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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

You Now Have More Than An Hour To Delete Any WhatsApp Message Sent By Mistake

WhatsApp quietly updated the Delete for Everyone feature to extend the time allowed for users to delete the messages that they sent. From seven minutes, the time was extended to a strangely specific one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds.

Apps/Software March 13, 2018

Instagram, Snapchat Disables Giphy Integration Following Backlash Over Racist GIF

Giphy has been disabled on Snapchat and Instagram. The move comes after a Twitter user discovered a racist GIF from Giphy’s indexing service that blatantly used the N-word.

Apps/Software March 13, 2018

Netflix Is Trying To Turn Its Kid Shows Into Games … Sort Of

Netflix is trying to convince kids to watch more of its original shows. How? By giving them patches after watching certain episodes, though it seems they can’t be used for anything.

Apps/Software March 11, 2018

New ‘Follow-Up’ Mode Allows Alexa To Complete Back-To-Back Requests With Using Wake Word Over And Over

Heads up, Amazon Echo users: Alexa can now perform multiple commands in a series of voice prompts. You’ll still be limited to one request at a time, but this time without saying Alexa over and over.

Apps/Software March 10, 2018

It's Mario Time: Google Maps Adds Super Mario Kart To Navigation

Google and Nintendo joined forces for Mario Day on March 10 and Mario is now part of Google Maps. Mario Time will last for a week and will allow users to ride with Mario everywhere.

Apps/Software March 10, 2018

Google Duo Now Lets You Leave Video Messages And Voicemail: Here’s How

Google Duo has just been updated on both iOS and Android. It now lets users leave voice or video messages when the recipient isn’t available.

Apps/Software March 8, 2018

Netflix Is Adding Snapchat-Like Vertical Video Previews For Shows And Movies

Video previews will soon move into your Netflix app’s home screen. Coming this April, they are 30-second samples of original and licensed shows, helping you decide what to watch next.

Apps/Software March 8, 2018

Alexa Randomly Laughs, And It's Freaking Out Amazon Echo Owners

A weird glitch has been causing Alexa to randomly laugh, and it is freaking out Amazon Echo owners. Amazon proposed a solution, but it is unclear if the fix will really solve the problem.

Apps/Software March 8, 2018

Apple Will Stop Accepting iTunes LP Album Formats: What Are They Again?

Apple is going to phase out iTunes LP, its format for interactive content that comes bundled with albums. Exactly why Apple has chosen to go this route remains unclear.

Apps/Software March 7, 2018

Deezer Announces Voice Activation With Amazon Alexa

Deezer, the music streaming service for iOS and Android, has announced a new partnership with Amazon's Alexa. Tech Times had the opportunity to chat with Riad Hawa, VP of Hardware Partnerships at Deezer, about their latest integration with Alexa.

Apps/Software March 13, 2018

Facebook Fights Fake News By Extending ‘Breaking News’ Label To More Publishers

Facebook’s experimental Breaking News label appears to be working quite well. The company just announced that it’s extending the tag to 50 more publishers in a variety of territories.

Apps/Software March 6, 2018

Waze Receives Update That Allows Riders To Select Who They Want To Carpool With

Waze just got updated with loads of new customization features. From now on, riders may now be able to select who they want to carpool with, and more.

Apps/Software March 6, 2018

Google Search Arrives On iMessage To Help Users Get Things Done

Google has updated its Search app to help users get things done.The latest update adds support for iMessage extension - making it easier to browse the web, GIFs, and search restaurants.

Apps/Software March 12, 2018

MoviePass App Is Always Tracking Your Location

The MoviePass app is always tracking your location, whether you go to the movies or not. Mitch Lowe, the CEO of MoviePass, bragged about collecting data from its subscribers. Here's everything you need to know.

Apps/Software March 7, 2018

Netflix Adds Pin Protection That Lets Parents Block Specific Titles

Netflix allows parents to create PINS to block R-rated content. Now, the streaming service is taking it a step further by allowing them to create PINS for specific movies and TV series, such as '13 Reasons Why'. The new feature is coming soon.

Apps/Software March 6, 2018

Spotify Premium Hack In The Crosshairs: Violators May Get Their Account Terminated

Spotify has started cracking down on the modified apps that give free users access to some of the benefits of a Premium account. The music streaming service has disabled some accounts, and warned of possible terminations.

Apps/Software March 6, 2018

Apps That Were So Bad, They Were Banned

Apps can be useful tools for smartphones. However, some developers don't always think this through. Some apps are downright useless and end up getting banned from app stores. Here are some of them.

Apps/Software March 8, 2018

YouTube Thinks Artificial Intelligence Is The New Green Screen: Google Develops Super Easy Tool To Replace Backgrounds

Google has developed a tool that allows users to change their backgrounds without the need for a green screen. Available in limited beta, it is powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Apps/Software March 3, 2018

Facebook Gets As Big As It's Going To Get In The US

A new research showed that Facebook's U.S. audience has hit a wall. The social media website's user base in the United States can't get bigger anymore.

Apps/Software March 4, 2018

G Suite Users Will Now Be Able To Take Advantage Of Dropbox Integrations

Google and Dropbox have entered into a partnership allowing G suite users to open files directly within Dropbox and edit them with G Suite tools. Expect the integrations to roll out by the end of the year.

Apps/Software March 2, 2018

Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey Is Asking For Help To Fix The Platform's Troll Problem

Chief executive Jack Dorsey is now asking the public for help with Twitter troll problem. He's accepting proposals from anyone who thinks that they can help make Twitter better.

Apps/Software March 2, 2018

Amazon Trying To Teach Alexa New Trick: Translating Languages In Real Time

Amazon is planning to teach Alexa how to translate languages in real time, according to Yahoo Finance. The feature will not be ready any time soon, but it will make Alexa-powered devices such as the Amazon Echo much more useful.

Apps/Software March 2, 2018

Apple Pay Beats Google Pay And Samsung Pay Among Millennials And GenZ Users, Survey Says

From Apple Pay to Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, there are plenty of ways for millennials to make purchases online or in-stores. A new survey has found that Apple Pay beats Google Pay and Samsung Pay among millennials.

Apps/Software March 4, 2018

Discord Expunges Alt-Right, Nazi And White Nationalist Servers In Massive Cleanup Effort

Once again, Discord has shut down a handful of notable alt-right servers from its platform, reiterating that it has no space for hate. Other alt-right servers remain live despite the cleanup effort, however.

Apps/Software March 1, 2018

Twitter Rolls Out New ‘Bookmarks’ Feature For Saving Tweets Privately

Twitter has now rolled out a better way of saving tweets. With the new Bookmarks feature, users no longer have to like or manually save a tweet, they can just keep it in their private stash.

Apps/Software March 1, 2018

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