Twitter Is Getting An Even Darker Dark Mode Called ‘Lights Out’

Twitter knows some apps with Dark Mode aren’t using a true black background. So it’s rolling out a new 'lights out' option for those who want a truly dark mode.

Apps/Software March 29, 2019

McDonald's To Buy Start-Up So It Can Automatically Tweak Drive-Thru Menu

McDonald's has acquired New York-based machine learning start-up Dynamic Yield. The fast-food chain hopes to use its AI to power its new customer experience strategy.

Apps/Software March 27, 2019

Uber Ride Pass Subscription To Bring Discounted Fares To More Cities

Uber is launching its Ride Pass service to a lot more cities. However, it’s jacking up subscription fees to $24.99 instead of the usual $14.99.

Apps/Software March 27, 2019

Mozilla’s Password Manager Firefox Lockbox Is Now On Android

Mozilla now brings its password manager to Android. Firefox Lockbox is a no-frills standalone app that lets users easily access passwords saved on the Firefox browser.

Apps/Software March 27, 2019

Soon You Might Be Able To Add Public Events To Google Maps

The ability to create public events might be the latest feature coming to Google Maps. With it, users can submit their own public events and make it visible to other users around the area.

Apps/Software March 25, 2019

WhatsApp To Show You Frequently Forwarded Messages To Avoid Spam, Fake News

A beta version of WhatsApp labels shows users messages that have been frequently forwarded. This feature could help users avoid sharing content that’s potentially spam or fake.

Apps/Software March 25, 2019

Netflix Testing Cheaper Mobile-Only Subscription Plan In Some Countries

Netflix experimental mobile-only plan in India costs half of a regular monthly subscription, a tier that might be tested in other countries moving forward. The streaming service is also testing plans at shorter increments.

Apps/Software March 23, 2019

Kaia Motion-Tracking App Helps People Track Reps During Workout Routines

The Kaia Personal Trainer app developed by the Munich-based digital therapeutics start-up offers the skills of a personal trainer "at your fingertips in the comfort of your home." It is now available to download via the App Store and Google Play for $29.99 for three months.

Apps/Software March 21, 2019

Windows Virtual Desktop Now On Public Preview

Microsoft's new Windows Virtual Desktop is now available for public preview. The program allows users to easily launch their Windows desktops and apps using Azure while also enjoying its built-in security.

Apps/Software March 22, 2019

Opera Browser For Android Gets Free Unlimited VPN — Why You Should Enable It And How

The latest Opera for Android finally gets free, unlimited VPN. For encrypted web browsing, users can go to the settings page, then the VPN section, and toggle the feature on.

Apps/Software March 21, 2019

Facebook Messenger Update Lets You Quote Replies In Conversations

After adding an unsend option and dark mode, Facebook is now bringing message replies to Messenger. The new feature will allow users to quote a specific message in their replies for a less-confusing conversation thread.

Apps/Software March 21, 2019

Android Q Doesn't Allow Apps To Toggle Wi-Fi On And Off: Here's Why That Matters

Android Q won't let apps automatically enable and disable Wi-Fi by themselves. That means automation apps that rely on its APIs such as Tasker might get crippled.

Apps/Software March 20, 2019

Netflix Will Not Make Its Movies And Shows Available To Apple's TV Service

The hype train behind Apple's upcoming video streaming platform is set to hit its climax when it is finally unveiled on March 25. However, one popular brand that will not be joining in on the fun is Netflix.

Apps/Software March 19, 2019

WhatsApp Plans To Fight Fake News With Reverse Image Search

A beta version of WhatsApp allegedly exists, which has an in-app browser for reverse image search. Users can take advantage of this tool to verify whether images are legitimate.

Apps/Software March 19, 2019

Google Is Testing ‘Chat Head’ Notification Bubbles In Android Q

Google is reconfiguring Chat Head bubbles for notifications in Android Q. The feature converts all alerts into tappable floating icons onscreen, greatly streamlining interaction with notifications.

