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Samsung's Wemogee App Allows People With Language Disorder To Talk Through Emojis

Samsung has announced that it has partnered with speech therapist to come up with an app that’ll translate common phrases into a bunch of emojis. The app specifically targets those with aphasia, a complex neurological disorder that affects language.

Apps/Software April 25, 2017

Tim Cook Threatened To Remove Uber From Apple App Store In 2015: Why?

Apple CEO Tim Cook threatened to remove the Uber app from the App Store in a 2015 meeting with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. What was the ride-haling company doing that prompted the serious threat?

Apps/Software April 24, 2017

Google To Integrate Chrome With A Built-In Ad Blocker: Report

Google is rumored to be developing a built-in ad blocker for Chrome, and it will be switched on by default on both desktop and mobile versions of the browser. So why is Google planning to do this?

Apps/Software April 20, 2017

No Wi-Fi Or Mobile Data? Don’t Worry, Instagram For Android Now Works Even When You’re Offline

Instagram has good news for its users who might not have reliable internet speeds. The app will now work in offline mode, and here’s how it works.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

Facebook Spaces Unveiled: Here's What You Can Do With The Virtual Reality Social Network

Facebook unveiled Facebook Spaces at the annual F8 developer conference. The new app for the Oculus Rift looks to bridge the gap between virtual reality and social networks and expand the use of the technology beyond gaming.

Apps/Software April 20, 2017

Tumblr Launches Social App ‘Cabana’ That Lets You Watch YouTube With Friends: Here’s How It Works

Tumblr has outed Cabana, an app which lets users watch YouTube videos with friends. Though largely dissimilar to Tumblr’s blogging service, Cabana offers, in many ways, a similar core concept to that of Tumblr.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

Facebook Messenger Adds Chat Extensions, Bot Store, ‘M’ Suggestions, And More

Facebook is rallying for expanded bot presence on its own Messenger platform, pushing users to try and make chatbots a staple feature of the app. Here are all the new bot-related features you should know about.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

Facebook Launches Camera Effects Platform: Zuckerberg Believes The Future Will Rely On Augmented Reality

Facebook launched the Camera Effects platform at its annual F8 developer conference. The platform will allow developers to showcase their work on augmented reality, which is technology that Mark Zuckerberg believes will be a big part of the future.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

Snapchat World Lenses Snap Live Filters On Anything: Paint The World In 3D [Video]

Live filters are not just for selfies anymore, as Snapchat is sprucing up landscapes too with 3D elements for photos and videos. Meet the new Snapchat World Lenses that add a splash of color to the world around us.

Apps/Software April 18, 2017

You Can Now Group Saved Posts On Instagram Into Collections, Like Pinterest: Here’s How

Instagram has made its app more like Pinterest, allowing users to create private collections to store and sort saved posts in. Here’s how it works.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

Snapchat CEO's Harsh Remarks Take Toll On Snapdeal Due To Name Mix-Up

An alleged untoward comment of Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is sending backlash to a similarly named Indian company: Snapdeal. Angry Indians are reportedly giving the app one-star reviews.

Apps/Software April 17, 2017

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Software Update Rolling Out To Nokia 6

HMD Global pushed out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Nokia 6 smartphone. The Android-powered smartphone also received the April security patch in the update.

Apps/Software April 16, 2017

Google Pixel And Nexus Owners Report Fingerprint Sensor Issues After Installing Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update

After updating to Android 7.1.2 Nougat, owners of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones encountered issues with the fingerprint sensor. Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X owners are also impacted.

Apps/Software April 15, 2017

Instagram Rolls Out New Sticker Features As Stories Beats Snapchat, Reaching 200 Million Users Daily

Instagram has released new sticker features and tools for Stories and Direct. The latest update comes as the company beats Snapchat’s 160 million daily users with their 200 million.

Apps/Software April 14, 2017

Streaming Problems With Your Kodi? Here Are Some Quick Fixes

Kodi is a good open-source media player but sometimes you can encounter streaming problems. Don’t worry, as these simple tips will help you enjoy your favorite shows in no time.

Apps/Software April 14, 2017

Google Integrates Android Pay With Mobile Banking Apps: What This Means And How It Works

Google has announced a neat Android Pay integration with mobile banking apps, making things easier and more convenient. The integration allows users to enjoy the perks of Android Pay even if they don't have the Android Pay app installed.

