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Cecily Mauran

Cecily Mauran

Cecily is a tech reporter at Mashable who covers AI, Apple, and emerging tech trends. Before getting her master's degree at Columbia Journalism School, she spent several years working with startups and social impact businesses for Unreasonable Group and B Lab. Before that, she co-founded a startup consulting business for emerging entrepreneurial hubs in South America, Europe, and Asia. You can find her on Twitter at @cecily_mauran.

By Cecily Mauran

Samsung shades Apple with 'Creativity cannot be crushed' ad after iPad promo backlash
Subtext: 'Buy our tablet instead.'
By Cecily Mauran
Samsung shades Apple with 'Creativity cannot be crushed' ad after iPad promo backlash

3 overlapping themes from OpenAI and Google that prove they're at war
The simmering corporate tension is starting to boil.
By Cecily Mauran
3 overlapping themes from OpenAI and Google that prove they're at war

OpenAI introduces GPT-4o and a new public image as your BFF
The ChatGPT maker is projecting a public persona as the anti-Big-Tech nice guy.
By Cecily Mauran
OpenAI introduces GPT-4o and a new public image as your BFF

OpenAI announces GPT-4o, a multimodal voice assistant that's free for all ChatGPT users
Sam Altman teased the announcement last week as rumors swirled.
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OpenAI announces GPT-4o, a multimodal voice assistant that's free for all ChatGPT users

Apple and OpenAI 'finalizing terms' for bringing ChatGPT to iOS 18
Expect lots of AI announcements at Apple WWDC.
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Apple and OpenAI 'finalizing terms' for bringing ChatGPT to iOS 18

What will OpenAI announce Monday? Quite possibly an AI voice assistant.
Altman confirmed it's not a ChatGPT search engine or GPT-5 release.
By Cecily Mauran
What will OpenAI announce Monday? Quite possibly an AI voice assistant.

OpenAI will reveal a mysterious AI product on Monday. What we know, how to watch.
And it's not what you think it is.
By Cecily Mauran
OpenAI will reveal a mysterious AI product on Monday. What we know, how to watch.

ChatGPT search engine rumored to launch a day before major Google event
Get your popcorn ready for messy tech drama.
By Cecily Mauran
ChatGPT search engine rumored to launch a day before major Google event

Despite NSFW explorations, OpenAI says porn is off the table
Spicier subject matter? Maybe. Porn? No.
By Cecily Mauran
Despite NSFW explorations, OpenAI says porn is off the table


Apple iPad Event: 4 AI features announced
We've got an M4 chip, people.
By Cecily Mauran
Apple iPad Event: 4 AI features announced

YouTube launches new AI 'Jump Ahead' feature. Here's how to use it.
RIP to our attention spans.
By Cecily Mauran
YouTube launches new AI 'Jump Ahead' feature. Here's how to use it.

YouTube is excited about pause screen ads — and they're coming for your TV first
The ad-free party has been dying for quite some time now.
By Cecily Mauran
YouTube is excited about pause screen ads — and they're coming for your TV first

Anthropic's ChatGPT rival Claude is now available on iOS
The free iPhone app gets you access to powerful LLMs.
By Cecily Mauran
Anthropic's ChatGPT rival Claude is now available on iOS

ChatGPT now saves chat history even if you've opted out of sharing training data
Plus a creepy new Memory feature
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ChatGPT now saves chat history even if you've opted out of sharing training data

Yelp launches new AI assistant for finding the right pros. Here's how to access it.
It's testing TikTok-style videos, too.
By Cecily Mauran
Yelp launches new AI assistant for finding the right pros. Here's how to access it.

Microsoft launches Phi-3 Mini, a tiny AI model that packs a punch
Phi-3 Mini was designed with smartphones in mind.
By Cecily Mauran
Microsoft launches Phi-3 Mini, a tiny AI model that packs a punch

Adobe unveils AI features for Photoshop — but not everyone is happy about it
Adobe is charging ahead with AI features, but copyright concerns remain.
By Cecily Mauran
Adobe unveils AI features for Photoshop — but not everyone is happy about it

Gemini, ChatGPT’s AI rival, tipped to get ‘real-time responses.’
Because who has time to wait for the full response before reading it?
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Gemini, ChatGPT’s AI rival, tipped to get ‘real-time responses.’

