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Spotify is officially testing an offline mix

Music streaming company Spotify is finally and officially testing a playlist that automatically downloads some of your recent favorites. It comes a couple of years after starting working on such a fea

LinkedIn is the next social network to offer AI-powered tools for ad copies

Weeks after Meta launched a suite of generative AI-based tools to help advertisers create different campaigns, LinkedIn has introduced its own tool to suggest different copies of an ad. The company sa

WhatsApp launches Channels feature for broadcast messages

Meta is rolling out a broadcast-based messaging feature, called Channels, on WhatsApp, similar to a recent update it sent out to Instagram, as the social juggernaut experiments with giving more conver

Minecraft is releasing a new version for Chromebooks

Minecraft is releasing a new version of its game Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Chromebooks for $19.99. The purchase will give users access to Minecraft Marketplace, the ability to play on Realms and

Apple updates its App Store rules to crack down on clones

On the sidelines of the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines to crack down on app clones and copycats. In a blog post, the company said imp

Apple is making developer betas free and accessible to everyone

Apple is making it easy for everyone with an Apple ID to test developer beta versions of its different operating systems — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Previously, developer beta releases w

Automattic launches an AI writing assistant for WordPress

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and the main contributor to the open source WordPress project, launched an AI assistant for the popular content management system on Tuesday. The company s

Twitter increases window to edit tweets to one hour for Blue subscribers

Twitter has increased the time limit to edit tweets from 30 minutes to one hour for Blue subscribers. This gives people a bigger window to change their tweets and correct any typos. The company made t

Here are the iOS 17 features Apple didn’t announce onstage

Apple’s Vision Pro headset dominated the headlines at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event on Monday. But Apple is also going to launch a major update to iOS later this year. The upc

Multiple subreddits and moderators are protesting Reddit’s API changes

Multiple subreddits and moderators are protesting Reddit’s API pricing changes that may shut down many third-party clients. Popular subreddits such as r/aww, r/video, r/Futurology, r/LifeHacks a

SigmaOS launches a contextual AI assistant for its browser

While OpenAI launched an official ChatGPT app for iOS, most of the AI-powered chatbots are still best accessible through the web. And that’s why browsers are stepping up to integrate AI-aided fe

Artifact news app now uses AI to rewrite headline of a clickbait article

Last month, the Artifact news app introduced an option for users to flag an article as clickbait. Now, the app founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger has launched a new feature to let AI rewrite a

Meta announces over 20 new games for Quest headsets

In addition to news of a $499 Quest 3 headset arriving this fall, Meta today announced over 15 new titles for Quest VR headsets at the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase today. The games include Stranger Thin

Developers of third-party Reddit apps fear shutdown because of API pricing changes

Christian Selig, the developer of the popular iOS Reddit client Apollo, posted on the social network on Wednesday saying that the social network’s new API pricing might put him out of business.

Google Wallet adds support for QR-based cards and insurance cards

Google announced an update to Google Wallet today with new features, such as the ability to convert images into passes, a boarding pass integration with Google Messages and an additional layer of secu

Flighty’s tool will help you connect with fellow WWDC attendees

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is now less than a week away. Many developer communities are already organizing watch parties across the world. But if you are going to the event, a

Twitter launches Community Notes for images

In an effort to put more onus on crowdsourced moderation, Twitter has launched Community Notes for images in posts. The company is aiming to address scenarios of morphed images or AI-generated images

Portal’s Mac app helps users focus with immersive backgrounds and audio

Productivity-enhancing app Portal has launched a Mac app. The company helps users regain focus and become more productive with immersive backgrounds and natural sounds. The service has been available

Amazon is testing dine-in payments in India

After shutting down its food delivery business last year, Amazon India is now experimenting with dine-in payments. The company has initiated a limited introduction of bill payments at restaurants usin

Twitter introduces a new $5,000-per-month API tier

Twitter announced a new API tier today called Twitter API Pro for startups that costs $5,000 per month. The tier gives developers the ability to fetch 1 million tweets per month and post 300,000 tweet
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