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    Samsung is simply not interested in maintaining a streaming music service. And so, yesterday saw the end of Milk Music. The end of Milk Music was announced more than a month ago and its sibling service, Milk Video, was also shuttered after a year. It seems that Samsung's hopes of garnering a multimedia audience exclusive to its Galaxy device lineup and, thus, deriving revenue from that audience has officially foundered. Milk Music users are being redirected to Slacker Radio, the app that Samsung based Milk on. Source: Samsung Via: PhoneArena

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    Facebook has them. So does Google.  And now Bing can join in on the fast lane. Microsoft announced that Bing would start officially linking to Accelerated Mobile Pages within its applicable search results. Content partners in the open source project will have their AMP articles — optimized HTML pages for easy, no-nonsense reading — load from close-by servers. Non-AMP pages will be called upon when their link is tapped. Marcelo De Barros, Group Engineering Manager for Bing, said that testing for AMPs started last May. "We [...] have noticed that AMP pages load, on average, ...

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    If you like to make the most of your vacation but haven't the foggiest of where to start planning your ventures, Google has a few of them for you in its new Google Trips app for Android and iOS. In addition to sorting out your travel arrangements and any rental or reservation situations you may have, you can pick a site plan to hit up for any particular day for the amount of time you have, be it half a day or all day. You can download trips to keep them handy if you want to forego getting a new SIM for the stay. In fact, all of your travel information is handily stored within the app. But ...

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    The blocks of media that have chipped away at your character limit, 24 at a time, are about to go away forever. If they haven't already, that is. Twitter took first advantage of this feature as it issued a 139-character tweet along with a GIF, something that would've taken the total up to 173. Prior to today, any media loaded onto a tweet would be linked to its own page and that link would be pasted in the tweet. No matter how long an URL actually was, it counted for 23 characters (plus a space) on the tweet. Say more about what's happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, ...

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    Update: 9/21. https://t.co/8Ne6gj0NJS— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 19, 2016 Google's first of two new messaging services has been out for several weeks and it's been an underwhelming contender to say the least, given the amount of coverage we've dedicated to Duo since its launch. With the final public release of iOS 10 and an all-new iMessage with obscuring, fanciful features, it's about time that Mountain View launch the second service it introduced at I/O this year. Leakmaster Evan Blass believes that Allo will be on the Play Store this week. Hello, Allo (launches this week). ...

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    If you aren't entirely invested in running windowed Android apps with Remix OS on Windows, you can have your Windows and eat your Android at the same time with the Remix OS Player. The team behind that interface (and devices running it) have made a virtual Android device that can be tailored to run on up to 3GB of RAM or as little as 512MB. The Remix layout is pasted on top of Android Marshmallow, but we guess the best explanation for this is to say that this is what Chrome OS wants to be as it begins to integrate Android apps into some Chromebooks. The usage paradigm between Windows and ...

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    No, one of the world's largest online dating services is not pulling the plug on its Windows 10 Mobile app... apparently. Badoo, one of the more progressive services which has had a Windows 10 Mobile app out for a bit, decided to withdraw the app from the Windows Store sometime this weekend. WindowsPhoneApps.es inquired to the company about the move and got back this response: Hello, Thanks for your email. Unfortunately Badoo is no longer compatible with your terminal. We launch new features continuously to improve our service, but it seems your phone is no longer able to support them. ...

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    After opening up the keynote with talk show host James Corden and a Carpool Karaoke segment, — the standalone show will be on Apple Music later this year — Apple CEO Tim Cook opened up this event's keynote with a bevy of musical updates. The foremost of them is a major update to the user interface of Apple Music app. Most of what we've seen at WWDC has been implemented with tweaks since then. Cook touted that Apple Music held 70 exclusives in the past year. Subscribers now tally at 17 million. More on this news in future stories.

