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This week in apps: L’Oréal’s new UV patch, a cool raw photo editor, and the rest of the best


It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the wild world of app updates this week considering all the changes happening with Uber, including Travis Kalanick stepping down as CEO. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered.

Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your phone.

Here’s what caught our eye…

Everything you’d possibly wanna know about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 just got leaked


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This app will tell you which of your photos are actually good enough to post (which is both harsh and helpful)


It’s a rare occasion when you take the perfect photo on the first try. Most likely, your camera roll is clogged with photos as you attempt to shoot that all-star selfie, picture at the concert, or snapshot of the new glow-in-the-dark donuts.

This app allows you to try on lipsticks from every brand you’ve ever had your eye on


Who needs to try on lipstick IRL when you can do it without leaving your room?

You might remember Meitu, the selfie-editing app that brought you some of these amazing transformations:

6 reasons why the OnePlus 5 is the Android phone to get


The long-awaited OnePlus 5 is hereAnd. It. Is. Glorious.

The OnePlus 5 is what you get when take a Google Pixel XL and marry it to the iPhone 7 Plus’s dual cameras.

OnePlus 5 review: Spectacular on every level


I really want to stop calling OnePlus the “startup you’ve probably never heard of that’s making kick-ass phones” but sadly they still aren’t ready to outgrow that status.

Not that the company cares that it’s still seen as the underdog in the increasingly saturated smartphone world. In fact, the metaphor that OnePlus is David and everyone else is Goliath only pushes the company to “Never Settle” (its tagline) and keep doing the seemingly impossible with its impressively affordable phones.

Google just invented an awesome way to find that perfect emoji, every single time


Google’s slick Android keyboard, Gboard, has always lagged a little behind its iOS app—but that’s quickly changing. Following the company’s latest update to GIF and Emoji suggestions, Google’s made it easier than ever to type (and type fast) on Gboard after announcing new updates to the Android app on Monday.

The latest update allows you to search for emoji just by drawing. The new feature is part of emoji search, and it’ll…

Is Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone the iPhone killer we’ve been waiting for?


Android inventor Andy Rubin finally took the wraps off his newest toy: the Essential Phone.

Yes, it’s an Android phone in an extremely saturated smartphone market and it’s wildly different from the second you look at its futuristic display. But can it dethrone the iPhone?

This week’s MashTalk is hosted by Mashable Senior Tech Correspondent Raymond Wong and Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff.

If there’s anyone who…

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Android creator explains why his new Essential Phone looks so weird


Earlier today, Android founder Andy Rubin finally unveiled the new smartphone he’s been teasing for months.

The phone, the first product from Rubin’s new company Essential, is so big that its nearly bezel-less display wraps almost all the way around the handset’s front-facing camera. Now Rubin has offered an explanation for the odd design choice, which raised more than a few eyebrows.

How Andy Rubin’s Essential is different from other smartphone companies


Andy Rubin sees a problem with smartphones. They’re boring. They’re fragmented. The companies that make them aren’t as well-suited at advancing technologies around them as they should be.

Rubin invented Android, so he admits to some responsibility at creating this problem. That’s no doubt part of the reason he chose to create a new company, Essential, which unveiled its first products — a smartphone, a “home device” (what the tech industry seems to be calling speaker hubs like the Amazon…