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Walmart’s app makes the return process easier

Walmart is adding another new feature to its app and this one aims to make returning items as painless as possible. Starting soon, when you need to return something, you’ll first start the process on the app. Then head to a store, scan a QR code at the Mobile Express …

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A ‘new’ version of iTunes brings back apps and ringtones

Still need a way to manage your applications and ringtones in addition to your music, movies and other media on your iPhone? Well, there’s an app for that. Following iTunes’ massive overhaul (version 12.7 if you’re keeping track at home), the company has since released a version of the software that will let you continue …

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Microsoft’s Cortana finds answers inside your Skype chats

You can already count on a dash of AI assistance in some mobile messaging apps, whether it’s Google Assistant in Allo or the smart replies you find across iOS. But what if Skype is your chat app of choice? You’re covered: as of today, Microsoft is rolling out its Cortana assistant to the Skype …

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Third-party Twitter client Twitterrific is back on macOS

Twitterrific has been through quite a few iterations.The Iconfactory’s first third-party Twitter client originally launched for Mac then languished (thanks in part to Twitter’s user caps) while the company focused all its efforts on an iOS version. That was pretty sad for the company that originated the term “Tweet.” In February of this year, however, the …

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NVIDIA opens up its Holodeck VR design suite

Hardware makers have figured out that enterprises are the best way to make money off of VR and AR, not consumers. NVIDIA, a company that does both things well but has been particularly strong on the business side lately, has just opened up its Holodeck “intelligent” VR platform to select designers and developers. First unveiled …

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Smart speakers are working their way into every home

Apple, Google and Amazon have all announced smart speakers that are more like gadgets than audio gear. Of course, whenever a tech company attempts to build audio gear, the specter of the iPod HiFi looms large. Apple’s ill-fated attempt to build the perfect speaker was considered a flopthanks to its high price and limited functionality. It was …

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Advertisers are upset with Safari’s new anti-tracking features

One of the lesser talked about announcements from Apple’s WWDC event is that High Sierra’s Safari will have something called “Intelligent Tracking Prevention,” which uses machine learning to identify ad tracking behavior. Specifically, it’ll stop you from being tracked by advertisers as you go from site to site, so that you no …

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Spotify’s iMessage app shares clips of your favorite songs

Spotify has gotten into a variety of non-Spotify apps lately, from an integration with crowd-sourced traffic app, Waze to Facebook Messenger. Now you can send and receive tracks from the streaming music service within Apple’s iMessage, too. “Spotify’s iMessage app is available now, allowing users to quickly search for and share music with friends …

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