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Lyft customers face potential hack from recycled phone numbers

Giving up an old cell phone number for a new one may seem harmless. But for Lyft customers, it can potentially expose their accounts to complete strangers.

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Microsoft rescues disheveled lady Skypers with its TeleBeauty virtual makeup app

Microsoft Japan and Shiseido have teamed up with an app that overlays virtual makeup on your Skype for Business calls.

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TravelBank uses machine learning to save businesses money on travel

A new startup called TravelBank is aiming to help reduce business travel spending by providing a predictive budget for a trip and helping employees file expenses.

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Google's graveyard: 8 products Google killed in 2016

Google+ lives on, but many other Google offerings will no longer be able to say that by the end of 2016. Pay your respects at the Google Graveyard 2016.


WhatsApp adds Snapchat-style emoji, drawing, and other camera editing tools

You can now draw and add emoji to your photos and videos on WhatsApp.

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Oracle denied new trial in copyright dispute with Google over Java

A federal court in California has denied Oracle another trial in its long-standing copyright infringement dispute with Google over the use of Java code in Android.

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Google rolls out more low-bandwidth versions of its products

Google has rolled out versions of its popular products like YouTube and Chrome, which are specially designed for people who do not have access to high-bandwidth internet.

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Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

First there was Google Now. Next, Google's new Allo app includes Google Assistant, a capable digital personality that is eager to assist.

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SwiftKey pledges more human-style predictions with 'neural network' keyboard capability

The latest edition of the SwiftKey Android app brings the feature, which has had a lengthy beta test, out to the masses.

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Meet Flock, a Slack rival that claims big productivity gains

Numerous Slack contenders have already thrown their hats into the enterprise-messaging ring, but Flock is hoping to win with hard numbers.

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For new Pokémon Go characters, it's Pokémon Wait

People who are hoping to get their hands on some new Pokémon should be prepared to wait a while longer. Niantic Labs CEO says players will find new creatures at events that bring players together, but only after the company has finished its long global rollout.


Sunrise calendar is dead, and only some features live on in Outlook

Microsoft has finally turned off its Sunrise mobile after a two-week delay, after porting most of its features over to its Outlook apps for iOS and Android.

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FTW: 4 apps that make a game out of getting things done

These productivity tools use game mechanics to turn work into play.

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The FCC wants to replace your cable box with apps

Forget about open standards for cable boxes. The Federal Communications Commission says all we really need are more apps.

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Pokémon Go is coming to Apple Watch to get you outside and on the go

Apple and Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs said Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch, together with a new egg monitor that will spur you to go just a bit further.