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Letgo takes on Craigslist with addition of housing listingsLetgo%20takes%20on%20Craigslist%20with%20addition%20of%20housing%26nbsp%3Blistingsletgo appsarahintampa

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:35:13 +0000

(image)  Everyone wants to be the Craigslist killer. In November, Facebook expanded its Marketplace section to include partners’ housing rentals alongside secondhand merchandise, and today the number three shopping app letgo is doing the same. The company says that, starting today, its tens of millions of users can now quickly snap a few photos and add a description to list a housing rental or… Read More

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Women’s March embraces collaborative social app CrunchetWomen%26%238217%3Bs%20March%20embraces%20collaborative%20social%20app%26nbsp%3BCrunchetUS-POLITICS-WOMEN'S-MARCHjoshsc

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:05:32 +0000

(image)  Today’s nationwide Women’s March attendees will advocate for voter registration through every conceivable social network, so one of its planning organizations has allied with a new app that lets you combine posts from across apps. Crunchet will help the Women’s March Alliance and Chicago march create collages of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Spotify, and… Read More

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Inside Oculus and Black Eyed Peas’ VR comic bookInside%20Oculus%20and%20Black%20Eyed%20Peas%26%238217%3B%20VR%20comic%26nbsp%3BbookMasters Of The Sun Black Eyed Peasjoshsc

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:56:17 +0000

(image)  “When people view VR, it’s an over-sensory experience like ‘What the fuck?!’ ” says, wildly spinning his head around as you can see in the GIF below. That was the Black Eyed Peas’ frontman’s inspiration for creating a 90-minute VR comic book that moves at your pace and lets emotion sink in instead of battering you with visuals. Read More

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Yahoo Finance launches social savings app Tanda, an alternative to credit cardsYahoo%20Finance%20launches%20social%20savings%20app%20Tanda%2C%20an%20alternative%20to%20credit%26nbsp%3Bcardsyahoo-tandasarahintampa

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:44:17 +0000

(image)  Yahoo Finance today launched a new app called Tanda that allows small groups of either five or nine people to save money together for short-term goals. The app uses the concept of a “money pool” – that is, everyone participating in one Tanda’s collaborative savings circles will pay a fixed amount to the group’s savings pot every month. And every month, one member… Read More

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OnePlus confirms up to 40,000 customers were impacted by credit card hackOnePlus%20confirms%20up%20to%2040%2C000%20customers%20were%20impacted%20by%20credit%20card%26nbsp%3BhackOnePlus 3bheater

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:09:00 +0000

(image)  If you gave your credit card number to OnePlus sometime between mid-November and last week, your card may have been compromised. The smartphone maker confirmed this morning through its online forum that upwards of 40,000 customers may have had their numbers exposed to hackers. “Only a small subset of our customers is affected,” a spokesperson for the company told… Read More

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EuropeApple%26%238217%3Bs%20%26%238216%3BEveryone%20Can%20Code%26%238217%3B%20program%20expands%20more%20broadly%20in%26nbsp%3BEuropeeveryone_can_code_eu_students_harlow_college_20170118sarahintampa

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:59:41 +0000

(image)  Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including Australia, and select institutions in Europe last November. The… Read More

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Clever looks to give teachers and students an easy-to-track progress reportClever%20looks%20to%20give%20teachers%20and%20students%20an%20easy-to-track%20progress%26nbsp%3BreportClose-up of teacher explaining students to use digital tablet at deskmatthewlynley

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:47:04 +0000

(image)  The classic problem of how teachers should devote resources to their students, such as helping students that are struggling in specific areas, is one that’s still ever-present — but it needs a deceptively-simple approach to making that more manageable, even if it’s just a colored progress bar if Clever CEO Tyler Bosmeny gets his way. That’s why Clever, a portal for… Read More

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South Korea, Italy also calling out Apple for slowing iPhonesSouth%20Korea%2C%20Italy%20also%20calling%20out%20Apple%20for%20slowing%26nbsp%3BiPhonesiphone8_006nelomas

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:53:02 +0000

(image)  Apple continues to get into hot water over a power management feature that throttles performance on older iPhones to avoid unexpected battery shutdowns. Read More

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WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select marketsWhatsApp%20officially%20launches%20its%20app%20for%20businesses%20in%20select%26nbsp%3Bmarketswhatsapp-money1sarahintampa

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:29:47 +0000

(image)  WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., ahead of its planned worldwide rollout. The addition of business profiles and new messaging tools aimed at business customers is part of the company’s broader plan to generate revenue by charging larger enterprises for advanced tools to… Read More

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Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friendNomad%26%238217%3Bs%20new%20wireless%20charging%20hub%20is%20a%20traveler%26%238217%3Bs%20best%26nbsp%3Bfriend1514439569264_-4696106144593983103etherin

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:31:53 +0000

(image)  If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you’ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin adapter, even though most of us have already moved on to Lightning, wireless charging and USB-C. Nomad’s new wireless USB hub really cuts down on clutter, and makes it easy to charge what you need to charge, when you need to charge it. Read More

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Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram StoriesGiphy%20builds%20transparent%20GIF%20library%20for%20Instagram%26nbsp%3BStoriesgiphy number count gifjoshsc

