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Expect To See Unskippable Ads On Snapchat Soon

Snap Inc. will begin testing six-seconds ads on Snapchat this May, which users won’t be able to skip. It’s a drastic move that indicates the company is struggling to pull revenue.

Apps/Software April 26, 2018

Google Is Replacing Play Music With YouTube Remix Streaming Service: Report

Google Play Music was reported to get shut down soon after forcing all of its users to a new music streaming service. The rumored YouTube Remix service will take its place.

Apps/Software April 25, 2018

Instagram Now Allows You To Export Photos, User Info, And More: Here’s How

Like on Twitter and Facebook, you can now get a copy of your entire Instagram data. Simply go to Instagram web, submit your email, and wait for up to 48 hours.

Apps/Software April 26, 2018

WhatsApp Incorporates Facebook, Instagram Video Features Into Latest iOS Update

WhatsApp gives iOS users exclusive features that will connect the app with two social media networks. Users will now be able to freely watch videos from Facebook and Instagram without leaving the app.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

Spotify Officially Unveils Revamped App For Free Users With On-Demand Playlists, Features Less Shuffling

Spotify showcased its revamped app for free users for the first time since 2014. Free users will now get to shuffle less but for a limited selection.

Apps/Software April 24, 2018

Facebook Shares Secret Community Standards For Censoring Users' Posts

Facebook publicly shared the previously secret community standards that it uses to police its users' posts. The rulebook shows moderators how to deal with terrorism, hate speech, racism, self-harm, and other content that are against the rules.

Apps/Software April 24, 2018

Stop Using Internet Explorer: Browser's Zero-Day Exploit Leaves Users Vulnerable To Malware

A security firm had found a serious flaw in Internet Explorer that made it vulnerable to a malware attack. The group behind the attack is delivering the double-kill vulnerability through Microsoft Office files on a global scale.

Apps/Software April 26, 2018

Amazon Key Can Deliver Packages To Your Car: Perks And Limitations

Amazon wanted to deliver packages straight to the trunk of your car, and it ensures that it's safe. Amazon Key in-car deliveries are launching in 37 U.S. cities, but only for select vehicles.

Apps/Software April 24, 2018

PayPal Now Available In Samsung Pay: How To Use It

PayPal integration finally rolled out to Samsung Pay, nearly one year after the announcement. Here's how to set things up in just a few easy steps.

Apps/Software April 24, 2018

New Chrome UI: Google Is Testing New Material Design For The Browser

Google released a new UI for Chrome, which literally rounds up the edges. The new design is in line with Material Design 2 that already made its way to other Google products.

Apps/Software April 25, 2018

Huawei Reportedly Working On AI Digital Assistant That Can Understand Human Emotions, Not Just Commands

Huawei wants to develop an advanced AI assistant that would be able to understand human emotions and respond accordingly rather than just take and execute basic commands. The assistant should be able to prolong conversations and ease one's loneliness.

Apps/Software April 25, 2018

Google Launches Grasshopper App For People Who Always Wanted To Learn How To Code

Google rolled out Grasshopper, a free app that aims to teach people how to code in JavaScript with entertaining puzzles. The app is the latest product of Area 120, which is the incubator for the side projects of Google employees.

Apps/Software April 20, 2018

Amazon Alexa Blueprints Enable All Users To Create Customized Skills And Responses In Minutes

Amazon just launched a new tool called Alexa Blueprints, allowing anyone to create customized skills and responses without any coding skills. Here's how it works.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

Netflix Mobile Apps Finally Get Short Video Previews: Now On iOS, 'Coming Soon' On Android

Netflix video previews were officially rolling out mobile, but just for iOS users at first. The feature is coming soon on Android as well, so here's what you get.

Apps/Software April 20, 2018

Facebook Allegedly Planning To Build Its Own Processors: What This Means For You

Mirroring Apple, Facebook is reportedly going to be developing its own processors for future hardware products. Offerings such as the Oculus Go and its planned smart speakers stand to benefit from in-house chips.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

WhatsApp Gets ‘Dismiss As Admin’ Feature: Here’s What It Does

WhatsApp gets two new much-needed features. The first lets users remove a member’s administrator privileges without kicking them out of the group, and the second lets them pin high priority notifications at the top.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

Free Underrated Apps Everyone Should Download Now

There are over 2 million apps on the market, and some of them are more useful than others. Here are 20 free underrated apps everyone should download.

Apps/Software April 24, 2018

Amazon's New Android Web Browser Is Called 'Internet'

Unbeknownst to many, Amazon released an Android-based web browser, and it has been available in India for over a month now. Called the Internet, Amazon described it as fast, light, and private.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

Spotify Launches Redesigned UI, And It Could Be The New Free Tier Version

Spotify silently rolled out an update to select users that drastically changed the UI. The new design looked to be more colorful with some added perks from the Premium version.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

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.

Apps/Software April 18, 2018

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

14 Reasons Why You Should Use Grammarly

Grammarly had been around since late 2009. Since then, it has improved its algorithm to identify and fix errors more accurately and has grown to become a writer's best friend.

Apps/Software April 20, 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

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