Snapchat introduces Lens Studio

Snapchat has announced a new desktop app for Windows and Mac called Lens Studio.

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Google Play turns 5

It’s been exactly five years since Google first launched Google Play (today to be exact, on March 6th, 2012).

Now it has grown to more just apps, over the past five years, Google has added games, movies, TV, books and music to their Google Play.

They’ve accumulated over 1 billion active users in 190 countries and there are millions of apps, 40 million songs, 5 million books and lots of movies to choose from.

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Google announces PhotoScan to help digitize your old photos

Google has announced a new app that will help you digitize your printed photos. How it works is that the app uses your device’s camera to scan physical photos by asking you to move your phone around so the app can see your photo by multiple angles.

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Pebble Time Steel Announcement: Everything You Need to Know

On February 24th, Pebble announced their newest smartwatch, the Pebble Time. They also announced a new hardware platform for the Pebble Time.

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Now a week later, Pebble has announced the Pebble Time Steel. Before this announcement, Pebble’s latest KickStarter campaign was over $12 million.

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Google Maps celebrates its 10th birthday

Today (February 8th 2015), marks the 10th anniversary of Google Maps.

Google made the announcement official on their Google Lat Long blog and had this to say:

For 10 years Google Maps has made it easier to navigate and explore your world. If you hopped in your DeLorean for a trip back to before 2005, you’d remember the days when we were all dependent on paper maps, print-outs, post-its and sometimes even a compass for directions! Getting from point A to B is something we do all day, every day—from finding the fastest way to get to work, to dropping the kids off on a carpool route, to meeting friends for drinks at a new spot—so it should be as easy as possible. That’s why we created Google Maps and why we’ve spent the last 10 years figuring out better ways for you to get around.

Google an infographic, showing the milestones of Google Maps.

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Here’s to another 10 years of Google’s innovation and improvement to their existing and future products to add to the “Google experience.”

Source: Google Lat Long: Today we turn 10!.

Favourite Apps of 2014

Here are just some of the apps and games that I used most often in 2014. Some are available for just one platform (just Android or just iOS) while some apps are on both or have a web app as well.

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A Comparison of the Top Android Launchers

There are a number of ways that a avid Android user can use to customize their device to their liking. The most common comes in the form of a launcher. Essentially a launcher is a skin that changes the overall look of an Android device. There is a wide-variety of launchers to choose from. The three most popular launchers for Android are Action Launcher, Google Now Launcher and Yahoo Aviate launcher.

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