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Microsoft Edge browser comes to iPhone today

Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to iPhone today. Here is everything you need to know and where to sign up to get the preview first.

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This is Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iPhone

The private beta of Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for the iPhone has begun. And here are some exclusive first screenshots of what the keyboard looks like!

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Microsoft is bringing its famed Word Flow keyboard to the iPhone

Microsoft is looking to continue to bring its software over to competing platforms. Besides Outlook and Cortana iPhone users can look forward to the Word Flow keyboard from Windows Phone to arrive next. Here is what you need to know.

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The Fitbit mobile app now lets you sync multiple trackers to your account

File this one under first-world problems but if you are like us and own multiple Fitbit trackers (collect them all!) you no longer have to decide which to wear. In a backend update, Fitbit has thrown the switch to let users synchronize multiple Fitbit Trackers to their account through the mobile app.

Previously, if you owned the more rugged and full-featured Surge and the leaner Charge HR, you would have to pair only one to your account. The other device would essentially be kicked out from tracking until you repaired it.

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Snapchat is clamping down on third-party apps, threatens to lock accounts

Snapchat has a had a rough few weeks in terms of security. People's photos were allegedly stolen and posted online recently through the use of a third-party apps. Those apps used reversed-engineered APIs to access the service, which creates a significant vulnerability in account security.

Now, the company appears to be taking a hardline against the practice by sending out emails to those who have been utilizing third-party apps.

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WhatsApp now has blue checks for read messages

WhatsApp is worth billions of dollars, and there seems to be a good reason for that: many of you are using it, at least according to the flood of tips we are now getting. Today on the backend for WhatsApp they have evidently thrown a switch to make the double checks blue for when someone reads your messages.

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Facebook releases Slingshot photo-social app for iOS

Facebook is no stranger to social media, so it should be of little surprise to see them taking on Snapchat in their latest released dubbed Slingshot. Slingshot is a photo sharing app, but instead of just expiring photos, users send one photo to a contact, but the recipient cannot see the image until one gets sent in return.

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Instagram adds bunch of new editing tools

Instagram 6.0 has hit the App Store today, bringing with it some new photo editing features. The features include the ability to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth. In addition, you can now selectively add filters to your photos, controlling the intensity of the change. The new features can be found when adding a filter by selecting the new wrench icon.

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Official Titanfall Companion app from EA lands on iOS

EA has launched a batch of official apps for Titanfall, the popular next-gen first person shooter (FPS) game. The companion app – available on Android, iOS, Windows 8 and Windows Phone – keeps players up-to-date with everything Titanfall when not at the gamepad and enjoying the destructive power of their titan.

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Cue is the detailed connected health monitor on which you spit

If you thought smartwatches and cars were the only big connected technologies coming in the next 24 months, you would be missing perhaps the biggest and most intriguing one for health and fitness: Cue. Instead of measuring your heart rate or sleep patterns, Cue goes for actual bio-testing of fertility (Luteinizing Hormone), testosterone, influenza, vitamin D and inflammation. Now you can place lab tech right in the privacy of your own home!

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John McAfee's Chadder aims to keep your crazy messages private

John McAfee and his new company, Future Tense Private Systems (FTC), have released an encrypted chat messaging app for mobile users. The app is named 'Chadder' and it is now available on Android and Windows Phone, with an iOS version due in the coming weeks. The app is meant to address the growing concerns of mobile users who worry about government eavesdropping, especially after the Edward Snowden NSA leaks in the news.

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StoreDot's Nanodot bio-organic nanochrystals will charge you phone in 30 seconds flat… in 2016

We use smartphones nearly every minute of every day, and that can be an issue, specifically for batteries. If there’s one area in tech that we haven’t seen any innovation – not for lack of trying – it’s batteries. Sure they’ve grown in size and chipsets have become more power efficient, but for the most part, charging is still charging in 2014.

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Yahoo! at CES, launches tech news site, focuses on videos, acquires Aviate

Of all the keynotes at CES on day one, the Yahoo! one with CEO Marissa Mayer way in heavy attendance. The search giant has gone through some major identity changes in the last few months, with a refreshed team refocusing on the company’s strengths. What are those? Search, Communications, Digital Magazines and Video (don’t forget they own Flickr and Tumblr now).

Today, the company had a few major announcements to bring to its audiences, and we have to admit, the company isn’t just getting a re-polishing, but rather some serious thought is going to their content.

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