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YouTube silently launches on Nintendo Switch

YouTube silently launches on Nintendo Switch

It's been a long time coming, but there's finally an official YouTube app available for the Nintendo Switch. Switch owners have been asking for a variety of streaming apps since the console released back in March 2017, and YouTube is unquestionably one of the most requested. Does this mean that more streaming apps are on their way?

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Facebook will only give users 10 minutes to unsend a message

Facebook will only give users 10 minutes to unsend a message

Facebook users have anticipated a Messenger "unsend" feature for months, but the company still hasn't provided one. The feature was promised very shortly after a report revealed that Facebook had removed some of Mark Zuckerberg's messages from other users' inboxes, an ability that's not available to ordinary users. Though that's about to change, the unsend option isn't quite what users had expected.

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Google Maps speed trap warnings and crash reports appear in test

Google Maps speed trap warnings and crash reports appear in test

Google is testing new features in Google Maps that mirror offerings already available in Waze. The company is looking into both speed trap warnings and crash reports, both of which are already available in its other transportation app. Some users have access to these reports now, though it's unclear how many people are seeing them at this time.

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Galaxy S9 Android Pie update Beta release details spilled

Galaxy S9 Android Pie update Beta release details spilled

New details on the next wave in big-time updates for Android 9 Pie for Samsung phones are coming soon. This week at Samsung's developer conference, software information and connections to hardware of all sorts will be running rampant. Word is this afternoon that Samsung is right on the verge of deciding whether they'll release the Android 9 Beta to Samsung Galaxy S9 devices this week, right alongside information about what's inside.

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Google Play might’ve just given you a 5-dollar credit

Google Play might’ve just given you a 5-dollar credit

Starting today, Google's giving a bunch of Google Play credit away to everyday users such as yourself. If you happen to have purchased a Google Pixel 3, all the better - there's a separate promotion that's going on right this minute with an additional $2 in the mix. It would seem that it's down to luck whether you get the non-Pixel credit thus far.

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Spotify’s Apple Watch app is coming soon, but no offline support

Spotify’s Apple Watch app is coming soon, but no offline support

iPhone and Apple Watch users with Spotify have been waiting for the app to make the jump to the smartwatch for some time, and it looks like the streaming music service is almost ready to deliver. Users with access to the beta version of Spotify's iOS app have reported that the latest build includes a companion app for the Apple Watch.

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Call of Duty companion app launches with stat tracking for Black Ops 4, WWII

Call of Duty companion app launches with stat tracking for Black Ops 4, WWII

Call of Duty players who like to keep track of their stats and performance records in the game now have a new mobile-friendly option. Activision has released a new companion app for iOS and Android that offers in-depth access to gameplay stats including kill-death and win-loss ratios across a range of multiplayer modes for both this year's Black Ops 4 and last year's WWII.

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Uber Ride Pass lets riders lock in prices for regular rides in a city

Uber Ride Pass lets riders lock in prices for regular rides in a city

Uber has introduced a new service called Ride Pass, a solution to its frustrating surge pricing that leaves commuters wondering what their daily bill will be. With Ride Pass, Uber riders can lock in a rate, which is consistently applied for rides taken anywhere in their city. The new payment option is intended for people who use Uber for regular rides, such as to work or back home after the day ends.

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Waze Audio Player beta arrives with Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher and more

Waze Audio Player beta arrives with Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher and more

Waze is gearing up to release an update that brings an embedded audio player to its platform, providing drivers with direct access to their favorite audio streaming service. The company has announced a beta for Waze Audio Player in conjunction with streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, as well as podcast app Stitcher and others. As well, Waze has a new developer tool suite called Audio Kit.

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iPhone XR gets Portrait mode for pets and objects in Halide v1.11

iPhone XR gets Portrait mode for pets and objects in Halide v1.11

Unlike the iPhone XS and XS Max, the new iPhone XR features a single rear camera. Despite this hardware difference, the LCD model supports depth capture in the form of Portrait mode, but there's a notable difference: it only works on human subjects. Camera app Halide's developers, however, have brought that same functionality to pets and objects, they've revealed.

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Snapchat arrives on the desktop, bringing selfie filters to Twitch streams

Snapchat arrives on the desktop, bringing selfie filters to Twitch streams

While Snapchat's popularity on mobile has been waning for the last couple of years, the social media app has just made its debut on the desktop in two big ways. First, by releasing the new Snap Camera app on both Windows and macOS, allowing users to apply various augmented reality filters to their selfies, just as they would on a smartphone. Second, and more importantly, this app connects with several streaming and video calling platforms, including Twitch, Skype, and YouTube.

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WhatsApp update: Stickers directions and creator info

WhatsApp update: Stickers directions and creator info

This week the folks at WhatsApp announced the addition of stickers to their chat platform. One might wonder how a platform like WhatsApp did not have stickers until now - and the answer is not entirely clear. What is clear is that the stickers are fanciful and quite often strange. WhatApp will deliver these stickers to all users ASAP.

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