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Chrome 70 Brings Sign-in, PWA Improvements for Desktop; Downloads Menu, New Search Widget for Android

Google has rolled out Chrome 70 for Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android users. The new version, as expected, brings some changes to the controversial new sign-in process, improves support for progressive web apps (PWAs)

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Twitter Brings Uniformity to Emoji Character Count

In a new development, Twitter is rolling out a welcome change for emoji lovers. Moving forward, emoji character count will be set at a default, instead of having different character

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Google Chrome to End Support for Android Jelly Bean

Google Chrome is set to say goodbye to Android Jelly Beanthat was released in November 2012. A commit with a “work in progress” tag has divulged the move. However, it is unclear

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SwiftKey for Android Gets Real-Time Two-Way Translation, Skype to Push New Version to Desktop Users Starting November

Microsoft acquired SwiftKey in 2016, and now it has introduced one of its best features into the keyboard app. Microsoft has merged Translator into SwiftKey allowing real-time translation in conversations. Furthermore, another Microsoft product,

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WhatsApp Status Ads for iOS App Already in the Works

WhatsApp is already working to implement ads in its iOS app, according to WABetaInfo, a reputable name when it comes to WhatsApp feature spottings and leaks. To recall, WhatsApp officials have previously confirmed that ads

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With Co-Founders Leaving, What’s Next for Instagram?

When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup’s fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant’s wings. None

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Uber to Spend $150 Million in Toronto on Engineering, Self-Driving Cars

Uber Technologies is spending millions of dollars in Toronto to open an engineering hub and expand its self-driving car operations, the strongest indication yet that the company is not retreating from

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Microsoft delays Sunrise calendar’s death to bring more features to Outlook

At the eleventh hour, the popular Sunrise calendar app’s execution has been stayed—though not permanently. Microsoft purchased Sunrise’s parent company in February 2015 to bolster Outlook’s capabilities. And in a

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Microsoft Says Upcoming Processors Will Only Support Windows 10

Microsoft is curtailing hardware support for older versions of Windows. The Redmond, Washington company has announced that moving forward new processors from major chipmakers will only support Windows 10. This

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Nest Thermostat Glitch Leaves Users in the Cold

The Nest Learning Thermostat is dead to me, literally. Last week, my once-beloved “smart” thermostat suffered from a mysterious software bug that drained its battery and sent our home into

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