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Facebook-owned chat messenger WhatsApp launched a web client earlier this year, but the QR code you need to scan to access it didn't work for iOS devices. If you felt left out that time, update your app and check for "WhatsApp Web" in the Settings section, because the web client is now available f...

August 20th 2015 at 5:14am 0 Comments
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LinkedIn doesn't just want to help you find a job or a new hire -- it thinks it can contribute even after you're gainfully employed. The company's new LinkedIn Lookup app for iPhones (there's no mention of Android yet) helps you find and contact co-workers using criteria ranging from names to skil...

August 19th 2015 at 12:22pm 0 Comments
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Say you've just met someone at a party. It turns out you guys go to the same school, hang out at the same coffee shops and are both really into John Steinbeck. Now it's time for you to part ways and you want to keep in touch, but it seems a little forward to just ask for the person's phone number...

August 19th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Until now, one of the limitations with the Opera Max Android app is that it doesn't compress encrypted connections, which is probably a good thing except that many video platforms use HTTPS. That's no longer an issue with the software's latest release, which can now optimize YouTube and Netflix vi...

August 18th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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It's now feasible for many people to access the web, but contributing to the web? That's harder, since you usually need money, know-how or both to create much more than a Tumblr page. Mozilla thinks it can help, though. Its just-finished Webmaker app lets anyone with an Android phone create web...

August 17th 2015 at 11:46am 0 Comments
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Microsoft is testing a new app called NewsCast, which makes a playlist of news story summaries and reads them to you, according to Neowin. The publication came across a page on the Microsoft Azure Web Sites domain that had the app for download. In it, the company mentioned that the program was cre...

August 15th 2015 at 8:27pm 0 Comments
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Fitbit's updated its Windows app for Windows 10. The app features all-new Live Tiles, pushes notifications to the Action Center, and supports Cortana voice commands. Saying things like "Fitbit, I ate chicken for dinner" or "Fitbit, I went for a three-mile run" will see Cortana automatically loggin...

August 14th 2015 at 9:50am 0 Comments
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You can add SoundCloud the list of services that employ Google's Cast tech to beam tunes to speakers and other devices. With the latest update, the music library not only lets you wirelessly send tracks to your audio gear, but it'll also play them via Chromecast, Android TV and other Cast-friendly...

August 13th 2015 at 5:24pm 0 Comments
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NASA has launched a contest to design a smartwatch app interface for use by International Space Station (ISS) astronauts. Nobody will be entering it for the $1,500 prize money, but you'll certainly get some pride and fame out of it. The app will be no less than "the general user interface for smar...

August 13th 2015 at 9:44am 0 Comments
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Google has rolled out a new update for its iOS app, which considerably upgrades what its voice prompt can do. Now, the app can take what's loaded on your browser into account when answering questions. If you're reading an article about George Washington, for instance, it instantly knows who you're...

August 13th 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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iPads are apparently not doing too hot at the moment, and Apple is looking for a way to reverse the drop in sales that's been going on the past six quarters. According to The Wall Street Journal, Cupertino hopes to accomplish that by making its tablets more enticing to businesses. The WSJ also rep...

August 13th 2015 at 4:32am 0 Comments
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Buyers remorse can be a terrible thing as you always wonder if you'd have been better off picking the other device when stood in the aisle at Best Buy. Thankfully if you've got $7.99 lying around and kinda regret grabbing Amazon's Fire TV, then help is at hand thanks to YouMap. The app enables you...

August 12th 2015 at 8:16am 0 Comments