The holiday purchasing period has actually officially arrived; therefore Google has actually announced an awesome deal that’s unique to new Chromebook buyers.
In an attempt to snag your interest this Christmas, Google has come up with a deal that’ll encourage you to spend your money on a new Chromebook as opposed to an HP stream or something like that. Beginning today, with the purchase of a brand-new Chromebook, you’ll acquire 1TB of Google Drive storage space for 2 years at no expense. That’s a $240 value. Continue reading
You probably do not think of Facebook as a source for bleeding edge tech news, but the social network is identified to improve that reputation. It simply released FB Techwire, a page that mixtures technology news and commentary in a single feed. The site is ostensibly for journalists, yet it’s helpful for just about anyone who’d like to get all their tech stories in a single place – you won’t necessarily have to dig through a newsreader app or your Twitter timeline to keep up. Provide it a look if you’re eager to see more in your social stream compared to the usual vacation photos and family announcements.
It’s clear by now that Facebook wants to own and also operate a family of applications. It has obtained popular applications like WhatsApp & Instagram, constructed duplicate applications like Slingshot, attempted to release new experiences like Rooms and Paper and even made Facebook features, such as Messenger, right into standalone applications.
While many of these apps look good and have potential, some of them, including Poke & Cam, never quite made an impact and also were at some point yanked. Facebook isn’t giving up though. In fact, the company has released yet another new app. And also this time around around it’s based on an feature: Facebook Groups.What is Facebook Groups, the Facebook feature? Continue reading
Remember your 1st tweet? Neither do I, yet it was possibly something along the lines of ‘First Tweet,’ or an equally terrible 1st impression. Twitter has actually been working with a method to permit you sift through every 140-character message sent publicly over its social media network & now short e full backlog of short messages is ready for your inquiries. To make this possible, the company had to scale its tools – like the real-time index – during a multi-year project, accommodating not only the alreadying existing library, yet properly sorting the billions added each week. Of course, this is a gold mine for businesses, sports teams and also others that wish to see what audiences were discussing at any given time. Continue reading
WhatsApp Android users won’t even have to lift a finger to take advantage of the strongest encryption but for a significant mobile messaging client. The application’s most recent Android upgrade will include strong end-to-end encryption by default, meanings that your messages are simply visible to you and the person you’re chatting with, The Verge reports. Most significantly, the company won’t be able to decrypt messages by itself, also if they obtain demands from law enforcement. It’s a step above the conversation file encryption Facebook & Google offer, which they can perhaps decrypt. WhatsApp tapped Open Whisper Systems, developer of the safe called app Signal & TextSecure, to implement the file encryption. Continue reading
Facebook is fortunately taking more steps to show fewer spammy posts on your News Feed – & we’re not talking about traditional web advertisements. We’re talking about overly promotional status updates posted by page accounts, like the ones you can see after the break. The social media network promised to bury “like-bait” posts (of the “1 Like = 1 Prayer” type) underneath even more relevant content earlier this year, & now it’s doing the very same thing to Page statuses that drop under any of these criteria. Continue reading
Amazon started pushing an over-the-air update to certain Kindle e-readers on Friday, which means that the new e-reading features Amazon promoted when launching its Kindle Voyage will quickly be available for older Kindles also, as promised.
The New Features Include:
- Family Library, which gives people with Amazon accounts, linked to family members the capability to read books a family member has previously downloaded.
- Word Wise, a feature that makes definitions for hard words automatically turn up over them, so readers don’t need to stop to look up a term. Continue reading
When Google announced its new songs subscription service, YouTube Music Key, it mentioned that clients would certainly additionally get access to Google Play Music’s streaming service. Well, it appears like as if it’ll work the other method, also- Google has actually started sending notes to Google Play Music All Access subscribers that they’ll obtain access to YouTube Music Key, and also during the beta period to boot. It’s unclear whether Google Play Music subscribers will acquire a crack at the introductory $7.99 price or if they’ll still pay the $9.99 that Google Play Music charges each month. If you’re not during that boat and desire an invite to YouTube Music Key, you can register here.
Just as Apple is dispersing its wings right into the online & mobile repayments markets, Google seems to pulling back from it. Google has actually posted notification on the Wallet developer site that it is closing down the API powering digital goods purchase on internet and mobile web sites.
Do not worry- Google Wallet is right here to stay. You could still make in-store purchases, and you could use your Wallet credentials to buy applications, content and also goods from Google Play & make in-app purchases in Android applications. But the 3rd-party payment handling feature that allows online merchants to permit you acquire their wares with your Google Wallet will disappear on March 2. Continue reading
Microsoft has announced that it will soon make available a version of Skype that runs in a web browser. That means you will certainly manage to almost use any device to make a Skype call or communicate with family, friends or colleagues, not merely one with a desktop client or app set up.
Skype for Web will certainly be launched in a beta version and will run in a browser window throughout all web browsers, consisting of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome, so you can also use it in an Internet cafe far from home. All of your profile information & contact will be promptly accessible once you sign in. Continue reading