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Facebook Launches Standalone App For Video Creators To Compete With YouTube

Facebook has now given content creators more specialized tools for easier and better Facebook Live streaming. It’s part of a new app called Facebook Creators, which aims to build a video community and take on YouTube.

Apps/Software November 17, 2017

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.1.2 Update That Fixes iPhone X Cold Weather Issue

Just a week after reports on the iPhone X cold weather issue started surfacing, Apple has released iOS 11.1.2, which will apparently fix the display’s responsiveness when taken out into cold weather. The update doesn’t contain major new features, though.

Apps/Software November 18, 2017

Google Maps Revamped With A New Color Coding System To Better Highlight Points Of Interest

Google Maps looks way nicer now, plus less confusing thanks to a much-needed visual revamp. A smattering of icons and color schemes are headed over the next few months to make traveling, driving, and transit better.

Apps/Software November 16, 2017

Pinterest Rolls Out Its Own Take On QR Codes: What Are They For?

Pinterest has introduced several updates to its visual search features. Pincodes, which work similar to QR codes in that it offers customers additional content, is probably its most important update yet.

Apps/Software November 16, 2017

Facebook Kills Messenger Day, Merges It With Facebook Stories

Facebook has officially killed Messenger Day, but not really. It has merged Messenger Day with Facebook Stories and now simply calls it Stories, a consolidated cross-platform version of its two Snapchat clones.

Apps/Software November 14, 2017

Facebook Local Combines Upcoming Events With Top Places To Visit: Look Out, Yelp And Foursquare!

Facebook Local, now available on iOS and Android, features a search engine that combines places and events. The app is a rebranded version of Facebook Events, which failed to take off when it was launched last year.

Apps/Software November 11, 2017

Android 8.1 Will Show Which Apps Are Draining Your Phone’s Battery The Most

The developer preview for Android 8.1 now features a better implementation of battery drain. It now shows which apps are causing the huge strain on your device’s juice, and lets you prevent them from being battery hogs.

Apps/Software November 11, 2017

Microsoft And LinkedIn Just Made Resume Writing A Lot Less Tedious With ‘Resume Assistant’ For Word

Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn has finally yielded some consumer-end benefits. Both companies just introduced a new Microsoft Word feature called Remote Assistant, which works exactly how it sounds.

Apps/Software November 9, 2017

Your Sony Smart TV Now Has Google Assistant: What Can You Do With It?

Sony 4K TVs released in 2017, in addition to some models from last year, now received a software update that brings Google Assistant functionalities. Bark voice commands to stream films and series, watch YouTube videos and even dim the lights.

Apps/Software November 9, 2017

Here’s How To Make Sure Your Windows 10 PC Is ‘Highly Secure,’ According To Microsoft

Microsoft just released new standards that’ll determine whether or not a PC is ‘highly secure.’ Make sure your system packs a seventh-generation Intel processor or an AMD equivalent, runs 64-bit, has TPM 2.0, and more.

Apps/Software November 8, 2017

You Can Now Tweet Up To 280 Characters As Twitter Rolls Out Expanded Tweet Limit Worldwide

Twitter has finally enabled the new 280-character tweet limit for most users around the world, with a few key exceptions. The social network said the expansion will allow users to express themselves better.

Apps/Software November 8, 2017

Snapchat App To Get Drastic Redesign Because It’s Too Hard To Use

The Snapchat app you all know and love will soon look significantly different. Snap Inc. has announced that it’s redesigning the app to make it easier to use, which it believes will push user growth.

Apps/Software November 7, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Thinks This Turtle Is A Gun, Highlighting A Major Problem With Object Recognition Technology

Artificial intelligence may sound daunting, but it actually needs plenty of polish. As this new study from MIT researchers prove, object recognition can easily be tricked using adversarial images, suggesting AI still needs a lot of work.

Apps/Software November 3, 2017

YouTube TV App Rolls Out To Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, Smart TVs, And More

YouTube TV is officially rolling out to more platforms, especially streaming devices, set-top boxes, and smart TVs. YouTube TV wants more presence in people’s living rooms, it seems.

Apps/Software October 31, 2017

WhatsApp Now Lets You ‘Undo’ Messages Sent By Mistake, Saving You From Potential Embarrassment

WhatsApp users can now delete messages seven minutes after sending them, preventing potentially awkward things from happening. However, the app’s new delete feature includes plenty of caveats to keep in mind.

