I used Google Maps to create a list of recommendations for my friends — and you should too, Business Insider

In February, Google rolled out an update to both iOS and Android devices that lets people build and share curated lists of recommended places within Google Maps — a.k.a. the exact tool I needed. Users can now follow their friends’ lists, as well as view and edit them on the desktop version of Maps. Lists are also available to view and edit offline.

I decided to build my own recommendations list in Maps, eliminating what now seems like my very archaic Notes version. Here’s how it worked for me — and why everyone should do it, too.

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Here’s how to use Memoji, the popular new app that turns your selfies into emoji, Business Insider

Facetune has long been known for beautifying even our worst selfies, but now it wants to try something new: emojifying them.

A new app from the selfie editor takes photos of your face and gives them emoji expressions — laughing, crying, blowing kisses, getting sick, etc. They can be still images or turned into GIFs and videos, often with surprising (and frightening) results.

Called Memoji, this iPhone app can be used on your own face by snapping a quick selfie or can take imported images of someone else and contort them into emoji.

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This game is No. 1 in the App Store for a reason — it’s crazy addictive, and totally free – Business Insider

“Ballz” — from Ketchapp Games, the controversial company behind “2048″ and countless other mobile games — has a lot going for it. It’s simple, easy to master, and gets better as you play. Oh, and it’s also totally free. You can play it on either iPhone or iPad.

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Here are the 11 fastest-growing apps in the US – Business Insider

Apps that improve your daily life are the fastest-growing type in the US.

That’s according to the measurement and analytics firm comScore, which ranked the 11 fast-growing apps in the country over a period of two years — December 2014 to December 2016. ComScore only measured the growth of unique users over the age of 18.

Ride-hailing apps like Lyft and Uber broke the top 10, while apps for selling your stuff were another popular category.


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Here’s everything Apple just announced this morning, Business Insider

Apple just announced a load of new products on Tuesday morning.

From glamorous red iPhones to cheap new iPads, the California tech company unveiled updates, refreshes, and accessories for many of its product lines.

Apple didn’t hold a media big event to coincide with the announcements either. Instead, it just pre-briefed a few media outlets and dumped the updates on its website.

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This light-up bike helmet has built-in turn signals, Tech Insider

The Lumos bike helmet is a bike helmet that wants to save your life. Its 60 LEDs cover the front and back. In the rear, it has an automatic brake light that is controlled by an accelerometer. Left and right turn signals can be switched with buttons on the handlebars.

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Nintendo Switch controllers can steer games on your computer, Engadget

Ever since gamers discovered that the Nintendo Switch’s Pro Controller works with computers, there’s been a lingering question: what about the Joy-Cons you get with the system itself? Yes, thankfully. Both Nintendo Actu and Sam Williams have verified that the peripherals work as Bluetooth controllers on Macs and Windows PCs so long as you use an app that binds buttons to mouse and keyboard controls. They should work with Android, too, although Nintendo Actu warns that it saw serious lag — your experience may vary depending on the mobile device you’re using.


This will only be of limited use given that you’re only getting a relatively basic gamepad with each Joy-Con, and you may have to change your configurations with each game. With that said, it’s still a treat for Switch owners who like to play on their PCs and would rather not buy another gamepad unless it’s absolutely necessary.

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Instagram now lets you post 10 photos and videos at once, CNET

To all those people who can never figure out which photo they want to post from that birthday party or concert, Instagram has a suggestion: Post ’em all.

The Facebook-owned app said Wednesday it will let people upload and post up to 10 videos and photos at a time. You’ll be able to swipe through them on your Instagram feed like slideshows or photo carousels.

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