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New Split a Bill feature coming to Google Pay — testing first in Singapore

New Split a Bill feature coming to Google Pay — testing first in Singapore

Today Google revealed a handful of new features rolling out in Google Pay for folks in Singapore, but buried inside the announcement was a bit of news that may ultimately apply to all of us: A self-explanatory "Split a Bill" feature that's being tested in Singapore before it comes to other countries. Singaporeans can also look forward to PayNow support at two more banks, they can purchase movie tickets at Golden Village and Shaw Theaters, and they can enjoy a new "scratchcard" rewards system.

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How to see when your Google Opinion Rewards credits will expire

How to see when your Google Opinion Rewards credits will expire

If you're still a little salty about having your Opinion Rewards earnings unceremoniously obliterated in late 2019, you're not alone. The backlash prompted Google to add an explanatory banner to the Opinion Rewards app and ultimately provide a way to view when your credits will expire in the future. Here's how to keep tabs on those expiration dates so that your credits are never squandered again.

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Google Opinion Rewards expands to Hong Kong and Malaysia

Google Opinion Rewards expands to Hong Kong and Malaysia

Google Opinion Rewards had a rocky ending to 2019, with many users' credits expiring without warning or explanation. That was soon rectified by placing an expiration date beneath your balance, though the explanation for the whole debacle was too little, too late. Moving past the controversy, Google's forging ahead in the new decade by making Opinion Rewards available in Chile, Poland, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Tip: Google Opinion Rewards can be spent on YouTube Premium, Google One, Stadia games, and more

Tip: Google Opinion Rewards can be spent on YouTube Premium, Google One, Stadia games, and more

Google Opinion Rewards users were caught off guard in late 2019 when their hard-earned credits suddenly vanished due to a Google policy change. With credits now set to expire exactly one year after being earned, it’s easier than ever to lose them without even realizing it. To make sure you never miss out on cashing in your credits, we've assembled a comprehensive list of all the ways you can spend your Google Opinion Rewards on apps, games, movies, and more.

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Here's why a bunch of your Google Opinion Rewards credit disappeared

Here's why a bunch of your Google Opinion Rewards credit disappeared

Remember that mass expiration of Google Play credit that happened last month? Google later explained that this was because credits were set to expire one year after they were issued, but that explanation in isolation didn't justify exactly why so many people saw such a big chunk of their balance disappear all at once — this isn't a regular yearly occurrence. Some assumed it was a rule that was simply never enforced, but it turns out that a very specific change in Google's terms and conditions as of November 8th, 2018 is to blame.

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Google explains why your Opinion Rewards credits disappeared, will add expiration date notice (Updated)

Google explains why your Opinion Rewards credits disappeared, will add expiration date notice (Updated)

Last week, Google went on a cleanup spree and deducted large chunks of Play Store credits that people had raked over time in Opinion Rewards. Our tips mailbox quickly filled up with reports of balances unexpectedly shrinking by tens of dollars, while Google stayed mum on what appeared to be a widespread concern. The company just broke its silence on this issue with a short explanation appearing for many within the Rewards app.

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Check your Google Opinion Rewards balance - reports of many credits expiring

Check your Google Opinion Rewards balance - reports of many credits expiring

The Google Opinion Rewards app is a good way to get a few bucks of Play Store credit with almost no effort, turning targeted surveys into cash you can spend on apps, books, movies, and games (though there is a cost in terms of privacy). However, those of you raking in credit might want to fire up the app and check your current balance, as there are several recent reports that Play Store credits appear to be expiring en masse and without notice.

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Google is increasing Chrome security bug bounty rewards

Google is increasing Chrome security bug bounty rewards

Google has several different vulnerability rewards programs tied to different products, and it pays out huge sums each year to researchers find these security bugs. This, in turn, protects users from data theft and other nefarious activity, so it's good to see that Google is increasing the bounties for its Chrome Vulnerability Rewards Program.

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Google Play Points program now available in South Korea

Google Play Points program now available in South Korea

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Google Opinion Rewards' Material update is finally available to all [APK Download]

Google Opinion Rewards' Material update is finally available to all [APK Download]

It's been around eight months since Google started to test a Material theme update in its Opinion Rewards app, and we haven't seen much since then. However, the app has just received an update that enables a fresher Material theme for all, and we have the APK ready for you to download.

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