Download this: Microsoft's new app makes photo transfers much easier

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If you use a PC, then you know that transferring files between your phone and your computer can be a huge pain. Well, Microsoft finally has a solution.

A new app called Photos Companion lets you move photos between your phone and PC using a wireless connection. Think of it as a bit like Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s AirDrop, except it works with both iOS and Android devices. 

Get started by scanning a QR code from the Photos app in Windows 10 — this links your phone and PC, provided they are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network. After you scan the code, you’ll be able to transfer your photos to your computer. Read more…

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Nokia 7+ live photo shows off the handset's thin bezels and 18:9 aspect ratio

We’ve seen images of the Nokia 7+ before, but today we have a new live photograph that shows the upcoming device’s lock screen and thin bezels. The Nokia 7+ is the first handset from Nokia licensee HMD Global to feature the so called “near bezel-less” display that is all the rage these days. Part of that look includes the use of an 18:9 aspect ratio, which results from the 1080 x 2160 (FHD+) resolution employed on the unit’s 6-inch screen.

Speaking of the display, it also will be the first Nokia smartphone to feature a screen with rounded corners. Under the hood you’ll find the Snapdragon …

Microsoft launches Photos Companion app for easy phone-to-PC photo transfers

Microsoft has announced the launch of its Photos Companion app on both iOS and Android. The app lets you easily copy pictures from your iOS/Android device to your Windows 10 PC wirelessly and hassle-free. 

The Photos Companion app works in combination with the native Photos app in Windows 10, but to use its features, you need to go through quite the routine. Worry not, as it sounds less complicated than it actually is. 
First, you need to launch the Photos app on your computer. Be sure that the app is updated to the latest version.Then you click …

No, this is not a leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 photo

No, despite some reputable blogs portraying this blurry, low-res picture to be a “real” and “leaked” photograph of Samsung’s next two flagship phones, this is NOT a leaked photo of the Samsung Galaxy S9. And it sure isn’t real either.
Just as other bloggers and journalists who received this picture in their mailboxes, we also got that initial kick of adrenaline that comes with having an early peek of a hot gadget that nobody has seen just yet. The low resolution of the photo suggested authenticity, as if someone was in a rush to take the picture, …

Instagram testing a new method allowing you to comment directly from the main photo feed

Right on the heels of Instagram seeking alpha testers for its Android version, the popular photo/video sharing app is testing a new feature that will allow you to comment on a particular photo directly from your main photo feed. The directions are pretty straightforward. Look at a photo for a few seconds (just pretend that you are a pretentious art critic for the local newspaper). If your Instagram app has the new feature, you will soon see a thin box that says “Add a comment” that you can type your thoughts in to.

It appears as though Instagram is pushing this new feature out to Android …

Madonna brings back Photo Booth, covers 'Toxic' for Britney Spears's birthday

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Saturday was singer and internationally renowned artist Britney Spears’s 36th birthday, and to celebrate, Madonna booted up her Photo Booth app (#tbt) and covered “Toxic.”

In an Instagram post, the icon explained that the cover was also her song for World AIDS Day, which was Friday. (She certainly did a better job raising awareness than the president.)

Watch the wonderful, thermal-y cover below.

A post shared by Madonna (@madonna) on Dec 1, 2017 at 1:45pm PST

And yes, Britney liked the post.

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Piers Morgan gets brutally shut down with the perfect 'Inbetweeners' photo

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Twitter burns can come in many different forms.

Sometimes it’s a handful of passive-aggressive emoji. Other times it might be a well-placed sentence or two.

Or, if you happen to be taking aim at Piers Morgan, it might just take one simple image.

Yep: that’s Jay from The Inbetweeners, in all his glory.

In case you don’t remember Jay (or if for some inexcusable reason you’ve never seen The Inbetweeners), he’s the one who’s constantly bragging about stuff and making up ridiculously far-fetched lies. Read more…

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Photo editing app VSCO now lets users save their own "recipes"

If you’re into editing photos on your smartphone, then you’re most likely familiar with VSCO – one of the most popular photo editing apps on Android and iOS, and for good reasons. VSCO is chock-full of built-in filters, has comprehensive controls for adjusting different aspects of the image, and although the UI may come off as a bit cumbersome at first, it is indeed very capable.
But what happens when you spend some 10 minutes editing a photo and then you save it? Well, the result will always be there for you to look at, but the editing process will likely be forgotten …

SwiftKey announces new Photo Themes feature and partnership with National Geographic

SwiftKey has just announced a new feature is now available for its Android and iOS keyboard – Photo Themes. Photo Themes enables users to upload their own images for the purpose of creating personalized themes on SwiftKey Keyboard.

To highlight the importance of the new feature SwiftKey has teamed up with National Geographic, more specifically with a contributing photographer, to inspire users with a gallery of 12 curated images exclusive to its keyboard.

For this purpose, SwiftKey has worked with Keith Ladzinski, a well-known professional adventure photographer …

Microsoft updates Skype with Snapchat-like photo effects

Skype is mostly a business tool, but Microsoft has decided it needs an entertainment aspect that other communications services already have for a long time. So, starting this week, Microsoft introduces photo effects in Skype.

These smart photo effects allow Skype users to customize effects options based on what’s in each picture. It’s very easy to use – simply take a photo, tap the magic wand button in the top of the screen and access the new photo effects.

According to Microsoft, these photo effects may include celebrity lookalike, smart face sticker, location …