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Google Play is suspending free trials in India following new RBI regulations

At the end of March, the Reserve Bank of India, India's central bank and financial regulatory authority, announced new rules on recurring transactions. In response, Google is informing developers of temporary changes for Google Play users in India. The RBI's new eMandate notification "calls for an additional layer of authentication for recurring transactions via credit cards,...

Exclusive: This is the upcoming Infinix Note 10 Pro in real life

Infinix has been selling phones in Europe and Asia since 2013, and the company's phones have been rising in popularity in India over the past few years. Earlier this month, we shared exclusive press renders of the upcoming budget-tier Infinix Note 10 Pro, a budget phone expected to have a 90Hz screen and MediaTek Helio...

You can now buy the Galaxy SmartTag+, basically AirTags for Samsung Galaxy phones

To get ahead of the Apple AirTags news cycle, Samsung announced the SmartTag+, a more powerful successor to the SmartTag launched earlier this year. Following a short pre-order period, the SmartTag+ is now available from Samsung and Amazon for $39. What separates the SmartTag+ from the original model is the updated location tracker features ultra wideband...

Samsung is working on a web dashboard for SmartThings

Samsung SmartThings is one of the oldest smart home platforms still actively supported, as it was originally founded in 2012 before being acquired by Samsung in 2014. SmartThings isn't just the management/setup tool for Samsung's own connected products — it can connect to thousands of other platforms, just like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Managing...

New Good Lock module gives you more ways to automate Samsung Bixby

Samsung has quietly introduced a new Good Lock module that allows users to make more powerful Bixby Routines. Called Routine+, the new module is available now in Samsung’s Galaxy Store. According to the listing for Routine+, the new module allows users to “add advanced features to Bixby Routines so you can make more powerful routines.” Additionally,...

Google Discover appears to be getting a facelift in Android 12

Google Discover appears to be testing a new design in Android 12. The new look changes the alignment of the Google logo while also stripping it of color. Going forward, the logo will either be white or gray depending on your system’s theme. The new-look Google Discover was first spotted by Android Police, which said the...

Apple’s new iMac makes the All-In-One PC sexy again

Apple recently revealed the new, updated iMac — which is now available for pre-order — with M1 chips and an ultra-slim frame. It's also available in up to seven colors — and it's gorgeous in a way Apple's All-in-One hasn't been for a while. The new iMac is an impressive piece of hardware, with the aforementioned...

Facebook Messenger and Instagram chats won’t be encrypted by default until at least 2022

Facebook has received plenty of criticism over the past few years, partially because the company has a near-monopoly on messaging and social networks in some countries, and also due to Facebook's abhorrent track record with user privacy and data. The company has been slow-moving to improve its public perception, and one element of that —...

EU accuses Apple of anticompetitive App Store policies

The European Commission on Friday said it is formally accusing Apple of engaging in anti-competitive behavior. The Commission said Apple is guilty of abusing its dominate position and has an unfair advantage when competing against other apps in the App Store. The ruling follows an initial complaint from Spotify back in 2019, and takes issue with...

Roku follows through with its threat to remove the YouTube TV app

After warning customers they may lose access to YouTube TV, Roku on Friday removed the app from its channel store, escalating a disagreement between the two companies. If you currently have the YouTube TV app on your Roku device, you can still access it, but new users can no longer download it to their device. The...

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Hands-on: A US-bound Android flagship that competes with Samsung’s Galaxy S21

After introducing the world's first under-display selfie camera that wasn't quite ready for prime time with last year's Axon 20, ZTE is back with the Axon 30 Ultra. Despite its "Ultra" moniker, the Axon 30 Ultra actually plays things a bit safer. Sure, there are some gaudy numbers that pop off the spec sheet, including...