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Top 100 Mobile Trends of 2015

From Real-Time Translation Apps to Dual Smartphone Cases

— January 23, 2016 — Tech
Self-charging cases, health-improving apps and high-end add-on equipment are just some of the most popular 2015 mobile trends.

This year was an interesting time for mobile devices as more and more companies released their smartwatch innovations. With that being said, the mobile phone maintains its popularity as the device of choice and new apps and features have made the mobile experience more custom and unique than ever before.

To prolong the life of a phone's battery, many companies have released case designs that actually charge it when it begins running low on power. Multi-charging devices and hand-free inventions for in-car use have also made using today's smartphones easier and safer for consumers.

Trend Hunter's data-driven 2016 Trend Report examines the full scope of mobile trends making an impact in the tech industry. You and your team can use the report to learn more about the 2015 mobile trends or to help kick-start creativity.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Professional Photo Apps
Professional Photo Apps
The Priime App Features Filters Created by Professional Photographers
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99
Real-Time Translation Apps (UPDATE)
Real-Time Translation Apps (UPDATE)
The Improved Google Translate App Works Instantaneously
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98
Spatial Photography Apps
Spatial Photography Apps
Fyuse's Dynamic Photo App Gives Photos 3D Definition
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97
Audio-Infused Smartphone Cases
Audio-Infused Smartphone Cases
The CEntrance HiFi-Skÿn is a Sound-Enhancing Mobile Accessory
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96
Conveniently Repairable Smartphones
Conveniently Repairable Smartphones
The 3-Part PuzzlePhone is Designed to Last a Decade
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95
Motorized Toy Attachments
Motorized Toy Attachments
RC Bricks Enhance a LEGO Toy with Electronic Attachments
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94
Aspiring Polyglot Apps
Aspiring Polyglot Apps
This Language Learning App Gamifies the Process of Picking Up Other Tongues
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93
Self-Healing Phone Cases (Update)
Self-Healing Phone Cases (Update)
These iPhone Screen Protectors Repair Themselves in One Second
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92
Hearing Aid Amplifiers
Hearing Aid Amplifiers
EasyTek Turns Listening Assistance Devices into Quality Wireless Earbuds
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91
Communal Tool Sharing
Communal Tool Sharing
This Concept Proposes Vending Machine Rentals of Handy Implements
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90
Retrofying Smartphone Radios
Retrofying Smartphone Radios
i Ready O by PlusD Repurposes Old iPhones for Cloud-Connected Music
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89
Pocket Virtual Reality Headsets
Pocket Virtual Reality Headsets
Moggles is a Portable Solution that Works with Smartphones
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88
Next-Generation Computing Platforms
Next-Generation Computing Platforms
Microsoft Windows 10 Will Include a New and Modern Web Browser
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87
Gamified Medication Apps
Gamified Medication Apps
Prescription Rewards App Encourages Patients to Keep On Top of Their Meds
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86
Luxurious Smartphone Wraps
Luxurious Smartphone Wraps
The Hardgraft Wild Case Features Leather and Wool Materials
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85
Data-Driven Loyalty Apps
Data-Driven Loyalty Apps
7-Eleven's New Loyalty Platform Trades Free Drinks for Insightful Data
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84
Smart Payment Mugs
Smart Payment Mugs
Users Can Pay For Their Drinks Using the Environmentally Friendly Coffee Cup
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83
Branded Workout Challenges
Branded Workout Challenges
Nike's Better For It Challenge Gets People Fit in 90 Days
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82
Canine Selfie Devices
Canine Selfie Devices
The PoochSelfie is a Smartphone Attachment that Gets Your Dog to Smile
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81
Augmented Reality Helmets
Augmented Reality Helmets
Caputer Labs Unveils an Iron Man-Like Headset at CES 2015
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80
Extreme Gaming Smartphones
