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Reachability Cursor: How did Google not make this app first?

Reachability Cursor: How did Google not make this app first?

There's an app called Reachability Cursor that'll change the way you use Android. Your smartphone likely has a significantly large-sized display. This is 2018, after all, and displays only seem to be getting larger, on average. What Reachability Cursor does is to make navigating these phones with one hand just a little bit easier. That's the initial goal, but the potential of this app go much further.

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The iPhone XS Max puts app-makers on notice

The iPhone XS Max puts app-makers on notice

The first surprise I had with the iPhone XS Max was just how much more I preferred iOS 12 on a far larger display than that of the iPhone XS. The second surprise, though, was that not all apps are created equal, particularly when it comes to making the most of a whopping 6.5-inch panel. While the iPhone XS Max may fill your hand, not all software fills its screen.

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YouTube bug: skipping is broken, Google’s fixing

YouTube bug: skipping is broken, Google’s fixing

Skip video on YouTube this week on Android and you might have an issue to deal with. Previous versions of YouTube - the Android app - allowed users to skip forward and backward with a tap on the progress bar. Now, not so much. The good news is that YouTube developers are hard at work looking for a solution to the problem, and it should be fixed soon.

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As App Store turns 10, Apple drops heavy hints of AR future

As App Store turns 10, Apple drops heavy hints of AR future

It may be hard to imagine a world without smartphone apps, but Apple's App Store only celebrates its tenth birthday later this month. The download store first opened its digital doors on July 10, 2008, with a mere 500 titles on its virtual shelves.

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Android P Beta 3 released: We’re getting closer

Android P Beta 3 released: We’re getting closer

Google has released Android P Beta 3, the latest preview of its upcoming update for Android smartphones. The new release "takes us very close to what you'll see in the final version of Android P," according to Google's Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, which is still on track to be pushed out later in the summer.

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Amazon’s DeepLens AI camera is finally shipping

Amazon’s DeepLens AI camera is finally shipping

Amazon's DeepLens AI camera has begun shipping, offering developers a turnkey way to get started on deep learning, computer vision, and more, all packaged into a standalone gadget smaller than an Echo. Announced late last year, the AWS DeepLens camera is in reality a compact computer wearing a camera hat, and designed to be a gateway to using Amazon's various cloud services.

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Pixel 3 XL seekers rejoice, here’s a big fat leak

Pixel 3 XL seekers rejoice, here’s a big fat leak

Let me tell you about this next Google Pixel device, because I've learned a little bit you'll wanna know. This is the next Google Pixel XL, also known as the Google Pixel 3 ... XL. It's the larger of the two devices, and it's pretty similar to what we saw last year. Except that it is TOTALLY DIFFERENT! If you consider a different display to be different - and maybe a slightly different camera experience, too.

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How to install the iOS 12 beta on your iPhone and iPad

How to install the iOS 12 beta on your iPhone and iPad

Users of SOME sorts were given the opportunity to download and run iOS 12 this week during WWDC 2018. The first group of people able to download the beta are Developers: paid developer accounts, that is to say. If you've got an Apple account but not a paid Apple Developer Program Account, you'll just have to wait a little while longer - BUT we've got instructions for when the time comes.

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WWDC 2018 Wrap-up: Everything Apple announced today, made simple

WWDC 2018 Wrap-up: Everything Apple announced today, made simple

Today we're wrapping up Apple's main WWDC 2018 keynote in as simple a fashion as possible. With what this article explains, I'll touch on the main topics and will offer an expanded look at each topic as it pops up, if you do so wish. For the average user, the announcements Apple made this morning can be summed up in a succinct set of paragraphs.

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iOS apps are coming to macOS – eventually

iOS apps are coming to macOS – eventually

Apple has given a sneak peak of its attempt to bring iOS apps to the Mac, teasing how iPhone and iPad apps will run on macOS. The news comes amid another denial from Apple that iOS and macOS will ever merge, though it will eventually mean apps currently only available through the App Store will also run on MacBook, iMac, and other Mac hardware.

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ARKit 2: All the iOS AR Apple showed at WWDC 2018

ARKit 2: All the iOS AR Apple showed at WWDC 2018

Today we're having a peek at all the new features revealed by Apple for iPhone X (and a few other devices) for augmented reality. Apple suggested they'd worked with Pixar, of all the places, to develop a new file format for all things AR. That new file format is USDZ, and it's made to work with multiple apps. "It's something like AR Quick Look." said Craig Federighi.

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Microsoft GitHub acquisition: It’s official

Microsoft GitHub acquisition: It’s official

Over the weekend, we heard rumors which claimed that Microsoft was looking to add GitHub, a big name in the coding and open-source spaces, to its portfolio. It didn't take very long for the truth of the matter to come out, as less than 24 hours later, Microsoft has confirmed that it is indeed buying the company. It's paying a significant sum to make GitHub a Microsoft brand, too.

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