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Pixel 3 Camera app download released unofficially, for Pie

Pixel 3 Camera app download released unofficially, for Pie

This week the Google Pixel 3 was revealed in full by Google and, before the device hit stores, its camera app was leaked. This app includes some of the technology meant to make the Google Pixel 3 the most elite camera smartphone in the world. Not all, but certainly some. Unless you've got a Pixel 3 in your pocket, this is just about as close as you're gonna get.

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Facebook rolls out a dedicated game streaming app (that you can’t use)

Facebook rolls out a dedicated game streaming app (that you can’t use)

It's not exactly a secret that Facebook has been trying to unseat sites like YouTube and Twitch when it comes to streaming video - particularly game streaming. Over the summer, a new portal called Fb.gg was launched, organizing Facebook's game streaming service in one place. Of course, the success of YouTube and Twitch comes in part because of their mobile presence, and Facebook has wasted little time in coming up with an answer to that as well.

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1Password adds macOS Mojave dark mode but loses a key feature

1Password adds macOS Mojave dark mode but loses a key feature

With macOS Mojave landing at the end of last month, a lot of developers are looking to update their apps to take advantage of the operating system's new features. 1Password has done just that for its password manager, pushing version 7.2 to Mac this week. Along with it comes a number of new features that center around the new capabilities of macOS Mojave, including a new dark mode 1Password's developers seem particularly excited about.

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Facebook launches 3D Photos for iPhone Portrait mode images

Facebook launches 3D Photos for iPhone Portrait mode images

Facebook has launched 3D photos, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to add a 3D effect to images. The feature requires the user to take images with a dual-lens iPhone camera, which captures depth information. When shared, users who view the 3D photos can move their phone or VR headset around and view the subject independently of the background.

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Genius Apple Music deal has indie fans mad

Genius Apple Music deal has indie fans mad

Apple Music incorporated Genius lyrics this week as Genius added an Apple Music player for Apple Music subscribers. That's the lyrics encyclopedia website Genius, previously known as Rap Genius, now rolling with Apple. Users who visit Genius whilst logged in to Apple Music (with an Apple Music subscription) will be able to play any track for which they're reading lyrics. Just so long as that track is available on Apple Music.

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Dropbox starts automatically scanning text in images

Dropbox starts automatically scanning text in images

Dropbox has launched a new feature that automatically scans the text found in uploaded images, the company has announced. The new OCR feature extracts any words it finds from PDFs, scanned document images, photos of receipts, and more, making it easier for users to search the content. The feature is only available to certain Dropbox account types, however.

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Candy Crush Friends Saga is new: Beware!

Candy Crush Friends Saga is new: Beware!

Today we're going to run down a few reasons why the new Candy Crush Friends Saga game will reel you in with its hooks and won't let go until the end of time. Inside this game is a new way to play Candy Crush, with new graphics and a newly deepened conglomeration of methods for keeping you addicted to the candy just like candy companies keep you in sugar in the real world - say goodbye to your teeth!

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Google is killing Reply but its feature zombies will live on

Google is killing Reply but its feature zombies will live on

Back in February, Google's Area 120 team launched a handy app called Reply. Essentially, it took the Smart Reply feature that Google has implemented in a few of its apps and expanded it, both in functionality and compatibility. It was definitely an interesting "experiment," as Google described it, but now the time has come for it to be put to rest.

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Waze Carpool feature goes live for all users in the US

Waze Carpool feature goes live for all users in the US

Waze has launched its Carpool feature for all users across the United States, the company has announced. The tool first arrived in New York City and San Francisco, enabling Waze users to pick up someone who needed a ride in exchange for a small bit of cash. Now anyone in the US can take advantage of the feature, helping reduce congestion on roads.

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Pixel 3 launcher is here for your phone

Pixel 3 launcher is here for your phone

This week the Google Pixel 3 was made available for pre-order, some review units were handed out, and BANG! The APK for the Pixel 3 Pixel Browser was released, as well. Not officially, mind you - Google isn't about to give away their big Pixel 3 experience to all users that easily. But in APK form, some users can take part in the Pixel 3 fun well before the device is available to the public.

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Apple acquired Spektral for live cutout video magic

Apple acquired Spektral for live cutout video magic

It would appear as though Apple acquired a company by the name of Spektral at the tail end of the year 2017. This Danish group specialized in the isolation of objects in both still and moving images (and video), removing background elements from said objects in real time. This company previously aimed to create cloud-based applications and a Photoshop plugin - now it's inside Apple proper.

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Instagram taps machine learning to detect online bullying

Instagram taps machine learning to detect online bullying

Instagram has revealed new tools that target bullying and other hurtful content, the aim being to reduce negative interactions on the site and improve the experience for everyone. As well, the company has introduced a new camera effect that it says will help "spread kindness" among users, at least when they're using the Stories feature.

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