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    It comes out of nowhere and looks like a scam: a notification telling you that someone has stolen your Twitter account. It actually came from a new social media app that was a mix of Risk! and Foursquare in which users would "buy" a friend's Twitter account — not the actual account, but in the form of a "trading card" within the app's social sphere — and then be able to "sell" or "trade" it along with making status posts on behalf of that account. Still, Stolen! was an iOS app up until today, when it was taken down its owners, Hey, Inc., at the request of lawmakers and after consumer ...

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    Update: We have added a tweet to the bottom of this post that mentions the quote from our headline. Pocketnow regrets the omission. For a social media company predicated on short-life exchanges, Snapchat seems to have a short temper with Microsoft and its developers. Since December 2014, the company has refused to let Windows Phone app devs use its API. We haven't been given reasoning since then, but the mere omission of Snapchat clients on Windows mobile ecosystem continues to be part of the app gap story the platform is facing. Rudy Huyn, developer of 6Snap and other Windows Phone ...

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    Google usually has a quick post ready for one of its many project blogs to tell users and developers of a great new feature that they should look forward to. Not the case this time. An update to the Google app for Android apparently brought nothing worth noting. Not even in the update log on the Play Store page. The /r/Android subreddit tends to disagree. One of its users was the herald to a new audible feature that can read out your latest text messages. Ask Google to, "Show me my text messages," and it'll read out the most recent messages, asking if you'd like to "hear it" or "skip it" ...

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    It's been a few years since we've introduced Bluestacks to you. The Android app emulation program has over 100 million users playing — of all things — Candy Crush on your desktop (or Surface tablet, if you want) when you could probably hit up Facebook and do the same. But now, you can also fit in a Temple Run session right beside some bit-chomping. Bluestacks 2 debuted this week and it introduces are more comprehensive browser UI that allows for simultaneous downloading, playing and running of applications which you can navigate between using tabs. Functions and action inputs now have ...

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    Microsoft is betting on organic Windows 10 development to help expand the appeal of the platform on screen sizes large and small. While bringing in applications from other mobile operating systems might spurt the market for Windows 10 Mobile just a bit, it's not really a bridge meant for sustaining growth for all mediums. Enter TuneIn Radio as it has debuted its universal Windows 10 app. The aesthetic has (finally) been updated to its turquoise color and special font scheme and is fully-featured for your phone or 140-inch TV. It also helps that the main media involved here is audio and the ...

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    Ever get the feeling that your 2G speeds are taking bits and pieces of your sanity away while you're trying to grab a quick story to read? Sure, your GPS knows you're in the sticks, but the site tries to load a 1080p advertisement right in your face anyways! The folks behind Google Chrome are here to help you out with an update to the Android browser app. The Data Saver mode, when turned on, now adds a step to pageloading when it detects a slow connection by holding off images and prompting the user to load them if they want to. The update will hit India and Indonesia first (other ...

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    When you go to a dorm or off-campus party these days, you'll likely hear jams being piped out from a laptop or a TV connected to a laptop. And can it ever be more crud — too much bass to be a nuisance to your neighbors or maxing out treble to the tips of tinniness. It's ugly stuff. Sonos hopes you buy one of its Bluetooth speakers and use an iPhone (liberal arts students, you're in luck) because it's here to perform some sonic calibration to your partay muzak with its Trueplay software. Currently, Sonos's Play 1, Play 3 and Play 5 speakers have the software and, again, only iOS currently ...

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    If you don't have unlimited data and are not on T-Mobile or on any carrier that doesn't count streaming music toward your data usage, well, you might be closing up other apps just to enjoy streaming some music. Sure, it's music you don't have to store, but it's also a great way to give cellular networks your money. Enter Opera and its Max browser. It's been optimizing video streams for a while and now it's taking to saving up your data on music services. The way Opera's doing it is through using its own Rocket Optimizer to convert .mp3 and .m4a streams to the AAC+ codec, maximizing ...

