16 new and notable (and 2 WTF) Android apps from the last week (9/19/17 – 9/25/17)

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LendingClub Invest

Android Police coverage: LendingClub, a peer-to-peer loans platform, just launched its Android app for investors

LendingClub Invest is a newly launched peer-to-peer loan system app.

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16 new and notable (and 2 WTF) Android apps from the last week (9/19/17 – 9/25/17) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Sony’s Foolish Failure to Learn From Microsoft’s Mistake

Microsoft has learned a lot of very hard lessons over the last couple of decades, and it continues to surprise and annoy me that other firms seem to have the suicidal tendency to learn the same lessons the hard way. My view is that it is far better and cheaper to avoid the mistakes of others, but firms like Apple, Google and, most recently, Sony seem to want to cherry-pick past Microsoft disasters and experience them first hand. The latest issue has to do with interoperability and millennials.
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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is now in stock in the UK, yours from £494.98

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 Compact is now available to purchase in the UK, in stock and ready to be dispatched. For an unlocked and SIM-free unit you’ll pay £494.98 at Unlocked Mobiles, and £499 at Clove. The handset was announced during Sony’s IFA press conference in Berlin in late August, and went up for pre-order in the UK on September 1. Its initial release date for the country was September 29, but it’s arrived a few days early at the aforementioned online retailers. If you’d rather purchase from Carphone Warehouse or Amazon, you’re still in pre-order territory, as those companies are sticking…

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Apple switches from Bing to Google as default search platform in Siri, iOS Search, and Mac’s Spotlight

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Apple is switching from Microsoft’s Bing to Google as the default Web search provider for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company announced on Monday.
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