Apps/Software October 29, 2017

The Instagram Superzoom Feature Is Hilariously Fun: Here's How It Works

The new Instagram Superzoom feature allows users to easily create Dramatic Chipmunk-style videos. Here's how to make your own Superzoom videos, which will likely flood Instagram Stories over the next few weeks.

Apps/Software October 27, 2017

Startup Creates Deep Learning Algorithm That Can Crack CAPTCHAs: Robots One Step Closer To Thinking Like Humans

Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious just published details about an algorithm model that can crack CAPTCHAs. The company has grander ambitions than making robots capable of tricking websites they’re human, though.

Apps/Software October 27, 2017

Edge Gets New Features Via Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Win Back Online Users

With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is beefing up Edge with a ton of features such as Pinned Sites and true full screen browsing.

Apps/Software October 23, 2017

Facebook Messenger Now Allows PayPal Payments: Here’s How

PayPal payments now work on Facebook Messenger, allowing users to send or receive money in a couple of clicks. The integration also brings over PayPal’s first customer service bot to Messenger.

Apps/Software October 21, 2017

Samsung Bixby 2.0 Unveiled Just 6 Months After The Launch Of The Digital Assistant

Bixby has struggled, but Samsung is hoping that Bixby 2.0 will turn things around for the personal digital assistant. What changed with Bixby 2.0, and will it be enough to attract more users?

Apps/Software October 19, 2017

You Can Now Share Your Live Location On WhatsApp: Here’s How

Sharing your location in real time is now possible with WhatsApp thanks to Live Location, a popular feature borrowed from Facebook. As with other WhatsApp features, location sharing also offers end-to-end encryption.

Apps/Software October 18, 2017

As tbh Gains Popularity Among Teens, Facebook Buys The Feel-Good Polling App

Facebook acquires tbh or 'to be honest,' a polling app that's popular among teenagers, which has garnered 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in nine weeks.

Apps/Software October 17, 2017

iOS 11 Now Running On 47 Percent Of All Apple Devices, But Adoption Is Slower Than iOS 10

iOS 11 has now been installed by nearly half of all Apple device users just three weeks after the update was released. But adoption could have been faster if the iPhone X was released early.

Apps/Software October 14, 2017

Alexa Now Able To Recognize Different Voices And Answer Back With Personalized Replies, Just Like Google Assistant

Alexa is now capable of recognizing voices, which will allow it to issue personalized responses to different users. This will be a very useful feature for people sharing an Amazon Echo, such as the family members in a home.

Apps/Software October 11, 2017

Google Duo Now More Integrated Into Pixel, Nexus, And Android One Devices For Easier Video Calling

In an unsurprising move, Google has made Duo a more significant part of Android by making it the default service for making video calls across several apps. However, this integration is only limited to a number of phones for now.

Apps/Software October 13, 2017

Snapchat Now Lets Users Read Restaurant Reviews, Reserve A Table, And Book An Uber

Snapchat is going to become a bit more like WeChat. The app is going to feature Context Cards going forward, which will come attached to locations and show information about that particular place, such as reviews, reservations, and more.

Apps/Software October 12, 2017

You Might Have Downloaded A Fake Adblock Plus Extension On Chrome: Here's What You Need To Know

Reportedly 37,000 people accidentally downloaded a fake Adblock Plus extension for Chrome. A fraudulent developer was able to bypass Google’s vetting process and distributed a knock off Adblock Plus, but the extent of its damages remains unknown.

Apps/Software October 10, 2017

Action Launcher Gives You That Swanky Customizable Pixel 2 Search Box On Your Android Phone

If you like the Pixel Launcher's two-style dock search box as seen on the Pixel 2 but don't like the phone itself, then Action Launcher is just the thing.

Apps/Software October 9, 2017

Goodbye, AIM: AOL Instant Messenger To Soon Shut Down, After 20 Years Online

AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM, will finally shut down after 20 years on Dec. 15. Millions of users created memories with the chat service, but it is simply time to move on.

Apps/Software October 8, 2017

Uber App For iOS May Have Secretly Taken iPhone Screenshots, And Apple Allowed It

Another controversy has struck Uber, as its iOS app was discovered to have the ability to take screenshots of users' iPhones. Surprisingly, Apple actually gave Uber permission to use the code in its app.

