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The 9 Best Face Swap Apps for Your Phone

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Face swapping apps have taken the virtual world by storm and understandably so, because such apps can be extremely fun even, if they sometimes veer toward the unsettling. If you’re curious to experiment with such apps yourself, read on, as we have you covered with a list of some of the best face swapping apps for Android and iOS.

Are Face Swapping Apps Safe?

Face swap apps might be tons of fun, but are they safe? Following the Russian app FaceApp’s meteoric surge in popularity in recent years (first with its aging filter, then the gender-swapping one), questions regarding what the app was doing with all the information it collected quickly surfaced. Moreover, people wanted to know who had access to all the data and how could their personal information be deleted?

Concerns were raised that the Russian application may be using the uploaded images to train facial recognition AI. Yaroslav Goncharov, FaceApp’s CEO, defended his app, saying the app only uploads photos that were selected by a user for editing, but most of these images are deleted from the servers within 48 hours. He also denied… Read more14793896.gif

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How to Shoot Macro Photography on Your iPhone

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Macro photography is the practice of taking photos or videos of small objects at close range. Some models of iPhone are better suited to macro photography, with lenses that are designed specifically for focusing at close range. Here’s what you need to know.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/758308/how-to-shoot-macro-photography-on-your-iphone/
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New iOS 15 Feature Is Deleting User Photos from iCloud

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New versions of an operating system are always a big deal. They’re highly anticipated so that you can check out all the new features – features that are supposed to help you. But sometimes these photos don’t end up helping as much as they should. Sometimes they even do more harm than good. This is the case with iOS 15 that was just released last month. A new iOS 15 feature that saves photos sent to you through iMessage does so, but if you delete the message thread that sent the photos, the photos get deleted from iCloud.

Deleting an iOS 15 iMessage Thread Deletes Saved Photos from iCloud

It’s such a great feature – in theory. You don’t need to manually save your photos from your text messages, as iOS 15 will automatically save them to your iCloud. However, if you delete the iMessage thread in iOS 15 that sent the photos, later when an iCloud Backup is performed, the photos will be deleted from iCloud.

Unfortunately, your iCloud photos are removed after you delete a message thread, even if you manually save the photos. It’s not only… Read more14791579.gif

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Laura Tucker

How to Check Screen Time on Android

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Everyone has a screen in their pocket, but that’s not always a good thing. Some people are concerned about how much they use their smartphones. Android devices include a handy tool to let you keep tabs on your screen time.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/749107/how-to-check-screen-time-on-android/
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How to Clear Cookies and Site Data on Android

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Websites can store data—like your login state, preferences, and even tracking information—in cookies, which are pieces of information your web browser remembers. You can clear browser cookies whenever you want: Here’s how to do it on Android.

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Get Ready for Big Android Auto Changes On Your Phone and In Your Car

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Google plans to discontinue the Android Auto app for Android phones, and has created a new way to navigate using Google Assistant in Google Maps. Today Google said its new Google Assistant driving mode for Android phones is getting a new dashboard that’s easier to use hands-free and won’t require you to set a…

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How to Copy and Paste Text from a Photo with Your Phone

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With so much of our lives spent online, we’re often bringing things from the real world into the digital space. Google Photos makes it easy to copy and paste text from a photo and it works for iPhone and Android.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/756329/how-to-copy-and-paste-text-from-a-photo-with-your-phone/
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Android’s accessibility updates include a way to control your phone using your face

Google has introduced quite a lengthy list of Android features, including new accessibility tools for the mobile OS that rely on eye and facial gestures. Starting this week, users will see a new addition to the Android Accessibility Suite that can turn a phone’s front-facing camera into a switch. Aptly called Camera Switch, the tool replaces keyboards, mice and touchscreen displays as a device’s input method. With the feature, users will be able to navigate their phones with eye movements or with facial features, such as smiling or opening and closing their mouths. The tech giant started beta testing it in August, but it’s now giving the feature a wider rollout.

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The tech giant has also launched a new application called Project Activate specifically for those don’t speak or have neurological conditions. Its purpose is to make it easier for the users to communicate with other people. They can program the app to speak phrases like “Please, wait!” when they move their eyes a certain way or make a gesture with their face. The application can also be programmed to play audio, make phone calls or send texts, such as emergency messages seeking assistance. 

Finally, Google has updated its Lookout app with handwriting recognition. It can now read out handwritten and printed text for Latin-based languages while in Documents mode. Further, it can now recognize Euro and Indian Rupee in currency mode, with Google planning to add support for more currencies in the future. The tech giant first announced Lookout back in 2018 as a way to provide Blind individuals and people with visual impairments spoken notifications about their environment. Google added food and document scanning to its capabilities in 2020, along with support for languages other than English. 

Source: https://www.engadget.com/android-accessibility-camera-switch-project-activate-160013117.html?src=rss
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Google Is Trying to Fight Distracted Driving With Android

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Google is making some significant changes to its driving functionality that’ll work whether you have your phone mounted to your vent or you rely on Android Auto to stay connected while you’re on the go.

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