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Google Play Store preps settings redesign that avoids long lists, multiple pages

Long settings pages — no matter how necessary each option is — can be intimidating to users. The Google Play Store is now readying a new settings page that offers an alternate design on Android. About APK Insight: In this ‘APK Insight’ post, we’ve decompiled the latest version of an application that Google uploaded to…

Microsoft Store discounts Surface Duo by $200, now starting at $1,199

Microsoft launched its Android Foldable just a little over six weeks ago. The reception on the company’s most recent phone outing and new category entrant has been mixed. In possible response, the Surface Duo has now been discounted $200 on the official company store. The microsoft.com homepage this morning says you can “save $200 now…

App Store gives Apple ‘monopoly power’ over iOS apps, US House antitrust report says [U: Apple responds]

The Democratic Subcommittee on the U.S. House Judiciary today shared its recommendations to change antitrust laws and prevent anti-competitive practices by big companies like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook. This follows a 16-month investigation into these companies to reform the laws in the digital age. First reported by CNBC, the nearly 450-page document shared by…

Google Play Store for Android TV adding ‘Instant’ apps/games & purchasing with PIN code

Back in 2018, Google introduced a way for people to use Android apps without needing to wait for a full install. First available on mobile, Google Play Instant is now coming to Android TV, while the company today also announced easier PIN code verification when purchasing content on the platform. To drive “easier acquisition and…

Apple Store app adds For You tab and immersive iPhone comparison tool

Apple updated the Apple Store app for iOS and iPadOS today with a new For You tab filled with useful tips and shopping suggestions, as well as an immersive iPhone comparison tool. Tapping on the new For You tab displays an overview of devices linked to your Apple ID, accessories compatible with the products you…
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Google Maps 18 AU/NZ Shopping Centres with Street View

Posted by Jason Cartwright on November 27, 2020 Most of us have used Street View to virtually walk down the streets of destinations we plan on visiting, or relocating to, but have you ever considered virtually walking around shopping centres? This week Google released the first 18 locations across Australia and New Zealand that have…
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Review: Unistellar eVscope reveals the excitement of astronomy with iPhone and Apple TV

Astronomy is a field that is often complex for the casual observer. In combination with the iPhone and Apple TV, the Unistellar Enhanced Vision telescope demystifies the complexities and provides an approachable viewing experience. Read more to see our experience. What is an eVscope? Technically, the eVscope is a telescope, but on the inside, it…

Black Friday Android app deals: Lumino City, Iron Marines, Pocket City, Kingdom Rush, more

Black Friday 2020 is here and the Google Play app store has now exploded with even more top-notch Android app deals. We have been seeing major price drops on the best titles for Android over the last couple days, with just about everything else going on sale this afternoon. Highlights of today’s collection include Lumino…

Review: Mecool’s KM3 Android TV box is only for the power user on a budget

Media platforms have existed for your TV for years, but Android TV is perhaps one of the most powerful. It has more potential you can unlock compared to a Roku or an Apple TV, but a lot of that depends on the hardware available. “Power users” demand a lot of ports and capable specs, and…

Government must hold technology companies to account on e-waste

MPs urge UK government and global technology companies to deal with ‘tsunami of electronic waste’, which is throwing away valuable resources vital for building a sustainable future By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Reporter Published: 26 Nov 2020 16:00 Government action is needed to ensure multinational technology companies such as Amazon and Apple take more responsibility…