Gain more control over your Android notifications with Notif Log

Don’t you wish the Android notification system had a bit more in the way of options? Say…the ability to snooze notifications, so they’ll come back to remind you later? If this is something you’ve longed to have included in the Android notification pull-down, I’ve got good news…there’s an app for that.

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Apple Cracking Down on VPN-Based Ad Blockers That Work in Third-Party Apps

It appears Apple may be cracking down on some VPN-based ad blockers that are designed to block ads in third-party apps, based on a recent interaction iOS developer Tomasz Koperski had with Apple’s App Store review team. Koperski is the CTO of Future Mind, a software company that produces AdBlock, Weblock, and Admosphere, three ad blocking apps.

Link: Apple Cracking Down on VPN-Based Ad Blockers That Work in Third-Party Apps
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The 5 Best Twitter Apps for a Mobile Phone with a Twist

I will admit right now that I don’t like the mobile apps that Twitter makes. I think it’s missing out too many great Twitter features that other apps do include, ironically. I have found a number of awesome non-official Twitter apps. Below are some of the best Twitter apps worth a look. Do you want greater control over how you view, search, save, and tweet from your mobile phone?

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Microsoft AI Lab Aims to Give Machines Common Sense

Microsoft is building an artificial intelligence (AI) research hub to speed up the integration of AI into products and services.
Harry Shum, executive vice president for Microsoft’s AI and research group, spoke about the new lab, called Microsoft Research AI, for the first time this week at an…

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New Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in Translates in Real-Time

Microsoft wants to make it easier for multilingual audiences and the hearing impaired to follow along with PowerPoint presentations. Microsoft Garage, the software giant’s experimental app unit, released Presentation Translator this week, an Office add-in for the Windows version of PowerPoint that provides real-time translation services.

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Android Gallery app: for those that don’t like Google Photos

An open-source gallery app called, simply, “Camera Roll – Gallery” has been released for Android. I should say “has been “unreleased” because it’s not quite ready for prime-time yet, but it’s got so much potential, I can’t wait to tell you about it. This app is super simple, was designed with Material Design principles in full effect, and it’s free to download and use.

Link: Android Gallery app: for those that don’t like Google Photos
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