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Hands-on: New budgeting app is a drop-in replacement for Simple, and I love it

Hands-on: New budgeting app is a drop-in replacement for Simple, and I love it

On the day of Simple’s scheduled migration to BBVA, a new and Simple-inspired budgeting app has emerged: DAS Budget. A Simple user himself, developer Anthony Alves first reacted to the news of the bank's shutdown much like I did: By trying out nearly every alternative bank he could. After being similarly disappointed, he decided to shift his focus, trying new budgeting tools instead of banks, but the overly complicated options left him (and all of us) unhappy. What he really wanted was Simple's user interface yanked out and plugged into any bank. So, that's exactly what he built, and I love it.

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The day online bank Simple will die has finally been revealed

The day online bank Simple will die has finally been revealed

Earlier this year, we found out that the much-loved bank Simple would be shutting down, with customers transferred over to parent company BBVA. At the time, a precise date had not yet been set for this change, but today the company has sent out an email blast, notifying customers that they can anticipate the change to happen on May 8th. And if you were hoping there would be a softer transition, you're out of luck: both the Simple app and site will go dark on that date as well.

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There’s no good replacement for Simple

There’s no good replacement for Simple

Simple, one of the first and most popular Internet-only "neobanks," is being shut down by parent company BBVA US. As a result of the news, Simple users have taken to social media, Reddit megathreads, collaborative spreadsheets, and—of course—a Change.org petition to deal with the fallout. I've spent the last three weeks alongside them, scrambling for a replacement to share with you.

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Simple bank is shutting down

Simple bank is shutting down

BBVA-owned Simple has announced that it is shutting down. The popular online-only bank offered features like a smart budgeting "goals" system and a very high savings interest rate — back when high interest rates were a thing. However, BBVA has decided it's time to sunset Simple, and more information regarding the transition to servicing by BBVA directly will be available soon.

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Simple Bank beta picks up support for Pixel 4 face unlock

Simple Bank beta picks up support for Pixel 4 face unlock

Pixel 4 owners using Simple for their banking needs will soon have a much more convenient time checking their balance or transferring cash into savings "Goals." The latest beta release of the Simple app now supports the Android 10 biometrics API, signing you in with just a glance and a tap — almost as convenient as your fingerprint.

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Simple Bank flips the switch to add support for Samsung Pay

Simple Bank flips the switch to add support for Samsung Pay

Some two years after saying it wasn't in the cards, Simple announced today that it has added support for Samsung Pay. If you own a Samsung phone or compatible watch, you can add your Simple card to the app and get paying contactless-ly.

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[Finally] Simple now supports Android Pay

[Finally] Simple now supports Android Pay

You guys clamor and complain about Simple not supporting Android Pay in the comments of every single one of these updated bank posts. Well, complain no more, as Simple customers can finally - yes, that word - use Android Pay. That is, if you're on an account with Simple's new partner bank, BBVA Compass.

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Simple Banking App Gets Support For Nexus Imprint, Adds Transfer Memos, And More

Simple Banking App Gets Support For Nexus Imprint, Adds Transfer Memos, And More

Banking apps are traditionally terrible and slow to adopt new features. That has never been the case with Simple, and the developers are reminding us of that with an update that (among other things) adds support for Nexus Imprint.

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[The Android Police Podcast] Episode 177: Jony And The Giant iPad

[The Android Police Podcast] Episode 177: Jony And The Giant iPad

Welcome back to another week of the Android Police Podcast. To catch us live on Hangouts On Air every Thursday at 5:30PM PST (subject to change as per the calendar widget below), just head over to androidpolice.com/podcast. For the unedited video show, click here (warning: this week's video may contain long spots where Hangouts drops and the video cuts). As always, we'll take your questions at 530-HELLO-AP and also at our email address: podcast at androidpolice dot com.

On this week's episode: Android Pay, leaked Nexus 5 (2015) photos, our Google OnHub review, and, of course, some new stuff from everybody's favorite anodized aluminum factory.

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[The Android Police Podcast] Episode 175: Samsung's No Good, Very Bad Week

[The Android Police Podcast] Episode 175: Samsung's No Good, Very Bad Week

Welcome back to another week of the Android Police Podcast. To catch us live on Hangouts On Air every Thursday at 5:30PM PST (subject to change as per the calendar widget below), just head over to androidpolice.com/podcast. For the unedited video show, click here. As always, we'll take your questions at 530-HELLO-AP and also at our email address: podcast at androidpolice dot com.

On this week's episode: we continue our ongoing Android History series with Android 2.2, Froyo! We also discuss the Note 5's S Pen debacle, the upcoming DROID MAXX 2, and more.

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