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Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

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Snapchat's latest feature combines 3D effects with augmented reality.The app has launched a new type of world lenses. Snapchat first introduced world lenses last year. They're a filter of sorts not limited to selfies. While standard lenses let you try... >>

Apple's GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork are now free for everyone

Apple's GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork are now free for everyone

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Apple has made three of its biggest software packages completely free.You can now grab GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) for your Mac or iOS device without having to pay a thing. The Cupertino-based company has permanently tossed... >>

Google's AutoDraw uses machine learning to turn your doodles into art

Google's AutoDraw uses machine learning to turn your doodles into art

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Google's latest tool can turn your doodles into works of art.It's launched AutoDraw, a web-based app powered by machine learning. With that technology, AutoDraw can recognise your crude drawings, whether it's a flower or a cake or a smiley face, and it... >>

This interactive map shows how futuristic Earth might look in 2050

This interactive map shows how futuristic Earth might look in 2050

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Ever wonder what new buildings and cars will look like in the future? Well, a well-known cybersecurity firm has figured it out.No, Kaspersky Labs didn't invent a time machine, but it did create a map that imagines our world three decades from now, according... >>

Adobe wants to use AI and machine learning to beautify your selfies

Adobe wants to use AI and machine learning to beautify your selfies

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Forget about Photoshopping. People now edit their selfies using computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.Several apps from Snapchat to Meitu all use these technologies so that they can adjust what your device's camera sees - even... >>

Runtastic made a cooking app with top-down videos like the ones on FB

Runtastic made a cooking app with top-down videos like the ones on FB

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Fitness and diet go hand in hand, so naturally, a team behind a popular running app would also want to launch a cooking app.At a time when cooking videos are all over our social media feeds, Adidas-owned Runtastic has taken it upon itself to bring a... >>

What is Apple Clips and how does it work?

What is Apple Clips and how does it work?

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If you haven't noticed yet, the most popular apps right now, including Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, are all about video.Apple has likely noticed this trend, so it's announcing a new app that it made: Clips. In a press release, the California-based... >>

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained

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We are officially living in the age of assistants.Following in the footsteps of Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Samsung Bixby, Facebook has launched M. It is described as a "helpful assistant in Messenger, powered by... >>

43 breathtaking and incredible photos that weren't Photoshopped

43 breathtaking and incredible photos that weren't Photoshopped

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There's no denying that Photoshop can help create some pretty spectacular imagery. However, it can often be overused for image manipulation, sometimes spoiling the natural beauty of a photo and masking a photographers talents.The world is full of wonderful... >>

Apple Music 2.0 on Android: Here's what your phone can do now

Apple Music 2.0 on Android: Here's what your phone can do now

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Apple has finally updated its Android Apple Music app, bringing its feature set to parity with the iOS 10 version.Apple Music 2.0 has had a facelift and gains several new abilities, so Android phone owners now have a valid competitor to other big music... >>

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

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Microsoft quietly released a new app on April Fools' Day, and no, it isn't a prank app. You can download and use it.It's actually just a "fun camera app" for iOS devices, the company says, and it's currently featured in the the “New apps we love”... >>

Amazon Cash: Here's how to shop online without a bank card

Amazon Cash: Here's how to shop online without a bank card

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If you don't have a bank card, shopping online is nearly impossible.People without access to credit and debit cards - including minors - are limited to using gift cards or throw-away refill cards when it comes to buying goods on the internet. Amazon,... >>

FaceTune's new Memoji app morphs your selfies into animated emojis

FaceTune's new Memoji app morphs your selfies into animated emojis

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This isn't an April Fools' joke: the developer behind Facetune made an app that turns your face into an emoji.Israel-based Lightricks' newest app, Memoji, blends emoji cartoon characters with an image of your face. In other words, you can now emojify... >>

Google Maps is a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game for April Fools’ Day

Google Maps is a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game for April Fools’ Day

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It's that goofy time of year again: April Fools' Day.That means tech companies are briefly turning their apps and services into something lighthearted for the silly holiday. And for the last few years, Google has transformed its Maps app and web service... >>

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?

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Facebook isn't done copying competing, popular services, apparently.Mere days after it completed its assault on Snapchat by launching Facebook Stories, the social network has launched another new feature that aims to make GoFundMe and other charitable-giving... >>

Google Duo video call app: How does it work and does it offer voice calls?

Google Duo video call app: How does it work and does it offer voice calls?

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Google is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo.Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video and voice calls. It relies on your number, lets you reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers... >>

Bixby, Samsung's smart AI, launches on the Galaxy S8 but only supports US English and Korean

Bixby, Samsung's smart AI, launches on the Galaxy S8 but only supports US English and Korean

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which also debuts the new smart AI service known as Bixby.Bixby is Samsung's answer to Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa, looking to bridge devices and offer smart voice control for a wide range of functions,... >>

What is Facebook Stories and how does it work?

