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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

Facebook Shuts Down Standalone Groups App And Lifestage, Its Social Networking App For High Schoolers

Facebook has decided to permanently shut down two standalone apps: Groups and Lifestage. The latter, a social app for high schoolers, has been called by many as a Snapchat clone.

Apps/Software August 9, 2017

Instagram Is Now Testing Split-Screen Livestreams: How It Works

Instagram is planning to roll out a new feature over the next few months that those who like to livestream might find handy. Soon, you’ll be able to start two-person livestream with a friend.

Apps/Software August 9, 2017

Google Play Store Will Now Downrank Apps Prone To Crashing And Other Performance Issues

Google has found another way to demote certain Android apps in the Play Store. Now, if an app is found to crash frequently, users will less likely see it in app listings and search rankings.

Apps/Software August 7, 2017

This Is What Spotify On Xbox One Looks Like, Plus More Details On The Music Streaming App For The Console

The arrival of Spotify for Xbox One escalated from a rumor to a confirmed fact over the weekend. Screenshots of the music streaming service on the console have now been revealed, along with more details for the app.

Apps/Software August 6, 2017

Proposed Emojis For Unicode 11.0 Include Drunk Face, Llama, And Sad Poop

Unicode has now announced 67 new proposed emoji for Unicode 11, due in June 2018. The list includes many items, including a kangaroo, a flat shoe, and a frowning pile of poo.

Apps/Software August 5, 2017

Xbox One Players Can Soon Rock Out To Spotify: Music Streaming App For The Console Already In Testing Phase

Spotify is finally coming to the Xbox One, two years after the music streaming service arrived in the PlayStation 4. The app is currently undergoing internal testing and should launch soon on the console.

Apps/Software August 5, 2017

First Microsoft Hackathon Brings Eye Control To Windows 10: Here’s How It Works

Microsoft has committed to implementing eye tracking support on Windows 10 soon. Called Eye Control, the feature will help people with certain neuro-muscular disorders navigate the operating system using their eyes.

Apps/Software August 2, 2017

Android Might Soon Display How Much Battery You Have Left On Your Paired Bluetooth Headsets, Smartwatches

Google could soon support battery level indicators for connected Bluetooth devices on future versions of stock Android. While certainly good news, several phone manufacturers already support such a feature.

Apps/Software August 2, 2017

WhatsApp Hits 1 Billion Daily Users And More Ads Creep Into Facebook Apps: Facebook Q2 Results

WhatsApp has now shot to 1 billion daily users, according to Facebook’s most recent earnings report. As its user base across apps grows, however, so will the number of ads.

Apps/Software July 28, 2017

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11 Beta 4: Revamped Icons, Updated Notification Center, And Everything New

Heads up, developers: Apple has officially rolled out beta 4 of iOS 11, bringing over several much-needed features to the notification center, settings, and more. A public beta release is expected later this week.

Apps/Software July 25, 2017

VR Application Simulates Infant Emergency Scenarios For Medical Training

Virtual Reality transforms medical training with a new application that aims to prepare doctors for infant emergencies. Oculus wants to continue doing similar educational projects.

Apps/Software July 24, 2017

Silent Echo Lets You Chat With Amazon's Alexa On Slack

A company called Bespoken has made a Slackbot called Silent Echo, which is perfect for users who don’t like talking to their Alexa device that much. That’s right, Silent Echo lets you make commands to Alexa just by typing.

Apps/Software July 22, 2017

You Can Now Create GIFs With Google's Motion Stills App On Your Android Phone

Google has finally rolled out Motion Stills, a sophisticated GIF creator app, to Android users. The app now comes with a redesigned streaming pipeline that ensure users can have their GIFs at a moment’s notice.

Apps/Software July 20, 2017

Android Amazon App To Get Alexa Integration Via Latest Update

After rolling it out for iOS devices, Amazon has finally brought Alexa to Android users via the Amazon mobile app, enabling the use of certain voice-capable functionalities. There’s no reason to get too excited, however.

Apps/Software July 21, 2017

Twitter Has Updated Its Harassment Policies, But Are They Working?

Twitter says it is winning the war against harassment, but some are skeptical. What are Twitter's policies regarding online harassment and have they been effective?

Apps/Software July 21, 2017

Amazon Spark Is The New Instagram-like Social Network Designed For Online Shoppers

Amazon just launched its new tool, Spark, for Prime members in the United States, with the aim to make online shopping a more social experience. Think of it as Instagram, but with things you can buy.

Apps/Software July 20, 2017

No, Bluetooth Mesh Is Not Going To Replace Wi-Fi Or Take Zigbee Out Of The Picture

Bluetooth Mesh is set to become another smart home standard, but just to be clear, it won't replace Wi-Fi. It's not taking Zigbee, another mesh networking player, out of the game either.

Apps/Software July 19, 2017

Samsung Pay Gets PayPal Support, Lets You Spend Your PayPal Balance In 'Millions Of Stores'

Samsung has announced that Samsung Pay users will be able to use their PayPal balance as an in-store method payment. Samsung has partnered with PayPal to bring tap-to-pay purchases and also other additional features.

Apps/Software July 18, 2017

Select PCs That Got The Free Upgrade To Windows 10 Are No Longer Supported By The OS

Several users have found out that their Intel Atom Clover Trail-based PCs cannot download the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft has apparently prevented such systems from receiving software updates.

