Google Pay’s old apps and website to lose payment features in the US in January

Google Pay’s old iOS app, Android app, and website are set to lose many of their payment features in the US in January, the company has confirmed to The Verge. According to a Google support document the old apps will soon no longer be able to send or receive payments or withdraw money. Meanwhile, a notice on the Google Pay website says it’s also losing the ability to send and receive peer-to-peer payments. Google is also introducing a 1.5 percent fee when you transfer money out of Google Pay using a debit card, 9to5Google reports.

The changes follow the service’s massive relaunch last week in the US, which includes a new app and new features like the option of automatically scanning your Gmail inbox and Google Photos account for receipts to import. The new service is set to expand further next year, when Google plans to partner with banks

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Google Pay’s old apps and website to lose payment features in January

Google Pay’s old iOS app, Android app, and website are set to lose many of their payment features in January, the company has confirmed to The Verge. According to a Google support document the old apps will soon no longer be able to send or receive payments or withdraw money. Meanwhile, a notice on the Google Pay website says it’s also losing the ability to send and receive peer-to-peer payments. Google is also introducing a 1.5 percent fee when you transfer money out of Google Pay using a debit card, 9to5Google reports.



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The changes follow the service’s massive relaunch last week, which includes a new app and new features like the option of automatically scanning your Gmail inbox and Google Photos account for receipts to import. The new service is set to expand further next year, when Google plans to partner

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How to update your Mac computer to the new macOS Big Sur and get the latest features and bug fixes



a close up of a computer: It should only take a few clicks to update your Mac. Apple


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It should only take a few clicks to update your Mac. Apple

  • To update your Mac, open the System Preferences app, which has its own “Software Update” menu.
  • You can also check for updates through the “About This Mac” menu, which can be found by clicking the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen.
  • If your Mac is still running macOS High Sierra or earlier, however, you’ll need to go through the App Store.
  • With the new macOS Big Sur release, you should update your Mac as soon as you can.
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In many ways, Macs are built for convenience: They have backlit keyboards, there’s a variety of ways to take and save screenshots, and they come with a wide assortment of shortcuts that can speed up your work.

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But like all devices, they also require

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Stadia recap: YouTube Premium bundle, Destiny 2 changes, new website features

It’s a big week for gaming and most of the news and attention is focused on the new PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. That’s not to say other gaming platforms are taking a backseat. In fact, Google’s Stadia is having a grand week as well, with promos and new games to distract non-console gamers. Going beyond the games themselves, Stadia is also updating the service to be more personal and social, just like other major gaming platforms.

As mentioned before, one of the benefits of owning multiple properties, sometimes not directly related, is that the company can offer bundles that sweeten the pot. Following the expansion of a three-month free Stadia subscription for Google One customers, YouTube Premium subscribers are now also getting a gaming treat. Users in the US and UK are being offered free Stadia Premiere Edition bundles that normally cost $100, demonstrating how aggressive Google

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Epazz DeskFlex Desk Scheduling Software Will Release Vaccine Management Solution as Part of COVID Compliance Features

Epazz DeskFlex desk and room booking software is adding a vaccine management solution that tracks employees’ COVID-19 vaccination.    

CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — Epazz Inc. DeskFlex (OTC: EPAZ), a leading provider of mission-critical cloud-computing software solutions, announced today that DeskFlex’s vaccine management solution will help organizations plan and develop COVID-19 vaccination programs among its team members when it is released.

Pharmaceutical companies are working double-time to create a vaccine against the Novel 2019 Coronavirus. One of the leading pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer, developed a vaccine with a promising result of 90% effectivity according to the company’s clinical results. Over 43,538 volunteers participated and received two injections within 21 days apart. The company claimed that among the 94 evaluable COVID-19 cases, results revealed that more than 90% effectively prevented the Coronavirus infection. This result exceeded the Food and Drug Administration set a 50% minimum effectiveness bar. This

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8 new features WhatsApp should add from other messaging apps

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WhatsApp is the world’s most popular mobile messaging app. It recently crossed a landmark threshold of 100 billion messages being sent daily. The Facebook-owned platform has constantly been offering improvements and additions since its launch in the late 2000s.

Between VoIP and video calls, improved privacy controls, biometric authentication, and Any.do integration, we’ve seen loads of features come to the platform in recent years. There’s plenty more the company could bring to the table, however. With that in mind, we look at a few features WhatsApp should bring over from rival messaging apps.

1. Multiple number support (Telegram)

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One of the downsides to using WhatsApp is that it doesn’t officially play nicely with multiple numbers. The dual apps feature seen on devices by Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, and several other brands allows you to run two accounts on one phone, but it’s not a particularly

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Microsoft Teams Issues New Blow To Zoom With Superb Features And Updates

Microsoft Teams is continuing to ramp up the video conferencing wars to beat Zoom with a bunch of new features and updates. So, what’s new?

First up is a feature that many people could find useful—the ability to switch accounts much more easily. In a bid to simplify day to day Teams use, Microsoft is giving users the opportunity to add multiple accounts and manage them without having to log in and out.

Using the new Teams feature, you can link your accounts together and switch between them via your Settings. 

Previously, if you were using multiple Teams accounts, you had to log in and back out, costing valuable time and effort and killing the service’s usability. The feature is in

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Google Photos might put some editing features behind a subscription paywall

Google Photos is a superb photo management and editing app. As it has grown in popularity, Google has made the occasional attempt to monetize Photos — most recently by launching a subscription service where customers receive a selection of 10 printed shots every month. But now, according to XDA Developers (and also highlighted by Android Police), Google might be planning to reserve certain editing tricks — some that were previously available for free — for Google One subscribers. That’s one way to start ruining a beloved service, Google. Maybe rethink this.



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Inside the code for the latest update to Google Photos, there are strings that clearly point to the app moving in this direction:

As a Google One member, you get access to extra editing features.

Get extra editing features with a Google One membership.

Unlock this feature and more with

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German News Website’s Front Page Features Donald Trump as ‘The Squatter’

A popular German-language news website offered biting commentary on the contentious U.S. presidential election, featuring President Donald Trump as “the squatter”—a jab at his reluctance to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he is to lose the White House to Democratic candidate Joe Biden.



a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: US President Donald Trump speaks in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020. Democrat Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in the race for the 270 electoral votes that will put one of them over the top.


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US President Donald Trump speaks in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020. Democrat Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in the race for the 270 electoral votes that will put one of them over the top.

On Friday morning, Der Spiegel‘s front page featured a camouflage-clad Trump sitting inside an Oval Office that looked as though someone had prepared it for war. The president, rifle in hand, bears an angry, frowning expression while the portrait of a smiling Biden hangs behind him, shattered with a single, smoking bullet

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Apple Releases 14.2 Software for HomePod With New Siri, Intercom and Home Theater Features

Alongside iOS and iPadOS 14.2, Apple today released new 14.2 software for the HomePod, which includes support for new Siri and Intercom features. Today’s update comes a couple of weeks after the release of HomePod 14.1 software.


With the update, ‌Siri‌ can now provide a personal snapshot of each ‌HomePod‌ user’s day, offering up news information, weather, traffic, reminders, and more when asked “What’s my update?”

Intercom now supports iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay, and the full-size ‌HomePod‌ can be connected to an Apple TV 4K for immersive sound. Apple’s full release notes for the update are below:

Software version 14.2 includes support for new ‌Siri‌, Intercom, and Home Theater features. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

– Ask ‌Siri‌ “What’s my update?” to hear a personal snapshot of your day that includes the news, weather, traffic, reminders, and calendar appointments.

– Intercom using ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌,

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