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Stop pouting: Google’s Santa Tracker is updated just in time for the Christmas countdown

Keep the kids entertained all throughout the holiday season with the new Present Quest game.

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Microsoft takes the pain out of copying on Android with Clip Layer

Microsoft's new Clip Layer Android app rethinks the clunky text handles and makes it easy to grab chunks of text.

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How to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services offline with PlayOn Cloud

The free PlayOn Cloud iOS app is a 'streaming digital video recorder' that lets you watch offline video from Netflix, Hulu and other services.

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Swiftkey's refreshed hub boosts privacy, speed

Clipboard, new languages and Incognito mode give third-party keyboard app an array of desktop-caliber features.

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Instagram is shaking things up with live video and disappearing messages

Instagram just lifted one addictive feature from Facebook and the other from Snapchat.

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4 great apps for tackling your to-do lists

With scheduling, reminders, and other features, these apps make crossing tasks off a list even more satisfying.

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32 must-use IFTTT applets to help you handle the holidays

Whether you're an IFTTT pro or a first-timer, these 32 must-use 'recipes' or 'applets' can ease your holiday burdens.

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WhatsApp finally launches video calling

Video calling is finally coming to the world's more than one billion WhatsApp users on Android, iOS, and Windows.

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Instagram brings Boomerangs, links, and mentions to its Stories

Version 9.7 has some new features that give your stories a little extra oomph.

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Facebook taps machine learning to transform videos into works of art

Using a technique called style transfer, Facebook takes live video and turns it into something that resembles the work of Van Gogh, Picasso and other artists.

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Uber faces lawsuit from courier claiming employee status

Taking a cue from Uber drivers, a ‘foot and bike’ courier has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the ride-hailing company and a subsidiary, demanding minimum wages, and reimbursement of tools-of-the-trade expenses and gratuities as would be typically provided to regular employees.

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Race issues emerge as a challenge for tech companies like Uber, Facebook

Lawmakers on Tuesday objected to a Facebook feature that allows advertisers to target housing ads to exclude certain racial and ethnic groups from promotions and marketing.

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Uber drivers in the UK are employees, court rules

Uber should treat its drivers in the U.K. as employees, paying them at least minimum wage from the moment they are available to work until they log off, and providing them with paid time off, a London employment tribunal has ruled.

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Facebook is bringing Snapchat-like selfie filters to Live video

Facebook's new Masks feature for iOS is timed around Halloween, but it's really a jab at Snapchat.

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Microsoft's graveyard: 8 products Microsoft killed in 2016

Here’s a roundup of products, services and more that Microsoft rid itself of in 2016.