Possibly a little late to the game, though never ever too late, Facebook’s applications have introduced a Find-My-Friends-like feature in the US called Nearby Friends. But the company has repeatedly stressed something about this brand-new feature, it’s optional.
‘Nearby Friends is an optional feature. You can select which could see if you are nearby (for example – your close friends, friends, or a specific friends list) and you could turn it on and off any time’ announced Facebook in a blog post on its Newsroom hub. Continue reading
On launch, Paper was extensively deemed the best application Facebook had actually created, with lots of favoring it to the App proper. It did not have a few functions the Facebook had, which left lots of wanting. With today’s update, Paper fans will acquire a host of new functions that could possibly have them moving away from Facebook entirely.
In Paper, we’ll now view updates for activities and Birthday parties, and finding them is equally very easy as when in Facebook’s application. Touch on the globe symbol, and it raises all your events and birthday celebrations of family and friends. If you intend to comment, you can now do so with a picture– similar to Facebook. Continue reading
Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop service, very first launched in 2011, is coming to mobile. Today, the company launched an Android app that will let customers access their desktop, whether through a Chrome internet app for Mac, PC, and Linux or with Chrome OS itself. Once you’ve set up your primary machine, you could introduce the Android app to hook up to it. Gigaom reported a few days ago that the app visited beta testing, but it’s now readily available to anyone with an Android phone or tablet, though doing a lot with the former will be a little cramped. There’s no accurate date offered for an iOS version, but Google shares it will certainly be coming later this year. Continue reading
Need to brush up on your cooking abilities, yet only have your iPhone around at hand? Don’t panic> Google has silently brought its Helpouts solution to iOS. Just like the alreadying existing Android application, the iPhone-sized app (sorry, no iPad series) allows you schedule video chats with experts on topics ranging from annealing to bike repair service. Just be ready to limit on your own to complimentary suggestions – Google isn’t really supplying paid Helpouts in the iOS app. You’ll likewise should go to the web if you want to give listings for your own instructional sessions. If neither of those limitations is a deal-breaker, though, you could begin taking courses today.
Still require a push to fall $1,500 on Google’s Glass headset when they go on sale to all US homeowners tomorrow? After skipping a couple of months, the partner behind it is pushing a huge software program upgrade later this week that lets it run the best version of Android and includes a lot of new features. Apart from changing to Android Kit Kat – which will bring brand-new functions to apps and let designers use the latest SDK– Glass is now arranging pictures in bundles (think Instagram photo grids, look after the break for a peek) for simpler scrolling, enables photo replies in Google Hangouts, makes it easier to send comments and even sorts voice commands to put your most-used ones on top. Continue reading
Back at the tail end of February we heard about an enhancement Google was dealing with to the way Android helps protect users against malicious software software, building off the existing Verify Application framework that assessed applications at the time of installment to present a system that consistently kept track of applications to inspect for ne’er-do-wells, even after the software was already packed on your phone. Recently Google confirms that report and reveals the introduction of this recently boosted scanning service.
Google Play Music is today including native support for Sonos, permitting Android users stream songs to the hi-fi speaker devices more easily. The ability to send out music directly to the preferred speakers is now baked right in, doing away with the have to make use of Sonos’ Controller application. Google Play Music is the very first significant solution to supply this level of built-in Sonos combination, and it was achieved thanks to a tight partnership between the two companies. “As we continue to invest in the method you experience and control your music in the home, curating and managing an array of services across multiple rooms, the benefits of playing your music to Sonos directly from these extremely services is clear,” Sonos claimed in a blog post. Continue reading
WhatsApp’s voice call feature might be even closer compared to you think, with some new hints suggesting that we’ll be able to make in-app calls very soon.
WPCentral was tipped off by volunteers which translate Hindi languages, verifying that they would certainly gotten brand-new translation requests that mean the new feature.
Three brand-new strings - Hang up, Incoming call and Outgoing call– are, we’d say, pretty apparent clues that WhatsApp is settling voice calling. Continue reading
Twitter has changed, offering users a platform for a much more prominent profile. The new profile enables tweeters to have a bigger profile picture, personalized header, best tweets and even more : all leaving it looking rather like Facebook.
Users manage to advertise themselves, using their tweets, from their brand-new profile. Finest Tweets is a feature that implies tweets which have actually had more involvement will appear larger on a profile to make them much easier to find. Continue reading
Twitter has acquired a fairly small advancement team and its Android application called Cover. Cover is an Android-only app that replaces your lock display. It learns the applications you use and puts them on your lock monitor for quick and easy gain access to. But not for long, considering that Cover’s group has actually announced it was acquired by Twitter. Cover will stay available on Google Play “for now” it stated, while the group starts on something brand-new at Twitter.
“Twitter, like Cover, relies on the astonishing capacity of Android,” said Cover. “They discuss our vision that smartphones can be a great deal smarter – more useful and much more contextual – and together we’re going to make that happen. Continue reading