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Snapchat is testing portrait mode, batch capture, and timer

  • In order to catch up, the app is testing a bunch of features like a timer, camera grid, and portrait mode.
  • The finding comes from app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who took to Twitter to share screenshots of the new features.
  • Portrait photos are in vogue, and Snapchat users will surely want to have this feature in the app as soon as possible.
  • Instagram introduced this feature back in April with “Focus mode,” so Snapchat is clearly way behind in including it in the app.
  • Along with these, Snapchat might also introduce “Batch Capture” that lets you take and post multiple stories in one go.
  • This might prove useful if you want to post multiple photos to a story or a group.
  • As with other features still in testing, there’s no telling when these will make their way to the main Snapchat app.

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How Learning Elixir Made Me a Better Programmer 🥃

  • After getting comfortable with a couple programming technologies, developers usually stop there; your job and the systems you maintain may all be in one or two languages.
  • Elixir for example was built by developers who saw the productivity of the Ruby syntax, the maintainability of functional programming and the scalability of Erlang.
  • OTP is an elegant way to handle all of the problems that arise in distributed programming, think work across nodes, handling async messages, etc.
  • For example, that's how the very cool hot-code-release feature came to be which enabled developers to release new Erlang/Elixir code without taking down servers.
  • Keeping processes small, pure and functional is good-sound engineering practice and are the pillars of how Elixir works.

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Here's how battling other players in Pokémon Go will work

  • Last week, developer Niantic teased that Pokémon Go players will soon be able to battle their fellow Pokémon trainers — a feature that's been in hot demand since the game first launched in the summer of 2016.
  • Niantic says that this makes fights go faster and keep moving, which is better-suited for a smartphone game like Pokémon Go. Note that Salamence here can have both water and fire-type attacks in the tank now, making it that much more effective — and that much harder to defeat in combat.
  • This also comes with some very good news for Pokémon Go obsessives: Fighting the AI-controlled team leaders will earn you progress towards the Ace Trainer in-game achievement.
  • This is notable because the last time Niantic updated the game's battle system, the changes frustrated many people by making it impossible to complete Ace Trainer.

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How Learning Elixir Made Me a Better Programmer 🥃

  • After getting comfortable with a couple programming technologies, developers usually stop there; your job and the systems you maintain may all be in one or two languages.
  • Elixir for example was built by developers who saw the productivity of the Ruby syntax, the maintainability of functional programming and the scalability of Erlang.
  • OTP is an elegant way to handle all of the problems that arise in distributed programming, think work across nodes, handling async messages, etc.
  • For example, that's how the very cool hot-code-release feature came to be which enabled developers to release new Erlang/Elixir code without taking down servers.
  • Keeping processes small, pure and functional is good-sound engineering practice and are the pillars of how Elixir works.

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Apple Watch's ECG feature is already proving its worth

  • That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that he has atrial fibrillation.
  • Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, often times rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related issues.
  • The ECG feature, which monitors your heart rhythm and can detect AFib,* went live just two days ago.
  • As one of the first more widely-owned ECG monitors, this could make a huge difference in the number of people who have at least some transparency into their heart health.
  • But to be clear, once you enable the new feature, the watch is still not constantly looking for AFib. When the heart rhythm monitor detects something is off — a skipped or rapid heartbeat, for example — it will send a notification to your wrist.
  • From there, the watch will tell you if there are signs of atrial fibrillation.

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How the largest US financial institutions rank on offering the mobile banking features customers value most

  • Business Insider Intelligence The Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Report uses data to inform channel investment decisions by highlighting which mobile banking features are most valuable to customers.
  • Using that consumer data, the study benchmarks the largest 20 banks and credit unions in the US by whether they offer the cutting-edge mobile features that customers say they care about most.
  • Business Insider Intelligence fielded the Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Study to members of its proprietary panel in August 2018, reaching over 1,200 US consumers — primarily handpicked digital professionals and early-adopters, making our sample a sensitive indicator of emerging features.
  • Business Insider Intelligence's Mobile Banking Competitive Edge study includes: Ally, Bank of America, BB&T;, BBVA Compass, BMO Harris, Capital One, Chase, Citibank, Fifth Third, HSBC, KeyBank, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions, SunTrust, TD, Union Bank, US Bank, USAA, and Wells Fargo.

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Facebook Spies on Everything - Confirmation of Pure Evil

  • They used their dominant position to get App companies to fully trade their customer data in exchange for access to Facebook data.
  • Facebook have clearly entered into whitelisting agreements with certain companies, which meant that after the platform changes in 2014/15 they maintained full access to friends data.
  • It is clear that increasing revenues from major app developers was one of the key drivers behind the Platform 3.0 changes at Facebook.
  • The idea of linking access to friends data to the financial value of the developers relationship with Facebook is a recurring feature of the documents.
  • Data reciprocity between Facebook and app developers was a central feature in the discussions about the launch of Platform 3.0.
  • Facebook knew that the changes to its policies on the Android mobile phone system, which enabled the Facebook app to collect a record of calls and texts sent by the user would be controversial.

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ARCore 1.6 improves ambient lighting, polishes screen capture and recording

  • Google’s march toward more realistic augmented reality (AR) worlds continues.
  • The Mountain View company today debuted ARCore 1.6, the latest version of its software development kit for AR app development on Android and ChromeOS.
  • In tow are better plane boundary tracking and improvements to Sceneform — a Java-based mobile-optimized 3D framework with a physically based renderer — as well as expanded device support.
  • Realistic lighting is one of the spotlight features.
  • As Ashish Shah, product manager at Google’s AR and VR division, explained in a blog post, previous versions of Sceneform defaulted to optimizing ambient light as yellow.
  • The new enhancements to Sceneform and ARCore are available today, both of which now work with the Samsung Galaxy A3 and the Huawei P20 Lite.
  • According to Google, more than 250 million devices are now compatible with the framework.

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Binance Extends Support For Larger Trading Firms With New Sub-Account Feature

  • So the master account can limit the amount of funds that a given trader has access to as well as limit the currencies it can trade in.
  • Sub-accounts are not by default able to know the full balances of the master account nor move between trading and holding balances.
  • The move doesn’t change anything for existing retail traders and smaller operations, but it could further increase volume at the world’s largest exchange if Wall Street firms and the like decide that this is all they were missing in order to enter the crypto trading space.
  • Binance continues to make efforts to capture as much as it possibly can of the crypto trading market, offering enhanced products like the sub-account feature, a large variety of trade pairs, occasionally taking action against fraud, and being early to create a unified stablecoins market.

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Comparison: Is Astro's A50 gaming headset worth $200 more than Logitech's G433?

  • Meaning, while it was certainly lacking in certain areas, it’s not enough to make me switch to the A50 if I was wearing the G433 at the time.
  • Well, a sort of fully wireless design: you’ll still need to plug the base unit into the back of the PS4 to transmit to the headphones.
  • The website claims spatial awareness that places you in the middle of the action, although I didn’t find that it worked all that well, and I was still fairly confused at times about which direction sound was coming from if it wasn’t directly to my right or left.
  • I still wish the company had made some better design decisions, and perhaps offered a tad more polish on the cheap-ish finishes, but for $100, it’s hard to suggest a better headset at this price point.

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