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Friday 5: Google Assistant, Twitch, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Snapseed, and Calorie Mama

In this week's Friday 5, Google Assistant finally comes to a wide range of Android devices and adds SMS functions, Twitch adds a Twitter-like broadcaster feed, Lightroom lets you take photos with HDR processing, Snapseed adds shareable templates, and the popular Calorie Mama app can detect your food based on a photo.

Google Assistant extends its aid

Google Assistant, a conversational AI like Siri, has been built into Google's Pixel phones since those were launched in October 2016 -- but were found... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: App Guides , iOS , Google , Twitter , image editor , Android apps , Photoshop

Best dining recommendation apps

When you're looking for a place to eat, a lot of apps are eager to help you hunt by neighborhood or cuisine. But first you have to pick the right restaurant finder.

The contenders

Yelp (Android, iOS) is a recommending force of nature, packed with information on local eateries -- all searchable and sortable -- with millions of crowdsourced recommendations.

Foursquare(Android, iOS) wants to help you discover the best places... Read More »

Tags: Lifestyle , App Guides

Make Netflix more searchable

Netflix is a great way to watch movies and TV shows -- if you already know what you want to watch. But if you need to browse, you're at the mercy of Netflix's poor recommendations feature, limited search, and broad categories, meaning you may see the same few titles repeatedly or not find what you want at all. That's why there are so many websites to help you figure out what to watch -- such as Leanflix,... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: App Guides , movies