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4.3 billion reasons for Google to change

Sven Krumrey
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Have you heard of GAFA? This acronym stands for the four possibly most powerful US companies: Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. Each has taken their fair share of the Internet pie (along with Microsoft) and make billions almost unchallenged. But recently, a storm has been brewing in paradise: Google was fined 4.3 billion euros by the EU commission. What happened? more
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Putting nostalgia to the test: 168 classics on a Gameboy clone

Sven Krumrey
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There's something magical about nostalgia, and childhood memories touch us on a deeper level. Recently, China-based company Anbernic released a Gameboy clone at a small price point - and it doesn't suck, kinda! The hardware is described as "solid" and the device features 168 built-in games. The list includes classic titles still loved by millions around the world today. Reason enough to put this thing through its paces! more
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The magic eye - Google Lens

Sven Krumrey
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It seldom happens that we feel special while testing a new app. Most programs are neat and offer some benefit but fade into oblivion all too soon. This even applies to Google that frequently put out apps that will be all forgotten about the following day. Google Lens, which has now been available on Android and iOS for a few days, might be the exception and soon become a part of many people's daily lives. Reason enough to give the app a go! more
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Spectre, Zuckerberg and Bitcoin - three current annoyances of mine

Sven Krumrey
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It always pays to have a warm personality. You get upset less often, take things with equanimity and don't end up writhing in pain under the desk because of a stomach ulcer. Something has to be seriously awry to spoil my mood. This week, there were three such occasions that spiked my pulse and got my heart racing. Let me tell you about them more
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8+1 worthwhile apps for your Android phone

Sven Krumrey
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It's good apps that bring smartphones to life but app stores have unfortunately become somewhat of a jungle over the years. Many apps require far too many permissions while others cram home screens full of ads or become usable only after features have been unlocked through in-app purchases. That's why I like to look for open-source alternatives. Their source code is freely available, commercial interests play a minor role (contributors appreciate donations though!) and quality control is achieved through community participation. So let's look at 8+1 apps that deserve your attention! more
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