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Chase gets a much needed UI update


Chase Mobile is the mobile app that can be used to monitor and manage your Chase bank account. For a good while, Chase Mobile has used the same old UI that was just plain ugly. It might have passed as modern about 2 years ago, but in the current age, it was obvious to everyone that it needed an update.


“The UI could use a tweak or 20…”

This quote from one of the Play Store ratings describes how just about every person who uses Chase Mobile felt about the app. It was clunky and painful to use. Everything functioned flawlessly, but the UI was so bad that I almost cried every time I switched from my carefully crafted homescreen over to the terror that was Chase Mobile.

Well good news everyone! Under the cover of the IFA excitement and the Motorola event, JPMorgan Chase has updated the Chase Mobile app with a refreshed UI that is a lot nicer on the eyes. The update includes:

  • New user interface with enhanced navigation and updated menu design
  • Enhancements to improve Chase QuickDepositSM photo capture experience
  • External Transfers: Transfer funds between your Chase account and your accounts at other U.S. financial institutions

Version 3.18 of the Chase Mobile app is a much needed update bringing the app up into the current tech world.



Teen girl died trying to chase down iPhone thieves

ios-7-activation-lock iphone theftAn iPhone robbery turned deadly when a girl died after sustaining injures trying to save her phone. The teenager, Rubi Rubio was only 15. She was walking with her 7-year-old sister when a stranger approached the girls and asked for the time. He then took the phone away from Rubio by force.

The thief then ran into an escape vehicle, a silver Pontiac, that was driven by another accomplice. That’s when Rubio jumped onto the trunk of the escape car. Witnesses said the driver repeatedly swerved the vehicle in order to get her to fall off. She passed away days later from injuries sustained from the fall.

The iPhone has since been recovered by a resident who found it in the neighborhood after the suspects discarded the stolen device.

This is not the first iTheft that’s resulted in a death. In 2012, Hwangbum Yang was shot after refusing to hand over his iPhone. Likewise, Megan Boken was shot and killed in 2013 when a thief entered her car and demanded her iPhone. Other violent incidents include more shootings and stabbings, but killswitches might help them decline. According to the New York Attorney General’s Office, Apple’s introduction of the iPhone Activation Lock actually resulted in a drop in violent crimes. For those carrying phones without a killswitch, theft and violent crimes actually increased.

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A decline in iPhone thefts following the adoption of Apple’s Activation Lock, the first kill  switch-type solution commercially available in the United States, appears to validate the effectiveness  of the kill switch approach and counsel in favor of broad implementation. While Apple products  remain the most heavily targeted device for thieves, an analysis of crime statistics from three cities— New York, San Francisco, and London—reveal the same trend: after Apple introduced Activation Lock  on September 18, 2013, iPhone thefts fell relative to thefts of mobile devices without theft-deterrence features.

You can read the full report here. 

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Chase down villains in Batman & The Flash: Hero Run


Mobile game company GREE has announced the launch of Batman & The Flash: Hero Run on iOS and Android devices. The game combines the fast-paced gameplay of an endless runner with the strategy of an RPG and card collection experience, as fans of the DC heroes run through the city collecting coins to outfit themselves with better gear.

As Batman, players chase The Joker through the streets of Gotham City, attacking thugs and avoiding oncoming traffic and construction barriers. As The Flash, gamers run through Gorilla City and must avoid rolling boulders and fallen trees. Eventually, players will unlock additional playable characters, including Catwoman and The Joker.

Gameplay sees users running forever away from the screen, swiping left and right to move their character between three running lanes. Gamers swipe up to jump over obstacles and down to slide under low-hanging barriers. While most items must be avoided, each character’s enemies (like thugs or gorillas) can be attacked for experience points. Simply running into enemies is enough, but players can also tap on the screen to shoot them, earning even more XP.

Batman and The Flash can be leveled up separately, and outfitted with different pieces of gear. These ‘gadgets’ help players activate double jumping, extra health, super sprints and more. The higher the level, the more gadget slots players will unlock for use, but the gadgets themselves are use-limited items. Players can purchase additional units of “double jumps,” for instance, using the free coins they’ve collected while running.

Eventually, gamers unlock the ability to fuse or evolve their character cards to unlock new powers for their favorite runner. The game features Facebook integration for sharing high scores with friends, and global leaderboards for a more wide-scale progress comparison.

Batman & The Flash: Hero Run is available to download for free on iOS and Google Play. Check back soon to follow the game on AppData, our tracking platform for mobile and social apps and developers.

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