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Switch from Facebook's iOS app to Facebook on Safari to save battery life

For some reason, Facebook's iPhone app is still a huge drain on your battery.

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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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Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.

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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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How real people help Cortana, Siri, and other virtual assistants feel alive

The responses from virtual assistants are far more human than most of us assume. In fact, every response is carefully crafted by a person or a team of people.

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OneNote for Mac gets new ability to insert shapes, search capabilities

Microsoft updated its OneNote notetaking software on Friday, releasing a handful of updates primarily aimed at improving the experience of using the product on the Mac.

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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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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps embrace real-time commenting

One of the key components of the Google Apps productivity suite has been the tech giant's focus on providing collaboration tools so that people can work on the same document together, wherever they happen to be.

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Outlook for iOS gets a calendar widget as Sunrise's sunset looms

Microsoft quietly updated Outlook for iOS on Wednesday, with support for a calendar widget that makes it easy to see your schedule at a glance.

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Microsoft's Garage has developed a new iPhone app that aims to be your news feed for work

Microsoft wants to provide a news feed on the iPhone for users' business interests, thanks to a project called News Pro from the company's Garage internal incubator.

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SwiftKey Stats details insights about your own typing tendencies

Find out how much you’ve expanded your vocabulary or which are your favorite Emojis in this update to SwiftKey’s beta Android app.

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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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WhatsApp drops subscription fee, goes completely free

The company will ditch its $1 subscription fee and open its messaging service up to businesses.

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Outlook for iOS and Android gets Skype call scheduling

People who need to cook up a video conference while on the go have an easier time ahead of them, thanks to new updates Microsoft announced to Outlook for iOS and Android.