What is Facebook Stories and how does it work?

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It's official. Facebook just became Snapchat.You've all seen these types of headlines: Facebook adds Snapchat-like blah blah blah; Facebook continues assault on Snapchat; Facebook is turning into a Snapchat clone; and so on. Those stories aren't lying.... >>

Tinder launches web version so you can 'drag right' from a computer

Tinder launches web version so you can 'drag right' from a computer

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You can now swipe right - or, rather, "drag right" - on Tinder.The dating app has launched a web version of Tinder. Called Tinder Online, it's aimed at developing markets with limited access to 4G smartphones, as well as people who want to toggle between... >>

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

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Apple has released the iOS 10.3 software update for iPhone and iPad, and it introduced a new feature called Find My AirPods.Find My AirPods makes it easier to keep track of the Apple AirPods wireless earphones. It works with AirPods that are connected... >>

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

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Facebook lets you send GIFs in Messenger, but there's no native way to use one in a comment on Facebook itself.But that might soon change. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch it will soon begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs in comments.... >>

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

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Pokemon Go fans have a new quest: Shiny Magikarp.The popular game has an event going on right now that honours water-type Pokemon, and as part of an effort to get people playing Pokemon Go, the app is offering up highly coveted shiny Pokemon. These have... >>

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

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Google Photos has been around for a couple years now and is a go-to service for many people looking to store their photos and videos.Google Photos not only lets you save personal media to a virtual locker but also makes that media available across all... >>

Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?
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Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?

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When Nintendo announced that it was to move into the smartphone app arena, Mario was the star we wanted to see the most. We didn't expect Super Mario Run specifically, but the Japanese gaming giant was always going to bring its biggest franchise to mobile... >>

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

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Having started its life as an iOS exclusive, Super Mario Run is now available for Android users.Nintendo tweeted last week the app would be available on 23 March, but it actually arrived a day early.Super Mario Run became big news last year when it... >>

Instagram is becoming an OpenTable for hair appointments and more

Instagram is becoming an OpenTable for hair appointments and more

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Instagram doesn't want to just be a photo-sharing app anymore.The Facebook-owned app told Bloomberg it will soon let people make appointments with businesses, just like you can with other appointment-booking services like OpenTable or Yelp. You will be... >>

What is Facebook Live, how does it work, and which devices support it?

What is Facebook Live, how does it work, and which devices support it?

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In an attempt to rival Twitter-owned Periscope, Facebook lets mobile users broadcast live videos. Now, more than a year after introducing Facebook Live, all users can now go live from a computer.With this functionality, Facebook is going after desktop-aimed... >>

27 best internet optical illusions, you won't believe your eyes

27 best internet optical illusions, you won't believe your eyes

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Every now and then an image appears online which has people heartily debating its authenticity, arguing about its colour or asking how it came about in the first place.There are also some amazing pictures that look like one thing but turn out to be something... >>

Instagram now lets you save live videos: Here's how to do it

Instagram now lets you save live videos: Here's how to do it

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Instagram began letting users stream live videos last year, but it didn't let them save broadcasts.But the app has now updated, finally allowing users to download broadcasts to their phones once they've concluded. Twitter's Periscope and even Facebook's... >>

Is Facebook going to show off new hardware products at F8 in April?

Is Facebook going to show off new hardware products at F8 in April?

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Facebook might debut new hardware as early as next month.Business Insider has reported that Building 8, a year-old unit at Facebook, is working on “at least four unannounced consumer hardware products”, and it suggested more details about these hardware... >>

Amazon's app will now tell Prime users if their outfit looks good

Amazon's app will now tell Prime users if their outfit looks good

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Remember the movie Clueless?One thing that always stuck out in that movie was Cher's automated closet and nearby computer that would show what each outfit looked like on her and allowed her to mix and match pieces. It'd be a dream come true for anybody... >>

Facebook videos now auto-play with sound on: Here's how to stop it

Facebook videos now auto-play with sound on: Here's how to stop it

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Facebook's auto-playing videos in the news feed are tolerable - even enjoyable - because they're muted by default.But that's about to change.Going forward, videos will now automatically play with the sound turned on. Facebook recently announced the change... >>

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS devices: How does it work and what can it do?

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS devices: How does it work and what can it do?

