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Everything You Need to Know About Google Daydream

Google's Daydream, announced in May 2016, is a mobile-first platform for virtual reality apps and games. Here's a list of devices and software that support it, plus the latest news of new features as they debut.
Mobile

Microsoft updates Word Flow to version 2.0, featuring Bing integration and more

Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iOS just got a whole lot more powerful, thanks to its new support for the company's search engine, Bing. All you need to do is swipe left to search images, for GIFs, or to search the web.
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Samsung Pay celebrates one year with a whopping 100 million transactions processed

Samsung Pay is celebrated one year of operation, and it seems as though the service has grown a ton in that time. In fact, over the year it has handled a whopping 100 million mobile payment transactions.
Mobile

If it seems like your apps run slower when it's humid – you're right

Particularly with LTE networks, summer humidity can mean up to a 15 percent weaker signal for your mobile apps. By itself the humidity weakening factor would be more than a "blink of an eye," but with other factors you could lose data…
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
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This hypnotherapy app will retrain your brain

Feeling stressed? Want to get more motivated? Just want a better night's sleep? These problems, and more, could be cured with hypnotherapy. HelloMind is an iPhone app that wants to help you retrain your brain for the better.
Mobile

Ex-Facebook Live manager launches live-streaming app with a focus on the personal

Alively is the new live-streaming app that wants to take the stress out of social live-streaming by allowing you to share your broadcasts with select friends and family instead of uploading them to social media.
Photography

Prisma no longer requires an internet connection to process your images

Prisma, the photography app that retouches your pics to resemble the work of famous artists, has updated its iOS app to allow for offline image processing. The company says the update will free up server capacity, boosting the app's speed.
Mobile

Google Assistant will be able to answer questions in voice messages within Allo

Allo and Duo, new apps from Google, are edging near their release date. One Reddit user claims to be a beta tester for the apps and has shed some light on how they work, and what will happen to Hangouts.
Web

Google cracking down on annoying mobile popup ads by penalizing search rankings

With more people using the mobile web, the bad practices of web advertisers are making it to your smartphone. Google is having none of it, though, and is instituting new rules designed to discourage these practices.
Mobile

When is your phone getting Android 7.0 Nougat? We asked every major manufacturer

Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here, but it's only available for select devices. We've reached out to most device manufacturers to find out when and if your smartphone is getting it. Here's everything you need to know.
Mobile

The Appearance Barrier — how not to look terrible on Skype calls

Are you distracted by your appearance on company teleconference calls? Simple tips can help you look better, even on bad hair days. The video call "appearance barrier" can cause you to lose focus and not fully engage with other…