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Alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 case render shows up online

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With the new year already upon us, we can’t help but get nosy about the next flagship smartphones. Case maker Ghostek might have just given away enough info about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9.

We are yet to see leaks of the Galaxy S9 in the flesh, but the 3D render of Ghostek’s rugged case courtesy of BGR gives us a glimpse.

The first thing you’ll notice about the render is the major change to the position of the rear fingerprint reader, which is one of the complaints of Galaxy S8 users — including us. It’s now placed in a more reachable spot just like with other phones and their rear fingerprint readers.

Also, the Galaxy S series now get dual rear cameras, but unlike on the Galaxy Note 8, these have a vertical alignment. There’s no info yet if it’s going have a zoom, monochrome, or wide secondary shooter.

The front looks the same as its predecessor with a curved edge-to-edge display and a number of sensors on top. Samsung is sticking to its clean front design that doesn’t have a notch.

Thankfully, the Galaxy S9 appears to still have a 3.5mm audio port. Rejoice!

According to a few sources, the renders hold to true to the final unit, but let’s take this with a grain of salt — at least for now.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy commercial throws shade at Apple’s iPhone

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Reebok unveils Valhalla-themed Capsule Collection

Inspired by the Viking fantasy of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed title

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Capsule Collection

Are any of these your SneakerMatch? Footwear brand Reebok launches its own Capsule Collection inspired by the Viking fantasy of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

The whole collection features sneakers, apparel, and accessories in different color accents taken straight from the game. For the footwear options, three styles headline the entire collection with designs taking insipiration from elements of Viking lore. The Zig Kinetica, Club C Revenge, and Classic Leather Legacy all include symbols, weapons, and colors taken from Norse mythology.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is just right around the corner, and it promises a whole new adventure to explore. Explore the rich lore of the Vikings as Eivor, a fierce raider during the time of England’s Dark Ages. With new features and new worlds to explore, Valhalla promises a whole new dimension in the Assassin’s Creed saga. Before you get to venture into the Dark Ages, you can bring Valhalla to your sense of style!

The collection also features two hoodies, caps, and socks to match the footwear. It will be exclusively available on Reebok’s website beginning November 7, and will hit select retailers on November 11.

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Apple has now reached 1 billion active iPhones

According to an analyst

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How many iPhone users are there right now? Name your best guess. If you answered one billion, you’re probably right. According to an analyst’s estimates, Apple has now reached 1 billion active iPhones, marking a monumental increase in revenue this year.

Knowing Apple’s popularity, it’s surprising that they took this long. This year, the iPhone maker finally reached the milestone. Of note, the analyst, Above Avalon, predicts that Apple reached 1 billion active iPhones last month, before the iPhone 12 series launch.

Adding to the milestone’s impressiveness, Apple’s revenue actually dipped this year, stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Because of income dips and a new work-from-home lifestyle, no one really wanted to buy new phones. Apparently, despite the decreased demand, whatever Apple did sell was enough to push the company above 1 billion.

According to the analyst, Apple has always subsisted on an upgrade system; that is, existing users buying the new models every year. That said, though there are 1 billion active iPhones, it is highly likely that a significant portion of the iPhone-owning population owns more than one iPhone.

With that in mind, the company aims to continue the same tradition by focusing on increasing the value of owning an iPhone. Doing so will propel the company’s growth even further, as the analyst says.

Besides a renewed focus on iPhones, the analyst also predicts that Apple’s wearable market will prove essential in pushing the company to 2 billion active users. Much like how an iPhone user can own multiple iPhones, buying into Apple’s ecosystem increases the likelihood of buying an Apple wearable to go along with it.

SEE ALSO: Apple is now worth $2 trillion

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Grab introduces new cashless payment through Cash-in With Driver

A new way to go cashless!

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Because of the pandemic, Grab’s GrabCar service has adopted cashless payments only. With more people still opting for cash for their commutes, Grab pushes a new feature to make their service safe and reliable — Cash-in with Driver.

This feature allows commuters to use GrabCar by paying cash through the driver. All you have to do is activate your GrabPay wallet during the ride, pay cash to the driver, and receive your change back on your GrabPay wallet.

Grab hopes the new feature allows more commuters to switch gradually towards a cashless lifestyle, and enjoy GrabPay benefits. For instance, there’s GrabRewards points that can be used for certain deals, promos, save on Grab transactions, and make seamless cashless payments across GrabPay’s partners.

Cash-in with Driver will be available on GrabCar 2-seater and 4-seater in Metro Manila. For Cebu and Pampanga, it will be available in GrabBayanihan Car and GrabCar 2-seater. Additionally, it’s expected to come soon on GrabTaxi.

The new feature will fully roll out by November 2020. Simply update your Grab app to the latest version, and you can start embracing a cashless lifestyle. Learn more about Cash-in with Driver via this link.

SEE ALSO: Going Cashless: Make payments, transfer funds all on your phone

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