Apps/Software March 19, 2019

WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Tells Students To Delete Facebook

It's time to delete Facebook, says WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton. The entrepreneur, who sold the messaging app to Facebook for $19 billion, has been vocal in criticizing the company's policies on privacy and advertising.

Apps/Software March 18, 2019

Twitter Will Soon Let You Subscribe To Conversations

Twitter users might soon be able to follow threads of interest without necessarily replying to or liking them. The unearthed option comes as the latest in the flood of changes recently seen from Twitter.

Apps/Software March 16, 2019

Facebook App Puts A Dedicated ‘Gaming’ Hub Front And Center

Check the Facebook app right now: you’ll see a brand-new Gaming hub on the top-level navigation, dedicated to all things gaming. Could Facebook become the new Twitch?

Apps/Software March 15, 2019

Meet Q, The First Genderless Voice: Here's How It Sounds

Danish companies Virtue Nordic and Copenhagen Pride have developed a new program that produces a genderless voice. The technology makes it possible for digital voice assistants such as Alexa and Cortana to sound gender-neutral.

Apps/Software March 14, 2019

Waze’s Incident Reports Feature Is Now Rolling Out To Google Maps

Google Maps users can now submit incident reports if they see anomalies along their commute. Crashes and speed traps for now, though, but that could change eventually.

Apps/Software March 14, 2019

Spotify Files EU Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Over App Store Fees

Apple is facing another antitrust complaint from Spotify for alleged unfair collection of App Store fees. The Swedish music streaming service accused the iPhone maker of engaging in practices that stifle innovation and limit the choice for consumers.

Apps/Software March 14, 2019

Crime-Tracking Apps Alert Users Of Nearby Danger In Real Time But Use Comes With Side Effects

Citizen is a crime alert app that automatically sends push notifications to users about dangerous incidents in their immediate area. The service is available in Baltimore, New York City, San Francisco, and most recently, in Los Angeles.

Apps/Software March 13, 2019

Facebook Sues Ukrainian Hackers Who Used Quiz Apps To Steal User Data

Two Ukrainian men are facing charges from Facebook for stealing private data from users. The culprits allegedly hid their malicious plug-ins in the form of popular quiz apps.

Apps/Software March 13, 2019

Adobe Will Finally Retire Shockwave Player On April 9

After more than two decades of existence, Adobe Shockwave will finally take a bow on April 9. Adobe announced that it will discontinue supporting Shockwave for Windows while it will maintain support to enterprise users until 2020.

Apps/Software March 12, 2019

Android Q Beta Could Launch On March 13

Google could launch the first beta for Android Q on March 13. While the release date isn't set in stone just yet, the new update is expected to make its way to plenty of devices.

Apps/Software March 11, 2019

Twitter Rolls Out New Prototype App 'Twttr' To Beta Testers

Twitter has started pushing out its new prototype app named Twttr to a few beta testers. The Twttr app offers a slew of new features, including new designs for conversations.

Apps/Software March 12, 2019

Samsung Pay Adding Cryptocurrencies For 10 Million Users To Broaden International Reach

Samsung is planning to add more cryptocurrencies to Samsung Pay. The company hopes to give the mobile payments service a significant boost by integrating digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cosmo Coins.

Apps/Software March 11, 2019

Facebook Goes Against The 'Dark Mode' Trend By Testing New White Interface

Even if Facebook’s Messenger app has a dark mode, the main social networking app will pass on the current tech trend. In fact, the company is taking the opposite approach and is making the Facebook app even whiter.

Apps/Software March 12, 2019

Slack Dark Mode Rolls Out To Beta Testers On Android And iOS

A long-requested feature is finally available on Slack. The workplace collaboration app is now rolling out the dark mode feature for Android and iOS beta testers.

Apps/Software March 11, 2019

Skype For Web Is Now Just As Good As The App, But There’s A Huge Catch

Skype for Web now has all the major features of its desktop counterpart, including HD video calling and call recording. It’s unclear whether other experimental features, such as automatic background blurring, will also arrive soon.

