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Call of Duty Modern Warfare update: No more loot boxes

Call of Duty Modern Warfare update: No more loot boxes

Activision just changed the game - or at least attempted to appear to be thinking about changing the game as such. They've suggested in an article today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not use loot boxes. "We are introducing a new Battle Pass system, not a loot box system," said an Activision representative. They've been a bit tricky about the way they've worded all of this - but there is some hope for a future without the addictive nonsense universe that lives in loot boxes in video games today.

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Venmo is releasing a credit card because of course it is

Venmo is releasing a credit card because of course it is

Venmo is one of the more popular mobile payment apps out there, and now it seems that it's going to take things one step further by getting into the credit card business. Today, PayPal - which is Venmo's parent company - and Synchrony announced that the new credit card will be arriving next year, with Synchrony acting as the issuing bank for the card.

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IRS just published tax guidance on Cryptocurrency forks

IRS just published tax guidance on Cryptocurrency forks

In May of this year, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig made a comment about releasing future guidance on the taxation of cryptocurrency in the USA. Today that guidance was revealed. This is the first guidance released by the IRS on this subject since their relatively thin set of comments on the matter all the way back in the year 2014. A lot has changed in cryptocurrency since the year 2014, including the two most major rises and falls of Bitcoin since the dawn of the blockchain.

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Samsung Pay users in the US can now transfer money internationally

Samsung Pay users in the US can now transfer money internationally

It seems that the hype over mobile payment systems has boiled over, with Apple Pay and Google Pay taking the lion's share of the market and attention, unsurprisingly. At one point, it almost seemed like Samsung had a serious contender thanks to its MST technology. That too, has died down and Samsung Pay barely makes news these days. It may be hoping to revive interest in platform by announcing that users in the US can now transfer money to friends and family but only if they live in a few countries outside the US.

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Avoid all Fleeceware scams with 1 rule for yourself

Avoid all Fleeceware scams with 1 rule for yourself

There's a new sort of scam going on here in 2019 that takes advantage of a modern phenomenon. The idea that you'd pay a fee each month for a service, like Netflix, became commonplace over the past decade. App makers in the Google Play app store were found utilizing a loophole, recently, in the way they get money from unsuspecting users - in some cases to the tune of hundreds of dollars in a single action.

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Leather and denim Apple Card cleaning guide goes viral

Leather and denim Apple Card cleaning guide goes viral

The "titanium Apple Card" is a physical object to which Apple has affixed its name - as such, it's subject to Apple's industrial design scrutiny. Apple's history with design suggests the company almost always takes care to scrutinize every detail in any product they sell - from the hardware to the software to the packaging and the in-store experience. With the Apple Card, it would seem that lengths to which Apple went to create a top-notch experience got a little... funny.

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Your Titanium Apple Card might need a screen protector

Your Titanium Apple Card might need a screen protector

The Apple Card is revolutionary in many senses. Unlike its rivals in the tech market, Apple has jumped in fully to become almost a financial institution itself. But also unlike most in the credit card market, its focus on privacy and simplicity is reflected in the card's nondescript exterior. That plain white design, however, may have come at the price of longevity and reliability, requiring a lot of care to keep it looking pristine and clean.

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WhatsApp monetization is here

WhatsApp monetization is here

Evidence suggests WhatsApp is nearing an age in which advertisements and services with businesses will become a reality. Most WhatsApp users take advantage of the services offered by WhatsApp without paying any sort of dues whatsoever to its parent company Facebook. Income history and the impending launch of several WhatsApp brand-oriented services suggest that Facebook will change the way in which the chat app does business. Today we discuss why we're approaching some of the biggest changes in WhatsApp's decade of history.

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Apple Card now available to everyone in the US

Apple Card now available to everyone in the US

After launching on a limited scale earlier in the month, the Apple Card is now available to all users in the US. Of course, you'll need an iPhone if you want to sign up for the card, but assuming you do, you can open up the Wallet app and apply for a card today.

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Delete Revolut right now, because of this guy

Delete Revolut right now, because of this guy

This is the way startups work, you'll hear them say, you sign up and expect to work this way. Except when you're a company that suggests you "believe in power of people" and "love the game" - you're not making a change in the world, you're simply moving the suffering from one group of people to another, and profiting in the meantime. That's what it would very much appear is happening with the working culture over at Revolut - and they're not alone.

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Apple Card release date is today for some users

Apple Card release date is today for some users

One of the more surprising reveals from Apple in recent memory came back in March, when the company got up on stage at one of its press conferences and announced that it's getting into the personal finance game. Apple revealed that it had partnered with Goldman Sachs to offer the Apple Card - a credit card designed to work with Apple Pay and Wallet. Today, some users are getting the opportunity to apply for the card, but a full roll out is still further out.

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Samsung Pay Touch turns some phones into PoS machines

Samsung Pay Touch turns some phones into PoS machines

Although it was late to the game, Samsung had a distinct advantage with Samsung Pay. Its MST technology allowed its mobile payment system to be compatible with both the newer NFC-based terminals as well as the traditional swipe-based machines. Despite that, it doesn't get as much attention or news coverage compared to the likes of Apple Pay or even Google Pay. It seems that Samsung is now trying to change that by turning the tables, turning any compatible phone into a Samsung Pay point of sale terminal.

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