How to change your iPhone name
Make your iPhone stand out amidst a sea of other iPhones.
By Cecily Mauran
How to change your iPhone name

A batch of updates from Meta puts AI front and center when you use its apps
Meta AI is now powered by Llama 3.
By Cecily Mauran
A batch of updates from Meta puts AI front and center when you use its apps

Slack's new AI 'Recap' feature will send you a daily digest of important convos
Let Slack do the recapping for you.
By Cecily Mauran
Slack's new AI 'Recap' feature will send you a daily digest of important convos

YouTube just got more serious about its ad blocker crackdown
No more ad-blockers, and this time YouTube really means it.
By Cecily Mauran
YouTube just got more serious about its ad blocker crackdown

Gaming emulators are now on the App Store after Apple relaxed the rules
iPhone users can finally download emulators for iOS.
By Cecily Mauran
Gaming emulators are now on the App Store after Apple relaxed the rules

How to share your Google calendar
For the people in your life that deserve intimate calendar access.
By Cecily Mauran
How to share your Google calendar

ChatGPT got an upgrade — and OpenAI says it's better in these key areas
GPT-4 Turbo is now available for ChatGPT Plus users.
By Cecily Mauran
ChatGPT got an upgrade — and OpenAI says it's better in these key areas


How to restart your iPhone
Know the iPhone basics.
By Cecily Mauran
How to restart your iPhone

iPhone 16: This rumored design change could mean more screen real estate
Apple must really hate bezels because they keep trying to get rid of them.
By Cecily Mauran
iPhone 16: This rumored design change could mean more screen real estate

OpenAI's Sora just dropped a trippy music video to fan the AI hype flames
The polarizing AI video generator continues to intrigue the public.
By Cecily Mauran
OpenAI's Sora just dropped a trippy music video to fan the AI hype flames

Zola's wedding planner tool is AI you can say 'yes' to
Generative AI for wedding planning, without the lengthy engagement
By Cecily Mauran
Zola's wedding planner tool is AI you can say 'yes' to

Apple’s new AI: 3 ways Siri could beat ChatGPT
New research from Apple hints at big things for Siri.
By Cecily Mauran
Apple’s new AI: 3 ways Siri could beat ChatGPT

ChatGPT no longer requires an account to use it. Here's how OpenAI plans to handle the mass adoption.
OpenAI's safeguard plans for users who are hard to trace.
By Cecily Mauran
ChatGPT no longer requires an account to use it. Here's how OpenAI plans to handle the mass adoption.

Don’t like your DALL-E images? OpenAI now lets you edit them.
Because DALL-E doesn't always get it right the first time.
By Cecily Mauran
Don’t like your DALL-E images? OpenAI now lets you edit them.

The White House knows the risks of AI being used by federal agencies. Here's how they're handling it.
It's cracking down on the TSA's use of facial recognition technology and more.
By Cecily Mauran
The White House knows the risks of AI being used by federal agencies. Here's how they're handling it.

Google announces new SGE and Maps travel features for people who like to plan a little or not at all
New Google features for all kinds of travel planners.
By Cecily Mauran
Google announces new SGE and Maps travel features for people who like to plan a little or not at all

How to screen record on an iPhone
For those times when a screenshot is not enough.
By Cecily Mauran
How to screen record on an iPhone

OpenAI is pitching Sora to Hollywood. Creatives are fighting back.
The company is giving 'big name' directors and actors access to its AI video generator — but still won't say what it's trained on.
By Cecily Mauran
OpenAI is pitching Sora to Hollywood. Creatives are fighting back.

