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Spam filtering on the cheap for your domain's email

Unwanted emails clogging your inbox? There are lots of web-based spam filters to help.

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Spark review: iPhone app makes mobile email smarter, not completely different

While other iOS email clients try unique interfaces, Riddle thinks there are users who want something that's traditional and familiar.

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Blocs 1.3 review: Web design program executes well on limited ambitions

Blocs makes it easy for amateurs to quickly build beautiful, modern web sites.

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Reading service Pocket built into Firefox, replacing Reading List feature

The latest update also brings a distraction-free Reader View and changes to Firefox Hello.

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BitTorrent's serverless chat app Bleep arrives on iOS

BitTorrent is taking a page from Snapchat with disappearing encrypted messages.

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New app can unearth video gems on Periscope

With Stream, users can watch popular videos on Periscope.

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Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE, taking aim at other video solutions like Google Hangouts.

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YouTube confirms plans for ad-free subscription service

The price of the service hasn't been revealed, although the plan was disclosed in a YouTube letter to its content partners.

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Facebook releases a standalone Messenger web app

It has many of Messenger's mobile app features, just in a handy Web app format.

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Haiku Deck’s Zuru is smart enough to build your presentation for you

Zuru analyzes your notes and turns them into a slide-based presentation on Haiku Deck’s platform, so you'll never have to use PowerPoint again.


Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

Twitter has made it easier to report impersonation, self-harm and leaked private information.

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Throw away your fax machine and use these apps instead

Whether you need to send a fax, receive a fax, or even have your own fax number, your iPhone and iPad is the only machine you need.


Google Search test feature adds live chats with businesses

Google already lets you call businesses via Hangouts directly from search results. Now it's testing text-based Hangouts chats with businesses too.



Amber enlists websites to help banish broken links

Like a decentralized Wayback Machine, a new tool called Amber is letting individual websites join the fight against link rot.

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Twitter's Vine Kids app is amusing for grownups too

Vine's new kid-oriented app likely has bigger plans.