Chances are, you have actually been interpreting Whatsapp wrong this entire time. The most of people look at their sent messages, see those double green check-marks, and assume those missives have been read by their receivers. Not quite! Those only indicate that they have actually reached the pal in question, yet the Facebook subsidiary finally changed those checks to work the way you thought they did. According to a recently upgraded details in Whatsapp’s FAQ, you’ll be greeted by a pair of blue check-marks on your message when the recipient finally gets around to opening it. It’s a minor, if extremely useful addition to the mix – since that runs out the way; the team might intend to spend a little team seeing how it can make the service a bit more protected.
The new version of Gmail for Android is slated to make its way to Google Play in the near future, but if you can not wait to utilize it, you could download the APK right now and also fill it up. You’ll notice some significant adjustments the moment you launch it, because it’ll ask what kind of email addresses you wish to add; version 5 works not just with Gmail addresses, however also with Outlook, Yahoo and also any type of IMAP- or Exchange-based E-mail accounts. To pick the inbox you wish to check, merely tap one of your accounts on the left-hand menu selection. Additionally, it comes with a Material Design interface transformation (There’s a Great Deal a lot More Red Now) and a thread E-mail system much like what you get through Inbox. We can’t say which Android flavors it’s compatible with exactly, however we have actually installed it on an Ice Cream Sandwich tablet computer, so it’ll likely work with all more recent platforms. To discover on your own, or to break from Google’s busy Inbox app, going to Android Police to download the file.
Given that its creation, the Amazon Appstore stood apart, banned from being offered in the official store for Android applications, Google Play, until now … kind of. When Amazon lately upgraded its main Android app, it got a new ‘Games & Apps’ department that duplicates the content found in the standalone Appstore application – successfully making it both needless as well as outdated. Naturally, considering that Amazon’s still delivering apps outside the confines of Google Play, you have to alter your tool’s safety settings to approve downloads from unknown sources to install them. The modification is a welcome one – reducing app clutter’s a good thing – and the ease factor afforded for by this combination ought to have Amazon selling more applications. Still, we’re pretty sure that’s not nearly enough to balance the Fire phone’s hit to the company’s bottom line.
The jury’s still out on Google’s new mobile technique to email, but that hasn’t stopped people from going a little batty over getting invited to use it (see also: Google Wave; Gmail). In situation you were really feeling a little strange concerning asking Google for an Inbox invite, though, you could now just beg your Inbox-using friends for one. Google has merely started enriching users with three invites to disperse among their needy peers – if they occur to see a golden ticket (we truly require a new visual metaphor to that effect) in their Speed Dial menu, they can begin spreading the love. Unfortunately, Google isn’t really letting the floodgates totally open just yet; if you got your invite from someone which didn’t acquire theirs straight from Mountain view, opportunities are you do not have any invites of your very own to share. Now we’re simply hanging around to see if a secondary market of Inbox invites springs up – what’s the Bitcoin-to-Inbox invite ratio nowadays?
Ever wanted to convey a lot more in a Skype chat compared to easy text and pictures can handle, such as directions to your home? If you’re using Windows Phone, you now have a better path to express yourself. Microsoft has actually published a new version of Skype for Windows Phone that, just like Google Hangouts, permits you send out easy drawings to good friends. You could start with a blank canvas if you’re an imaginative type; however you can also doodle on images & annotate Bing maps. There are a couple of significant under-the-hood upgrades, too, including HD display support and the choice to sign in with your phone’s Microsoft account. The Skype team hasn’t said when its Android & iOS apps will acquire sketching, But it wouldn’t be unexpected to see them get matching updates in the near future.
Facebook’s megaphone-like technique to sharing makes it much less than ideal for more personal missives. Sharing private photos or jokes with choose people is something of a test of nerves. One slip of a drop-down food selection, and also your intimate photo could go global, rather than simply to your ‘Mates’ personal privacy group.
However, Facebook wishes you to share in anyway, and to anybody you like with self-confidence it appears. According to TechCrunch, the social media network’s working with a ‘Moments’ mobile application to help. Continue reading
Dropbox has actually launched its newest transparency report, exposing that the company got 268 police demands for customer information and also between 0 to 249 national security demands between January and July 2014.
The 268 figure breaks down to 120 search warrants, 109 subpoenas, 37 non-United States demands, as well as 2 court orders. As for nationwide safety demands, which include National Safety Letters (NSLs) and orders issued under the Foreign Intelligence Monitoring Act (FISA), Dropbox says it is not allowed by the US government to report the specific number gotten. Continue reading
Google’s voice search performance is useful for lots of people, specifically considering the greater than 50 languages and dialects it supports. According to the search giant, more than half the world’s population talks 2 or more different languages, and now it is including brand-new functionality to additionally accommodate multilingual people
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
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