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Google Unifies All Its Payment Apps

Google has decided to unify its various payment offerings under the Google Pay brand. There had been a previous attempt at unifying the services but Android Pay continued to use its existing brand. That has now changed with the most recent update to the Android Pay app  introducing new functionality which Google is hoping will allow its payments service to become ubiquitous both online and offline.

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Experts Not Sure Whether 5G Will Live Up To The Hype

Telecoms companies are already preparing for a 5G world, that is next generation wireless technology that promises to deliver connectivity to more than just phones, but link everything from cars to fridges or anything else that you think would benefit from being connected to the internet. Whilst there is lots of talk about 5G it will be years before consumers get to experience its benefits. It is expected that the US will launch the first commercial 5G projects this year, but in most emerging markets around the world 4G is still yet to be implemented leave alone 5G.

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Two-Year-Old Manages To Lock Mum’s iPhone For Five Decades

A child aged two managed to lock his mum’s iPhone for the next 48 years after he repeatedly entered the wrong passcode. The boy and his mum who live in Shanghai were in their apartment when she left her iPhone unattended. The poor child then kept entering the wrong PIN number until eventually the phone became locked for 25 million minutes or what is the equivalent of nearly half a century.

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Facebook Adds New Lists Feature To Appeal To Younger Users

It’s no secret that Facebook has lost a lot of its allure with users and youngsters are opting for alternatives such as Instagram and Snapchat instead. However, for people who can remember the 90’s Facebook is still the dominant social network but it is not naïve to the fact that users are growing increasingly disenchanted with the growing number of advertisements being displayed in the News Feed. As a result, Facebook is adding a new feature to its status update box called Lists.

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Google Plans To Introduce ‘Stories’ In Mobile Search Results

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last decade, you will probably have a basic understanding of social media. Whilst the older generation prefer to stick with Facebook, millennials have been accustomed to ‘Stories’ which are basically full screen displays of content that users can either choose to swipe or tap through and are only available for a short period of time.

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Three Tips To Keeping Your Child Safe Online

At the beginning of the month the world marked Safer Internet Day and in the spirit of the theme of that day we decided to put together a few tips for making sure that your children remain safe when they are online. According to a top online safety expert, the risks of children accessing dodgy online material are now at an all-time high. Not only is there more creepy content out there but kids these days are savvier than they have ever been.

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Samsung To Reveal Galaxy S9 At This Year’s Mobile World Congress

At this year’s CES, DJ Koh, Samsung’s chief of mobile essentially confirmed the company would be revealing its next flagship Android smartphone at this month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. There have also been leaks suggesting exactly when consumers will be able to get their hands on the hotly anticipated device. Evan Blass a prolific phone leaker claims that an executive at an accessories manufacturer has told him there will be several Galaxy S9 launch dates.

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Facebook Introduces Click-to-WhatsApp In Advertisements

Facebook is introducing new features which will allow advertisers on its platform to connect with the more than one billion users of the Facebook owned instant messaging app WhatsApp. According to a report in Techcruch, the social network has launched a click-to-WhatsApp messaging button which will allow people to call or message using the WhatsApp platform instantly. Whilst the feature is targeted at advertisers for now, Facebook may well decide to allow regular users to take advantage of it as well.

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Next Generation iPhones Likely To Have Bigger Batteries

It’s hardly been a couple of months since Apple launched its most recent flagship mobile device the iPhone X but people are already speculating about what comes next. Towards the end of last year, reports began to surface that this year, Apple intends to release three iPhones all of which make use of the same design language as the iPhone X. Now people are talking about the battery capacity of the company’s next generation line up of phones.

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Apple Files Patent Application For Long Range Wireless Charging

Apple has applied for a patent for technology that will allow mobile devices to be charged from across the room. According to the application the system would have the ability to deliver charges to multiple devices using a combination of wired and wireless connections. The ability to deliver charges over long distances wirelessly has faced a number of challenges ranging from distance, safety and availability of power. However, Apple may well have solved most of these problems.

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