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Tinder Introduces Places Feature, Shares Users’ Exact Location With Potential Partners

Tinder released a new feature called 'Places' to enhance users’ experience on the dating app. Only three international cities have access to this new feature that would match users through their favorite locations.

Apps/Software May 26, 2018

Pornhub Launches Free VPN Service: VPNHub Won't Be Just For Porn

Pornhub launched VPNHub, a free VPN service that will not only hide visits to the infamous website. Using VPNs is becoming more important, especially with the pending death of net neutrality.

Apps/Software May 26, 2018

YouTube Brings Direct Messaging Feature From Mobile To Website

YouTube brought its in-app direct messaging service to its website. The communications feature was previously introduced to Android and iOS users who were able to share videos and have conversations on the app simultaneously.

Apps/Software May 25, 2018

Valve Says Apple Rejected Its Steam Link iOS App Because Of 'Business Conflicts'

Apple blocked the Steam Link app's release on the iOS App Store. According to Valve, it was because of business conflicts with the app guidelines.

Apps/Software May 29, 2018

You Can Now Use Alexa To Listen Hands-Free To Amazon Music

Amazon announced that its Amazon Music app now comes with hands-free listening thanks to Alexa. It allows users to use voice controls to play music from the app just like they would on an Amazon Echo smart speaker.

Apps/Software May 25, 2018

PayPal Will Soon Work With Google Apps Such As Gmail, YouTube, And More

It will now be easier to pay for things or send money through PayPal without even leaving Google’s apps and services. Both companies have just entered a partnership to make online payments as frictionless as possible.

Apps/Software May 25, 2018

Watch Microsoft's AI XiaoIce Hold A Conversation Like A Human (Or Like Google's Duplex)

Microsoft recently demonstrated XiaoIce's capabilities, including being able to carry a full duplex conversation over a phone call. XiaoIce is an AI chatbot that's popular in China, will it come to the US soon?

Apps/Software May 24, 2018

Amazon's Facial Recognition System Can Identify 100 People In A Single Image (And That's Potentially Terrifying)

Amazon sold its real-time facial recognition technology to US law enforcement and the ACLU is objecting. This is because the technology, called “Amazon Rekognition,” has the ability to identify up to 100 individuals in a single photo in real-time.

Apps/Software May 24, 2018

Dropbox Update Brings File Activity Improvements, Plus Gallery View, And More

Dropbox for iOS and Android are getting much-needed upgrades. File activity finally comes to mobile, and there’s now a new gallery view option, plus more.

Apps/Software May 23, 2018

Twitter Ends Support For Android TV, Roku, and Xbox Apps

Twitter announced that it would discontinue its TV-based apps for Android TV, Roku, and Xbox. Reports say it had something to do with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation standards.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

Instagram Gives Users The Power To Quiet Certain Users Down, Thanks To The Mute Button

Instagram users can now control what they view on their personal and Instagram Stories feed. The Mute button would allow users to silence certain users without notifying them that they have been muted.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

Google Maps For iOS Update Adds New Car Icons To Replace The Boring Navigation Arrow

Google Maps's latest iOS update added new car icons that replace the arrow in the driving navigation mode. Users now have three icon options, which allow them to choose one to represent the car they are driving.

Apps/Software May 23, 2018

Google Photos Is Getting A New Favorites Feature: What To Expect

Google just announced more features coming to Google Photos. Soon, users will be able to compile their favorite photos in one album or like photos shared by their contacts.

