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Turn $1 Into an Augmented Reality Tour of the White House

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Forget Pokémon. A really cool use for augmented reality on your iPhone is an animated 3D model of the White House, complete with an audio tour of its importance and history. The new app 1600, released this week by the White House Historical Association, uses AR to build a fully animated 3D model of the White House on a $1 bill while White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest narrates a miniature history lesson. Users can also tap on various parts of the model to reveal additional information and a few hidden secrets. Check it out now for free on the iOS and Android app stores.

Turn $1 Into an Augmented Reality Tour of the White House

Plex Media Player is Now Free for Everyone

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You all know that we love Plex around here, and yesterday the company announced that its new Plex Media Player app for Mac and Windows, which had previously been limited to paying “Plex Pass” customers, is now free for everyone! Even better, the latest version of the app now supports both a “10-foot” interface for navigating with a remote as well as the Plex “Web” interface for more intimate use with mouse and keyboard. Check out the announcement at the Plex Blog and download your copy of Plex Media Player for macOS.

Plex Media Player is Now Free for Everyone

¡Buenas noticias! Apple Pay Now Available in Spain

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Apple today rolled out Apple Pay in Spain, partnering with select credit card issuers and retailers to bring its secure mobile payment service to customers. Spain is the 13th country to support the service as Apple continues its steady Apple Pay expansion.

Apple Says It's Working to Fight iCloud Calendar Spam

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The iCloud Calendar spam problem is getting worse, and users are helpless to stop it. Thankfully, Apple has confirmed that it’s working on a solution, but we don’t yet know how much of this questionable canned meat we’ll need to swallow before the company gets this right.

Watch Nature Rage and Man Sprawl with Google Earth Timelapse

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Google Earth Timelapse is “a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years.” It’s not exactly new, but the project was just updated this week with new data and improved historical images. Head over to the Timelapse website, zoom into your favorite location, and watch the path of rivers change, glaciers melt, and cities spread from 1984 through 2016. It’s an incredible way to view the immense library of Google Earth’s satellite imagery.

Watch Nature Rage and Man Sprawl with Google Earth Timelapse

Students in 25 More Countries Can Now Save 50% on Apple Music

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Is your college pen pal jealous of your Apple Music student discount? Well, there’s now a good chance that they, too, can get in on the money saving action. Apple this week expanded the availability of its Apple Music student pricing to 25 additional countries.

With iOS 10, Your iPhone Can Save Up to Eight Lives

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One of the most important features in iOS 10 has nothing to do with fancy iMessages, TouchID, or interactive notifications. It’s about saving lives. Lots of lives. You can now register to be an organ donor in just minutes, directly from your iPhone. Here’s how it works.

Watch Twitter's Thursday Night Football Livestream on Your Apple TV

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Instead of using Twitter to complain about tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the Buffalo Bills and NY Jets, you can actually watch the entire game for free. Here’s how to stream tonight’s game via the Twitter website or the Twitter app on your fourth-gen Apple TV.