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Cydia Store For Jailbroken iPhones Is Shutting Down

Jay Freeman announced that Cydia Store is shutting down starting immediately. The main reason for the closure is that the service is not making profits anymore.

Apps/Software December 16, 2018

US Subscribers Can Now Play Apple Music On Amazon Echo Speakers Via Alexa App

Amazon surprisingly announced its plans to integrate Apple Music with its Echo speakers via the Alexa app in late November. The update is supposedly scheduled for release on Dec. 17, but it is now rolling out for the app on iOS and Android.

Apps/Software December 15, 2018

Facebook Bug Exposed Photos Of 6.8 Million Users: How To Find Out If You Were Affected

Facebook recently disclosed that a bug may have affected 6.8 million users, exposing their photos to third-party apps. The social networking site said the bug lived for 12 days in September.

Apps/Software December 15, 2018

Instagram Testing Special Creator Accounts For Influencers And High-Profile Users

Instagram is reportedly testing specialized features for influencers, celebrities, and other high-profile accounts. The tools include quality filters for direct messages, and improved access to follower analytics, among others.

Apps/Software December 12, 2018

You Can Now Send Voice Messages On Instagram

Instagram has now added the ability to send voice messages inside Instagram Direct. Users can record clips up to a minute long and they’ll stay permanent, unlike Stories.

Apps/Software December 11, 2018

Google Lens Finally Arrives On iOS: Here’s What You Can Do With It

Google Lens has been available on iOS since March, but features such as the live viewfinder haven’t been available — until now. The dynamic visual search feature is now integrated into the Google app.

Apps/Software December 11, 2018

These iPhone Apps Share Your Location Data To As Many As 40 Companies

There were a number of iOS apps that tracked users' precise location without them knowing it. These information were sold to third-party companies such as advertisers and businesses.

Apps/Software December 11, 2018

Amazon's Alexa Can Now Call Local Businesses And Check Your Email

Amazon Alexa can now read, reply, or delete emails as per users' instructions. Moreover, the voice assistant is also capable of calling phone numbers apart from just finding the contact numbers.

Apps/Software December 11, 2018

Smart Reply Now Available On Hangouts Chat For G Suite

Google has finally brought over Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat for G Suite. Whether or not the feature will work well in a chat setting remains to be seen, however.

Apps/Software December 8, 2018

Facebook Could Soon Let You Shop While Livestreaming

In Thailand, Facebook is currently testing a new feature that lets merchants demo their products, and for customers to buy them instantly. It’s not clear whether this functionality will ever go beyond the testing phase.

Apps/Software December 7, 2018

Mozilla, Qualcomm Working On ARM Version Of Firefox For Windows Snapdragon PCs

Mozilla and Qualcomm are working on a version of Firefox that will run natively on ARM-based PCs powered by Qualcomm’s new 8cx platform. Mozilla failed to give a release date, though.

Apps/Software December 7, 2018

Google Apparently Shutting Down Messaging App Allo Soon

According to new rumors, Google will soon pull the plug on its messaging app Allo two years after introducing the product to the public. Apparently, the team working on Allo is now focusing on Android Messages instead.

Apps/Software December 6, 2018

Skype Video Calls Get Live Captions And Subtitles Thanks To Artificial Intelligence

Skype is rolling out live captions and subtitling during video calls to help users who are deaf or hard of hearing. Translation support is coming soon as well.

Apps/Software December 4, 2018

Spotify Might Let You Import Your Own Music Collection Soon

Spotify doesn’t have every track on the planet but that might not be a problem in the future. The company is currently testing the ability to add local tracks into the app.

Apps/Software December 3, 2018

How To Share Instagram Stories To A 'Close Friends' List Only

Instagram users can now share their stories with a more close group of people. A response to the rising popularity of Finstagrams, the feature is available now on Android and iOS.

Apps/Software November 30, 2018

Instagram Now Identifies Objects And Describes Them For Visually Impaired Users

Visually impaired users will now have a better Instagram experience. The app now incorporates object recognition technology to automatically describe what’s in a photo, and users can also input their custom descriptions to provide more details.

