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This Week in Tech: 19th - 23rd August

Published on August 23rd, 2019 by Duncan McClean.

In this week's roundup:

  • Monzo customers to get access to salaries a day early
  • Facebook to stop tracking you online, but only if you opt-in
  • Google Play to get a redesign
  • Apple's bank card launches but don't put it in your wallet
Credit: Monzo
Credit: Monzo

Monzo customers to get access to salaries a day early

Mobile-only bank Monzo has announced that their customers will be able to receive their salaries a day earlier. 

It works by speeding up the system behind salary payments, where Monzo can see the transaction a day before it's due to go through. For that period, Monzo temporarily lends the money to the customer until the next day when the money arrives.

The customer-centric bank are hoping its another feature to try and get customers to move their salary into their Monzo current accounts.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

Facebook to stop tracking you online, but only if you opt-in

Facebook is unveiling new functionality which shows to users all the information the company collect about you both on and off Facebook.

The new feature also gives you the ability to turn off data collection from you when you're off Facebook. It comes after other companies like Apple and Mozilla have blocked data collection from Facebook from happening.

However, the company will still collect the same information as it did before, just without you being tied to it.

Credit: Google
Credit: Google

Google Play to get a redesign

Google has been doing quite a lot of redesigning recently. It wasn't long until Google Play got its facelift. Most of the layout is going to stay the same but they've added a new navigation at the bottom of the Play Store so you can go between Games, Apps, Movies etc.

Credit: Apple
Credit: Apple

Apple's bank card launches but don't put it in your wallet

Apple's new credit card backed by Goldman Sachs launched in the US on Wednesday but customers are being told to make sure that the card does not come into contact with leather as it will discolour the card overtime. They also say that the card should be stored in a container made of soft material but not with any metal objects as they could break the card.