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Steam Link iOS update brings controller rebinding at long last

Steam Link iOS update brings controller rebinding at long last

The Steam Link app for iOS has gone through quite an odyssey over the past year or so, but back in May, it reappeared on the App Store and now it seems like it's here to stay. Valve pushed the first major update for the Steam Link iOS app today and it's adding some pretty big features. Chief among them is the ability to remap your controllers, which is a pretty big deal for PC players.

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Fake Samsung app with 10 million downloads charges for free firmware

Fake Samsung app with 10 million downloads charges for free firmware

A huge number of Android users have been tricked into downloading a fake Samsung firmware update app that claims it will update a phone's software, but in reality redirects users to an ad-filled website and predatory subscription plan. The app is still live on the Google Play Store as of July 5 at 8PM ET, though it will no doubt get removed in the near future.

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SwiftKey Puppets puts animojis directly inside the Android keyboard

SwiftKey Puppets puts animojis directly inside the Android keyboard

What is the most used app on smartphones? No, it's not Google search or even the Web browser and it's definitely not Facebook. Instead, that would be the virtual keyboard that use to enter anything from text message to email to even passwords. Taking advantage of that fact, Microsoft is now rolling out a new feature on the Android beta version of SwiftKey that many will liken to Apple's animojis. That may be true to a superficial level because the one thing SwiftKey can do that animojis can't is to be everywhen and on almost every phone.

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Moment Pro Camera for iOS adds long exposure support

Moment Pro Camera for iOS adds long exposure support

The popular Moment Pro Camera app for iOS has received a major update that introduces multiple new features, the most exciting of which is a long exposure mode. The new mode makes it possible for users to capture long exposures with their iPhone, adding the coveted light streaks to nighttime photography. The update also brings a blur smoothing feature and more.

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Windows 10 Your Phone app can now mirror Android notifications

Windows 10 Your Phone app can now mirror Android notifications

Microsoft may have thrown in the towel in the mobile platform arena but that doesn’t mean it has given up on having a presence in mobile. That means not only having apps on Android and iOS but also trying to bridge the gap between Windows 10 PCs and smartphones. The second scenario is being served by Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app, which just got an important feature that will stop Android users from having to check their phones every time a notification comes in.

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Instagram Stories gets new sticker for inviting followers to chat

Instagram Stories gets new sticker for inviting followers to chat

Instagram has introduced a new chat sticker for Stories that enables viewers to participate in group chats, potentially increasing engagement for users and making it easier to get a conversation going. The new sticker can be used for arranging meetings with friends, giving fans a chance to chat, and more. The sticker is available to Instagram users in the app now.

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China forces malware on tourist phones at border: Here’s what they want

China forces malware on tourist phones at border: Here’s what they want

A set of publications took the time to travel to China to investigate a claim that China installed malware on tourist phones at their borders. As it turned out, this practice didn't occur at every single station, but it was certainly happening - and it was government sanctioned. Today we're taking a look at the app that border agents installed on tourist phones as they entered the country. This app was extremely blatant in its techniques and searches.

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Fast Share to finally give Android an AirDrop feature

Fast Share to finally give Android an AirDrop feature

There are some features on Android that iOS users would have loved to be on their platform but there is one persistent iOS feature that has yet to take flesh on Google's mobile OS. Sharing images and sometimes files to other apps and contacts within those apps are relatively easy on Android but doing the same between Android devices isn't. That will hopefully be changing as an AirDrop-like feature called "Fast Share" may be coming to Google Play services really soon.

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Android Messages test reveals several augmented reality image filters

Android Messages test reveals several augmented reality image filters

Google is testing augmented reality filters similar to the kind found on Snapchat with its own messaging app, Android Messages. The test was discovered with five different filter options, including one that adds balloons to images and videos, another that adds glitter, and more. The AR filters aren't available to all users at this time, but hint at future plans Google has for the messaging app.

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Philo livestreaming TV service finally arrives on Android mobile devices

Philo livestreaming TV service finally arrives on Android mobile devices

Lesser known live television streaming service Philo has finally arrived on Android phones and tablets, marking an important expansion for the service. The company already offered apps for the biggest TV platforms, including Roku and Fire TV, as well as desktop and Apple mobile devices. One important feature is still missing from the company's mobile apps, however.

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Plex just made it easier to find new content on your favorite servers

Plex just made it easier to find new content on your favorite servers

Entertainment server software Plex has just received an update that makes it easier to find new content added to servers, the company has announced. The update brings server alerts to the company's mobile apps, making it easier for users to find out when new videos, images, and audio files are added to a server. The alerts arrive in the form of push notifications on mobile.

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Google Images makes it easier to share the GIF to express yourself

Google Images makes it easier to share the GIF to express yourself

Once the bane of the Web and proper web design, GIFs, specifically animated GIFs, have not only returned but also became the Internet’s darling. These short, looping animated clips are often used to comically express sentiments and reactions in ways emojis and even stickers could not. Unless you keep a library of such GIFs categorized by emotion or reaction, searching for the right one can be a hassle. Fortunately, Google Image Search is coming to the rescue.

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