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Adobe Is Bringing Photoshop To iPad — The Full Version

Adobe is bringing the full version of Photoshop to the iPad. The company reportedly plans to announce it this October and then release it sometime next year.

Apps/Software July 14, 2018

You Can Now Pay For Uber Rides With Venmo: Here’s How

Venmo will soon be accepted as an official payment option inside Uber. The service will be available for both regular rides and Uber Eats deliveries.

Apps/Software July 13, 2018

Morse Code Now Available On Gboard For iOS, And Google Even Teaches You How

Morse code is now also supported on Gboard for iOS, months after Google introduced it for the Android version. The feature helps people with disabilities communicate, and Google wants to teach everyone how to use it.

Apps/Software July 13, 2018

Tinder Alternative Hinge Promises The Perfect Match Every 24 Hours With New Feature

Dating app Hinge launched its new Most Compatible feature, which will recommend the perfect match to users once every 24 hours. The feature, which uses machine learning, makes its decision based on past actions and the user's interests.

Apps/Software July 12, 2018

WhatsApp To Combat Spam, Scams, And Fake News With New 'Forwarded' Label

WhatsApp introduced a new feature aimed to curb the spread of fake news, spam, and scams. Look for the new 'forwarded' label and think twice whether to pass the message along.

Apps/Software July 11, 2018

Messenger Will Soon Be Able To Tell If You’re Talking To Fake Accounts

Facebook is testing a new feature on Messenger that’ll identify fake accounts when they send you messages. The feature tells you in what country the account originates, and whether it was created recently.

Apps/Software July 11, 2018

Facebook Augmented Reality Ads Will Let You Try On Products From Your News Feed

Facebook is testing augmented reality advertisements on the News Feed, starting with Michael Kors sunglasses. The ads will allow user to try on the products using the smartphone's camera, similar to how filters work.

Apps/Software July 11, 2018

YouTube Incognito Mode Rolls Out To All Android Users: How To Use It

A new Incognito Mode started rolling out to YouTube for Android, allowing users to search and watch videos in private without their history being recorded. Here's what you need to know.

Apps/Software July 11, 2018

Amazon And Snap Inc. Reportedly Developing Visual Search For Snapchat

Snap Inc. and Amazon could be working on a new Snapchat feature that’ll allow users to scan objects using the camera. Amazon will provide product listings of the identified object, which users can send to friends.

Apps/Software July 10, 2018

Fitness App Data Reveal Identity Of Spies And Their Locations

A Dutch news site revealed that the workout information recorded by the popular fitness app Polar Flow can reveal the identity of secret agents and military personnel, and their locations. Polar said that it is now addressing the issue.

Apps/Software July 9, 2018

MIT Students Create AI Tech That Can See Through Walls

MIT’s CSAIL just developed a technology that can track people’s movements even if they’re behind walls. It could useful for monitoring diseases such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

Apps/Software July 9, 2018

MoviePass App Not Working Last Friday Night: Here's How To Get Ticket Refunds

On July 6, the MoviePass app was not working for a few hours, forcing subscribers to pay for their tickets. The service is offering to refund the ticket purchases, but the mishap still comes at a bad time for MoviePass.

Apps/Software July 9, 2018

Skype May Finally Be Getting A ‘Seen’ Feature

In its latest preview build, Skype finally gets read receipts, which oddly has been absent on the popular messaging platform until now. No more ignoring other people’s messages then!

Apps/Software July 6, 2018

Tinder Loops Rolls Out Globally: How To Make A Tinder Profile GIF

Tinder Loops is now rolling out globally, allowing users in the United States and other markets to set up expressive profile GIFs. Here's how to do it.

Apps/Software July 5, 2018

Facebook Owns 4 Of Top 5 Most Downloaded iOS Apps Of All Time

Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.

