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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.


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.


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.


Google Photos keeps it simple with shared albums

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


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.


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.


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.


Apple TV gets an app for over-the-air channels (with the right hardware)

HDHomeRun tuner support comes to Apple TV through third-party Channels app.


Ford software update puts a Siri button in millions of cars

Ford Sync vehicles from 2011 onward now have a Siri button.


SnapPower Charger review: Quickly add one USB charging port to almost any outlet

It's much less expensive and a whole lot easier to install than other solutions we've tried.

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Apple buys Faceshift, a motion capture company

Apple acquires Faceshift, whose technology will appear in the new Star Wars movie.