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Round out your social distancing digital tool kit


Social Distancing
Squeeze more from your quarantine computer time, with lifetime language lessons, book summaries, and VPN protection.
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Staying in and away from others is part of many people’s daily lives at this point. We rounded up three great lifetime subscriptions that’ll help to make the most of the new normal, from language learning to speed reading and staying secure and anonymous online.

Apple dreams up tech for a social distance group selfie


iPhone X Portrait selfies
Social distancing and group selfies don’t mix. But Apple might have a solution: the synthetic group selfie.
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Even in the age of social distancing, the group selfie doesn’t have to be an endangered species. For several years, Apple has been investigating automatically merging multiple images into a group selfie.

And now that the company has a patent on the idea, it could be part of iOS 14 or a later version.