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    Shooting video with the LG V10 was simply a treat. It gave us control over every aspect we've been used to for still photography — but for video. It gave us control over the audio we recorded. And it gave YouTubers, indie filmmakers and industrious folk another tool in their camera arsenal. It got bonus points for letting them check Facebook, too. Well, here comes the LG V20. It has all of the above, but better. The hardware, for instance, nets us an extra camera with a 135° wide-angle lens. Shooting stills is a breeze. Video is still a breeze if not a gust, to extend the metaphor. In ...

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    Laptop? Sure. Tablet? You bet. Touchy screen? We're all keen. And with a price of only $399, we'd say that such a Chromebook has met its time. The Acer Chromebook R13 is the Taiwanese OEM's first such device to have the Google Play Store — you may know of that on cross-country competitor ASUS's Chromebook Flip — straight from the box and the first to sport a MediaTek chip for the device class (a quad-core M8173C CorePilot unit, if you're wondering). The 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen is rated at full HD resolution and comes below a 720p webcam. Talking memory, there's 4GB of RAM standard ...

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    All new looks are in store if you decide to update both your Pebble app and your Pebble Time/Time Steel/Time Round watches to firmware 4.0. Not only that, but Pebble OS has a new feel, too. Straight from the watchface, you can press up to hit up Pebble Health. You'll get your step stats and more to the right. Week-to-week compares are also on the screen, along with your goals. The Pebble app displays activity and sleep stats in easier to read graphs. Downwards from the clock, you'll find a Timeline stretching up to the next 72 hours with event-by-event Quick Views. The select button will ...

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    Pokemon GO's first month has seen stellar growth that Nintendo couldn't have imagined. The Pokemon Company and Niantic were riding the coattails of this windfall as did what we found out to be contingent markets. But the party has to be done soon, right? Every viral product has that top notch it hits early on before slinking towards mediocrity. As such for Pokemon GO, we have to ask where that mediocrity is. 40 million daily active users is a lot to start paring off from. Axiom Capital Management has been tracking usage data from Sensor Tower, SurveyMonkey and Apptopia. The firm claims ...

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    What Android lost, Twitter has found, picked up and blasted it back not only to Android users, but our friends rocking iOS, too. It's the dark aesthetics of Night Mode and, yes, a couple months after the Android Twitter app got the  new toggle, we find iOS getting a little roll-out action today. Well, "little" compared to the Nougat update, but whatevs. Rolling out today – we're bringing night mode to iOS! 🌙 https://t.co/XxNZHQdth9 pic.twitter.com/WLwKi4H0Oe — Twitter (@twitter) August 22, 2016 If you've waited for a while, pull up your multitasking shades and swipe away Twitter, ...

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    With Duo out in the open, we're still closing in on what might come through to Google's new messaging service, Allo. There's a lot of teasing going on during I/O 2016, providing us with an idea of what the features are. But we now have supposed grabs of how these features get into action via Android Police. The search engine inside of the app is a welcome progression from having to search through your Gmail records to find Hangouts conversations. It slinks through your chats with people and bots (such as Google Assistant) and even borrows from Google Photos' search engine to identify ...

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    Number two ride-hailing app Lyft has been looking to better compete with top dog Uber while fending off newer transit startups like Bridj. And so, after nine funding rounds and a company valuation of $5.5 billion, it went to look for an owner. Would General Motors increase its investment of Lyft to a controlling stake? Nope. According to Recode's sources, it didn't make a bid. The company shopped itself out to Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and even Apple for $9 billion before cutting down that price. As Uber is divesting from its service in China, it now has incentive to hit Lyft hard back ...

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    With all the bad news about the platform that we've been feeding you, it's time for some good news for the believers. Facebook took its Windows 10 Mobile app out of beta this week, deeming it stable enough for a version 1 release. Good news for Microsoft as it can drop work on its own Facebook client for Windows 10 Mobile. In fact, it is actively shuttling users to uninstall the app and download Facebook's. If you're on the marketplace for an Amazon app, it has now come back from the purgatory of Windows Phone deprecation and is now on both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The app only ...

