ShadeScout Finds Any Shade of Makeup You Want and Lets You Try It On

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ShadeScout Finds Any Shade of Makeup You Want and Lets You Try It On

iOS/Android: Makeup can be a tricky thing. Your shade of foundation, lipstick or eyeshadow can make a big difference in your look, and you may have no idea what colors suit you. ShadeScout lets you play around with different shades and try them on.

The app lets you sample colors with your camera; simply point and shoot, and ShadeScout will search for similar colors that you can buy in-store. But you can also try those colors on in real-time, whether it’s lipstick, gloss, eyeshadows, blush, bronzer or foundation. The app accesses your front facing camera, then applies the color on the appropriate part of your face.

For example, if you want to check out a shade of lipstick, simply “scout” the color by pointing the camera at something in your environment—maybe you want a shade to match your red shoes. (You can also just find standard shades with their color picker.) The app will populate a list of lipsticks that are similar in color. From there, tap “try on”and you’ll see your own mug with your lips filled in, and you can experiment with the different shades. If you smile or move your face, the lips move along with you, so you can get a pretty accurate idea of what that lipstick will look like.

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It’s a pretty fun tool to play around with if you like makeup, and it’s especially useful if you have no idea where to start with picking the right color. Check it out for yourself at the link below.

ShadeScout | Apple Store
ShadeScout | Google Play

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T-Mobile Now Lets You Stream Video Without It Counting Toward Your Data

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T-Mobile Now Lets You Stream Video Without It Counting Toward Your Data

T-Mobile’s whole “uncarrier” thing, an occasional series of events where CEO John Legere gets on a stage and puts down his cellular competition, has been going on for a few years now. But for its tenth event, T-Mo went big. Say goodbye to video streaming nomming away your data.

We had a feeling this was coming, and Legere just confirmed things during an event in LA, describing the move as “disrupting the scam” that is cellular data. It works a lot like Music Freedom, which T-Mobile introduced in June last year. It works with 24 different services including Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Sling TV, Watch ESPN, Vevo, and all kinds of others. T-Mobile calls the service Binge On. It’s all free.

T-Mobile Now Lets You Stream Video Without It Counting Toward Your Data

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Obviously, the biggest missing link is YouTube, but T-Mobile says they’re working with Google on getting YouTube in the program. Legere clarified that they currently didn’t mean the tech specs to be included just yet.

Of course like Music Freedom, you could also say that this move falls under Net Neutrality scrutiny, since T-Mobile users would most likely be more inclined to use services tied up in T-Mobile’s free streaming plan rather than a smaller service (or more importantly) some future Netflix trying to enter the video streaming game. But Legere says it won’t be a problem and allows for any service to join the program (that meets their technical specifications) and will allow customers to offer input for future services.

Another announcement that’s a bit on the smaller scale (but not much) is that T-Mobile is bumping all Simple Choice data plans by double. So the original 1GB, 3GB, and 5GB tiers are now 2GB, 6GB, and 10GB for no extra cash (unlimited is still unlimited, obviously). Unlimited users can also use 14GB of data for mobile hotspots instead of just 7GB, and as a small bonus, a free rental per month from Vudu.

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Binge On is available starting November 15 for existing customers and November 19 for new plans, and if you can get Sling TV 30 percent of now if you’re on T-Mobile. If that’s a thing you want to do.

With free music streaming and video streaming, I’m not exactly sure what I’ll even be spending data on anymore, so cool!

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