Mobile phone apps are constantly changing the way that we interact with each other and with our environment. Here are some of the most exciting new apps.
Google Wallet is a very interesting application. Essentially, it allows you to load credit/debit card information onto your phone. Using this, you can make transactions simply by tapping your phone against a kiosk at the checkout line. It uses technology known as Near Field Communication, or NFC, to make the transaction. While this app has been out for a while, it’s just now starting to gain traction. The new update for Android, 4.4 KitKat, has allowed Tap and Pay to be used regardless of carrier interference. More merchants have also installed NFC kiosks at their checkout counters as well.
Google Now provides the user with a ridiculous amount of new possibilities. You can use Google Now as a search engine. By asking it, “How far is the moon away from Earth?” Google Now will search and it will give a verb answer to your query. You can also use Google Now to quickly navigate to places. By telling it, “Google, navigate to Pizza Hut” it will quickly give your turn by turn directions to the nearest Pizza Hut. All in all, people are still discovering ways that they can control their phone just using Google Now and their voice. It’s truly remarkable software.
NetFlix has truly taken the world by storm. NetFlix is the absolute best app for streaming movies and TV shows. An interesting thing about NetFlix is that it has truly changed the way that we consume media. A lot of people are ditching their cable plans altogether and just using NetFlix. What cable companies allow you to stream TV on the go? NetFlix got even better when Google recently released Chromecast. Chromecast allows you to stream NetFlix content from your mobile device to your TV set, using HDMI. This allows people without video games consoles and smart TVs to still enjoy their NetFlix on the big screen. NetFlix has become one of the biggest game changers in the history of media.
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