Twitter Makes It Much Easier to Create Threads

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If the character count increase wasn’t already enough, and you still need to make a thread to share your sometimes esoteric views with others, Twitter is making it very easy to create threads. Before this change, users would simply reply to their previous tweet to create a thread. Now, once you have composed a tweet and used all your characters, you will see a “+” button in the composer to add another tweet in order to create a thread. From what I can tell, there’s no ...

Adobe Lightroom Picks Up New Auto Tool, Plus App Shortcuts on Android

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Adobe Lightroom, the photo editor that I’m not sure I could ever live without at this point, received a big update to its Auto tool across the entire Lightroom ecosystem. An update for Android also brings a Nougat feature, as well as other bug fixes. For the new Auto tool, Adobe says they “completely reworked” it using their Adobe Sensei AI platform. When you tap “Auto” now, you should get a “better photo,” thanks to an analysis that compares “thousands of professionally edited photos” in order ...

You Can Now Follow Hashtags on Instagram

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Instagram introduced the ability of following a hashtag this morning, which is major news for #slime lovers and #nofilter connoisseurs. Just like you’d follow an actual person, whenever you follow a hashtag, you’ll see the top results for that particular hashtag in your feed. You’ll even see Stories from them. From what I can tell, you can follow any hashtag, no matter how obscure. Taken from Instagram’s post, “When you find a hashtag you like, open the hashtag page and tap on the follow button. You’ll begin ...

YouTube TV Picks-Up Mega Expansion to 35 New Markets

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YouTube TV pushed into 35 new markets today, according to a Google Support listing for the service. By our count, Google’s TV streaming option jumped from 49 markets in September to 84 today. The new YouTube markets to join the list are: Albany Baton Rouge Buffalo Cedar Rapids Chattanooga Colorado Springs Des Moines Flint Fresno-Visalia Ft. Myers-Naples Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (Arkansas) Grand Rapids Green Bay Greenville (either SC or NC, whichever didn’t have it last time) Huntsville-Decatur (Florida) Jackson (Mississippi) Knoxville Little Rock Madison New Orleans Omaha Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg Portland-Auburn (Maine) Providence Roanoke-Lynchburg (Virginia) Rochester Savannah Shreveport South Bend-Elkhart (Indiana) Spokane Springfield (Missouri) Toledo Tucson Tulsa Waco YouTube TV still costs just $35 per month, includes really slick apps on mobile and Android ...

Google Launches Two New Experimental Photography Apps for Android

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Google launched three new photography applications this week, two of which are available for Android, with the third being exclusive to iOS. The apps are called Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies (iOS exclusive). As Google puts it in a recent blog post, “The next generation of cameras will have the capability to blend hardware and computer vision algorithms that operate as well on an image’s semantic content, enabling radically new creative mobile photo and video applications.” While that may sound like word salad to some, Google is working ...

The Q, Another Live Trivia Game, Swoops in on Android Before HQ

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Last week, I wrote about HQ Trivia teasing an Android app launch. That news was a big deal because the game has been exclusive to iOS users since its launch a few months ago. Unfortunately for them, another live trivia show called The Q, has swooped in and launched on Android. The Q is much like HQ Trivia, with a host live streaming directly to your phone, asking increasingly harder questions, and a winner walking away with real money. The game kicks off at a specific ...

Google’s AR Stickers Arrive on Pixel and Pixel 2!

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Google’s AR Stickers, a feature first revealed during the October 4 Pixel hardware event, is now available on all Pixel phones, including the original Pixel and new Pixel 2 lines. You’ll need to update a couple of apps in order to  get them, but we’ve got both linked below for quick access. What are AR Stickers? Google explains it as a Mode in your camera, which is exactly what it is. You open your camera, slideout the side menu to access modes, and then choose AR ...

Report: YouTube Remix, Yet Another Paid Music Service, to Launch in March

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According to a source of Bloomberg, YouTube is currently working on a new music subscription service known internally as Remix to compete with Apple Music and Spotify. If you’re as confused as we are, you have every right to be. Remix is apparently YouTube’s attempt to please music publishers with more revenue from music placed on its service. With YouTube continually pulling in major online traffic, a lot of which is dedicated to music streaming, music executives want in on the action. But what about YouTube Red, isn’t ...