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    It’s About to Get Easier to Work With Images in Dropbox Paper

    Dropbox has finally started to build out their answer to Google Drive in Dropbox Paper, a collaborative platform that brings in documents, editing, and team chat. They’ve got some catching up to do, especially with team software like Slack getting big, but Dropbox is about to take an important leap forward this week with a […]

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    Taylor Swift Finally Returns to Streaming, Releases Whole Catalog on Spotify

    About two years ago, Taylor Swift led the charge against streaming services giving artists short shrift. She yanked her whole catalog off Spotify in late 2014 alongside the release of her album 1989, citing the unfairness of free streaming to artists. She left her music on streaming services without free tiers, including Apple Music — but only after […]

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    James Corden and CBS are Producing a Snapchat Show

    Everyone in the tech world seems like they’re trying to cash in on video, and Snapchat’s no different. In their fight to stave off Facebook’s all-out assault, the company is looking into video by sticking short-form Snapchat Shows in the Discover section of the app. There’s already been a rush to create shows for Snapchat […]

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    Watch Out Siri, Google Assistant is Coming to the iPhone

    It’s been an interesting month for Apple and its nearest competitors. Last week at the Microsoft Build developers conference, we learned that iTunes is coming to the Windows Store as an app, and now this week we’ve got Google with some big Apple-related news. At their I/O developers conference today, the company revealed that Google […]

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    GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork Are Now Free for All Mac and iOS Users

    We’ve got good news for a very particular subset of people today. For the past few years, Apple has been bundling GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork with all of their new hardware, but all three apps still cost money for anyone else using older Apple devices. That’s changed this week, with Apple making the apps free […]

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    Uber May Add a Tipping Feature Later This Year

    Since the beginning, Uber has been opposed to allowing tipping using their app. But, a proposed rule change in New York by the Taxi and Limousine Commission could force Uber to change that policy as soon as this year. Unlike competing contractor taxi company Lyft, Uber does not allow tipping through the use of their […]

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    Google Earth is Now Your Worldwide Tour Guide

    Google Earth just became one of the internet’s premier procrastination enablers (if it wasn’t already). Google is pushing out a highly anticipated update this week, helping everyone explore the world from their computer or smartphone. Google Earth has always been a good way to explore the world, using satellite images, maps, and 3D representations to […]

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    Google AutoDraw Transforms Your Terrible Doodles Into Something Pretty

    Google’s not out to judge your doodles — well, it kind of is. With their new AutoDraw tool, their machine learning technology can take a look at your doodles, guess what you’re trying to draw, and then replace your, er, work with something more pleasing to the eye. AutoDraw is a web-based canvas, sort of. It’s […]

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    Snapchat is About to Start Snooping on Where You Shop

    It’s a pattern we’ve seen play out many, many times — an awesome free social apps gets created and blows up. Everyone loves it until IPO day — the day when the free app actually needs to become a business. Now that Snap’s IPO has happened, they’ve got to start making that transition by any means necessary. […]

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    YouTube Releases an App Optimized for Slow Internet Connections

    With many of the affluent markets already saturated with tech, greater and greater attention is being paid to lower-income markets. Already this year, we’ve seen an affordable new Nokia phone for emerging markets and Amazon Cash, a service that makes it easier to shop on Amazon without having a debit or credit card. Today, it’s […]

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    Amazon Just Made it Possible to Buy Stuff Without a Credit Card

    A popular term in finance tech circles is ‘the unbanked’ — those without a bank account, whether they be low-income people or younger people who seem to get by fine only using services like PayPal (which itself has become something of a bank). It’s been tabbed as a huge growth market for anyone in the financial […]

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    Google Puts Ms. Pac-Man on Google Maps for April Fools

    April Fool’s Day falls on a weekend this year. Google, worried that they wouldn’t be able to prank office managers around the world, did us all a solid and got things started a day early. Your time-waster for today is Google’s April 1 tradition — Pac-Man on Google Maps. For 2017, they’ve got Ms. Pac-Man chomping […]

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    Here’s What to Expect From the Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11

    Last October, Microsoft revealed their planned yearly update to Windows 10 for 2017. Dubbed the Creators Update, it’s a continuation of Microsoft’s new commitment to Windows 10 as an ongoing platform instead of simply the latest in a line of operating systems. Today, Microsoft is announcing that the Creators Update will become available on April […]

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    Facebook Basically Just Added All of Snapchat’s Features

    The Snap IPO went pretty well, all things considered. Facebook wants things to be all downhill from there. The past year has seen a massive campaign against Snapchat on the part of Facebook, with copies of Snapchat’s Stories feature appearing in all of Facebook’s social properties — Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Today might represent the climax — […]

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    Netflix Finally Has a Skip Intro Button

    Last week, word finally started getting out that Netflix has been quietly working on something they’ve no doubt got a lot of requests for over the years. Some users are now seeing a skip intro button that will get them past the opening credits, and it’s going to become the best friend of binge watchers […]