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12 Hours Ago   A new iOS 13 feature could address one of the most annoying aspects of the App Store: unwanted subscriptions. The iPhone maker is once again trying to tame overly aggressive subscriptions with a new feature that will make it far easier to unsubscribe from subscriptions.

16 Hours Ago   Google has a $1 billion plan to put a dent in the Bay Area housing crisis. The company announced a sweeping new plan Tuesday to contribute $1 billion to build as many as 20,000 new homes in the San Francisco Bay Area over the next 10 years.

Yesterday   Instagram is finally addressing a huge problem on its platform: hacked accounts. The company says it is making a series of changes that will make it easier for people to regain access to a hacked account.

15 Days Ago   The wait is over: Apple has finally given us our first look at iOS 13 and, yes, it has a dark mode. The company revealed its latest iOS update onstage at WWDC in San Jose Monday.

19 Days Ago   Calls for Mark Zuckerberg's power to be reined in continue to grow louder – not that it matters. That much was clear during Facebook's annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, where Zuckerberg faced numerous calls for his power to be checked.

19 Days Ago   There's a new app that's topping the App Store: Yolo. If you're not a teen, or don't spend a lot of time on Snapchat, you might not have heard of Yolo.

20 Days Ago   You know what's home to millions of apps and should definitely not be subject to any kind of antitrust action? Apple's App Store. That's at least what the company argued on Wednesday, when it published a new page on its website about the App Store and its "principals and practices." Though the page looks like an informational source for developers at first glance — with app review guidelines and stats about how long it takes for apps to be approved — it also explicitly lays out most of Apple's a

20 Days Ago   Amazon just ratcheted up the pressure on Google in a major way. The company just unveiled its new Echo Show 5, a smaller and cheaper version of its Echo Show speaker.

21 Days Ago   Instagram may be looking to ramp up its shopping features. A new "order" sticker recently appeared in the app's Stories, alongside existing stickers as well as location and music features, according to a screenshot tweeted by social media consultant Matt Navarra.

22 Days Ago   If you've found yourself spending less time on Facebook over the last year, you're not alone. As the beleaguered company has battled scandal and tried to emphasize "meaningful" interactions over fake news and clickbait, it appears users are spending less time on the service.

23 Days Ago   Snapchat could soon get more musical. Snap has been "in talks" with a number of record labels in an effort to broker deals that would let the company add more music to its app, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal.

23 Days Ago   Tesla owners will soon find that they can no longer charge up to 100 percent at some Supercharger stations. The car maker has opted to limit charging to 80 percent at some of its busiest stations, according to a report in Electrek.

23 Days Ago   A laptop infected with some of the most destructive pieces of malware ever may sound like the kind of ticking time bomb you'd expect only in sci-fi movies.

24 Days Ago   We'll soon get our first look at the next version of iOS. Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off June 3, when we'll get the first official peek at all the new features coming to iOS 13.

26 Days Ago   We may still be years away from Facebook's augmented reality glasses becoming an actual product, but we now know a little more about how they might work.

26 Days Ago   Facebook's fake account problem keeps getting bigger. The company is removing more fake accounts than ever, taking down more than 2 billion accounts so far in 2019 alone, Facebook disclosed in a new transparency report.

26 Days Ago   Google just added yet another reason to never have to leave its services. The company is now adding food delivery to the lineup of things you can do directly in Maps and Search without switching to a separate app.

28 Days Ago   Some of the people who were once Facebook's most powerful executives and allies are publicly breaking up with the social network. When Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes dropped a New York Times op-ed calling for the breakup of Facebook, it prompted a terse response from the company.

29 Days Ago   Facebook may know even more about your personal life than you think. Some advertisers are able to use Facebook-provided data to target ads based on a user's credit score.

33 Days Ago   Facebook wants to keep News Feed relevant. The social network is tweaking its News Feed algorithm to try and show more posts from your closest friends.

33 Days Ago   Instagram is changing its Explore page — again. The app revealed a redesigned version of its Explore page, the section of the app where you see recommended content from accounts you don't follow.

34 Days Ago   Some of the largest tech companies in the world have signed on to a new agreement to fight terrorism and violent extremism on their platforms, following the attack on a Christchurch mosque that was live streamed on Facebook.

35 Days Ago   Twitter has become the latest social media company to address misinformation about vaccines on its platform. The company announced that it will redirect users to a "credible public health resource" when they search for specific terms associated with vaccines.

35 Days Ago   Facebook is about to let us in on one of its darkest secrets: how many companies can track us outside of its service, thanks to its ad targeting tools.

35 Days Ago   Stop me if you've heard this one before: Twitter wants to improve its relationship with developers ... yet again. Today, the company announced that it plans to make significant changes to its API — the software developers use to create services that work with Twitter — and that it's opening a new "Developer Labs" program for app makers to test-drive some of its new updates ahead of time.

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