Snapchat is eye-catching since people can share pictures and also video that fade away within secs. I use it daily – it’s a fun and silly means to connect with family and friends. But the platform may grow up a little as it progresses into a source for news.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Snapchat has actually been holding conversations with media companies and advertisers about a new service called ‘Snapchat Discovery’. The service would basically show newsy material, together with ads and also marketing materials. Continue reading
Skype does not wish to bother you with a lot of notifications throughout a variety of devices, so it has actually announced a new feature that limits chat notifications to the one device you’re currently making use of.
The new feature is called ‘Active Endpoint‘. And also beginning today, when are signed into Skype on several devices and sending chat messages to friends, Skype will only send out new message notifications to the device you’re making use of (as opposed to each you own). That indicates if you have Skype open on both your laptop pc and phone, yet are truly only using Skype your phone at the moment, chat notifications will ultimately appear on simply your phone as well as nowhere else. Continue reading
Google has just added a great new application for iOS users to download that will certainly allow you take great panoramic 360-degree images or even publish them on Google Maps too. The brand-new Photo Sphere Camera application gives iPhone users the very same awesome panoramic video clip feature that Google first brought to Android phones back in 2012. Continue reading
Amazon announced the Fire Phone precisely two months ago today, and to celebrate, the retail titan has actually granted the device with its first update.
The new update includes a little selection of improvements, such as improved battery life and a Lenticular photos update that lets you utilize 11 images rather than 3, however the most notable changes drastically influence how you browse Fire OS on the Fire Phone. Continue reading
Have you recently saw people commenting on your Twitter favorites, even when you didn’t (intentionally) share them with the remainder of the world? You’re not alone. The social media network has actually started putting your faves and following activity in your followers’ timelines, whether you’re mentioned – if you truly like a short article, others could know right away. It’s not clear whether this is an experiment or a permanent feature, and we’ve communicated to Twitter for the complete revelation. Continue reading
Initially there was Snapchat. Then there was Facebook’s Slingshot. And now there’s WindUp, from Microsoft.
The Microsoft Research team has released an app called WindUp. It lets Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 device owners send out self-destructing messages to buddies. According to the app’s description, WindUp users could ‘Make and Share fun, Temporary Messages and Media with close friends’. Kinds of messages consist of pictures, videos, audio snippets, and content – and they’ll all go away after a short while. Continue reading
Directly over to the Amazon product page for the Kindle Paperwhite and you could find the message informing you that there’s a more recent version of the glow-in-the-dark e-reader available. That’s because the store has actually quietly increased the interior storage space of the device from 2GB on the 2013 model to 4GB on this year’s edition. In a declaration to our pals over at The Digital Reader, the bookseller admitted that the storage space had actually increased, yet that it does not consider this new Paperwhite to be a new product. So, if you were discovering that 2GB simply wasn’t sufficient to hold your enormous e-book collection, you know where to go.
As expected, Amazon jumped into the credit card reader company today with a mobile device of its very own. It’s a technique that could imply difficulty for Square as well as e-commerce giant PayPal. The newly announced Amazon Local Register costs $10 to purchase and takes a substantially smaller percentage of revenue compared to competing card readers.
From now till January 2, 2016, businesses will only have to give percent Amazon 1.75 percent of all swiped repayments, compared with 2.75 percent for Square and 2.7 percent for PayPal. Continue reading
HTC plans to release a standalone beta of its Zoe camera software later on this week for Android devices. Only it’s visiting be a little bit much more social.
Recode has reported that HTC’s most noteworthy apps will not be restricted to HTC-made devices. The company intends to allow other devices from Samsung, LG, Sony, etc, to download and utilize its applications. Drew Bamford, head of HTC’s Creative Labs division, has actually validated Recode’s report. In other words, just like BlackBerry, which has actually been capitalizing on BBM in recent months, HTC appears to be developing a software businessout of its popular applications. Continue reading
Android L was revealed by Google at Google I/O this year. It was made available to download for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 right away. Public build is expected to release to release in November this year. Android L is a major upgrade over Android 4.4 KitKat. It presented Material Style. And special work has actually been done on electric battery life under Project Volta. Android L will certainly bring the most significant UI modification after Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Continue reading