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Since its 6.0.1 iteration, Marshmallow, Android has featured this cool thing where you tap the power button twice in quick succession and the camera app will open. 
Cool eh
Unfortunately, since it came out there's been a lingering issue: if the phone or tablet is unlocked and the power button is double tapped, the device will first lock and then open the camera app, rather than just opening the camera. 
From the looks of things, in the Android N Developer Preview 3 (DP3) this is now fixed - a double tap of the power button while the device is unlocked opens the camera app without locking the device first.
Yay!
So here's how it works when you double tap to open the camera on DP3:
  • The device is unlocked: double tap opens the camera, device stays unlocked
  • Once on lockscreen with the smart lock enabled (swipe to unlock): double tap opens the camera, device unlocks
  • on lockscreen with device locked: double tap opens the camera, device stays locked
  • If the screen isn't locked, just double tap to open the camera.
Once you do that you should have no problems whatsoever, while it's not mindblowing or anything, it could be a pesky little problem and now you can use the camera without the phone locking itself and take a quick photo.
So if you're nitpicky about that sort of thing, well now you're covered.




Look out Snapchat, Snow is on your tail!
Snow is a new app that lovers of Snapchat would definitely derive a lot of joy for.
Snow could be considered a clone of Snapchat, but nonetheless stands out with some cool stickers and features. 
With this in mind, it means that it's easy enough to use due to the similarities between the two apps. The apps has a contact list and you can share your pictures and the like when you upload them. It is available for both Android and iOS smartphones.
What makes Snow all the more fun is the numerous stickers with special effects and crazy filters. There are a wide range of them from animal faces to food products, holiday stickers to impersonating celebrities to the multiple facets of emotions put out in adorable stickers. 
To achieve this, after taking a picture you just swipe left and background stickers will appear. The app also lets you send video messages in the form of GIFs. Not only can you share the pictures with your friends, you also have the option to share them on popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The latest cool feature added to snow is cloning.
This lets you clone one person’s face with the rest of the group, so you all look like peas in a pod.
Face swap has become plenty popular recently and you can swap faces with two or more people, similar to how you can on Snapchat. 
In addition to this, Face Copy is also similar to Swap but it lets you use the pictures of people’s faces stored in your phone and paste it on your face.
The app is obviously South Korean in the sense that it highlights trends that are clearly from that part of the world.
Stickers with popular K-Pop groups like 4 Minute, B1A4 and Oh My Girl  are on there and also an assortment of Korean delicacies and so on.



KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo is a man who is usually spot on when it comes to his leaks regarding Apple products. 
With that in mind if we are to go with that, then maybe we should all be getting pretty excited. It has been reported that 2017's iPhone will be a major rebrand, revamping a lot of the features and adding a ton of new stuff. 
No one knows what the name will be, but that's all part of the excitement. 
So, the 2017 iPhone, according to Kuo, will be made primarily from glass, including curved glass bodywork designed to replicate the shape of the iPhone 4s. 
And from the looks of things an industry insider has made comments that corroborate this claim.
Allen Horng, CEO of Catcher Technology which is an Apple supplier has made comments about the glass body talks.
The firm builds smartphone bodies and has made them for previous iPhone models where it has created the metal components.
According to reports Horng said "as far as I know, only one model will adopt glass casing next year," he said this response to questions regarding the 2017 iPhone. 
This could mean that the contemporary iPhone Plus or iPhone Pro model will retain a metal build.
From the sounds of things too it could be that the all-glass iPhone model will have a rigid metal frame inside the glass casing.
Horng suggested that he is not worried about an all-glass iPhone having an impact on his business; this likely means that even with the all glass body, the inside will retain it's metal form and his firm will handle that plus it will still likely make the non-glass iPhone model for the same year.
So Apple fans be very excited, you'll be getting an egg for a phone next year.
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