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Tez is Google’s new mobile payments app for India

Tez is Google’s new mobile payments app for India

Google already has Android Pay but it seems that its digital wallet platform just isn’t enough. At least not for India. There have been rumors circulating that Google plans on launching a new platform for the subcontinent and those rumors have taken flesh today. Adding to the growing number of mobile wallet solutions already in the market, Google is introducing India to Tez with a promise to make dealing with money simpler while at the same time safer.

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Apple starts banning scammy, misleading apps on iOS

Apple starts banning scammy, misleading apps on iOS

In the years since its debut, the iOS App Store has grown to include a ridiculous number of apps, and while Apple takes occasional steps to clear out the crud, there's still cases of shady, scammy apps making their way to the store in the first place. Fortunately the company has updated its developer guidelines to prohibit misleading apps altogether, including those that claim to perform a "virus scan" on the device.

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What Google’s Pixel 2 needs to compete with iPhone X

What Google’s Pixel 2 needs to compete with iPhone X

Apple's stepped up their game with the iPhone X, creating a device that not only has a built-in cult following, but delivers on new features to boot. Google's task now with Pixel is to create not only a solid Android phone, but a device that's at least as high quality as the phone's first generation. Today we're having a peek at some of the key features on the iPhone X to see what Google's Pixel 2 will need to directly compete.

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iPhone X : How do I deal with The Notch?

iPhone X : How do I deal with The Notch?

The iPhone X's notch sparked a conversation this week between designers, users, naysayers, and notch-lovers alike. What we've done here is explore some of the first reactions to the notch's now-official presence on the iPhone X. We've also taken a brief look at what Apple has announced as Human Interface Guidelines for the iPhone X - and the notch specifically.

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iPhone 8 and X have a sort-of secret weapon in NFC

iPhone 8 and X have a sort-of secret weapon in NFC

Both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X have a new feature that Apple says doesn't come with any previous iPhone - for now. This feature is an opening up of the hardware that's already in quite a few iPhones from the past few years, a piece of hardware that allows Apple Pay to function. I'm speaking, of course, of the iPhone's NFC reader.

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Nintendo Switch online update makes voice chat slightly less awful

Nintendo Switch online update makes voice chat slightly less awful

It isn't exactly a secret that the online systems for Nintendo Switch launched in a sorry state. After not being present on the console at launch, features like voice chat released alongside Splatoon 2 back in July. What players were given certainly wasn't an encouraging sign for a service that Nintendo wants us to pay for at some point in the future.

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BlueBorne Bluetooth vulnerability puts 8 billion devices at risk

BlueBorne Bluetooth vulnerability puts 8 billion devices at risk

Bluetooth is one of the most common and oldest wireless protocols used in the market. With the growing number of smartphones as well as smart home devices, there are estimated to be more than 8.2 billion devices using Bluetooth in one way or another. Now all of them are open to attack simply by just being there and being enabled, allowing hackers to easily take control of a device and, consequently, of other devices connected to it. All because of a few dangerous assumptions that developers and engineers have made regarding Bluetooth.

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iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 launch dates announced

iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 launch dates announced

The announcement of the iPhone X, perhaps the most anticipated smartphone this year, has definitely hogged the spotlight that almost all other Apple announcements paled in comparison. That said, not everyone has been enamored by the bezel-less iPhone and some are more interested in seeing Apple show some love for their relatively older devices. Worry not, because Apple also confirmed the dates for when its trio of iOS, watchOS, and macOS updates will be coming this month.

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iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

The iPhone 8 is what we expected to be the iPhone 7s - but just a little bit better. Or a whole lot better, if you're Apple making the case for skipping this year's expected "s". The iPhone X, on the other hand, has a few innovations that make it a monster compared to previous iPhone models - even compared to the iPhone 8. Or is it?

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iPhone X hands-on : Apple’s OLED flagship up close

iPhone X hands-on : Apple’s OLED flagship up close

Familiar, and yet so very different. That's my first impression of the iPhone X, Apple's brand new flagship iOS smartphone, revealed today at the Steve Jobs Theater in California. First things first, arguably the most important thing if you don't want to look stupid when you walk into your nearest Apple Store: it's pronounced "iPhone Ten", not "iPhone X".

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iPhone X release date and pricing details

iPhone X release date and pricing details

With the iPhone X's reveal today, Apple turned the iPhone pricing structure on its head. We've grown accustomed to there being two iPhones at the top of the totem poll, then a couple or a few more just below. Before now, that meant the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were at the top, followed by the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus below, followed by the iPhone SE. With the iPhone X , there's a new monster in town.

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iPhone X: This is Apple’s next vision

iPhone X: This is Apple’s next vision

Today we got to see the iPhone X for the first time at Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. This device came to light the same day as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and broke the mold for the iPhone, top to bottom. According to Tim Cook: "This is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone."

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