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Instagram Direct Puts Private Messages in Standalone App

Instagram is testing a new standalone app for direct private messages. Called Direct, it’s available today, but only in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay. Much as parent company Facebook did with its Messenger app a while ago, the move simply takes Instagram’s existing direct-message function and puts it …

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OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition won't be "available everywhere"

Over the weekend, OnePlus showcased a new edition of its 5T flagship smartphone – the OnePlus 5T Star Wars, seen in the video above. Designed in collaboration with Lucasfilm (owned by Disney), this is an official Star Wars phone, featuring the franchise’s famous logo on the back, and Star Wars-themed …

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Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS Now Available to All

Microsoft today said its Edge browser for Android and iOS has exited preview and is now available as a final, public application. Microsoft Edge for mobile devices ports over popular desktop features, include Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page, and Reading View. It can sync bookmarks and browser history with …

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Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents

Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple’s iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents. The company says the Intel modem used in some iPhones is infringing on its intellectual property. In addition to the lawsuits, Qualcomm asked the U.S. …

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Google Assistant Gains Local Contractor Smarts

Google says an update to the Google Assistant app for Android and iOS will let people perform searches for more local information, businesses, and service providers. For example, people can say “Ok Google, find me a plumber” to their device, the app will ask some follow-up questions, and then supply …

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