Apps/Software October 6, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out Edge Browser Beta On iOS, Android To Regain Mobile Relevance

Microsoft has launched its Edge browser for iOS and Android, presumably as a way to keep its mobile efforts alive. It has also rebranded Arrow Launcher into Microsoft Launcher and has made it available on Android via preview.

Apps/Software October 8, 2017

How To Add Polls To Your Instagram Stories

Instagram has finally added polls to Stories, letting onlookers have a say in people’s day-to-day decisions. It’s seen as yet another example of Facebook attempting to copy Snapchat.

Apps/Software October 4, 2017

Facebook Messenger Lite For Android Now Available In The US: Here's What It Does

Facebook has released Messenger Lite for Android in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland. The app still enables communication among users, but with some features found in the main Messenger app disabled.

Apps/Software October 3, 2017

Microsoft Kills Groove Music Service, Migrates Users To Spotify With A 2-Month Premium Trial

Microsoft has announced plans to kill its Groove Music service. As a recourse, it’s helping subscribers transition to Spotify, and some of them might even be eligible for a free two-month premium subscription.

Apps/Software October 3, 2017

Mozilla Is Making A Comeback With Firefox Quantum, But Is It Any Better Than Chrome?

Mozilla is coming back with a bang. It has now released the beta version of Firefox Quantum, a major update that makes the web browser faster, prettier, and more competitive.

Apps/Software October 1, 2017

Former Uber Exec Anthony Levandowski Built A Religion To Worship An AI God

Anthony Levandowski apparently filed paperwork to build a religion worshipping artificial intelligence as its god. It’s called Way of the Future, and it’ll come in handy once the Singularity occurs.

Apps/Software September 28, 2017

Instagram Now With 800 Million Monthly Users: Growth In The Past Five Months Fastest Ever, Says Exec

Instagram has grown massively, adding over 100 million users since April. Its Stories platform seems to be the key component of this growth, and it likely won’t stop anytime soon.

Apps/Software September 26, 2017

Twitter Lite Android App Spotted In The Philippines: Will It Also Launch In The US?

Twitter has been spotted testing Twitter Lite for Android in the Philippines. What does the app offer to its users, and will it be launched soon in the United States?

Apps/Software September 25, 2017

That ‘Check For Update’ Button On Android Won’t Be Useless Anymore

Google has significantly changed how it rolls out updates. Thanks to a Google Play Services update, the 'check for update' button on Android will now yield the latest software available, whether or not the user is on a rollout group.

Apps/Software September 23, 2017

Google Finally Rolls Out A Gmail Feature That Should Have Been Added Ages Ago: Prepare To See More Hyperlinks

Google is making Gmail better. On Android and iOS on mobile and the web, Gmail now has the ability to convert phone numbers, physical addresses, and email addresses into hyperlinks.

Apps/Software September 19, 2017

Moto G4 Plus To Receive Android 8.0 Oreo After All: G4, G4 Play Still Stuck With Nougat, Though

It's official: Motorola announces that Moto G4 Plus owners will get Andoid 8.0 Oreo after all. However, Moto G4 and G4 Play owners will have to be content with Nougat.

Apps/Software September 19, 2017

iOS 11 Is Almost Here: How To Update When It Arrives, Top New Features, And More

iOS 11, Apple’s most significant software update in years, will officially launch on Sept. 19. It brings a new Files app, Split View, drag and drop, an upgraded App Store, and so much more.

Apps/Software September 18, 2017

Instagram Now Autoplays All Videos With Sound: No Need To Tap Videos Each Time

Instagram is changing its approach to autoplaying video. Soon, users won’t have to tap each content they want to watch with sound because the app will remember their choice and play sound automatically for the rest of each session.

Apps/Software September 18, 2017

Facebook Reportedly Testing Instant Videos That Pre-Download Over Wi-Fi So You Don’t Have To Waste Your Data Plan

It might soon be easier and less worrisome for users to watch Facebook videos while connected to a mobile network. There’s reportedly a new feature in testing called Instant Videos that downloads videos over Wi-Fi for later viewing.

Apps/Software September 12, 2017

Experiencing Stuttering And FPS Drop Issues On Windows 10? Don’t Worry, Microsoft Is Working On A Fix

Microsoft has confirmed that it’s developing a fix to reported performance issues on Windows 10 devices running the Creators Update. It has also released a preview build for those in the Fast Ring that addresses part of the issues.

Apps/Software September 12, 2017

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