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Apple’s rivals took 7 years to create their own version of one of the company’s simplest, best features – but it still has a ways to go

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider One of the greatest features in the Apple iPhone and Mac ecosystem is the ability to send and receive text messages from your Mac computer. I forgot how great that feature was when I first departed the Apple ecosystem. Microsoft has a Windows 10 app called “Your Phone” that lets Android users […]

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Review: IT Chapter Two is overlong, but Pennywise will still haunt your dreams

Young Mike Hanson (Chosen Jacobs). YouTube/Warner Bros. Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) is the only member of the Losers Club who stayed in Derry. YouTube/Warner Bros. Young Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis). YouTube/Warner Bros. Beverly (Jessica Chastain) is now a fashion designer in Chicago with an abusive husband. Young Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard). YouTube/Warner Bros. Richie (Bill Hader) […]

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Despite changes by Microsoft, Windows 10 might still be remotely spying on you

Arif Bacchus/Digital Trends Following a 2017 investigation by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA), Microsoft made significant overhauls in its Windows 10 April 2018 Update to the way user telemetry data is collected. Though the changes included well-explained privacy settings toggles in the out -of-the-box Windows 10 setup experience, the same watchdog agency is once […]

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Report: Microsoft still planning a low-cost, streaming-focused Xbox

At this year’s E3, Microsoft had a lot to say about its high-end Xbox One successor (code-named “Project Scarlett”) and about its previously announced (and newly demoed) Project Xcloud streaming gaming service. But the company was less forthcoming about long-standing reports of low-cost, streaming-focused Microsoft hardware that would bring Xcloud games to the TV easily. […]

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Beautiful, bougie and all the other words Americans still can’t spell, state by state

Google released its list of most searched words by state in 2019. Herman Wong General assignment editor focusing on breaking news and audience growth May 24 Around the time 12-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, Calif., triumphed with “m-a-r-o-c-a-i-n,” the people in her home state struggled with “b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.” The following year, when 14-year old Karthik Nemmani […]

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These 5 Android phones made our list of the best smartphones in the world – and they all still have a headphone jack

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Samsung Galaxy S10e. The standard headphone jack has become a rare find on most smartphones in 2019. Since Apple nixed it from its smartphones starting with the iPhone 7 in 2016, many other major smartphone makers have followed suit. Many of these companies offer consumers three simple alternatives: use a dongle […]

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A new survey shows that Snapchat is still the favorite social platform among Gen Z – but it’s not the app teens are using the most

The Gender Spectrum Collection Snapchat remains the favorite social platform among teens, a survey from Piper Jaffray shows. The survey reports that while Snapchat was the favorite social platform, Instagram beat out Snapchat in monthly users among Gen Zers. Despite these numbers, Snapchat’s number of daily active users is continuing to fall, and has been […]