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Unicode 10 To Come With 56 Emojis For iPhones Everywhere, Including A T-Rex And The Colbert Emoji

Unicode 10 has now officially rolled out, finalizing the code points required for new emoji support. It’s now up to vendors such as Google, Apple, or Microsoft to support them via their next software updates.

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Apple Devs Can Now Access Second Beta Versions Of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, And tvOS 11

Apple has now officially seeded the second beta versions of its software for developers, bringing a number of changes and improvements to iOS, macOS, watch OS, and tvOS. The final, stable versions are set to arrive this fall.

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Snapchat's New Feature Snap Map Tells You Where Your Friends Are All The Time

Snapchat has rolled out a new feature called Snap Map, allowing users to share their location and view friends’ locations in a map. To bring the feature, Snapchat reportedly had to acquire a company for hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Amazon Echo Now Supports SiriusXM: Here's How To Have Alexa Play Howard Stern's Channel And Others

SiriusXM has just announced that it now supports listening with your Amazon Echo. Available as an Alexa Skill, SiriusXM also enables subscribers to play their favorite radio shows through voice commands.

Apps/Software June 21, 2017

Snapchat Users To See More Ads, Original Shows As $100 Million Time Warner Deal Pushes Through

Snap Inc. has reached an agreement with Time Warner to produce more TV-like shows on Snapchat, which entails ads for HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros. The two-year deal is reportedly worth $100 million.

Apps/Software June 20, 2017

Twitter Redesign Makes It Faster, Lighter, Better: What's New?

Twitter has redesigned its app again, adding a number of tweaks to make things easier, cleaner, and more convenient. Here's what's new.

Apps/Software June 15, 2017

Facebook Finally Rolls Out GIF Button For Comments: Here's How To Reply To Posts With GIFs

Facebook has finally rolled out the GIF button for comments, allowing users to reply to posts with the animated GIFs. The social network launched the feature as part of its commemoration of the GIF's 30th birthday.

Apps/Software June 15, 2017

Instagram Will Make influencers Tag Paid Promotional Posts Going Forward

Going through the posts of social media celebrities and influencers, it can be difficult identifying paid posts. Instagram is trying to offer more transparency to users by having influencers tag what posts are paid for.

Apps/Software June 14, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Starts Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update On Verizon

Verizon pushed out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The software update included the latest security patches and brought several improvements to the tablet.

Apps/Software June 11, 2017

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Build 16215, Rolls Out A Ton Of Updates And Improvements

Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 build number 16251, containing a ton of new features, some of which focus on touch input. The hefty updates should arrive to Windows 10 users via the Fall Creators Update later this year.

Apps/Software June 9, 2017

Alexa Will Let You Talk To Your TV As Amazon Opens Video Skill API To Streaming Services, Cable Companies

Amazon Alexa will soon let users search, navigate, and access video content with the use of their voice. It’s all thanks to Amazon making its Video Skill API available to developers.

Apps/Software June 9, 2017

'Pokémon GO' And Niantic Celebrate 1 Year Anniversary With In-Game And Real World Events

Hard to believe, but it's been nearly a year since 'Pokémon GO' launched and became one of the biggest crazes of the summer. To celebrate the one-year anniversary, Niantic is hosting events in-game and in the real world.

Apps/Software June 8, 2017

Google Chrome For Android Is Getting A Lot Faster With Chrome 59, Rolling Out Soon

Google has released Chrome 59 for Android, touting a major speed boost and less memory consumption. The update should become available to all Android users next week.

Apps/Software June 8, 2017

WhatsApp Adds Quick Replies, New Photo Features And More

WhatsApp for iOS got a new update, bringing new features to enhance the experience. The latest app version now sports quick replies, photo albums, and filters for images, videos, and GIFs.

Apps/Software June 7, 2017

Apple Confirms watchOS 4: New Watch Faces, Better Fitness Features, And More In Tow

Apple offered a peek into the watchOS 4 at the WWDC 2017. The upcoming watchOS4 is poised to bring new watch faces, better fitness features, and more Apple Watch users' way.

