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You Can Now Create Your Own Face Filters On Snapchat

Snapchat finally opens up its Lens Studio platform to let creators develop their custom face filters, aside from World Lenses. The company is releasing a handful of new templates to play around with.

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Russia Demands Apple And Google To Eliminate Telegram App From Stores

The Russian government has ordered that Apple and Google remove Telegram from their respective app stores. Telegram has over 200 million users as they can communicate private messages with each other.

Apps/Software April 17, 2018

WhatsApp Photo Contained Fingerprint That Helps UK Cops Catch Drug Dealer

Police in the UK was able to extract a fingerprint from a picture sent on WhatsApp to catch a drug dealer. Police are calling the work 'groundbreaking' and implying that it is the future of law enforcement.

Apps/Software April 17, 2018

Amid #DeleteFacebook Scandal, Dating App Bumble Will Let Users Log In Without A Facebook Account

Dating app Bumble changed its login and registration system to bypass Facebook altogether. The change goes into effect on April 17 as a response to the whole #DeleteFacebook scandal.

Apps/Software April 16, 2018

This AI Makes 'Flintstones' Animation Based On Text Descriptions Alone

Researchers just made an artificial intelligence system that churns out scenes from 'The Flintstones' based on captions. So far, the technology has good moments and some chaotic ones.

Apps/Software April 17, 2018

Android P Will Have Gesture Navigation Similar To The iPhone X

Google just leaked a major feature on Android P. Get ready for using gestures on Android, which shouldn’t be too hard, because the iPhone X implements a similar interface.

Apps/Software April 15, 2018

Facebook Stories Is Getting AR 3D Drawing And Instagram's Boomerang

Facebook announced two new features coming to Stories: 3D drawings with AR applications and Boomerang from Instagram. Despite criticisms of copying Snapchat and Instagram, the company is committed to getting more people to use its Facebook Camera.

Apps/Software April 14, 2018

GIF Searching Finally Comes To … LinkedIn Messenger?

LinkedIn members can now send and receive GIFs to and from their work colleagues. Tenor powers the new search tool, which Google just recently owned.

Apps/Software April 13, 2018

You Will Soon Be Able To Download Your Instagram Data, But Why Would You Want To?

In response to a TechCrunch report, a spokesperson said that a tool to allow users to download Instagram data is in the works. It is unclear when the tool will be released and why Instagram users would use it.

Apps/Software April 12, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Tells The House That His Data Was Stolen By Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg is once again testifying before Congress, this time before the House of Representatives. The Facebook CEO stated that his personal data was taken by Cambridge Analytica.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

Steam's New Privacy Settings Update Causes Steam Spy To Shut Down

Steam Spy announced that it is shutting down its operations after Valve made some changes to Steam’s privacy settings. The new profile privacy options allow users to control who can view their game details.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

The Free Version Of Spotify Is About To Get A Lot Better: What Changes Are Coming?

User growth is critical for Spotify’s business, especially now during its IPO journey. As such, the company will make its service much better for free users, who are most likely to be turned into paying subscribers.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

Instagram Releases New Focus Portrait Mode For Taking Better Pictures

Instagram quietly rolled out a new focus portrait mode that works without people having to buy an iPhone X. The feature, however, doesn't work with every phone.

Apps/Software April 10, 2018

Instagram Nametags Could Make It Easier To Find And Add People, Like With Snapchat Friend Codes

Instagram is currently testing a new feature called Nametags, which would allow people to create custom images so that finding and adding others is easier. Nametags would work like Snapchat's QR friend codes.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

Some Snapchat Users Are Seeing Chronological Stories Again

Snapchat’s old reverse chronological order for Stories seems to be coming back for some users. The newer algorithm-based feed, along with the app’s recent design changes, haven’t been well received.

Apps/Software April 9, 2018

Your Twitter Third-Party Apps, Such As Tweetbot And Talon, May Soon Stop Working

Twitter third-party apps are in danger of being disabled due to an upcoming change to the social network. Twitter has delayed the launch of the new API, which might give the company extra time for discussions with developers.

