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Samsung Pay now supports TransferWise cards in the UK

Samsung is expanding the list of issuers that support its mobile payments service. The company today announced that Samsung Pay is now available to TransferWise card members in the United Kingdom.What this means is that TransferWise customers in the United Kingdom will now be able to add their debit cards to Samsung Pay. The mobile […]

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U.K. Smart Home Firm Hive Rolls Out HomeKit Support for Active Line of Products

Hive, the U.K. smart connected home company backed by British Gas, has quietly added Apple HomeKit support to its range of smart home products. First spotted by iMore, the support is part of a software update that began rolling out late last week. When the soft launch is complete, Hive’s ‌HomeKit‌ compatible accessories include all […]

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‘BBC Together’ Service Lets UK Users Enjoy BBC Content With Others Remotely

The BBC has launched a new experimental online service that lets users watch or listen to BBC programs, prodcasts, and radio with others over the internet at the same time. Called BBC Together, the online tool is available on Taster, the BBC’s experimental platform, which can be accessed via any web browser. The way it […]

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Apple and Google in ‘Standoff’ With UK Health Service Over COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Apple and Google are said to be in a “standoff” with the UK’s health service over its plans to build an app that alerts users when they have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. Apple and Google announced on Friday that they are working together on Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies […]

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UK to Use Apple-Google API in NHS Contact Tracing App

The UK’s NHS has confirmed plans to use Apple’s contact tracing technology in an upcoming app that will warn users if they’ve recently been in contact with someone suspected to be infected with coronavirus (via BBC News). Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock, who announced the move at the government’s daily pandemic press briefing, said the […]

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UK Telecoms Providers Remove All Data Caps on Home Broadband Services

Britain’s big telecoms providers have agreed to lift the data caps on all fixed-line broadband services to help people isolated at home following the coronavirus epidemic, reports Reuters. The companies, which include BT, Virgin Media, Sky, O2, Vodafone, Three, and TalkTalk, committed to support and protect vulnerable customers during the pandemic following talks with the […]

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Apple Adds British Government Coronavirus PSA to UK App Store

U.K. iPhone and iPad users who open the App Store this morning are being met with a COVID-19 public service announcement from the British government, signaling an expansion of Apple’s efforts to prominently display official coronavirus alerts on its devices. Tapping on the prioritized card takes users to an NHS app link and a video […]

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UK Contactless Spending Limit to Increase From £30 to £45 Beginning Next Month

The U.K. spending limit for contactless card payments is to increase from £30 to £45, meaning iPhone users will soon be able to pay for more expensive shopping bills using their smartphones in stores where Apple Pay isn’t supported. The increase in the upper limit on contactless payments is set to roll out nationally beginning […]

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Disney+ Officially Launches in the UK and Other European Countries

Disney+ today officially launched in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria. The premium streaming service is accessible via web browser, on Amazon Fire devices, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV (4K or HD), iOS devices, Android, Google Chromecast, Xbox One, PS4, smart TVs from LG, Sony, Samsung, and Vizio. You can download […]

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U.K. iPhone Reseller Carphone Warehouse to Close All 531 Stores

Long-standing mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it will close all 531 of its standalone stores on Britain’s high streets next month, with around 60 percent of staff (2,900) set to lose their jobs. As part of the same company that owns Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse has 350 mini-shops inside 305 of […]

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Disney+ Partners With UK Mobile Network O2 to Offer Customers Free 6-Month Membership

New MacBook Air Possible as Early as Next Week Last March, MacRumors received an anonymous tip claiming that Apple would announce new iPad, iMac, and iPod models with three consecutive days of press releases the following week, and that information proved to be two-thirds accurate with new iPad Air and iPad mini models announced on […]

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Apple’s Victoria Square Store in Belfast Reportedly Undergoes Deep Clean Amid COVID-19 Contamination Fears

Apple’s Victoria Square retail store in Belfast, Northern Ireland reportedly closed its doors early on Wednesday to undergo a deep clean, following suspicions of a coronavirus contamination in the local area.Video shared on Facebook appeared to capture a clean-up operation taking place at the store in the early evening. In the clip, two people wearing […]

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MI5 Argues for ‘Exceptional Access’ to Encrypted Messages

The director general of Britain’s Security Service is arguing for “exceptional access” to encrypted messages, in the ongoing battle between authorities and technology companies, reports The Guardian. MI5 head Andrew Parker MI5’s director general has called on technology companies to find a way to allow spy agencies “exceptional access” to encrypted messages, amid fears they […]

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Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models in the UK

Apple has started selling certified refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro models through its online store in the United Kingdom for the first time since the notebook was released in November 2019. All of the refurbished configurations are discounted by 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models.As of writing, a Silver 16-inch MacBook Pro 2.6GHz […]

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Fitbit’s Blood Oxygen Monitoring Feature Now Available in More Countries

Google-owned Fitbit is activating blood oxygen monitoring (sp02) in more countries, following the feature’s U.S. launch for some of its smartwatches and fitness trackers last month. Now the company has released it for users in the U.K., Canada, and possibly other countries, with blood oxygen saturation data appearing in the Fitbit app.Tech blog Tizenhelp.com confirmed […]

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