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Lose It! Now Tracks Your Diet By Snapping Photos Of Your Food

iOS/Android: If you’re looking to improve your nutrition but don’t know where to start, popular food tracking app Lose It! now lets you snap a food photo or upload an existing one to your day’s food log. Called Snap It!, the feature makes tracking food more approachable for newbies.

SwiftKey's New 'Neural Network' Text Prediction Is Impressively Good

I can’t stand writing on my phone. The keyboard is slow and mistakes are too easy. SwiftKey’s new “neural network” keyboard, however, has seriously impressed me. Now, predictions are useful enough that they significantly reduce the amount of time I spend typing on my phone.

How Free-to-Play Games Like Pokemon GO Actually Make Money

Many of the world’s most popular games are free-to-play, yet they still manage to make a lot of money. Here’s a simple explanation of how they work, and why they’re able to get people to for over their cash for something that’s technically 100 per cent free.

CTRL-F Helps You Search Real World Documents Using Your Phone's Camera

Android: Wouldn’t it be great if searching the page of a book in the real world were as easy as hitting Ctrl-F on your keyboard to find a search term instantly? Now you can, with the help of your smartphone’s camera and CTRL-F.

ABBYY FineScanner Finally Brings Its Document Scanner To Android

Android: When we last asked what your favourite tool was for scanning documents, Lifehacker readers went with ABBY FineScanner by a narrow margin. Now, it’s finally available on Android.

Ambient Noise Showdown: Noisli Vs. White Noise Vs. Rain Rain

Ambient noise apps drown out distractions so you can focus on your work, or generate serene, peaceful environments that encourage you to fall asleep. But with dozens you can download, it’s hard to know which is the best. Noisli, White Noise and Rain Rain are all at the top of this game, so it’s time to crank them up to 11 and see which one creates so much atmosphere you could practically breathe in it.

Android Apps For Chrome OS Are Here, And They're The Future Of Both Platforms

Google just made the entire library of Android apps available to Chromebook owners — but for now, just the Chromebook Flip. After trying a few, my Flip is now one of my most useful devices. There are still some rough edges, but in the near future, you’ll have a much more reason to buy a Chromebook.

Last Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from last week.

Non-Nexus Phones Can Now Download Google's Sweet Phone App [Updated]

Android: Last year, Google released its smart dialler app to the Play Store. At the time, they only worked on Nexus devices. Now, however, a ton of recent phones can use them as well.

10 Steps To Create Your First Android App

Building an Android app isn’t as hard as it might seem, as long as you focus on creating a simple app at first. Android Authority shares a tutorial that covers the 10 main things you have to do to develop your first app.

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