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Want To Review Your Year? Learn How To See All 2017 Memories With New Snapchat Feature

Snapchat is taking a page from Facebook and is offering users the ability to look back at the year. The social media app is giving users the ability to look back at their 2017 in review.

Apps/Software December 31, 2017

Amazon Fire TV YouTube App No Longer Works Ahead Of Schedule: Users Redirected To Browsers

The YouTube app, which should be available until Jan. 1, is no longer working on the Amazon Fire TV. Users are being redirected to browsers to access the video streaming service, but there is a workaround.

Apps/Software December 29, 2017

Snapchat Stories Are Coming To The Web Thanks To New ‘Stories Everywhere’ Feature

As Facebook continues to copy Snapchat, the one ultra-popular photo-messaging service has to figure out what to do to have an edge over the competition. A reported featured called Stories Everywhere might just be it.

Apps/Software December 29, 2017

US Library Of Congress Will Now Only Archive Selected Tweets

The U.S. Library of Congress has announced that they will no longer archive every tweet posted to Twitter. Instead the library will now be a bit pickier.

Apps/Software January 1, 2018

Instagram Now Adds 'Recommended For You' Posts Into Your Feed

Instagram is making new changes to its feed. It will now be recommending three to five posts that you see while scrolling through your feed.

Apps/Software December 30, 2017

HQ Trivia App Opens Pre-Registration For Google Play Store

HQ Trivia is finally making its way to the Android market. The Google Play Store has started pre-registering interested parties.

Apps/Software December 27, 2017

Wikipedia Adds Black Mode Feature Catered To iPhone X In Latest iOS Update

An update to the Wikipedia app on iOS has arrived and the new software is catered to Apple’s iPhone X OLED Screens.

Apps/Software December 24, 2017

Find Out If You Liked Russian Propaganda On Facebook During The 2016 Election

Facebook released a new tool that lets users know if they liked Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. Fake news was spread all over Facebook and Instagram by Russian-backed trolls.

Apps/Software December 28, 2017

CNN Kills Snapchat Show 'The Update' 4 Months After Launch

CNN has decided to terminate its daily Snapchat show, 'The Update,' only four months after its launch.

Apps/Software December 24, 2017

Haven App By Edward Snowden Transforms Android Phones Into Mobile Home Security Systems

Haven is a free app that can turn any Android smartphone into a home security system. The app, which was released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, utilizes the array of sensors included in all smartphones to provide protection.

Apps/Software December 23, 2017

Tidal Holiday Event 2017: Music Streaming Service Completely Free For 12 Days Starting Christmas

If you’re in the market for a new music streaming service, Tidal has you covered. Jay-Z’s music service announced a 12-day holiday event that will allow anyone to access Tidal completely free starting Christmas day.

Apps/Software December 22, 2017

Amazon Fire TV Gets Web Browsers So You Can Bypass Google’s YouTube Ban

Amazon has found a way for users to access YouTube on Fire TV devices. As Google bans YouTube from Amazon’s products, Firefox is here to the rescue.

Apps/Software December 21, 2017

Netflix Now Streams HDR Video On Windows 10, But You’ll Need These Requirements First

Windows 10 users can now stream HDR films and TV shows on Netflix, but first, they must have the proper requirements, such as an Intel Kaby Lake-powered machine and the right subscription plan.

Apps/Software December 22, 2017

Apple TV And Roku Won't Get YouTube TV Until Q1 2018

Apple TV and Roku devices were supposed to get YouTube TV apps by the end of this year, but that won't happen. According to a new report, the apps are delayed until the first quarter of 2018.

Apps/Software December 21, 2017

Google: By 2018, New Apps Must Target Android Oreo, And By 2019, Play Store Apps Must Support 64-Bit

Developers now have to follow new rules to keep on publishing apps on the Play Store. One requires them to create 64-bit version of their apps, because there’ll be Android devices in the future that can only run 64-bit code.

Apps/Software December 21, 2017

Chrome Goes Up On The Microsoft Store But Was Booted Out Soon After

Google made the Chrome web browser available through the Microsoft Store, but the app was unceremoniously pulled out just a few hours after going live. Microsoft said the Google Chrome Installer App was in violation of existing Store policies.

