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Summer Apps for Your Phone

first_img Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers With summer upon us, it’s time to start planning ways in which to get the most out of the season. You’ve got to get outside and enjoy the hot summer sun, but that doesn’t mean technology can’t be a big help in getting you there. There are so many different apps available for both Android and iOS platforms devoted to making summer better that you’d never be able to make use of all of them. The more you can narrow your list down, the better.While we could probably fill an entire book with great summer apps, here are a handful that you simply can’t afford to ignore now that the sun is shining bright.AwayFindFor busy professionals, getting out of the office during the summer can be easier said than done. You’ve got to take time for yourself and unplug, however, if you want to have a happy and productive life without suffering from burnout. For this, you have AwayFind at your fingertips. AwayFind helps to filter your email inbox when you go on vacation so that you’re only receiving and dealing with messages that are of crucial importance. There’s a lot to be said for the peace of mind that can come from stepping away from all but the most important emails your receive each day, and even though it isn’t cheap at $4.99 per month, AwayFind is the ticket to the most relaxing vacations you’ve had in years.Download: Android | iOSWeatherbugKeeping an eye on the weather is one of the most important things you can do throughout the summer to ensure that you don’t make poor planning decisions. While there are countless weather apps available for both major mobile platforms, we like Weatherbug the most. It’s simple, clean and effective, providing all of the information you need in order to plan a fun day or week and avoid getting caught in a storm. Plus, it’s free.Download: Android | iOSEventbriteIt doesn’t matter if you’re currently living somewhere you’ve been for years or if you’re traveling somewhere for the first time — you need to know what’s going on around you this summer. If you were to tell people years ago that you’d be able to scan the area around you for events that are happening in real time by simply picking up a device that lives in your pocket, they’d likely have called you crazy. This is exactly what makes smartphones so brilliant, however, and it’s where Eventbrite comes in. Eventbrite gives you a wealth of information about music, sports, art and other types of events that are happening around you, regardless of where you may be. It’s excellent for those who are on a trip and have a leisurely day on their hands, but it’s just as effective for planning a week of fun in your hometown. The fact that it doesn’t cost any money certainly doesn’t hurt, either.Download: Android | iOSTake a moment to load your phone up with the best summer apps available. Then, get outside and enjoy the sunshine! If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? last_img read more

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Now try virtual makeup while watching YouTube tutorials

first_imgSan Francisco: With a new “Augmented Reality (AR) Beauty Try-On feature”, Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube would now let users try on virtual make-up while watching tutorials in real time. “Thanks to machine learning and AR technology, it offers realistic, virtual product samples that work on a full range of skin tones. Currently in alpha, AR Beauty Try-On is available through FameBit by YouTube, Google’s in-house branded content platform,” Aaron Luber, Head of Branded Experiences, AR and VR, Google wrote in a blog-post on Tuesday. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app The company said it tested this experience earlier this year with several beauty brands and found that 30 per cent of viewers activated the AR experience in the YouTube iOS app, spending over 80 seconds on average trying on lipstick virtually. The feature splits the screen horizontally and while the top part shows the YouTube tutorial, the other part uses the front facing camera to let users capture themselves and try on AR filters and virtual makeup samples. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails M·A·C Cosmetics is the first brand to partner with FameBit to launch an AR Beauty Try-On campaign. “Using this new format, brands like M·A·C will be able to tap into YouTube’s vibrant creator community, deploy influencer campaigns to YouTube’s 2 billion monthly active users, and measure their results in real time,” Luber said. In addition, Google is also bringing three-dimensional assets to display ads with its first immersive display format called Swirl which is currently only available through Display and Video 360 which is a single, integrated tool that helps creative, data and media teams work together to execute end-to-end campaigns.last_img read more

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