All-New Google News App Now Available on iPhone and iPad by @MattGSouthern

Google has released a completely revamped version of its Google News app on the iOS App Store.The new Google News improves upon the old Newsstand app, and has been designed to compete directly with Apple News. We covered the major changes to Google News when they were first announced last week, but here is a summary of the key updates:A “For You” section surfaces news articles based on browsing history and utilizes artificial intelligence.A “Headlines” section features non-personalized news articles

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Google’s AI-powered Allo messaging app is now available

As promised, Google has made its Allo mobile messaging app available for Android, just as summer comes to a close.The app was demonstrated at the company’s I/O conference in May with features like end-to-end encryption, temporary private messages, AI-powered response prompts for replying without typing and Google Assistant.We’re back in New York this November for the 4th edition of our growth-focused technology event.You don’t need a Google account to sign up – just enter your phone number and you’re good

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Apple’s macOS Sierra exits beta, now available to download

Apple’s macOS on Tuesday graduated from beta status and is now available to all. Among the many changes is a new naming convention which brings the desktop operating system in line with Apple’s other products (watchOS, iOS, tvOS).macOS Sierra brings Apple’s personal assistant, Siri, to the desktop for the first time via an app on the menu bar and dock. Functionality is virtually identical to what you get on mobile devices meaning you’ll be able to check the weather, set

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Abandoned Xbox Gamertags will soon be made available once again

Microsoft will be giving Xbox gamers a chance to get an awesome new Gamertag on Wednesday, May 18th when the company re-releases nearly one million old and abandoned Gamertags.The recycled Gamertags will be available to active Xbox Live Gold members with “at least 1 year of cumulative Xbox Live Gold tenure”. Users can check the availability of Gamertags they desire and make any changes through Xbox.com, the Xbox app for Windows 10, or an Xbox OneMicrosoft won’t be releasing every

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