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Firefox’s overhauled Android app adds the browser’s best desktop features

Mozilla Mozilla has just released one of its biggest updates for the Android version of its Firefox browser in a while. A lot of this release sees Mozilla adding features that are popular with users on desktop. One of those is dark mode, which wasn’t available on Firefox for Android before. But the first thing …

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Mobile Crypto Scam Targets Wealthy Indian Investors

A new cryptocurrency scam in India is targeting wealthy individuals using a fake mobile app. According to India TV News, cybercriminals are targeting high income individuals across India. Victims receive messages through social media groups asking them to sell and buy Bitcoin through a mobile app. This app, which supposedly acts as a crypto exchange, …

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Snapchat’s third-party ‘Mini’ apps are live

Snap Inc. You no longer have to leave Snapchat to meditate, make a group decision, crowdsource your friends’ game-day predictions or study. As of today, you can do all of that with Snap Minis, bite-sized apps created within Snapchat by third-party developers.  Snap Minis are built directly into Snapchat with HTML5, and they work for …

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App tracks mental health by studying your phone usage

Chris Velazco/Engadget The smartphone in your hand might be the key to gauging your mental health. Researchers at Dalhousie University have developed (via CBC and Gizmodo) a mobile app, PROSIT, that can detect conditions like anxiety or depression based on how you use your phone. This includes easily-tracked features like exercise, sleep, call frequency, message …

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HBO Max is making a TV series based on relaxation app Calm

Calm HBO Max is working on a new 10-episode series based on popular relaxation and sleep tool Calm. Building on the app’s Sleep Stories, each episode A World of Calm will be about 30-minutes long and will feature “scientifically-engineered” narratives complemented by soothing music and footage. The show will also include a star-studded cast of narrators, …

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Can an Instagram for food-logging help you reach your weight loss goals?

Most diet and weight loss apps, like MyFitnessPal and Lose It, employ the calorie-tracking method of logging your food. You tell the app what you ate — say, a slice of pizza — it then estimates the number of calories you consumed. But this method doesn’t always lead to a healthy diet. After all, a …

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Unreal’s new iPhone app does live motion capture with Face ID sensors

A workstation running Unreal Engine with an iPhone for motion capture. Epic Games A motion-capture artist wears an iPhone for face capture. Epic Games Here’s a look at the app’s interface and icon. Epic Games Unreal Engine developer Epic Games has released Live Link Face, an iPhone app that uses the front-facing 3D sensors in …

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TikTok will exit Hong Kong because of China’s new security law

Thomas Suen / Reuters TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market and cut off access to all residents of the semi-autonomous region, parent ByteDance told Reuters. The company has said that it’s concerned Hong Kong may fall under China’s jurisdiction after new security laws came into effect. “In light of recent events, we’ve decided to …

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Hey email app open to all after Apple ‘definitively’ approves it

Chris Velazco/Engadget After flip flopping on whether it would approve Basecamp’s Hey email app, Apple has “definitively approved” Hey for the App Store. Basecamp CTO and co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson tweeted the news today. Hey will not include any in-app purchases (IAP), so Apple will not get its standard 30 percent commission. At first, Apple …

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Google Maps may offer routes connecting bikes and cars to public transit

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Many people still aren’t commuting to work in light of the pandemic, but Google Maps might give you more travel options when it is safe to return. As 9to5Google reports, app sleuth Jane Manchun Wong has discovered that Google is exploring “connections to public transit” route options that would cover …

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