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    Update: Tasker is now back on the Google Play Store. If you like to automate your inter- and intraconnected life on your mobile phone, Tasker has been one of the big apps to get. But with Google now drawing red lines with device manufacturers and app developers, it doesn't take much for a task automation application to get the hammer swung at it. But Google's been mum on why Tasker was targeted for a takedown, despite the latter seeming to have followed Play Store protocol. Google has been most adamant about protecting the Doze function it has introduced with Android 6.0, a feature that ...

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    This year's Build was centered around the Windows 10 experience. Yes, apps are pretty important to that experience. Developers were told that if they weren't on the boat already, they could jump on with ease with the announcement of porting and emulation bridging of iOS and Android with Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The iOS trail was dubbed Project Islandwood while Android emulation went under Project Astoria. Unfortunately, the latter effort seems to have been stopped "indefinitely," according to multiple insider sources. Microsoft has not communicated anything, even to privileged ...

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    Knowing what your wrist can tell you can make you quite dizzy sometimes. Your smartwatch is waking you up, telling you that you're late, changing your playlist up and alerting your friends that you're all meeting up at another bar tonight. With the introduction of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, there called for an update to embrace the cellular capabilities of such a device. With Android Wear's well into year number two of operations, it started outing a companion app update Friday containing that and a whole lot more. The following information comes from the changelog string, not ...

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    Who's down for a couple of drinks later today? Yeah, I know, today' is a little early for that, but Google actually decided that the question is important enough to create an app behind it. Google is famous for launching a to of services that actually make sense, and others that were just nice ideas, and this seems to be just that. Google has just launched "Who's Down" as an invite only application for Android and iOS. The idea here is that you get a toggle switch that allows you to notify your friends that you're available, and then you simply determine what you're available for. The ...

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    That OnePlus X we've been waiting for is here. Coinciding with it, we have a new X-themed app from OnePlus. No, not X-rated, X-themed. It has a pretty rockin' video with soundtrack by Urban Core and just from those 45 seconds alone, you wouldn't be able to tell that it's a OnePlus app. Okay, well, there's that OnePlus X in there. This is Reflexion. It's for iOS and Android and it is a simple shooter that threads a selfie on the wings of the screen with a rear-camera shot at top and bottom. You can adjust the reflection outputs of each pair; the shots are heavily-cropped to Instagram size ...

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    Amazon's last move regarding anything Google was a pretty mean one. Not only would it not support sending music from its app over to Chromecast, but it took Chromecast off of its marketplace. But it seems as though while that bad blood is sticking around, the Android ecosystem still needs that Amazon Music support. The big updates in version 4.6.6? Android Wear playback control support. Finally, you can pause, play, and skip between tracks from your Android smartwatch! Interface-wise, we have a couple of new tabs: "New to Prime" and "Popular." Also, artist profile pages are now up. The UK ...

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    Beats Electronics, operating under the Apple banner, has sustained its success in the audio hardware business and is still going on with its streaming radio service. Therefore, it seems as though Dr. Dre's treasure shall be one of the first to go to the dark side: Android. Specifically, this Android app from Apple — its second — complements the newly-released Beats Pill+, a $230 Bluetooth speaker. Some of the bells and whistles include basic audio controls over the woofer and tweeter, supervision over power levels, but also an interface to connect the Pill+ to two devices. If you have ...

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    Kirill Grouchnikov has been busy on Google+ today teasing more of the Google Play Store redesign coming up. So, we decided to put together an update to his sneak peeks as well as a sneak pique. Yeah, no thanks. Anyways, one of the biggest design differences we should've mentioned at the start is the extension of the new Google typeface to the word "Play." At least there's some consistency in that move. Remember that short while where we fantasized about a "Play-less" Google Store? Even while it was all in the name of "design" and consistency, we were still wondering when the company ...

