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Google Pay gets initial student ID support, starting with 15 colleges and universities

Google Pay gets initial student ID support, starting with 15 colleges and universities

Transact's main business is switching schools to NFC-based ID cards for students and faculty, with several major universities enrolled in the program. While ID cards from Transact-partnered schools can already be added to Apple's Wallet app, Google Pay didn't support them — until now.

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[Download] "What's This Song?" Sound Search Widget From Jelly Bean (No Root Needed)

[Download] "What's This Song?" Sound Search Widget From Jelly Bean (No Root Needed)

One of the new features that ships with Jelly Bean is Google's Sound Search widget that helps identify songs after listening to short samples. If you've ever used SoundHound or Shazam, you know exactly what this does. The difference is this widget is pre-installed on Jelly Bean, comes directly from Google, and hooks right into Google Play.

As it turns out, the widget works on ICS as well. I looked into the package and saw that compatibility goes back as far as Honeycomb, so I'm guessing it will install there too (sorry, no Gingerbread or below). I, however, don't have Honeycomb devices left anymore, so I have tested it on the EVO LTE running ICS, and it worked like a charm.

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[Hands On] Norton Identity Safe Beta For Android Keeps Account Info Secure And Convenient, Provides An Enjoyable, Safe Browsing Experience

[Hands On] Norton Identity Safe Beta For Android Keeps Account Info Secure And Convenient, Provides An Enjoyable, Safe Browsing Experience

In an effort to keep all your passwords both safe and convenient, while also protecting your web surfing experience, Symantec has created Norton Identity Safe Beta, an app that allows users to store their login information on their computer and mobile device, while enjoying a safe browsing experience on both.

Many of you may be aware that there are several apps that perform this function already. SplashID Safe, Keeper Password & Data Vault, and others provide a very similar service, but Norton ID Safe brings a couple of key differences to the table.

First off, Norton's solution not only offers a Mac/PC element, but actually requires users to be running the service on their computer to use the mobile application.

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[New App Hands-On] Snap Photos Of Your Junk Mail With PaperKarma - Watch It Automatically ID Them And Unsubscribe You, Saving Earth One Letter At A Time

[New App Hands-On] Snap Photos Of Your Junk Mail With PaperKarma - Watch It Automatically ID Them And Unsubscribe You, Saving Earth One Letter At A Time

Everyone hates junk mail, right? I'm not talking about spam emails you get in your inbox on a daily basis, which you may not even notice if you're using Gmail. I'm talking about those pesky paper ads that arrive over snail mail almost every single day, burying the lone letters you do actually care about in an ocean of, well, crap.

Last week, I ran into a website called http://www.yellowpagesoptout.com which finally let me opt out of the 1500-pound Yellow Book. Sure, it's valuable as a monitor stand and could come in handy in a bonfire, but the amount of paper wasted on making them is just staggering.

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Your Move, Shazam - SoundHound's Free Android App Now Features Unlimited Music IDs

Your Move, Shazam - SoundHound's Free Android App Now Features Unlimited Music IDs

The developers of SoundHound, a music recognition app, have decided to update the free version of their app to allow an unlimited number of music IDs, instead of the previous limit of 5 each month.

Meanwhile, SoundHound's biggest competitor, Shazam, has a very similar offering: a free app that has the same limit of 5 music IDs per month. If Shazam does nothing, which is hard to imagine, and you don't plan on spending any money, there's no contest regarding which app you are going to end up using.

Whether SoundHound might be digging itself into a hole with this move or not is unclear, but unlimited song recognition is one less reason for customers to drop $4.99 for SoundHound Infinity.

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id Software's Rage Mobile To Receive An Android Port: Droids VS Zombies At 60 FPS?

id Software's Rage Mobile To Receive An Android Port: Droids VS Zombies At 60 FPS?

If there's one thing about Android that's really been coming along lately, it's gaming. We've already seen great games like MiniSquadron!, Angry Birds, and Reckless Racing make good impressions, and now we have another cause to celebrate. Following on from the news of an imminent Cut The Rope release for Android, we have this illuminating tweet from id Software co-founder John Carmack, confirming what has been the wish of many since way back in August:

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Just in case you don't know who this John Carmack fella is, his Wikipedia entry states:

Carmack was the lead programmer of the id computer games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, their sequels and the Commander Keen series of games.

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[2x Polls] Should AndroidPolice Implement DISQUS Or IntenseDebate Comment System? Please Cast Your Votes

[2x Polls] Should AndroidPolice Implement DISQUS Or IntenseDebate Comment System? Please Cast Your Votes

The team here at AndroidPolice wants you, our readers, to have the best time while visiting the site, which is why we are constantly listening to your feedback.

This week we are trying to see if you would prefer a new comment system, such as IntenseDebate or DISQUS - those are the 2 biggest ones, in place of the current threaded comment system.

Please see below for more info on the options and then cast your votes in the following 2 polls.

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