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Fortnite adds Infinity Blade sword, as Epic's older games are removed from App Store

Fortnite adds Infinity Blade sword, as Epic's older games are removed from App Store

When you have a game as crazily popular as Fortnite, every addition to it can be fraught with anticipation and speculation. Yesterday was no different, as its maker Epic Games teased a mysterious new item coming to the online gaming phenomenon.

This morning, Epic has dropped the hotly anticipated other shoe: This item is the iconic sword from the company's trilogy of Infinity Blade role-playing games that were made exclusively for the iOS App Store. Epic partnered with mobile game... Read More »

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Google Lens arrives on iOS inside the Google search app

Google Lens arrives on iOS inside the Google search app

The Google Lens (iOS, Android) AI smart search app is rolling out for iPhones. The feature was released for Android in March but was only accessible to iOS users through the Google Photos app (iOS, Android).

Now, instead of having to take a picture and use Lens through the camera roll, iPhone and iPad users can tap the Google Lens icon in the Search bar.

Google Lens can enrich the search experience by recognizing... Read More »

Topics: Search Tools , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

'ReSET-O' opioid addiction recovery app cleared by the FDA

'ReSET-O' opioid addiction recovery app cleared by the FDA

Pear Therapeutics' ReSET-O app has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to aid in the retention of individuals in outpatient treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD).

The app provides cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to recovering opioid addicts. It is meant to be used in conjunction with outpatient treatment that includes medication-assisted treatment and contingency management.

Clinically supervised patients 18 years or older can use the "prescription-only mobile medical application," according to Pear Therapeutics' press release.

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Netflix unveils 2018's 10 most binge-watched TV shows

Netflix unveils 2018's 10 most binge-watched TV shows

Today, Netflix announced its most popular TV shows, movies, and stars of 2018.

Of the TV programs released by Netflix between January 1 and November 28, 2018, the most popular was "On My Block," a coming-of-age show about four high school friends navigating adolescent challenges in South Central LA.

Coming in at number two is "Making a Murderer: Part 2," a true-crime series following two men, who may or may not be guilty of the grisly crime they've been... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

Google Fit activity tracker app improves fitness log and adds breathing exercises

Google Fit activity tracker app improves fitness log and adds breathing exercises

Google Fit's (Android) newest updates have arrived just in time for the holidays. With the app's improved activity logging and streamlined usage, you can start healthy habits ahead of the New Year's resolution trend.

Google launched a Fit widget that you can pin to your device home screen. You can check your progress quicker since the widget displays Heart Points, Move Minutes, daily calories, how many steps you've taken, and other stats.

Users can better log daily activities and workouts.... Read More »

Topics: Health & Fitness Software , Android Software , Android , Apps And Software

Mozilla Firefox now has AI that recommends browser add-ons and features

Mozilla Firefox now has AI that recommends browser add-ons and features

In the web browser wars of the 2010s, Google Chrome has positioned itself with a comfortable lead, seemingly taking as much market share as everyone else combined. Mozilla Firefox once towered over them all, but a steady decline in perceived performance and stability, especially on mobile devices, hurt its staying power.

With the big Quantum overhaul starting about a year ago, however, Firefox is not retreating from the battlefield, and almost every major release has brought new and interesting features... Read More »

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

Make beautiful slideshows with the 9 best presentation apps for iOS

Make beautiful slideshows with the 9 best presentation apps for iOS

Slideshow presentations used to be snooze-worthy events. Remember sitting patiently while a family member or coworker projected a seemingly endless stream of slides onto a screen? Today, we can easily create more exciting slideshows on iOS devices, using slideshow apps to enliven our presentations with transitions, effects, video clips, background music, narration, and captions.

Before downloading a standalone slideshow maker, check your existing photo apps, as well as presentation software like Microsoft PowerPoint to see if they'll fulfill your needs. If... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

Free up space on your Android device right from the Google Play app

Free up space on your Android device right from the Google Play app

You're trying to download some cool new games or other hefty apps on your Android phone or tablet. But you don't quite have enough space to install them. A new feature in Google Play could come to your rescue.

SEE: Downloader's Guide to Google Play. How to Get It and Use It

An update to the Google Play app brings a new storage indicator with useful information and tips, according to Android Police. The indicator displays a storage bar that... Read More »

Topics: Android Software

'Dayzz' sleep app wants to improve the workplace by training employees to get better rest

'Dayzz' sleep app wants to improve the workplace by training employees to get better rest

Not getting a good night's sleep can have an effect on your whole day. More than 30 percent of adults suffer from sleep problems, which can have larger implications than a few extra yawns, according to the developer of the Dayzz sleep app (iOS, Android).

When employees aren't sleeping enough, productivity can decline and the risk of accidents can increase alongside inefficient health care utilization. Lack of sleep can cost the US economy more than $400 billion... Read More »

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Instagram now lets you record and send voice messages to other people

Instagram now lets you record and send voice messages to other people

Instagram users now have another way to communicate with each other beyond a standard text message.

SEE: King CEO Riccardo Zacconi shares his favorite apps

Rolling out to iOS and Android, the latest update to Instagram adds a voice messaging feature. You can record a message up to one minute and send it in a private or group chat. You can record a message one of two ways. Hold down the microphone icon until you're finished recording, or place... Read More »

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