Apps/Software April 7, 2018

Facebook Messenger Adding An Unsend Feature After It Was Revealed It Deleted Mark Zuckerberg's Messages

In response to controversy regarding its Messenger app, Facebook will now allow users to 'unsend' messages. This comes after Facebook revealed it scans the links and photos of messages and that the company deletes messages by chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

Apps/Software April 6, 2018

Snapchat's New Lenses Leverage The iPhone X's TrueDepth Camera Technology

Snapchat released three lenses that make use of the iPhone X's TrueDepth cameras. These masks fit more accurately on the user's face using the technology that they almost look real.

Apps/Software April 7, 2018

Razer Is Rolling Out Its Answer To Steam In The Digital Game Store Space

Razer entered the digital gaming distribution space by launching Game Store. The platform gets its product keys from Steam and Uplay, but it offers more incentives and promos.

Apps/Software April 6, 2018

Facebook Messenger Monitors Users' Messages, But For Good Reason

Facebook went under fire for scanning users' conversations on Messenger, but it reportedly has a good reason for it. The company says Facebook Messenger values users' privacy, but it does monitor certain types of content to keep things clean.

Apps/Software April 6, 2018

Tinder Loops Allow Some Users To Add Looping Videos To Their Profiles

Tinder gave video options a try with two-second looping clips, but availability is limited for now. The feature is still in testing, available only to some users in select markets.

Apps/Software April 5, 2018

Giphy Returns To Snapchat And Instagram After Removing Racist GIFs

Snapchat and Instagram had now re-integrated Giphy after the removal of the racist GIF that offended many people across the world. New security measures had been put in place to make the apps' users feel safe again.

Apps/Software April 5, 2018

Snapchat Now Supports Group Video Chat: Here's How It Works

Snapchat is getting new features, including support for video chats with up to 16 people. Users will also be able to tag others in Snapchat Stories, so here's what you need to know.

Apps/Software April 3, 2018

Spotify IPO: How Will It Affect Your Music Listening Habits?

Spotify has finally decided to become a publicly traded company. The move indicates significant changes in the company’s relationship with investors, artists, and even regular paying customers.

Apps/Software April 3, 2018

Cloudflare Introduces 1.1.1.1, Its DNS Service Focused On Privacy And Faster Internet Connection

Cloudflare recently launched 1.1.1.1, its first consumer product landing on April Fool's Day. It's not a prank, and it promises to offer a faster internet service with heavy focus on the privacy of the users' data.

Apps/Software April 2, 2018

April Fool’s: Snapchat Pokes Fun At Facebook With Russian Bot Filter

A new April Fool’s Snapchat filter is meant to troll Facebook’s Russian bot problem during the 2016 presidential election. It turns a photo into a Facebook-style post that 'your mum' and 'a bot' likes.

Apps/Software April 2, 2018

New 'Marvel Strike Force' For Android, iOS Is A Turn-Based RPG That Features Your Favorite Superheroes

FoxNext finally released 'Marvel Strike Force,' which brings together Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel universe. The game features a turn-based combat system to combat the ultimate villain: Ultimus.

Apps/Software March 31, 2018

FM Radio Support Is Heading To The US Unlocked Galaxy S9, S9 Plus

Samsung fulfilled its promise of enabling the FM Radio chip on the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus units in the United States. However, the promise was fulfilled only partly because owners of the unlocked version are still waiting.

Apps/Software March 30, 2018

Google Play Movies & TV Gets New Features To Help You Find Where Your Shows Are Streaming

Google just updated the Play Movies & TV app with support for 28 streaming services. It now lists all the titles from these websites and shows users where they can watch them.

Apps/Software March 30, 2018

Google Assistant Might Get A Custom Routines Feature Soon, Teardown Reveals

Fans discovered that Google will allow users to customize their own Routines soon. The Google Assistant feature that was first introduced in the last update only had six commands that users can adjust.

