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Past articles by David:

Snapchat’s big new augmented reality feature is letting creators make money

Some Snapchat augmented reality creators will be able to make money off in-app lenses. Snap hopes creator monetization will help bolster its AR business. → Read More

I text myself all day every day — and you should, too

WhatsApp, Signal, Slack, and other platforms allow you to send messages to yourself. It feels weird at first, but it’s a sneaky productivity hack and a way to make sure your stuff is available everywhere. → Read More

The creator of the future is smart, attractive, and... animated

Animated digital characters like Shudu and Lil Miquela are picking up big audiences on social platforms. As the metaverse grows and avatars become more human-like, digital influencers are also becoming big business. → Read More

Everybody promised to disrupt the smartphone — and the smartphone outlasted them all

Tech companies promised Alexa, the Quest Pro, Hololens, the metaverse, and many other things would eventually disrupt the smartphone. As the economy changes, only the smartphone is left standing. → Read More

There’s a huge amount of new (and expensive) tech behind Avatar: The Way of Water

To make the sequel to the highest-grossing movie ever, Avatar, James Cameron and his crew developed new 3D cameras, new AI editing tricks, and lots of underwater gadgets. → Read More

Notion is using AI to automatically write your blog posts, job descriptions, and poetry

Notion’s new machine learning-powered feature makes it easier to get writing done by automatically starting for you. The feature is in alpha testing now. → Read More

YouTube Shorts are coming to your TV — and taking over the platform

YouTube is bringing its TikTok competitor, Shorts, to its TV apps. But the company is still working on how, exactly, it should work and how short-form video interacts with the rest of YouTube. → Read More

Amazon Music’s entire library is now free for Prime subscribers

Prime subscribers can now shuffle through more than 100 million songs in Apple music and can get some of the company’s most popular podcasts ad-free as well. → Read More

YouTube’s Primetime Channels bring streaming movies and TV into the YouTube app

YouTube users will soon be able to subscribe to Paramount Plus, Shudder, and dozens of other streaming services inside of the YouTube app, where they’ll be treated just like any other creator. → Read More

Why one web pioneer thinks it’s time to reinvent the browser

Darin Fisher has worked on Netscape Navigator, Firefox, Chrome, and others. Now he’s joining The Browser Company to build Arc, a much-hyped new web browser. And he says it’s time for a change. → Read More

Vergecast: Short passwords, baby cybersecurity, and choosing a VPN

On this special edition of The Vergecast, we dive into some of your most pressing cybersecurity questions. We discuss VPNs, passwords, password managers, baby security, and much more. → Read More

iPadOS 16’s Stage Manager is not the future of multitasking you were hoping for

Stage Manager is the flagship feature of iPadOS 16, along with a new Weather app and some iPhone-like upgrades. But unfortunately, Stage Manager just doesn’t work very well. → Read More

Google adds replies and stars to Messages — and is taking the RCS fight to iPhones

Google updated its Messages app for Android with new in-line replies, reminders, and business chat. It’s also pushing more aggressively to get Apple and carriers to support the RCS standard. → Read More

Bluesky built a decentralized protocol for Twitter — and is working on an app that uses it

The Bluesky project, which was originally an offshoot of Twitter, announced the new AT Protocol that it hopes will power the future of social networks. → Read More

Mmhmm’s new app turns your video calls into video games

Mmhmm is an app for video creation and video chat and is now launching some new tools for collaboratively working together in digital spaces. It’s not the metaverse, but it’s... metaverse-ish. → Read More

Netflix announces Profile Transfers — for when it forces you to finally pay up

As Netflix tries to crack down on password sharing, the company announced a new feature that lets users take their recommendations and watch history over to a new account. → Read More

Google Docs will soon let you embed other apps into your documents

By letting users work with Figma, Asana, and other tools inside of Google Docs, Google is taking on Notion, Coda, and the other apps that turn your documents into low-code websites. → Read More

Chips, canvases, and chats: Google Workspace’s plan to crush Office

At Google Cloud Next, the company detailed its latest features for Workspace apps like Docs and Meet. Aparna Pappu, who runs Workspace, told us her plans going forward. → Read More

The PC market needs another reinvention — is Microsoft’s Surface up for it again?

Microsoft’s Surface line of PCs has turned into a big business and an important product in the Windows world. But the future is mobile-first and Arm-powered, and Surface needs to get there fast. → Read More

Spark’s new app wants to fix how you email — even if it has to force you

Spark’s new email app for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android, is both a redesign of the popular tool and a big new idea about how users should approach their email. → Read More