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Dark Mode Coming To Google Chrome For Android

Version 73 of Chrome Beta now includes Dark Mode, but it’s not well-implemented at the moment. Perhaps a more sophisticated iteration is due when it potentially launches for regular Chrome later on.

Apps/Software February 11, 2019

IGTV Previews Coming To Your Main Instagram Feed

Instagram really wants you to watch IGTV videos. So much so that it’s now going to show one-minute IGTV previews on the main Instagram app.

Apps/Software February 8, 2019

You Might Get Banned From Spotify If You’re Using Ad Blockers

Spotify is on one of its most important turning points. The company, which turned a profit for the first time in 13 years, is about to swat freeloaders who use ad blockers as it experiences continued growth.

Apps/Software February 8, 2019

Netflix For iOS Is Finally Getting The Smart Downloads Feature

After being available on Android devices since summer last year, Netflix is now rolling out the Smart Downloads feature to iOS users. This feature manages videos downloaded for offline viewing.

Apps/Software February 8, 2019

Skype Introduces Automatic Background Blur So Colleagues Won’t See Your Embarrassing Bedroom

AI-powered background blur available on Skype video calls, a direct port of the same feature on Microsoft Teams. Don’t use it will-nilly, though, since it’s still experimental.

Apps/Software February 7, 2019

Unsend Option Finally Available In Facebook Messenger, But What’s The Catch?

Users now have the option to unsend a message in Facebook Messenger, but it has to be done quickly. Previously, this option was only available to the company's CEO.

Apps/Software February 6, 2019

Instagram Testing ‘Main Account’ Feature For Managing Multiple Profiles

Instagram is making it easier for people with multiple accounts to manage their profiles with a new feature called Main Account. Don’t get excited yet, though.

Apps/Software February 5, 2019

Spotify Reportedly Plans To Acquire Podcast Firm Gimlet Media

Spotify is reportedly looking to expand its content through purchasing podcast producer Gimlet Media. Both companies are said to be in 'advanced talks,' according to sources.

Apps/Software February 4, 2019

Facebook And Snopes No Longer Working Together To Fact-Check News Stories

Snopes is walking away from its fact-checking partnership with Facebook. Instead of making it easier just for Facebook to debunk fake news, it plans to develop tools to make it easier for the entire web.

Apps/Software February 2, 2019

Uber To Give Free Rides To Losing Super Bowl Team

Good news: Uber says it’s going to provide free rides after the Super Bowl game. Bad news: if you’re eligible for the promotion, it means your team lost.

Apps/Software February 2, 2019

Heads Up, Hulu Subscribers: You Might Soon See Ads While The Video Is Paused

Hulu is set to display pause ads, a new ad format which appears a few seconds after a content remains paused. The company hopes that non-disruptive ad formats could make up half of its entire revenue eventually.

Apps/Software February 1, 2019

Facebook Says Its Combined Messaging Platform Won’t Arrive Anytime Soon

It might take a long time before Facebook’s unified messaging platform arrives. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is still in the early stages of the proposed integration.

Apps/Software January 31, 2019

Unity Made A Game Not For Humans But For AI Players

Unity has a video game made for artificial intelligence called 'Obstacle Tower.' It's also holding a contest dubbed 'Obstacle Tower Challenge,' giving researchers the opportunity to not only test out the capabilities of their AI but also win prizes.

Apps/Software January 28, 2019

Facebook Wants To Combine Messenger, Instagram, And WhatsApp: Here’s What That Means

If not by the end of this year, nearly all of major apps owned by Facebook will have a unified messaging system by early 2020. They’ll have end-to-end encryption as well, as so ordered by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Apps/Software January 26, 2019

10 Things You Must Know About CompleteAutoReports

Complete Auto Reports (CAR) is a top-ranked shop management software that brings much needed technology to the auto repair industry in a format that is user friendly, intuitive, and cost-effective. Businesses can streamline their administrative processes by scheduling appointments digitally, organizing them as service requests, managing frequently accessed vendors, researching resources, and tracking technician time through their intuitive console. On the consumer side, you can build trust through transparency, allowing customers to input unique vehicle information, approve or deny service requests, receive real time notifications of progress with pictures, and reminders about important legal documents that may be expiring.

