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January 30, 2022

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TechCrunch

This Week in Apps: iPhone payments, App Store upgrades, Snapchat’s AR shopping

App Annie says global spending across iOS, Google Play and third-party Android app stores in China grew 19% in 2021 to reach $170 billion. Downloads of apps also grew by 5% reaching 230 billion in 2021 and mobile ad spend grew 23% year-over-year to reach …

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CNET

Test for COVID using your phone camera? A university lab is trying it out

Academic scientists have developed a testing method that just needs some affordable lab equipment and your smartphone, and early results suggest it’s as accurate as PCR tests. The system, developed by University of California …

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Mac Rumors

Gurman: Redesigned iMac Pro, New AirPods Pro, and More to Launch This Year

The new iPhone SE is expected to have the same outward design as the current model, including a 4.7-inch display with a Touch ID home button. Japanese blog Mac Otakara recently reported that Apple is …

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CNET

Should you buy an iPhone 11 in 2022? It’s actually a fair question

Find the best phones, apps and accessories with our CNET Mobile newsletter. Delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Yes, …

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Mac Rumors

Universal Control Enabled in iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3 Betas

The new round of betas follows the public release of iOS 15.3 and associated releases, which were mainly focused on bug fixes and security improvements. This week also saw some rumors about Apple’s product release roadmap, early …

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The Verge

How to install the iOS 15.4 public beta

There have been some exciting features announced for the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 15.4, including the ability to use Face ID with a mask and to access some snazzy new emoji. If you can’t wait, you can test them in the first …

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Mac Rumors

Apple Warns macOS Catalina Users About Installing macOS 12.3 Beta on Volume With FileVault Enabled

On a Mac running macOS High Sierra or later, it is possible to install macOS on a separate APFS volume and then switch between versions of macOS, including betas, as if each were on a separate disk. Apple has a support document with more details.

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Digital Trends

Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes right lessons from Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go’s success has created some complications for the franchise, though. It’s a unique experience built for mobile, one that hardly resembles the traditional RPG setup of the mainline games. Finding a way to integrate its …

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Polygon

Poison swamp-loving sicko at it again with Elden Ring

Elden Ring will have a poison swamp. That’s because toxic marsh enthusiast and player-poisoning sadist Hidetaka Miyazaki, president of developer FromSoftware and director of Elden Ring, simply “can’t help” himself. The guy just gets off on making …

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The Verge

Joni Mitchell removes music from Spotify in protest of Joe Rogan’s podcast

“I’ve decided to remove all my music from Spotify,” The Canadian singer-songwriter writes in a post on her website. “Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives. I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global …

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