Apps/Software April 13, 2017

Android O Already In Testing On Huawei Mate 9, But Don't Get Too Excited Yet

Huawei has apparently started pushing internal builds of Android O to its Mate 9, which means it may be the first non-Google OEM to start testing the new OS version. As usual with test builds, however, there are limitations, so here's the deal.

Apps/Software April 12, 2017

Windows Vista Now Officially Dead As Microsoft Focuses On Mainstream Rollout Of Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft has officially ended any form of support for Vista, cutting off security updates, fixes, technical support, and basically everything. The move signals Microsoft’s intent on focusing its resources to more recent versions of Windows.

Apps/Software April 12, 2017

Facebook Outs Group Payments Support On Messenger: Here’s How It Works

You can now send or receive payments within group conversations on Facebook Messenger, a much-needed expansion of the previously person-to-person feature. Here’s how group payments on Messenger work.

Apps/Software April 11, 2017

Instagram Direct Now Combines Disappearing Photos And Videos With Permanent Records And Messages: How It Works

Instagram Direct just got a serious overhaul, combining ephemeral and permanent messages in a single inbox for a more streamlined experience. Here's how everything works.

Apps/Software April 11, 2017

Google Inbox Update Brings High-Priority Email Notifications For Some Users

Google Inbox by Gmail is taking another step toward simplifying email management. The latest feature now allows users to get notifications only for high-priority emails, but it's not widely available just yet.

Apps/Software April 11, 2017

Samsung Rolls Out Android 7.0 Nougat Update For Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 And Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

Samsung started rolling out the much-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for both its 9.7-inch and 8.-inch variants of the Galaxy Tab S2. The OTA update brings the Game Launcher for the Galaxy Tab S2, a new UI, and more.

Apps/Software April 10, 2017

Android O Autofill Feature Confirmed To Be Supported By Password Managers LastPass, 1Password

LastPass and 1Password announce that they'll support the upcoming autofill feature of Android O. Users will soon have a seamless experience in filling up forms.

Apps/Software April 10, 2017

You Can Now Set Up A Windows 10 PC Using Voice Commands And Cortana: Here’s How

Cortana is now involved in setting up Windows 10 PCs, with the digital assistant guiding users through the needed steps to get their machine up and running. Here’s how to set up your PC with the help of Cortana.

Apps/Software April 9, 2017

Android 8.0 O: Developer Preview Of Android Oreo Gives Glimpse Of New Features

Some of the best Android 8.0 O features have been revealed via the update's developer preview, giving an early peek at what Android Oreo is bringing to the table.

Apps/Software April 9, 2017

Android 7.1.2 Nougat Exits Beta, Comes With Useful Fixes To Pixel And Nexus Devices

Google has now officially outed Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Pixel and Nexus devices after a lengthy beta period. Here’s a look at all the changes, improvements, fixes, and new features.

Apps/Software April 8, 2017

Google Researcher Reveals Flaw In Android And iOS That Can Be Hacked Via Wi-Fi

A researcher for Google Project Zero has discovered a serious flaw in iOS and Android security that can be exploited by hackers. Apple has since released a patch, but Google still hasn’t addressed the issue.

Apps/Software April 8, 2017

Apple Releases Clips: iOS App For Making And Sharing Fun Videos

Apple released its video creating and sharing app dubbed Clips on April 6. Clips is similar to other video sharing apps like Snapchat and Instagram in some aspects, but also brings some new features.

Apps/Software April 7, 2017

Microsoft Bans Emulators From Windows Store, But Emulation Not Dead: Here Are Some Options

Emulators are now banned from Microsoft's Windows Store, but of course, that doesn't mean emulation is dead. Here are some options to consider for retro gaming on the PC.

Apps/Software April 7, 2017

Facebook Messenger Gets Smarter: Context-Aware ‘M’ Assistant Rolls Out, Gives Helpful Suggestions Based On Conversations

Facebook has announced that it’s now rolling out M, a smart virtual assistant for Messenger, to U.S. users on both Android and iOS. Here’s what you can do with it.

Apps/Software April 6, 2017

Twitter Lite Rolls Out: A Lighter And Faster Version Of Twitter

Twitter has introduced a faster and lighter version of its service. It can be accessed via mobile web browsers even with slow networks.

