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Airbnb makes checking in easier
Airbnb has finally updated their check-in feature. Now hosts can upload a set of rules/directions to be given to all guests instead of messaging each individual guest. Because let’s face it copying and pasting the same things each time is rather boring don’t you think? *insert snoring sounds here*
Facebook will share anonymized location data with disaster relief organizations
Facebook is really doing the most when it comes to disaster relief which is actually really awesome! They’ll be providing aid organizations with data on where users are marking themselves safe and from where they are fleeing. To get help faster to those who need it.
Apple reportedly adds simple Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11
Sharing the Wi-Fi password when a friend comes over is one of the minor trials of modern life. But now Apple has made it all the much easier to share your Wi-Fi with the click of a botton! Say goodbye to human interaction at your sleepovers…
Google plans to clean up the web with Chrome ad blocker next year
Google has become the superhero of the internet! They plan to block all those annoying ads that take up the whole screen and the ones that continue to auto-play even after you’ve clicked out of them. We’re rooting for you Google, make us proud!
SiriusXM is buying a big stake in Pandora for $480 million
With all the other music streaming apps out there, Pandora has gotten lost in the crowd. But this company isn’t giving up without a fight! That’s why they’ve teamed up with SiriusXM to show all those other apps that they still got it. Let’s hope listeners give them a chance.
How will iMessage payments stack up to Square Cash and Venmo?
Apple is known to try to conquer any market it’s put into. (Come on Apple let someone else win for a change!) So, they’re trying their hand at peer-to-peer payments using their own iMessage and it’s called, you guessed it, Apple Pay Cash. How original…
Your iPhone Could Stop You From Texting And Driving Soon
Apple unveiled a new iPhone feature this week that aims to cut down on the number of distracted drivers. The “Do Not Disturb While Driving” setting will automatically silence incoming texts and notifications while an iPhone is connected to a car via Bluetooth or cable. Welcome to the future ya’ll!
Uber-like carpooling is coming to NYC taxis
Two tech transit firms, Curb and Via, announced a new effort to roll out carpooling to cabs. The idea is to have people meet at a certain spot in which a number of them will be picked up and taken to their destination. It’s like a bus-stop…for taxis.
Apple Music just announced a new feature to share your music preferences with friends
If you ever wondered what kind of weird music your friends are into well you’re in luck. Apple music is now making it possible to share what you listen to and recommend other artists to you and your friends.
POLITICIANS CAN GAIN BETTER INSIGHT INTO THEIR VOTERS WITH NEW FACEBOOK UPDATE
Facebook is becoming a little more political by adding a feature that allows lawmakers, to see which commenters live in their district, discover what topics voters in their area are talking about, and to share posts with only the users that they represent. Isn’t America great?
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