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Microsoft app fixes Android’s most annoying feature

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Clip Layer

Copying text and pasting it is one of the most basic functions any operating system offers. It’s too bad Android’s interface isn’t too good at it.

All long-time Android users are familiar with how clunky copying and transferring text can be. It’s mainly because third-party apps treat their on-screen text differently, and the Google-backed platform doesn’t have a unified solution for the entire system.

Our latest fix comes from an unlikely source: Microsoft. The tech giant somehow felt the need to launch an app on a competing operating system in order to improve its usability.

Clip Layer

Called Clip Layer, the app allows you to select, copy, and share lines of text while on any other app. It does so by planting itself inside your Home button; long-press it, and Clip Layer will provide all the selecting and sharing functions you need.

Since the app replaces the long-press function of your Home key, you’ll lose access to whatever you had assigned to it in the first place. This most likely means you won’t be able to instantly activate Google Search or Now on Tap while Clip Layer is turned on. If you own a Google Pixel, Assistant will be disabled on your circular button.

It’s a decent tradeoff if you’ve never used those Google products to begin with. Be warned, however, that Clip Layer isn’t a perfect solution yet. You’ll still have difficulty selecting exactly what you want, but this is way better than anything Android has ever offered before.

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Source: Microsoft

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6 iPhone apps for your well-being

Mental health is important!

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World Mental Health Day may have come and gone but that shouldn’t mean that your well-being should be pushed aside. In fact, a healthy disposition should always be practiced. How does one do that in today’s fast-paced world?

We’ve got apps for you!

Omvana 

Omvana is a meditation app that measures stress levels and even your state of mind; it’s your personal mindfulness coach! The app also automatically connects to HealthKit.

Download here. 

Calm

With guided meditations, breathing exercises, sleep stories, and relaxing music, this app will help make sure you’re always in a relaxed mood.

Download here. 

Insight Timer

Don’t know how to meditate? This app allows for guided meditations from the industry’s best practitioners!

Download here. 

Headspace: Guided Meditation

Another guided meditation app which allows you to manage stress and even apply meditative practice to your every day. There’s also a sleep experience feature which promises better rest and calmness.

Download here.

Aura: Calm Anxiety & Sleep

Aura’s three-minute meditations will bring more positivity to your life. The app also does life coaching, relaxing music, and even personalized meditations.

Download here. 

AutoSleep Tracker for Watch

Better sleep means a better disposition! This app tracks sleep automatically with Advanced Heuristics AutoSleep so you’ll always have the info at hand.

Download here. 

What are you waiting for? Get to downloading and happy meditating!

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Facebook Lite comes to iPhones at less than 5MB

It consumes less power, too!

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After being enjoyed by Android users for years, the slimmed down version of Facebook’s main app finally arrived on iOS. Although, it’s only available to a select few — for now.

The Facebook Lite app was originally designed for developing countries where mobile data can be unreliable and Android phones are pretty basic. But, it also gained popularity among users with better phones because it uses way less data than the main Facebook app.

On iOS, the lite version is available for download through the Apple App Store for less than 5MB. Apart from being an easy download, it also uses less battery power and occupies minimal storage space.

This is going to be ideal for iPhones and even iPod Touch devices that are already showing signs of slowing down. The app is compatible with devices running iOS 9.0 and later.

For now, the app is only available in Turkey. As the testing phase expands to other regions, Facebook Lite will eventually be open for everyone.

Via: Business Insider

SEE ALSO: Facebook Messenger redesign starts rolling out to select users

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Instagram launches Nametag feature

What it does and how to use it

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Unveiled today, Instagram’s Nametag feature allows you to easily find other people in the app by scanning a unique nametag generated just for you.

Just how does it work? First, you have to make your nametag. You can do this by tapping the button with three lines on the upper-right side of your profile, hit “Nametag,” and you’re all set to create your own. You can even personalize it by changing colors, design, adding emoji, stickers, or even your selfies.

To add someone via the nametag, just swipe to the IG camera, point at a nametag, and press and hold. Alternatively, you can also get to the camera by tapping “Scan a Nametag” when you’re on your Nametag page.

Once scanned, Instagram will give you the option to follow or view the user.

If you want something to practice on, try these on for size:

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If it sounds familiar, it’s because it’s nothing new. We’ve seen it before in other apps like Snapchat and WeChat. Of course, we’ve also seen IG take already-existing concepts *ehem*IG Stories*ehem* and do it (arguably) better.

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