Apps/Software July 3, 2018

Facebook Bug Temporarily Unblocked People On The Social Network: 800,000 Users Affected

A Facebook bug temporarily unblocked people that users have previously blocked on the social network. Facebook has apologized for the error, which is the latest in a string of privacy issues that include the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Apps/Software July 3, 2018

Spotify Lite Is A Lightweight Version Of Spotify That’s Missing A Lot Of Basic Features

Spotify Lite is a 15 MB version of Spotify for the developing world. It works well enough, but some crucial features, like offline downloads, are absent.

Apps/Software July 3, 2018

New Disney App Will Try To Make Waiting In Line At Disney Theme Parks More Fun

Play Disney Parks, a new Disney app, will look to make waiting in long lines in Disney theme parks more fun and rewarding. The app is now available as a free download for iOS and Android devices.

Apps/Software July 2, 2018

You’ll Soon Be Able To Ask Questions Via Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories will soon allow users to ask questions via Stories. It’s not, however, clear how the feature will work or when it’ll be released.

Apps/Software July 2, 2018

Instagram Lite Quietly Launches On Android Phones, Just Barely 1 MB: Here’s What You Can Do With It

There’s finally a lightweight version of Instagram called Instagram Lite, following similar versions for Facebook and Messenger. It does most of the functions available in the main app, including posting photos, stories, and adding filters.

Apps/Software June 30, 2018

How A Quiz App Exposed The Data Of 120 Million Users Without Facebook Knowing About It

A security researcher discovered that a quiz app likely exposed the data of 120 million Facebook users. It was part of Facebook's Data Abuse Program, and there was an $8,000 bounty.

Apps/Software June 29, 2018

You Can Now Add Licensed Songs To Your Instagram Stories, Here’s How

Music is coming to Instagram. Users in select countries will finally be able to choose background music for their stories from a selection consisting thousands of songs.

Apps/Software June 29, 2018

Samsung Will No Longer Give You Rewards For Using Bixby

Samsung is officially shutting down My Bixby Level, a rewards program for those who diligently keep on using the company’s own personal assistant. Samsung didn’t say why it’s folding the service, though.

Apps/Software June 28, 2018

Slack Went Down And Users Are Complaining About It

On June 27, Slack went down due to connectivity issues and took a few hours before being restored. Users from around the world vented their frustrations with clever posts on Twitter.

Apps/Software June 27, 2018

Instagram Adds Group Video Chat, Redesigned Explore Tab, And Custom AR Filters

Instagram’s latest update brought with it a host of new features. These include video chat in Instagram Direct, new camera effects, topic channels on the Explore feed, and so on.

Apps/Software June 28, 2018

Amazon Alexa App For iOS Finally Gets Voice Control: Some Things You Can Do

Amazon updated the Alexa app for iOS devices to enable a key feature that was missing on the platform. Users can now take advantage of the voice control functionality.

Apps/Software June 28, 2018

Instagram Is Estimated To Be Worth More Than $100 Billion, Bloomberg Reports

Bloomberg recently revealed Instagram’s total value as a standalone company. The financial news organization believed that Instagram is worth over $100 billion since Facebook acquired it back in 2012.

Apps/Software June 27, 2018

Microsoft Edge For iOS And Android Gets Built-In Ad Blocker

Ad blocking is finally coming to Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS. At the moment, Microsoft is testing the new feature with beta users, but a full, stable rollout is expected soon.

Apps/Software June 26, 2018

Tinder Wants To Save You From Swiping Endlessly With New Tinder Picks Feature

Tinder introduced a new feature called 'Tinder Picks' that allows users to find compatible matches who fit their particular interests based on career, hobbies, activities, and more. However, the feature is only available to Gold subscribers.

Apps/Software June 24, 2018

Adobe AI Can Tell If Someone Alters, Manipulates An Image

Adobe’s image editing tool Photoshop is used to alter images, often to the point that it becomes difficult to differentiate between what’s real and what’s not. Thankfully, Adobe is working on an artificial intelligence program that can detect fake images.

