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Spotify is testing 'Community' to let you see your friends' real-time activity on mobile

Spotify is testing ‘Community’ to let you see your friends’ real-time activity on mobile

What you need to know Spotify is testing a new section on its mobile app where you’ll be able to see what your Facebook friends are currently listening to. “Community” is the mobile version of Spotify’s long-time desktop feature called Friend Activity. The testing is currently accessible only via the Safari browser on iOS. Spotify …

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Today I learned you can identify plants and flowers using just your iPhone camera

Today I learned you can identify plants and flowers using just your iPhone camera

Sometimes, even as a tech reporter, you can be caught out by how quickly technology improves. Case in point: it was only today that I learned that my iPhone has been offering a feature I’ve long desired — the ability to identify plants and flowers from just a photo. It’s true that various third-party apps …

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Vodafone's One for One Phone Recycling Program Will Bring Old Phones Back to Life

Vodafone’s One for One Phone Recycling Program Will Bring Old Phones Back to Life

An unfortunate consequence of our collective lust for shiny new gadgets is a growing mountain (sometimes literally) of electronic waste. Far too many of our devices are difficult to recycle, and so much of our e-waste ends up in landfills, where toxic chemicals may seep into the ground and pollute the local water supply. The …

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Here's what the Nothing Phone 1's rear lights can actually do

Here’s what the Nothing Phone 1’s rear lights can actually do

We already know that Nothing’s debut smartphone, the Phone 1, will come equipped with a series of light strips on its back. But now, thanks to an in-depth video from Marques Brownlee, we have a much better idea of ​​what they’ll actually be useful for. Brownlee’s video highlights a couple of different use cases, including …

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Google kicks off the summer driving season by killing Android Auto for phone screens

Google kicks off the summer driving season by killing Android Auto for phone screens

You’ll need to rely on Assistant Driving Mode for your future road trips Let’s hope there’s room left in the graveyard, because Google has claimed another victim. Less than a month after we learned Android Auto’s phone screen mode was shutting down for all devices, the company has finally shuttered the app. Starting today, drivers …

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