Apps/Software May 23, 2018

Twitter For Android Now Uses Its Own Emoji Because Google Still Hasn't Solved Its Fragmentation Problem

No more seeing blank boxes when using emoji on the Twitter app for Android. Twitter has now implemented its own custom Twemoji library for the app, but that doesn’t solve Google’s fragmentation problem.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

Instagram Will Tell You If You’ve Seen All New Posts Via ‘You’re All Caught Up’ Feature

Instagram will now tell you if you’ve seen all the new posts in the last 48 hours. It seems to be part of Facebook’s 'time well spent' initiative, which calls for more responsible social media usage.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

TeenSafe Isn't Safe: Teen Monitoring App Usernames And Passwords Stored Without Encryption

Teen phone monitoring app TeenSafe suffered a major data breach that leaked thousands of Apple ID usernames and passwords.The app allows parents to monitor their kids' phone activity, including text messages, phone logs, location, and web browsing history.

Apps/Software May 21, 2018

Screen Sharing Comes To Google Duo: Here’s How It Works

Tech support, now on Google Duo. The video calling app now lets users share whatever is happening on their screens, but for now the feature doesn't seem to be working as well as Google wants.

Apps/Software May 21, 2018

How A New App Called Siempo Will End Your Smartphone Addiction Once And For All

Siempo is an app that allows users to end their smartphone addictions. It offers a white background and bland icons that help prevent smartphone distractions.

Apps/Software May 19, 2018

Instagram Now Lets Users Share Posts Directly To Stories

Instagram introduced a new feature that would enhance its visual storytelling. Users can now add items that they see on their Instagram feed to their Instagram Stories platform.

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Facebook Gets Archived Stories, Cloud Saving, And Voice Posts

Facebook is bringing three new features to its mobile app, one of which raises concerns about data privacy. Would you be willing to use Facebook as a photo storage in the cloud?

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Goodbye To Google Play Music, Hello To New YouTube Music Service

Google is replacing Play Music with a new service that costs the same. Reportedly launching on May 22, it’s the company’s latest effort to catch up to rivals Spotify and Apple Music.

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Here's How Hulu Is Going To Make Watching TV On Its Platform Better

Hulu has detailed what the next update is going to bring to its iOS and Android apps. The new features will give users better control over recommendations, a new portrait player, and more.

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Instagram To Roll Out Usage Insights Feature That Tracks Time Users Spend On App

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom revealed on social media that Instagram would be installing a 'Usage Insights' feature. The announcement came after a report was released of a piece of code in the app’s Android application.

Apps/Software May 16, 2018

Google Chrome 66 Autoplay Policy Removed After It Broke Web Games And Apps

Google updated Chrome to remove the autoplay policy affecting web-based games and applications. Chrome 66 introduced this feature to combat annoying ads, but users may have to wait until October for Google to remedy this issue.

Apps/Software May 20, 2018

Offline Mode For Gmail Starts Rolling Out To Users: Here’s How To Enable It

Gmail’s offline mode, announced alongside the email client’s major redesign, now started rolling out to more users. With it, users can compose, read, and send emails even without a Wi-Fi connection.

Apps/Software May 15, 2018

Facebook Suspends Almost 200 Apps After Looking At Thousands Of 'Suspicious' Apps

Facebook announced their latest update regarding an investigation that is focusing on applications that might have misused users’ private data. After looking at thousands of items, around 200 apps were banned from the site.

Apps/Software May 14, 2018

Here's What's Coming To Chrome OS: SD Card Support, Gboard, Picture-In-Picture Mode, And More

Google announced a host of new features coming to Chrome OS. The Chrome OS 69 update will arrive in mid-September and will bring Picture-in-Picture mode, SD card support, and more.

Apps/Software May 16, 2018

Future Android P Beta Confirmed To Bring Back The 'Clear All' Button

When the Android P beta removed the Clear All button from Recents, users asked for it back. Now an Android engineer has confirmed that it will come back in a future beta.

Apps/Software May 15, 2018

Snapchat Launches Redesign To Appease 1.2 Million People Who Hated The First Redesign

Snapchat users were not happy with the initial redesign of the app, and now Snapchat unveiled a new redesign to fix some of those flaws. Will this help take care of those users who have left the app over the redesign?

