Even though the iPhone X has been available for several months now, there are still a slew of notable apps waiting on optimization for the device’s 5.8-inch OLED display. Today, however, Chase has finally updated its iOS app with iPhone X support…
Oh boy, the hours I’ve put into Horizon Chase [Free]. To be honest, I don’t really want to know the amount of time this game has stolen from me, but its brilliant retro arcade mechanics combined with really tight controls make what is one of the most compelling racing titles on the App Store – and one that really emphasises mobile gaming’s qualities in almost every aspect of its design. We loved Horizon Chase in our review around the title’s launch, and have continued to adore the game as it’s been updated with additional content over the years. However, just as you thought you may have been released from the game’s grasp, developer Aquiris has just announced a brand new update that is sure to suck you straight back into the title’s low-poly world. In contrast to the very cold weather conditions of late, the next cup in Horizon Chase is set in the sunny climate of Hawaii, and should be available to download on App Store very soon (and is available for any Android users right now).
Considering the previous update featuring the Australia Cup came out on the game’s year anniversary in 2016, I had started to think that was the end of Horizon Chase’s mobile support, but I’m so glad to be proven wrong here. The new Hawaii Cup really brings the most out of Horizon Chase’s cel-shaded graphics with its bright color palette, and nine new tracks promise some truly luscious environments to drift around in the vehicle of your choice. Fitting brilliantly with the theme, a rainbow-colored camper van with 6 (yes, six) nitro boosts is also included, as well as a more dark and brooding Elite 275 car that possesses the highest top speed yet. If you’re a devout fan of Horizon Chase, this new content is a fantastic excuse to break out that racing helmet (safety first, kids) and jump straight back onto the grid. If you somehow missed the game first time around, there has never been a better time to make amends and try out the game today, especially with its free price of entry (with one IAP to unlock the full game). Look out for the full details of the Hawaii Cup update for Horizon Chase very soon on iOS, and let us know your impressions on our forum thread.
(Thanks Failgunner for the tip!)
Android Pay helps millions of people pay for things simply and securely with their Android smartphones. We’ve expanded to the U.K., Singapore and Australia and added hundreds of new banks, enabling people to tap to pay at millions of stores — and in hundreds of apps, including recent order-ahead newcomers: Domino’s in Australia, hungryhouse in the U.K. and Grubhub and Seamless in the U.S.
Today, we’re excited to share some updates.
More banks in the U.S. and U.K.
And across the pond in the U.K., Santander and TSB customers and more will soon be able to add their cards to Android Pay. This rollout will start over the coming weeks – you can follow @Android on Twitter to find out exactly when.
More value from your favorite merchants
We’ve also been working closely with our merchant partners to streamline the checkout experience and increase the value people get from Android Pay.
At Walgreens, we recently integrated their Balance Rewards loyalty program with Android Pay at more than 8,100 locations nationwide. Now, with just two taps at checkout, Walgreens customers paying with Android Pay can enjoy savings, earn and redeem loyalty points, and pay for their purchases. And there’s no need to even open the app – it’s smart enough to know when to pull up a customer’s Balance Rewards card and when to pay. We’re also thrilled to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts and Chili’s, who will both be integrating their loyalty programs with Android Pay in the coming months.
With Uber, we’re excited to be the first mobile wallet to deeply integrate with their newPayment Rewards program, which allows users to unlock timely discounts. Starting today through October 15, all Android Pay users in the U.S. can enjoy 50% off 10 Uber rides.* No codes, no hassle – just use Android Pay on Uber to get your discounted rides.
More checkouts made simple
We’re moving beyond mobile apps and bringing the simplicity and security of Android Pay onto the mobile web. Users will soon be able to speed through mobile checkout on Chrome using Android Pay on sites like Groupon.com, 1-800-Flowers.com and many more to come. Just like in stores and in apps, Android Pay does not share actual account numbers with merchants, so users can shop online with confidence, knowing that Android Pay keeps their card number secure.
We’re looking forward to bringing Android Pay to more countries, more banks, and more of your favorite stores, sites, and apps. Stay tuned for more updates soon.
A powerhouse partnership is the best way to describe the news shared yesterday by three of the most prestigious companies in the world.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced Tuesday that they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs.
The three companies, which bring their scale and complementary expertise to this long-term effort, will pursue this objective through an independent company that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints.
