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On the long list of internet needs and wants, one wish has remained at the top for so long it’s almost inexcusable that it has never been granted. That wish is the ability to edit tweets. Not a single Twitter user has avoided the pain of putting something inanely misspelt into the world, only to have no other recourse but to delete the tweet entirely. Not for long.

twitter users: let us edit tweets
twitter: the stars are now hearts
twitter users: an edit button please
twitter: we made everything round

— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) June 15, 2017

Matteo Villa, developer of popular Twitter client Fenix, has shared a new feature he is working on that essentially allows Twitter users to edit tweets. Kind of a delayed posting mechanism, the feature demoed below lets you submit a Tweet and then review the contents for a short period of time before it actually goes live. At any time during this grace period you can recall it and edit to your heart’s content. Check it out.

pic.twitter.com/yOxtHQlPjl

— Matteo Villa (@mttvll) June 22, 2017

Villa later confirmed that the feature will let users set a specific “undo” timeframe. The ability has not yet been added to the preview version of Fenix 2, but if and when it does go live, Fenix will have instantly made itself the most indispensable Twitter client on the planet. Whatever that app ends up costing will absolutely be worth it. Something similar is already available in Textra for editing SMS, by the way.

Of course, there are multiple good reasons why editing tweets after the fact has not yet happened; all manner of confusion and misdirection would start taking place. But if the case for editing tweets is never going to go anywhere – by adding a prominent ‘edited’ tag and making the edit history viewable – the ability to temporarily delay the posting of a tweet is the next best thing.

This article originally appeared on our partner site Charged.io

You want to fly your drone and you want to incorporate your mobile device into the experience, you’ll need to download some apps, but which should you get? Your drone manufacturer will have an app, but what else can you get your hands on, join us for a rundown some of the best drone apps.

We will regularly update this list with new and exciting apps to enhance your flying experience. No changes to our app list this month, but we added some new information about the FAA app, as pertains to the requirement to register your drone.

We have released our big list of apps from the manufacturers, the apps that you need to fly.

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First, some theory. What is it you are hoping to do with your drone? Perhaps you are trying to keep it legal, making sure you can fly in a specific location, there’s an app for that. Maybe you are looking for a logging service to help track your flights, there are tools for that as well, or maybe you just want a weather report.Your needs will differ depending on your drone as well, a camera drone has different needs than a racing drone, for example.

Go ahead and run down the list to get an idea what functions a non-manufacturer app can serve for you. We hope to help you find something new and helpful.


Google Earth

Google Earth

Price: Free
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As you well know, the first thing you’re going to need to do with any drone (after registering it,) is figure out a place to fly it. Truth is, there are some drone dedicated mapping apps on our list today, they are great at showing where it is safe to fly. Safe places to fly is one thing, but before you get to that point, why not scour Google Earth to find exceptional places to fly. Google Earth is free for your mobile device and available on the web as well.
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Google Earth

Related reading: Best mapping apps for Android – on Android Authority


Airmap

Airmap

Price: Free
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Airmap is one of those tools that does so much more than just map a potential flight location or help you keep a log of your flight. With backing by companies like Microsoft and Qualcomm, not to mention drone players like Yuneec, Airmap is rapidly becoming the de-facto tool for commercial drone flight. Don’t let their drone mapping, geo-fencing and flight logging commercial tools scare you off, utilizing the realtime traffic alerts in their mobile app is value enough. Check out Airmap for your basic needs, or for your commercial piloting business.
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Airmap

B4UFly

B4UFly

Price: Free
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Let’s keep this super simple, the FAA is the entity that enforces drone laws in the United States, this is their app that tells you where and when you can fly. I could stop at that, but I feel you should know that B4UFly is a little bit overbearing sometimes, telling you that you can’t fly in some places that you can. That said, the app provides one of the most detailed airport listings around, displaying the 5-mile radius of each. What it boils down to, if in doubt, the B4UFly app is how you go to the source for legal info on drone flight in the United States.
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B4UFly

Update: At this time, the FAA no longer requires registration before you can fly. This is a legal matter that may be resolved any day, resulting in registrations to be required once again, but at the time of writing, June 18, 2107, FAA drone registration is optional. You might consider registering anyway, as it is an easy way to identify the FAA laws that are still in effect.

