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Evernote drops dead weight with demise of Clearly, Pebble app, and most Skitch versions

Evernote will shut down Clearly, Pebble app, and some Skitch versions in January, directs users to alternatives.

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Spotify gets a Party mode with adjustable moods

Spotify keeps pushing beyond the basic playlist with an interactive Party mode.

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Pebble Health does what the smartwatch’s third-party apps won’t

Built-in step and sleep tracking comes to the Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, and Pebble Time Round.

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Apple Music’s Sonos support starts now (in beta)

Most features are intact, though users might have to endure some rough edges until the service is fully supported early next year.

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Facebook's killing photo sync and pushing users to dedicated Moments app

As Facebook focuses on Moments app, private photo sharing is getting its moment in the sun.

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Apple Music locks up Taylor Swift’s 1989 concert video as an exclusive

With 1989 concert stream, Taylor Swift becomes a major marketing point for Apple Music.

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Pandora’s Thumbprint Radio combines all your interests into a personal mega-station

Pandora's personalized Thumbprint Radio hopes to take on Apple Music and Spotify.

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Google Photos keeps it simple with shared albums

Google Photos now lets users collaborate and add the shared albums to their own collections.

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Twitter’s new emoji support brings tacos, burritos, and racial diversity

Tacos, burritos, and other Unicode 8 emojis arrive on Twitter.com, but not on TweetDeck yet.

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Verizon to test 'toll-free' sponsored data that doesn’t count against caps

Verizon joins AT&T in attacking net neutrality, with "toll-free data" for companies who pay.

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Pebble Time Round review: A smartwatch that doesn’t seem like one

The Pebble Time Round might actually appeal to smartwatch haters.

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Facebook’s year in review: Crisis makes conversation

Terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and racial tension make Facebook’s list of most-discussed topics.

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Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant launches on iPhone and Android

Cortana heads to iOS and Android as a companion for Windows 10 PCs.

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Chronological chaos: Twitter experiments with out-of-order timelines

The Facebooking of Twitter could intensify if reverse-chronology goes away.

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Dropbox to shutter Mailbox email and Carousel photo apps

Dropbox is shutting down its Mailbox email and Carousel photo apps, ending the strategy for killer cloud-enabled consumer apps.