Zoom unveils all-in-one AI work platform for more than just video conferencing
'Zoom Workplace' puts all of the AI tools in one place.
By Cecily Mauran
Zoom unveils all-in-one AI work platform for more than just video conferencing

Microsoft adds spellcheck and autocorrect to Notepad on Windows 11
Wait, this wasn't already a thing?
By Cecily Mauran
Microsoft adds spellcheck and autocorrect to Notepad on Windows 11

Apple sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for antitrust violations
The government claims Apple is operating an illegal monopoly.
By Cecily Mauran
Apple sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for antitrust violations

OpenAI's GPT-5 release could be as early as this summer
A 'materially better' model is reportedly months away.
By Cecily Mauran
OpenAI's GPT-5 release could be as early as this summer

Call-blocking app rolls out AI-powered upgrade
Combatting robocalls is the AI tech we like to see.
By Cecily Mauran
Call-blocking app rolls out AI-powered upgrade

Copilot is plugging into Windows 11's File Explorer
Like it or not, more Copilot features are on the horizon.
By Cecily Mauran
Copilot is plugging into Windows 11's File Explorer

Google announces new Chrome features that trigger your FOMO
Get a better idea of what others are searching for.
By Cecily Mauran
Google announces new Chrome features that trigger your FOMO

More news organizations are suing OpenAI for copyright infringement
OpenAI is in its lawsuit era.
By Cecily Mauran
More news organizations are suing OpenAI for copyright infringement

If you're buying the Kara Swisher book on Amazon, make sure it's not an AI-generated knockoff
(Probably) AI-generated garbage is capitalizing on the release of Swisher's new memoir.
By Cecily Mauran
If you're buying the Kara Swisher book on Amazon, make sure it's not an AI-generated knockoff

The White House is cracking down on brokers selling your data to China and Russia
President Biden is taking on data brokers... outside of the U.S.
By Cecily Mauran
The White House is cracking down on brokers selling your data to China and Russia

Galaxy AI: Any Android, iOS phone can try it now. Here’s how.
Try (Galaxy AI) before you buy (a new Galaxy S24).
By Cecily Mauran
Galaxy AI: Any Android, iOS phone can try it now. Here’s how.

I spent a week using AI tools in my daily life. Here's how it went.
Some are useful, some aren't the gamechangers that are promised.
By Cecily Mauran
I spent a week using AI tools in my daily life. Here's how it went.

Google Pay app is shutting down in the US after being replaced by Google Wallet
Users can use the app until June.
By Cecily Mauran
Google Pay app is shutting down in the US after being replaced by Google Wallet

Galaxy AI is coming soon to other Samsung devices
An update is on the way for late March.
By Cecily Mauran
Galaxy AI is coming soon to other Samsung devices

New Adobe 'AI Assistant' will tackle your long, dense PDFs
Finally, some help with reading long PDFs.
By Cecily Mauran
New Adobe 'AI Assistant' will tackle your long, dense PDFs

Meet Gemma: Google's new open-source AI model
It's based on Google Gemini, get it?
By Cecily Mauran
Meet Gemma: Google's new open-source AI model

Apple Music may allow users to import Spotify playlists
Eagle-eyed Redditors spotted potential beta test.
By Cecily Mauran
Apple Music may allow users to import Spotify playlists

What was Sora trained on? Creatives demand answers.
We think we know, but OpenAI refuses to tell us.
By Cecily Mauran
What was Sora trained on? Creatives demand answers.

How to try Sora, OpenAI's AI video generator
Most of us will have to wait.
By Cecily Mauran
How to try Sora, OpenAI's AI video generator

OpenAI announces Sora, a wild AI text-to-video model. See it in action.
Welcome to the AI video era.
By Cecily Mauran
OpenAI announces Sora, a wild AI text-to-video model. See it in action.

