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Apple's differential privacy won't start until iOS 10 launches, and it will be opt-in

Apple unveiled a technique it is implementing in iOS 10 to boost user privacy when gathering data -- differential privacy. Apple didn't invent it -- in fact, Google has been using the technique in its Chrome browser since 2014.
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Soon, you’ll be able to chat with AmEx in Facebook Messenger

The latest innovation to come out of the Cannes-Lions Innovation festival in France is a new Amex bot for Facebook Messenger that lets consumers see real-time purchase alerts and key information about American Express benefits.
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MIT researchers develop eye-tracking program for your smartphone

Researchers at MIT and the University of Georgia have developed a program that uses your smartphone's front-facing camera to track eye movement. By the end of the year, the team hopes to have it ready for commercial purposes.
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Qualcomm flexes its muscles in China, sues Meizu over patent licensing problems

Qualcomm has accused Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu of infringing on its patents, and has lodged a complaint agains the company. It follows a difficult year for both companies.
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WhatsApp’s 1 billion users now make 100 million calls every day

WhatsApp wants the world to know that it is much more than just a messaging app. The chat platform has just announced that its users also make 100 million phone calls per day.
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Chicago passes restrictions on Airbnb, but some don’t see them as enough

Thanks to a new measure passed by Chicago's City Council, Airbnb can now list short-term rentals in the city. However, the new measure also includes certain restrictions the company and advertisers alike must adhere to.
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Best app deals of the day! 6 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…
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Take out your wallets: iPhone 7 pricing leaked for three different models

Forget about the iPhone 6S -- that's already old news. Rumors have already started to spread about Apple's latest offering, the iPhone 7, a device we almost certainly won't see until the end of 2016.
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Want to build an Android app? Google and Udacity launch Android Basics Nanodegree

If you think you could have the next big Android app idea, perhaps you should learn the basics of coding with this nanodegree from Google and Udacity. If you're willing to pay a cool $200 per month, that is.
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Samsung’s going for gold in Rio, may have a special phone in the works to celebrate

Samsung may have a special edition of the Galaxy S7 coming to commemorate the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. There have been several leaks regarding the device, and here's what we think we know about it so far.
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HTC's 2016 Nexus phones could be code-named Marlin and Sailfish

After working with LG and Huawei last year, Google could turn to HTC for two Nexus devices in 2016. It would be the first time Google has partnered with HTC on a mobile since 2010. Here's everything we think we know about them.
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Need birth control? There’s an app for that

For women who want to take a trip to the pharmacy without a trip to the doctor for their birth control, there's now an app for that. In fact, there are at least six of them available today.