for shoes. It released apps for iOS and Android so that users could lace up the shoes using their phones but it turns out that an update released for the Android app has caused it to no longer work with the Adapt BB.

Owners who are affected by the issue say that neither the left or right shoe pairs with the Nike app. This means that they can no longer use the mobile app to automatically lace up their smart sneakers.

Android Q Could Allow Users To Reverse App Updates

Android Q Could Allow Users To Reverse App Updates

Updates are usually something to look forward to since they bring about improvements, bug fixes, and new features to an app. However sometimes there is a chance that an update could actually end up breaking an app, or changing it in such a way that you don’t find particularly useful.

Unless you’re willing to delete the app and flash an older APK of the app, there’s really not much one can do about it. However with Android Q, it seems that Google could be giving users the option to reverse an app’s update. This is according to a report from XDA Developers who are exploring more features inside a recently leaked Android Q build.

Smartphone App For Tsunami Evacuation Developed

Smartphone app for tsunami evacuation developed

Japanese researchers say they have developed a smartphone application that will help evacuate people in densely populated urban areas if a tsunami occurs.

The new app was jointly developed by a team of researchers from the International Research Institute of Disaster Science of Tohoku University and Fujitsu Laboratories, in cooperation with the city of Kawasaki, near Tokyo.

Microsoft Cortana Gets A Redesigned App For Ios & Android

Microsoft Cortana Gets A Redesigned App For iOS & Android

iOS has Siri and Android has Google Assistant, so Microsoft’s Cortana’s existence on either platform does put it in a somewhat weird position, but it is there nonetheless or those who might prefer using Cortana for whatever reason. Now it looks like Microsoft is working on an update to the software that will give it a redesign.

Uber Expands In Japan With Taxi App For Nagoya

Uber Expands In Japan With Taxi App For Nagoya

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Uber’s business model relies on the average car owner. You sign up for its platform and pick up rides whenever you want to earn money on the side. That’s how its business runs across the globe but Japan is a rare exception. Its service hasn’t arrived there as regulations don’t allow non-professional drivers to transport paying customers. Nevertheless, it has been trying to establish its foothold in the country with taxi-hailing apps, which it has most recently launched for Nagoya.

Xbox Game Pass App Launched On Ios & Android

Xbox Game Pass App Launched On iOS & Android

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If you’re an Xbox gamer, it appears that during Gamescom 2018, Microsoft announced that the Xbox Game Pass will be getting an app of its own and will be launching on both iOS and Android. This app will allow Xbox gamers to browse the Game Pass library so that they can check out all the latest releases while on the go.

App Gives Staff Telework Option On Hot Days

App gives staff telework option on hot days

A Japanese software company has developed an application to encourage employees to work at home on extremely hot days.

The Tokyo-based firm, Infoteria Corporation, began a campaign with the new smartphone app on Thursday to help its staff work more comfortably and to improve efficiency. Unusually high temperatures continue across most parts of Japan.

Brand New 'microsoft News' App Now Available On Ios & Android

Brand New 'Microsoft News' App Now Available On iOS & Android

These days we're starting to see more companies launch news platforms of their own. For example Google launched a revamped version recently, and with macOS Mojave, Apple has also extended its Apple News feature to the desktop. However it looks like Microsoft wants in on the news action as well.

Microsoft has recently announced the launch of a new app called Microsoft News. This is an app that will be available on both iOS and Android, and as the name suggests, this is an app that will deliver news to users. However as Microsoft points out, this isn't a brand new endeavor, but rather they are taking their experience and engine that powers MSN.com and putting it into an app.