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The Week

Kamala Harris receives congratulatory welcome from several GOP senators who haven’t acknowledged Biden’s win

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday returned to the Senate floor, where she cast the decisive vote to block President Trump’s controversial pick for the Federal Reserve, Judy Shelton. Before that, though, she received a series of what appeared to be congratulatory greetings from a number of her Republican colleagues, including some who haven’t yet publicly acknowledged Trump’s defeat.Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) have laid low when it comes to their stance on the election — Lankford has said President-elect Joe Biden should be receiving intelligence briefings during the “contested election” — but they both offered congratulations to Harris on Tuesday, as did Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), who has previously said it “looks like it will be President Biden.” Less surprisingly, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), who was one of the first

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Apple To Remove App That Allowed Users To Play Stadia Games On iOS


  • Apple hasn’t allowed game streaming apps like Stadia on iOS devices
  • This is because of its strict App Store policies regarding game streaming
  • Apple is taking down an app that provided a workaround to streaming Stadia games on iPhones

Apple has told the developer behind the Stadium app that it will be removing the app from the App Store. This comes as the latest blow to mobile gamers who have been looking for ways to enjoy the video games they could not access via the App Store or Apple Arcade.

Zachary Knox, creator of the Stadium app that allowed users to play Stadia games on their iPhones, said the Cupertino tech giant reached out to him and informed him that it is taking down the app.

For those who don’t know, the Stadium app offers iPhone users a workaround so they can enjoy Stadia games directly on their

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How Digital And Cash Have Allowed The Leading Money Transfer Players To Adapt

The pandemic has been a catalyst for digital growth across the money transfer sector. Yet it would be wrong to assume that this has caused the end of cash in international payments. Far from it – cash and the network of cash payout locations not only remains critical but has actually been a key enabler supporting the growth of the digital divisions and businesses across the sector. 

For the leading incumbents, a transaction initiated digitally and paid out in cash counts as a digital transaction. That means that both their cash capability and investments in digital have helped them adapt their business models and find new paths to growth at the most

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Govt Consults On Restrictions, Wants Contactless Payments Allowed

Drivers face a complete ban on using hand-held mobile phones while driving thanks to government plans to close a legal loophole on phone use in cars.

A further change has been proposed where mobile phone use will be possible in a stationary car for the purposes of making a contactless payment, such as at a drive-through restaurant service hatch.

Using a hand-held mobile phone to call or text while driving is already illegal, but other actions such as taking photos are not covered by the current law (although the police are able to stop a driver if they think their driving is adversely affected by any behaviour in the car).

The government has launched a consultation on bringing the law into line with modern technology. This would mean drivers caught taking photos, playing games or scrolling through a playlist behind the wheel would be breaking the law on mobile

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