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Best Ghost Hunter apps for Halloween 2019

Planning on traipsing through foggy graveyards and communing with the spirits this Halloween? Forget the Ouija Board and try one of these apps instead.

1. Ghost Observer

The Ghost Observer app (iOS, Android) uses your smartphone camera to help you spot spirits, ask them questions, and possibly get an answer. Just be ready you want to hear it!

At the bottom of the screen, there's a radar that locates the ghosts. When you see one pop up on the radar,... Read More »

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'Year of Colour' web app creates a mosaic out of the colors in your Instagram photos

In case you're burned out on the top nine photo recaps on Instagram (download for iOS or Android), you have another option to look back on 2018.

Makelight's Year of Colour web app generates a mosaic based on the colors in your Instagram photos. The result is a retro-minimalist aesthetic to set you apart from everyone else on social media.

To create yours, simply visit the Year of Colour website:

Tap Sign in with InstagramEnter your... Read More »

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Epic could launch an Android app store for games to challenge Google

Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, is planning to sell games for Android devices this year. The company could then expand to a general app store, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Selling Android apps or opening a general app store would put Epic in competition with Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store.

Together, Apple and Google power almost 99.9 percent of smartphones globally. But Epic could be a worthy competitor after the... Read More »

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Google launches free 'Canvas' drawing app for Chromebooks

Google just released its new Chrome Canvas app, making it easier to jot down quick notes and ideas on devices and filling the hole left by the retirement of Microsoft Paint.

There are dozens of Android drawing apps and smart pencils that promise the ultimate pressure sensitivity. Chrome Canvas seems like it would be most effective on a Chromebook or a device with a stylus, but the app works across all platforms.

The app is now appearing in some Chromebook users app... Read More »

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How to gift iPhone in-app purchases to friends and family for holidays

Just in time for the holidays, Apple now supports in-app purchase gifting. Prior to the update, iPhone and iPad users could buy paid iOS apps or give loaded gift cards as gifts.

"Apps may enable gifting of items that are eligible for in-app purchase to others," the App Store Review Guidelines said. "Such gifts may only be refunded to the original purchaser and may not be exchanged.

Previously, the Guidelines said that apps should not allow the purchase of in-app... Read More »

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WhatsApp, Netflix, Spotify headline most-downloaded apps of 2018

This week, Apptopia released its list of the most-downloaded apps of 2018 in music, gaming, dating, travel, and more, first reported by Forbes. The apps that landed the top spots may not surprise you.

"Across the board in shopping, food and drink, music, dating, social, entertainment, and games, it's clear that the modern mobile consumer wants what she wants instantly, delivered when and where convenient," Gadi Eliashiv, CEO of marketing intelligence startup Singular, told Forbes.

The top apps are as... Read More »

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New York Public Library launches Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' as an Instagram Story

Franz Kafka's novella about Gregor Samsa's sudden transformation into a large bug is available to read on the New York Public Library's Instagram (iOS, Android).

Like the Insta Novel installments preceding it, The Metamorphosis works like an Instagram Story. The novel's cover art and page animations were created by artist C├ęsar Pelizer with Hornet Inc, a production company.

Pelizer's interpretation of the main character is a bug-boy hybrid jumping on his bed, never quite reaching the window.... Read More »

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Pokemon Go's new PVP mode: How to battle a trainer

After three years of waiting, Pokemon Go (iOS, Android) fans will finally get to take part in trainer battles this month.

Niantic, the company behind the popular mobile game, teased the feature last month. The announcement was officially made on Twitter about a week later.

"We want to give a special thanks to all the Trainers who have been patiently waiting for this feature. It's clear to us that our Trainers are the very best!" Pokemon Go... Read More »

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Waze's built-in audio player can now stream music, audiobooks, and more

You're driving your car as Waze guides you on your trip with the usual turn-by-turn directions. And now you feel like riding along hearing a song (side by side). In the past, you'd have to fire up a dedicated audio app to listen to your favorite tunes. Now, Waze is offering a simpler, safer, and more integrated approach.

SEE: The 5 Best Transit Apps To Get You There on Time

Waze has added its own audio player through which you can... Read More »

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Procrastinators unite: The ToDon't app makes sure you don't get anything done

There are hundreds of to-do apps to keep you organized and on track for your day. But what about things you don't want to do?

The ToDon't app (iOS, Chrome) lets you make a list of things to avoid for the day.

"ToDon't was created to make you happier and less anxious," the app's description reads. "We didn't just want to be another productivity (or anti-productivity) app."

SEE: Couch Potato app tracks your inactivity and lets you earn rewards

Opening... Read More »

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