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Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search

Apple's opening of the iOS keyboard floodgates has created enough space for a small skirmish between Google's Gboard and Microsoft's Word Flow.

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Microsoft's new Cache app could become its version of Google Keep

Microsoft's new in-development Garage app, called Cache, could be a note-taking tool with potential, if Microsoft's willing to commit to it.

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Judge rejects Uber’s settlement with drivers over employee classification

A federal judge in California has rejected a proposed settlement between Uber Technologies and drivers in Massachusetts and California, in lawsuits that claimed that they should be classified as employees with full benefits rather than as independent contractors.

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New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em all

Where can I find Pikachu? More than one Pokémon Go map promises to help you find rare Pokémon—and they need your help. Here's our list of the best Pokémon Go maps, now updated with the latest maps.

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Russia slaps Google with a $6.8 million Android antitrust fine

Russia has fined Google US$6.8 million for preloading some of its own apps on Android smartphones in violation of the country's antitrust laws.

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Hands on: MyScript Nebo is what Windows Ink should be

MyScript's Nebo app for Windows 10 transforms digital ink into text as you write, which is what Windows Ink needs to become.

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Facebook starts testing a Snapchat-style camera with MSQRD selfie filters

After Instagram introduced Stories, Facebook begins testing more familiar features in its all-out attack against Snapchat.

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Apple Music for Android is exiting beta and adding in equalizer settings

The leap to version 1.0 is also bringing several performance and playback improvements to Apple's streaming service.

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Apple developers will have to impress Gwyneth Paltrow in new reality show

The actress and entrepreneur joins other high-profile mentors in Apple Music's upcoming 'Planet of the Apps.'

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Dropbox Paper, now in open beta, lets teams collaborate in the cloud

Ten months after Dropbox first unveiled Paper, the collaborative writing tool entered open beta on Wednesday and is getting mobile versions for iOS and Android.

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Pokémon Go FAQ: The beginner's guide on how to catch 'em all

Not sure which team to join? Don't know the difference between a regular Poké Ball and a Great Ball? And where do these Pokémon hang out? This guide is here to help.

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Instagram Stories is Facebook's most obvious shot at Snapchat

A short-lived slideshow of candid images and videos sure sounds familiar.

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Pokémon Go developer sued over Pokémon placed on private property

A lawsuit in a federal court raises the ticklish issue of whether a company can be hauled to court because its augmented reality game places coveted fantasy creatures and in-game benefits in private property without permission.

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Uber China gives up fight, will merge with local player, Didi Chuxing

Uber Technologies has decided to cooperate rather than compete in China, with the ride-hailing app company set to announce a merger of its local operation with arch-rival Didi Chuxing, the largest ride-hailing company in the country.

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Uber is investing $500M in alternative to current maps like Google's

Uber wants more information from mapping technologies, including more data on traffic patterns and precise pickup and dropoff locations.