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Gboard custom GIF creation finally comes to Android

Gboard custom GIF creation finally comes to Android

Gboard, the third-party keyboard from Google, has been a popular tool on both Android and iOS for some time now. Interestingly, one of its newest and coolest features, custom GIF creation, has been limited to the iOS version of Gboard since its debut in January. Until now. The new Make a GIF option is finally making its way to Android, albeit as a beta, and unfortunately only on certain devices. At least it's better late than never.

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Vine V2 bad news: Time to wait

Vine V2 bad news: Time to wait

We're not sure if you noticed, but the internet took the death of Vine hard. Though Twitter was never able to turn Vine into a massive success, it still attracted an extremely dedicated audience that was severely disappointed when Twitter announced that it was shutting down the service. Then, late last year, Vine creator Dom Hofmann announced that he was starting development on a successor to Vine, getting fans excited once more.

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Sinemia takes the fight to MoviePass with new plan pricing

Sinemia takes the fight to MoviePass with new plan pricing

Sinemia is looking to put some pressure on MoviePass, today announcing an overhaul to its subscription plans. Sinemia has reworked pricing on many of its plans, and while in some cases those plans cost less or the same as the popular MoviePass Unlimited Plan, there are some key differences between the offerings from both companies. The big question, of course, is whether or not this subscription revamp will pull in new customers for Sinemia.

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Instagram payment feature quietly appears for some users

Instagram payment feature quietly appears for some users

Some Instagram users have started seeing a payments feature that enables transactions directly on the platform. The addition hasn't been officially announced at this time, however a decision to add a payment feature wouldn't be surprising. Parent company Facebook previously launched a tool for sending users money on Messenger, and recent changes to Instagram hint the company may be bringing some of its features to Instagram.

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Autodesk SketchBook Pro goes free: more tools at no cost

Autodesk SketchBook Pro goes free: more tools at no cost

Autodesk offers one of the best mobile applications for artists: SketchBook. The app is free to download and use, offering digital tools that cover all the basics: pen, pencil, market, brushes, and similar. However, serious artists had to pay for either a monthly or annual subscription to unlock better tools, adding a minor paywall. That is no longer the case.

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Pocket Casts just got bought by these public radio all-stars

Pocket Casts just got bought by these public radio all-stars

There are a lot of podcast apps vying for your download out there, and for years, Pocket Casts has been considered by many to be one of the best. There's some big news for Pocket Casts users today, as the app has been jointly acquired by some big names in public radio. NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life have all partnered to purchase the app for an undisclosed amount.

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MoviePass Unlimited returns, with fine print

MoviePass Unlimited returns, with fine print

Today we're having a peek at the MoviePass Unlimited service - because it's not QUITE as Unlimited as you might've guessed. Late last month the "Unlimited" service was cut down significantly. Now, after significant press on the subject, MoviePass brought their Unlimited service back. Almost as if they'd planned on keeping said service the whole time.

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Amazon threatens Signal over censorship circumvention plans

Amazon threatens Signal over censorship circumvention plans

Signal says that Amazon is threatening to suspend the company's AWS account over its plans to circumvent censorship. The company published an email it received from Amazon over the matter, one that states, "We will immediately suspend your use of CloudFront if you use third party domains without their permissions to masquerade as that third party."

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Instagram bully filter automatically blocks toxic comments

Instagram bully filter automatically blocks toxic comments

Instagram has activated a new bully filter that will automatically prevent toxic comments from appearing on posts. The filter is active by default now, though users can disable it if they want full access to all of the comments. Instagram first unveiled the comment filter last year, but now it is live for all users around the globe.

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Facebook Messenger adds English and Spanish translation feature

Facebook Messenger adds English and Spanish translation feature

Facebook Messenger will soon automatically suggest translations between Spanish and English, though the feature will initially be limited to Marketplace, the company has announced. The feature is a convenient and rapid way to translate between the two popular languages, enabling users who would otherwise face a language barrier to engage on Facebook's platform.

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Facebook Dating is “not just hook-ups” says Zuckerberg

Facebook Dating is “not just hook-ups” says Zuckerberg

Facebook Dating was a subject of Mark Zuckerberg's keynote this morning at F8 2018. There, the CEO and co-founder of Facebook suggested Facebook would be doing more to get people together. He quoted a figure: 200m people on Facebook are listed as single. Zuckerberg made clear he wants to be the cupid that puts all people together, forever.

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Google just gave free movie tickets to Local Guides

Google just gave free movie tickets to Local Guides

Free movie tickets, just in time for Avengers: Infinity War, just what the doctor ordered. That's what Google made real this week via Google Maps Local Guides. "Just in time for some of the season's biggest movies," said Google, "we've teamed up with Atom to get you a free movie ticket. Use the app to redeem your perk by June 3, 2018."

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