Apps/Software December 19, 2017

Don't Buy 'Cuphead' For iOS, It's Fake: Apple Working On Removing It From The App Store

A version of 'Cuphead' for iOS hit the App Store at a $5 price point, but it's fake. Game developer StudioMDHR warns that this iOS version is a scam and it's working with Apple to remove it.

Apps/Software December 19, 2017

Google Maps Will Nudge You If It’s Time To Get Off The Bus Or Train

Never miss your bus or train stop again with the help of Google Maps. You can daydream away as you commute, and Google Maps will tell you if you’ve reached your destination.

Apps/Software December 17, 2017

iTunes Not Coming To The Microsoft Store Yet: Sorry, Windows 10 S Users

Apple has delayed the release of iTunes to Windows 10 S. Release date was rescheduled, as more time is needed to finalize the optimal version of the app.

Apps/Software December 16, 2017

Pandora Now Lets You Access On-Demand Music Each Time You Watch 15-Second Ads

Pandora attempts to overtake chief rivals Spotify and Apple Music by offering a free taste of its premium account to general users. Pandora seeks to further climb the charts and possibly assume lead role in the face of tough competition.

Apps/Software December 15, 2017

Tinder Now Has A Facebook-Like ‘Feed’ To Make Stalking Easier

Tinder’s new Feed tab puts a Facebook-like stream of updates from your matches. It’s apparently there to help you make more meaningful connections with potential partners, according to Tinder.

Apps/Software December 13, 2017

Twitter Launches New ‘Threads’ Feature For All Tweetstorm Lovers Out There

Twitter has now made it easier to compose tweetstorms. The just-launched Threads feature now puts a ‘+’ button right within the app for long-form, multiple-tweet discussions.

Apps/Software December 14, 2017

iPhone Jailbreak For iOS 11 To Roll Out Soon, And It's All Thanks To Google

A security analyst of Google's Project Zero said he would release an iOS 11 exploit, which could lead to a way to jailbreak iOS 11.1.2. Now he did just that.

Apps/Software December 12, 2017

Attention, Instagram Users: You Can Now Follow Hashtags To Make Your Feed More Interesting

Instagram will now allow its users to follow hashtags on the picture-focused social network. The new feature will inject relevant content to feeds, and it will allow users to become more involved with even their most niche interests.

Apps/Software December 13, 2017

Google Chrome Hogging Your Memory? Well, Chrome 63 Uses Even More Of It

In its latest update, Google Chrome now uses even more memory than before. Here’s what you need to know about a new feature in Chrome 63 called Site Isolation.

Apps/Software December 11, 2017

Instagram Might Soon Launch A Standalone App, Like Facebook Did With Messenger

Instagram is following the footsteps of Messenger. Apparently, the app is going to be split into two: the main Instagram app for typical photo-sharing features, and Direct for private messaging.

Apps/Software December 8, 2017

You Can No Longer Download Apps From The Chrome Web Store: But Why, Google?

Google has officially killed the Apps section on Chrome Web Store, signaling the end of minimally downloaded Chrome Apps. To replace them are Progressive Web Apps, which are more versatile and can work across platforms.

Apps/Software December 7, 2017

Sequel To Vine Teased Again: What Is 'V2'?

The cofounder of Vine just teased everyone about the sequel to the popular app. It’s apparently called 'V2,' but whether it’ll function similarly to Vine remains hard to determine.

Apps/Software December 7, 2017

Google Officially Rolls Out Android 8.1 Oreo To Nexus, Pixel Devices: Here’s What’s New

Google has officially rolled out Android 8.1 to a host of Pixel and Nexus devices. It contains minor but needed improvements, and it activates the Pixel Visual Core chip on Google’s latest flagships.

Apps/Software December 6, 2017

Sorry, Amazon Echo Show And Fire TV Owners: Google Is Pulling YouTube Off Your Devices

Google has now officially removed YouTube from Amazon Echo Show devices and will do the same thing on Fire TV by January next year. What’s Amazon’s next move?

Apps/Software December 6, 2017

Facebook Launches Privacy-Focused Messenger App For Kids To Chat With Parental Approval

Facebook has launched a standalone Messenger Kids app specifically designed to let kids under 13 talk to approved contacts. The app is privacy-focused, and parents are in control. The kids don't even have their own Facebook account.

