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Signal wants to replace your Venmo and Cash apps with private crypto payments

Signal wants to replace your Venmo and Cash apps with private crypto payments

Signal was being really secretive about its open-source server code over the last year, and now we know why: the nonprofit has been working on a payments feature and didn't want to spill the beans ahead of the announcement. Starting now, people living in the United Kingdom can send and receive a cryptocurrency using Signal beta builds.

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Hands-on with League of Legends: Wild Rift, possibly the best MOBA on mobile

Hands-on with League of Legends: Wild Rift, possibly the best MOBA on mobile

The build-up to the US open beta for League of Legends: Wild Rift has been a long one, but now that this beta is almost here, I've taken it for a spin ahead of time to report on my findings. Below I've detailed all of the critical bits, things like performance, controls, and monetization, and I've even taken the time to record a 48-minute gameplay video so that everybody can see exactly what this open beta will have to offer when it's released on Monday. So if you're eager to learn all about the upcoming US beta for Wild Rift, this hands-on is for you.

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Codemasters and NetEase will launch the first open beta for Racing Master tonight

Codemasters and NetEase will launch the first open beta for Racing Master tonight

A NetEase developer known as Dahua Studios has just announced that it's working on an upcoming racing game for mobile in conjunction with Codemasters, and it will enter into open beta this month. The game is called Racing Master. It's a real-time simulation racer that's utilizing the Unreal 4 engine as well as some proprietary Codemasters tech, who just so happens to be a developer with a slew of famous racers under its belt, such as DiRT, GRID, and F1.

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Popular meditation app Balance jumps from iOS to Android

Popular meditation app Balance jumps from iOS to Android

What with a billion or so people spending almost all of their time at home over the last year, it's no surprise that there's been a boom in the practice of medication. Popular guidance app Balance has been exclusive to iOS since 2019, but that exclusivity ends today. A beta version of the app and paid service is now available on the Play Store.

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Android 12: Release date, previews, betas, and everything you need to know

Android 12: Release date, previews, betas, and everything you need to know

The first Android 12 developer preview is here. As usual, we've dived into all the changes present in this latest release — so far, anyway. But there are still plenty of other questions you might have, like: Should I install Android 12 now? What's the difference between the "previews" and the "betas?" When will Android 12 land? And how many updates will it get before it is released? Here are your answers.

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The new Google Pay app is out of beta

The new Google Pay app is out of beta

Google has been working on a new beta version of Pay since November, but the old app has been available on the Play Store for users who aren't ready to transition. At least it was until today: anyone searching the Play Store now will be greeted with only the new app, which is out of testing. The old version is still functional, but should start to disappear as users update.

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Tasker Beta adds condition for Google's newest sleep tracking tools

Tasker Beta adds condition for Google's newest sleep tracking tools

Tasker, one of Android's most beloved power user apps, is taking a bit of a snooze. Or at the very least, it's helping you to. Less than a week ago, Google announced new tools for the Sleep API, focused on letting apps that detect sleep duration run more efficiently. The latest beta, version 5.12.3, adds in the Sleeping state to Tasker's workflow.

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Google Fi's privacy-enhancing VPN just left beta and it's coming to the iPhone next

Google Fi's privacy-enhancing VPN just left beta and it's coming to the iPhone next

Lots of Google products begin life as a public beta. In some cases, that can last years, and it's a major milestone when they leave that branding behind. Today Google Fi's VPN graduates out of beta status. Not only does that mean it's getting a new spot in a redesigned "privacy & security" section of the Google Fi app, it also means it's coming to iPhones.

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You can now import your passwords to Microsoft Authenticator

You can now import your passwords to Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator started out as a humble two-factor authentication app, but it was promoted to a proper password manager back in December, complete with syncing to Microsoft Edge. The browser was also the only way to go if you wanted to import passwords from elsewhere to the Authenticator, but that will soon be a thing of the past. The latest beta version of Microsoft Authenticator supports importing credentials in the CSV format.

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Microsoft Lens drops Office branding, introduces new scanning features

Microsoft Lens drops Office branding, introduces new scanning features

There is no shortage of document scanning applications on Android, and Microsoft released its own scanner back in 2015. The app has continued to receive updates since then, turning it into our favorite document scanner, and now Microsoft is giving the app a branding overhaul with some new features.

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