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:26:18 +0000

(image)  Instagram now lets some users slap background-less GIFs sourced from Giphy onto their Instagram Stories. Rolling out for wider testing with a Giphy-branded design, the new GIF sticker engine could further differentiate Instagram Stories from Snapchat, which has yet to embrace the animation trend. Read More

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Siri’s podcast-promoting ‘Give me the News’ feature is now out of betaSiri%E2%80%99s%20podcast-promoting%20%E2%80%98Give%20me%20the%20News%E2%80%99%20feature%20is%20now%20out%20of%26nbsp%3BbetaDSCF3921bheater

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:41:49 +0000

(image)  A few weeks back, Apple added “Give me the news” to Siri’s repertoire of tricks in the latest beta version of iOS. The feature comes as the company is readying its smart assistant for the imminent arrival of the HomePod, the company’s first smart assistant-driven device. The feature is now out of beta here in the States and the U.K. Asking Siri for the news will default… Read More

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Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in JulyGoogle%20will%20make%20page%20speed%20a%20factor%20in%20mobile%20search%20ranking%20starting%20in%26nbsp%3BJulygoogle search app iossarahintampa

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:19:02 +0000

(image)  Google today announced a significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. The change, which Google is referring to as the “Speed Update,” will go into effect in July 2018, and will downrank very slow websites under certain conditions. Though speed will become more of a factor… Read More

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Google’s Project Fi now caps data bills at $60projectfi6fredericlardinois

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:00:41 +0000

(image)  Google’s Project Fi cell service never played the “unlimited data” game that most carriers in the U.S. like to play (and which is never truly unlimited). Instead, Google simply offered data at $10/GB/month and would give you a refund for any data you paid for but didn’t use. Now, however, it’s taking its own stab at what is essentially an unlimited data plan. With… Read More

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Global app downloads topped 175 billion in 2017, revenue surpassed $86 billionGlobal%20app%20downloads%20topped%20175%20billion%20in%202017%2C%20revenue%20surpassed%20%2486%26nbsp%3Bbillionapple-app-store-iossarahintampa

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:22:41 +0000

(image)  Global app downloads topped 175 billion and consumer spending exceeded $86 billion in 2017, thanks to growth in emerging markets including China, India, Brazil and Russia, according to a new report from App Annie out this morning. Notably, India has now become the number two country by downloads, passing the U.S., which is now third. China has long since been in the lead. The difference… Read More

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Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2016Time%20spent%20in%20apps%20grew%20just%206%25%20last%20year%2C%20down%20from%2011%25%20in%26nbsp%3B2016apple-app-store-iossarahintampa

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:14:11 +0000

(image)  The app economy is continuing to grow, with the worldwide revenue from app stores expected to top $110 billion this year, according to recent estimates from App Annie. However, the time people spend using their apps is starting to stagnate, another report has found. In Flurry’s “State of Mobile 2017” annual wrap-up, the firm reported that overall app session activity only grew… Read More

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Lawmakers said to be behind Huawei’s continued U.S. carrier woesLawmakers%20said%20to%20be%20behind%20Huawei%E2%80%99s%20continued%20U.S.%20carrier%26nbsp%3BwoesHuawei P9bheater

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:00:56 +0000

(image)  The latest entry in Huawei’s ongoing struggles to come to the U.S. proved to be one of the more unexpected and engaging CES storylines last week. But there are still plenty of layers of this onion left to peel back. This morning, Reuters is confirming speculation that AT&T’s last-minute decision to pull out of a deal with the Chinese phone maker comes as U.S. lawmakers… Read More

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BMW acquires Parkmobile parking app to help tackle city trafficBMW%20acquires%20Parkmobile%20parking%20app%20to%20help%20tackle%20city%26nbsp%3BtrafficP90290487-highResetherin

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:39:25 +0000

(image)  BMW has acquired Parkmobile, an app that provides guidance and services for those looking for parking in North America, including on-street and garage parking payments and spot reservation. BMW Group had already held a minority investment in the company, and owned its Parkmobile Group Europe affiliate, but today it increased its holdings to reach majority ownership of Parkmobile, LLC, which… Read More

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Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhonesApple%20asked%20to%20respond%20to%20China%20consumer%20group%20about%20slowing%20older%26nbsp%3BiPhonesApple Holds Press Event To Introduce New iPhonenelomas

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:08:28 +0000

(image)  Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday that the Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple asking it to explain the performance hit and any remedies it is offering to consumers. Read More

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Toyota and Lexus vehicles will finally start getting CarPlay this yearToyota%20and%20Lexus%20vehicles%20will%20finally%20start%20getting%20CarPlay%20this%26nbsp%3Byear2019_Toyota_Avalon_XSE_07_1F66232B6DEF202FD8D1882F9C0747E1023DEDD4etherin

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:58:25 +0000

(image)  Toyota has been a holdout from CarPlay, Apple’s in-dash infotainment system that works with your iPhone. The automaker and its luxury brand Lexus have yet to offer it in any models, despite most other car companies giving in on at least a few vehicles (which tends to later to broader rollout thereafter). The new 2019 Toyota Avalon will have CarPlay on board, however. The vehicle was… Read More

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