Apps/Software January 31, 2019

Twitter Tests 'Original Tweeter' Label To Tag Users Who Start A Thread

Twitter tests a new update that helps users figure out who started a thread. The 'Original Tweeter' label will now appear beside a username, though only a limited number of users can see it for now.

Apps/Software January 25, 2019

Facebook To Discontinue Moments Next Month Due To Low Usage

Facebook’s Moments app will stop working on Feb. 25. The social media company has created a site where anyone who used the app can save and export photos until May.

Apps/Software January 25, 2019

Top 5 Best Instant Messenger For Businesses In 2019

Communication has been the top beneficiary of advancements in telecommunication technology. The digital age has made communication probably the easiest and most interesting phenomenon.

Apps/Software January 25, 2019

How To Share Your Binge-Watching Sessions On Netflix As An Instagram Story

Netflix just made it easier to share on Instagram what show or movie a person is currently watching. Sharing a Netflix title as an Instagram Story is now just a few clicks away.

Apps/Software January 23, 2019

Twitter For Web Gets A Redesign: Simplified View, Emoji Button, And More

Twitter’s desktop version is getting a makeover. The micro-blogging site just rolled out an update that has new features such as keyboard shortcuts and an emoji button.

Apps/Software January 23, 2019

Spotify Will Let You Block, Mute Artists You Don’t Like

Spotify will soon let users decide for themselves if they prefer certain artists blocked or muted from the platform. No word on a release date yet as the feature is still in testing on iOS.

Apps/Software January 22, 2019

Android Q Might Give Carriers More Ways To Lock Your Phone

The next version of Android won’t be all sunshine and rainbows. Code commits reveal that Android Q will give carriers the ability to lock phones on certain networks, apparently.

Apps/Software January 22, 2019

Here's Why WhatsApp Limits Forwarding Messages To Only 5 Times

WhatsApp announced that users can only forward messages five times from the previous 20 times in a bid to fight the spread of fake news. This followed the six-month experiment in India, where malicious news caused lynching last year.

Apps/Software January 21, 2019

Facebook Releases Open Sourced Image Compression Tool Called Spectrum

Spectrum 1.0.0 was officially launched on Github as Facebook opens it to the developers for Android and iOS on Thursday, The new feature is available to download from the GitHub page.

Apps/Software January 18, 2019

Fake Android GPS Apps Plaguing Play Store Just Put Ads Over Google Maps

There's a rise of fake Android GPS apps in the Play Store. With over 50 million downloads, these apps simply play an ad and run Google Maps.

Apps/Software January 18, 2019

Some Android Users’ Supposedly Private Tweets Went Public Due To A Twitter Bug

Twitter for Android users who have set their accounts to private might need to backtrack on their tweets. A bug that makes private tweets public was just uncovered — after four long years.

Apps/Software January 18, 2019

Twitter's Reverse-Chronological Feed Is Now On Android

Twitter is now rolling out the much-awaited reverse-chronological feed to Android users. This feature enables users to switch to real-time tweets instead of seeing algorithm-based timeline.

Apps/Software January 16, 2019

Apple Music Now Free On Your Verizon Beyond Unlimited Or Above Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon is now including a free Apple Music subscription, which costs $9.99 a month, in its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited data plans. Go Unlimited will continue to offer a six-month trial to the music streaming service, though.

Apps/Software January 15, 2019

YouTube Is Now More Like Instagram Stories: Introducing Swipe Gestures

iOS users will soon be able to flip through YouTube videos just by swiping. The Instagram Stories-like feature is crucial to have on YouTube’s mobile app, where 70 percent of viewership occurs.