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    If it seems like we've been in a constant state of Facebook flux, well, we have. From downtime to updated profile pages, Facebook M to Paper and a whole bunch of other talk, the company means business in conducting business with advertisers and content providers (which have their own advertisers to worry about). Now, two feature charges that will serve both of Facebook's clientele. Charge number one is a dedicated Shopping feed, beside your News Feed, Groups, Pages, etc. that will be implemented. Facebook and its retail partners can then muscle in the platform's ever-developing in-app ...

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    We've given him our reverence more than once around here. But it's another thing to sit down and talk with the man who made the smartphone possible. The man who – with the help of some very talented teams – made the cellular phone possible. The man who essentially made this site, our work and your thoughts on all of it possible. And our own Michael Fisher had the privilege of doing just that. Dr. Martin Cooper, born in Chicago in 1928, graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1950. He left his first job out of school at Teletype Corporation (which would soon get entangled ...

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    Solving the Windows Phone app gap has been a constant challenge for Microsoft. Developers making third-party copies of apps available on other mobile platforms have been shut down. First-party developers have shut down their WP ops as well. And those dual-booting Windows/Android devices that we kinda wanted for a hot second? Didn't go far with them, huh? Well, if you have the hardware you want and have preview build 10512 of Windows 10 Mobile installed, you can now have the means to port in Android apps. How's that for a solution? One XDA developer was able to push chmod adb commands to ...

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    "Once we’ve got the 3D pose of each photo, we compute the depth of each pixel in the reference photo using Multi-View Stereo algorithms. MVS works the way human stereo vision does: given the location of the same object in two different images, we can triangulate the 3D position of the object and compute the distance to it. How do we figure out which pixel in one image corresponds to a pixel in another image? MVS measures how similar they are -- on mobile devices, one particularly simple and efficient way is computing the Sum of Absolute Differences (SAD) of the RGB colors of the two ...

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    Interview by Michael Fisher Transcription and text by Alex Greenspan It might be the long wait for a bus in the pouring rain, a crowded train-ride to work, or maybe even the occasional rude driver: if you rely on public transportation to get around, you surely know how frustrating the experience of commuting often is. Moovit, often called "the Waze of public transportation", is determined to make these experiences a thing of the past. We wanted to know more, so we sat down last week with Moovit's Product VP Yovav Meydad to talk about the company's philosophy, its future plans, and the ups ...

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    Microsoft's Bing Rewards has reached a decent level of popularity on desktop browsers. By using its services, Bing awards you with credits that can later be used to redeem rewards in Amazon, Xbox, Skype, and other gift cards, and which even allow you to donate these credits to schools or charities as well. The only problem the service had is that it was only available on the desktop, or at least it was a problem until today. Microsoft has just launched the service on iOS and Android, which will give you similar functionality to what you get on the desktop for now, but not quite everything. ...

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    In a world like the one we have today, the importance of your email is both significant and common. Sadly, bugs on mobile applications are just as common, and the probability having both of these mix together can lead into very unpleasant surprises. Google has just alerted its customers on a major bug that it faces with its iOS mobile application. If you launch the app you'll notice that the company is giving you a notification regarding the possibility of some of your email being deleted. The bug was apparently sending your desired email to the trash or your spam folder during January ...

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    Shortening links is often necessary. Maybe a link you want to share is over the character limit and keeps dividing into two text messages. Or maybe you want to track the analytics of the links you share to your social accounts. Whatever the case, it's no secret that shortening links on a desktop or laptop is much easier than it is from mobile. Mobile applications typically require a handful of additional steps to shrink the URL down to a respectable and more usable size. Fortunately, there is at least one Android application that practically automates the process. Watch the video below to ...

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    Despite how far technology has advanced and all the new devices that have come to be in the past century, we're still using virtually the same exact method to input text – the QWERTY, Dvorak, or some similar key layout. Who's to say those are the most efficient layouts for entering text via mobile? Why would a key layout made specifically for a typewriter also be the best layout for pocket-sized devices that didn't exist until well over 100 years after the invention of the typewriter? More and more people are beginning to rethink the keyboard, specifically for mobile use, and Minuum is a ...

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