WhatsApp may soon let you transfer your chats from Android to iOS

WhatsApp may soon let you transfer your chats from Android to iOS

WhatsApp might be working on a feature that lets you migrate your chat history from Android to iOS, as reported by WABetaInfo via (Android Central). The feature was first spotted in the latest WhatsApp beta version 22.2.74 for iOS, and appears to corroborate WABetaInfo’s previous discovery in beta version 2.21.20.11 for Android. Both updates point … Read more

Steam Deck will support games with Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat software

Igor Bonifacic

Things are looking brighter for Valve’s Steam Deck and its potential game library. On Friday, the company announced titles that depend on Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) software can now run on the portable. Valve said adding Steam Deck support to titles that utilize EAC is “a simple process.” Developers won’t need to update their SDK … Read more

US athletes told to use burner phones at Beijing Winter Olympics

US athletes told to use burner phones at Beijing Winter Olympics

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee is telling athletes to ditch their personal phones for burners ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in China, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal (via Android Central). “Every device, communication, transaction and online activity may be monitored” The advisory was reportedly sent out twice last … Read more

Apple pulls verification requirement for US education shoppers

Igor Bonifacic

Earlier this week, Apple began requiring that students and teachers in the US through authentication service UNiDAYS before they could take advantage of the company’s discounted education pricing. The move closed a long-standing loophole that had allowed almost anyone to save money on an Apple device as long as they weren’t caught in a random … Read more

Google may already be making another Chromecast with Google TV

Jon Fingas

Google tends to release new Chromecast models only sparingly (you can still buy a years-old 1080p unit today), but it may be more aggressive with the Google TV model. 9to5Google sources claim the company is already developing a new Chromecast with Google TV. Documentation and code sleuthing have reportedly revealed the codename “Boreal,” while 9to5 … Read more

Federal Reserve study offers no answers on creating a digital dollar

Jon Fingas

Don’t expect the US Federal Reserve to issue a digital dollar any time soon. CNBC reports the Reserve has published its long-in-the-making study of a central bank cryptocurrency, but took no stances on whether or not it should pursue the technology. The paper instead explored the potential benefits and pitfalls of digital currencies, and asked … Read more