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Pokémon trading has finally come to Pokémon Go for all players

Pokémon Go finally started rolling out the Pokémon trading feature on Thursday. The bad news is that when the feature launched, you had to be level 40, the game’s max level, to take advantage of the new features. The good news is that Niantic, the game’s developer, has a history […]
Pokémon trading has finally come to Pokémon Go for all players
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Instagram will no longer notify people when you screenshot their stories

After testing a feature that would notify users when their Instagram stories were screenshotted, Instagram has decided not to include it. You are now free to screenshot away without fear of looking creepy. Instagram lurkers are free to return to business as usual, as the popular social media app announced […]
Instagram will no longer notify people when you screenshot their stories
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The 5 most important announcements Apple made at its biggest conference of the year

Apple made a ton of important announcements at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote. But while some announcements were fun and exciting, others laid important groundwork for developers, consumers, and Apple itself. And so, here are the 5 most important announcements Apple made at WWDC 2018, its biggest conference […]
The 5 most important announcements Apple made at its biggest conference of the year
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Google’s new features for combatting ‘tech addiction’ have little basis in science — here’s a closer look at what the research says

At this week’s Google I/O developer conference , the company unveiled a host of features geared at helping you monitor how frequently you use your devices. It’s all part of a new initiative that the company is calling “Digital Wellbeing” and includes several apps and automatic features. Unfortunately, the scientific […]
Google’s new features for combatting ‘tech addiction’ have little basis in science  —  here’s a closer look at what the research says
Tech

Here’s what those mysterious emoji on Snapchat actually mean

If you’re a Snapchat user, you’ve no doubt noticed the subtle quirks and hidden tools that are uniquely Snapchat. Chief among them: the seemingly random emoji that appear next to your friends’ names, like this: Those emojis are anything but random. In fact, they’re Snapchat’s way of helping you keep […]
Here’s what those mysterious emoji on Snapchat actually mean
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Kris Jenner is using the dating app Bumble to hire a personal assistant

Kris Jenner is hiring a personal assistant on Bumble Bizz, the app’s professional networking feature. Anyone can match with Kris Jenner’s profile for the next two weeks. Jenner will announce the hire on her Instagram. Bumble, you’re doing amazing sweetie. Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, is hiring […]
Kris Jenner is using the dating app Bumble to hire a personal assistant
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How to stop your Facebook friends from giving away your data

Worried about how Cambridge Analytica got ahold of the Facebook data of millions of people? Your friends could be the ones who unknowingly gave it away. Here’s how to fix it. The following is a transcript of the video. Apps you don’t use are still accessing your Facebook data. Ever […]
How to stop your Facebook friends from giving away your data
Markets

Warren Buffett says low-cost investments are essential for the average investor —  here’s how much it costs to use 8 common investing apps

Warren Buffett has long championed low-cost investing,often recommending Vanguard’s S&P 500 index fund for the average investor. New fintech – financial technology – companies are attracting users for their convenience and sleek interfaces, but the fees associated vary between apps. We looked at the fees and the expense ratios for […]
Warren Buffett says low-cost investments are essential for the average investor  —  here’s how much it costs to use 8 common investing apps
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MoviePass terminated a ‘small percentage’ of its customers for violating the terms of service, but people are desperately trying to reactivate their accounts

Movie theatre subscription service MoviePass terminated a “small percentage” of its customers, claiming violations of its terms of service. Numerous users were told by customer service representatives that they did not violate the MoviePass terms and conditions, and are now going through an agonizing process to get their cards reactivated. […]
MoviePass terminated a ‘small percentage’ of its customers for violating the terms of service, but people are desperately trying to reactivate their accounts
Markets

Tinder is under fire after charging more for users over 30

Tinder is free to use, but Tinder Plus costs either $US10 or $US20 depending on which side of 30 users fall on. A California court found Tinder’s pricing to be a form of age discrimination and the dating app can’t charge more to older users. Tinder may challenge the ruling […]
Tinder is under fire after charging more for users over 30
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Look how primitive your favourite iPhone apps used to be

As time passes, even the biggest and most popular applications get further away from their original looks. Changes in consumers’ aesthetic preferences and heightened expectations for app usability urge companies to invest in updates to interfaces, so that they gradually evolve to meet demand. So what did some of the […]
Look how primitive your favourite iPhone apps used to be
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You may soon be able to use the blockchain to formally consent to sex

Dutch blockchain company LegalThings is creating a blockchain-based app that will establish legally binding contracts for sexual consent. The app was created in the wake of the #MeToo movement; the company hopes to establish clear lines of communication around sexual acts. Critics of the app argue that it oversimplifies sexual […]
You may soon be able to use the blockchain to formally consent to sex
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Here are the best iPhone apps of 2017

2017 has been a pretty great year for apps. Live trivia gameshow HQ Trivia burst onto the scene, and apps like IKEA Place took full advantage of augmented reality. Here are some of the best apps of 2017, in no particular order. The following is a transcript of the video. […]
Here are the best iPhone apps of 2017
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My 11 favourite apps and gadgets I tried in 2017

Throughout 2017, I tested dozens of gadgets and probably twice as many apps. But as the year draws to a close, there are only a handful that rose to the top of the heap. This list includes a few unlikely winners, like a tiny phone designed to be used as […]
My 11 favourite apps and gadgets I tried in 2017
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Adidas nixes its health wearables division — Stitch Health launches care coordination platform — ResApp sees positive results in new study

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We’d like to hear from you. Write me […]
DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Adidas nixes its health wearables division  —  Stitch Health launches care coordination platform  —  ResApp sees positive results in new study
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Apple Music could get a boost from Shazam, the company’s newest addition

Apple’s latest startup acquisition could give its music service a jolt. On Monday, Apple officially announced it was buying Shazam, maker of a popular music-recognition app. It’s not hard to understand why the iPhone maker might have been interested in Shazam. As we can see in this chart from Statista, […]
Apple Music could get a boost from Shazam, the company’s newest addition
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The 20 most popular iPhone apps of 2017

Apple on Thursday released its year-end list of top US apps for iPhones and iPads. The apps Apple chose are the most popular of the year, meaning they’re the apps that consistently topped the free apps chart in the App Store. Facebook, Google, and Snapchat claim 11 of the top […]
The 20 most popular iPhone apps of 2017
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Watch Snapchat’s CEO explain the new app design in 60 seconds

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel put out a 60-second video explaining Snapchat’s new redesign. This redesign is the biggest in Snapchat’s history. “One of the complaints we’ve heard about social media is that photos and videos from your friends are mixed in with content from publishers and creators and influencers,” Spiegel […]
Watch Snapchat’s CEO explain the new app design in 60 seconds
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13 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

Every iPhone comes with a slew of Apple’s own first-party apps. Thankfully, though, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple’s. You just got a new iPhone. Congrats! Apple devices come with lots of Apple software built-in, and the iPhone is no exception. […]
13 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made
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