Review: Prynt Pocket Turns Your iPhone Into an Instant Camera

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Prynt Pocket, priced at $150, is a portable printer that’s designed to work with the iPhone, allowing you to print small 2×3 photos wherever you go thanks to ZINK paper, which does not require printer cartridges to work.

There are several of these iPhone-compatible miniature printers on the market, but the Prynt Pocket is unique because it’s designed to connect to the iPhone using a Lightning connector, a feature that has both benefits and downsides.

Design

Of all the portable ZINK photo printers that I’ve tested, Prynt Pocket has the most complicated design and the biggest learning curve when it comes to using the device. The ZINK paper needs to be loaded into a separate paper cartridge in the correct orientation, and then the paper cartridge needs to be loaded into the portion of the Prynt Pocket that attaches to the phone.


From there, you need to adjust the size of the Prynt Pocket using a slider and accompanying button in order to fit it to your iPhone of choice. Then your iPhone needs to attach to the Prynt Pocket via the Lightning connector built into the device. With other printers, you basically unsnap a single compartment, load the paper, and then snap it back into place.


Prynt Pocket is designed this way so you can snap a photo with the device attached to your iPhone and then print it right away. I found that connecting the Prynt Pocket to my iPhone in this way was time consuming, and it wasn’t a feature that I thought was useful as most of the time, I want to edit before I print. Editing with the Prynt Pocket attached to my phone was cumbersome, but there is a “Print” button right in the app if you want to snap a shot and then print sans editing.
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Instant Apps break PackageManager list of installed apps on Android 8.0

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Google has been talking about Instant Apps for a few years now, but it only turned developers loose on the tools around the middle of last year. With Instant Apps gaining popularity, users have started to notice some strange behavior. In Android 8.0, Instant Apps appear to break the ability of the PackageManager to return a list of installed apps.

According to the Issue Tracker thread, Instant Apps interfere with the getInstalledPackages and getInstalledApplications commands.

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Venmo abruptly pulls its convenient instant transfer feature

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Venmo’s ability to instantly transfer money to the bank account linked to your debit card is excellent. Over the last couple months, I’ve routinely moved cash over from my Venmo balance, and it usually shows up in my checking account within seconds after initiating the transfer — all for a measly fee of 25 cents.

But something seems to have gone awry with Venmo’s convenient, near-immediate money transfers. On Wednesday, the company completely removed the feature, with Venmo saying that it needed to make “a few changes.” By Thursday evening, instant transfers were restored for “some” users, but there’s currently no time frame for when they’ll return for everyone. Venmo’s traditional, next business day bank transfer option remains…

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Venmo temporarily halts instant money transfers

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Did you need a friend to pay you back on Venmo as soon as humanly possible? You might have to twiddle your thumbs for a little while. Venmo has temporarily pulled its instant transfer feature in order to make a "few changes" to the service. You can s…
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Google upgrades Play app with Instant playing, Arcade mode

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Google introduced changes to its Play app in a recent blog post that will let you play games on Android devices without the need to download them. It also started pushing some UI updates to the Play Store for a better preview of images and screenshots that are still rolling to all customers. The Google Play app comes with Arcade tab on the bottom, letting you preview, browse games and even play some without downloading them in the Google Play Instant category. There are also video trailers, news, and YouTube walkthroughs. First headlines that are available include Clash Royale,…

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Google Play Instant will let you try Android games without downloading them

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Google Play Instant Android games

Android Instant Apps launched last year to let you try applications without actually downloading them first, and now Google is expanding the feature to include games.

Now called Google Play Instant, the Instant Apps feature will let you try select games without downloading and installing the full game from the Play Store. There are six games supported by Google Play Instant to start, and more titles will be added in the future. The six that are now available are:

When you find a game that supports Google Play Instant, you’ll see a “TRY NOW” button on its Play Store listing. Just tap that button and the game will load up and let you play immediately. If you decide that you like the game enough to download it onto your device permanently, you can tap the “Install” button in the Instant App.

Downloading an app takes time and data, and not everyone wants to use both to try out an app that they might end up disliking, which can turn them off from trying the app at all. Google Play Instant solves that problem, making it super easy to try an app without having to sit and wait for it to download onto your phone. This is particularly handy for games, which can be considerably larger when downloading compared to other apps.

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Google Play Store Instant Apps Feature Now Lets You Try Android Games Without Downloading Them

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The Google Play Store has rolled out Instant Apps support to games as well, meaning anyone wanting to jump straight into a title can do so, again without having to download anything first.

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Google Play Instant lets you tap and play games—no download and install needed

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It’s coming up on two years now since Google first introduced the idea of Android Instant Apps. Instead of users having to download and install a full app prior to using it, Instant Apps allowed developers to give users a way to jump right into app screens and start interacting with them, as easily as if they’d clicked a link to a webpage. Not only did that let you get things done faster, but also served as some smart advertising for devs; if a user liked what they saw with Instant Apps, they might consider downloading and installing the full thing.

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Google’s instant app tech now lets you try games before you buy

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Google doesn't really make games on its own, but with Android it supports one of the biggest developer communities out there. As such, the company is sharing some news at the Game Developers Conference that'll be of interest to both players and devs…
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Facebook opens Instant Games to all developers

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Facebook’s Instant Games are now open to all developers, Facebook announced this week in advance of the Game Developers Conference. First launched in 2016, the platform lets developers build mobile-friendly games using HTML5 that work on both Facebook and Messenger, instead of requiring users to download native apps from Apple or Google’s app stores.

The Instant Games platform kicked off its launch a couple of years ago with 17 games from developers like Bandai Namco, Konami, Taito, Zynga and King, who offered popular titles like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Words with Friends. The following year, the platform had grown to 50 titles and became globally available. But it wasn’t open to all – only select partners.

In addition to getting users to spend more time on Facebook’s platform, Instant Games provides Facebook with the potential for new revenue streams now that Facebook is moving into game monetization.

In October, Facebook said it would begin to test interstitial and rewarded video ads, as well as in-app purchases. The tools were only available to select developers on what was then an otherwise closed platform for Facebook’s gaming partners.

Now, says Facebook, all developers can build Instant Games as the platform exits its beta testing period.

Alongside this week’s public launch, Facebook introduced a handful of new features to help developers grow, measure and monetize their games.

This includes the launch of the ads API, which was also previously in beta.

In-app purchases, however, are continuing to be tested.

Developers will also have access to Facebook’s Monetization Manager, where they can track manage ads and track how well ad placements are performing; as well as a Game Switch API for cross-promoting games across the platform, or creating deep links that work outside Facebook and Messenger.

Facebook says it also updated how its ranking algorithm surfaces games based on users’ recent play and interests, and updated its in-game leaderboards, among other things.

Soon, Instant Game developers will be able to build ad campaigns in order to acquire new players from Facebook. These new ad units, when clicked, will take players directly into the game where they can begin playing. 

Since last year, Facebook Instant Games have grown to nearly 200 titles, but the company isn’t talking in-depth about their performance from a revenue perspective.

It did offer one example of a well-performing title, Basketball FRVR, which is on track to make over 7-digits in ad revenue annually, and has been played over 4.2 billion times.

With the public launch, Facebook is offering Instant Games developer documentation page and a list of recommended HTML5 game engines to help developers get started. Developers can then build and submit games via Facebook’s App page.

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