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Best microSD cards for 2022: Top picks for your camera, tablet, or drone

A microSD card is an easy way to add more storage directly to your phone or tablet. We’ve picked out eight great cards that offer excellent bang for your buck.
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How to add coupons, gift cards, and reward cards to Apple Wallet

Apple Wallet is a versatile digital location to store many items — including rewards cards and coupons from popular brands. Here’s how you can connect them.
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Apple and Google close loophole that allowed Russians to use Mir cards for mobile payments

Apple has closed a loophole that had allowed some Russians to continue using its mobile payments service despite the ongoing economic sanctions against Russia. According to Reuters, the company told the country's largest lender on Thursday it would no longer support Russia's homegrown Mir payments system through Apple Pay.

"Apple has informed NSPK it is suspending support for Mir cards in the Apple Pay payment service," the National Card Payment System said Friday. "Starting from March 24th, users cannot add new Mir cards to the service. Apple will stop all operations of previously added cards over the next few days."

Google took similar action last week as well. According to a separate report from The Wall Street Journal, the company paused a pilot that had allowed Russians to connect their Mir cards to Google Pay. "Google Pay is pausing payments-related services in Russia as a result of payment services disruption out of our control," a Google spokesperson told the outlet.

As The Verge notes, the Central Bank of Russia established Mir after the US and other countries imposed sanctions on Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea in 2014. According to statistics shared by the Central Bank, Mir cards are involved in more than 25 percent of all card transactions within the country. Previously, cards from major Russian financial institutions like VTB Group and Sovcombank stopped working with Apple Pay and Google Pay shortly after the Kremlin launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24th.

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Some Russian bank cards no longer work with Apple Pay and Google Pay

Following Western sanctions on Russia’s financial institutions in response to the invasion of Ukraine, customers of several of the country’s largest banks can no longer use their debit and credit cards in conjunction with Apple Pay and Google Pay. Among the affected organizations include VTB Group, Sovcombank, Novikombank, Promsvyazbank, and Otkritie FC Bank, according to a press release from the Central Bank of Russia spotted by Business Insider.

Customers with those banks can still use their cards to make contactless payments, provided they support the feature. However, they won’t work overseas, and they can’t be used to make online purchases from retailers registered in countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia.

As The Verge notes, Apple Pay and Google Pay aren’t as popular in Russia as homegrown options like YooMoney. According to data from 2020, only 29 percent of Russians reported using Google Pay at the time, while 20 percent said they had used Apple Pay. As such, those restrictions aren’t likely to impact Russian consumers too much given they have access to alternatives. However, the possibility of excluding Russian banks from the SWIFT interbanking system could lead to things like currency volatility that would further hurt the country’s economy.

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TalkAndroid’s Best Gaming Gift Cards for the 2021 Holiday Season

The best thing about online gift cards is that they are easily accessible, you can choose what you spend and they almost never run out of stock! Plus when you really don’t know what to get someone; buying them something they want, for the content they enjoy, seems a win-win all around. They are also […]

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1Password team-up with Privacy.com lets you create burner cards

1Password has announced its partnership with Privacy.com, which is a service you can use to create virtual credit cards to make shopping online a lot safer. The team-up integrates Privacy.com’s capabilities into 1Password, giving you a way to generat…
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Y2K-type glitch is causing NYC parking meters to reject credit cards

A software glitch is causing parking meters throughout New York City to reject credit and prepaid parking cards, The New York Times reports. The payment software was set to expire on January 1st, and the vendor reportedly failed to update the softwar…
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US Secret Service is probing how crooks use smart credit cards for fraud

Credit card thieves have been taking advantage of smart card technologies to avoid getting caught, according to Krebs on Security. The US Secret Service offices in New York and St. Louis have apparently been working on a criminal investigation involv…
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These SanDisk and Samsung microSD cards are incredibly cheap right now

Unless you’re rocking a phone with 256GB of storage, odds are you’ll want more at some point. SD cards can be life savers when it comes to expanding storage and Amazon currently has some great deals. Whether you need a small boost of 16GB or a large 256GB storage garage, Amazon has you covered. Let’s […]

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[Deal] Pick up some cheap SD cards from Amazon’s Black Friday sales

We know you guys love expandable storage, so we know you’ll love some of Amazon’s Black Friday deals. Right now you can pick up some heavily discounted Sandisk microSD cards in several sizes, bulking up how many photos and songs you can stuff on your phone. The cheapest is the 32GB for $ 10, while the […]

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Snapchat announces Context Cards, adding contextual information to Snaps

Snapchat has just added a useful new feature that butts heads with Google Assistant and other AI helpers on your phone. I never would’ve expected Snapchat to try and tackle that kind of market, but today we’re getting Context Cards in our Snaps. Context Cards display information about whatever Snap you’re viewing using information from […]

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NVIDIA’s Titan Xp is the new king of graphics cards

Much to the consternation of last-gen Titan X owners, NVIDIA recently unveiled the GTX 1080 Ti, a GPU that offers more performance for nearly half the price. Luckily, rich gamers can get regain bragging rights by dropping another $ 1,200 on the Titan…
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This creative wearable is a nail in the London Underground Oyster Card’s coffin

This jewelry design graduate has found a far more convenient and creative way to use an Oyster Card on the London Underground. She has taken the chip from inside the card, and put it in a set of false nails.

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Master the art of accepting credit cards with these payment processors

Mobile payment processors and card readers are the greatest way to accept payments from the palm of your hand, but which one is right for you? Check out our comparison of Square, Dwolla, and five others platforms for a closer look at the competitive field.

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Foursquare cards are popping up in Google Now, even without the app

Google Now has been serving up cards with info from your apps for a while. According to a report in VentureBeat, you might start seeing cards from apps you don't have installed — starting with Foursquare. Cards with tips from the app were spotted…
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