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What’s Up with Snapchat’s New Discover feature?

On January 27, I got a message from Snapchat that simply had me go to the App Store to download a new update. I had no idea what I was getting into—or, should I say, what Snapchat was getting into. Turns out, Snapchat has updated its app to include a Discover feature. Team Snapchat says, [...]

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Google’s Visual Translation Service Word Lens Is Now Part Of ‘Translate’ App

Last year, Google acquired a company called Quest Visual whose business was using mobile devices to translate text that you’d find in real life — that is, you could use your camera to view a photo of a street sign in a foreign language, and the words would be translated on your device’s screen. Google [...]

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Find Out How Much Your Stuff is Worth With This

As adults, we accumulate a lot of stuff. Over years and years, we amass lots of little stuff (books, gadgets, clothing) and a few big things, too (couch, dining table, car, house). Wouldn’t you like to know how much your stuff is worth, not just for curiosity’s sake, but for that other adult stuff too, [...]

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Resolved to Organize Your Mobile Inbox? Try This!

Along with all the resolutions to eat healthy and hit the gym, there are just as many people who resolve to get their life organized, including yours truly. Now I’ve found one way to tackle this goal. Just a bit of background: Since I was given a work phone, I’m now responsible to keep up [...]

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Wearable Tech that Helps You Stand Tall

Have you ever been swayed to buy a magazine that said “Look 10 pounds slimmer instantly!” on the cover? If you have, then you know what the article talked about—not a fancy new diet or even some Spanx products. Instead, it probably told you to stand up and sit up straight. I don’t think anyone [...]

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Here’s How Facebook Now Automatically Enhances The Photos You Upload

Facebook’s latest app update brought with it a new feature for photos: auto-enhance. I was skeptical at first, but it actually works quite nice. After you select a photo to upload, you’ll see a new “magic wand” in the lower left-hand corner of the image. Tap the wand to enable or disable the auto-enhance feature. [...]

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For the First Time in 2 Years, Instagram Has Added These New Filters

For all you Instagram buffs: you may have noticed a few new filters available this week. For the first time in more than two years, the social network has rolled out not one, two, three, or four; but five new filters. They’re called Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden, and Perpetual. Each of them does something a [...]

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PSA: Google May Owe You a Refund on In-App Purchase; Here’s How to Claim It

Google recently reached an agreement in a $19 million lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to offer refunds on in-app purchases that were potentially unauthorized purchases made by younger children. It’s common in freemium games for apps to offer added game incentives and ways to level-up faster by paying. What children don’t often understand [...]

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Google, Cardboard, and Virtual Reality. Nope, This Isn’t a Riddle.

We all know Google is a little like your eccentric, rich aunt. Lots of random hobbies and lots of side projects to spend all that money on…some make sense, some are just out there, and some turn out to be super awesome. Google Cardboard is one of the awesome ones. Essentially, Google Cardboard is a [...]

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CONTEST: Share Your Phone’s Home Screen for a Chance to Win a $20 ZAGG Gift Card

According to Nielsen, at the end of 2013, the average consumer has 27 third-party apps downloaded and installed on their smartphone. Of those, you’ll find games, productivity tools, apps for music and video streaming, budgeting and mobile banking apps, and more. The home screen on your phone — specifically the first one — is the [...]

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