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Windows 8
Time to Upgrade—Microsoft Officially Ends Support for Windows 8.1
Karamo Brown Waze
Waze Adds Host Karamo Brown to Its Growing Roster of Celebrity Navigators
New Fitness+ collections for January, 2022
Next Fitness+ Update Welcomes Beyoncé, Adds More Workouts and Meditations
Closeup on someone holding an iPhone with the Weather app open.
The Dark Sky Weather App Is Gone, But You Still Have Plenty of Options
Metal USB flash storage Key on black Keyboard
iOS 16.3 Brings Support for Physical Security Keys, but They May Not Be Necessary
Apple's Freeform app on Mac, iPhone, and iPad
Apple’s Cool New Freeform Whiteboard App Already Has Stiff Competition
Yellow iPhone on a white terrazzo surface surrounded by greenery.
Why Apple Allowing Third-Party iPhone App Stores Is Such a Big Deal
The Nottingham Art Gallery.
Why It Matters That AI Photo Apps Are Infringing on Artists' Copyrights
A person taking notes at a laptop computer with a smartphone in their hand and a chatbot graphic overlying the image.
Soon You Could Have a Personal Chatbot to Negotiate Bills in Your Favor
WhatsApp Group Calls
WhatsApp Now Makes It Easy to Call 31 of Your Closest Friends
Blob Beats screenshot
Google Brings Back the Blobs for Beethoven’s 252nd Birthday Celebration
Selective focus of microphone used by people while recording podcast during interview and doing live broadcast in studio
Ferrite 3 iPad Audio Editor Shows What Pro iPad Apps Can Do
Two staff members was looking down at the crowd in Taikoo Li shopping center in Chengdu, China through the window of the Apple Store
Apple’s Radical New App Store Pricing Still Won’t Attract Big-Name Developers
Using MS Teams
Microsoft Teams Adds Community Feature to Help You Connect Away From Work
iPhone screen showing App Store icon
Apple Expands App Store Pricing With Hundreds of New Possibilities
Android Reading Mode
Share Digital Car Keys, Turn On Reading Mode, and More With New Android Updates
A child's wishlist
Send Your Kid's Holiday Wish List Directly to Santa With SantaGram
A to-do list displayed on the screen of a smartphone.
WhatsApp's New Self-Messaging Reminder Might Help You Get More Done
The Flighty App shown on an iPhone lock screen with the widgets displayed on either side of the phone.
This Flight Tracking App Shows How Great iPhone 14 Pro’s Live Activities Can Be
Scuba diver exploring underwater cave
Take Your Apple Watch Ultra to Greater Depths With This New App
Someone taking a picture of a city skyline with a Ferris wheel using an iPhone.
HDR Images on the iPhone Camera Are Not Very Good—Here's Why
Closeup on a hand holding a smartphone that displays Google Maps.
Google Maps' Stunning Live Search May Change the Way You See the World
Cyber Security Ransomware Phishing Encrypted Technology
Gmail’s New Encryption Can Make Email Safer—Here’s Why You Should Use It
A MacBook Pro laptop open on a desk displaying the new iCloud layout.
New iCloud Redesign Finally Makes This Service Great, Experts Say
A combination padlock keeping your e-mails safe from hackers, viruses and spies
Encrypted Email Would Be Fantastic if Anyone Knew How to Use It
Google Live View
Holiday Roadtrip Ahead? Google Maps Can Point You in the Right Direction
Someone taking a selfie with their smartphone.
Your Favorite Photo App Could Put Your Privacy at Risk—Here's How
Waze Renault
Waze Now Comes Pre-Installed in Select Vehicles With a Big, Bold Display
Searching for food with Google Lens
Google’s Latest Search Updates Make It Easier to Find the Food You Want
Fitbit Sleep Profile on Pixel Watch
New Pixel Feature Drop Adds Security Options, Call Clarity, and More
Google AR Shopping
Google's New AR Shopping Tool Can Help You Try Before You Buy Online
Microsoft Games for Work
Microsoft Teams Now Lets You Waste Time By Playing Games With Coworkers
Apple Emergency SOS
Apple's New Emergency SOS Feature Now Available to iPhone 14 Users
Affinity V2 on iPad, MacBook, and PC
Affinity V2 Shows That Great App Suites Don’t Have to Be Never-Ending Subscriptions
The AMF Emergency Satellite exterior.
Why Apple’s Emergency SOS Is Even More Impressive Than We Thought
GoodTrust Story Portrait
Story Portraits Uses AI to Bring Photos of Loved Ones to Life
Someone wearing conceptual virtual reality glasses while looking up toward skyscraper buildings in a city.
Metaverse Beware: Apple May Be Working on Its Own Virtual World
Apple Siri
Why Shortening 'Hey Siri' May Not Change the Way You Speak to the Assistant
LumaFusion ChromeOS
New Video Editing Software on ChromeOS Feels Pretty Pro—Check It Out
a variety of Pantone color palettes
Yes, Now You'll Have to Pay to Use Certain Colors in Photoshop
Google Assistant Dictionary
Google Assistant Adds New Tools for Kids, Including Cool Voices and a Dictionary
Apple's Freeform app on iPhone, iPad, and MacBook
Apple's Freeform App May Have Trouble Competing With Office 365 and Google Docs
person working with Ableton's Note and Live apps
How Ableton Note Attempts to Reinvent Audio Apps Again, This Time on Mobile
Friends watching a video on a smartphone
YouTube’s Getting a Slightly New Look and a Much Better Zoom
Someone using messenger on an Android phone.
Google Adds 10 New Features to Messages, Including Reminders Support and More
Google lock screen widgets in iOS 16
Google Adds iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets to YouTube, Drive, Maps, and More
Microsoft 365 suite
Microsoft Office May Be Changing Its Name, but It’s Not Going Anywhere
Microsoft Designer
Microsoft's Innovative Design Software Uses AI to Bring Zany Ideas to Life
The Substack RSS feed displayed on a MacBook computer sitting on an outdoor cafe table at night.
Substack’s New RSS App Might Finally Make News Feeds Useful Again
Someone using maps on an iPhone.
Google Maps’ New Vibe Feature Provides More Info But Could Be Biased - Updated
Peek through overlays guided edit
Adobe Elements 2023 Software Pushes AI for Easy, Faster Editing
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How Software Updates Can Make Our Wearables Even Better
Rear View Of Man Listening to Sounds Files on Computer
Free Audio Editing App Audacity Gets a Makeover With a Huge Feature-Rich Update
A parent working from home with their child sitting on their shoulders.
New Windows 11 Update Hopes to Solve Your Most Common Security Gotchas
Windows 11 Update
New Windows 11 Update Finally Adds Better Touch Gestures and More
Airplane shadow over forest canopy
Google Makes It Easier for Everyone to Choose More Eco-Friendly Travel
women sending money through digital wallet
Your Digital Wallet Might Soon Work Just Like a Universal Remote
Someone using the image cutout feature on iOS 16 to remove a dog from a photo.
iOS 16’s Dog Extraction Mode Is Way More Useful Than You Might Think
An iPhone showing the new feature of iOS 16 that lets you lift the subject from a photo.
Some iOS 16 Features Don’t Work on Every Compatible iPhone—What to Know