Galaxy S21: Lower prices, a wider array of features means more buying options

All three Galaxy S21 series phones got a $200 price drop which will put them into the budgets of more people.


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Following its 2020 recipe, albeit with a few ingredient substitutions, Samsung virtually announced the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The new S21 series brings a bunch of updates, refinements and new features, but overall it isn’t a drastic change from the S20 series until you get to the price. Samsung trimmed the starting prices on all S21 series phones by $200. The Galaxy S21 starts at $800, the Galaxy S21 Plus at

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With no charger or expandable storage, the Galaxy S21 is more like the iPhone 12 in some of the worst ways

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 line no longer comes with a power adapter, headphones or microSD card slot. 


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Samsung’s Galaxy S21 line has plenty going for it. The displays have been improved, the processor has gotten faster and the cameras have been upgraded to take sharper photos and videos. And at a $200 cheaper starting price than the Galaxy S20, they are once again an enticing alternative to Apple’s latest iPhones. 

But in

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Microsoft Teams: More new features added to make your meetings run better

Approvals, Presenter View and Meeting Recap are all coming to Teams, with Microsoft keen to get remaining Skype for Business customers onto its star product.

Teams users can take advantage of new features.

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Microsoft has slipped more new features into its popular Teams platform, while giving its remaining Skype for Business users a nudge towards making the jump.

A handful of new features for
Microsoft Teams

were unearthed this week, both via Microsoft’s dedicated Teams blog and the Microsoft 365 technology roadmap.

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These are the programming languages most in-demand with companies hiring

Survey of 15,000 developers and HR managers reveals JavaScript, Java and Python as the most sought-after languages, while knowledge of React, Node.js and .NET Core are also in high demand.

Programming languages: JavaScript is in pole position.

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JavaScript, Java and
Python

are among the most sought-after programming languages from hiring managers when recruiting new developers, according to new survey from programmer training company CodinGame.

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Landline to Mobile Calls Won’t Go Through Without Prefix ‘0’ Starting Today

Landline users in India will now have to prefix ‘0′ for all calls made to mobile phones starting today, January 15, according to a Department of Telecommunications (DoT) directive. The rule issued in November last year which goes into effect starting today means that calls made from landlines to mobile phones without the prefix ‘0′ won’t go through. All major telecom operators have begun informing their customers that the new landline to mobile rule for calls is now in effect.

The DoT order, called the “Modification of dialing patterns from fixed line numbers to cellular mobile numbers”, issued on

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How Galaxy S21’s upgraded widgets beat iPhone 12’s: Samsung One UI 3 vs. iOS 14

This story is part of CES, where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the entirely virtual CES 2021.

At Samsung Unpacked on Thursday, we finally saw the new Galaxy S21 phone line, complete with new camera features and a major price drop. Samsung also showed off a change on the software side: Widgets on many Samsung phones are getting an upgrade with the latest version of Samsung One UI 3 — just as iOS 14 widgets finally arrived last year for iPhones and other Apple devices giving you the ability to 

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