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Bitcoin price trading just went live on Robinhood

Bitcoin price trading just went live on Robinhood

Bitcoin prices may well jolt as major-player Robinhood launches their newest no-fee trading feature: cryptocurrency. The add-on to the Robinhood app and ecosystem was announced back on January 25th to some relatively major hurrah. Now, just under a month later, said feature was released in full. It is with this move that Bitcoin trading (and other cryptocurrency trading in general) goes mobile.

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T-Mobile iPhone, Apple Watch deal starts Friday: $200 prepaid card and more

T-Mobile iPhone, Apple Watch deal starts Friday: $200 prepaid card and more

Starting on Friday, T-Mobile will launch a new deal that gives customers $200 on top of their phone's trade-in value if they buy one of the newer iPhone models. This new deal can be stacked on the company's recently detailed free line promo, which is offering a free line to family plan customers who add a line. In addition, and again starting on Friday, T-Mobile will launch a half-off Apple Watch deal.

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Electric car fears prompt odd Apple investment

Electric car fears prompt odd Apple investment

Apple may be in a bidding war with electric vehicle battery makers for one key metal: cobalt. Apple's been one of the biggest users of cobalt over the past decade due to their ever-increasing production of iPhone, iPad, and other devices with their own rechargeable batteries. Now that electric vehicles are coming into vogue, demand for cobalt is going up so much that Apple may be opting to buy from the source.

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Why iPhone X “weak demand” hits Samsung more than Apple

Why iPhone X “weak demand” hits Samsung more than Apple

Slashed iPhone X production has forced Samsung to cut its OLED output, according to new reports out of South Korea, highlighting the supply chain impact that Apple's focus on device pricing over sales volume has already had in 2018. The smartphone, launched in late 2017, is Apple's first handset to use OLED rather than LCD for its display, allowing the iPhone X to dramatically slim its bezels compared to earlier phones.

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Swype Keyboard app updates are dead

Swype Keyboard app updates are dead

The folks at Nuance confirmed that their direct-to-consumer app Swype (the keyboard) was going out-of-business on February 20th, 2018. To be clear - the company that made Swype wasn't quitting altogether right there and then, they'd just no longer be updating their Swype keyboard apps for consumers. Nuance said they'd be continuing to develop their tech for other parts of the technology universe, especially for AI.

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Apple iOS 11.2.6 fixes iPhone Telugu message crash bug

Apple iOS 11.2.6 fixes iPhone Telugu message crash bug

Apple has pushed out an iPhone update, iOS 11.2.6, fixing the Telugu character bug that left iOS messaging apps crashing. The new patch comes less than a week after Apple confirmed the problem, which affected not only the company's own Messages app but third-party messaging software like Facebook Messenger, Gmail, and WhatsApp.

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iPhone X production cut has Samsung fretting over OLED sales

iPhone X production cut has Samsung fretting over OLED sales

If there’s one rumor that’s been consistent ever since the iPhone X launched is that sales have been disappointing. Or rather, the Nikkei has consistently been reporting on how Apple is slashing iPhone X production due to the diminishing demand for the smartphone. But more than just affecting Apple itself, this situation has Samsung reportedly scrambling to find new buyers for OLED panels as it ramped up production capacity to meet the estimated high demand for Apple’s first OLED iPhone.

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Snapchat update isn’t going away, unless…

Snapchat update isn’t going away, unless…

Over the past week, Snapchat's been the subject of quite a bit of ire from the likes of teens across the planet. There've been hashtags, social media campaigns, memes, and even some rather official petitions with thousands of signatures. But only one thing can actually be done to change Snapchat's mind. Just one.

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iPhone sales are now worth more than every other phone combined

iPhone sales are now worth more than every other phone combined

Apple took 51% of the revenue in the smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2017. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple dominated the market, accounting for the most massive revenue in smartphone sales compared to every other company, worldwide. Much like Apple's reports of its own sales, the number of units sold is going down at the same time as revenue is going up - industry-wide.

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iPhone X 2018 could get a big notch change

iPhone X 2018 could get a big notch change

The rumored second-generation iPhone X may feature a refined TrueDepth system that'll allow for a smaller notch, at least according to analysts via leaked documents. Word has it that Apple will release multiple iPhone models this year, including a second-generation iPhone X model, plus a larger version of the iPhone X and yet another iPhone model with an LCD.

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A single character can crash your iPhone’s messaging apps [Updated]

A single character can crash your iPhone’s messaging apps [Updated]

A new iOS bug that can crash not only Messages but third-party messaging apps has been discovered, potentially leaving the app unusable by receiving a single character. It's the latest in a series of bugs that have affected iOS, and its messaging abilities in particular, though it looks like Apple will be fixing this particular one with iOS 11.3 if not before.

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MetroPCS offers free iPhone SE, T-Mobile LG BOGO deal starts Friday

MetroPCS offers free iPhone SE, T-Mobile LG BOGO deal starts Friday

Just in time for tax refund season arrives a new promo from MetroPCS: a free iPhone SE for anyone who switches over an eligible line and signs up for an eligible mobile plan. It's a great deal if you're looking for a new carrier and a new smartphone, but it's not your only option. Starting this Friday, T-Mobile will kick off its own special promotion that will give certain customers a second smartphone for free.

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