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A Google app can now compare your selfies to fine art 

(Photo: Getty Images, Hulton Archive) Taking selfies is already the modern equivalent of posing for a dozen hours while somebody paints a lavish portrait of you, but a new feature on Google’s Arts And Culture app (here for Google Play, here for iOS) is now making that comparison a bit …

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Gracenote Debuts App That Adds AM/FM Radio to CarPlay

A media indexing firm by the name of Gracenote recently showed off an app that could fix — or at least mitigate — a longstanding criticism of Apple’s CarPlay system. Apple CarPlay does a lot, from navigation to podcasts to apps. But it’s never supported traditional AM/FM radio. Gracenote wants …

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As protests wane, Iran lifts ban on messaging app Telegram

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that the ban on a popular messaging app has been lifted, two weeks after waning anti-government protests in which more than 21 people were killed. The Saturday report says Telegram, which has some 40 million users in Iran, is now …

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Google Finds Malware Showing Pornographic Ads In 60 Kids’ Apps

At CES, LG introduces new smart home products with artificial intelligence Check Point security firm has found new malware that displays pornographic content on user’s smartphones. The malware has targeted a handful of Android apps all geared toward kids.  ( Mandel Ngan | AFP/Getty Images ) Google has deleted 60 …

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You Can Now Try the 1Password App for Free

Image credit: Apple iOS: It’s 2018 and you’re still writing “1234” in all your password fields, huh? Thanks to Apple, you now have no excuse for sharing the same password with the rest of America. The company’s added a new section to its app store called “Try it For Free,” …

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China orders Marriott to suspend website, app in map furor

Chinese and American flags fly outside of a JW Marriott hotel in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The Marriot hotel chain apologized Thursday to China’s government for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey that news reports said Chinese police investigated as a possible crime. …

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