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DoorDash launches gifting feature in time for the holidays

Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android Messages beta

Nvidia is bringing Fortnite back to iOS with new cloud gaming web app

Here’s how to run any iOS app you own on Apple’s new M1 Macs

There’s a workaround for all those apps that aren’t in the Mac App Store, but it’s definitely not official

Google’s new Gmail widget highlights the problems with iOS widgets

iOS 14 has some caveats

Sunshine Contacts is an invite-only address book app from Marissa Mayer’s new startup

Google Pay’s massive relaunch makes it an all-encompassing money app

Apple’s biggest App Store critics are not impressed with its new fee cut for small developers

Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent for most developers starting January 1st

1Password updated for Big Sur with Apple Watch unlock support

Google’s latest Chrome update delivers ‘largest performance gain in years’

Google adds a new health hub and sleep tracking metrics to its Fit mobile apps

Years later, Firefox finally adds pinch to zoom

Twitter’s disappearing tweets, called Fleets, are now available for everyone

No, future Pixel phones aren’t exempt from Google Photos’ money grab

Facebook’s Vanish Mode on Messenger and Instagram lets you send disappearing messages

Sonos launches a paid, lossless-quality version of its radio service

Mmhmm, the app that makes your video presentations more fun, has arrived on Mac

Video calls should be fun

Facebook extends political ad ban another month as Trump refuses to concede

Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

Apple rejected sticker apps that promoted mask-wearing, but it’s reinstating them now

All the apps and games Apple promises for Arm-based Macs

Google Photos might put some editing features behind a subscription paywall

WhatsApp finally begins rolling out payment service in India

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