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Arc browser’s new AI-powered features combine OpenAI and Anthropic’s models

The Arc browser is “finally” launching its AI-powered features under the “Arc Max” moniker. The Browser Company is using a combination of OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 and Anthropic&#

Cloaked manages your logins with proxy emails, phone numbers and a built-in password manager

New York–based privacy and security startup Cloaked launched its apps today to let users create unique proxy emails, phone numbers, and passwords for online accounts. The company, which was in priva

Google launches $399 Chromebook Plus category

Google this morning launched a new category of Chromebooks called Chromebooks Plus. The laptops are productivity-focused devices with minimum spec requirements, including a full HD screen, 1080p camer

Apple revamps iCloud.com with more features for drive, mail and notes

After issuing updates to iOS, iPadOS and macOS in the past few weeks, Apple has rolled out a redesigned iCloud.com website with more functionality, such as support for browser notifications for Mail a

ChromeOS 117 update brings Material You design and a new window organizer

Google is rolling out ChromeOS 117 to Chromebooks with several new features, including Material You design, a customizable window-switching panel and the ability to join video calls directly from the

Reddit is removing ability to opt out of ad personalization based on your activity on the platform

Reddit said Wednesday that the platform is revamping its privacy settings with an aim to make ad personalization and account visibility toggles consistent. Most notably though, it is removing the abil

Adobe launches Photoshop’s web version with Firefly-powered AI tools

Adobe officially launched Photoshop for the web on Wednesday for all users with paid plans. The web version, which was in beta for almost two years, is now available with Firefly-powered AI tools such

Vivaldi launches an iOS version of its browser

Almost eight years after former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner launched a new browser for desktop users, his company (Vivaldi) has introduced its iOS version today. As it’s mandatory for browsers o

Former Tinder CEO’s startup to fight loneliness with AI chatbot gets backing by Sequoia

Former Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg’s startup Meeno, which aims to fight loneliness through an AI-powered chatbot, announced that it has raised a $3.9 million seed round led by Sequoia. Meeno aims t

Google launches earthquake alerts on Android in India

Google has announced the launch of its earthquake alert system for Android devices in India. The system uses smartphone sensors such as accelerators, which can act as small seismometers to detect trem

Meta says separate account deletion for Threads will roll out by December

After launching its text-based social network Threads in July, Meta faced criticism as there was no way for users to delete their Threads account without deleting their Instagram account. The company

Google is killing Gmail’s basic HTML view in 2024

Google is sunsetting Gmail's basic HMTL view, which allows users to look at their emails in a bare-bones state, starting January 2024.

Note-taking app Goodnotes invests $1.9M in digital stationery company WeBudding

Goodnotes said today it has invested $1.9 million into South Korea-based digital stationery company WeBudding.

Amazon Prime Video will start showing ads early next year

After Netflix and Disney+ introduced ad-supported plans last year, Amazon said in an update today that it will start showing ads on Prime Video early next year. The company said it will offer an ad-fr

Threads adds easy profile switching to its mobile apps

Twitter rival Threads has finally added a way to switch between multiple accounts without logging out. The Meta-owned social networking app announced Thursday that users can now swap accounts on its m

X is shutting down its Circle feature in October

Elon Musk-owned X, formerly Twitter, is shutting down its Circle feature — bringing an end to its glitchy history — which allowed users to share a post only with a set of people. It was the social

Khosla-backed HealthifyMe introduces AI-powered image recognition for Indian food

Indian health and wellness startup HealthifyMe has introduced an AI-powered feature that automatically recognizes Indian food from images for calorie intake logging, allowing users to track their meal

Shortwave’s AI-powered assistant lets you ask questions about your email history

Since large language models (LLMs) shot up in popularity, plenty of developers have built tools on top of OpenAI’s GPT or Anthropic’s Claude to help people draft emails in different tones

Even Airbnb properties are getting a checkmark

Airbnb is trying to crack down on fake listings by verifying all listings in its top five markets — the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K. and France. The company is trying to crack down on fake list

Meta is expanding its verification program to businesses

Meta announced today that it is expanding Meta Verified to businesses after first launching it for creators in March. The company is initially testing the verification program on Facebook and Instagra
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