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Bored programmer made Android Blacklist for the worst apps on Google Play

Hell hath no fury like a bored programmer annoyed by all the crappy Android apps that make it to Google Play. One irked Redditor has decided to launch the very first Android Blacklist with the aim to expose the massive pile of intrusive or exploitative apps that currently reside on Google’s mobile distribution platform. “We all know the Play Store is the Wild West of online stores and many apps are terrible, but there doesn’t really exist a repository of bad apps” the user said. “With that in mind I…

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Twitter reports 0-percent user growth… but it isn’t even close to dying

Twitter is going through a rough patch. The company released its quarterly report earlier today and despite beating Wall Street revenue expectations, the social media giant is still struggling to stimulate meaningful growth. Contrary to analyst predictions, the microblogging service managed to rake in a revenue of $574 million during the last quarter – which is $37 million more than Wall Street anticipated and $26 million more than its first-quarter revenue. For more context, this equals to a profit of about 12 cents per share. More worryingly though, Twitter seems…

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YouTube Red will merge with Google Play Music soon, and I can’t wait

Google is finally taking the most logical step towards growing its streaming business: it’s set to merge YouTube Red with Google Play Music, which should make it easier for subscribers to find the tunes they want without all the confusion of the company’s myriad offerings. That’s from Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s head of music, who confirmed the move at the New Music Seminar conference in New York. What we don’t yet know is whether it’ll lead to the launch of an entirely new product. For now, it sounds like Google will…

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eBay is adding image recognition to find items with your camera

Auction site eBay today unveiled two upcoming search options featuring images. Find It On eBay and Image Search are both coming this fall to the eBay app and mobile platform. The new features take advantage of machine-learning to allow shoppers the use of images when searching for matching items.The first feature, Find It On eBay, designed to leverage social media advertising and the covetous nature of fashion aficionados takes advantage of the share feature in apps. This lets users share an image to the eBay app where it will then…

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Brilliant Augmented Reality App Lets You Star in Your Own ’80s Music Video

One of the most memorable music videos of the 1980s is A-ha’s “Take On Me” featuring a young woman who’s pulled into a world that looks like it only exists as crude pencil sketches. The video took 16 weeks to animate by hand, but Trixi Studios created an augmented reality app that can recreate the effect in real-time. Read more… Gizmodo: Visit Site

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Windows 95 running natively in your browser is a sight to behold

That Windows 95 startup sound always gives me nostalgia, but how about taking it for a whirl without setting anything up whatsoever? Andrea Faulds, a 19-year-old developer in Scotland, managed to get Windows 95 to function fully in the browser without any plugins. It’s a truly incredible sight to behold: seeing the 20-year-old operating system fully functioning in pure JavaScript is amazing — you can play Freecell, mess around in DOS or just enjoy the nostalgia. The project uses emscripten, an emulator that compiles C++ code to JavaScript at runtime so…

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Kaspersky now offers a free antivirus for PC, but do you need it?

Security software firm Kaspersky has just launched a free antivirus for PC users, promising total protection for your files and oversight of your web traffic for malicious activity. The company says it’s happy to offer its service at no charge for those who can’t afford the $50 fee for its paid product – but do you really need a third-party antivirus tool? If, like 500 million others, you’re on Windows 10, you already have Windows Defender built in. Microsoft’s own tool does a pretty good job of keeping computers free…

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Google’s Trusted Contacts app now lets iOS users keep tabs on each other

Following its launch on Android last December, Google’s Trusted Contacts app has now arrived for iOS. It lets you share your location with others so they know exactly where you are while you’re getting home from a night out or trekking in the woods. You can add any of your existing contacts to begin sharing your whereabouts, or invite new contacts via SMS and email. There’s also an option to automatically share your location with trusted contacts in case you don’t respond within a set amount of time (from five…

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Adobe accidentally leaked its upcoming photo editing app for novices

At its MAX Conference last year, Adobe announced that it was working on Project Nimbus, an all-new photo editing app that included simplified tools, as well as cloud storage and syncing for your files. The folks at MacGeneration noted that the company released it prematurely to some Creative Cloud users on Mac, giving us a sneak peek into how Adobe wants you to tweak your pictures. While the toolkit seems to draw inspiration from Lightroom, it’s a bit streamlined so it might be easier for newcomers to get started on any…

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