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Hover

Hover

Price: Free
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Hover is an underrated app, providing mapping and location awareness info as provided by Airmap, but then adds in weather info. At a glance, Hover can tell you if it is safe to fly. Taking visibility, wind, location and more into consideration, Hover may not be the only drone app you need, but if you were to stick with just one, an app like this is certainly a solid bet. Grab Hover for your mobile device now.
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Hover

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DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy

Price: Free
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Next up is an app that we hesitated at first to include. We had hoped to make a list of best drone apps that did not focus on any one vendor, truth is, DJI is such a major player, and this app is so cool, we couldn’t resist. If you own pretty near any DJI drone from the Phantom 3 and newer, take a look at DroneDeploy as an alternative controller for your flying machine. The app provides advanced flight planning and autonomous control for your drone. Select a path of coordinates and watch your drone fly the route, have the app control camera exposure on the go and much, much more. Check out DroneDeploy now.
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DroneDeploy

UAV Forecast

UAV Forecast

Price: Free
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Focusing almost entirely on the weather, UAV Forecast strives to provide detailed wind and weather information to help you decide if it’s safe to fly. Tell the app the parameters of your drone, it can then quickly indicate whether or not today is the day to fly. A range of piloting info is provided, including wind speed and direction, wind chill and temperature, cloud cover, visibility and more. Not to be outdone by other apps out there, UAV Forecast also provides mapping with visible no-fly zones. Check it out for your weather needs.
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UAV Forecast

Related reading: Best weather apps for Android – on Android Authority


Kittyhawk

Kittyhawk

Price: Free
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Let’s see, we’ve covered apps that check the weather, apps that have maps with no-fly zone listings, maps with active air traffic information, apps that keep flight logs and help you track your drones, now for one app that does all of the above. Kittyhawk: Drone Operations is a robust app and platform, including everything from pre-flight checks to post-flight analysis. Kittyhawk is an ambitious app and platform ready to get you in the air and make of the most of your time in the sky.
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Kittyhawk

Pix4D

Pix4D

Price: Free
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Buyer beware, this app is free, but the software behind it is not. That being said, Pix4D is a powerful 3D mapping tool for your drone. Much like DroneDeploy, Pix4D offers programmable flight routines for many popular drones, (not just DJI,) but then captures imaging data for advanced 2D and 3D output. As I say, you’ll need some expensive software on your PC to get the most out of this, but the output is pretty slick – at least in a commercial/business 3D mapping sense.
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Pix4D

That’s all for today, we hope you’ve found a new app or two to enhance your flights, or get more out of the captured aerial footage after the fact. This is an early list with plenty of room to grow and mature, just like the drone market, so please hit us up in the comments if you want to discuss any other apps that you think belong here.

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The Honor 9 is now available for pre-order in the UK starting at £379.99. You can pick up the new handset from Amazon, though its official release date is still unknown. It’s expected to go on sale in Europe sometime after its June 27 launch in Berlin. German leaker Roland Quandt noted it will cost €399 in Germany after a €30 cashback offer via Amazon, although the links are not currently working.

The Honor 9 is the latest flagship handset from Huawei’s sub-brand Honor and was first revealed a couple of weeks ago in China. It comes in a 2.5D glass body in four colors (of which only the blue version is currently available on Amazon) with a 5.15-inch Full-HD display, Kirin 960 chip, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage space.

You’ll find a 20 MP + 12 MP dual-lens camera on the rear, an 8 MP front camera and a 3,200 mAh battery inside. As far as software is concerned, the Honor 9 is running Android Nougat out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 skin on top.

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An Honor 9 variant with 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage is also available in China, but it’s not yet clear if this will arrive in other markets.

For more on information on the new handset, go here, and if you want to make sure you get your Honor 9 at the earliest opportunity, visit the Amazon store page at the link below.

We’re now less than a week away from the release of the Amazon Echo Show, which goes on sale June 28 for $229. Unlike Amazon’s previous Echo products, its new Alexa-powered smart home device features a 7-inch touchscreen, allowing for a broader range of uses. Just ahead of its launch, Amazon has announced that Echo Show will support front door security cameras too.

The Echo Show takes advantage of the Alexa Smart Home skill to allow users to see and hear those at their door — hands-free. Simply by asking “Alexa, show me the front door,” the Echo Show will display a live feed from their smart camera or doorbell.

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Companies currently supporting this feature include Arlo, August, Amcrest, EZViz, IC Realtime, Logitech, Ring, Vivint, and Nest. The Smart Home Skill API is also now open to all Alexa developers, though, meaning support for other security camera products will likely follow.

