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January 12, 2022

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CNET

Sony Xperia 5 III review: A more balanced take on the Xperia 1 III

But I swoon when a white Sony Xperia box crosses my review desk. Get the CNET TVs, Streaming and Audio newsletter. Become a home entertainment expert with our handpicked tips, reviews …

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CNET

Apple’s iMessage green bubble issues are an outdated problem, and it’s time to fix it

Google has been championing this messaging platform, which is packed with iMessage-like features such as typing indicators and read receipts, by working with carriers to make it the default option on most Android phones. It’s …

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TechCrunch

Locket, an app for sharing photos to friends’ homescreens, hits the top of the App Store

In other words, it turns Apple’s widget system — typically used to showcase information like news, weather, inspirational quotes or photos from your own iPhone’s gallery — into a private social networking platform. The idea …

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The Verge

Everything you need to know about 2022’s biggest chips from CES (and elsewhere)

2022 is shaping up to be a very interesting year for new laptops, thanks to AMD and Intel — both of which announced full slates of new laptop chips at CES 2022, which will likely power almost any major computer released this year that doesn’t have an Apple …

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The Verge

The App Store clones are here to profit off Wordle’s success

Copies of the popular web app have made it past App Review. Wordle, the word-guessing puzzle game that’s taken over our Twitter timelines, doesn’t currently have …

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The Verge

Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile say they’re not blocking Apple’s iCloud Private Relay

AT&T and Verizon straight-up say they’re not blocking the feature from functioning. Verizon spokesperson George L. Koroneos confirms that Private Relay works on both cellular and Fios internet connections, and AT&T spokesperson Seth Bloom says the …

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CNN

These great Nintendo Switch controllers will help you step up your game

Nintendo’s first-party Switch Pro Controller definitely caters more toward traditionalist gamers and those who play more multi-platform releases from third-party developers. Alongside motion controls, the controller supports HD rumble and built-in Amiibo …

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TechCrunch

Wordle is being punished by app stores for choosing the open web

Fascinated by how code and design is shaping the world, Owen is a technology columnist that previously wrote for OneZero, The Next Web and works as a UX Manager by day. If you …

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Macworld

Google gives up on beating iMessage, now it wants Apple to join Android

In a series of emails, Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller, and other Apple executives worried that “iMessage on Android would simply serve to remove [an] obstacle to iPhone families giving their kids Android phones.”.

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9to5Mac

Apple Watch apps: Their abandonment neither surprises nor worries me

The ride-sharing company has quietly discontinued its watchOS app, displaying a brief message to users who try to launch it. Uber joins Twitter, Instagram, Target, Trello, Slack, Hulu, Evernote, and many other companies that have sunset their Apple Watch …

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