Apps/Software July 17, 2017

Amazon Anytime Could Be The New Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Competitor

Amazon might soon unveil a brand-new messaging platform. Reportedly rivaling Facebook Messenger, Amazon Anytime will feature much of the same features as others, but with encryption, for good measure.

Apps/Software July 17, 2017

Facebook GIF Maker Now Available On iOS: Here's What The New Camera Feature Can Do

A Facebook GIF maker has been rolled out to the social media app's iOS version, but not yet to all users. The tool will allow users to create GIFs with just a few steps.

Apps/Software July 15, 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 16241 Now Available, And It's An Early Look At The Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has now released a slew of new updates and improvements to Windows 10 via Build 16241 for Insiders in the Fast Ring. Improvements to Windows Shell, Task Manager touch-ups, and mixed reality upgrades are among the included features.

Apps/Software July 14, 2017

Google Play Music's New Release Radio Lets You Keep Track Of Your Favorite Artists' Latest Songs

Google has announced that it’s releasing Google Play Music’s New Release Radio feature for all users. Previously, the feature seemed to be positioned as an exclusive station for Samsung phones.

Apps/Software July 13, 2017

Backup And Sync From Google Desktop Tool Now Available To Windows, Mac Users

Users may now finally download Google’s handy Backup and Sync tool, which puts folders up in the cloud for easy access. The tool is now available for both Mac and Windows owners.

Apps/Software July 13, 2017

Facebook Gives Advertisers More Space With Messenger Ads (And We Have A Bad Feeling About This)

Facebook has announced that it will start showing ads on the Messenger home screen. The move, which comes directly from beta tests performed in Thailand and Australia, is a way to make the platform profitable.

Apps/Software July 12, 2017

iOS 11 Beta 3 Now Available To Developers: iPad Improvements, Notification Center Upgrade, And More

Apple has now released the iOS 11 beta 3, which includes a number of changes and refinements to overall performance. Developers can now access the latest beta release.

Apps/Software July 11, 2017

Microsoft 365 Is The Office And Windows Bundle Targeted At Business Users

Microsoft has just announced new Office 365 plans at its Inspire conference, including Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business. These plans, targeted mainly for business or enterprise owners, are part of the company’s growing cloud services.

Apps/Software July 11, 2017

Google's Chrome OS Launcher To Turn Chromebooks Into Touch-Friendly Devices

Google has something up its sleeve for Chromebook users: a new Chrome OS launcher with touch-friendly controls. Currently, the feature is far from stable, though.

Apps/Software July 10, 2017

Spotify Driving Mode Feature Undergoing Testing: Bigger Buttons, Voice Control, And Song Announcements

Some Spotify users have gotten a hold of what looks to be a Driving Mode inside the app, which applies numbers of optimizations to lessen distracted driving. Whether Spotify intends to release it widely remains a question, however.

Apps/Software July 8, 2017

Amazon Wants More Alexa Developers, Launches Worldwide Alexa Dev Days Program

Amazon has now officially announced the Alexa Dev Days program, which invites developers around United States and Europe to learn about creating voice apps. The move can maintain Amazon’s lead in the voice apps market.

Apps/Software July 6, 2017

You Can Now Add Links To Snapchat With The Paperclip Feature

Snap has just added a bunch of cool additions to Snapchat, including a Paperclip feature that lets users attach links to snaps. The company also added the ability to change backdrops and alter one’s voice in snaps.

Apps/Software July 6, 2017

Amazon's Alexa Now Has Over 15,000 Skills, Grew Faster Than Google Assistant And Cortana

The number of Alexa Skills has now surged past the 15,000 mark, cementing Amazon’s lead in the voice-enabled devices and apps. But while the figure looks impressive, it still boils down to quantity versus quality.

Apps/Software July 6, 2017

Samsung Further Delays Bixby English Release, Jeopardizing Plans For Smart Speaker To Challenge Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod

Samsung has further delayed the release of the English version of its digital assistant Bixby, which was supposed to launch alongside the Galaxy S8. The challenges, meanwhile, have jeopardized the company's plans for a Bixby-powered smart speaker.

Apps/Software July 5, 2017

Here's How To Upgrade To Windows 10 Pro From Windows 10 S And Vice Versa

The Surface Laptop, for all its bells and whistles, unfortunately runs Windows 10 S out of the box, a less capable version of the operating system. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to change that.

Apps/Software July 3, 2017

Best iOS 11 Features To Look Forward To: Customizable Control Center, Notes App Document Scanner, And More

Apple’s iOS 11 update is almost upon us, bringing a bevy of new features and timely improvements to iPhone and iPad users everywhere. Here are some of the best features you’d want to look out for.

Apps/Software July 3, 2017

New Facebook Feature Can Help You Find Wi-Fi Hotspots Around The Globe: Here's How To Use It

Facebook announces the expansion of its Wi-Fi search feature for iOS and Android users. Find out how to access and enable the feature in the application.

Apps/Software July 2, 2017

Instagram Now Uses AI To Block Offensive Comments: Will The Feature Arrive Soon On Facebook?

Instagram is now using artificial intelligence to block offensive comments and spam on the picture-sharing social network. Is it safe to assume that the tools will soon also arrive on Facebook to fight hate speech?

Apps/Software June 30, 2017

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