Apps/Software June 7, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge On T-Mobile To Receive Android 7.0 Nougat Update This Week

T-Mobile confirmed that its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge users would receive the Android Nougat update this week. The U.S. carrier pushed out the same update for the Galaxy S6 edge+ in May.

Apps/Software June 6, 2017

Here's How To Sign Up For iOS 11, macOS High Sierra Beta - And Why You'd Want To

Apple just unveiled upgrades to its mobile and desktop operating systems: iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Here’s how to sign up for Apple’s beta software program to get both beta releases by the end of June.

Apps/Software June 6, 2017

Google Pixel And Nexus Owners Can Try Out Samsung's Non-Beta Internet Browser On Their Smartphones

Samsung released the stable version of its Internet Browser for Google Pixel and Nexus devices running Android 5.0 or higher. The non-beta Samsung Internet Browser can now be tried out by Nexus and Google Pixel owners.

Apps/Software June 5, 2017

LG Finally Debuts Its Mobile Payment System LG Pay, But Is The Service Too Late?

LG finally debuted its mobile payment system service dubbed LG Pay. The mobile payment service from LG would rival Android Pay and Samsung Pay, but may have launched quite late.

Apps/Software June 5, 2017

Moto Z Play Starts Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Along With Security Patch

Motorola rolled out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Moto Z Play handset. The Motorola smartphone benefited from the monthly security patch as well.

Apps/Software June 5, 2017

WhatsApp Scam Tells Users To Pay For Subscription

WhatsApp is charging for lifetime subscription in the UK but experts say this is a new scam. WhatsApp users are advised to ignore the message.

Apps/Software June 4, 2017

Microsoft Skype App Gets Major Redesign, Looking More Like Snapchat: What's New? [Video]

Microsoft has rebuilt Skype from the ground up and the new version now looks more like Snapchat, with a number of tricks up its sleeve. Here's what's new.

Apps/Software June 2, 2017

Android O Confirmed For All Nokia Smartphones Launched Earlier This Year

An HMD Global spokesperson confirmed that the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 would receive the Android O update. Android O may be released by October and the Nokia handsets may receive it by end of December.

Apps/Software June 3, 2017

Samsung's AI Assistant Bixby Launch Delayed Because It Needs Some English Lessons

According to reports, Bixby is having some trouble with the English language. That means Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus owners won't be having a chat with the AI assistant just yet.

Apps/Software June 2, 2017

Adobe Rolls Out Free Scanning App For Android And iOS: Adobe Scan Transforms Documents Into Editable PDFs

Adobe has rolled out Adobe Scan, a scanning app that transforms all kinds of documents into editable PDFs. The app is now available to be downloaded for free on Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store.

Apps/Software June 1, 2017

Goodbye, Annoying Ads! Google To Roll Out Chrome Ad Blocker Next Year

Google confirmed that it will be rolling out an ad blocker for its Chrome browser next year. Google will help publishers prepare for the launch of the tool, which will eliminate annoying ads.

Apps/Software June 1, 2017

Skype Is Being Redesigned To Be Microsoft's Snapchat

While Skype has established itself as one of the top video calling services available, there is much more to it than that. With the latest update, it looks like Microsoft wants it to be a competitor to Snapchat.

Apps/Software June 1, 2017

Waze Carpool Now Available Statewide In California And May Show Ads

Waze is looking to throw its hat into the ride service ring with Waze Carpool launching statewide in California. Waze may also use its app to show Carpool users ads.

Apps/Software May 31, 2017

Pacemakers And Other Medical Equipment Are Vulnerable To Hacking: Study

Two studies reveal that medical devices contain thousands of bugs that make it defenseless to hacking. Not all manufacturers, however, have made improvements to date.

Apps/Software May 28, 2017

Free Photo Editing Software: Here Are Several Online Alternatives To Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop remains the industry standard, but what if you don't want to pay the industry price? Luckily, there are plenty of free photo editing software that can be found online.

Apps/Software May 26, 2017

Google Cracks Down On Huge Android Malware Campaign, Kicking More Than 40 Apps Off Play Store

Security firm Check Point has discovered what could be the largest Android malware campaign to ever plague the Play Store. Google has already removed more than 40 apps that contained an ad-clicking function.

