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Samsung Uhssup trademark docs tease social messaging app

Samsung Uhssup trademark docs tease social messaging app

A Samsung trademark filing has appeared at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for the cringe-worthy name "Uhssup." The name, a reference to a phrase akin to uh, hey, what's up?, is for some sort of app that enables communication between friends who will also be able to share their current location with other users.

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Spotify Stations launches on Android, but good luck using it

Spotify Stations launches on Android, but good luck using it

It would seem that Spotify has a new app in testing on Android. Called Stations, this app looks to challenge other services like Pandora by giving users access to playlists they can use to discover new music or find music that matches their current mood. It sounds pretty cool, but there's one problem: this seems to be a limited test that's only open to a select number of people.

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Instagram video calling leak hints at major future feature

Instagram video calling leak hints at major future feature

The Instagram of today certainly isn't identical to the Instagram that launched years ago, having introduced things like Stories and ephemeral messaging abilities over time. Just how drastically is Facebook willing to change the platform? That question was posed this week by a leak hinting at the upcoming launch of a video calling feature on Instagram.

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VLC Android app gets Chromecast support, but only in beta

VLC Android app gets Chromecast support, but only in beta

VLC, the beloved media app that can play just about any video or music format you throw at it, has finally received Chromecast support on Android. With this support, Android device users can stream local media content from their phone or tablet to a display with the Chromecast, arguably the easiest way to stream your own video files to a TV. The feature isn't perfect, though.

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Bitmoji get new customization options in “Deluxe” update

Bitmoji get new customization options in “Deluxe” update

It's been a little while since we last heard from Bitmoji, but that doesn't mean that Snapchat hasn't been paying attention to it behind the scenes. Today, Snapchat is introducing a new feature called "Bitmoji Delxue," and promises that it will offer you more customization options when it comes to creating your Bitmoji. If you're one of the many Bitmoji users out there, you may want to check your app today.

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Advocacy group asks Facebook to drop Messenger Kids over health fears

Advocacy group asks Facebook to drop Messenger Kids over health fears

Facebook introduced a kid-friendly version of its chat app called Messenger Kids last month, offering young children access to all of its best features without the potential safety issues. The app aims to protect kids by tethering the app to a parent's account, requiring parental authorization to chat with new people, and more. However, an advocacy group is arguing that none of those features matter because, they say, Messenger Kids is inherently dangerous to kids.

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Magisk Manager app on Google Play is malware

Magisk Manager app on Google Play is malware

This morning the creator of the app Magisk Manager discovered and announced the appearance of the same app on Google Play - only something was off. It would appear that the app on Google Play wasn't released by the creator, John Wu, at all. Instead of the app coming with the same features as the original, it came with malware.

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Miitomo shutdown will go out with a bang, Nintendo promises

Miitomo shutdown will go out with a bang, Nintendo promises

In case you haven't heard the news, Nintendo has marked Miitomo for death. The company announced last night that it will shut down Miitomo, the first app Nintendo ever released, in May of this year, giving users just a few more months before the app is gone for good. While that's sad news, those who plan to stick around to the end will be able to look forward to one last hurrah for the app.

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Stock app Robinhood adds no-fee Bitcoin trading

Stock app Robinhood adds no-fee Bitcoin trading

The stock trading app and platform Robinhood just announced they'll be adding Cryptocurrency to their app soon. They'll include their same no-fee trading of a number of cryptocurrencies right out the gate, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and a number of others. That takes place soon - today charts and price alerts were announced to be being added to Robinhood for 16 coins.

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Apple Books makeover has Amazon in its sights

Apple Books makeover has Amazon in its sights

By now, Amazon's stranglehold on the ebooks market is fairly obvious. By and large, when people are looking for an ebook, they're going to Amazon, and while that obviously isn't true for everyone, it certainly is for many people. Apple is looking to do something about that dominance, renewing its focus on ebooks by working on a revamped Books app.

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Samsung’s official 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics app now available

Samsung’s official 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics app now available

Samsung has launched The Official App of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the South Korean company has announced. This app was created in partnership with the IOC -- the International Olympic Committee, that is -- as well as the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, otherwise known as the POCOG.

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Pokemon GO’s new shiny Aggron just went HAM!

Pokemon GO’s new shiny Aggron just went HAM!

This morning it was revealed the Pokemon GO has a brand new shiny Pokemon in Aron. This Pokemon evolves into Lairon, then evolves into Aggron, one of the most awesome Pokemon in the game! Users can find Aron in all the Rock and Steel Pokemon regions. That means parking ramps, train stations, quarries, downtown, near highways, and in shopping malls - that's where you'll want to go.

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