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Uber now lets you request a ride for someone else

Uber is adding a new feature that lets you specify someone else in your phone’s contact book as the rider for the trip. It was always possible to hail a ride and specify another pickup point if you wanted to, but the new feature really streamlines the process, allows both ...

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How to get Apple’s iOS 11 public beta on your iPhone

If you’re unable to contain your excitement at the host of new features and improvements in the latest version of Apple’s mobile platform — whether it’s the redesigned App Store, indoor maps, or the ability to send payments via Apple Pay in iMessage — then you’ll want to try out iOS ...

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Relevnt launches a publisher-centric news app

Florida startup Relevnt is experimenting with a new approach to online publishing. Founder and CEO Winder Hughes said that it’s become unrealistic to expect readers to download an app for every publication that they follow, or even to type a bunch of URLs into their mobile browser. At the same time, when publishers rely ...

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Houzz raises a huge $400M round at a $4B valuation

If you ask investors in Silicon Valley about Houzz — an app where you browse ridiculously nice homes and check out interesting interior design ideas — they’ll probably quietly mutter that they’re just growing their business. We really don’t hear about Houzz’s business that often. Except now the company says ...

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Snag one of the best OnePlus 5 cases for peace of mind

The OnePlus 5 is a speedy, slick smartphone that offers great value for money. Compared to the top end of the market, it’s one of the best cheap phones you can buy. However, it’s not what you’d call a rugged device. There’s no water resistance here, and that slim, curved ...

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