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How to shoot 360-degree panos with Google Street View

Shooting 360-degree panoramas may seem like a complex photographic endeavor, but with the Google Street View app on your smartphone, it’s incredibly fun and easy for anyone to accomplish. You don’t need expensive cameras, a complicated rig, or any special photographic expertise to produce a glorious spherical pano. You just ...

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The best gaming phones for 2019

Once mocked as the home of “filthy casuals”, the mobile gaming market has come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years. Games like Hearthstone, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Mobile, and Fortnite have shown that the humble smartphone is just as good a place for digital entertainment as the console ...

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Calendar influencers? Event social network IRL raises $8M

Why is there no app where you can follow party animals, concert snobs or conference butterflies for their curated suggestions of events? That’s the next phase of social calendar app IRL that’s launching today on iOS to help you make and discuss plans with friends or discover nearby happenings to ...

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Daily Crunch: Telegram faces new attack in China

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Telegram faces DDoS attack in China… again The popular encrypted messaging service Telegram is once again ...

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Every secure messaging app needs a self-destruct button

The growing presence of encrypted communications apps makes a lot of communities safer and stronger. But the possibility of physical device seizure and government coercion is growing as well, which is why every such app should have some kind of self-destruct mode to protect its user and their contacts. End ...

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How to download movies from Netflix for offline viewing

Netflix is great for when you want to spend the night on the couch using the steady Wi-Fi connection provided your awesome new router, but what happens when you’re facing the world’s longest plane ride? The answer is simple: Download all the movies and shows you’ll need for the trip ...

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