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Pocket Casts just got bought by these public radio all-stars

Pocket Casts just got bought by these public radio all-stars

There are a lot of podcast apps vying for your download out there, and for years, Pocket Casts has been considered by many to be one of the best. There's some big news for Pocket Casts users today, as the app has been jointly acquired by some big names in public radio. NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life have all partnered to purchase the app for an undisclosed amount.

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MoviePass Unlimited returns, with fine print

MoviePass Unlimited returns, with fine print

Today we're having a peek at the MoviePass Unlimited service - because it's not QUITE as Unlimited as you might've guessed. Late last month the "Unlimited" service was cut down significantly. Now, after significant press on the subject, MoviePass brought their Unlimited service back. Almost as if they'd planned on keeping said service the whole time.

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Amazon threatens Signal over censorship circumvention plans

Amazon threatens Signal over censorship circumvention plans

Signal says that Amazon is threatening to suspend the company's AWS account over its plans to circumvent censorship. The company published an email it received from Amazon over the matter, one that states, "We will immediately suspend your use of CloudFront if you use third party domains without their permissions to masquerade as that third party."

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Instagram bully filter automatically blocks toxic comments

Instagram bully filter automatically blocks toxic comments

Instagram has activated a new bully filter that will automatically prevent toxic comments from appearing on posts. The filter is active by default now, though users can disable it if they want full access to all of the comments. Instagram first unveiled the comment filter last year, but now it is live for all users around the globe.

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Facebook Messenger adds English and Spanish translation feature

Facebook Messenger adds English and Spanish translation feature

Facebook Messenger will soon automatically suggest translations between Spanish and English, though the feature will initially be limited to Marketplace, the company has announced. The feature is a convenient and rapid way to translate between the two popular languages, enabling users who would otherwise face a language barrier to engage on Facebook's platform.

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Facebook Dating is “not just hook-ups” says Zuckerberg

Facebook Dating is “not just hook-ups” says Zuckerberg

Facebook Dating was a subject of Mark Zuckerberg's keynote this morning at F8 2018. There, the CEO and co-founder of Facebook suggested Facebook would be doing more to get people together. He quoted a figure: 200m people on Facebook are listed as single. Zuckerberg made clear he wants to be the cupid that puts all people together, forever.

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Google just gave free movie tickets to Local Guides

Google just gave free movie tickets to Local Guides

Free movie tickets, just in time for Avengers: Infinity War, just what the doctor ordered. That's what Google made real this week via Google Maps Local Guides. "Just in time for some of the season's biggest movies," said Google, "we've teamed up with Atom to get you a free movie ticket. Use the app to redeem your perk by June 3, 2018."

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Opera Touch mobile browser launches with one-handed surfing in mind

Opera Touch mobile browser launches with one-handed surfing in mind

Opera is launching a new mobile browser today, and it's making some big promises about how it will change the way we browse on on our phones. Dubbed Opera Touch, this new browser is centered around one idea: letting you browse with one hand, leaving your other hand free to do anything your heart desires. In a world so focused on multitasking, Opera Touch might actually be a mobile browser worth downloading.

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Instagram Stories gets support for sharing ten images or videos at once

Instagram Stories gets support for sharing ten images or videos at once

Instagram has pushed out an update for Stories that enables users to upload more than one video or photo at a time. The change is available on Android now, though the iOS update won't be rolling out for a few more weeks, according to the company. With it, users will see a new icon within the upload media screen; up to ten bits of content can be selected to upload at once.

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Spotify just pulled further ahead of Apple, Tidal, and Pandora too

Spotify just pulled further ahead of Apple, Tidal, and Pandora too

There's little Spotify has to catch up on when it comes to streaming music. They've got a whole lot of the market cornered for several reasons - not least of these because they've been in the business the longest. Spotify's most recent update - today - should serve to move the streaming music service even further out ahead of the competition.

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Pandora Premium hits Xbox One with two big features in tow

Pandora Premium hits Xbox One with two big features in tow

Pandora Premium has been up and running for some time now, but despite that, it isn't available on very many platforms. At first, the service rolled out only on mobile, and then nearly a year later, it made the jump to web. Today Pandora is adding one more platform to the list by bringing Xbox One functionality online.

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Instagram data download tool arrives, but only on desktop for now

Instagram data download tool arrives, but only on desktop for now

As previously promised, Instagram has launched a tool that enables users to download their account data. The feature was revealed as in-progress a few weeks ago, that revelation made following criticism over the platform's lack of a data download tool. Facebook already offers a similar tool for downloading account data, the same data that had some unwelcome surprises for some users.

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