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Mobile

Starbucks has an emoji keyboard, so send a Frappuccino with that smiley face

Starbucks has added another app to its arsenal, and this time it's an emoji keyboard app, ready for installation on Android or iOS devices. Now it's easy to say it with a Starbucks emoji.
Wearables

The Apple Watch is two times more popular than the first iPhone

While some don't see the Apple Watch as all that much of a success, the fact is that the watch may end up being an even bigger success that the iPhone, at least if its first year of sales is anything to go by.
Web

Lingohop wants to make language learning personal, relevant to you

Lingohop is a new language-learning platform that launched on Kickstarter. It works through four-minute lessons based on topics you choose, and aims to teach you a language through relevant conversations you want to have.
Computing

New 12-inch Retina MacBook not much more capable than last year’s model

A handful of new benchmarks have surfaced indicating that this year's 12-inch MacBooks are only marginally better performers than the last. That is unless you consider between 12 to 18 percent a substantial improvement.
Cars

Apple Car breakdown: BMW and Daimler walk away from development talks

A new report suggests that Daimler and BMW have walked away from automotive development negotiations with Apple. The companies have been rumored to be in talks to help manufacture the so-called Apple Car for some time.
Wearables

The Apple Watch 2 could be more independent with a new 'S2' chip and LTE radio

Rumors about the Apple Watch 2 are starting to heat up. Reports say it will be more independent, have better fitness support, and come in more styles. The company could introduce the Apple Watch S as a light refresh.
Mobile

Microsoft's curvy Word Flow keyboard makes it easier to type

Microsoft has finally launched its popular Windows Phone keyboard, Word Flow, on iOS. The keyboard features a one-handed "Arc Mode" that makes it easier to type with just your thumb.
Computing

2016 MacBook just as impossible to repair as last year’s, iFixIt teardown shows

What's different inside the 2016 MacBook? Not much, iFixIt's latest teardown suggests. If you've seen the inside of last year's, everything is familiar. It's also largely impossible to repair, thanks to soldered and glued parts.
Mobile

Friends in high places: Apple backers now include ex-national security officials

Former NSA and CIA directors, along with various other former officials have backed Apple in the encryption war. Their comments have angered U.S. law enforcement officials, who believe money is a motivating factor for their new stance.
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 8 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
Mobile

A new bill will force companies to place a backdoor in their devices to undermine their own encryption

The Feinstein-Burr anti-encryption bill, also known as the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, has officially surfaced. Here's everything you need to know about the bill, which is still a draft at the moment.