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The best apps download superpowers to your smartphone. The Verge covers the new and noteworthy Android apps, iPhone apps, and games, highlighting great design, impressive utility, and novel features. If it belongs on your phone, you’ll find it on The Verge.

One of the best podcast apps, Pocket Casts, just got a big redesign

Pandora’s podcast genome project will help you find your next Serial

Netflix updated its app to resolve an early annoyance with Apple’s new iPad Pro

Facebook quietly launches a TikTok competitor app called Lasso

Sling TV growth slows dramatically amid HBO standoff and greater competition

YouTube TV and Hulu are faring much better

Vine’s successor Byte launches next spring

Pinterest gets a redesigned feed that looks a lot like Instagram

Facebook expands its dating feature test to Canada and Thailand

The Tidal app is now available on Samsung Wearable devices

Google’s Files Go hits 30 million users and is getting a new name

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MoviePass is staffed by dogs now, apparently

Apple updates iMovie, GarageBand, iWork, and Clips as new devices launch