Extreme Gaming Smartphones
The Acer Predator 6 was Specially Designed with Gamers in Mind
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79
3D Printer Photocopiers
3D Printer Photocopiers
The Eora 3D Scanner Allows Items to Be Scanned for Copying in Minutes
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78
Chromatic LED Smartphone Cases
Chromatic LED Smartphone Cases
The Glowme Smart Case Glows Different Colors for Different Alerts
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77
Timelapse Photography Tools
Timelapse Photography Tools
This Smartphone Accessory Lets You Take Professional Timelapse Photos
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76
Prismatic Mobile Photography
Prismatic Mobile Photography
Benedetto Demaio's Blue Photography Defines His Instagram Feed
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75
Romantic Cable Organizers
Romantic Cable Organizers
The Cord Taco Takes on Sweet Sayings and Pastel Colors for Valentine's
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74
Color-Shifting Jewelry
Color-Shifting Jewelry
This Line of Smart Jewelry Can Be Customized Through a Mobile App
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73
Photographic Phone Cases
Photographic Phone Cases
This Smartphone Lens Attachment Includes Four in One for Expert Images
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72
Cheeky Tech-Free Smartphones
Cheeky Tech-Free Smartphones
The NoPhone Zero Humorously Helps Technology Addicts Disconnect
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71
Secure Smartphone Leashes
Secure Smartphone Leashes
The Kenu Highline Leash Protects Your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
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70
DIY Smartphone Kits
DIY Smartphone Kits
The RePhone Create Kit Allows for a Completely Customized Phone
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69
App-Controlled Illuminators
App-Controlled Illuminators
Interactive Lightbulbs Alter the Atmosphere for Time of Day and Decor
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68
Long-Range Phone Lenses
Long-Range Phone Lenses
The iPhone 80X Telescope Lets You Take Quality Photos from a Distance
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67
Luxury Swiss Smartwatches
Luxury Swiss Smartwatches
Android Wear is Now Available for Tag Heuer Watches
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66
Color-Shifting Sneakers
Color-Shifting Sneakers
'rehabstudio' Has Developed a Customizable Fabric Just for Shoes
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65
Hands-Free Phone Cases
Hands-Free Phone Cases
Goo.ey Allows More Versatility for Smartphone Uses
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64
Dashboard Tablet Mounts
Dashboard Tablet Mounts
The InfiniApps DuoMount is Designed to Hold Tablets, Smartphones and More
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63
Multi-Device Chargers
Multi-Device Chargers
CES 2015 Introduces the Powerdock Pro, a Powerful All-In-One Charger
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62
Smartphone Flash Attachments
Smartphone Flash Attachments
Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro Brightens Up Your Image for High Quality Captures
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61
Smart Ergonomic Insoles
Smart Ergonomic Insoles
The FootLogger Smart Insoles Feature Eight Pressure Sensors
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60
Hilarious Feminist Phone Cases
Hilarious Feminist Phone Cases
This iPhone Case Claims to Contain '100% Boys Tears'
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59
Child-Locating Sunscreen Ads
Child-Locating Sunscreen Ads
The Protection Ad by Nivea Uses iBeacons to Keep Track of Kids
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58
Selfie Vending Machines
Selfie Vending Machines
This Japanese Beverage Dispenser Offers a Complimentary Portrait
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57
Dual Smartphone Cases
Dual Smartphone Cases
The VEASOON Slim Case Stylishly Protects Tech Devices with Two Layers
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56
Smart Whiteboard Markers
Smart Whiteboard Markers
Equil Creates a Product to Capture Notes and Ideas in Real Time
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55
Dual Device Car Chargers
Dual Device Car Chargers
Bracketron's Earth Elements Ti Smartphone Power Dock Boasts 2 USB Ports
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54
Makeover-Assisting Apps
Makeover-Assisting Apps
The YouCam Makeup App is a Virtual Cosmetic Kit
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53
