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Adobe lights a fire under its free iOS consumer productivity apps with a new rebranding scheme

Three popular creative apps join a new Web app under the Adobe Spark family.

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Google Assistant makes it clear that Siri is seriously behind

Voice assistants are getting more intelligent while Siri stays in the slow lane.

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Quip takes another swing at Excel with enhanced spreadsheet features

Quip, a Silicon Valley startup that's taking on the giants of the productivity software market, announced a major update to its spreadsheet capabilities Wednesday that's aimed at bringing its service more in line with Microsoft Excel.

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Apple Pay's retailer-backed rival CurrentC may never launch

The mobile payment app's rollout has been delayed yet again.

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Apple updates GarageBand with Chinese instruments and Chinese language localization

If you've ever wanted to make music with a pipa or erhu, now’s your chance.

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Twitter is on the right track with this rumored change to its 140-character limit

The company may no longer count links and images toward your tweet limit.

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Qardio's smart medical devices will now share data with your doctor

For patients with chronic health conditions, this data-sharing platform could be a life-saver.

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Apple is approving apps for the iOS App Store much faster now

Apple's app review process takes about two days now instead of nine, in hopes to increase revenue from the App Store.

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Google's Gboard is a feature-packed iPhone keyboard with baked-in search capabilities

Google's Gboard virtual keyboard for iPhone is designed to make your life easier with native Google search, GIFs, and emoji support.

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Outlook for Mac will soon let you resize images and try new fonts

Microsoft is revamping the message editor in Outlook for Mac, giving its users new options for editing elements inside their email messages.

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New Siri sibling Viv may be next step in AI evolution

Analysts agree Viv's a big step forward if it works as promised, but say it's still early and the system will need to learn to be most effective.

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Corel AfterShot Pro 3 update sharpens competition with Adobe’s Lightroom photo manager

New version of photo editing and management system adds features for both enthusiasts and pros.

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WhatsApp expands to the desktop with Windows and Mac software

WhatsApp is taking its popular messaging service to the desktop with a new Mac and Windows app released Tuesday.

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Apple Pay is now a useful way to pay in Canada

Canada's big banks are finally on board with Apple's mobile payment service.

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Apps that put Amazon Alexa on your phone aren’t as good as they could be

Lexi and Roger can turn your phone into an Amazon Echo, but with limitations.