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Hangouts targets improved call quality and speed with peer-to-peer connections

The change could alleviate some of the long-standing criticism of sluggishness and poor call quality with Google's communications platform.

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android, iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

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New dating app used your Instagram's #2015bestnine to create your dating profile

If you posted your #2015bestnine on Instagram last year, you could be part of a new dating app.

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Google Calendar spreads international cheer with holidays for 54 new countries

The 'Smart Suggestions' service now works with 30 different languages, enabling more users to quickly add new events.

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Safari's now the only major browser supporting Do Not Track on iOS

Due to the limitations Apple puts on third-party web browsers for iOS, Chrome and Firefox effectively can't offer Do Not Track on the mobile platform.

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Tinder now lets you upload photos directly, instead of importing from Facebook

The mobile dating app also upgraded its messaging feature to support GIFs and bigger emoji.

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Increasingly popular "hot patching" update tool for iOS apps puts users at risk

An increasing number of iOS application developers use a technique that allows them to remotely modify the code in their apps without going through the official app store's review process, an action that poses security risks for users.

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The 5 key moments in Apple's Q1 2016 earnings call

Apple set revenue records yet again, but next quarter's guidance still made this a strangely negative conference call with analysts.

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Apple pushes into virtual reality by hiring top VR expert

Apple has lured a top virtual reality researcher away from Virginia Tech.

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Andrew Jarecki, director of HBO's The Jinx, brings his storytelling skills to iOS with KnowMe

Jarecki's new video-editing app creates cinematic narratives out of photos and iPhone footage.

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Now you can save the songs you hear in Starbucks stores to your Spotify account

A new feature in the Starbucks app lets customers find and save the music they hear in more than 7,500 stores via Spotify.

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4 ways to take charge of iOS's Background App Refresh feature

Too many apps refreshing themselves in the background can put a dent in your iPhone or iPad battery life. Keep an eye on which apps are doing the refreshing, and when.

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Microsoft to bring Windows Phone’s Word Flow keyboard to iOS

Attention Windows Insiders: Here's your chance to test Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iOS.

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How to use Peach, a surprisingly addictive and confusing new social network

This iOS app isn't another Facebook clone, which makes it worth a look.

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Biz Stone's Q&A app Jelly to be reborn as Q&A app, only better

If at first you don't succeed, try an un-pivot. That's Jelly co-founder Biz Stone's approach in the hopes his team can rejuvenate the Q&A service.