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If you own an iPhone, you now have access to Alexa voice commands.No, that doesn't mean you can replace Siri with Alexa. In order to access Amazon's voice assistant, you have to go inside the company's main shopping app. Here's everything you need to... >>

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

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Netflix is considering presenting different cuts of TV shows and movies for mobile users specifically. It has a growing audience of viewers on mobile and the cuts could make portable presentations more enjoyable.Speaking at a briefing in San Francisco,... >>

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

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If you have kids, you probably care about they do on a mobile device.Don't get us wrong. You want them to explore, tinker around, and aspire to be Mark Zuckerberg 2.0, but at the same time, there are just some things kids maybe shouldn't do on an internet-connected... >>

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen

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Snapchat has updated to allow users to create shortcuts of their best friends’ Bitmoji and add them to their home screen.These nifty shortcuts appear in a new Snapchat Widget that's rolling out. If you tap a shortcut, it will immediately open a text... >>

What is Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, how do they work, and when can you use them?

What is Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, how do they work, and when can you use them?

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Days after Microsoft announced a release date for its Slack competitor, Teams, Google has introduced its own workplace chat offering.Companies are increasingly taking an enterprise focus when it comes to chat services. Facebook, for instance, offers... >>

What is Facebook Messenger Day and does it work like Snapchat?

What is Facebook Messenger Day and does it work like Snapchat?

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Facebook is trying to make Messenger an app you'll always want to use. Wait, actually, it just wants to copy and replace Snapchat for you.It’s integrated bots so you can use it like an assistant. It’s added games so you can use it for fun. And, of... >>

What is Tinder Select and can anyone use it to date celebrities?

What is Tinder Select and can anyone use it to date celebrities?

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If you were ever hoping to swipe across a celebrity on Tinder, we're sorry to break it to you, but that probably isn't going to happen now.Over the past couple decades, the internet has revolutionised dating. You no longer have to hit on people at bars... >>

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work

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In yet another effort to take on (or copy) Snapchat, Instagram has launched geostickers.Geostickers, which are kind of like stickers that represent your location, only work in Instagram's ephemeral Stories feature. And they're currently limited to just... >>

31 best, stupidest and most famous internet memes around

31 best, stupidest and most famous internet memes around

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines "meme" as "an image, video, piece of text, typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations."And if you've spent any time on Reddit or Buzzfeed then you'll... >>

Yahoo Captain: Is it really an assistant and how does it work?

Yahoo Captain: Is it really an assistant and how does it work?

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Despite a pending sale to Verizon and an investigation into its data breaches, Yahoo had the time to make an assistant.Called Captain, it's one of the cooler services Yahoo has put out in recent years. It's not a voice-activated assistant or anything... >>

Facebook is testing a dislike button and other reactions in Messenger

Facebook is testing a dislike button and other reactions in Messenger

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Facebook doesn't like the idea of a dislike button, and yet, we may get it soon in Facebook Messenger.Facebook introduced reaction buttons a year ago for statuses and photos and videos, but at the time, it didn't include a dislike button. Now, however,... >>

Google just made Assistant a much more prominent feature in Allo

Google just made Assistant a much more prominent feature in Allo

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Google Assistant just became a core, easily accessible feature in Allo.On the same day that Google announced it has begun rolling out Google Assistant via an update to more devices running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the company also... >>

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

Google Assistant tips and tricks: Master your Android assistant

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Google Assistant is finally here, and it's more integrated on Pixel than any other assistant you've ever used on another device.With the launch of Google's Pixel-branded smartphones, Google unleashed Assistant in full form, now extending that to a wider... >>

30 famous Photoshopped and doctored images from across the ages

30 famous Photoshopped and doctored images from across the ages

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Photoshop is the modern go-to tool for editing and altering images, but changing photographs to put a different spin on them is far from a new trend.There are plenty of instances where photo manipulation techniques have been misused - to even change history... >>

Google is making a desktop version of its Allo chat app - see it here

Google is making a desktop version of its Allo chat app - see it here

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Last year, Google launched Allo, a WhatsApp-like app with built-in Google Assistant, and now, it's readying a version for desktops.Google's Nick Fox revealed in a tweet on Friday that a desktop web client for the service is coming. That'll help Allo... >>

Instagram albums: How to share multiple pics and videos in one post

Instagram albums: How to share multiple pics and videos in one post

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Instagram is completely different now.On 22 February, the photo-sharing app introduced a feature: the ability to share multiple photos and videos in a single post. You can combine up to 10 pics and videos in an album-like post and swipe through to see... >>

Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more

Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more

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There are 80 new Pokemon out on the streets waiting to be caught in Pokemon Go, but with the new gen-II update there's a slightly more complicated and important change to evolutions.There are a number of new evolutions that you can get to through gen-I... >>

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more

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Android Wear 2.0 is finally here, and that means apps can now be directly installed on your watch and run without your phone.You will longer need your phone nearby to use apps on your Android Wear device, because instead of requiring a tethered connection... >>