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11 hours ago

Facebook's 'Scrapbooks' feature helps parents organize pictures of their kids

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Facebook rolled out a new feature today called "Scrapbooks" that lets parents more easily create and organize photo albums of their children.

Scrapbooks adds quite a few new options for managing photos of your kids with special tags and the option to share a scrapbook with your significant other.

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13 hours ago

The best text editors for your Chromebook

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The best text editors for Chrome

Your Chromebook is more than a browser. Chrome is a complete application platform, and crafty developers have built out the Chrome Store with apps that fill just about every requirement a modern laptop needs — including text editors.

I write for a living. Anything from thousands of words to review a smartphone or tablet, or a smattering of code for a small project, or just a list of things I don't want to forget. I write a large portion of it all on my Chromebook. I've tried most every app for writing things down in the Chrome Store, and keep coming back to a few different apps that are the best at what they do.

Have a look, give them a try and tell us what you think.

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15 hours ago

Custom snooze times arrive in new Inbox by Gmail update

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Google has added custom snooze times to the Inbox by Gmail app, allowing you to select a more exact time than "morning".

Inbox by Gmail will now allow you to set custom snooze times instead of the basic morning and afternoon style options previously available. Understanding that everyone has different needs when it comes to being reminded of a snoozed email, Google has added the ability to define a time at which you want to be reminded.

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16 hours ago

Chromecast support comes to Pac-12, TED, MTV, and Qello

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Google announced today that Chromecast support has come to four new apps, including TED, MTV, Pac-12, and Qello.

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16 hours ago

Dropbox to give web browser users better document preview features

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Dropbox is currently rolling out a new update for its web browser users that promises a better preview experience for stored documents.

Dropbox says that the improvements will allow documents to load faster and look better while previewed on a web browser such as Chrome on Chrome OS.

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17 hours ago

Yahoo for Android update brings refreshed design and interactive features

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Yahoo has released an update to its Android app that brings a refreshed design along with some new interactive features.

In the latest update, Yahoo has brought new interactive features to a refreshed design, making the app more engaging. Yahoo has refreshed the look and feel of the app with an all new vibrant design, that delivers a more refined experience.

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18 hours ago

Pac-Man chomps its way to Google Maps and Ingress for some retro-style fun

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Google is usually good for some April Fools jokes, this time putting Pac-Man on the streets of Google Maps and into their alternate-reality game, Ingress.

Pac-Man can be played right now on Google Maps, utilizing the streets of the map as the course. Users can play on streets of their own town on the web, or in select areas on mobile devices. Google has listed a bunch of clues of where to find Pac-Man on mobile devices, but if you want to just get down and play try searching for "Arc de Triomphe".

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18 hours ago

Moto X (2014) camera tips and tricks

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Moto X camera

The Moto X's camera is more than adequate if you know your way around it.

Motorola's original Moto X didn't have the greatest camera in the world. The 2014 model is a marked improvement, but still not as big or powerful as newer models like the Samsung Galaxy S6. It's a 13-megapixel shooter, and it's got a camera app that brings with it some of our favorite camera features and not a whole lot else. And we're going to show you how to make the most of that camera when you just have to get a shot — or a selfie — right now.

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18 hours ago

HTC shutting down Sense TV app, moving users over to Peel

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HTC has confirmed that it's shutting down its Sense TV app at the end of April, and moving users over to the Peel app bundled on the One M9.

Owners of the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 have noticed that the Sense TV app, which functions as a smart TV remote using the built-in IR blaster, has started notifying them that the service will be shut down from April 30. The move isn't surprising given that HTC's shipping a regular Peel remote app instead of Sense TV on its latest One M9. However we now have confirmation from HTC that the move away from Sense TV is taking place, and that it'll affect Android owners as well as its most recent Windows device.

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23 hours ago

WhatsApp voice calling starts rolling out to everyone

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Available to select users previously, WhatsApp has commenced rollout of its voice calling feature to all users on Android.

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1 day ago

Google brings your photos and files together by adding Google+ Photos to Google Drive

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Google is making it even easier to keep your photos and files in the same place by adding Google+ Photos into Google Drive.

Google is now making organizing your photos and files even easier by showing your Google+ Photos in Google Drive. Over the course of the next few weeks users will be able to view images from Google+ Photos in their Drive account. Images will still be stored in Google+ Photos, but organization of the files can now take place in Google Drive.

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1 day ago

Gmail update for Android will help organize all your email accounts, even if they're not Google's

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A new update to Gmail for Android is supposed to help its users organize all of their various email accounts at once with the new "All Inboxes" option.

This new feature will alllow Gmail users to simply read all of their emails in one place, without having to switch to their other accounts like those on Outlook or Yahoo Mail.

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1 day ago

CBS News app update adds streaming CBSN news video

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The CBS News app for Android has been updated, adding CBSN to give you streaming news on-the-go.

The latest update to the CBS app for Android brings an all new design, along with a brand new channel: CBSN. CBSN is the latest digital news channel from CBS, which is aimed towards keeping you informed from your mobile device. The channel, which streams to your phone, will feature live anchor coverage, original reporting and breaking news.

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1 day ago

Using Kobo Books for your reading fix

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The folks at Kobo have worked hard to be an ebook store built by and for readers, and their app is a worthy extension of those efforts.

There are plenty of examples of ebook stores out there that exist as a part of a larger machine, but not nearly as many ebook stores that exist to just be really good ebook stores as there probably should be. Kobo is at the top of an unfortunately short list of companies that focus intently on delivering a top notch ebook platform, including a store, apps, and standalone devices for consuming ebooks.

While the Kobo ereaders and tablets are perfectly capable standing on their own and delivering enjoyable experiences, the Kobo app exists for everyone who wants their books to exist wherever they are. Whether this is your first time giving Kobo a serious look or you're already embedded in their platform, the app is well worth your time.

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2 days ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Tinkerplay, Hootsuite, Pop Watch Face and more

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Applications

Our weekly app picks

It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!

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