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Encrypted chat app Signal is adding payments to the services it provides, a long-expected move and one the company is taking its time on. A U.K.-only beta program will allow users to trade the cryptocurrency MobileCoin quickly, easily, and most importantly, privately. If you’re in the U.K., or have some way to appear to be,
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The Galaxy A series is the middle child of the Galaxy lineup, sitting right between the overachieving Galaxy S series and the value-for-money Galaxy M series. The A series has had some good-looking phones in the past but they sometimes fall short in terms of performance compared to others at the same prices. The latest
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Apple has announced an expansion for its subscription gaming service Apple Arcade. In addition to exclusive game releases, the company is adding two new categories — Timeless Classics and App Store Greats. In the ‘App Store Greats’ category, you can find some well-known iPhone games that have been released over the past decade, such as
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Apple adds classic titles to Apple Arcade, Microsoft experiences an outage and Coinbase is going public. This is your Daily Crunch for April 2, 2021. The big story: Apple Arcade expands with classic games Until now, Apple’s game subscription service was limited to exclusive new titles, but today it’s introducing two new categories: App Store
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Over the past few generations, OnePlus’ non-Pro smartphones have often been neglected in favour of the Pro models. The feature disparity between the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro is still the best example to date. Things did improve slightly with the 8 series, but higher prices have also meant that the non-Pro models don’t offer
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Challenger banks continue to make significant advances in attracting customers away from the big incumbents by providing more modern, user-friendly tools to manage their money. Today, one of the trailblazers in this area, Kuda Technologies, is announcing funding to continue building out its specific ambition: to provide a modern banking service for Africans and the
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Mi 11 Ultra smartphone will pack a Silicon-Oxygen Anode battery, a top Xiaomi executive shared on Friday. As per Daniel D, Xiaomi Senior Product Marketing Manager and Global Spokesperson, this battery technology will allow for faster charging while keeping the size thinner than traditional smartphone batteries. In another development, Xiaomi has teased that it will
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Cameras have long been the battleground on which the smartphone wars have been fought. Short of any left-field innovation like folding screens or strange form factors, that looks likely to continue to be the case for the foreseeable future. Year after year and generation after generation, companies tout imaging breakthroughs to set themselves apart. It
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Realme has been launching smartphones in the market aggressively in 2021. We got the new Narzo 30 series last month and the Realme X7 series right before that. Now, the company has brought in the new Realme 8 series of smartphones. There are two models, the Realme 8 Pro and the Realme 8, and these
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OnePlus unveils new hardware, Apple updates its educational offerings and Facebook reveals plans for its next developer conference. This is your Daily Crunch for March 23, 2021. The big story: OnePlus announces its first smartwatch The Chinese smartphone maker announced the OnePlus Watch today, a $159 smartwatch with a minimalist design and a new operating
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Earlier this year, Samsung launched three new smartphones comprising its 2021 flagship Galaxy S21 series. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the top-of-the-line model and showcases some impressive camera hardware, which will appeal to those looking for the ultimate flexibility, no matter the cost. We’ve already tested the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and we were impressed with
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