Comparison Smartphone Charts
Comparison Smartphone Charts
This Infographic Illustrates the Contrasts from iPhone 6S Plus to 6S
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52
Stone Smartphone Protectors
Stone Smartphone Protectors
Native Union Releases a One-of-a-Kind Marble iPhone Case
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51
Effortless 3D Modeling Apps
Effortless 3D Modeling Apps
MakerBot PrintShop's Shape Maker Turns 2D Drawings into 3D Models
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50
Eye-Opening Spanglish Commercials
Eye-Opening Spanglish Commercials
The AT&T Mobile Movement Campaign Targets Young Latinos
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49
Beauty Tutorial Apps
Beauty Tutorial Apps
Through Sephora, Map My Beauty Shows How and Where to Apply Cosmetics
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48
Cloud-Connected Liquor Bottles
Cloud-Connected Liquor Bottles
Johnnie Walker Whisky Tech-Savvily Confirms Age Authenticity
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47
Military-Grade Computer Cases
Military-Grade Computer Cases
The Dux Case For Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Provides Optimal Protection
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46
Phone-Charging Cosmetic Cases
Phone-Charging Cosmetic Cases
This Device Combines a Beauty Compact with a Power Charger
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45
Tub Smartphone Holders
Tub Smartphone Holders
This Inflatable Bath Accessory Helps You Relax on Your Phone in the Tub
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44
Phone Wall Campaigns
Phone Wall Campaigns
Shiyang He Creates Print Ads that Show the Downside of Connectivity
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43
Kaleidoscopic Selfie Studios
Kaleidoscopic Selfie Studios
HTC's Straylight Installation Creates Psychedelic Selfie Photos
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42
Beautiful Bamboo Smartphones
Beautiful Bamboo Smartphones
The HTC Go Green Comes with a Back Made from Renewable Woody Grass
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41
Popsicle Handset Protectors
Popsicle Handset Protectors
A Stick Phone Holder Makes Gripping Your Mobile Easier for All Tasks
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40
Mindful Smartphone Wallpapers
Mindful Smartphone Wallpapers
Molly McLeod's Phone Backgrounds Help You to Look Away From Screens
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39
High-Tech Herb Planters
High-Tech Herb Planters
'Lilo' Helps You Grow Fresh Herbs at Home with Its Rechargeable Capsules
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38
Personal Smartphone Theaters
Personal Smartphone Theaters
The 'Solo Theater' Turns a Mobile Device into a Cinematic Experience
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37
E-Ink Phone Cases
E-Ink Phone Cases
The inkCase Displays Notifications and Noteworthy Info On Your Mobile's Back
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36
Retro-Styled Smartphone Headsets
Retro-Styled Smartphone Headsets
This Smartphone Handset is a Playful & Nostalgia-Inducing Product
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35
Eco-Friendly Device Docks
Eco-Friendly Device Docks
The Gingko Solar Tree Charges Smartphones in a Sustainable Way
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34
Square Smartphone Designs
Square Smartphone Designs
The BlackBerry L Reimagines the Rotary Slider for a Retractable Keyboard
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33
Unique Unforgettable Umbrellas
Unique Unforgettable Umbrellas
The Davek Alert Umbrella Texts You So You Won't Leave It Behind
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32
Smart Kitchen Countertops
Smart Kitchen Countertops
The Countertop by Orange Chef System Connects to the Apple Watch
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31
Powerful Bluetooth Headphones
Powerful Bluetooth Headphones
The Onkyo W800BT Wireless Headphones Are Truly Wire-Free
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30
Crash-Proof Smartphone Cases
Crash-Proof Smartphone Cases
The RHINO SHIELD Crash Guard for iPhone 6S Withstands Serious Impacts
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29
Bedside Charging Stations
Bedside Charging Stations
This Bedside Lamp is an All-in-One Easy Charging Station for Electronics
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28
Phone-Incorporated Wallets
Phone-Incorporated Wallets
The Leather Kickstand Wallet Case Holds Cards, Your Phone and More
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27
Smartphone-Connected Notepads
Smartphone-Connected Notepads