Apps/Software March 9, 2019

Instagram And Chill? Alleged New Feature Could Let You Watch Videos With Friends While Apart

How can Instagram glue more eyes to smartphones? Well, by making people watch content together, of course. Unearthed code reveals a new 'co-watch' feature, which would let users do exactly that.

Apps/Software March 8, 2019

Disney Streaming Service To Offer All Disney Movies Ever Made, Says CEO Bob Iger

'Snow White,' 'Cinderella,' 'Frozen,' and every single Disney movie ever released will be included in the Disney+ streaming service shortly after launching. Say goodbye to the Disney Vault.

Apps/Software March 8, 2019

JetBlue Wants People To Wipe Their Instagram Posts For A Chance To Win Free Flights For A Year

JetBlue is giving away ‘free’ flights for a year to the lucky winners of its 'All You Can Jet' contest. However, contestants must clear their Instagram feed first to be qualified.

Apps/Software March 5, 2019

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Dark Mode: How To Activate The Hidden Option

Facebook Messenger dark mode is now available. However, it’s secretly hidden in the app and can only be accessed through sending a specific emoji to anyone.

Apps/Software March 4, 2019

How To Set Up Google Clock To Play YouTube Music Or Pandora

Google Clock users can now set any song on Pandora and YouTube music as their alarm. Here’s why you might not want to do that, though.

Apps/Software March 2, 2019

Bixby Button Remapping Now Available On Older Samsung Galaxy Phones, But There’s A Huge Catch

Older Samsung Galaxy handsets are now capable of remapping their physical Bixby keys to run a third-party app or trigger a quick command. Google Assistant is out of the question, unfortunately.

Apps/Software March 1, 2019

Spotify Finally Comes To India, With On-Demand Songs Available On Free Tier

Spotify is now available in India. The music streaming platform offers a library of 40 million songs and support for different languages across the country plus on-demand music access to free-tier users.

Apps/Software February 28, 2019

You Can Now Make Google Duo Video Calls On The Web

Google Duo is finally wherever users might need it to be. A web client for Google’s official video chat platform is live now in addition to being on Android, iOS, and Chrome OS.

Apps/Software February 27, 2019

Leaked Instagram Feature Shows It’s Trying To Be More Like Pinterest

Instagram may or may not be testing a feature that lets users create Public Collections, to which people may add their contributions. It was buried in the Android version of the app by a researcher.

Apps/Software February 23, 2019

You Can Now Stop Facebook's Android App From Tracking Your Location In The Background

Facebook has rolled out a new update to its Android app, giving users more control over their privacy settings. Now they can stop the app from tracking their location, even when they're not using it.

Apps/Software February 20, 2019

Google Keep For iOS Now Works On Apple Watch

After removing Maps in 2017, Google is returning to the Apple Watch with Keep. In the latest update, the note-taking app now has support for the Cupertino brand's wearable.

Apps/Software February 19, 2019

Android Q Will Kill The Back Button In Favor Of A Swiping Gesture

Newly unearthed code for Android Q suggests that Google is retiring the back button for good. Given the company’s messy implementation at the moment, that might not be an easy task.

Apps/Software February 19, 2019

Top 50 Best SEO Tools for Online Marketers in 2019

2019 is in full swing, witnessing major changes in the online space, and as more days pass by, even more changes will come to the fore. So as an online marketer, one should be prepared in advance. Here are the 50 top tools that will help one deal with the changes as well as challenges.

Apps/Software March 4, 2019

Use of clinical apps significantly improves quality of cardiovascular care

Use of clinical apps significantly improves quality of cardiovascular care

Apps/Software February 15, 2019

Instagram Is Reportedly Testing Direct Messages For Web

Instagram Direct messages could soon come to web browsers on mobile and desktop. This report comes as Facebook revealed plans of combining apps such as WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram.

Apps/Software February 13, 2019

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