Apps/Software June 23, 2018

Reddit Is Testing A ‘News’ Tab In Its iOS App

Coming soon to Reddit: a dedicated news tab. Following an alpha release in May, the website has now rolled the feature out into beta, and early feedback seems to be encouraging.

Apps/Software June 24, 2018

Facebook Brings Kid-Friendly App Messenger Kids To Peru And Canada

Facebook is expanding its Messenger Kids app to Canada and Peru. The Messenger Kids app will come in two different languages and give kids a chance to connect with family members on social media.

Apps/Software June 22, 2018

Facebook Messenger Can Now Translate Messages Between English And Spanish

Facebook Messenger now automatically translates Spanish and English messages, and more languages will be added soon. It’s powered by M suggestions, the company’s artificial intelligence-powered assistant platform.

Apps/Software June 22, 2018

Facebook Groups Could Soon Start Charging Users For Exclusive Membership Access

Facebook has announced that it’s getting ready to monetize groups. Soon, paid memberships will be available as an option, letting users access exclusive content for a fee.

Apps/Software June 21, 2018

Instagram Is Launching IGTV App For Creators: Videos Can Now Be Up To 60 Minutes

Instagram will be launching a new hub for video creators called IGTV. Videos in this new hub will be up to 60 minutes long.

Apps/Software June 20, 2018

Here's How Nvidia Plans To Turn Your 30 FPS Images To Amazing Slow-Mo Videos

Nvidia confirmed that it has a new technology that turns regular 30fps videos into slo-mo footage. The system can slow down recordings to 240 or 480 fps.

Apps/Software June 23, 2018

Adobe Project Rush: What You Need To Know About The Cloud-Based Video Editing Software

Adobe formally introduces Project Rush, a simpler, but not dumber, cloud-synced video editing software for the average content creator who wants professional results. Beta applications are now open for anyone who wants to try.

Apps/Software June 20, 2018

Facebook Develops AI That Opens Your Eyes When You Blink In Selfies

Facebook engineers developed artificial intelligence with General Adversarial Networks that opens closed eyes in photos. It did not announce when it will be released to the public.

Apps/Software June 19, 2018

Facebook Messenger Getting Autoplay Video Ads In Private Conversations

Facebook has reportedly started rolling out autoplay video ads in Messenger on Monday, June 18. The company will monitor user reactions to see whether the change is a turn-off.

Apps/Software June 20, 2018

Google Launches YouTube Music And YouTube Premium In More Countries: Is Yours Included?

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, the company’s rebranded streaming services, are finally rolling out to more countries. YouTube Music is a Spotify or Apple Music alternative, while YouTube Premium is the new YouTube Red.

Apps/Software June 19, 2018

Facebook's Android App Is Crashing And Users Are Complaining About It

On June 16, Android users were experiencing outages on the Facebook app. The previous day, the Facebook Messenger app crashed on iOS platforms due to a new update.

Apps/Software June 16, 2018

Gmail For iOS Gets AI-Powered Notifications: Here’s How To Enable It

iOS users can take advantage of a new feature in Gmail that uses artificial intelligence to separate important messages from non-essential ones. The update is slowly rolling out now, Google says.

Apps/Software June 16, 2018

It's Not Just You: Apple Maps Is Down For Everyone Across All Platforms [Update: Resolved]

Apple has confirmed that Apple Maps is down for everyone worldwide, on all platforms. The company is working on the issue and should come up with a fix soon enough.

Apps/Software June 16, 2018

Instagram Removes Its Controversial Screenshot Notification Feature That Alerted You About Stalkers

In February 2018, Instagram tested a new feature that alerted users when someone took a screenshot of their content. By June, Instagram abandoned the new feature.

Apps/Software June 14, 2018

Young Social Media Users Ignore Facebook, Embrace WhatsApp As Primary News Source

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism released its annual Digital News Report. They found that younger social media users are turning to WhatsApp to talk about current events.

Apps/Software June 14, 2018

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