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Facebook wants to replace Yelp with your friends' recommendations

Facebook wants to make it easy to get recommendations from your friends on where to eat and which shows to see.

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How to find out what Facebook knows about you

Facebook uses your online activity to build an advertising profile about you. Here's how to look at (and edit) some of that information.

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Report: Apple slams the brakes on electric Apple Car to focus on auto software

Don't count on seeing an actual Apple Car anytime soon, but a future car may still run on Apple's self-driving platform.


Facebook adds Apple TV and Chromecast support as video push ramps up

Facebook recently added the ability for iOS users to cast to an Apple TV or Chromecast, and Android support is coming soon.

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Twitter tests replacing Moments with a more useful Explore tab

Twitter's Moments tab may go away if the new Explore tab proves more useful.

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Comcast's 1TB data cap starts rolling out across the U.S.

Comcast said it would happen, and now it has. Consider your home bandwidth capped.

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Spotify ads slipped malware onto PCs and Macs

Ads played to Spotify listeners tried to install malware on PCs and Macs.


How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

Facebook's new encrypted messaging feature, Secret Conversations, is now live for everyone on Android and iOS.


WhatsApp adds Snapchat-style emoji, drawing, and other camera editing tools

You can now draw and add emoji to your photos and videos on WhatsApp.

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Apple Maps now supports Amtrak routes across the U.S.

Apple Maps can now help you find out how to take the Amtrak train from Indianapolis to Chicago or Seattle to Vancouver, and many other destinations.


Facebook's new Marketplace aims to become the world's largest yard sale

Facebook announced Marketplace on Monday. This new, mobile-only feature lets you buy and sell items on the social network.


New USB-C audio standard joins the iPhone 7's quest to kill the headphone jack

USB Type-C audio is finished, and the 3.5 mm headphone jack's days are numbered.

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Following Pandora, iHeartRadio reveals new premium radio and on-demand music streaming

iHeartRadio is going head-to-head with Spotify but hopes its expertise in Internet radio will give it an edge.

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Apple's Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival reportedly hits the prototype phase

It's not ready yet, but a report from Bloomberg says Apple's Echo rival is now in the prototype and testing phase.

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iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals what Apple did with the headphone jack's space

iFixit's iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals Apple put the extra space from the missing headphone jack to good use.