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    As much as we'd like to say that we are all over Skype, we have to remind ourselves that FaceTime isn't an Android-friendly phenomenon, either. Neither is Google Hangouts an international sensation. So, does Duo bring Mountain View's video chatting services to parity or is it something better? Will you feel and be more secure with end-to-end encryption? Will the Knock Knock feature catch your face (or whatever) when you're not ready? And does this really make video calling on-the-go less painful with switches between LTE and Wi-Fi? Most importantly, will you stick with one phone (and one ...

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    There are wins. And then there are the losses. So many losses. Many athletes know the pain of defeat, but Microsoft knows the pain of desertion, especially on its mobile side. Another app has left the Windows Phone ecosystem, this one being Under Armour's MyFitnessPal. The company has notified its customers through an email that it will not offer nor support the app. Bugs have accumulated on the MyFitnessPal app while users have been dropping off of it. Those remaining must remain logged in to continue using the app. "Due to limitations of the Windows Phone store, we are unable to provide ...

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    If you own both an Apple Watch and a Nest Thermostat, the two can finally interact with each other. The Nest app for iOS, version 5.6, now lets you adjust the temperature settings from your wrist, something Android Wear has had for a while. On the phone and tablet side, you can now track Dropcam Pro activity in 1080p (with automatic quality adjustment), share a live camera feed with password protection, and see your Nest cameras as sorted by spaces. Download: iOS Via: iMore

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    Nighttimes call for light measures. In the case of looking at your brightly lit smartphone screen at night, that means easing the work your eyes have to do to balance its vision. Well, if you spend hours digging through your clogged up Twitter feed before bed, make sure you try out the new Night Mode on the Android app. It turns every white UI interface into black (most of the app's backgrounds) and vice versa (text). Though, somewhat unfortunately, the black isn't actually truly black — it has a subtle blue tone to it. Blue light is said to be the most taxing on eyes at night. Of ...

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    Google Maps, being the robust product it is, can utilize several streams of data at once. Navigation is especially a monster on data plans. But now, you can put a leash on that data use with a new Wi-Fi only mode. The feature is being shuttled to users slowly, but it does what it says on the tin can. Maps will mostly take data with a Wi-Fi connection — it will use a small bit of cellular data as the app needs it. Also in this update are status updates for transit lines if your local agency reports them. You can customize alerts for the lines you use the most. Keep an eye out on your ...

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    The Windows 10 app ecosystem might appreciate this jolt of java. After more than a month of delay, a launch could be imminent for a Starbucks app. The coffee shop chain has a new splash page on its website promoting "The Starbucks® app for Windows® 10". If you have a device with that new OS, you can pretty much do anything that your Android and iOS friends can, including (from the site): Pay for your order Earn and track Star Rewards Find a store Check your balance and add funds to your Starbucks Card (with debit/credit card, Visa Checkout or PayPal) Send gift cards The app is not ...

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    Peak Pokemon GO happened last week. At least in the US. How does SurveyMonkey figure that? Its Intelligence unit tracked the app's daily active users and compared it to daily download rates and the internet's search awareness for it. In terms of usage, more than 25 million user packed in on the most active day, Sunday, July 14. Numbers were about steady the day before and the day after before the inevitable slide followed that week, dropping to about 22 million users on July 20. Download rates were highest the day after launch day, July 7, at nearly 6 million takes and it was only ...

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    Bots are taking over the world. And they're here to help. No, we're not talking "Big Hero 6" style or even RoBoHoN-style, we're talking about services you chat with like Facebook M or Google Assistant or Bing's army of bots to help you get reservations for a restaurant or book tickets to an attraction. They're accessible from a growing number of messenger apps. Skype's one of them and it wants to make finding the right one to talk to a little bit easier. It has updated its iOS app to include a new bot icon on the "Recent" section. Need to keep one in your pocket? Add it to your favorites. ...

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    Microsoft's SwiftKey has completed its first major order of business since its acquisition — make a keyboard all about the emoji. Swiftmoji, now available for iOS and Android, brings smartened emoji suggestions on top of the word suggestion bar, not relegated to a panel of icons you have to pull up and dig through. There are over a thousand of these little things out there and plenty of keyboards to type them up with. As far as we know, few put an algorithm to good use for them. Download: Android, iOS Via: Android Central

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