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Crypto Payments App Bottlepay Is Now Available Across Europe

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>U.K.-based crypto payments provider Bottlepay has started offering services in other European countries. Users on the Old Continent will be able to send and receive even small amounts of euro and also buy, store and spend bitcoin with merchants accepting cryptocurrency. </strong> Bottlepay Promises Low-Cost Transactions in Euro and Bitcoin The Bottlepay …

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State-Owned Swiss Bank Postfinance Launches App Supporting 13 Cryptocurrencies

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The banking subsidiary of the national postal service of Switzerland, Postfinance, has launched a mobile app providing clients with access to cryptocurrencies, ETFs and more. The software allows users to make payments, save funds or invest in various assets, with a commitment to a level of security provided only by the country’s …

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Amazon’s GameOn screen recording app comes to iOS

In November, Amazon announced GameOn, an app for recording short, shareable clips from your favorite mobile games. Initially, it was only available on Android. But as spotted by TechCrunch, if you own an iPhone or iPad and live in the US, you can now download GameOn on iOS as well. GameOn currently works with more …

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Facebook’s BARS is an experimental TikTok-like app for rappers

Facebook’s R&D division, the NPE Team, has introduced another experimental app that’s centered around music. It’s called BARS, and it’s meant to give aspiring rappers a way to record their rhymes with the app’s studio quality vocal effects and professionally created beats, as well as to share their videos on social media. Users can select …

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Facebook is reportedly working on its own version of Clubhouse

Following reports that Facebook may be hopping on the newsletter bandwagon, it appears the social network is working on its own version of one of the hottest apps around, Clubhouse. The audio-chat iOS app (which is currently invite-only) blew up last week when Elon Musk stopped by for a conversation. Mark Zuckerberg recently popped in …

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Instagram will no longer promote recycled TikToks on its TikTok clone

In its latest set of best practices for Reels, Instagram is urging users not to repost videos from elsewhere — essentially telling its community not to recycle videos from TikTok. If you do share videos that you rip from TikTok, your followers will still see them in their feeds. However, Instagram’s algorithms will be on …

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Facebook’s News tab arrives in the UK

Leon Neal via Getty Images Facebook is bringing its dedicated News tab to the UK on Tuesday, which marks the first time the company has rolled out the feature outside of the US. You can access the News tab from the menu in the Facebook app. It features news tailored to your interests alongside a …

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LA residents can use their phones to provide COVID-19 vaccination proof

PATRICK T. FALLON via Getty Images After seeing record COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, Los Angeles County will use technology to help residents track and prove their vaccination records, Bloomberg reports. The public health department has teamed with startup Healthvana on an app that will that will store vaccination records in Google or Apple wallets. It …

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California fines Uber $59 million for not sharing sexual assault case data

Mike Blake / Reuters Uber has been fined $59 million by California regulators over its refusal to hand over more detailed data from a 2019 report on sexual assault, the Washington Post reports. State regulators have threatened to pull its license if it doesn’t comply with the order and pay the fine. Uber disputed the …

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Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption

Punnarong via Getty Images Zoom is now rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for both free and paid users, so your video chats and meetings should be much more secure. You can activate E2EE on Zoom’s latest desktop client, Android app and Zoom Rooms starting today. It’ll be available on iOS soon after Apple approves an …

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