5 can't-miss apps: Airmail, PlayGround, Sports Illustrated and more

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With Facebook’s Friends Day videos taking over social media and reports that Twitter may be getting close to one of its biggest changes yet, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an interactive music app, a new email manager and an app that streamlines your social media feeds.

Check out the gallery below to see our top picks. If you’re looking for more, take a look at our last roundup of can’t-miss apps.

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Twitter insider: Calm down, your feed isn't about to be taken over by robots

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The Twitter community went into a virtual hyperventilating freakout on Friday when reports surfaced that the company might be planning on changing the way tweets are displayed (from reverse chronological to algorithmic)

But if one major, frequently outspoken Twitter activist investor is to be believed, there’s nothing to worry about.

Early Twitter investor Chris Sacca, who claims he has no inside information, took to the messaging platform to say that there is “zero percent chance Twitter eliminates the chronological feed.” Read more…

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Twitter timeline change will kill what makes it fun

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The prospect of a Twitter timeline determined not by date but by some arbitrary algorithm has me questioning my devotion to the now decade-old platform.

And I’m not the only one

In an exquisite piece of irony, the current top Twitter trend is #RIPTwitter, a hashtag devoted to decrying a new Twitter timeline algorithm that may arrive as early as next week. If it does, most people predict the end of Twitter.

I don’t entirely agree, though I know a timeline based on “the most interesting and most relevant, most important thing that’s happening in your world,” as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey put it, will irrevocably alter the service. Read more…

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The tech behind Super Bowl 50: 1,300 Wi-Fi hotspots, 16 camera angles and more

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The Super Bowl is a long American tradition of brute force meeting skill on the gridiron as the world waits to see who will emerge victorious

But in our newly tech-powered mediascape, how exactly will all that action find its way to the eyeballs of millions of footballs fans watching on Sunday? We investigated, talked to both the NFL and CBS, the official broadcaster (in the U.S.) to find out exactly how much tech it takes to put on football’s Big Game.

The CBS broadcast will include:

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16 of Jerry Seinfeld's Porsches to fetch millions at auction

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Jerry Seinfeld will be sending 16 Porsches from his own collection to the bidding block on March 11 at the Amelia Island Auction held by Gooding & Company.

It’s not yet clear how much the lot is worth, but each single car could fetch from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.

To mark the momentous occasion for both the car-collecting and the celebrity world, we decided we’d survey the lot. Arranged from eldest to newest, here they are.

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Twitter may launch its new Facebook-like timeline next week, report says

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Twitter’s most controversial change yet may be a lot closer than we thought.

The company plans to formally roll out a redesigned version of its timeline in the near future, possibly next week, according to a new report in BuzzFeed.

The feature, which Twitter has been experimenting with for some time, uses algorithms to determine the order of tweets rather than the strict reverse chronological order. The company had previously confirmed to Mashable that it was testing such a feature, though it wasn’t clear if or when it would roll it out more broadly

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