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Snapchat unveils Chat 2.0 for seamless voice and video chats

Snapchat unveils Chat 2.0 for seamless voice and video chats

Snapchat has announced its new Chat 2.0 update, saying it has made it easier than ever to initiate voice and video chats with friends through the app. Chatting is great, but sometimes voice and video gets across your message better than typed words can — thusly enters the update, and the ease by which users can make the transition from one type of messaging to another. Says the company, it has been “working on this redesign for a while."

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Galaxy S7 Wi-fi problem fixed in update

Galaxy S7 Wi-fi problem fixed in update

This week the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been updated with an OTA software kick in the pants that rectifies several Wi-fi-related problems. This update is coming to the Verizon version of the device first, it seems, somehow, miraculously, and includes Wi-fi connectivity on Marshmallow OS first and foremost. This update also fixes reported problems connecting to the web both on and off Wi-fi, "frequent data disconnections", and "problems while loading files or webpages.

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Foursquare’s Swarm gets statistical in huge 4.0 update

Foursquare’s Swarm gets statistical in huge 4.0 update

Once upon a time, "checking in" was the hip thing to do back when social networks were really young. Foursquare was practically the only service that let you tell the world, or hopefully just your friends, where you're at and how great the pasta is there. Eventually, the likes of Facebook and Twitter gained similar functionality, forcing to Foursquare to redefine its purpose. It spun off Swarm to focus on that use case. Now at version 4.0, the service has tacked on some features that turns Swarm into a sort of lifelogging partner as well.

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iOS 9.3 causing app crashes for some with broken Safari links

iOS 9.3 causing app crashes for some with broken Safari links

Seems like iOS 9.3 is turning out to be one of Apple's more buggy software updates in recent history. Only a few days after Apple had to re-issue a new build of iOS 9.3 after some owners of older iPad models were left with bricked devices, another issue is turning up that results in broken website links in Safari, Mail, Messages, and other apps. Apple's Support forums are starting to see hundreds of posts from users frustrated with the bug.

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Apple releases new iOS 9.3 update after older devices left bricked

Apple releases new iOS 9.3 update after older devices left bricked

While Apple released the latest update to iOS earlier this week, bringing it up to version 9.3, the installation process didn't go so smoothly for users will other iPhone and iPad models. The update successfully introduced the new Night Shift feature to the iPhone 6 and 6s, along with the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro, but some devices, notably the iPad 2, were left bricked and unusable. It may have taken a few days, but Apple has acknowledged the issue and in turn released a new build of the iOS 9.3 update to address the issue.

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Street Fighter V updates add challenge mode, 8-player lobbies, more

Street Fighter V updates add challenge mode, 8-player lobbies, more

Capcom has a new video detailing this month’s pair of updates, with community manager Matt Edwards walking gamers through what they can expect. The two updates will bring, in total, new online functionality and new offline features, as well as the in-game shop. Players will get access to a variety of tutorials spanning all skill levels, as well, helping them master the new combat system and get a grip on the game’s roster of combat moves.

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YouTube adds Split View and Slide Over to iPad app

YouTube adds Split View and Slide Over to iPad app

The YouTube for iOS app has been updated with a couple of new features for iPads: Split View and Slide Over. This brings the app up to version 11.10 on Apple’s products, and makes the offering a touch more convenient for iPad owners, though a certain much-requested feature is still noticeably absent -- the update does not bring picture-in-picture support, the reasons for which is unclear.

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Amazon Kindle critical update deadline is tomorrow

Amazon Kindle critical update deadline is tomorrow

If you have a Kindle and you haven't updated it recently, your time to procrastinate has just about reached its end. The deadline for a critical update that will ensure you can continue using your Kindle is tomorrow; fail to update in time, and your Kindle will suddenly become far less useful, forcing you to manually install the update to restore functionality.

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Apple TV update brings dictation, Live Photos and more

Apple TV update brings dictation, Live Photos and more

Love Apple TV? The company has announced some updates and changes rolling out starting today, and that includes some long-requested features like using your voice to enter your username and passwords, eliminating the hassle of pecking each letter manually. “You’re really going to love it!,” Apple CEO Tim Cook proclaimed, running through the roster of features.

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Google Now allows users to block specific news sources

Google Now allows users to block specific news sources

Android users who frequently tap on stories they find via Google Now cards only to find that those stories are clickbait will be thrilled to hear this. According to a post on Reddit, Google Now has a new feature that allows you to remove stories from certain sources so you never have to see them again. Users now have multiple options for customizing their feeds.

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Update your old Amazon Kindle if you want to stay connected

Update your old Amazon Kindle if you want to stay connected

If you happen to be an owner of an "older" Amazon Kindle e-book reader, specifically one from 2012 or earlier, better heed this critical message from Amazon. Regardless of your actual use of the device, you will need update your Kindle to the latest software version by Tuesday, March 22, 2016. That is, if you ever want to be able to connect to the Internet again using the device. Considering most of the regular content you will read on the Kindle will most likely come from Amazon's store, that is pretty much a given.

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Facebook Messenger has a secret basketball game

Facebook Messenger has a secret basketball game

It's March Madness time, and as such Facebook has added a 'hidden' basketball game to Messenger. The game came with the app's latest update, and simply involves sending someone a basketball emoji, after which point you'll be tasked with flicking digital basketballs into a digital hoop, aiming to beat your own best score. Get the details on how to play after the jump!

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