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Peloton app teardown reveals unannounced rowing machine details

Peloton app teardown reveals unannounced rowing machine details

Home fitness company Peloton is rumored to have a rowing machine in the works, and now it seems the company may have inadvertently confirmed that with its own Android app. A newly published teardown of the app's latest version reveals details, including codewords, hinting at a new upcoming fitness machine, one likely based on rowing.

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Duolingo updated with family plan, handwriting tool, and new languages

Duolingo updated with family plan, handwriting tool, and new languages

Language-learning app Duolingo has announced a major update to its platform that adds two big features: a new family plan for users who have more than one learner in the house, as well as a new tool that teaches users how to write symbols and scripts for certain languages. The announcement comes alongside details about the company's technology and more.

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Chrome on Android 12 will support multiple windows

Chrome on Android 12 will support multiple windows

Smartphones are getting more powerful and larger to the point that some of the hard limits of the past no longer really apply today. Multi-tasking has become more important as phones gain more RAM, and having more than one app open at the same time is a staple feature on tablets and the new breed of foldable devices. Despite those changes, mobile apps are still limited to the old "one instance" or "one window" per app convention from the first few years of smartphones. Google could be changing that with Chrome running on Android 12, allowing users to have as many as five instances of the web browser.

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Windows 11 Clock app with new Focus Sessions rolls out to Insiders

Windows 11 Clock app with new Focus Sessions rolls out to Insiders

Microsoft has been slowly teasing the built-in apps that will be coming with Windows 11, but most of those have been criticized for having only aesthetic changes. Microsoft Paint is one of the few that actually got more than just rounded corners or support for dark themes, but even that didn't satisfy Windows users or fans of the venerable painting program. Windows 11's Clock app, however, stands out from the crowd because of one new feature that apparently deserved its very own blog post.

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Windows 11 Microsoft Paint app gets a long-overdue redesign

Windows 11 Microsoft Paint app gets a long-overdue redesign

Microsoft Paint is perhaps one of the most iconic first-party apps on Windows. Sometimes derided for its basic feature set, some people have impressed netizens by creating works of art using only those very same basic tools. The app has also been criticized for having remained unchanged over the years since Windows 8 launched in 2012. With Windows 11, however, the venerable yet ridiculed Paint is getting a visual refresh as well as some features that may make it more formidable as a basic creative tool that's available to all without having to install an additional app.

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WhatsApp disappearing messages might soon last up to 90 days

WhatsApp disappearing messages might soon last up to 90 days

Disappearing messages, once Snapchat's selling feature, is becoming more prevalent on almost all major messaging platforms that want to advertise their security and privacy features. Each platform naturally gives it its own spin, mostly in how long they allow messages to stay alive. WhatsApp, for example, is giving users more options to keep messages around as long as they want, even going as far as three months tops.

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Android Auto on phone screens is dead, long live Assistant Driving Mode

Android Auto on phone screens is dead, long live Assistant Driving Mode

Aside from smartphones and smartwatches, Android's other official incarnations have been less consistent, including on tablets. Android Auto and Android TV have undergone shifts that completely change the game, for better or for worse. Android Auto's history has been rather tumultuous, especially with the launch of a different but related Android Automotive. Now things are taking another turn with the removal of Android Auto for phone screens, forcing users to switch to Google Assistant's Driving Mode instead.

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Netflix adds spatial audio support for iOS app, but you’ll need AirPods

Netflix adds spatial audio support for iOS app, but you’ll need AirPods

If you prefer to watch Netflix content on a mobile device, Netflix's latest update brings good news -- assuming you own an iPhone or iPad, that is. Going forward, Netflix supports spatial audio on Apple mobile devices running iOS 14, but there's a catch: you'll need to own certain AirPods models to use the feature.

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Waze adds PAW Patrol navigation experience: How to enable it

Waze adds PAW Patrol navigation experience: How to enable it

Google's navigation app Waze has added a new celebrity voice option, this one targeted at kids. The new voice experience brings popular children's show PAW Patrol to the app, enabling parents to get their navigation instructions in fun voices that may make the trip a little more enjoyable for young passengers.

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iCloud Passwords Windows app is finally here

iCloud Passwords Windows app is finally here

For the longest time, Apple snubbed rival platforms and locked its users into its own walled gardens. Times have changed, however, and Apple was left with no choice but to support its customers that are sometimes forced to use Windows or Android devices every day. It has been slowly expanding the availability of its exclusive apps and features, and the latest to arrive is a more stable and more reliable version of iCloud Passwords that finally lets Mac and iOS users manage their keychains even on Windows.

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Tinder’s ID verification feature will soon target catfishing globally

Tinder’s ID verification feature will soon target catfishing globally

Tired of getting catfished on Tinder? Starting later this year, you'll be able to focus on profiles with verified IDs regardless of your location, making it easier to filter out the people who may not be who they claim to be. Following its availability in Japan, Tinder has announced that its ID Verification feature will soon roll out to all of its users around the world.

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Pokemon GO leak spills all the Alola, Galar, and Power Up Bonuses

Pokemon GO leak spills all the Alola, Galar, and Power Up Bonuses

This week we're taking a peek at the latest leak of information for the game Pokemon GO. The latest bit of info comes courtesy of a deep dive into the APK files for the game and analysis by PokeMiners. In this collection of new info is a list of Pokemon that've been added to the game - or to the game's files, to be more specific - they're not quite active just yet. There we see the entirety of Alola and Galar region Pokemon - they're all in!

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