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    It's been three Tuesdays and not one of them has passed by for the Un-carrier without some sort of brouhaha. T-Mobile's dealing with an ailment of its own corporate goodwill and it all has to do with perks, perks and more perks And none of them could be given away. T-Mobile Tuesdays is experiencing very high volumes right now. Hang tight and thanks for being patient. — T-Mobile (@TMobile) June 21, 2016 The T-Mobile Tuesdays app suffered another server stress-out as customers tried to connect to promo codes for a free Frosty from Wendy's, some free Major League Baseball merch, a free ...

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    As Spotify crossed its own little milestone yesterday, it's important to note Instagram's today. The Facebook subsidiary announced that it has crossed 500 million total users. Better than 60 percent of them use the app daily and more than 8- percent of the base comes from outside the US. The app crossed this mark shortly after its interface redesign and the launch of its new feed curation algorithm. Facebook bought the image-sharing social media platform in 2012. Sibling acquisition WhatsApp revealed a couple months ago that it had a billion total users. Source: Instagram Via: Neowin

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    The second T-Mobile Tuesday, just like the first one, was rocked with another controversy over who got pizza and who did not. Customers who went into the T-Mobile Tuesdays app yesterday did get a promo code for a free medium two-topping pizza, but when they attempted to ordered carryout from a local Domino's Pizza location, they were told on the mobile app that the offer may "be unavailable at your local store." Online, the story was clearer — the location had taken in all it the redemptions was allowed to on the deal. While it's understandable that tight bottom lines at franchisee ...

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    Apple Music's user interface is changing for the simpler. There are new sections for the app including Recent Music, For You and Browse. For You contains a "Discovery Mix," something like a "Discover Weekly" playlist for Spotify, a list of recently played music and daily curated playlists and albums for different styles and moods. One of today's playlists? "Fasion Runway Strut". Browse brings you up to date with new tracks, new artists and top charts. Radio brings you the Beats 1 stream, its schedule and a back-catalog recent marquee shows for the station. Personal stations are also here. ...

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    Microsoft is finally going to catch up to the Joneses on the mobile payments frontier with the release of its Wallet 2.0 app for Windows 10 Mobile. There's one big addition that arguably should've been working since 1.0 and that's the ability to Tap to Pay using NFC. Windows Central was able to get an internal build of the app onto a Lumia 950 for trying out the Tap to Pay functionality. As with other mobile payment systems, cards' compatibilities with the system will vary, so it'll be interesting to get a list of those cards. Tap To Pay did work as advertised: the phone will wake from ...

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    All that demand that shut the T-Mobile Tuesdays app down for most of its first Tuesday out has proven very useful for the Un-carrier to boast about. Who knew that free pizza, ice cream and a movie every week would draw people to downloading something? When you’re the #1 free app & #1 trending search in the @appstore. Get ready for next #TMobileTuesdays #GetThanked pic.twitter.com/SYEJjHOWBN — T-Mobile (@TMobile) June 8, 2016 Yep, T-Mobile Tuesdays is number one in the free section and the trendiest search item on the App Store right now. Over on the Google Play Store as of this ...

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    Apple's App Store makes so much money from fewer downloads than Google's Play Store. So, why change a revenue sharing model with developers that has worked for eight years? Because Phil Schiller is betting that it will end up making Apple more money. Schiller revealed to The Verge that developers can soon activate app access subscriptions on their products from any category — including games. Apple will continue to take 30 percent of the revenue, but if a customer keeps a subscription for more than a year, that cut shrinks down to 15 percent per transaction. App makers would have ...

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    If you're freaked out by the number of ways your activities can be tracked by our almighty digital overlords (and any despot hacker), you may have to start screaming with the addition of another method to Google Maps on Android. Actually, it's just a port-over from the web version of Maps. That feature and a few others have been picked up in an XDA code inspection of the app's version 9.26.1 APK. Keep in mind that these code strings can be changed or removed before any chance of activation. For one, you could soon be sharing when you're going to get "there" with all the people you need ...

