MacRumors
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Facebook product manager Sara Su today shared a blog post that highlights a test launching on the company's iOS and Android apps, consisting of an update to the "Related Articles" feature found beneath posts shared by your friends and family. For users included in the update, Related Articles will now highlight differing perspectives from separate publications on the same subject mentioned in the parent article, namely "including articles by third-party fact-checkers." This marks Facebook's newest leg in its anti-"Fake News" quest, which it began earlier in April by educating its users on the subject with a "tips for spotting false news" gateway that sat atop the Facebook app for a few days. With today's launch of the Related Articles test, Su mentioned that Facebook users will now have more tools at their disposal to see a "complete picture of a story or topic" before they even click on the original story.
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Phys.Org
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TechCrunch
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Over a year ago, Spotify inked a deal with music annotation startup Genius to provide the backstory to the songs youre streaming through a feature called Behind the Lyrics, which pops up additional commentary as youre listening to tracks on the service. Today, the company says the feature is finally making its way over to Android, where it will initially be available across a Read More
Popular Science
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DIY Tips and apps for peace of mind Whether you're giving your children their first devices or loaning out your own phone or tablet, make sure the little ones stay safe (and away from your data).
MacRumors
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We think it will be a fun and enlightening experience for everyone who joins.” Many sessions will be taught by highly-trained Creative Pros , which Apple describes as the "liberal arts equivalent" to its technical Geniuses. In select cities, Apple says world-class artists, photographers, and musicians will also teach sessions from "basics and how-to lessons" to "professional-level programs." "Today at Apple" will cater to all skill levels and ages, with special programs such as Teacher Tuesday and Kids Hour targeted towards families and educators respectively. Other sessions will focus on professional software such as Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, or coding with the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad . Teachers can come together for Teacher Tuesday to learn new ways to incorporate technology into their classrooms, or aspiring coders of all ages can learn how to code in Swift, Apple’s programming language for iOS and Mac apps.
Mashable
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Dating apps have a crapload of data on their users, and they know exactly what works and doesn't. So why not use that to help us out? That's the premise behind IRL , a new digital magazine that's launching today from dating app Hinge. The site will be updated daily with advice that draws on data they've collected over the years. So basically we can learn what's worked for other people, and maybe this whole thing will get a little easier and less awkward. So, are there really enough burning questions to fuel an entire site each day? Hahahaha, of course there are. Justin McLeod, Hinge's founder & CEO, told Mashable, Our Member Experience team constantly receives emails from members asking for a wide-range of dating app advice. He said it was clear that singles wanted a safe space to ask dating app related questions and receive reliable, data-backed advice. Read more... More about Matching , Advice , Love , Dating Apps , and Hinge
TechCrunch
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Over a year ago, Spotify inked a deal with music annotation startup Genius to provide the backstory to the songs youre streaming through a feature called Behind the Lyrics, which pops up additional commentary as youre listening to tracks on the service. Today, the company says the feature is finally making its way over to Android, where it will initially be Read More
Fast Company
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HBO Go, meanwhile, only represents 5% of its comedy catalog at any given time. Not to mention, less than half top comedians output, like of Aziz Ansari, is even available in video format. What if I really want to study great [comedic acts] by comedians like Robin Williams or Eddie Murphy? There was no easy way for me to do that, says Scott. Its like a roulette wheel as to whether youll get to see the special youre looking for. Spotify, meanwhile, does feature comedy and playlist options, but cherry-picked only the top comedians from the major labels, resulting in 2,000 hours and 130 albums. In comparison, Laugh.ly carries 700 comedians and 18,000 hours of comedy. This equates to over 200,000 tracks. There are other stand-up comedy apps on the market, including Comedy Central or the aptly named Stand Up Comedy app, but both specialize in video, not audio, in limited quantities.
Digital Trends
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The cool thing about the Pebble watch is that it has third-party app support. It can't hold very many, so you have to choose well. We've picked 36 of favorite apps, games, and watch faces for you to choose from. The post The must-have Pebble Time apps, watch faces, and games for your wrist appeared first on Digital Trends .
Techradar - Reviews
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We found that particularly good while navigating around the device, which is a touch easier than the last Tag watch thanks to Android Wear 2.0 software. The screen is one of the best things on the Connected Modular 45, as its clear, bright and doesnt look like a flat tire like weve seen on the Moto 360 watches in the past. Specs and performance Runs on an Intel Atom Z34XX chipset and 512MB of RAM Includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity Inside the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 there's an Intel Atom Z34XX chipset that will keep the smartwatch chugging along. Theres no way of benchmarking smartwatch chips at the moment, but we found it capable enough to run all of the apps we wanted and give notifications quickly. We did find it sometimes slowed down when notifying us though, so you may find one of the more popular smartwatches will be a little slicker for your use.
