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Cortana comes to Android lock screens and Australia

Cortana comes to Android lock screens and Australia

In just a few days, Samsung will finally be showing what its own Bixby personal assistant is truly capable of, but not before Microsoft has had a chance to cement the position of its own. Cortana is gaining a few new abilities, at least on Android. And to make sure more people will be able to bridge their smartphones and their Windows 10 PCs, Microsoft is making Cortana officially available in Australia, both on Android as well as on iOS.

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iWork for iOS and Mac got a massive update: What you need to know

iWork for iOS and Mac got a massive update: What you need to know

It's been a big day for Apple fans with the arrival of iOS 10.3, but the updates don't stop there. Apple has also delivered a rather large update for its iWork suite of apps across Mac and iOS. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are all getting new features today, with a few of those additions going live across all three apps at once.

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Apple iOS 10.3 is here: Find My AirPods, smarter Siri, more

Apple iOS 10.3 is here: Find My AirPods, smarter Siri, more

After a months-long beta test, iOS 10.3 is here with plenty of new features in tow. The update is being pushed to iPhones and iPad right now, and offers a lot of new functionality for AirPods, Siri, and even iTunes. Make no mistake, this is a pretty substantial update for iOS users.

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Super Mario Run for iOS got a HUGE update: Here’s what’s new

Super Mario Run for iOS got a HUGE update: Here’s what’s new

Super Mario Run for iOS has been updated to version 2.0, and with the update comes a huge list of new features. The expected minor improvements and small changes aside, those who update will get a greater segment of the game to play even if they haven’t bought it, meaning free players are no longer limited to Toad Rally and replaying the same four levels over and over again. What else is new? Keep reading to find out!

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Facebook Messenger update changes how I chat [APK download]

Facebook Messenger update changes how I chat [APK download]

Starting this week, users of both Android and iPhone (or iPad) devices will see a change in Facebook Messenger. In the app they'll be able to converse with their friends and associates in a brand new way. While before, Emoji icons were allowed to be plugged in and seen, now Reactions are available too. Mentions are also about to become available to the masses - just in case I'm speaking about someone that I need to link to.

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Fossil goes all out on hybrid, touchscreen smartwatches

Fossil goes all out on hybrid, touchscreen smartwatches

Pundits have started doubting the long-term viability of smartwatches as a commercial product but, if you consider the flood of new devices in the past few weeks, you would definitely think otherwise. After Google finally launched Android Wear 2.0, which has been delayed by months, a new generation of smartwatches popped up, though some are merely updating their software while sticking to the same hardware. Fossil's announcement at Baselworld is a mix of both, revealing new styles for old models as well as new smartwatches to fill this year's roster.

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Google Duo, Allo, Photos, Maps get juicy new features

Google Duo, Allo, Photos, Maps get juicy new features

Brazil has a special place in Google's heart. Actually in many tech companies' hearts. The South American country is a fast-growing hub for innovation and technology and, as such, is the perfect target market for Google's mobile apps and services. But rather than make them exclusive to Brazil, Google has generously rolled out updates to its Duo, Allo, Photos, and Maps apps, both Android and iOS, to all so that everyone around the world can enjoy a more "inclusive" mobile Internet experience.

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Apple acquires Workflow, the popular iOS automation tool

Apple acquires Workflow, the popular iOS automation tool

The mobile app market looks so easy to get into but staying in the business is a whole different game. Never mind competing with rivals, sometimes you even end up competing with the very makers of the platform you're building upon. Many a popular app ended up that way (hello, Night Shift), so perhaps you can count yourself lucky when you're actually acquired by said platform makers. In that sense, the developers of Workflow are probably on Cloud 9 now that they have been bought up by Apple, though the long-term implications of the acquisition has yet to be seen.

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Send to Kindle for iOS takes on Pocket, Instapaper, Safari

Send to Kindle for iOS takes on Pocket, Instapaper, Safari

Instapaper and Pocket are most likely the household name when it comes to read-it-later services. That is probably true for most platforms as well as for those who jump in between platforms. For Apple's faithful, however, plain old Safari and its Reading List feature might actually have the upper hand. Now those two services' supremacy are again being challenged on iOS once more as Amazon rolls out an update to its iOS Kindle app that, among other things, adds a "Send to Kindle" sharing function to Apple's mobile platform.

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Google Search shortcuts save your fingers from typing

Google Search shortcuts save your fingers from typing

Today's generation has it easy. Almost any piece of information is just a few keystrokes away, thanks to the power of the Internet as well as the overarching, and sometimes terrifying, reach of Google. Keeping up to date with the latest news and trends couldn't be easier, too. But if typing the same queries again and again is too much work, Google is making that easy as well. The latest version of Google Search, both apps and mobile web, will give your fingers a break, making all the searches and news you need available with a single shortcut and a single tap.

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Amazon Music app now available on Apple CarPlay

Amazon Music app now available on Apple CarPlay

iPhone owners can now listen to music from the Amazon Music app using Apple’s CarPlay, Amazon has announced. The music becomes accessible after connecting the iPhone to a vehicle with CarPlay, as users will be able to select the Amazon Music app as one of the supported audio choices. This joins the support for Android Auto, which similarly allows Android users to access the music on their vehicle’s touchscreen.

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Eevee evolution Pokemon GO update: a time to start over again

Eevee evolution Pokemon GO update: a time to start over again

Today's news update to Pokemon GO has to do with the way powers are handled for a variety of monsters, including Eevee. Espeon and Umbreon might not be the best evolutions available for this always-catch-friendly Pokemon. Instead, the other three - original evolutions - of Eevee might end up being a whole lot more useful to the everyday player. For those that need to complete the Pokedex, there's still a set of secret methods for nabbing the full set of 5.

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