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Microsoft’s New Face Swap App Includes Bing Image Search and Face Swapping Technology

Microsoft’s Garage project in the past has released a number of apps for rival platforms, built by a team inside the company that utilises some of its time on different kinds of products. The latest app from Microsoft Garage team is Face Swap, and it doesn’t just let you just swap faces as the name mentions. The Microsoft Face Swap ... Read More »

Phil Schiller on App Store Upgrade Pricing, Amazon Echo-Like Devices, Swift, and More

Phil Schiller is a name that needs no introduction to anyone that’s tracked Apple for a decent length of time. An ever-present figure at nearly all major Apple events since Steve Jobs made his return to the company, Schiller is perhaps best known to the more casual Apple observers for his “Can’t innovate any more, my ass!” remark while introducing ... Read More »

China’s sharing app boom floods sidewalks with bicycles

China’s renewed love affair with the bicycle is proving a boon for mobile bike-sharing apps but is causing headaches by congesting city sidewalks. Business for Mobike, ofo and other apps has taken off in the past year as they attract young, mobile-savvy urbanites looking to bypass snarling city automobile traffic. With just a scan of a bicycle’s QR code with ... Read More »

Stream PC games to your Nintendo Switch with the upcoming Rainway app

Although Nintendo is sprinkling some gems throughout the launch year of the Switch, the hybrid console will never have a library quite as large as that of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. That’s one of the reasons why the internet is abuzz over an app called Rainway, which the creators say will allow gamers to leverage the power of ... Read More »

Poland’s mBank embeds Android Pay in mobile app

mBank has just introduced a mobile app with the Android Pay functionality, the possibility of logging in with a fingerprint, also in the Android platform, and a display of clients’ spending rate to help them control their budget. Mobile payments and many other functionalities in the new mobile app of mBank The design of the app was inspired by users’ ... Read More »

Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app will bring live TV, Xfinity X1 features to your mobile device

February is app month for Comcast. After introducing its Roku app earlier in the month, Comcast announced it will replace its Xfinity TV app on February 28. Xfinity Stream, the name of the new app, aims to give Comcast subscribers an Xfinity X1-like experience on Android and iOS. That means features from your set-top box are coming to mobile, such ... Read More »

Google App v6.13 to bring Google Assistant to non-Pixels, or at least maybe

Google’s personal assistant, quite creatively called Google Assistant, is so far only officially available on the Pixel and Pixel XL, as smartphones go. However, a new alpha release of the Google app (v6.13) for users signed up to the beta channel suggests that might be changing in the near future. The folks over at Android Police report that the app ... Read More »

Microsoft tries to expel Chromebooks from schools with Intune app and low-cost PCs

For years, Apple Macs dominated the classroom. Then Chromebooks took over. Now, Microsoft is once again pushing for kids to learn via new, cheap Windows 10 PCs, managed by a new Intune application designed specifically for education. Chromebooks aren’t much more than web browsers built on top of a bare-bones OS. That can be a drawback for businesses, who demand ... Read More »

Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship

Developers of the popular Signal secure messaging app have started to use Google’s domain as a front to hide traffic to their service and to sidestep blocking attempts. Bypassing online censorship in countries where internet access is controlled by the government can be very hard for users. It typically requires the use of virtual private networking (VPN) services or complex ... Read More »

Watch face app Facer 3.0 adds support for Samsung Gear S3

Custom watch face app Facer now supports a third platform – Samsung’s Tizen. This allows Gear S3 users to tap into the 15,000 watch faces that close to one million Android Wear and Apple Watch users have been enjoying. The app supports Gear’s always-on feature so a full-color, fully animated watch face will be constantly visible, bringing smartwatches one step ... Read More »