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Here's how you can play Facebook Messenger's hidden basketball game

Just in time for March Madness, Facebook has rolled out an update to Messenger that lets you play a basketball mini-game with your friend directly from the conversation window. To get started, you need to select the basketball emoji, send it to a friend, and then tap on the emoji to load the game. You’ll
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Twitter CEO says its 140-character limit for posts is 'staying'

Twitter will be sticking with its infamous 140-character limit on public posts. The company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, when asked in an interview if the limit was staying or if it will change, answered, “It’s staying. It’s a good constraint for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity.” Dorsey made the comments on NBC’s Today show
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Uber's newest feature lets whole families share one payment method

Uber is looking to make paying for rides for friends and family members a bit easier with the addition of Family Profiles. Family Profiles, which are only available for Uber customers in Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix for the time being, allow you to easily share payment information with others to cover the cost of their
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Mickey Mouse is coming to Crossy Road

Disney and Pixar characters are about to invade Crossy Road. Hipster Whale has announced that it is teaming up with Disney to bring over 100 characters to the arcade game, starting with Mickey Mouse. The partnership was announced at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. There’s no exact date as to when the
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Apple TV gets its own Apple Events app ahead of next week's announcements

Ahead of its event next week, Apple has released a new Apple Events app for the fourth-generation Apple TV. In addition to being set up for the “Let Us Loop You In” event, you can watch past Apple announcements through the app as well. While Apple has added a similar app to older versions of
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How to turn off Twitter's 'best Tweets first' algorithm

Once upon a time, Twitter worked in the following way: Someone posted a tweet. Then someone else would tweet. Then you would see these tweets in your timeline, in the order they were sent. And because chronological order isn’t good enough for social services any more (too predictable and rigid and not as easily monetized,
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Audible now lets you share short snippets from your favorite audiobooks

Amazon’s Audible has updated its audiobook app, introducing a new Clips feature. With Clips, you can now easily share short snippets of your favorite books over email, SMS, Facebook post or Messenger, Twitter, and WhatsApp. On iPhone and iPad, you can also tap the More option to bring up the standard iOS share sheet to
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Scanner Pro adds text recognition, distortion correction, and more

Scanner Pro, one of our favorite document scanning apps for iPhone, has hit version 7.0, adding several new features. These include OCR, or optical character recognition, which allows Scanner Pro to recognize text in a picture. The app can now also correct distortions, such as those found when making a scan of a book or
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Free App of the Week: Puzzle from planet to planet in Sputnik Eyes

Sputnik Eyes, a unique puzzler that will have you guiding one-eyed geometric creatures as they explore new planets, is this week’s free app of the week on the App Store. In Sputnik Eyes, you’ll be tasked with guiding geometric creatures called Eyes around designated paths to explore new planets, with the ultimate goal being to
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What's new on the App Store: Blocs Wave, Winterstate, and great Apple Watch complications

Each week, the App Store highlights some of the best new and updated apps. This week, take a look at Blocs Wave, Winterstate, and apps with great Apple Watch complications. We start our look at new apps this week with Blocs Wave, a new app for creating and recording music. Gather Journal is a new
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