200,000 Facebook Marketplace user records were leaked on the dark web
Names, phone numbers, email addresses, Facebook IDs, and Facebook profile information are reportedly included in the leak.
By Cecily Mauran
200,000 Facebook Marketplace user records were leaked on the dark web

Google rolls out phishing and malware detection for Android users
Some Android users have spotted a "Safe Browsing" feature.
By Cecily Mauran
Google rolls out phishing and malware detection for Android users

Hugging Face empowers users with deepfake detection tools
Explore the collection of tools to detect AI-generated content.
By Cecily Mauran
Hugging Face empowers users with deepfake detection tools

Usher's Super Bowl halftime show: Every performer who hit the stage
Usher brought EVERYONE.
By Cecily Mauran
Usher's Super Bowl halftime show: Every performer who hit the stage

Super Bowl 2024: All the movie trailers that premiered during the big game
A sneak peak of the most anticipated films coming out this year.
By Cecily Mauran
Super Bowl 2024: All the movie trailers that premiered during the big game

Apple released an open-source AI image editing model
What is Apple scheming up?
By Cecily Mauran
Apple released an open-source AI image editing model

OpenAI, Google, Microsoft and others join the Biden-Harris AI safety consortium
How to tame the wild AI beast.
By Cecily Mauran
OpenAI, Google, Microsoft and others join the Biden-Harris AI safety consortium

OpenAI is adding watermarks to ChatGPT images created with DALL-E 3
It's a step in the right direction, but watermarks aren't foolproof.
By Cecily Mauran
OpenAI is adding watermarks to ChatGPT images created with DALL-E 3

Apple Vision Pro: ChatGPT is now available on the $3,500 headset
Apple Vision Pro plus ChatGPT equals ultimate tech bro super duo.
By Cecily Mauran
Apple Vision Pro: ChatGPT is now available on the $3,500 headset

Bard creates Taylor Swift image despite Google implying it won't
And it wasn't hard to do.
By Cecily Mauran
Bard creates Taylor Swift image despite Google implying it won't

Google Maps: It's getting a new generative AI feature
For finding a restaurant that accommodates all of your friends with their own dietary needs.
By Cecily Mauran
Google Maps: It's getting a new generative AI feature

Google Bard now has an AI image generator — how it plans to avoid another Taylor Swift deepfake fiasco
It's powered by Google's latest diffusion model, Imagen 2
By Cecily Mauran
Google Bard now has an AI image generator — how it plans to avoid another Taylor Swift deepfake fiasco

Arc Search browser app uses AI to create custom responses to search questions
Arc Search is coming for Google.
By Cecily Mauran
Arc Search browser app uses AI to create custom responses to search questions

ChatGPT reportedly leaked private conversations from pharmacy customers
Don't share anything private with ChatGPT. Just don't do it.
By Cecily Mauran
ChatGPT reportedly leaked private conversations from pharmacy customers

Yelp introduces AI-generated summaries of restaurants, bars, and more
Because no one has time to read all the Yelp reviews.
By Cecily Mauran
Yelp introduces AI-generated summaries of restaurants, bars, and more

X hiring content moderators for a new 'Trust and Safety' center in Austin
The news comes days before Linda Yaccarino's senate hearing.
By Cecily Mauran
X hiring content moderators for a new 'Trust and Safety' center in Austin

OpenAI and Google will be required to notify the government about AI models
"Just a quick heads up we're building powerful LLMs that might be a major national security risk."
By Cecily Mauran
OpenAI and Google will be required to notify the government about AI models

The era of the AI-generated internet is already here
And it's time to talk about AI model collapse.
By Cecily Mauran
The era of the AI-generated internet is already here

Yes, ChatGPT got lazier. But OpenAI finally has a fix.
A much-needed update to GPT-4 Turbo
By Cecily Mauran
Yes, ChatGPT got lazier. But OpenAI finally has a fix.

Google's new AI video generator is great — but what about deepfakes?
Better AI diffusion models also means potential for better deepfakes.
By Cecily Mauran
Google's new AI video generator is great — but what about deepfakes?

Should we trust Amazon's AI-generated review summaries?
Great: more janky robots are telling us what to buy.
By Cecily Mauran
Should we trust Amazon's AI-generated review summaries?

