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Why Fitness and Habit Apps Should Be Kinder
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Turns Out People Really, Really Like Spatial Audio
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Charles Fan Helps Businesses Store Data Better
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Chrome and Firefox Reaching Ver. 100 Could Be a Problem
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Apple’s iPhone Weather App Got Really, Really Good
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Matter's Web Highlighter Is Everything Quick Notes Isn't
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Opera Now Supports All-Emoji Web Addresses
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Adox’s Color Mission Wants to Rescue Photo Film Production
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Chrome Journeys Might Be Enough to Tempt You Away From Safari
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DeepMind’s AI Coder Won’t Replace Humans Yet
Pixel 6
Pixel 6 Magic Eraser Reportedly Crashing Photos App
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Google iMessage Reactions Really Aren’t a Big Deal
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Live 11.1 Now Exploits M1 Macs to the Fullest
New Gmail layout
Gmail's New 'Integrated' Redesign Rolls Out This Month
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What to Expect in February’s Android Update
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Unlisted Apps Can Now Be Distributed to the Apple App Store
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Malicious 2FA App Found on Google Play
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Apple Says It's Fixed the iCloud CloudKit Synching Bug
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iCloud Sync May Not Be as Dependable as You'd Like
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Google Replacing FLoC With New Topics API
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Browser-Based Music-Making Apps Are Pretty Great Now
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The TLDR Act Could Help You Make Sense of Terms of Service Agreements
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Locket Photo-Sharing Widget Shows It’s Hard to Mix Social and Privacy
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iCloud Private Relay's Problems Stem From a Lack of Clarity
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A WearOS Update for Lefties May Still Be Possible, Experts Say
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Apple Can End Ostracizing Android Users Without Porting iMessage
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Firefox Focus Can Now Block Cross-Site Cookie Tracking
Apple Fitness+ update for Apple Watch
Apple's Fitness+ Is Getting ‘Time to Run’ and More Soon
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Google Voice Now Offers Custom Rules for Incoming Calls
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Any Improvement to Apple Music for Mac Has to Be Better
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Google Maps Tests New Way to Save Specific Locations
Loopy Pro beta session layout
Loopy Pro Breaks Down Audio Barriers for Musicians (Again)
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Real-Time Subtitles and Translations May Be the Future of Video Chat
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Samir Diwan’s Tech Helps Businesses Gather Employee Data Better
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Meta Wants Your Help Perfecting Its Animation AI
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Adobe’s New Software Is for All the Non-Graphic Designers
Adobe Creative Cloud Express
Adobe Releases App- and Web-Based Creative Cloud Express
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Google Adds New Photo Widgets for Sharing Your Memories
Tinder's new Music Mode
Tinder Teams up With Spotify for a New Music Mode
WhatsApp disappearing messages on android
WhatsApp's Disappearing Messages—What Are They Good For?
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Apple Store App Gets Annual 'Let it Snow' Feature
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WhatsApp Gives You More Control Over Disappearing Messages
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Why It’s So Hard to Make a Start Menu
Microsoft Office visual update
Microsoft Office Visual Update Available to Everyone
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Malicious Apps Discovered on Google Play Store Downloaded Over 300,000 Times
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New AI Tools Can Help Take the Tedium Out of Everyday Tasks
Swift Playgrounds on iPad
Swift Playgrounds 4 Will Let iPad Users Publish Apps
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Pixelmator Pro 2.3 Update Adds Several New Features
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Google Messages Now Converts iMessage Reactions to Emoji
SharePlay and FaceTime on an iPhone 13
SharePlay Is Great for FaceTime, but It Might Be Too Late to Matter
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Google Messages May Convert iMessage Reactions to Emoji
Cherie Kloss, founder of SnapNurse.
Cherie Kloss Uses Tech to Help Nurses Land Jobs
The Amazon Prime Video app's Homepage on Mac
Amazon’s Prime Video App Avoids the ‘Apple Tax’
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Some Users Can Now Install Android TV Apps From Their Phone
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Patreon Is Adding Video Hosting to the Platform
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Apple's App Store Holiday Hours Are a Gift to Everyone
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You Might Get a Gift From Microsoft (For Real)
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AirPlay Display Is the macOS Feature You Didn’t Know You Needed
iCloud photos on Windows PC
iCloud for Windows Can Now Show Your Highest Quality Images