Apps/Software November 28, 2018

Spotify Finally Arrives On Apple Watch, With Missing Features

Spotify finally comes to Apple Watch. However, expect to be disappointed with its lack of basic features, such as the ability to store tracks for offline playback.

Apps/Software November 14, 2018

Facebook Launches Its Own Version Of TikTok Called Lasso

Facebook just released a new app similar to TikTok. Lasso, available now on iOS and Android, might be Facebook’s latest attempt to win back teenagers.

Apps/Software November 10, 2018

Vine Successor Finally Launching In Spring 2019

The official sequel to Vine, called Byte, is officially coming in spring 2019. Vine co-creator Dom Hofmann just shared the official release date, along with a logo, on Twitter, calling it a ‘looping video app.’

Apps/Software November 9, 2018

Google Chrome Will Soon Block Abusive Ads: Here’s What That Means For You

Chrome 71 will block ads on websites that serve abusive ad experiences. The update is part of Google’s longstanding fight against terrible internet experiences because of ads.

Apps/Software November 6, 2018

Facebook Finally Finds A Way To Show Ads On WhatsApp

Facebook is ready to roll out ads on the WhatsApp messaging service. The company plans to put them in Status, which rolled out just last year.

Apps/Software November 2, 2018

You Can Now Make Spotify Playlists Using Your DNA: Here's How

Spotify teamed up with genealogy company Ancestry to provide users with playlists based on their DNA. The new feature is not free, but it shows that Spotify is trying its hardest to fight back against rival Apple Music.

Apps/Software September 26, 2018

Firefox Monitor Will Let You Know If You Need To Change Passwords

Mozilla launched Firefox Monitor, a free service that was created in partnership with Have I Been Pwned. The tool will allow users to check if their email address and personal information may have been compromised by a data breach.

Apps/Software September 26, 2018

Spotify Song Download Limit Increased To 10,000 Tracks, To Fight Back Against Apple Music

Spotify has increased its song download limit from 3,333 tracks on up to three devices to 10,000 tracks on up to five devices. The move addresses one of the biggest complaints that users have against the music streaming service.

Apps/Software September 14, 2018

Instagram Offers Support Against Opioid Addiction When Users Search For Drugs

Instagram is bolstering its hands-on assistance to people crossing swords with drug addiction. The popular social media app recently added a 'pop-up' about opioid addiction support if users search for certain hashtags.

Apps/Software September 13, 2018

New Facebook AI To Help Crackdown On Offensive Memes

Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence system to identify offensive memes. Dubbed as Rosetta, the system has the ability to extract text from more than a billion images and video frames on Facebook and Instagram daily.

Apps/Software September 13, 2018

New Instagram Feature In Testing: Tagging Friends In Videos

Instagram confirmed that it’s currently testing a feature that will allow users to tag friends in a video. However, Instagram refused to say if it will be rolled out to a larger segment.

Apps/Software September 12, 2018

Apple Pay, Google Pay Begin Rollout To Most 7-Eleven Stores In US

Apple Pay and Google Pay are heading to most 7-Eleven stores in the United States. This might look like simply adopting new technology, but it is much more than that, as it represents a turnaround for the convenience store chain.

Apps/Software September 11, 2018

New Twitter Features Being Tested: Threaded Replies And Online Status Indicator

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and product head Sara Haider tested the microblogging platform's 'Threaded Replies' and 'Online Status Indicator' features on Friday. Haider mentioned that the said features are set to make Twitter more conversational.

Apps/Software September 3, 2018

Mozilla Firefox Will Soon Block Ad Trackers By Default, To Protect User Privacy And Improve Page Load Speed

Mozilla announced on Thursday that its 'Firefox browser' will soon block web trackers by default to improve performance. Web trackers are chiefly used for targeted advertising and broad user data collection.

Apps/Software September 1, 2018

Facebook Watch Goes Global: Should YouTube And Netflix Worry?