Apps/Software April 6, 2017

Facebook's New Weapon Against Revenge Porn Has Flaws, But A Step In The Right Direction

Facebook recently revealed new tools that it will use to fight against revenge porn. The weapon, while powerful, still has certain flaws, but it is a step in the right direction in the fight against the damaging practice.

Apps/Software April 6, 2017

Microsoft Releases Collaborative Event-Planning App ‘Who’s In’ For iMessage, But Will It Fail?

Microsoft wants iPhone users to use the Who’s In feature when they plan events with friends. But as informed by similar apps that struggled to gain momentum, Who’s In may be fighting an uphill battle.

Apps/Software April 6, 2017

You Can Now Manually Install The Windows 10 Creators Update: Here’s How

As promised, Microsoft is allowing anyone to download the Windows 10 Creators Update earlier than its official rollout. Here’s how to manually download and install it now.

Apps/Software April 5, 2017

Tizen OS For Samsung Smart Devices Filled With Security Issues That Hackers Can Exploit

A security researcher discovered glaring security issues in Tizen, the operating system that Samsung has developed for a variety of smart devices. The researcher described the code of Tizen as the worst one that he has ever seen.

Apps/Software April 6, 2017

Apple Music For Android Gets Updated: Brings Heavy UI Changes And Song Lyrics

Apple has now updated the Apple Music app for Android after leaving it untouched for months. The update brings visual upgrades, along with a reshuffling of features for a cleaner, more ordered look.

Apps/Software April 5, 2017

Android Dethrones Windows For The First Time Ever, Becoming The World's Most Popular OS

Android reached a major milestone that's long been coming, as it finally dethroned Windows as the world's most popular OS. In March, Android accounted for the most internet usage worldwide, followed by Windows and iOS.

Apps/Software April 4, 2017

Samsung Bixby AI Assistant Unofficial Port Available For Older Smartphones Despite Galaxy S8 Exclusivity

Samsung introduced a new and 'fundamentally different' assistant called Bixby, but it's exclusive to the Galaxy S8 series for now. Nevertheless, an unofficial port is now available and brings Bixby to older Samsung smartphones as well.

Apps/Software April 3, 2017

Snapchat Throws Shade At Instagram For April Fools', Shows It Can Also Play The Copying Game

Snapchat’s April Fools' prank is being regarded as the winner of this year’s pranks because it finally addresses, albeit lightly, Facebook’s attempts to copy Snapchat. The prank involves a filter that parodies the Instagram user interface.

Apps/Software April 3, 2017

Android 7.1.2 Nougat Now Rolling Out To Pixel C, Nexus Player: Last Update Before Android O?

Reports claimed that Android 7.1.2 Nougat has started rolling out to the Pixel C and Nexus Player. The operating system update is likely the last one for Android Nougat before Google releases the next major version, Android O.

Apps/Software April 3, 2017

You Can Now Search Public Stories On Snapchat: Here’s How To Use The New Feature

Snapchat has launched a search feature for Our Stories, letting people comb through the trove of submissions globally. The feature will leverage an algorithm in order to determine the content and theme of a video and index it accordingly.

Apps/Software April 1, 2017

Verizon AppFlash Launcher Baked Into Its Smartphones Is Basically Spyware, Warns EFF

Verizon teamed up with Evie for a new app launcher called AppFlash, which will be preinstalled on Verizon devices. U.S. privacy advocate EFF warns that AppFlash is essentially spyware and deals a heavy blow to user privacy and security.

Apps/Software March 31, 2017

Android Wear 2.0 Arrival Delayed For Some Smartwatches: Here's Why

The Android Wear 2.0 rollout is delayed for most major smartwatches barring a few. Google confirmed in a statement that this postponement is due to a bug, which the company is looking to fix before complete rollout.

Apps/Software March 31, 2017

Android Apps On Track To Beat iOS App Store In App Spending, Report Says

The Play Store, along with third-party Android stores, is expected to beat out iOS in terms of mobile app spending, according to a new report by App Annie. Google will mostly owe the growth to China’s growing mobile app market.

Apps/Software March 29, 2017

Google Maps 'Save Your Parking' Beta Feature Removed After Testing, But Maybe It's Not Gone For Good

Google started testing a neat 'Save Your Parking' feature with a recent Google Maps beta, aiming to help users locate their car faster. After just 10 days of testing, however, the feature has been removed.

Apps/Software March 30, 2017

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