Galaxy S23 prices for Germany leak, get ready to pay more

Samsung will launch the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra next week, and the devices will go on pre-order on the same day. It was revealed that Galaxy S23 series devices would cost more than their predecessors in most markets, including Australia, Europe, and South Korea, and it has been confirmed by today’s […]

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Get ready to pay more for Galaxy S23 in Europe, Korea

Increasing component prices and inflation means that Samsung may have to increase the prices of its high-end phones. A few days ago, it was revealed that the company might not increase the prices of its phones with the Galaxy S23 series in the US. However, it looks like it may increase the pricing of its […]

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Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra prices for Europe leak, get ready to pay more

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra may keep the same prices as their predecessors in the US, but not elsewhere. A past rumor from Australia made us aware of the upcoming price hikes for the first time, and today newly leaked prices for the trio in Europe basically confirm the bad […]

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Sting concerts and CEO pay: Microsoft isn’t tone-deaf. They’re a business.

In the wake of Microsoft’s recent layoff announcements, the sobering context has been added to the decision. It’s just not just Microsoft. Google is laying off 6% of its workforce (or about 12,000), Amazon 18,000 (or 1.2%), and even media companies like Vox are facing negative downturns (7%, or around 130 employees). None of that […]

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Samsung’s gamble in a crowded phone market: Will it pay off?

The Galaxy S series is by far one of Samsung’s most popular smartphone lineups. It has also been one of the most consistent. Over the years, Samsung has introduced and cut many models but the Galaxy S series has been a permanent fixture. It has been the ideal representation of Samsung’s vision for flagship smartphones. […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook takes a $35 million pay cut in 2023

Apple posted its proxy filing on the 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and the 113-page report reveals that CEO Tim Cook is getting a salary reduction in 2023. It amounts to $35 million – the top executive will earn $49 million, down from $84 million last year. His base salary of $3 million and the […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Taking Substantial Pay Cut in 2023 After Earning Nearly $100 Million Last Year

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s total compensation was $99.4 million in 2022, according to an SEC filing released today. His compensation included a $3 million salary, roughly $83 million in stock awards, and $13.4 million in other forms of compensation. Cook’s total compensation in 2021 was $98.7 million by comparison. Cook will be taking a substantial […]

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JSAUX Steam Deck dock review: Why pay more?

The Steam Deck is obviously a handheld PC/console, but with the right equipment, it becomes a full desktop PC. It has a desktop mode with proper desktop apps, and whether you stick with the Linux-based SteamOS or you go with Windows, it’s a powerful, portable PC. The easiest way to achieve this transformation is with […]

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In the Next Pandemic, Let’s Pay People to Get Vaccinated

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that people like money. If you show them the cash, they’re generally more likely to do what you want, whether that be to stop smoking, work out, or keep up with their medication.   As vaccines started to roll out of labs during the pandemic, governments began wondering: How can we encourage as many […]

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Meta to pay $725 million in settlement over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook parent company Meta agreed to settle Cambridge Analytica case for $725 million, a filing from the US District Court reveals. The proposed settlement would resolve a case that has been open since 2018, in which Facebook was accused of allowing the third-party consulting firm to access the data of nearly 87 million users. Cambridge […]

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Apple Pay South Korea: Delayed Launch and Problems

Apple’s foray into Asian countries has been largely successful, as many Asian countries have transformed from emerging third-world economies into spending powerhouses. Japan, China, South Korea, and smaller countries like Singapore and Taiwan have all been major partners for Apple. Although there’s plenty of competition in the region, like Huawei, Samsung, and Google, Apple seems […]

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Apple Pay Offering These Exclusive Holiday Discounts Until Next Week

Now through December 15, you can get exclusive holiday offers when you shop with Apple Pay in the United States. There are 12 participating brands, including Revolve, Le Creuset, HotelTonight, and more, with a full list outlined on Apple’s website. The offers are available for qualifying purchases made with Apple Pay on participating apps and […]

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How to Use Apple Pay Abroad

When you travel to other countries, you’ll need to consider various factors if you want to limit the amount of stress you encounter on your trip. A possible language barrier is one point worth considering, but how you’re going to pay for items is perhaps the biggest area for consideration. Related Reading: More countries worldwide […]

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Judge Approves Apple’s Plan to Pay $50 Million to Settle Butterfly Keyboard Lawsuit

Apple’s plan to pay $50 million to settle a long running class-action lawsuit over the faulty butterfly keyboard today received preliminary approval from a California federal judge (via Law360). The payment will include $13.6 million in attorney fees, up to $2 million in litigation costs, and $1.4 million in settlement administration costs, with the rest […]

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The unified Samsung Wallet platform is now available in South Africa

Samsung Wallet is now available for Galaxy device users in South Africa. Existing Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass users in South Africa will now be greeted with a notification to migrate to Samsung Wallet when they open one of the two aforementioned apps. They’ll gain access to more features, including digital keys, membership and transportation […]

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You can now directly pay Spotify for music subscription via Android devices

After antitrust allegations against Google in the EU, it announced a first-of-a-kind billing system with Spotify that would allow users to choose an alternative payment method for the music subscription. This billing system was called ‘User Choice Billing’ or, in short, UCB. This was not specifically meant for Spotify but for all other Android apps and their […]

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Kroger Begins Accepting Apple Pay at All Ralphs Grocery Stores in California

Southern California grocery store chain Ralphs today began accepting Apple Pay at all of its 184 locations across the state, according to a company spokesperson, allowing customers to easily pay with an iPhone or Apple Watch at checkout. Ralphs accepting Apple Pay is notable given that the chain’s parent company Kroger has largely refused to […]

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Apple Tap to Pay Integration Coming to PayPal and Venmo iOS Apps

The PayPal and Venmo iOS apps will soon offer Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone functionality, allowing merchants that use PayPal or Venmo to accept contactless debit or credit cards and mobile wallet payments, including Apple Pay. PayPal shared the news in its latest earnings report, which was released today. Leveraging Apple’s Tap to Pay […]

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Walmart Still Doesn’t Accept Apple Pay in U.S. Despite Many Customer Requests

A quick search on Twitter reveals that Walmart faces numerous requests to accept Apple Pay on a daily basis, but the big-box retailer still does not accept the iPhone’s tap-to-pay service at its over 4,700 stores across the United States. Walmart has instead committed to its own payments service called Walmart Pay, available through the […]

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Samsung turns smartphones into points of sale for Belgian merchants

Samsung has partnered with Mobco and Viva Wallet in Belgium to offer small and large merchants a secure mobile payment solution. Since July 1, 2022, Belgian regulations say that merchants need to offer at least one electronic payment solution to their customers. And because not every merchant has the necessary infrastructure, Samsung has thought of […]

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