Facebook Watch has now gone global, allowing it to better challenge rivals YouTube and Netflix. Does the social network's video platform have what it takes to dominate the video streaming space?

Apps/Software August 30, 2018

Here's How You Can Apply For Instagram Verified Status

Instagram has rolled out several new security features to protect its users. One of the new things on the photo-sharing platform is the clearer process for applying for verified status to gain the elusive Instagram blue check mark.

Apps/Software August 29, 2018

Wannabe Dancers, Rejoice: AI Will Have You Dancing Like A Pro On Video

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have developed a deep learning system that will help people look like they are dancing like pros. There are limitations to the artificial intelligence technology, which should be made into an app soon.

Apps/Software August 27, 2018

Instagram Testing Feature For College Students To Connect With Schoolmates

With the hopes of attracting more users, popular photo-messaging application Instagram is reportedly testing a 'college community feature' that would enhance the experience of every student. Instagram said that the test is still in its initial stages.

Apps/Software August 28, 2018

Twitter Cuts Off Support For Devices Running iOS 9 And Older

Twitter is ending support for iOS 9 devices and older, which means they won’t get any further updates moving forward. Twitter claimed development for newer systems are easier if it cuts off older versions from the support list.

Apps/Software August 24, 2018

Pandora Users Can Now Share Music On Snapchat

Ever felt compelled to share your Pandora playlists to Snapchat friends? Now’s your chance. You can send songs, playlists, or full albums — and anyone you send it to who’s not a Pandora user will get 30 minutes of free music.

Apps/Software August 23, 2018

Netflix Wants To Avoid Paying Apple For iOS App Subscription Payments

Netflix is testing a new method for iOS app users to pay for their subscriptions. Instead of in-app purchases, users are being directed to the streaming service's mobile website, bypassing iTunes.

Apps/Software August 22, 2018

Skype Finally Adds End-To-End Encryption For Calls, Messages

End-to-end encryption finally arrives on Skype, as promised this past January. Users can now be more confident that their chats are secure, although there’s a catch.

Apps/Software August 21, 2018

You Can Now ‘Undo’ Sent Emails On Gmail For Android: Here’s How

Google is finally bringing its undo feature to Gmail for Android. For years it’s been a staple of the Gmail for desktop experience, but now mobile users will finally be able to take advantage of it as well.

Apps/Software August 21, 2018

Snapchat Android Redesign Now Available For Users With Root Access

After a nine-month wait, Snapchat can finally access a faster and cleaner version of the app. The app, which will be known as the "Snapchat Alpha," is now available for Android users with root access.

Apps/Software August 20, 2018

Skype Gets ‘SMS Connect’ Feature To Let You Text From PC

Skype gets a new feature called SMS Connect, which lets users send and text SMS using their desktop. It’s not fully functional yet, reports say, and Microsoft isn’t planning an iOS rollout, apparently.

Apps/Software August 20, 2018

Android Messages App Gets Dark Mode In New Update

Android Messages is rolling out a new version that features a helpful dark mode. The said mode transforms the interface background color to black, which will undeniably aid its users who want something less bright.

Apps/Software August 17, 2018

ARM Expects 2019 Deimos And 2020 Hercules Chips To Outperform Intel

With HP and Asus adopting ARM chips on their devices, ARM is confident that the Deimos and Hercules chips will challenge Intel in the next couple of years. Deimos will debut in 2019 while Hercules will hit the market in 2020.

Apps/Software August 17, 2018

Amazon Alexa And Microsoft Cortana Finally Working Together: Watch Out, Apple Siri And Google Assistant

It took a year, but Amazon and Microsoft have finally rolled out a preview of the partnership between their digital assistants. Users will now be able to access Alexa in Windows 10 devices and Cortana in Echo smart speakers.

Apps/Software August 16, 2018

Instagram Accounts Are Being Hacked: Here’s How To Protect Yours

Hundreds of Instagram users had been logged out of their accounts and found out that their e-mail, username, and mobile number were altered. Here are ways to make sure your accounts are secure.

Apps/Software August 15, 2018

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