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YikYak now lets you connect to your main community while you're away

Casey Newton April 23, 2015 03:06 pm04.23.2015 1

YikYak owes much of its popularity to college campuses, where it functions as an anonymous, mostly-in-good-fun message board for sharing memes and in-jokes with fellow students. But what happens after the...

Have a bitchin' summer y'all

Twitter's new Highlights service gives you a daily digest of curated tweets

Josh Lowensohn April 23, 2015 12:56 pm04.23.2015 5

Twitter recently began testing an algorithm that can spot abusive tweets that you might not want to see, and now it's using similar technologies to find the ones you do. Twitter just announced a new...

♫ I don't want to miss a thing ♫

Thousands of Apple Watch apps have been made without using the device — will they be any good?

Jacob Kastrenakes April 23, 2015 02:06 pm04.23.2015 62

Tomorrow, Apple's most eager customers will open up their Apple Watches and try out some of their favorite apps for the first time. In many cases, the developers who made those apps will be using a Watch...

"No one has access to one. And yet we're expected to make apps for it." Adam Grossman, Dark Sky

Djay wants you to DJ an entire party from the Apple Watch

Jacob Kastrenakes April 23, 2015 10:00 am04.23.2015 40

Algoriddim considers its app Djay to be one of the tools that helped prove iPads could be used for more than browsing the web. "With the iPad app, everyone was saying, 'Oh the iPad is only consumption, you...

Drop the bass from your wrist

Facebook introduces Hello, an app to replace the Android dialer

Casey Newton April 22, 2015 01:00 pm04.22.2015 94

Phone calls may have fallen out of fashion, but Americans still make 1 billion of them every day. And yet the experience of making a call isn’t all that great: phones don’t always recognize numbers,...

Contacts solution

If you're horrible on the internet, Clear app could save your job

Rich McCormick April 22, 2015 04:38 am04.22.2015 16

Picture the scene — you wake up fuzzy-headed after a few drinks, grab your phone, and discover you've said something horrendous and offensive on the internet. Do you own up to it, apologize, try to grow as...

or just stop being awful?

WhatsApp voice calling comes to iOS

Nathan Ingraham April 21, 2015 02:30 pm04.21.2015 40

A few weeks ago, the hugely popular chatting service WhatsApp started letting Android users make voice calls through the app, and now that feature is starting to roll out to iOS users. An update to the iOS...

In case you weren't making voice calls in one of the other dozen chat apps on your phone

Thousands of Apple Watch apps have been made without using the device — will they be any good?

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Aereo will pay $950,000 to the TV broadcasters that put it out of business

Chris Welch April 21, 2015 10:45 am04.21.2015 27

The Aereo saga is over. Long after the company's crushing Supreme Court defeat and the sale of its assets to TiVo, Aereo has agreed to pay broadcasters $950,000 over copyright claims, bringing a permanent...

Scrapping what's left off the bones

BuzzFeed has already made a cute animal app for the Apple Watch

Jacob Kastrenakes April 20, 2015 05:00 pm04.20.2015 8

If you've ever needed a couple cute cat photos to get you through the day, then BuzzFeed has some plans for the Apple Watch that you're going to want to hear about. The publication is unveiling two Watch...

"A good way to get your cute animal fix very, very quickly." Ryan Johnson, BuzzFeed

Chrome OS update brings full Google Now info to the app launcher

Nathan Ingraham April 17, 2015 03:09 pm04.17.2015 27

A few weeks ago, Google showed us a host of new Chrome hardware as well as a few upcoming tweaks to the underlying Chrome OS software, including a new app launcher that brings Google Now information to the...

Google Now and Chrome OS are finally linked up

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's free internet project is 'not in conflict' with net neutrality

Jacob Kastrenakes April 17, 2015 10:03 am04.17.2015 43

Mark Zuckerberg is defending Facebook's free internet project, Internet.org, after a number of supporting companies in India pulled out this week amid protests for net neutrality. "If someone can’t afford...

"It's too expensive to make the whole internet free." Mark Zuckerberg

The single-person social network is a strangely beautiful thing

Vlad Savov April 17, 2015 10:00 am04.17.2015 44

I’m the kid who never learned how to play with other kids. My cousins lived in the big city, and the majority of my schoolmates were in another town, so I ended up developing single-player versions of most...

Social apps are sometimes more useful without friends
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