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Newton is the rare email app that works great on both Windows and Mac

There are plenty of good third-party Windows email apps out there, but not many of them work across all the platforms you might use. If youre the type of person who jumps between macOS and Windows, Newton (formerly CloudMagic) might be worth a look....

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The Morning After: Thursday, August 17th 2017

Hey, good morning! This Thursday, Nokia is returning to the flagship phone fight, neo-Nazi sites struggle to find a place on the web and HBOs woes continue.

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EE TV gets voice controls thanks to Amazon‘s Alexa

While Vodafone has long abandoned its dreams of a TV service, rival network EE is pressing on with its strange Freeview-bundled-with-some-on-demand-apps box. The hardware now supports Alexa, Amazons voice-enabled assistant, through an Echo or Echo D...

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ASUS goes dual-camera crazy for its ZenFone 4 series

ASUS smartphone division was oddly quiet back at Computex a couple of months ago, but now we know why. Today, the Taiwanese company unveiled its ZenFone 4 smartphone line with not one, but five models in one go: ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 S...

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Twitch starts its retro ‘Starcade‘ marathon on August 28th

Twitch has nailed down the start of its Starcade marathon... and unlike many of its other marathons, it wont just involve playing episodes back to back. Itll stream the arcade-themed game show on Shout! Factorys channel starting August 28th at 2PM...

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HBO hacking woes continue: this time on social media

HBO just cant catch a break. The cable network got hacked again, though this time, the perpetrators targeted its social media accounts. A hacker group called OurMine took over the companys Facebook and Twitter accounts not to ask for millions or to...

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Roku clamps down on pirate channels

When Roku introduced private channels, it meant them as a way for developers to try their content before setting it loose in public. Well, thats not quite how it panned out: pirates have been using the channels to stream bootleg material. And Roku i...

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Tim Cook condemns ‘repulsive‘ racist violence in Charlottesville (update)

Tim Cook made his stance about Charlottesville clear enough by tweeting out that violence and racism have no place in America as the tragic events were unfolding. This internal letter sent to employees that Recode obtained, however, will give you e...

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Tim Cook condemns ‘repulsive‘ racist violence in Charlottesville

Tim Cook made his stance about Charlottesville clear enough by tweeting out that violence and racism have no place in America as the tragic events were unfolding. This internal letter sent to employees that Recode obtained, however, will give you e...

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Google Maps Q&A section is going live around the globe

If youre looking up a new place youve never been to before, look for Googles new feature -- it could give you a better idea of what its like. The big G has started rolling out a Qamp;A section for both Maps on Android and Search for mobile. It w...

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Microsoft delays ‘Crackdown 3‘ until 2018

Microsoft has delayed the much-anticipated heroic brawler Crackdown 3 until Spring 2018. The sandbox brawler was previously scheduled to come out this November alongside the launch of the Xbox One X, but the tech titan pushed back the games release...

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Squarespace pulls hate sites from its web hosting service

The post-Charlottesville crackdown on internet hate speech is expanding at a very rapid pace. Squarespace, the web design and hosting service, has revealed to The Verge that its removing a group of sites for violating its policy banning advocacy o...

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Ford patents removable wheel and pedals for future autonomous cars

Lawmakers have cautiously supported automakers experiments with self-driving vehicles, but theyve been split on whether cars need a steering wheel at all times in case humans need to take over. But with more and more concepts ditching control eleme...

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Motorola designed a phone screen that repairs itself

Motorola doesnt just want to make phone screens that are shatter-resistant... if it has its way, what cracks that do show up could be fixed on the spot. It recently applied for a patent on a phone screen whose shape memory polymer heals damage when...

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Zooming photos is finally a thing for image-driven Pinterest

Pinterest is adding a couple of new features to help you get more use out of it. First, the app now (finally) allows you to pinch to zoom in on Pins, which it said in a blog post is one of its most requested features. Not surprising as it has been bu...

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Horror adventure ‘The Black Mirror‘ revived for modern gamers

Despite being released long after the point-and-click game genres heyday, 2003s The Black Mirror became a gothic horror hit long before the unrelated British sci-fi anthology show. THQ Nordic tapped German developer King Art Games to revive the ori...

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Apple starts removing Apple Pay from white nationalist sites

Apple has suspended support for Apple Pay on a handful of websites selling white-supremacy clothing and accessories, joining a cascade of technology companies currently cutting off hate groups online. Apple Pay no longer works on at least two website...

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Meet Jon Hamm‘s latest character in AR before the movie debuts

Jon Hamm and Lois Smith take on the future of personal assistants in Marjorie Prime, a movie set to release on August 18th. Co-starring Tim Robbins and Geena Davis, the film explores Marjories failing memory of her late husband, Walter, with a digit...

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iDevice dimmer switches work with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri

Using your voice to control things around your home is one of the cooler aspects of the future we live in. But, unless you have the right phone or smart speaker, that functionality can be crippled or nonexistent. Platform-agnostic devices for smart h...

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Spotify removes ‘hate bands‘ from its streaming library

You can add Spotify to the growing list of companies taking a stand against hateful, racist content. In the last few days weve seen Google and GoDaddy cancel a white supremacist website domain, Facebook and Reddit ban hate groups, Discord shut down...

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Start Genesis luxury cars with your voice and Google Assistant

Hyundai definitely isnt limiting Google Assistant support to its mainstream cars. Its upscale Genesis brand has introduced Google Assistant support that gives you voice control over your vehicle as long as its hooked into Genesis Connected Service...

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Twitter‘s dilemma: What to do with Trump?

My use of Twitter is not presidential, said President Donald Trump on Twitter last month, before adding the kicker in emphatic all caps: its MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Yet nearly seven months into his presidency, Trump has so flabbergasted the pu...

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Dating app Badoo adds video chat to help you filter out creeps

Dating apps have been slow to adopt video functionality. Big shot Tinder bought a video service in February but hasnt announced plans to add its functionality, while Hinge just included user-made movie clips for profiles -- a feature that Badoo laun...

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Twitter suspends account used for ‘Daily Stormer‘ updates

The white supremacist website Daily Stormer keeps popping up, and like a bad game of whack-a-mole, the internet keeps trying to rid itself of the stain. Web hosting company GoDaddy dumped the domain itself, and even though the neo-nazi site briefly r...

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