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Apple said to be planning new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros with MagSafe and Apple processors – TechCrunch

Apple said to be planning new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros with MagSafe and Apple processors – News

Apple has planned new upgraded MacBook Pros for launch “later this year” according to a new report from Bloomberg. These new models would come in both 14-inch and 16-inch sizes, with new and improved Apple Silicon processors like those that Apple debuted on the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro model late last year. …

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Samsung unveils its newest Tile competitor, the Galaxy SmartTag – TechCrunch

Samsung unveils its newest Tile competitor, the Galaxy SmartTag – News

Alongside its other announcements at Samsung’s event today, the company introduced its new Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth locator, a lost item beacon for Samsung owners and a competitor with Tile. Like Tile and Apple’s forthcoming AirTags, the beacon can be attached to keys, a bag, a pet’s collar or anything else you want to track. Initially, …

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Google cracks down on personal loan apps in India following abuse and outcry – TechCrunch

Google cracks down on personal loan apps in India following abuse and outcry – News

Google said on Thursday it has pulled some personal loan apps from Play Store in India and was implementing stronger measures to prevent abuse following reports that said several firms were targeting vulnerable borrowers in the country and then going to extreme lengths to recover their money. The Android-maker said users and government agencies in …

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Apple announces new projects related to its $100 million pledge for racial equity and justice – TechCrunch

Apple announces new projects related to its $100 million pledge for racial equity and justice – News

Last June, Apple committed $100 million to a Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI). Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, is leading the initiative. Today, Apple is sharing some of its work as part of the initiative. “We’re launching REJI’s latest initiatives with partners across a broad range of industries …

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App stores saw record 218 billion downloads in 2020, consumer spend of $143 billion – TechCrunch

App stores saw record 218 billion downloads in 2020, consumer spend of $143 billion – News

Mobile adoption continued to grow in 2020, in part due to the market forces of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to App Annie’s annual “State of Mobile” industry report, mobile app downloads grew by 7% year-over-year to a record 218 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, consumer spending grew by 20% to also hit a new milestone of …

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Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune – TechCrunch

Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune – News

As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana, a health tech startup that began with a specific focus on providing patient information digitally for individuals living with HIV, is helping Los Angeles County …

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