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Samsung is bringing some of the Galaxy S21’s software features to older devices

When Samsung announced its new Galaxy S21 lineup in January, the company also detailed the latest version of its One UI Android skin. The update came with quite a few new features and now Samsung plans to bring some of those to its older devices, including the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 lineups, as well …

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Apple’s next iPhone might boast an always-on display

Rumors for the 2021 iPhone lineup are quickly gathering steam. According to AppleInsider, well-known leaker Max Weinbach and EverythingApplePro have shared a flurry of next-gen iPhone leaks, including word of an always-on display. Reportedly, the battery-efficient 120Hz LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) display will mimic your lock screen and deliver a handful of information without any …

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Samsung cuts $250 off the price of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G 

Samsung Samsung has slashed the price of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G by $250. You can now buy the unlocked version of the foldable phone for $1,200 before trade-in incentives from Samsung’s website.    First announced in February 2020, Samsung updated the Galaxy Z Flip partway through the summer to make it 5G compatible. With today’s …

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Google mobile search redesign focuses on results, not frills

Google You might soon have an easier time searching the web from your phone. Google is rolling out a visual redesign of mobile search that should help you focus on the results rather than… well, everything surrounding them. Results pages now run edge-to-edge with larger text, fewer shadows and a more purposeful use of color …

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The View40 is Honor’s first phone after splitting from Huawei

Honor Honor has unveiled the flagship View40 5G, its first phone since it was sold off by Huawei, Engadget Chinese has reported. Released in China as the V40, it could well come to Europe and elsewhere at a later date under the View brand. The V40’s headline feature is the 6.72-inch OLED display with a …

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Evernote’s Home feature is a dashboard full of handy widgets

Evernote Back in September, Evernote started rolling it out its first major redesign in years. At the time, the company promised the refresh was just the start of an ongoing initiative to make its app, once a titan in the space, faster, more reliable and better than ever before. Today, Evernote detailed the first of …

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Visa abandons $5.3 billion acquisition after DOJ objections

hatchapong via Getty Images Visa has abandoned its $5.3 billion bid to acquire fintech startup Plaid. In an announcement on Tuesday, the US Department of Justice said the two companies have agreed to call off their merger. The agency filed a lawsuit to block the deal last November, alleging at the time that, had it …

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Motorola’s latest batch of budget phones includes a cheap 5G model

Samsung isn’t the only company unveiling new devices earlier than usual this year — just ahead of CES 2021, Motorola has pulled back the curtain on its latest batch of smartphones. There are no flagship models in sight for now, but as usual, Motorola has a bevy of new options for smartphone shoppers on a …

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Mobile-first bank Simple is shutting down

Simple One of the first-ever mobile-first banks is shutting down. After an email notice started to circulate on Twitter earlier in the day, a spokesperson for BBVA confirmed to Engadget the company plans to shutter Simple. The move is part of an ongoing effort by the bank, one of the largest in the world, to …

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Samsung will reveal its next flagship smartphones on January 14th

Samsung confirmed today that its latest Galaxy Unpacked event — and its first major smartphone launch of the year — will take place virtually at 10AM Eastern/7AM Pacific on Thursday, January 14th. “Over the past year, mobile technology has taken center stage in everyday life as people are working remotely and spending more time at …

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