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You probably never thought you'd be making goofy GIF selfies on your Chromebook, but here we are

You probably never thought you'd be making goofy GIF selfies on your Chromebook, but here we are

GIFs have ruled the internet for the past three decades, and while other image file formats offer more colors and better compression, they just can't touch GIF's trump card: animation. People use these eye-catchy animations everywhere, whether expressing their mood, or reacting to a meme on platforms like Instagram or Twitter. If you're tired of using the same GIFs over and over, there are plenty of tools around for making your own animations. Soon, even your Chromebook may be lending its hand to help create your goofiest GIF yet.

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Google is adding a document scanner to the Chrome OS Camera app

Google is adding a document scanner to the Chrome OS Camera app

The demand for flatbed scanners has been soaring ever since many of us started working from home because of the global pandemic. If you don't have access to that kind of hardware, being asked to sign and send a document might seem like an impossible task. Thankfully, the Chromebook you're using right now could soon double as a scanner.

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The Chrome OS camera app is getting an Expert Mode

The Chrome OS camera app is getting an Expert Mode

The camera app on Chrome OS has remained largely unchanged since Google first brought Chromebooks to the market in 2011. Although handy in a pinch, its stagnant development is obvious by the lack of useful features. It received video recording only three years ago and recently got a native QR code scanner. While it has improved over the years, its implementation feels too basic to be especially practical. That may soon change, as Google is working to deliver advanced controls to the camera app on Chrome OS.

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The Chrome OS Camera app is getting a QR scanner

The Chrome OS Camera app is getting a QR scanner

QR codes may have been around since the mid-1990s, but they have become more popular than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic—you'll find them on mobile orders, Instagram, and even in Android's Wi-Fi settings. While those boxy, square designs may seem like gibberish at a glance, they offer a wide range of contactless convenience in our socially distant times. With this in mind, it was only a matter of time until compatible scanners started appearing on other platforms, including Chrome OS.

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How to get Google Photos integration in OnePlus Camera instead of the stock Gallery app

How to get Google Photos integration in OnePlus Camera instead of the stock Gallery app

Anyone using a non-Pixel device like a OnePlus phone and Google Photos in conjunction probably knows that this can lead to some annoying issues. When you delete a photo in the camera right after taking it, it's possible that Google still uploads it, making you repeat the deletion process in Photos. The solution is simple on recent OnePlus phones: Just disable the pre-installed Gallery. The camera will then preview your shots right in Google Photos, and the app will respect deleted images right away.

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Google could face yet another class action lawsuit, this time over Pixel 3 issues

Google could face yet another class action lawsuit, this time over Pixel 3 issues

Law firm Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) just made it public that it's beginning to investigate for a potential class action lawsuit against Google. With a consistent outcry from Pixel 3 users concerning battery drain issues, poor photo and video quality, and app crashes all around, CSK&D is now looking into whether these defects are hardware-related ⁠— which would warrant a lawsuit.

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Moment kills its Android camera app, cites constantly-changing software and hardware (Updated)

Moment kills its Android camera app, cites constantly-changing software and hardware (Updated)

Moment is one of the largest manufacturers of custom lens attachments for smartphones, with its cases (required for mounting the lenses) available for most flagship Android phones. The company also has a Pro Camera application for shooting manual photos and video, but now Moment is giving up on the Android version of the app.

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Moment Pro Camera update adds focus peaking and zebra stripes, celebrates with 15% off sale on gear

Moment Pro Camera update adds focus peaking and zebra stripes, celebrates with 15% off sale on gear

Most people know the Moment name for its interchangeable smartphone camera lenses or some great looking cases, but last year the company also launched a new camera app designed to present manual controls in an intuitive interface. A major update is rolling out now that adds several new and enhanced features, including a few you wouldn't find very often outside of dedicated camera hardware. To celebrate, Moment is also running a sale for app buyers of 15% off everything in their shop.

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Moment Photo cases are now available for the Pixel 3, Moment Pro app offers 20% discount (3 days only)

Moment Photo cases are now available for the Pixel 3, Moment Pro app offers 20% discount (3 days only)

Google just finished announcing the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the latest generation in a line of phones known for exceptional camera performance. If you've ordered one and you're looking for a way to dress it up a bit, and maybe up your photography game in the process, Moment has also released three new photo cases to protect your latest gadget investment. They're available in Black, Walnut, and an all new Tan Leather option made from speckled white Horween Leather.

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Nokia Camera adds Google Lens, Motion Photos, and more in latest update [APK Download]

Nokia Camera adds Google Lens, Motion Photos, and more in latest update [APK Download]

OEMs tend to include custom camera software with their phones, but they're rarely anything to write home about. The imaging app HMD Global ships on its Nokia-branded devices is something of an exception, however. An update earlier this year revived the beloved Pro Camera mode from the old Lumia phones. The latest version (90.9.1123.20) comes with a host of new goodies.

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