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RCS support in Messages seems to be spreading in even more countries

RCS support in Messages seems to be spreading in even more countries

After Google deployed RCS (Rich Communication Services) in the U.S. without the help of the four three big carriers, the company seems to be set to repeat that effort internationally. People in multiple, mostly European countries report that they're able to use RCS features in the Messages app. That might indicate that we'll soon see RCS functionality in even more parts of the world.

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Chrome exempts Google sites from user data settings — but supposedly it's just a bug

Chrome exempts Google sites from user data settings — but supposedly it's just a bug

Earlier this month, software developer Jeff Johnson wrote about a strange issue he'd discovered that allowed Chrome to keep certain data stored from Google sites like YouTube and Search even after it was supposed to be deleted. This isn't a good look from Google, especially in light of recent events — but the company has responded with an explanation.

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This digital card from the guys behind Samsung Pay lets you tap to pay without your phone

This digital card from the guys behind Samsung Pay lets you tap to pay without your phone

NFC payments are quick, easy, and less germy than swiping a card — but they aren't as widespread as one might think. Samsung uses magnetic secure transmission (MST) technology to make Samsung Pay available at almost any payment terminal around the world, even if the merchant doesn't support NFC platforms like Google Pay or Apple Pay. Now the people behind that tech are back with a new product that promises to simplify the payment process for everyone.

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Annoying Android 11 bug prevents apps from going fullscreen

Annoying Android 11 bug prevents apps from going fullscreen

Android 11 is over a month old now, but we're still coming across new bugs in the official release. From glitchy media controls to issues with multitasking, the new things introduced in the latest Android aren't all good. The latest bug worth writing about affects mobile gamers in particular, but it's annoying for anyone who uses apps that go fullscreen.

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Save 50% on these eye-catching i-Blason cases for your Galaxy Note20 phone (Sponsored)

Save 50% on these eye-catching i-Blason cases for your Galaxy Note20 phone (Sponsored)

For the last decade, i-Blason has been making cases for some of the most popular smartphones, tablets, and wearables on the planet. Engineered to be both functional and visually stunning, i-Blason's products buck outdated design trends by offering unique styles that can't be found anywhere else. Today, you can wrap your Galaxy Note20 in an i-Blason Cosmo Classic or Ares case for just $14.99 (50% off MSRP) each.

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Get your phone fixed without leaving home courtesy of uBreakiFix

Get your phone fixed without leaving home courtesy of uBreakiFix

uBreakiFix is formally announcing the launch of its "We Come to You" mobile repair program, which has been available in some markets since at least this April. As its name suggests, the company is willing to bring its phone repair services to your door rather than the other way around, courtesy of a fleet of 640+ repair vehicles able to handle repairs like screen repair and battery replacement in two hours or less. That's bound to be handy these days.

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Stadia bundles and controllers are 20 percent off, starting at $55

Stadia bundles and controllers are 20 percent off, starting at $55

Stadia controllers are notoriously expensive compared to comparable gamepads at $69, and they don't go on sale very often, either. But today, both the controller itself and the Premiere Edition kit that includes a controller and a Chromecast Ultra — usually $100 — are both 20 percent off.

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Department of Justice sues Google over search and advertising monopoly, following year-long investigation

Department of Justice sues Google over search and advertising monopoly, following year-long investigation

Google is no stranger to legal trouble, but 2020 may be bringing the most pressure the company has faced yet. The US Justice Department has been investigating Google's business practices for a while now, and we learned that a lawsuit was in the works last month. Today, the DOJ and eleven state attorneys filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of anticompetitive behavior to maintain its monopoly.

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Quibi reminds you it's not dead with new Android TV app

Quibi reminds you it's not dead with new Android TV app

Quibi launched earlier this year as the streaming service intended for bite-sized entertainment while you're out and about with your phone, but now that many of us are at home far more often, that selling point hasn't helped the company much. The mobile apps already supported AirPlay and Chromecast support, but now Quibi has dedicated apps for several TV platforms.

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