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How Google's AR Maps API can change the face of more than just AR gaming

3 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Google and Unity are collaborating to bring an SDK to developers that could potentially turn the real world into our gaming playground.
At the 2018 Games Developer Conference, Google spoke about ARCore and its newly announced Google Maps API for game developers. What started with examples of how games could be played in the real world, unveiled a deeper level of possibility that I'm excited to see in the future.
When you think about a Google Maps API, I'm sure you're thinking, "Pokémon GO." That's what I first thought. But that only scratches the surface of what this new developer cool can...
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Shopping on Instagram feature launches in eight more countries

Shopping on Instagram feature launches in eight more countries

3 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

It's always about the money. No matter what some young kid who dropped out of college says when he launches his new app, the goal is monetization. After all, it is what makes the world go round. And when Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion back in 2012, the big question was how would Facebook turn a profit on the acquisition? Courting advertisers was one solution, and offering subscribers a way to purchase merchandise directly from the app was another revenue producing idea.
Instagram started testing this shopping feature back in 2016. Products are tagged in photos posted on the ...
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Google goes big on ARCore with a host of new augmented reality apps and games

Google goes big on ARCore with a host of new augmented reality apps and games

3 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Get ready for a veritable tidal wave of augmented reality apps coming to your Android phone. Google announced during GDC 2018 that 60-plus ARCore apps are landing on the Google Play Store today, boosting the lineup of already available Android AR apps and games. As a refresh, ARCore is the Google platform that lets developers create augmented reality experiences for Android phones. Using a phone's camera, the app tracks your position in real-time and places digitally rendered objects onto the real world, making for even more immersive experiences. Today's news comes a few weeks after...
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Google's ‘Just a Line' AR app lets you draw on the world around you w/ ARCore

Google's ‘Just a Line' AR app lets you draw on the world around you w/ ARCore

3 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Whenever it has new tech, Google generally comes up with some crazy experiments to go along with it. This week we've seen a ton of new development in ARCore , and that includes a fun new app directly from Google itself...
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How to set up and access health records in the Health app

How to set up and access health records in the Health app

With iOS 11.3, you can bring your medical records into the Health app to give you a more comprehensive picture of your overall health. Here's how. iOS 11.3 added a new feature... Read more ...

OxygenOS 5.1.9 Brings Camera Improvements To The OnePlus 6

OxygenOS 5.1.9 Brings Camera Improvements To The OnePlus 6

OnePlus has started rolling out the latest OxygenOS update for its 2018 flagship that includes a number of significant improvements in the camera department along with other... Read more ...

Instagram to Introduce Non-SMS Two-Factor Authentication to Prevent SIM Hacking

Instagram to Introduce Non-SMS Two-Factor Authentication to Prevent SIM Hacking

Instagram is planning to introduce a new two-factor authentication method that will not require a user's phone number and will instead work with authentication apps like Google... Read more ...

Apple Releases Fourth Beta of New watchOS 5 Operating System to Developers

Apple Releases Fourth Beta of New watchOS 5 Operating System to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 5 update to developers, two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after introducing the software... Read more ...

Google Cloud is back up after a brief outage; several apps, including...

Google Cloud is back up after a brief outage; several apps, including Snapchat, were affected

The sky didn't fall, but Google Cloud was down this afternoon, and that means that you might have experienced a problem opening several apps including Pokemon GO, Snapchat and... Read more ...

9to5Mac Daily: July 17, 2018

9to5Mac Daily: July 17, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app , Stitcher , TuneIn , Google Play , or through our... Read more ...

Instapaper Independent Once Again After Buyout From Pinterest

Instapaper Independent Once Again After Buyout From Pinterest

After being sold to Betaworks back in 2013 developer Marco Arment has once again made the popular read it later application Instapaper and independent company. After its... Read more ...

Glitches affected Amazon's app and website as the 36 hour Prime Day...

Glitches affected Amazon's app and website as the 36 hour Prime Day promotion kicked off today

Yes, today Amazon Prime Day kicked off, giving shoppers 36 hours of unbelievable deals on too many products to count. No, Amazon won't pay you to take whatever inventory of the... Read more ...

Apple updates App Store Connect and TestFlight apps for iOS

Apple updates App Store Connect and TestFlight apps for iOS

Apple today has rolled out a pair of updates for its App Store Connect and TestFlight applications on iOS. The updates bring the former to version 1.0.1 and the latter to... Read more ...

9to5Mac Daily: July 16, 2018

9to5Mac Daily: July 16, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app , Stitcher , TuneIn , Google Play , or through our... Read more ...