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Two Ways to Read Your Facebook Messages Without Downloading ‘Messenger’ App

Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out a new change to its mobile apps that requires you to download the Facebook Messenger app in order to read and respond to messages sent on its network. That move caused concern for a lot of folks, considering the exhaustive list of permissions the Messenger app requires. Many have [...]

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How To Train Your Brain With Games

Playing was encouraged when we were kids. It helped us learn things about the world—play helped us think and grow. So what happened? I’ll tell you: work. But you still need to challenge your brain to be your best. Bring back play and improve your gray matter with these three brain-building apps: Elevate: Your Personal [...]

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Oh Look, Microsoft Made Its Own Snapchat Clone Called WindUp

Windows Phone users often get left out when it comes to new apps, as developers look to launch mainly on Android and iOS. Point in case: there’s still no official Snapchat app for Windows Phone 8. Instead, you’re left with a few unofficial choices that independent developers have hacked together (6Snap, and Snapchat for Windows [...]

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If Your Life Needs a Soundtrack, You Need This Social Music App

If you can sing, you’ve got a talent I’ll never have. So you should share it. Now, there’s a social sharing app that’s designed just for you, for when you need to say more than words. Hook’d is a social music app, currently available for free in the App Store for iPhone and iTouch, with [...]

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Use Your iPad Like A Typewriter With This App Created By Tom Hanks

Typing on a typewriter is quite the experience with the sounds and the feels of the keys as you build out a line of words. Then, you hit the edge of the page, the printing mechanism reverts back to the left side of the paper, and you get to start typing on a fresh line. [...]

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Facebook Explains Why ‘Messenger’ App Requires So Many Permissions for Android

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple weeks, you’ve likely heard of (or been one of the people sharing) the Huffington Post article insighting fear into Android users about Facebook’s Messenger app requiring an admittedly extensive list of permissions to access your device. On face value, it sounds creepy. To use [...]

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Get those Pictures Off Your iPhone for Good with This

How many pictures do you have saved on your phone? Hundreds? Thousands? And how many of those photos do you look at every day? Have you had to delete some of them to make room for an app for (gasp!) more photos? It doesn’t seem like we’re able to preserve our memories like we used [...]

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Never Write a Text Message Again with This App

A few days ago, I told you about Ultratext, which allows you to create your own super–fun GIFs on the spot and send them in your text messages. Well, if you liked that, you’re going to love this app. See, the hardest thing about sending GIFs in messages is finding the right one, and that [...]

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[Viral Video] This is the Coolest Voice Controlled Home Automation System I’ve Seen Yet

Home automation is the big thing right now, with plenty of platforms, devices, and control options to choose from. The real beauty of a smart system is how you can integrate it with tech you already have. What’s better: controlling it with the smartphone you carry around with you all the time, already Reddit user [...]

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$10 billion: The Cost to Buy Snapchat OR These 20 Unique, Rare Things Instead

$10 billion is the latest valuation floating around for Snapchat, the wildly popular instant messaging app for iOS and Android. That’s an unfathomable amount of money. Here are 20 things you could buy with $10 billion, instead of Snapchat, to help put that figure in perspective. Keep in mind: Snapchat is a less than three [...]

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