Foursquare’s Swarm Updates to V5.0 to Bring Your Lifelog to Life

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Swarm, the social check-in app that was once the fun part of Foursquare and has managed to live on its own successfully, is receiving a big update to version 5.0. This update pushes the idea of lifelogging, since most people use it for just that purpose rather than to be social as they check-in while frolicking around the world to new places. I’m not kidding either, that’s the focus of the latest update. The new update is getting a big UX overhaul that simplifies while also ...

LinkedIn’s Content and Contacts Get Injected Into Samsung Bixby

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Samsung’s Bixby is getting a new set of features this week, thanks to integration with LinkedIn. Moving forward, Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners who utilize Bixby Home can setup LinkedIn’s calendar and contact features through the UI. If you’re a busy businessman with much business to attend to, you can utilize the contact feature to see who exactly you are meeting with. It won’t solely be their name, but their complete profile with the click of their profile photo (shown below). If there are certain news stories ...

This Icon Pack is Hot: CandyCons

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As many of you may know, we tend to share “hot” icon packs that we stumble upon in Google Play. I was browsing through a few this week, finally settling on a free pack anyone can use, called CandyCons. I love candy, it’s free, so why not check it out? Inside, there are over 1,000+, differing variants for select icons (such as Chrome), and 20+ cloud-based wallpapers that look awesome. Speaking real quickly just about wallpapers, I want to send a shoutout to all of the ...

LastPass Premium Doubles in Price to $24 Per Year

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LastPass, one of the most popular password lockers, announced this morning that its personal lineup pricing is changing. I probably don’t need to say this, but that almost always means an increase in what you’ll pay. And yes, an increase is on the way. Going forward, the Premium LastPass tier is jumping up from $12 per year to $24 per year. LastPass also introduced a price to its new Families plan, which will cost $48 per year and offer up to 6 users access to your ...

Skype Adds PayPal Integration, Lets You Make Payments While Chatting

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Skype and PayPal announced today that they have teamed up to allow easy, in-the-moment payments between Skype users. Should you be on a Skype call or in a chat and need to send over some cash, you can now do that using your PayPal account without ever leaving Skype. Skype says that you’ll simply swipe right and then tap “Send Money” to go through the process. Of course, you’ll need to attach your PayPal account, but that should be simple do and may only require a quick ...

Plex Live TV and DVR Support Comes to Android Phones

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Mobile users of Plex can now use their Android device to control the service’s Live TV and DVR feature. Additionally, noted specifically for mobile folk, Plex has improved the sign in and signup screens, as well as the password resetting experience. If you haven’t yet begun to utilize Plex’s Live TV and DVR, you’ll need the necessary hardware and Plex Pass, but once setup, you’ll be controlling TV from anywhere you are, all courtesy of your cloud-based Plex account. Here’s the full changelog. What’s New Support for timeshifting Live TV ...

Google Image Search Gets Badges to Help You Tap to the Right Place

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Google pushed out an update to Google Image Search today on the Google App and mobile search that should help you jump into the right places as you tap around results. Now, you’ll see badges in the bottom left corners of image results that could say things like “Recipe” or they could show a play button with time to indicate that a video is behind the image. I wish I had other badge examples outside of recipes and videos, but I’m not seeing the badges just ...

Google’s Daydream is Now Available for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

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Google announced back at Google I/O that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ would soon be Daydream-supported phones. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen Samsung’s new flagships receive updates with changelogs that hinted at that happening any moment, including just last week with Verizon. Still, no official word has creeped out from Google or Samsung on timing, but this afternoon, all of the needed Daydream apps on Google Play went live for the S8 and S8+. I started paying attention to the change this morning ...