Gmail: Google is reportedly adding an AI voice feature
Voice-activated prompts might be coming to Gmail.
By Cecily Mauran
Gmail: Google is reportedly adding an AI voice feature

Samsung Galaxy S24 series comes with Google's Gemini AI model
Welcome to the era of the 'AI phone.'
By Cecily Mauran
Samsung Galaxy S24 series comes with Google's Gemini AI model


The Nimble robot does at-home manicures so you don't have to lift a finger
The salon and DIY are no longer your only two options.
By Cecily Mauran
The Nimble robot does at-home manicures so you don't have to lift a finger

CES 2024: This smart mirror doubles as a mindfulness coach
It helps you reflect in more ways than one.
By Cecily Mauran
CES 2024: This smart mirror doubles as a mindfulness coach

CES 2024: Evolve MVMT wearable wants to save your feet
Heel strikers, read on.
By Cecily Mauran
CES 2024: Evolve MVMT wearable wants to save your feet

5 most WTF products we saw at CES 2024
The CES tech that made us think, 'why,' 'woah,' and 'WTF.'
By Cecily Mauran
5 most WTF products we saw at CES 2024

CES 2024: LG announces walking, talking, 'Jetsons-esque' smart home robot
It's also giving 'Joi' from 'Blade Runner: 2049'
By Cecily Mauran
CES 2024: LG announces walking, talking, 'Jetsons-esque' smart home robot

Apple pulls latest iOS 17.3 beta after reports of 'boot loop' bug
iOS and iPadOS 17.3 beta 2 have been "withdrawn temporarily" until the bug is resolved.
By Cecily Mauran
Apple pulls latest iOS 17.3 beta after reports of 'boot loop' bug

Government site crashed minutes after posting Jeffrey Epstein documents
Demand was simply too much for the creaky ol' PACER site.
By Cecily Mauran
Government site crashed minutes after posting Jeffrey Epstein documents

No more nudity: Twitch is ending the 'topless meta' party.
Bad news for those who love nude (or apparently nude) streamers on Twitch.
By Cecily Mauran
No more nudity: Twitch is ending the 'topless meta' party.

Your next Windows laptop will have a ‘Copilot key’ for easy access to ChatGPT rival
'The year of the AI PC,' says Microsoft.
By Cecily Mauran
Your next Windows laptop will have a ‘Copilot key’ for easy access to ChatGPT rival

Start bidding, slime puppies: 'Succession' is auctioning off the Roys' best stuff
Who wants to play "Boar on the Floor"?
By Cecily Mauran
Start bidding, slime puppies: 'Succession' is auctioning off the Roys' best stuff

In case you missed it, ChatGPT rival 'Copilot' is now on iOS and Android
And access to GPT-4 is free.
By Cecily Mauran
In case you missed it, ChatGPT rival 'Copilot' is now on iOS and Android

Watch this AI robot beat a human world record in Labyrinth, a wooden marble game
Robots playing chess are out, robots playing Labyrinth are in.
By Cecily Mauran
Watch this AI robot beat a human world record in Labyrinth, a wooden marble game

Apple pauses sales of Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 over patent dispute
This is the last week to buy the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2
By Cecily Mauran
Apple pauses sales of Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 over patent dispute

H&R Block now has an AI chatbot that answers confusing tax questions
Generative AI has entered its tax era.
By Cecily Mauran
H&R Block now has an AI chatbot that answers confusing tax questions

In Memoriam: The tech that died in 2023
We'll cherish (most of) their memories.
By Cecily Mauran
In Memoriam: The tech that died in 2023

5 ways AI changed the internet in 2023
ChatGPT and the like have been busy this year.
By Cecily Mauran
5 ways AI changed the internet in 2023

It’s not just you. ChatGPT is ‘lazier,’ OpenAI confirmed.
Finally, OpenAI stops gaslighting us.
By Cecily Mauran
It’s not just you. ChatGPT is ‘lazier,’ OpenAI confirmed.

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