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Netflix rolls out Spatial Audio — here’s why that’s great for iOS users

Watching Netflix content on Apple’s mobile devices is about to get much more immersive. The streaming service today confirmed (via 9to5Mac) that it’s rolling out Spatial Audio support on iPhone and iPad devices, which essentially lets you listen to surround sound and Dolby Atmos using just your headphones.The feature is showing up on devices running iOS 14 and above, although users in the iOS 15 beta have the added benefit […]

todayAugust 19, 2021 5

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WhatsApp Just Solved a Big Problem for Mobile Phone Users

Starting with Samsung’s newly-launched foldable smartphones, WhatsApp will now let you securely transfer your chat history should you jump from iOS to Android. While it’s not something most people will want to do most of the time, it’s nice to know that now you can. The new feature was announced today at Samsung’s launch event, and leading the way are transfers from iOS to Android on the newly launched Galaxy […]

todayAugust 11, 2021 1

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Android 12 Will Let Users Play Games as They’re Downloading

Google announced that Android 12 is supporting a new play-as-you-download functionality for newer games. Announced during the Google for Games Developer Summit, this allows players to start playing faster than ever and lets the games be started after only downloading the essentials for running. The play-as-you-download function isn’t completely new to Android. However, this new Android 12 firmware will make the system default to it for new Google Play titles. […]

todayJuly 12, 2021 2

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Tinder’s new feature lets users chat before they match

For the first time, Tinder is letting users chat before they match.The app has launched a game called Hot Takes that connects potential spouses in a speed dating-style game that’s now available every day from 6PM-midnight local time.Users will first be shown some multiple-choice questions, such as: “Which of these is most pretentious? Bragging you don’t have TikTok, natural wine, saying your found something first, or or Oxford comma enthusiasts.”Tinder will […]

todayJune 22, 2021

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This AI robot mimics human expressions to build trust with users

Scientists at Columbia University have developed a robot that mimics the facial expressions of humans to gain their trust.Named Eva, the droid uses deep learning to analyze human facial gestures captured by a camera. Cables and motors then pull on different points of the robot’s soft skin to mimic the expressions of nearby people in real-time.The effect is pretty creepy, but the researchers say that giving androids this ability can facilitate more natural and engaging human-robot […]

todayJune 1, 2021 8

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Mac users, rejoice — CrossOver for Mac runs all those Windows apps right on your Apple computer

TLDR: With CrossOver for Mac, Windows apps and other software runs on Mac computers natively without all usual compatibility problems.There are Coke people and there are Pepsi people. There are people who roll the toilet paper forward over the top of the tube and those who let it fall behind the tube. Then, there are Windows people and Mac people. And it’s among the absolute bitterest of divides.Mac people tout […]

todayMay 24, 2021 7

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White House teams up with dating apps to give vaccinated users free perks – 98bmp

With vaccination rates slowing in the U.S., the White House is getting creative about getting shots in arms. Beyond protecting yourself and others from a deadly disease, the latest incentive to get vaccinated could help you find love (or get laid). The White House COVID-19 response team announced Friday that a number of popular dating apps would offer new perks for users who get vaccinated, with Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Match, […]

todayMay 23, 2021 1

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TikTok removes 500k+ accounts in Italy after DPA order to block underage users – 98bmp

Video sharing social network TikTok has removed more than 500,000 accounts in Italy following an intervention by the country’s data protection watchdog earlier this year ordering it to recheck the age of all Italian users and block access to any under the age of 13. Between February 9 and April 21 more than 12.5M Italian users were asked to confirm that they are over 13 years old, according to the […]

todayMay 12, 2021 5

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Lili, a neobank aimed at freelancers, raises $55M as it passes 200k users – 98bmp

A startup that has built a neobank specifically to address the needs of freelancers and sole traders has picked up a growth round to continue expanding its business after seeing its usage grow by 1500% in a year. Lili, which provides a way for freelancers to use a single account both to manage their work and personal financial lives, along with tools to help manage the particular financial and accounting […]

todayMay 11, 2021 6

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