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Solana launches web3-focused smartphone Saga to improve crypto-mobile relationship

The co-founder and CEO of Solana, Anatoly Yakovenko, had a Steve Jobs moment when he stood in front of an auditorium in New York City and announced...

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UK’s antitrust watchdog finally eyes action on Apple, Google mobile duopoly

The UK’s competition watchdog has published its final report on a comprehensive, year-long mobile ecosystem market study — cementing its...

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Apple chooses Joy (Cons)

On iOS 16, Apple iPhones will support bluetooth pairing with Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons.

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Apple’s Continuity Camera lets you use your iPhone as a webcam

Apple is improving its webcam on the shiny new M2 MacBooks, but for those of us still chugging along on our existing MacBooks, we’ll be able to...

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Primitives wants to turn your crypto wallet into a social network

Primitives founder and former Snapchat engineer DJ Gabeau compared the digital wallet of the future to the modern cellphone

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Zoox reveals close-up of its autonomous robotaxi

Zoox shared a close-up of its commercial electric robotaxi at the TechCrunch Mobility 2022 conference in San Mateo, California.

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Bitcoin’s bid to become the “one chain to rule them all”

VCs are pouring millions of dollars into startups expanding the Bitcoin ecosystem through dApps

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MEPs vote to expand scope of common charger rules

European Union lawmakers have taken a step closer to agreeing rules to standardize how a range of mobile gadgetry is charged. Today MEPs in the...

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PayU doubles down on LatAm fintech, acquires Ding and leads $46M investment in ‘superapp’ Treinta in Colombia

PayU, the fintech business controlled by Prosus with operations in 50+ countries — it’s been described as the PayPal of emerging markets...

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Europe lays out expanded ecodesign rules with plan for digital product passports

The European Union has announced a new bundle of sustainability-focused policy proposals that will expand existing ecodesign rules on energy...

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Migrante steps on the gas of vehicle leasing for gig workers in Latin America

The company develops secured loans for motorcycles, cars and trucks so borrowers can improve their income.

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Android 13 makes push notifications opt-in

In Android 13, apps will have to ask for permissions before they can send you push notifications.

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Augmented reality’s half-decade of stagnation

Hello readers, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about the future of this newsletter and what’s coming next. The short of...

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Sikur touts a new secure Android phone for enterprise, gov’t comms

It’s been many years since the BlackBerry was the corporate phone du jour. Touchscreen phones and the “bring your own device” trend...

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MWC to bar some Russian companies from next week’s show

The GSMA, which puts on the world’s largest annual mobile connectivity show (aka Mobile World Congress) has confirmed it will ban some Russian...

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The first developer preview of Android 13 has arrived

Right on schedule, Google today announced the first developer release of Android 13. These very early releases, which are only meant for developers...

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Let’s make the teen Tesla hack a teachable moment

EVs are fun. They are superbly connected, constantly updated and offer a great user experience, but they are cars, not mobile phones. Hacking into...

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Meta’s Workplace will integrate with WhatsApp later this year to expand communication with front-line employees

Workplace, the app owned and originally built by Facebook (now Meta) as a version of the social network for enterprise employees to communicate with...

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Fairphone hits software support longevity akin to Apple’s iPhone

Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise dedicated to making consumer electronics (more) sustainable and ethical, including by supporting repairability...

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DJI’s latest GoPro competitor is a stunner, but can’t handle the heat

DJI’s second-generation GoPro killer couldn’t look better… on paper. The stunning little Action 2 is compact and boasts a...

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Unity launches Unity Gaming Services to simplify development of cross-platform, multiplayer games

Unity, the platform that enables creators to develop 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles and augmented and virtual reality...

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Google introduces Pixel Pass, an all-in-one subscription combining phones and premium services

Alongside the launch of the new Google Pixel 6 smartphones, the company also introduced a new way to purchase them: Pixel Pass. This all-in-one...

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Google Pixel 6 leaks dial up the camera and security war

It seems as if retailers and Google are playing a game of chicken about who can leak the most information about the company’s two upcoming...

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Fairphone adds a 5G smartphone, touting software support until at least 2025

Dutch social enterprise Fairphone has announced its first 5G smartphone, the Fairphone 4. The “greentech” mobile maker differentiates...

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How Apple built the iPhone 13’s Cinematic Mode

The Cinematic Mode on the iPhone 13 Pro models had a marquee spot in Apple’s presentation about the devices last week. The reviews so far this week...

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LG is acquiring automotive cybersecurity startup Cybellum in a $240M deal

LG Electronics, the Korean tech giant that once was a leading player in mobile phones but is now winding down that business, is making an acquisition...

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The iPhone 13 Pro goes to Disneyland

This year’s iPhone review goes back to Disneyland for the first time in a couple of years for, uh, obvious reasons. I’m happy to report that the...

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The GoPro-ification of the iPhone

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, we talked about some sunglasses from a company that many people do not like very much....

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