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    AirBeamTV Lets You Mirror a Mac Screen to a Samsung Smart TV

    Like Liam Neeson, AirBeamTV has a very particular set of skills. Unlike Liam Neeson, AirBeamTV’s skills are a bit more nonviolent in nature. Their new app is out to solve a problem that we imagine a very small number of people have — wanting to put their MacBook’s display up on a Samsung Smart TV without […]

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    This Company Wants You To Apply For a Job Using Snapchat

    Well, it’s come to this. Now you can apply for a job using Snapchat. The same app that lets you put a rabbit nose on your face can now earn you a job with viable health insurance. Online retailer Everlane is now accepting job applications submitted via Snapchat. Apparently Snapchat stories are the cover letters of […]

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    WhatsApp Finally Makes an App for Desktop Computers

    One of the most popular messaging apps in the world is finally getting a home on the desktop. After years dominating the smartphone, WhatsApp is coming to desktop computers in the form of a native app for both Windows and Mac. But, chances are it will look familiar to a lot of longtime WhatsApp users. […]

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    Opera Just Made it Possible to Check Facebook at Work and School

    Relying on just a web browser to get by is tough sledding. Chrome dominates any Android device and a lot of iOS and Windows devices to boot, while Safari still has the home field advantage with Apple users and Firefox keeps humming along on name-recognition and trust that they’re much less likely to snoop on […]

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    Starbucks Rolls Out An Emoji Keyboard So You Can Communicate with Lattes

    To celebrate (?) their controversial new rewards program, Starbucks is getting on the emoji train. Will a fun emoji keyboard mollify those feeling miffed by the new star to frappuccino exchange rate? Let’s find out. The Starbucks Keyboard is light on surprises. We’ve got frappuccino and tea emoji, the mermaid logo, and the gold star […]

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    18 Snapchat Hacks You Absolutely Need To Know

    It’s been a big spring for Snapchat. In their Chat 2.0 update, they introduced new features like the ability to make video and audio calls with one tap, or even with stickers! It also launched Auto-Advance Stories — when you finish one, the next one now begins automatically. Basically, the world runs on Snaps now. Since starting up in 2011, the […]

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    All WhatsApp Messages Are Now Hacker-Proof

    Today marks the culmination of efforts that have been ongoing almost since Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. While that acquisition was criticized by many who feared that their data and privacy would be at risk in the hands of Facebook, WhatsApp has steadily been work to implement end-to-end encryption that would make even the company […]

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    Disney Magical Dice Lets You Build the Disney Empire of Your Dreams

    An upcoming mobile game is being billed as the Monopoly of the Disney universe — not to be confused with Disney Monopoly, of course. Disney Magical Dice is an upcoming free-to-play board game, and developers Netmarble know what they have. They launched a pre-registration site for their game yesterday, and if you think that’s a […]

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    Snapchat Becomes the Best Messenger App With Their Chat 2.0 Update

    Snapchat had already established itself as a player in the world of messaging apps with Chat, but this week’s update could put them over the top. Chat 2.0 is packed with little updates and new features to create some of the most dynamic ongoing conversations we’ve seen in any app thus far. The main idea […]

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    Microsoft Wants Us All to Have Access to Bot Butlers

    Cortana’s about to get some company, if Microsoft’s Build developer’s conference is any indication. During yesterday’s keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and others spoke about the future of the Windows 10 platform, including plans to create intelligent bots to take over the minutia of everyday life. Robot butlers are right around the corner. For starters, […]

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    Instagram Extends Videos to 60 Seconds

    Instagram Video is moving from art form to the mainstream today, with the announcement that Instagram will extend the maximum runtime of videos from 15 seconds to one minute. The change will roll out of the next few months, first to iOS and Android users. The move signals a partial end to the short-form video […]

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    YouTube Connect App Aims to Take on Periscope

    These are trying times for YouTube. While the emergence of YouTube personalities and Let’s Players has thrust the site into the center of internet culture, their core business is being eroded by live streaming competitors — Twitch on desktop, and Periscope, Snapchat, and Facebook on mobile. The surprising part is that this has all happened […]

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    Can a New App Funded By Leonardo di Caprio Compete With Facebook?

    We’ve heard of Mobli often enough — either about their big-name investor group including Leonardo di Caprio and Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim or about their always interesting, occasionally successful social media enterprises. Besides Mobli itself — an Instagram clone that got a pop in usage around the time Facebook bought Instagram — the company […]

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    Nintendo Releases Their Very First Smartphone App

    A move a couple years in the making has finally happened — Nintendo has moved into mobile, and we’re not talking about the 3DS. The video game company’s first app has been released in Japan, and it should come as no surprise that it’s meant to set the foundation for years of Nintendo apps to […]

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    This Woman is on a Mission to, You Know, Save the English Language

    It’s great when you get to see a friend take an idea from “there oughta be an app” to completion. Audrey Mann Cronin identified a problem. As the mother of a teenage girl and a teenage boy, she observed that her daughters were so accustomed to screens that they were out of practice with speaking.  […]

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    Top iOS Hoverboard App Might Set Your Phone On Fire

    Sometimes, it doesn’t take much. Shades of Flappy Bird’s improbable 2013 run, Simulator Hoverboard is proving to be a force on the top free apps chart so far this month. The best way to explain it might be like this — you remember those tiny toy skateboards you could could ride with your fingers? You […]