Apps/Software December 4, 2017

iOS 11 Date Bug: Why iPhones Randomly Crashed On Dec. 2 And How To Fix It

Apple’s bug problems just got worse. After a massive security flaw found in macOS High Sierra recently, reports are now surfacing about an unusual iOS 11 bug that’s causing iPhones to crash.

Apps/Software December 4, 2017

Updating To macOS 10.13.1 Reverses The High Sierra Root Patch: Here's How Keep Your Mac Safe

Apple seems to be doing badly in ensuring Macs are secure. Several users have now discovered that updating to the latest version of macOS High Sierra undoes the security patch released recently that’s meant to fix a critical security flaw.

Apps/Software December 3, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out Edge Browser For iOS And Android With ‘Continue On PC’ Feature

Heads up, Android and iOS users: you can now try out Microsoft Edge on your smartphones. One of its features is Continue on PC, similar to Handoff and Continuity that's found on macOS and iOS.

Apps/Software December 3, 2017

Miss Vine? Well, The Founder Is Reportedly Working On A Follow-Up App

The creator of Vine has announced that he’s working on a follow-up to the popular video-sharing app that Twitter killed earlier this year. It’s not clear, however, if it will be a direct sequel to Vine.

Apps/Software December 2, 2017

Snapchat Redesign Explained: Here's How The New Snapchat 'Separates The Social From The Media'

The Snapchat redesign has finally been revealed, with Snap Inc. showing how the app 'separates the social from the media.' With the move, Snap Inc. hopes to retain the current Snapchat users while attracting new ones.

Apps/Software November 29, 2017

Instagram’s New Remix Feature Lets You Draw On Your Friends’ Photos, Plus New ‘Regram’ Button Possibly Coming

Instagram has launched a new feature called Remix, which lets you vandalize your friends’ photos. Other changes are possibly coming as well, including a native regram button, a Stories archive, and GIFs.

Apps/Software November 30, 2017

Amazon Sumerian Is A VR App Creator For The VR Noob

Amazon has unveiled a web-based toolkit called Sumerian. It’s essentially for content creators who want to create VR and AR apps but don’t have extensive background in 3D graphics or programming.

Apps/Software November 29, 2017

Facebook Rolls Out Artificial Intelligence Program For Suicide Prevention: Here's How It Will Work

Facebook rolled out an artificial intelligence-powered suicide prevention program globally. The tool can detect Facebook posts and Facebook Live videos that express suicidal thoughts, but the social network still needs the help of its users to make the community safe.

Apps/Software November 28, 2017

YouTube Draining Your iPhone's Battery? App Update Finally Brings Battery Drain Fix

YouTube has been a serious battery hog on iOS lately, but that's about to change. The latest app update just rolled out and it finally fixed the battery drain issues.

Apps/Software November 27, 2017

And It Goes On And On: Facebook Testing Snapchat-Style Messenger Streaks Feature

Facebook has launched a new feature for its users to interact more with its Messenger app. A copy of Snapchat 'Streaks' will make people chat more often with their friends now on Messenger.

Apps/Software November 25, 2017

Skype Hits The Great Firewall Of China, Disappears From App Stores

Skype has been hit by a new digital security law of China. Now, Apple has removed Skype from its app store, other prominent players are following suit.

Apps/Software November 22, 2017

Facebook Launches Standalone App For Video Creators To Compete With YouTube

Facebook has now given content creators more specialized tools for easier and better Facebook Live streaming. It’s part of a new app called Facebook Creators, which aims to build a video community and take on YouTube.

Apps/Software November 17, 2017

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.1.2 Update That Fixes iPhone X Cold Weather Issue

Just a week after reports on the iPhone X cold weather issue started surfacing, Apple has released iOS 11.1.2, which will apparently fix the display’s responsiveness when taken out into cold weather. The update doesn’t contain major new features, though.

Apps/Software November 18, 2017

Google Maps Revamped With A New Color Coding System To Better Highlight Points Of Interest

Google Maps looks way nicer now, plus less confusing thanks to a much-needed visual revamp. A smattering of icons and color schemes are headed over the next few months to make traveling, driving, and transit better.

Apps/Software November 16, 2017

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