Abduzeedo
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That advice alone was worth the class, but she also goes over the case studies for major design projects. Projects like: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Type Directors Club and Microsoft. If you want to improve and master your branding and visual identity skills, I highly recommend this course. Mastering Logo Design: Gridding with the Golden Ratio George Bokhua This was another interesting class I took. Branding and visual identity have always been two of my passions despite my background in industrial design and the fact that I’ve pretty much always been working on product design, from web to mobile apps. I love the process behind translating ideas into physical designs and creating a logo is the pinnacle of that because you are translating a company’s business and image into a simple icon or wordmark. In this class, George Bokhua walks us through how he uses the golden ratio to achieve harmony with the forms created.
Android Authority
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Techradar
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For example, could it copy the name of a product you've looked at, then paste it into the Amazon or eBay app, or find music in Google Play Music after you've looked up an artist's tour dates? Google notes that the data copied from your browser will only be cached locally it wont be sent to remote servers. This should come as a relief to anyone worried about sensitive information ending up in their clipboard, where it could be accidentally pasted anywhere with a couple of misplaced taps, or sent to advertisers. The feature is also disabled in Incognito mode. These are the best Android apps around.
Information Age
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Techradar - Reviews
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For a budget phone, its nice to see the inclusion of USB-C charging. This means the large battery of the Max XL can be charged relatively quickly with Qualcomms Quick Charge 3.0 technology. You also get a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top of the phone. All of the phones buttons are located on the right with volume up and down rocker above the nicely textured power button. The button placement is comfortable for such a large phone with buttons nearing the beltline of the phone. ZTE Max XL interface and performance Near-stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat pre-installed Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 1.4GHz processor 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB The ZTE Max XL comes preloaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the latest version of Android at the time of this writing. Surprisingly, ZTE opted for a nearly stock Android experience with the only modifications being the ability to swap the back and multitasking buttons and a few pre-installed apps.
MacRumors
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The right GIF makes all the difference. As the mobile GIF-sharing leader, we at Tenor know that people often struggle to get their point across quickly. So we deliver just the right GIF that says it better -- fast. Today we’re extending that lightning-fast experience to the laptop with the launch of our Tenor Mac App. Now available for free in the Mac App Store , Tenor makes it easy to search, discover and share GIFs across apps, browsers and messages. Tenor for Mac is the first app to put GIFs directly into the Macbook Pro’s Touch Bar. Tenor's Mac app will otherwise remain unchanged with the new rebranding and Touch Bar update. Users can still browse through GIFs using the service's dropdown toolbar menu, as well as create their own collections of GIFs -- called "packs" -- themed around specific emotions, TV shows, movies, or whatever they choose.
CNET Reviews
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The successor to CNET's favorite midpriced TVs of last year are back for 2017 with a more traditional take on streaming apps -- and no tablet remote.
Variety
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The annual Webby Awards celebrate the very best the Internet has to offer, and the winners for this years award show were just announced. There were over 13,000 entries across hundreds of categories in six distinct fields Websites, Social, Film Video, Mobile Sites Apps, Podcasts Digital Audio, and Advertising, Media, PR. Fan-voted People’s Voice Awards... Read more »
TechCrunch
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Meet Dave: an AI dressed up in a bearsuit thats just launched to save you from the evils of expensive overdraft fees. Hand Dave access to your checking account and the apps machine learning algorithms will get busy crunching your spending data so the bear can warn you about pending transactions which might push you into the red and incur an expensive bank penalty. Read More
The Sun Daily
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BUTTERWORTH: The supposed founder of a troubled high-yield investment scheme is working on a plan to help members who suffered losses according to a voice note posted on the Facebook page of the company. According to the note, purportedly by JJPTR (JJ Poor to Rich) founder Johnson Lee, he was working on a new plan which needed the approval of 40 of his Introduce Brokers (IBs) at 40 branches nationwide. He said he needed to obtain the consensus from all of his IBs before carrying out the new plan. He said he would be meeting with all the IBs to finalise the plan and expressed hope the plan can be unveiled before May 1. "I hope all members can give me until May 1, this plan can save members who have suffered losses," he said in the post uploaded today. Lee also dismissed talk he has fled the country and that he was still in Malaysia. The voice note in Mandarin has also been widely circulated in JJPTR groups on social messaging apps Whatsapp and WeChat.
BBC News - Top Stories
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Techradar
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"In many cases, gamers who’ve utilized Game Mode to alleviate resource contention... have told us that they’ve experienced greater frame rate stability.” As weve said all along, the exact performance increase provided by Game Mode will vary per title and individual machine, and will also depend on what apps and process youre running, given the virtually infinite range of possible hardware and software configurations, Orullian clarifies. While Game Mode may not offer a performance boost in every single case, we think the community overall has appreciated the added option to experience a more consistent PC gaming experience, which can be easily turned on or off. When Game Mode was first announced, it captured the imaginations of many PC gamers, and while thats generally a good thing, it also led to increased expectations from some quarters about what Game Mode could manage.
BBC News - Top Stories
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