This Paper Notebook is Made from a Conductive Bookbinding Glue
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26
Anti-Sunburn Swimwear
Anti-Sunburn Swimwear
Marie Spinali's Line of Smart Swimsuits Helps Protect Against Sun Damage
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25
Mobile Laundry Startups
Mobile Laundry Startups
Bubble & Stitch is an App-Driven 24-Hour Laundering Service in Amsterdam
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24
Virtual Technology Shops
Virtual Technology Shops
Google's Virtual Shop Simulates its Branded Retail Space in London
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23
Smart Artisan Coffeemakers
Smart Artisan Coffeemakers
The Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine Automatically Orders Beans When Low
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22
Smart Home Coffee Roasters
Smart Home Coffee Roasters
The Ikawa Home Coffee Roaster Has Smartphone Connectivity
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21
Double Selfie Sticks
Double Selfie Sticks
The Stesco Mount Aligns Two Smartphones for Unique Depth Perception Pictures
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20
Group Video Apps
Group Video Apps
Rounds is a Group Video Chat App to Connect with 12 Buddies at Once
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19
Aerospace-Approved iPhone Cases
Aerospace-Approved iPhone Cases
The Gray International Titanium Case is Designed for the iPhone 6S
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18
Introvert-Inspired Emojis
Introvert-Inspired Emojis
Introjis is a Series of Emoticons Designed for the Less Communicative
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17
Sketchable Cell Protectors
Sketchable Cell Protectors
Doodle in Full Color with These Colorful Drawing Tablet iPhone Cases
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16
Panoramic Spherical Cameras
Panoramic Spherical Cameras
The 'Sphericam 2' is a 360-Degree Camera That Can Capture Any View
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15
Augmented Reality Blocks
Augmented Reality Blocks
LEGO Connect Gives Kids 3D Virtual Visuals of Unbuilt Toy Brick Sets
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14
Bracelet Lightning Cables
Bracelet Lightning Cables
People Can Wear Their iPhone Charging Cords as a Stylish Accessory
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13
Miniature Laser Projectors
Miniature Laser Projectors
This Mini Projector Delivers Maximum Resolution and Brightness
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12
Minimalist Functionality Phones
Minimalist Functionality Phones
This Minimalist Phone Give You Basic Functions with a Sleek Design
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11
Code-Scanning Chat Apps
Code-Scanning Chat Apps
The Kik App Now Allows Users to Scan QR Codes to Connect to Brands
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10
Anti-Gravity Phone Cases
Anti-Gravity Phone Cases
Zero G Turns iPhones into Hands Free Devices
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9
Accessible VR Viewers
Accessible VR Viewers
A Variety of Knoxlabs Cardboard Viewers for Varying Budgets and Preferences
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8
Window Cleaner Phone Cases
Window Cleaner Phone Cases
This Moschino Phone Case Mirrors the Look of a Windex Spray Bottle
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7
Musical Mediator Apps
Musical Mediator Apps
DJ-51 Analyzes Spotify Libraries to Suggest Songs to Please All Guests
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6
High-End Smartphone Cases
High-End Smartphone Cases
The Oree iPhone Wood Shell Pairs with a Matching Charging Dock
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5
Photography-Based Smartphone Protectors
Photography-Based Smartphone Protectors
The Moment iPhone Case Boasts a Multistate Shutter Button
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4
Smart Indoor Herb Gardens
Smart Indoor Herb Gardens
This Pot and Plant App System Makes It Easy to Grow Food Without a Yard
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3
Hipster Phone Holsters
Hipster Phone Holsters
This Leather Holster is a Hands-Free Harness for Both a Phone and Wallet
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2
Protective Smartphone Umbrellas
Protective Smartphone Umbrellas
RunaTown's Phone Brella is a Convenient Cell Phone Accessory
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1
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
The 'Solocam' Helps Journalists Film Videos Without a Crew
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