Apps/Software May 11, 2018

YouTube HDR Videos Now Supported On Apple's iPhone X And iPhone 8 Line

The YouTube app now supports HDR video streaming on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The feature kicks in automatically, so no app update is necessary.

Apps/Software May 12, 2018

New Emoji Slider Sticker On Instagram Version 44 Is A Fun Way To Poll Friends

On Thursday, May 10, Instagram released a new emoji slider sticker feature into its platform. The new feature puts a fun spin to polling with more nuanced questions for users and their friends.

Apps/Software May 10, 2018

Android P Beta: How To Install And List Of Compatible Smartphones

Google announced Android P at Google's annual I/O 2018 conference on Tuesday, May 8. Now, the official public beta of the operating system has arrived and can be installed on 11 compatible smartphones.

Apps/Software May 11, 2018

Google Assistant Is Getting 6 New Voices, And You Can Try Them Out Now

Google just released six new voices for the Google Assistant, which makes the total count 8. They were made available only recently, with another one, which is that of John Legend, coming later.

Apps/Software May 10, 2018

Hulu Announces Launch Of Television Guide For Live Streaming Service

Hulu released a new feature that will optimize its subscribers’ ability to watch live television. The video streaming service’s Live TV guide will allow users to flip channels and record shows.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Windows Notepad Get Major Update, Will Now Be Able To Display All Text Files Properly

For more than three decades Notepad couldn't display all text files correctly. Now thanks to a new update, it can finally will. Previously, Notepad wasn't able to find the correct line endings.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Yahoo Has A New Messaging App Called ‘Squirrel,’ And It’s Invite-Only

Yahoo’s new messaging app is called Squirrel, and it features invitation-only conversations. Does it stand a chance in a market already crowded with messaging platforms?

Apps/Software May 10, 2018

Google Maps To Help You Get To Your Destination With Augmented Reality Directions

During I/O 2018, Google showcased how augmented reality can improve Google Maps in helping users navigate around. The company also announced in a blog post that it's adding social and recommendation features to the app.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Fandango Teams Up With Instagram To Get People To The Movies

Fandango turned to Instagram in hopes to increase their moviegoer audience. The movie ticket company added a “Buy Tickets” button to their official Instagram page that would take them to the Fandango website.

Apps/Software May 8, 2018

Gmail App For iOS Gets Google Pay Features: How To Send And Request Money Easily

Gmail for iOS got a new update that adds an email snooze option, as well as the ability to make financial transactions via Google Pay. Here's how to send and request money through the Gmail iOS app.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Facebook Rolls Out New Update That Includes Rewinding Live Videos

Facebook enhanced the Facebook Live experience for both app users and publishers. It added several new features such as the Live Rewind and crossposting that is expected to expand the social media network’s video services.

Apps/Software May 8, 2018

Ticketmaster Might Soon Replace Tickets With Facial Recognition

In the future, you might be able to walk into a concert with just your face, no ticket required. Ticketmaster and Live Nation have invested in a company called Blink Identity that claims to have sophisticated facial recognition technology.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Rumor: Twitter Is Testing An Encrypted Messaging Feature

Twitter’s newest feature is end-to-end encryption for direct messages, something a number of users have been requesting for a long time. The feature shows up in the latest Twitter APK, indicating imminent rollout.

Apps/Software May 8, 2018

Microsoft Introduces Cortana And Alexa Integration At Microsoft Build Conference

Microsoft shocked the technology world when it announced a collaboration with Amazon at the 2018 Microsoft Build Conference. The companies are working on a way to integrate their two smart assistants.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

Instagram Might Incorporate Music Into Its App, According To Leaked Code

A piece of Instagram’s code has been leaked to the public. This leaked piece of code previewed that the social media network might integrate music into future software updates.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

There Will Be No Ads On Facebook Dating App: Why This Matters

You won’t see ads on Facebook’s online dating service, the company confirms. That’s probably a wise move for a company that’s embroiled in one of the worst data scandals in history.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

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