The initial focus of the new company will be on technology solutions that will provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.
Tackling the enormous challenges of healthcare and harnessing its full benefits are among the greatest issues facing society today. By bringing together three of the world’s leading organizations into this new and innovative construct, the group hopes to draw on its combined capabilities and resources to take a fresh approach to these critical matters.
“The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy. Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable. Rather, we share the belief that putting our collective resources behind the country’s best talent can, in time, check the rise in health costs while concurrently enhancing patient satisfaction and outcomes,” said Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett.
“The healthcare system is complex, and we enter into this challenge open-eyed about the degree of difficulty,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Hard as it might be, reducing healthcare’s burden on the economy while improving outcomes for employees and their families would be worth the effort. Success is going to require talented experts, a beginner’s mind, and a long-term orientation.”
“Our people want transparency, knowledge and control when it comes to managing their healthcare,” said Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase. “The three of our companies have extraordinary resources, and our goal is to create solutions that benefit our U.S. employees, their families and, potentially, all Americans,” he added.
The effort announced today is in its early planning stages, with the initial formation of the company jointly spearheaded by Todd Combs, an investment officer of Berkshire Hathaway; Marvelle Sullivan Berchtold, a Managing Director of JPMorgan Chase; and Beth Galetti, a Senior Vice President at Amazon. The longer-term management team, headquarters location and key operational details will be communicated in due course, today’s announcement concludes.
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After the highs and lows seen by bitcoin in 2017, J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has publicly changed his opinion of the cryptocurrency. Back in September, Dimon called bitcoin a fraud and elaborated: “it’s just not a real thing, eventually it will be closed,” and “if you’re stupid enough to buy it, you’ll pay the price for it one day.” But Dimon has changed his tune, now saying on Fox Business that “the Blockchain is real,” and he regrets calling bitcoin a fraud.
Despite taking back last year’s inflammatory statements, Dimon still has some reservations about the cryptocurrency. He is unsure of how “governments are going to feel about bitcoin when it gets really big,” a widely shared concern as the currency has gone up over 1,500 percent within the past year alone.
Dimon is not alone in his controversial opinions about bitcoin and the concept of cryptocurrency. Recently, Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette publicly stated that the true value of bitcoin may well be zero and it cannot even be considered a true currency because it doesn’t have an associated interest rate. He believes that because only few retailers currently accept payments in bitcoin, its real value would plummet should the number shrink further, possibly reaching zero.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told Bloomberg that bitcoin “ought to be outlawed.” He doesn’t see the crypto serving any useful social function and noted that it could easily be taken down by regulation alone.
There is certainly a host of legitimate criticisms of cryptocurrency as a concept. For instance, it was found that mining bitcoin uses more energy than what is consumed yearly by 159 individual countries. Also, there is still a sizable gap between the currency and consumer use in a retail environment. However, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin do have the potential to contribute to sustainable living and advancing technologies, like autonomous vehicles, that may one day contributing to saving lives.
Disclosure: Several members of the Futurism team, including the editors of this piece, are personal investors in a number of cryptocurrency markets. Their personal investment perspectives have no impact on editorial content.
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If you have a Chase Freedom credit card and you like free money, you will want to take advantage of their latest quarterly cash back offer. In addition to some of their usual categories of bonus points purchases — in this case, gas stations and cable/internet service — any purchases via mobile wallets will earn you 5% cash back.
As always, there is some fine print but I think you’ll find it to be mostly positive.
Chase Freedom cardmembers can get 5% cash back on mobile wallet purchases, including Android Pay, in Q1 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Mobile banking is great. You can deposit checks and move money around, all without having to go to a physical bank location. Chase is now adding even more features to its app, including the ability to request new cards when they’re lost or stolen and to prevent card blocks when you travel.
There are actually some pretty neat additions here. Here’s the full changelog:
- Request a new Chase credit or debit card if it was damaged or got lost.
Chase app update adds ability to request new cards, prevent card blocks when traveling, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
“I’ve helped shape the conversation,” said Debbie Berebichez, chief data scientist at Metis. “It’s empowered me to mentor young women and also to shape policy. At Metis, we offer a scholarship to women and minorities, so we do things actively to bring women in. I also try to recruit and hire women. Even though it’s a tech company, over 60 percent of the employees at Metis are women, and they also occupy a lot of leadership roles. I always try to do things that change the conversation.”