WhatsApp iOS to Android chat history transfer tool now available

WhatsApp has finally delivered a long-awaited feature to its two billion users. First announced in August, the company has begun rolling out the ability to move chat history between iOS and Android. Specifically, the latest rollout is for migrating WhatsApp chat history from iPhones to Samsung phones. Both devices must…

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EU wants a universal charger for phones and other gadgets

Lawmakers at the European Union have presented a legislative proposal that would lead to the use of a standard charger that’s compatible with all sorts of electronic devices, including smartphones, tablets, cameras, and handheld video game consoles. If the proposal becomes law, USB-C would become the standard connector to transmit…

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Germany pushes for 7-year software updates, spare parts replacement

Through careful use, your phone may last for years to come. But that’s only considering its physical age. A phone arguably becomes obsolete when the phone’s manufacturer stops providing security updates, with vulnerabilities and exploits remaining unpatched and jeopardizing your privacy and digital welfare. That said, Germany is pushing for…

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Privacy-focused companies seek ban on surveillance-based ads

Internet search engine DuckDuckGo, along with other privacy-focused tech companies, have formed a coalition to urge regulators to ban surveillance-based advertising. As detailed in a blog post by coalition member Mojeek, targeted advertising that depends on pervasive tracking is the unfortunate norm today, and that has led to major problems…

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Samsung Galaxy A52 4G Review

Samsung is still trying to strive in the midrange smartphone segment despite the intense pressure from Chinese brands. The Samsung Galaxy A52 is their latest bet in this price range. Priced at Php18,990 (Php23,990 for the 5G model), Samsung tried to pack everything they can on a body that looks…

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