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5 can’t-miss apps: ESPN, GroupMe, Darkroom and more



With Lyft raising a huge new round of funding and Dropbox possibly moving closer to an IPO, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, we round up our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes the revamped ESPN app, GroupMe’s latest update and an Android app that lets you message friends from your lock screen.

Check out the gallery, above, to see all the apps that made our…

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 preview for Windows Phones



The first version of Windows 10 for phones has arrived.

Microsoft launched the first preview version of the Windows 10 for phones Thursday. The company says it is the earliest it has ever rolled out an early version of a Windows Phone update.

The first build includes may of the features Microsoft showed off at its last Windows 10 event, including interactive notifications, improved speech-to-text functionality, a revamped…

Uber adds ‘SOS button’ to app in India after woman’s alleged rape



Uber has added an ‘SOS button’ for users in India

The news comes just two months after Uber came under intense scrutiny following the alleged rape of a woman by a New Delhi driver.

If pressed, the button will pull up a prompt to call local authorities. When the user confirms the action, the button automatically contacts police. The feature is available with an app update


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There is also an option to quickly…

The first-ever selfie stick station hits the Grammys red carpet



Celebrities and selfie sticks are a match made in red-carpet heaven at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

Mashable is proud to partner with The Grammys to bring you a first-of-its-kind experience from the red carpet. As performers make their way to the awards show, our team will be camped out at the Recording Academy’s Grammys Live red carpet booth to give you an inside look at your favorite artists and musicians.


Facebook updates celebrity-loving Mentions app



Facebook rolled out an update

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BMW patches security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock car doors



BMW has mended a security flaw in its ConnectedDrive car connectivity system that affected 2.2 million cars, including Rolls-Royce and Mini cars, the company announced on Friday.

It concerned software in the car that would have allowed hackers to open car doors. It highlights a oft-voiced concern around connected home products — sometimes called the Internet of Things — that household items would become vulnerable to malware or hacking.

NFL’s Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski play ‘Mortal Kombat’ with Conan



Marshawn Lynch finally speaks … while he plays video games with Conan O’Brien.

The notoriously silent Seattle Seahawks running back joined O’Brien and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for a pre-Super Bowl Mortal Kombat face-off — and a little crotch-grabbing, because why not?

O’Brien sums it up:

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How to use Snapchat’s new Discover feature



Snapchat is no longer just for sharing selfies with friends

The messaging app stepped up its business in a big way Tuesday with its new Discover feature, its first major update that has nothing to do with messaging. The long-rumored update adds a series of channels where media outlets can share streams of photos, videos and articles — with all the app’s users.

Snapchat was quick to emphasize the feature is not social media…