Google Assistant can now send or request money

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Google Assistant continues to become more like a real assistant, learning abilities to make your life easier.

Google Assistant can now send or request money from your friends. Just say something like “Send $ 10 to Jill Smith for dinner” and Google Assistant will prepare to send money to your friend. You’ll then authenticate the Google Pay payment and off it’ll go.

It’s free to send and receive money, and your friend can get their money even if they don’t have the Google Pay app installed. They’ll receive an email, text, or notification if they do have Google Pay.

The ability to send or request money via Google Assistant is now live on Android and iOS in the U.S. Google says that you’ll be able to send money using smart speakers like Google Home “in the coming months.”

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Elon Musk, Customer Service Rep Extraordinaire, Just Deleted the Facebook Pages for SpaceX and Tesla, on Request (Seriously)

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Elon Musk just took a stand—a substantial one that’s a giant shot across the bow of Facebook, and a statement Musk’s rabid base of acolytes may or may not take a cue from: In light of the data-gathering scandal that has rocked Facebook over the past week, Musk just dropped the hammer, and deleted the official pages for Tesla and SpaceX from the Book of Face.

It started when Musk played around on Twitter, randomly responding to Signal founder Brian Acton’s Tweet about deleting Facebook:

Someone called Musk out for making light of the situation.

And Musk, as he’s wont to do, (A) trolled Facebook, (B) called this random Twitter user’s bluff, and (C) wiped Space X and Tesla from Facebook:

Indeed, Musk seems to have lived up to his promise. Searching for Tesla on Facebook now reveals just lame stuff about the scientist:

And a search for SpaceX reveals a number of pages, though none seems to be official:

Contrition from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t seem to be enough to regain Musk’s trust (to say nothing of a previous beef they once had in which Zuck once blamed Musk for ruining some of his property).

As usual, Musk wins:

If you’re fearing where you’ll get your next Elon fix, check his Twitter and Instagram.

Clearly, Musk won’t be wiping himself from the web any time soon. Those accounts are never not going.

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Feature Request: Make the Calendar app smart enough not to duplicate events

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In general, technology gets smarter over time. New features are added that improve the functionality, or changes are made that allow a device or app to do the same thing in smarter ways.

But every now and then, a new feature can effectively end up making an app dumber – and Apple’s Calendar app is guilty of this …

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Amazon’s Alexa gaining new ‘Follow-up Mode’, no longer requires trigger word after every request

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The most annoying thing about digital assistants is that you have to say a trigger word after every request, with few exceptions. Whether it be “Hey Siri”, “Ok Google”, or “Alexa”, it can become increasingly tiresome, especially if you’re trying to have a fluid conversation.

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How to Request & Receive Cash in Apple Pay

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Requesting and receiving money on iPhone isn’t a brand new feature; there are lots of different ways to ask for and collect payments from your iPhone, including on FacebookPayPal, Venmo, and even Snapchat! With the rollout of iOS 11.2 though, there’s a new, even more convenient way to request a payment from a friend or customer who owes you money, and to receive that payment as well. Now you can quickly and securely request and receive payments right from the Messenger app on your iPhone. The great part about this is that you don’t need to set up any new accounts or download an app, you can use the Apple Pay Cash feature right within your normal text messages, as long as you already have Apple Pay set up. First things first, make sure you have Apple Pay set up, and then let’s get started learning how to request and receive money with Apple Pay Cash! 

Related: How to Send Money With Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.2 on iPhone

How to Request a Payment in Apple Pay

You’ll need an iPhone 6 or later that is updated to iOS 11.2 or later to use this feature.

  • In the Messages app, open or start a text conversation with the person you’d like to receive a payment from.
  • Tap the App symbol to the left of the text input box.

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  • Tap the Apple Pay option and adjust the amount with the plus or minus symbols.
  • For larger amounts, or amounts including less than full dollar amounts, tap on $ 1 and an option will appear to use your keypad. 

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  • After you’ve entered the correct amount, tap Request.

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How to Receive a Payment in Apple Pay

Payments are automatically received and kept in Apple Pay Cash. Once a payment is received you should be able to spend it right away, unless Apple decides to do an account security check for some reason. Once the payment has cleared, you can keep it in your Apple Pay account, or transfer it to your bank account. 

If you’re not comfortable with the idea of accepting payments automatically, you can change your settings to Manually Accept Payments.

You only have seven days to accept the payment the first time you use Apple Pay Cash. If you’ve chosen not to accept automatic payments, keep this in mind! After you’ve accepted payment, you can check to see if the payment was received in your Apple Wallet. 

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‘Blatant, desperate’ CFIUS investigation request postpones Broadcom’s $117B Qualcomm bid

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The U.S. Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) has ordered Apple supplier Qualcomm to delay a shareholders meeting 30 days, postponing — if not potentially derailing — Broadcom’s attempted $ 117 billion hostile takeover.
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Unofficial APIs will be blocked in Android P, but devs can request new APIs they need

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We’d gotten wind of this change a few weeks ago, but now it’s official: Google will be restricting access to non-public APIs in the next version of Android. This means that in Android P and going forward, APIs that are unofficially supported in Android’s SDK will (generally) not be available to developers to use in their apps.

Using unofficial APIs in an app is risky, as it can sometimes cause unexpected issues and lead to bugs and errors when a new release unintentionally changes how the API works.

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Apple’s Request to Ban Protestors From Some Stores Has Been Denied

Earlier this year, it was reported that Apple was moving forward in an effort to try and block some protestors from doing their thing at, in front of, or around some Apple Stores. Continue reading
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Apple Denied Request to Ban Tax Protestors From Its Stores in France

The High Court of Paris on Friday denied Apple’s request for an injunction that would have blocked activist group Attac from protesting at the company’s retail stores across France, as it has been doing for the past several months.

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The order states that the mere presence of protesters at Apple’s stores in France, without violence, vandalism, or customers being blocked from entering the premises, is not enough to justify limiting the group’s rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly protected by human rights laws in Europe.

The court added that Attac acted in accordance with the European Union’s Statutes of the Association, and defined the protests as a matter of public interest. Apple has been ordered to pay 2,000 euros to cover Attac’s legal fees, according to the order, which was earlier reported by French website MacGeneration.

Attac is a voluntary association that has been accusing Apple of corporate tax evasion in Europe, in line with the European Commission ordering Ireland to recover around 13 billion euros in back taxes from the iPhone maker in 2016. Apple and Ireland have denied the accusations and are appealing the decision.

Apple previously said it has “a long tradition of supporting individuals and groups that peacefully express their opinions,” but it accused Attac’s activists of “vandalizing shops and endangering the security of staff and customers,” which it finds unacceptable, according to court documents obtained by The Guardian.

During a stunt at an Apple store in Aix-en-Provence last November, for example, activists painted “pay your taxes” on the glass windows. Attac also gathered in front of the High Court of Paris last week with Stormtrooper costumes and Star Wars-themed signs that equated Apple to the evil Galactic Empire.

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Attac has a different view. In a blog post published today, the association said it is “defending the public interest” with “non-violent citizen actions,” and it has previously called its actions “festive and good-natured.”

Apple has yet to comment on today’s decision, and it’s unclear if it will exercise other legal options in its fight against Attac.

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