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    Quick. Fast. Instant. But unlike noodles, news articles shouldn't take two minutes to load. That's why companies like Facebook and Google have been offering up speedy-loading optimizations to content providers — with a share of the click revenue, of course. Google has been keeping its Accelerated Mobile Pages to Android users, but not anymore — version 15.1 of its iOS search app now has it. Users just need to look out for that lightning bolt next certain "top stories" to get informed instantly. Google Now cards also serve up sports highlight videos, too. Restaurant entries get a ...

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    Version 4.8.0085 brings some major feature adds to the S Health app, major enough that you'd think it'd be worth the bump to 5.0. Alas, if you like to compare your bests and literally document your data while keeping your blood sugar in check, you've got it in this update. The Android app introduces step count comparisons with your friends and your age range with goal "challenges". More of your steps will get counted if you don't happen to be wearing your Gear Fit as the step count now also takes in accelerometer data from your phone. You can quickly start a pulse check by placing your ...

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    10 million unique users may not be enough to save the fall of Nintendo's virgin venture into the mobile world. According to SurveyMonkey, daily download numbers have fallen faster and are, on the whole, lower when compared to two recent games from mobile giants King and Supercell. But that's not the only problem Miitomo's facing. It's been perceived as having a less stimulating activity cycle — you ask and answer questions and gain credits to purchase clothes for your Mii avatar. SurveyMonkey said in its Intelligence Blog that on average Miitomo is opened about 2.3 days out of the week. ...

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    The pal that helps you and many other people pay up is updating its Android and iOS apps. Unlike many other apps, it's providing customers with a good idea of when to expect an update. Version 6.0 of the app, said to have "a new look and feel," will head to devices with Android 4.0.3 or later and iOS 9.1 or later. Windows Phone users will end availability for the current version of the app while both Amazon Fire and BlackBerry OS users will not be able to use the app beyond June 30. Joanna Lambert, Vice President of Global Consumer Product and Engineering, said in the company's blog post: ...

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    Google is taking a new view of what its keyboard can be. But you have to get the latest software to take a look at it. If you can get the latest Android N Developer Preview onto your applicable device and also have Google Keyboard version 5.0, there's a whole menu in the settings dedicated to changing the color of the keyboard. Not only can you choose from a few hues, but you can upload your own pictures — taking away one of the biggest tricks up the sleeve for third-party keyboards. Yep, owners of phones with AMOLED displays can enjoy pitch black power savings when they're typing up ...

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    You might think that we wouldn't need Hangouts or Messenger with Allo and Duo coming around, right? Well, Google has confirmed that it will have four messaging applications in its roster. Remember that both Hangouts and Messenger can handle SMS texts while both Allo and Duo, said to use your phone number for identification, may also integrate texting as well. Duo, a dedicated calls app, competes with Hangouts in that aspect. Sure, feature completeness varies across the line with Messenger being a barebones app while Allo and Duo representing the deep end of WhatsApp and WeChat with ...

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    No tapping and no paying has happened just yet for those not on Apple's side in the United Kingdom. Limited availability of the Android Pay app began today in the country. Users now see an entry in the Play Store for Android Pay, but many also saw a cautionary tag telling them that "This item is not available in your country." The few that have snagged an installation and tried card after card found that all of them didn't work — yes, even the Barclays ones that never were supposed to in the first place. [EDIT] Thanks to Domenico Lamberti for sending us this screenshot of the app ...

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    T-minus five days ... and counting. Google's biggest developer conference of the year is happening at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, from May 18 to 20. If you weren't lucky to be chosen to get tickets for the event, you can still grab a chair at one of the 471 (and counting) I/O Extended events. Better yet, you can stream select events live from the Google I/O app or the Google Developers YouTube page. While the schedule is loaded for the three days, we have just three events you should watch out for if you're anything at all like us — curious about mobile and ...

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    Google Translate gets a tiny bit more global and much easier to use. In celebration of its tenth year plus one week, the dev team have updated the app for both iOS and Android, this time adding Word Lens capability to translate Chinese characters you see through your camera's viewfinder. On the Android side, Tap to Translate support has moved beyond Android Marshmallow devices and gone onto all devices above version 4.2. All you need to do is highlight foreign text, copy it and tap on "translate" for an instant read. iOS is also getting Android's Offline Mode in its Google Translate ...

