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
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
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
A new type of relatively easy-to-use encryption and protection services like Silent Circle have actually started popping up ever since Snowden made his revelations last year. Among the latest additions to that growing list is a Chrome web browser extension called ShadowCrypt, which encrypts Facebook status updates, E-mails, tweets and other messages you send & post on social media sites. Once you have actually installed it, you’ll need to key a security key for each web-site you use or for each E-mail you send. You’ll then have to share those keys to people you intend to share your posts with (they also need to be ShadowCrypt users, obviously), otherwise all they’ll see are garbled letter and number strings like the tweet below. Continue reading
When you’re viewing a list of files on a Mac or PC, right clicking on a item (or team of items) provides you the ‘Open With’ choice. Well buddies, that same handy shortcut now resides in Google Drive, as well. Many thanks to a helpful Chrome extension; you can fire up Photoshop from Google’s cloud-based repository inside the web browser – no need to going in other places to get the work session began. Naturally, you’ll need to have actually Chrome installed in order to take advantage of the add-on. And in case you forgot, you do not also need to launch Microsoft Office to modify Drive-stored files & spreadsheets either.
Google has offered Google Maps for Android & apple iPhone exactly what it called a ‘Fresh New Design’, but really, it’s just material layout.
Google disclosed a new design language for Android, Chrome OS, & the Web last June. It actually entailed a new look, called Material Design, and also consisted of splashes of colour, freshened iconography, typography, and a much more consistent interface hierarchy.The entire interface was based on unifying theory of a rationalised space & a system of movement, according to Google.
And also now Google has actually brought material design to Google Maps on mobile: ‘Over the next few days, when you open up Google Maps on your Android or iPhone, you’ll be greeted by bright colors & a fresh new design.’ Continue reading