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Apple News+ subscription launched with access to 300 magazines for $9.99/month

Apple has launched a news and magazine subscription service called Apple News+. Available on iOS and macOS, this service gives unlimited access to news, digital publishers and 300 popular magazines. The publications include the likes of Popular Science, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal and more. News+ is available after the new iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.4.4 updates for users in US and Canada.

Chrome 73 gets dark mode, PWA apps and hardware media keys support

Google has released Chrome 73 for Mac and Windows. The biggest feature in this update is the dark mode, which was available in beta builds since some time. Chrome 73 also includes a number of other new features which include support for Progressive Web Apps (PWA) support, hardware media keys, auto picture-in-picture, enhanced spell check, updates to Sync, and a bunch of new developer focused …

Get Dark Mode in Slack for macOS with Sblack

Slack has recently started testing a dark mode for their iOS and Android apps, however, they have not announced any plans to introduce dark mode in their desktop apps yet. The company announced last year that they are working on new native apps for macOS and Windows so dark mode might be introduced as part of those major updates. Fortunately, if you are on macOS, …

Here are the 230 new Emojis coming to iOS and Android in 2019

Unicode Consortium has approved 2019’s final list of Emojis with 230 new characters. Deaf person, ringed planet, blood drop, people holding hands and more are the new emojis that users will get to compose expressive text messages with. In addition, new birds, animals, worship places, food, clothing, updates to older emojis with new colors and more have made their way in the updated Emoji 12.0 specs. …

Skype releases background blur for video calls

In its latest update, Skype has released a new background blur feature for video calls on desktop. Users on Skype (version 8) on Windows, Mac and Linux and Skype (version 14) on Windows 10  can enable background blur when on a video call with friends, family, boss, clients or potential business partners. The feature works just like the background blur feature in Microsoft Teams.