Apps/Software March 26, 2018

#DeleteFacebook: Elon Musk Takes Down Tesla, SpaceX Pages On A Dare

On March 20, Whatsapp cofounder Brian Acton has started a viral #DeleteFacebook campaign. Three days later, SpaceX and Tesla's pages just disappeared on Mark Zuckerberg's social media platform.

Apps/Software March 24, 2018

Google Chrome Version 66 Will Automatically Mute Autoplay Videos With Sound

Google has outlined the features of Chrome version 66, which include blocking media on websites from playing automatically. However, Google included certain exceptions that will allow the media to play.

Apps/Software March 24, 2018

Snap Unveils ‘Map Explore’ Feature For Easier Stalking: Here’s How It Works

The new Map Explore feature in Snapchat allows users to see what their friends are up to in real-time. It is an extension of Snap Map, which was launched last year.

Apps/Software March 23, 2018

Instagram Finally Tweaks Its Feed Algorithm So You Can See Newer Posts

After years of complaints, Instagram is finally introducing changes to its newsfeed that’ll highlight newer posts. However, don’t expect a complete reversion to the old chronological algorithm.

Apps/Software March 23, 2018

You Can Now Have Admin Privileges In A Messenger Group Chat

Facebook Messenger has been updated to include admin privileges. Group chat admin can now approve new members, remove them, and promote them to admin status.

Apps/Software March 22, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Finally Breaks Silence On The Cambridge Analytica Scandal: Will This Apology Be Enough?

Mark Zuckerberg has issued a statement on the latest scandal that has been plaguing Facebook. Zuckerberg had been silent since the news about Cambridge Analytica broke out recently.

Apps/Software March 21, 2018

Google Play Instant Lets You Try Games Before Downloading And Installing

Google has announced Google Play Instant, a way to try game demos without installing the full version. The new feature, which is based off Instant Apps, will become available in a matter of months.

Apps/Software March 20, 2018

Google Photos For iOS Adds Google Lens: Here's How The Feature Will Make Your Life Easier

Google Lens has started to roll out to the iOS version of Google Photos. The feature, which is powered by Google's AI image recognition technology, will make life easier for iPhone owners.

Apps/Software March 17, 2018

Amazon Rolls Out Alexa Brief Mode For Echo Owners Who Want Less Words And More Beeps

Amazon Echo owners discovered that Brief Mode for Alexa has quietly started rolling out. If the feature is activated, the digital assistant will replace simple voice responses with a beep tone.

Apps/Software March 17, 2018

Lyft Is Trying To Be The Netflix Of Ride-Hailing Services: Monthly Subscription Plans Start At $199

Lyft wants its customers to think of ride-hailing as a streaming service. The company is experimenting with monthly subscription plans for those who ride Lyft a lot.

Apps/Software March 16, 2018

Cut The Bloat Out: Facebook Lite Is Coming To The US And Other Developed Countries

Facebook is bringing Facebook Lite to developed countries, including the United States. The app is a stripped-down variant of the main one that cuts down on bloat and leaves the user with bare essentials.

Apps/Software March 16, 2018

Google Maps Is Now Wheelchair-Friendly: Here’s How To Find Wheelchair Accessible Routes

Google Maps now accommodates people with disabilities by adding the ability to see which routes are wheelchair accessible. It’s rolling out initially to several cities with busy transits and large city centers.

Apps/Software March 17, 2018

SteamVR's Auto-Resolution Feature To Adjust VR Experience To Your GPU

Valve confirmed that SteamVR will feature an auto-resolution option for users. The setting will automatically detect the GPU's capability and adjust the VR headset's resolution accordingly.

Apps/Software March 15, 2018

Twitter Reportedly Working On A New Feature To Rival Snapchat

In a bid to lure in more advertisers, Twitter is reportedly going to launch a feature similar to the Discover tab on Snapchat. The move will also play a key role in attracting younger audiences.

Apps/Software March 15, 2018

Dark Mode Now Available On YouTube App, But Only If You’re An iOS User

iOS users can now enable dark mode on the YouTube app, and Android users will also be getting it soon. The feature was first teased for mobile back in January.

Apps/Software March 14, 2018

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