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YouTube adds Split View and Slide Over to iPad app

YouTube adds Split View and Slide Over to iPad app

The YouTube for iOS app has been updated with a couple of new features for iPads: Split View and Slide Over. This brings the app up to version 11.10 on Apple’s products, and makes the offering a touch more convenient for iPad owners, though a certain much-requested feature is still noticeably absent -- the update does not bring picture-in-picture support, the reasons for which is unclear.

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Uber posts $10,000 bounty on bugs

Uber posts $10,000 bounty on bugs

You might not think that being a hacker could be a profession, at least not a legitimate one. But not all hackers are out to crack open systems to reveal private data and such. There's an entire industry of people who essentially act as bounty hunters for large companies who want to keep their platforms secure.

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Google Maps stickers released for Android, Timeline updated

Google Maps stickers released for Android, Timeline updated

Stickers for your home and stickers for your work are now available for Google Maps for Android devices. This means that, whenever you're viewing a map on your phone, you'll see that both your home and your work are marked by the digital sticker you've placed there. Your home can be a tee-pee, a farm house, an igloo, a shoe, or a pirate ship. You could also place a lighthouse or a couch or a dragon. All of these are reasonable.

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FTC warns Android developers about apps that monitor users’ TV habits

FTC warns Android developers about apps that monitor users’ TV habits

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued warnings to a handful of Android app developers using controversial software that could invade users' privacy without their knowledge. Known as "SilverPush," the advertising framework can use an Android device's microphone to listen for television shows in the background, in turn providing third-party advertisers with information on users' viewing habits.

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Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

The hit mobile game Crossy Road may not have answered why the chicken wanted to cross the road, but at least now we can ponder why Mickey Mouse wants to do the same. Revealed at GDC 2016 earlier this week, Disney Crossy Road will see the world's most famous mouse, along with over 100 other Pixar and Disney characters, running into traffic on iOS and Android in the near future.

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Facebook Messenger has a secret basketball game

Facebook Messenger has a secret basketball game

It's March Madness time, and as such Facebook has added a 'hidden' basketball game to Messenger. The game came with the app's latest update, and simply involves sending someone a basketball emoji, after which point you'll be tasked with flicking digital basketballs into a digital hoop, aiming to beat your own best score. Get the details on how to play after the jump!

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Sonic the Hedgehog spins onto Apple TV

Sonic the Hedgehog spins onto Apple TV

If you ever owned a Sega Genesis console back in the golden days of 16-bit gaming, you almost surely spent some time with the Sonic the Hedgehog games. While the high-speed platforming, loop-de-loop running, ring-collecting hero has long been available on mobile devices, nothing beats playing the games on a real television. Fortunately for iOS and Apple TV users, that opportunity is returning. Sega has just updated the existing app for Sonic the Hedgehog 1, introducing tvOS support.

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SPMC (XBMC) re-released by disgruntled KODI Android dev

SPMC (XBMC) re-released by disgruntled KODI Android dev

Open-source multimedia app KODI's main Android developer leaves, decides to resurrect SPMC with focus on Android only. The many, many Android users of the app KODI can once again rest (sort of) easy - their hero developer has returned - though not in the way we might have expected. This new SPMC app will be released with a focus on the platforms that've been being used the most: Android TV, Amazon FireTV, and - for good measure - Amlogic.

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Let’s Fix Twitter’s new “best Tweets” algorithm

Let’s Fix Twitter’s new “best Tweets” algorithm

Today's edition of "Let's Fix" sets its eye upon Twitter's newest feature - one that's said to enliven your feed with Tweet's they've chosen for you. We don't like that. Especially since we watch Twitter to keep up with the latest in all things technologically forward and newsworthy - we want our feeds to be as straightforward as possible. As such, we're going to need to fix this. Let's fix this right this minute on all platforms.

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Instagram tweaks feed order to show users preferred content

Instagram tweaks feed order to show users preferred content

Instagram is shuffling your feed, and you’ll hopefully be seeing more of the content you’re interested in as a result. According to the social network, users miss out on an average of 70-percent of the content in their feed, an issue that itself grows as Instagram’s user base expands and the amount of content with it. To address that issue, Instagram will soon ditch the chronological feed order in favor of a specialized one.

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Uber launches a standalone food delivery app

Uber launches a standalone food delivery app

Uber has launched a dedicated app for its UberEATS service. With it, Android and iOS users are able to order food in Los Angeles, Chicago, and the few other cities where UberEATS is available using a standalone app separate from the car-ordering app. The app comes ahead of a bigger expansion Uber has planned for EATS, which includes rolling out service in Seattle, New York, Atlanta, Paris, and a few other cities.

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WhatsApp tipped to launch encrypted voice calls soon

WhatsApp tipped to launch encrypted voice calls soon

In light of Apple’s ongoing legal battle with the FBI, other tech companies are looking to boost their own encryption, according to sources. Among them is WhatsApp, which is said to be prepping an encrypted voice calls rollout, adding to its other encrypted features. As well, Snapchat is said to be working on a secure messaging platform, and Google is looking into putting its encrypted email technology to use elsewhere.

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