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How to activate the redesigned desktop Gmail

Material Design everywhere!

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As expected, Gmail is getting a design overhaul that you may or may not like. Fortunately, you can try it out now, and if you don’t dig it, there’s an option to revert back to the stone-age look everyone’s accustomed to.

Doing so is incredibly simple, but does need a few screenshots to show you the way. Here’s how:

Click on the gear icon and select “Try the new Gmail”

Choose your type of view (this can be changed anytime)

And you’re done!

Image source: blog.google

If you don’t like the new look, you can always revert back

So, what’s there to see other than the wonders of Material Design? A lot, actually.

For one, you can access attachments straight from the inbox without having to open any conversation. This allows you to go straight to the files you’ve been sending without going through each sent and received email.

For the absentminded, reminders are in place if you haven’t replied to certain emails for days. But, if you’d rather not be bothered, you may snooze emails and deal with them some other time.

Smart replies are also available just like on the Gmail app. Now you’re able to get conversations over with using a single click — perfect for that annoying friend who won’t get off your case.

There’s more to see, but it’ll take a while for most users to get the hang of them all. I myself am a little overwhelmed by the new arrangement; although I’m sure it’s good to invest early (before Google kills off the classic design like it does with other old products).

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Vivo V9: How to take the perfect selfie

Three easy steps to perfecting your selfie game!

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Taking the perfect selfie should be fun and easy! With the Vivo V9, you have all the features you need: 24MP photos, A.I. Face Beauty, and 6.3-inch FullView display. But it takes some skill to perfect your selfie game.

All you need are these three tips:

1) It’s all about lighting

Find the most flattering light source and angle for your face. Trouble with lighting? Use HDR mode when in brighter areas, and use selfie screen flash in dark areas.

2) Mind the background

Clear out your background or simply blur it out.

3) Use the perfect settings

Use A.I. Face Beauty for flawless selfies!

SEE ALSO: 5 tips for the perfect selfie


This feature was produced in collaboration between GadgetMatch and Vivo.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 tutorial: How to make AR Emoji

A step-by-step guide, with GIFs!

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When the technological advances of 2017 brought Animoji to this world, people lapped it up. (For those uninformed in the ways of millennial technology, that name is short for animated emoji — and it’s exactly that.) All of a sudden, Animoji Karaoke was a thing — never mind how silly you look on your phone, the emoji is singing as you!

Since then, no other useless phone feature has rivaled the cute talking heads that are available exclusively on iPhones and iMessage. Until now.

Samsung’s newest flagship, the Galaxy S9, brought with it the gift of AR Emoji. Basically, you yourself are the emoji. 😱

If you’re wondering how in tech heavens this is possible, fret not. This is a step-by-step guide on how to make your own AR Emoji.

Step 1: Get to the Samsung Galaxy S9’s built-in camera app and tap “AR EMOJI” on the top of the screen.

Tap “Create my Emoji” and that will bring you to this screen. You will have to choose the gender of your emoji and the scanning begins from there. The phone will specifically request that you smile, but with your lips closed. Also, take hair and glasses away from your face because that will ruin the scan. Hold still and wait until the blue circle fills up.

Voila! You are an emoji!

Well, it isn’t really you just yet, so time to add some finishing touches…

Step 2: You can choose what face type your emoji will get and there’s a toggle bar for your skin tone.

You also have a myriad of hairstyles to choose from, pick the one that looks the best because even your emoji has to look amazing at all times. 💁🏽💁🏽💁🏽

To my delight and relief, there are different hair color choices, too!

And now, on to the outfits! There are preset looks you can choose from and certain accessories you can add. Unfortunately, you can’t mix and match the attires.

Step 3: Be the emoji!

Now that you have your own AR Emoji, just head on over to the camera, tap “AR EMOJI” and tap the emoji you created.

The phone will track your facial movements and translate them to the emoji — this just means the emoji will do everything you do! Make sure you take photos and videos of mini-you; you can do that by tapping on the shutter buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Of course, you’ll still be looking pretty silly IRL, but that is a chance you have to take. Do it for the AR Emoji!

Step 4: As if personalized emoji weren’t enough, creating your AR Emoji automatically produces a set of GIFs ready for sending. Upon creation, you will be prompted to “Save [my] emoji stickers in gallery” — the answer to that should be a resounding yes. From there, you can access your GIFs from your phone’s gallery.

It will also show up on your keyboard for easier sharing. Tap on the stickers tab and you’ll find your face ready for sharing at the tap of a button. 

And yes, you can send your cute face to anyone, no matter what smartphone they’re using. What better way to share the AR Emoji love around!

Ending this article, as I started it: With my AR Emoji GIF. Happy sending!

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S9: An honest review of AR Emoji and more

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