Apps/Software January 15, 2019

VLC Hits 3 Billion Downloads, Will Soon Add AirPlay Support For Android

VideoLAN’s ultra-robust, ultra-useful video player has been downloaded a total of 3 billion times. To celebrate this milestone, the team announced imminent support for AirPlay and better VR integration.

Apps/Software January 11, 2019

Twitter To Test Status Updates, ‘Ice Breaker’ Tweets With Thousands Of Users

Twitter needs to spark healthy conversations. Which is why it’s letting thousands of users test new features such as status updates and ice breaker tweets, which will do just that.

Apps/Software January 9, 2019

Instagram Now Allows Simultaneous Posting On Multiple Accounts

Instagram has rolled out a feature that lets users post to multiple accounts at once, making it easier for businesses and influencers to share contents. As of now, it is only available for iOS users.

Apps/Software January 9, 2019

Oculus Rift Update To Bring Live VR Streaming To Facebook

The new Oculus Rift update will bring more people into their virtual world where anyone can ask to join one's VR social space. Oculus Home is a fun social hub to enjoy with friends and also to make a few new online friends.

Apps/Software January 9, 2019

Samsung Bixby Is About To Get A Lot Of Google Integrations

Bixby will work with a lot of new tech partners down the line, including Google. Expect integrations for Google’s main apps soon, including YouTube, Gmail, and many others.

Apps/Software January 8, 2019

An Easier Way To Find Out Where You Can Stream Any Movie

Just Watch helps you find out whether a film or TV show is available to stream somewhere and lets you compare prices. No need to manually look for them on all platforms you’re subscribed to.

Apps/Software December 31, 2018

The Best Apps To Install On Your New Mac

So you got a new iMac, MacBook, or Mac Mini this holiday. Check out this guide to find out which apps you should install immediately.

Apps/Software December 27, 2018

Instagram's Accidental Tinder-like Horizontal Feed Earns Criticisms

Instagram for a short time changed the way users see new posts from scrolling downward to swiping sideways. Many were unwelcoming of the change and took to social media to ask officials to bring back the old design.

Apps/Software December 27, 2018

Fake Amazon Alexa Setup App Climbs Its Way To Apple's App Store Charts

The Setup for Amazon Alexa app asked for users' IP address and device serial number. The fake Alexa setup app is from One World Software, which also has two other shady apps in the App Store.

Apps/Software December 27, 2018

Snapchat Has New Lenses — For Your Dog

Snapchat is trying to appeal to the pet market again. A month after releasing cat-friendly lenses, the app just uploaded a bunch of new lenses that work on dogs as well.

Apps/Software December 27, 2018

After Facebook, It’s Now WeChat That’s Copying Snapchat

There’s now a new feature on WeChat called Time Capsule, which lets users share short videos that disappear after 24 hours. Does that sound familiar?

Apps/Software December 26, 2018

Snapchat Hopes To Outperform TikTok With New Lens Challenges

Lens Challenges are a set of new filters on Snapchat centered around a particular song, dance, event, holiday, and more. These Lenses are highly similar to TikTok, which wasn’t exactly an accident.

Apps/Software December 20, 2018

Twitter For iPhone Now Allows You To See Most Recent Tweets First: How To Switch To Reverse-Chronological Feed

Twitter has rolled out an update for iPhone users that lets them enable a reverse-chronological feed. This meant that fresh tweets will appear at the top regardless of their popularity across the platform.

Apps/Software December 19, 2018

Facebook Messenger Now Supports Boomerang, Selfie Mode, And AR Stickers

Boomerang finally arrives on Messenger. That and Selfie Mode, which adds a bokeh mode to photos, plus new AR stickers to spice up the holidays.

Apps/Software December 18, 2018

'Netflix For Comics' InkyPen Will Launch On Nintendo Switch Dec. 17

InkyPen will finally launch on Nintendo Switch on Dec. 17 wherein subscribers can access thousands of comics for a fee much like Netflix. The Norway-based company said it was eyeing to expansion in other platforms.

Apps/Software December 16, 2018

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