Google has a new rewards system in place called Play Points, and it's aimed at gamers. On Monday, Google launched Google Play Points in the USA after attracting "millions" of users in Japan and South Korea over the past year. The best thing about this program is that you can obtain points even if you download the free stuff or app. Once you earn points, they can be redeemed for Play Store credit, which can be used in dozens of apps participating in the programme at launch. These levels depend on the number of points collected. How many Play Points you'll need to have to buy any of these choices and how long it will take remains to be seen.
If you don't like the idea of spending money to earn points, Google has you covered, sort of.
There will be various levels to the membership that range from Bronze to Platinum. In addition, users can help their gaining rate on movies, books, and select games through week after week pointes events.
Each tier offers increased points earnings for every dollar a user spends. Points can also be used to make a donation a great charitable cause. For example, you can give your points to Save the Children or Doctors Without Borders in the US. For those unfamiliar with Beam, it's a way of transferring files, pictures and videos between two Android devices using NFC rather than WiFi, Bluetooth or a tedious process involving cables and a laptop.
Aside from the fact that Google patched this vulnerability last month, there are other reasons that this doesn't sit anywhere near the most risky threats facing your devices today. Pay is the next Google app that is getting the long-awaited dark theme, although we're not yet sure if the update that brings the new feature is rolling out to everyone. With most NFC-based exchanges, users are supposed to receive a prompt warning them that information is being transferred.