Apps/Software May 26, 2017

New Pokémon Mobile Game Offers Control Over The Last Pokémon Anyone Wants

While Niantic has carved out a nice section of the iOS/Android app space with 'Pokémon GO,' The Pokémon Company isn't resting on its laurels. The team has released a new game for fans to train one Pokémon, and it's not the one anyone expects.

Apps/Software May 25, 2017

Binge Watchers, Beware: Hackers Are Using Subtitle Files To Spread Malware And Take Over Computers

Security researchers have discovered an exploit in various media players that allow hackers to use subtitles in spreading malware and taking over computers. Here are the affected apps, and how you can protect yourself from the subtitles hack.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

Apple App Store Publishers Reach $1 Million Milestone Twice As Often As Google Play Developers

There were more publishers who hit $1 million in revenue on the App Store than on Google Play last year. The numbers highlight the Apple’s lead in monetization, but Google isn’t performing too bad either.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

Instagram Stories Get Location And Hashtag Stickers With Latest Update: Here's How It Works

Instagram Stories just got another neat update with the latest version of the app, now making stories easier to find. The new Instagram version brings location and hashtag options, so here's how it all works and how to opt out.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

You And Your Friends Can Now Make Group Custom Stories On Snapchat

As its competition with Instagram heats up, Snapchat is introducing a new feature that’s heavy on sharing and collaboration. Called Custom Stories, it’s a new way for friends to string individual Stories together.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

Facebook Live Now Offers Private Chat With Friends, Joint Streams With Guests: Here's How They Work

Facebook has rolled out two new features to Facebook Live to further improve user experience for the live streaming platform. The features are announced as the social network continues to grapple with the controversy surrounding Facebook Live.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

Amazon Echo Look Companion App Now Available, And It's Ready To Help You With Your Look

A companion app for Amazon’s Alexa-powered fashion guru, the Echo Look, just launched for iOS and Android, ready to help users look their best. But could the Echo Look find success like its Alexa siblings?

Apps/Software May 22, 2017

Niantic Wants 'Pokémon GO' To Have A 'Legendary' Summer

While not the giant it was when it debuted, Niantic's 'Pokémon GO' still maintains a faithful player base. This summer, the developer wants to bring players back in with the hopes of something 'legendary.'

Apps/Software May 23, 2017

Amazon Alexa Can Now Control Your Dish Hopper DVR For Hands-Free TV: How It Works

Dish officially announced that it's the first TV provider to offer direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa, touting a hands-free TV experience. Here's how it works, how to set it up, and which devices are compatible.

Apps/Software May 22, 2017

No, Android Go Isn't A New Android Version: Google Clarifies It's Just A Configuration

There’s so many Android versions littered around popular narrative that it’s often easy to get confused, especially now that Google has come out with a new one called Android Go. Fortunately, the company has now clarified what it is exactly.

Apps/Software May 22, 2017

You Can Now Order Food Directly Through Facebook: Here’s How

Facebook has just added a feature that’ll let its users order food directly from its site or mobile app. The whole process is easy, seeing as how everything is handled without ever having to leave Facebook.

Apps/Software May 21, 2017

2017 Google Play Awards: Here Are The Winners Of The Best Android App Categories

Google just unveiled this year’s Google Play Awards winner, with Memrise taking the Best App award, and 'Transformers: Forged to Fight' taking the Best Game Award. Take a look at the winners in each category.

Apps/Software May 20, 2017

2016 Ford Vehicles Get Android Auto, Apple CarPlay Via OTA Updates

If you have a Ford vehicle equipped with a Sync 3 infotainment system, you can now shift to either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay as your main car interface. Here’s how to update your car to either systems.

Apps/Software May 20, 2017

Here's Why You Should Install Google Assistant On Your iPhone - And Why You Should Keep Siri Too

Google Assistant is now available to iPhone users everywhere, and there are plenty of reasons why you should install her. That said, it's not exactly a Siri replacement, though.

Apps/Software May 20, 2017

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