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8 amazing-looking pies and how to make them

All this talk about Android Pie made me hungry

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Android P has just been unveiled as Android Pie and while the whole tech world is celebrating the latest Android operating system release, I am left hungry and craving — what else — pie!

Since I’m a DIY type of gal, I decided to fix this pie-shaped hole inside of me by learning how to make this delectable dessert. A quick online search later, I am left with a number of recipes and an even stronger desire for this sweet, savory treat. I’ve compiled all of them here so we can collectively drool over them and attempt to make the dish so we can finally, finally put it in our tummies.

You’re welcome, ladies.

This beautiful, beautiful Chai Spiced Pumpkin Pie is calling to me

Who better to walk you through how to make this Pumpkin Pie than no other than longtime chef Byron Talbott! I want this so much right now, it hurts.

A divine dessert made even better by making it into a pie

S’mores are God’s gift to sweet-toothed humans. Make it into pie form and it instantly becomes divine intervention.

Classic Apple Pie recipe that never gets old

Jamie Oliver making some home-baked pie goodness — of course, this is going to turn out great in the video! Just hoping I can recreate it because I need to try this for myself.

Mouthwatering Shepherd’s Pie that needs to get in my tummy

We all know that Gordon Ramsey knows his stuff so trust me when I say that I’m sure this pie is a delicious dish.

A pretty Strawberry Pie that probably tastes as good as it looks

Just look at that beautiful thing! It’s impossible not to want anything that looks so good. Chef Laura Vitale makes it and makes it well. I’m left here wanting pie even more.

Cottage Pie that’s a legitimate family heirloom

Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone shares his grandmother’s delicious-looking Cottage Pie recipe and I’m instantly in need of this in my life right now.

A special pie from none other than Hogwarts!

Binging with Babish is a YouTube channel that recreates food as seen in movies. In this episode, Babish shows us how we can make the same Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter because why not!

A familiar-looking pie, but better 

Last on the list is another classic: McDonald’s Apple Pie. This time, even better because you can (probably) make it yourself, with help from this video, of course.

Happy baking, and eventual eating!

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Tinder’s new feature tells you when a lot of people are swiping in the area

You’re welcome, Tinderella!

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Dating app Tinder is finding more and more ways to get people swiping more.

Enter: The new Swipe Surge feature.

Let’s face it, not all areas or events are equal — in terms of swipe activity, that is. But, fret not. Tinder will now tell you if you’re in an area with a high swiping ratio to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun.

Wait, what fun exactly? Well, according to Tinder, during a Swipe Surge, activity on the app is 15 times higher than normal. This means that the chance of finding the love of your life (or the love of tonight 😉) is higher by 250 percent and even chatting up some cuties becomes 33 percent faster. Yep, those are some serious computations.

To get in on the fun, enable push notifications so that the app can notify you when a Swipe Surge is happening in real time. Once you’ve joined the Swipe Surge party, you’ll be put on top swiping priority. Tinder will even show you who’s actively swiping at that moment!

Oh, what fun! Swipe Surge is being tested on iOS in select cities. Unfortunately, we don’t know which ones, or when it’s coming to all users; if it even ever will.

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Fitbit Charge 3 comes with so many yummy strap options

It also has a 7-day battery life!

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The best trackers are the ones that are always on your wrist and running. Though there are a number of impressive ones in the market, so few of them perform in terms of battery time.

Fitbit’s newest health wearable, announced just last August, promises to remedy that. The Fitbit Charge 3 boasts a battery that will last you seven days.

This sleek little thing features an improved touchscreen display that’s made of aluminum and Gorilla Glass, plus an inductive side button (yep, no physical buttons on this baby!). The Charge 3 comes in two colors: Black with a graphite tracker or Blue-gray with a rose-gold tracker. But, if you don’t like those colors, there are a number of strap options available:

For those who want a less sporty look, there are leather strap options, too.

These woven straps, similar to the Fitbit Versa straps, are also looking pretty good.

Aside from looking nice with the benefit of having a slew of straps available for this wearable, the Charge 3 can do a whole lot of things. This fitness band connects to the Fitbit app and tracks your pace and distance in real time, allows for continuous heart rate tracking, and even records sleep.

There’s even automatic exercise recognition which means you don’t have to manually input activities like running, swimming, or certain sports. It has Fitbit Pay, and it’s the first fitness tracker that has smartphone notifications and quick reply for Android.

The Fitbit Charge 3 retails starting at US$ 150 for the basic version and US$ 170 for the special edition NFC- and Fitbit Pay-enabled one. It’s also available in the Philippines for PhP 9,990 and PhP 10,990, respectively. The different bands retail for US$ 30 to US$ 50 or PhP 1,690 to PhP 2,990.

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OnePlus 6T now comes in a beautiful gradient color

The color we’ve always wanted

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Finally, OnePlus releases a phone color I can get behind!

OnePlus phones have always been known for their performance and great value, but I’ve always found their color choices to be lacking. Black, graphite, red, or white works for a lot of different folks but for those, like me, who want a flashier and prettier option, we are left wanting.

Not anymore.

OnePlus has just announced that we’re getting the OnePlus 6T in a dreamy new shade called Thunder Purple. This particular device has a beautiful black to purple gradient and a shiny curve on its back that moves with the light. So pretty!

Just look at that subtle, stunning color pop

The same color, announced in China last week, will be available in the US and Europe starting today on the OnePlus website. It rocks 8GB of memory with 128GB of storage and retails for US$ 579.

Image credit: Joshua Vergara

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