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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

Twitter May Soon Unleash A New Tweetstorm Feature: Here's How It Works

Twitter has been discovered to working on a new tweetstorm feature. It will allow users to easily create their own tweetstorms, which is another way to bypass the 140-character limit of tweets on the social media platform.

Apps/Software September 10, 2017

Google Drive For Mac, PC Shuts Down March 2018, Will Be Replaced By Backup And Sync Tool

Google has announced that it’s shutting down the Google Drive app for Mac and PC in March 2018. Existing users can continue using the service via two new backup apps: Backup and Sync and Drive File Stream.

Apps/Software September 8, 2017

Instagram Stories Can Soon Be Shared On Facebook Because No One Seems To Be Using Facebook Stories

Instagram users might soon have the option to share their Stories on Facebook. The move is seen as a way to pump blood into Facebook Stories, which hasn’t taken off quite well as Instagram Stories has.

Apps/Software September 7, 2017

Zello Tops App Store Charts As Hurricane Irma Looms: What Can The Walkie Talkie App Do?

Zello has shot up to the top of the free apps chart of Apple's App Store as Hurricane Irma is set to make a landfall in Florida over the weekend. What can the walkie talkie app do?

Apps/Software September 6, 2017

Facebook Finally Knows How To Make Money Off WhatsApp: Dedicated Business Chat Apps To Launch Soon

WhatsApp has announced that it will release a free business app that’ll allow business and enterprise owners to keep in touch with their customers. The company might also charge larger companies as a way to make money.

Apps/Software September 6, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Sony Xperia XZ1 To Get Netflix HDR Streaming, But Don’t Get Excited Yet

Netflix has now confirmed it will bring HDR streaming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Xperia XZ1. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before enjoying Netflix titles in HDR.

Apps/Software September 5, 2017

Xiaomi's Mi Calculator Is Now Available On The Play Store: Here's Why You Should Care

Xiaomi's Mi Calculator is now up for grabs over at the Play Store. While calculators aren't exactly groundbreaking Android apps, the Mi Calculator does an impressive job in providing a plethora of functions in a clean UI.

Apps/Software September 3, 2017

Tinder Gold Explained: Why This Feature Just Made Tinder The Top-Grossing App In The App Store

Love is expensive. Tinder Gold, the dating app’s paid subscription tier that enables users to see who likes them, just propelled Tinder as the top-grossing app in the App Store.

Apps/Software September 2, 2017

Microsoft And Amazon Join Forces So You Can Use Cortana On Echo, Alexa On Windows 10 Devices

Microsoft and Amazon have decided to partner up in the voice assistant race. Pretty soon Windows 10 users can summon Alexa, and Echo users can call for Cortana on their smart speakers.

Apps/Software August 31, 2017

Updated Google Maps App Now Helps You Find Parking Spots, But Only In A Handful Of Cities

Google Maps for Android has now been updated to include more cities in the parking difficulty feature. It can now also display all available parking spots in a given area.

Apps/Software August 30, 2017

The Augmented Reality War Begins: Apple Teases First Wave Of AR Apps As Google Unveils ARCore Toolkit

Google has unveiled a new augmented reality SDK called ARCore, rivaling Apple’s ARKit. Both companies have now made it clear that they have big ambitions for the technology.

Apps/Software August 30, 2017

ReplyASAP Freezes Your Kid’s Smartphone Until They Reply: Parents, You’ll No Longer Be Ignored

Frustrated about his son ignoring him, a dad created a messaging app that is both annoying and useful at the same time. It’s called ReplyASAP, an app you can’t close or silence until you respond to the message.

Apps/Software August 23, 2017

How To Download Android Oreo On Your Pixel Or Nexus Phone Right Now And Why You Should

Android has officially unveiled Oreo, the next major update after Nougat. It’s not available for everyone yet, but you can download it now if you have a compatible device.

Apps/Software August 23, 2017

Updated Google Docs Makes It The Best Word Processor For Collaborating: Here’s What’s New

Google has made its already excellent word processor even better. Docs has now been updated to include even more live collaboration tools, in addition to templates that can integrate with add-ons.

Apps/Software August 17, 2017

Google Finally Releases Web Version Of Allo, But Here’s The Catch

Fans of Allo can now use Google’s messaging platform on the web. However, you might want to keep your Android device close if you want to continue using it.

Apps/Software August 16, 2017

Sarahah Goes Viral: App For Sending Anonymous Messages Can Make Your Day, But It Also Has A Dark Side

Sarahah, an app that allows users to send anonymous messages, has shot up in popularity. The app can serve as a motivation tool for users, but it can also be a cyberbullying platform.

Apps/Software August 14, 2017

Elon Musk Thinks Artificial Intelligence Is More Threatening Than North Korea: Is He On To Something?

Elon Musk has now warned us about AI, saying it poses more danger than North Korea. The multitasking entrepreneur now calls for some type of regulation amid the increasing plight of AI.

Apps/Software August 14, 2017

OnePlus 3, 3T Will Stop Getting Major Updates After Android O, And Developers Won’t Say Why

OnePlus has killed the hopes of OnePlus 3 and 3T owners hoping to get major Android updates after Android O. That’s right: OnePlus’s older devices will stop receiving updates after Android O.

Apps/Software August 14, 2017

Facebook Might Have Found A Way To Sneak An App Into China: Meet Colorful Balloons

Facebook has long struggled to enter the Chinese market, with attempts to learn Mandarin and negotiate with Chinese authorities rendering no success. But it has reportedly found a workaround in the form of Colorful Balloons.

Apps/Software August 12, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Pro For Workstations: Faster File Sharing, Persistent Memory, And More

Rumored since June, Microsoft has now announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, which can power devices with high-performance configurations. It can support machines with up to 6 TB of RAM, for example.

Apps/Software August 11, 2017

FaceApp Launches A New Round Of Racist Filters: The App's Creator Even Defends The Controversial Move

FaceApp, the controversial photo editing app, is again under racism allegations. The app launched Asian, Black, Caucasian, and Indian as its new filters, and from the names, you already know that there would be racist undertones.

Apps/Software August 10, 2017

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