Samsung may dump its Galaxy Note smartphones in 2021

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A recent Reuters report cited sources saying that its premium high-end phone would be discontinued. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd may be discontinuing its high-end Galaxy Note smartphones in 2021. This would bring to an end a long line of flagship devices that have defined the brand’s premium range for several years, said a recent Reuters report. The report pointed to a taking demand for high-end phones as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Galaxy Note smartphones are known for their large screen sizes and the stylus they use for note…

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Smartphone use effects include increased impulsiveness, says study

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People who use their phones regularly are more likely to seek immediate rewards and reject delayed rewards. Regular smartphone use effects include a notable and measurable impact on impulsiveness, regardless of age or the ways the device is most commonly used. This leads individuals to make impulsive decisions and seek out immediate gratification. Regular device users are more likely to make snap decisions regarding everything from shopping choices to the choice to have children. From tiny selections such as downloading an app to life-changing purchases such as buying a house…

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Twitter’s disappearing tweets are rolling out globally

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The so-called “fleets” feature will soon be available to users around the world. Twitter has announced that it is rolling out a new disappearing tweets feature. The fleets are posts that will disappear 24 hours after they are made. The fleets have been compared to the stories feature already available on Instagram and Snapchat. The disappearing tweets feature has been tested in South Korea, Italy, India, and Brazil. Now, it will be rolled out to users worldwide. Fleets are temporary posts that can be composed of text, pictures and videos.…

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WhatsApp disappearing messages roll out to more than 1 billion users

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The goal of this new feature, according to the app, is to make communication more natural. WhatsApp disappearing messages have started rolling out, with over 1 billion users being included in the initial wave of the launch, starting at the end of last week. This feature is appealing to people who would like parts of their chat histories to be less permanent. The WhatsApp disappearing messages feature is rolling out to both iOS and Android device customers. The idea behind the feature is to make it possible for users in…

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The consumer shopping experience is increasingly dependent on mobile payments

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A new Buyer PaymentsInsights Survey by Mercator Advisory Group examined this trend. Mercator Advisory Group has released the outcomes of its recent Primary Data report, Buyer PaymentsInsights – Payment Behavior: Younger Shoppers Lead a Change, showing that mobile payments has become highly critical to the consumer shopping experience. The report’s conclusions are based on Mercator’s 2020 Buyer PaymentsInsights Survey. This online survey involved the participation of 3,000 adult consumers in the United States. It was conducted before the outbreak of the pandemic in the U.S., in February 2020. It examined…

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