Take a look at how the guys at Ring have implemented the system in the video below.

It’s pretty cool, but I expect most people will still be able to answer their door or look out of a window quicker than they can ask Alexa to show them who’s there and wait for it to retrieve the feed. It’s not must-have functionality, but it’s another incentive for those who already own compatible security cameras to pick up the new unit.

Take a look at the Amazon Echo Show at Amazon here and give us your thoughts on it in the comments.

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To celebrate the announcement of its latest flagship killer, OnePlus held a number of pop-up events around the world to give anxious buyers the chance to purchase the freshly minted OnePlus 5. This, of course, isn’t a new strategy by any means, but they’re credited as being the one to popularize this particular method of getting devices into the hands of consumers – rather than having to buy online, and then proceeding to wait. With a killer price point attached to the OnePlus 5, especially when you consider the kind of specs it’s bringing to the table, you know that its pop-up events are sure to be interesting.

We managed to check out the festivities that took place over at the New York City pop-up event, which was held at an ice cream shop of all places, and that proceeded to draw crowds that stretched the line all the way around the block. The first person in line, a native New Yorker named Christopher, actually told us that he got to the location at 9:00 AM, which is a pretty extensive wait time given that the event officially started at 7:00 PM later in the day.

It’s pretty intriguing how OnePlus was able to amass such a crowd at its New York City event, and at other popups held around the world, especially when other Android flagships are released, but don’t generate nearly as many people at stores. Then again, since OnePlus’ strategy has been mainly online sales, it makes perfect sense to see the huge turnout when phones are actually available in “stores”.

Once the doors opened to the Magnum ice cream store, the same Magnum ice cream bars you would’ve seen see in commercials, buyers managed to pick up their phones and were given backpacks as a bonus. In addition, they were also able to create their own custom Magnum ice cream bar – choosing the flavors, coatings, and toppings. Inside the store as well, people got the opportunity to check out the phone before buying one.

These pop-events in major cities around the world definitely help to inform the uninformed about the OnePlus name, but also to expose the wider world to something worth lining up for that’s not an iPhone. People passing by the store kept on asking us what was going on and why there was such a huge line, but after telling them the reason, most of them were just puzzled by the name. But then again, that’s the unintended result from having these events, since it gives OnePlus the opportunity to broaden their brand to consumers – outside the hardcore fandom and following.

Don’t forget to check out what happened at the event in our video. You can see for yourself how long the line went around the block!




The latest version of Samsung’s Gear VR headset went on sale back in April for $129.99. If you have been thinking of getting it, now is the time to do so. The device is currently on sale on Amazon and can be yours for $99.99 or $30 off its list price.

The Gear VR headset can be used for playing games, watching 360-degree videos, and much more. There are over 700 apps available for the device. Just keep in mind that it is only compatible with a few Samsung smartphones which are the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, and S6 Edge.

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The headset was announced back in March alongside the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and comes with the Gear VR controller included in the box. To learn more about it, check out our review of the Samsung Gear VR (2017).

If you own one of the smartphones listed above and are thinking of getting Samsung’s VR headset, visit Amazon’s sale page by clicking the button below.

There’s no word on how long the deal will last for, so it’s probably best to place your order sooner rather than later if you want to secure the $30 discount.

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Last month, Niantic started “shadowbanning” bot accounts, cheats, and so-called scanners in an attempt to take on Pokemon Go cheaters. Now, the company has taken things to the next level. In a post on Reddit, which you can read below, the creator of the game announced new anti-cheating measures that will mark those using third-party services with a slash in the inventory.

With the announcement of Raid Battles and the new battle features, we are staying true on our commitment to ensuring that Pokémon GO continues to be a fun and fair experience for all Trainers. Starting today, Pokémon caught using third-party services that circumvent normal gameplay will appear marked with a slash in the inventory and may not behave as expected. We are humbled by the excitement for all the new features we announced yesterday. This is one small part of our continued commitment to maintaining the integrity of our community and delivering an amazing Pokémon GO experience. — Niantic

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Unfortunately, the company didn’t share any specific information on what exactly “may not behave as expected” means. If you use any third-party services that violate Niantic’s terms of service, you’ll probably find out soon enough though.

It looks like the company is trying to do everything it can to make sure players don’t and can’t cheat, which is something that most Pokemon Go users probably don’t have a problem with.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Let us know by posting a comment down below.

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