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Amazon wants one-day Prime shipping, and the Galaxy A50 is a great mid-range phone – Episode 19

Black and white picture of host Zachary Webb and blue and red text on top with episode number (19) and title.

Amazon wants to bring in 1-day shipping.

Amazon announced that it is wanting to upgrade all Prime shipping to one-day for all Prime subscribers. They already have on-day shipping options for some Prime products for Prime subscribers in eligible areas.

However, shipping logistics cost money, but since Amazon makes billions, they continue to upgrade the shipping to continue to keep Prime customers, grow their Prime subscriber base, and potentially have another reason to raise the price.

Cnet

Microsoft admits that required routine password changes aren’t helpful.

Many corporatations and other businesses require regular password changes, but Microsoft lately admitted that doing that isnn’t necessary for staying secure and is useless to be required.

Cnet

Samsung Galaxy A50: the best mid-range phone in the US?

Samsung has been revamping their mid-range phone strategy with new A and M series smartphones. They have especially targeted Indian with their M series. One of their new phones that I am especially interested in is the Galaxy A50, a $300 phone that competes with the Moto G7.

The A50’s specs include a Samsung Exynos 9610 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage with expandable storage via microSD, a 25MP main camera, 8MP wide-angle camera, and a depth sensor for portrait photos. The display is a 6.4″ AMOLED panel at 1080p resolution. The screen also has a “Infinity-U” camera notch in the top middle.

Compared to the Moto G7, the Samsung Galaxy A50 has a slightly larger display, more cameras, a similar processor, no Verizon or Sprint support, and OneUI instead of stock Android.

Specs, GSMArena review, Nick Ackerman review.

Poll: what class of smartphone do you buy? (mid-range, low-end, flagship, used flagship)


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