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    Prepare to lose the blues for good. Instagram has debuted new logos for its eponymous app as well as Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse. Skeumorphism has been traded in for a bright "rainbow" palette of yellow, orange, hot pink and purple — colors you might see during a sunset, mind you. A new-look Instagram interface, as seen earlier on some iOS devices, is included in app updates now or soon to be at the App Store, Play Store and Windows Store. It trades muted blues and grays for a stark black and white theme, one that iOS on the whole has adopted. Source: Instagram

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    It's been too long since BlackBerry OS got wide appreciation, especially as we've turned from BB10. But one good vestige of the platform that's made the move to Android was the BlackBerry Hub — a river of communications, calendar and reminder heads-ups and memorandums at a glance. The feature hasn't exactly spread far and wide in the Android world, but it may turn out that a Samsung version of the Hub could reach farther. SamMobile is reporting that the Samsung Focus feature will be launched on the Galaxy Note 6 later this year. The app interface — very faithful to Material Design ...

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    While Amazon intends for you to buy its Echo devices big and small (maybe even smaller) to ask inane questions to and help turn down the thermostat, you can now spend just under $5 and get the power of Alexa voice services on your iPhone. For $4.99, Lexi is a simple app. Tap and hold onto the screen, ask your question, then let go and wait to hear from Lexi. It's a third party app that uses Alexa and works with the typical apps — the App Store page has a review calling out Homeseer compatibility. Hit the download link if even all you want is some witty repartee. Download: App Store Via: ...

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    Google's artificial intelligence may soon be able to snatch dates away from you at the bar. It's been refining its pickup game by reading up on romance novels: "Damn girl, this is the best French toast I've ever had." and: I wanted to peel that dress off of your body myself and I'm pissed I won't get the chance to now. It was difficult picking out passages from Kelly Elliott's Unconditional Love, but those are just two of the many from the 2,685 books that engineers at Mountain View have forced upon the AI's neural network. Andrew Dai and Oriol Vinyals both headed the project at ...

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    You might be able to tap and pay and be done with your supermarket purchase. But if you need to pull out your loyalty card — gotta get them perks — or a gift card, you'll need to unlock your phone, get into the mobile payment app and then file through your various cards to get the card you need and then show it to the cashier. And, even better, if the register's optical scanner doesn't work on your phone, you'll have to input the card number into the system, digit by digit. Sounds like fun for everyone in line, right? Well, it seems that an Android Pay update to version 1.3 might fix ...

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    All of us are born with certain "natural rights" - rights which are are not dependent on the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and are therefore universal and inalienable. Among those are the right to privacy, of which I'm an advocate. Since the world's governments aren't doing a very good job respecting privacy (let alone protecting it like they should be), the responsibility falls to us, individually. Thankfully, technology gives us the tools we need to build solutions that will help deter all but the most determined parties from invading our ...

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    If you're the odd Droid out in one of those iMessage circles, you're probably carrying one more reason to switch over to an iPhone or are desperately looking for an app to fix this issue. Well, developer Eric Chee may have you covered here. At least, part of the way there. You'll need a Mac to route messages from your iCloud account over to your phone and you'll also need to jump through a few more hoops like setting up a couple of projects in the IntelliJ IDE and changing values around. And even after you've successfully executed all the string changes you need, you'll still only have a ...

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    You might know Casey Neistat. He's a logged a bunch of calories. He's ridden on Citi Bikes. He's snowboarded through Midtown. All of that's on YouTube. Neistat co-founded Beme, Inc. as a social technology company. And Beme is the name of the app it has officially come out with. It's been on iOS for a while now as a beta, but it's now finally out for reals. And it's on both the App Store and the Google Play Store. If you're into video blogging, prepare to be shaken. If you're not, you too. Beme doesn't have a viewfinder. It turns off the screen while you're recording a video. All you have ...

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