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Snapchat’s custom geofilters prove huge success with users snapping special events

Snapchat's custom geofilters are being purchased by the thousands every week by users looking to mark a special occasion with their very own designs. This despite the fact that filters can cost up to thousands of dollars.

Google lets you explore Rio Olympic venues with ‘enhanced’ maps

Whether you're heading to the Rio Olympics in person or just curious to find out more about the event, Google Maps is now offering enhanced maps for 25 of the indoor venues and 12 outdoor venues in and around Rio de Janeiro.

A Chinese firm is selling iPhone-branded bags, and Apple’s not happy about it

Apple's bid to gain exclusive rights to the iPhone name in China has failed after a court threw out its claim. The decision means the Beijing firm at the center of the dispute can continue selling iPhone-branded bags, phones cases, and…

New Adblock Plus service lets you tip the sites you visit most

Adblock Plus says it wants to "revolutionize Web monetization" with a new service that lets its users tip the sites they visit most, allowing publishers to rely less heavily on ad revenue.

GoPro releases free apps to make editing more fun

GoPro has released two free editing apps a couple of months after it bought the startups that created them. Effectively a relaunch, the apps – Quik and Splice – aim to offer GoPro users a fast, fun, and easy way to edit their action-cam…
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Facebook pays 10-year-old $10,000 for finding Instagram security flaw

A 10-year-old from Finland recently found a security flaw on Instagram that allowed him to delete any comment on the site. His reward for reporting the flaw? A cool $10,000. Ironically, the youngster isn't old enough to have an Instagram…

Moog’s new Model 15 app packs its $10K synth into the palm of your hand

Nothing can compare to the authentic analog synthesizers of old, but Moog is hoping to bring back the nostalgia in digital form. The synth maker's new app replicates its legendary Model 15 synth right on your iPad.

New patent suggests the Apple Pencil could become much more than a stylus

Apple's latest patent, awarded on Wednesday, indicates new functionality for the Apple Pencil, including Touch ID security, LiveScribe-like digitization, and hot-swappable writing nibs, any or all of which may be coming soon to the popular…

What’s the most influential gadget ever? According to Time, it starts with an “i”

Happen to be an iPhone user? You also happen to use the most influential gadget ever released, according to Time Magazine's new list. Other Apple products, including the Macintosh and iPod, also made the list.
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Twitter’s new ‘Connect’ tab helps you discover the best accounts to follow

Looking for some new accounts to follow on Twitter? Head over to the new 'Connect' tab, which will give you personalized recommendations based on things like previous accounts, current events, and more.

Believe it or not, Dish Network wants to fix your broken iPhone

Forget about going to the Apple Store or a kiosk the next time your iPhone needs repair. Dish Network, the satellite TV provider, will come to wherever you are and repair it for a little more money.

People who send text messages to drivers may be liable in case of accident

In Pennsylvania, two men who texted a woman driving a truck may be liable in civil court. She hit and killed motorcycle rider while texting. She already served time for involuntary manslaughter. The question is, did they know she was…

Put some bling on it: Huawei’s Swarovski studded smartwatches are now on sale

The Huawei Watch has quite a few styles to choose from, and with a range of price tags. But the company is now expanding that lineup to include women with the Elegant and the Jewel models.

Battleborn has a free mobile companion, and it’s out today

Battleborn is out today, and if you can't wait to play the game when you get home, the mobile companion Battleborn Tap is for you. Playing Battleborn Tap unlocks exclusive items for use in the console and PC games.

GIphy’s new keyboard will keep your favorite Beyonce GIFs on hand for quick access

Giphy, the self-proclaimed largest database of GIFs, is out with a new keyboard on iOS to make searching and sharing GIFs faster and easier. You can save your favorite GIFs and quickly access them through the keyboard.

Teenager assembles amazing Apple museum in family basement

Starting with an old iMac intended for homework, over the last five years Alex Jason has built an amazing collection of Apple hardware and memorabilia -- and now he wants to open a museum.

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps on sale 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…

Xiaomi’s first smartwatch is perfect for small wrists. Really small wrists

Xiaomi has revealed its first smartwatch, a little earlier than we expected, and it's made for small wrists. Really small ones. It's a kids wearable called the Mi Bunny, ready to keep the wearer safe and in touch with parents.