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AdBlock Plus returns to Android so you can surf ad-free

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One of the most popular ad-blocking apps is finally back on Android after a two-year hiatus.

AdBlock Plus, the company behind the popular ad-blocking browser extension, released AdBlock Browser Wednesday — a mobile browser for Android that has the company’s ad-removing service baked in. The new app comes more than two years after Google removed AdBlock’s first Android app from Google Play.

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Microsoft’s Outlook team is working on a chat-style email app called Flow

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It looks like Microsoft has a new email app up its sleeve.

The team behind Outlook is working on an instant messaging-like email app for iPhone called Flow, according to a description of the app, which surfaced on Twitter

Flow, which was first spotted by Twitter user h0x0d, is currently being tested internally at Microsoft, according to a leaked description from a download page. Interchangeable with Outlook, the app is “a…

Apple may be working on an app to control home products, report says

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As the first batch of Apple’s HomeKit-compatible products get ready to ship, we’re starting to learn a little bit more about how the company’s smart home platform will eventually work

Despite early rumblings that Apple wouldn’t be rolling out a Home-dedicated app, it looks like we could get just that.

According to a 9to5Mac report, Apple may be working on a Home app that will work with HomeKit-compatible gadgets, such…

Swedish court strips Pirate Bay of its famous web domain

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A Swedish court seized The Pirate Bay’s key web domains on Tuesday, stripping the torrent-indexing site of its famous domain, ThePirateBay.se.

The Stockholm District Court ordered that two domains be handed over to the Swedish State, bringing the site down indefinitely. But don’t expect The Pirate Bay to just vanish: A source told the website TorrentFreak on Tuesday that The Pirate Bay has alternative web domains it could use to keep the service afloat.

Instagram brings Layout app’s custom photo collages to Android

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Instagram users on Android: Making your own photo collages just got easier.

The photo service is finally making Layout, its standalone app for custom collages, available to Android users. The company also updated its main Android app Tuesday with a new photo-editing tool called Structure.

Layout pulls in photos from your phone’s camera roll and allows you to make collages with up to nine different images at once….

Microsoft’s new free Office apps arrive on Android phones

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Android smartphone owners can finally get their hands on Microsoft‘s new free suite of Office apps.

The company will begin rolling out the preview versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint to Android users on Tuesday, the first time standalone Office apps have been available on Android smartphones. Previously, people were limited to the Microsoft Office Mobile app, which had a much more limited feature set.

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5 can’t miss apps: Yallo, WifiMapper, ‘Dead Eyes’ and more

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With Facebook rolling out its new Instant Articles and Samsung confirming it will launch an Iron Man edition of its Galaxy S6 smartphone, you may have missed some if this week’s best new apps

Luckily, each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes a zombie-themed puzzle game, an app to help you find free Wi-Fi hotspots and a new encrypted messaging app from…

Angry Starbucks manager flips out on customer over a cookie straw

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We can cross “spelling your name wrong” off the list of worst things that can happen to you at Starbucks.

Customer Ruby Chen came into the Elmhurst Starbucks location in Queens, New York and ordered a frappucino and a cookie straw. After placing her order, things started to go awry.

According to the description of the video she posted on YouTube (above), Chen was fumbling with her Starbucks app on her phone to pay for her…

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‘Apple Music’ streaming service may bring Ping back from the dead

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Apple put its short-lived social network Ping to bed back in 2012, but the tech giant could be bringing it back as a part of its upcoming music streaming service, a new report suggests.

An abundance of rumors have surrounded an Apple streaming service, now presumed to be announced in June under the name “Apple Music,” but this is the first we’ve heard of it incorporating Ping-like social functions.

According to 9to5Mac, a new beta version…