Apple is planning to release an iPad with a nearly 13-inch screen next spring, noticeably larger than current editions, according to a report by Bloomberg News. The company is also widely expected to unveil larger iPhones this fall.

Apple is planning to release an iPad with a nearly 13-inch screen next spring, noticeably larger than current editions, according to a report by Bloomberg News. The company is also widely expected to unveil larger iPhones this fall.

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Knit, an app that allows users to leave hidden location-based messages for friends to find
News, TV and movie clips, and advertisements could soon appear — and then disappear — on Snapchat, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported the service is in talks with media and advertising companies about launching a service called Snapchat Discovery.

News, TV and movie clips, and advertisements could soon appear — and then disappear — on Snapchat, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported the service is in talks with media and advertising companies about launching a service called Snapchat Discovery.

Twitter has launched promoted videos in beta (via Mashable).

Twitter has launched promoted videos in beta (via Mashable).

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Google Maps adds virtual tours of Mars and the moon

Groupon founder and ex-CEO Andrew Mason is back with a new startup, Detour, which offers “immersive, location-aware audio walks.” The app offers unique tours of San Francisco that include stories about various locations, and users can also sync the tour with groups. Detour launched an invite-only beta version of the app this week.

Instagram is working on a new photo and video messaging app that could compete with Snapchat. The social network launched the app, called Bolt, in Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand on Tuesday, with plans to introduce it in the US and Europe soon. Bolt allows users to snap and send photos and videos with one tap, and delete them with just a swipe.

Instagram is working on a new photo and video messaging app that could compete with Snapchat. The social network launched the app, called Bolt, in Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand on Tuesday, with plans to introduce it in the US and Europe soon. Bolt allows users to snap and send photos and videos with one tap, and delete them with just a swipe.

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BlackBerry to buy anti-eavesdropping firm.
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NPR One, an audio app featuring curated public radio news and stories
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Google adds new explore feature to Google Maps apps