Facebook is testing ‘Watch Party’ to let group of users watch video at same time

Facebook Watch Party

Facebook last week said that it is overhauling news feed to highlight posts from friends, family to improve social interactions. Today the company has mentioned that it is testing a new video watching experience called ‘Watch Party’ to let a group of users watch the same video at the same time. Continue reading “Facebook is testing ‘Watch Party’ to let group of users watch video at same time”

Google Gboard v6.9 hints at Smart Reply suggestions, creating own GIFs and more

Gboard

Google rolled out a new update to Gboard bringing version number to V6.9, while the update doesn’t bring any major changes, it does hint at many upcoming features. The update hints at Smart Reply suggestions, new keyboard, creating own GIFs and more. Continue reading “Google Gboard v6.9 hints at Smart Reply suggestions, creating own GIFs and more”

Google to consider page speed as ranking factor for mobile searches starting June

Google

Google today announced that it would start considering  page speed as a ranking factor for mobile searches starting from June 2018. Google focused on desktop searches up until now, but for June it will start considering page speed for mobile searches as well. Continue reading “Google to consider page speed as ranking factor for mobile searches starting June”

Coolpad receives $300 million funding, plans for Silicon Valley expansion with AI focus

Coolpad Group has received $300 million in funding from Power Sun Ventures after separating from LeEco in 2017. Coolpad with the new funding is aiming to expand its capabilities in artificial intelligence. Chinese property mogul Chen Hua, Founder, and Head, Kingkey Group, will be leading the new investment through Power Sun Ventures. Continue reading “Coolpad receives $300 million funding, plans for Silicon Valley expansion with AI focus”

Huawei partners with Google to integrate Android Messages app for SMS, RCS messaging on its phones

Huawei P10

Huawei today announced that it would be teaming with Google to integrate Android Messages across their smartphone portfolio. Huawei will combine Android Messages and RCS messaging to offer native messaging and communications experience. Continue reading “Huawei partners with Google to integrate Android Messages app for SMS, RCS messaging on its phones”

Google to roll out fix for WiFi network crashing issue on Chromecast and Home devices starting today

Google Home Mini

Recently there were reports about the Home and Chrome cast devices crashing on WiFi Network and today Google has acknowledged the issue saying that it is aware of the Chromecast built-in devices may be affecting Wi-Fi network performance. Since it is a widespread issue, Google said that it is starting to roll out the update from today, January 18th. Continue reading “Google to roll out fix for WiFi network crashing issue on Chromecast and Home devices starting today”

Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus with FHD+ 18:9 display and G6 Play surface in more images

Moto-G6

Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play press images have yet again surfaced after being all over the internet yesterday. These press images offer a better look at the devices and also provide more details on the specifications and other details. If Lenovo’s update cycle is any clue, we might see the new G-series phones at the MWC 2018 event in the coming month.  Continue reading “Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus with FHD+ 18:9 display and G6 Play surface in more images”

Apple to accelerate investments in the US, to contribute $350 Billion in next five years

Apple

Apple announced that it is accelerating its investments in the U. S. standing by its commitment to support the US economy. With Apple’s current phase of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, the company estimates a $55 billion contribution for 2018 and a total of $350 billion in the next five years. Continue reading “Apple to accelerate investments in the US, to contribute $350 Billion in next five years”

Microsoft Surface Book 2 will be available in 17 new countries including India later this year

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft today announced the availability of the Surface Book 2 in 17 markets including India. The Surface Book 2 was announced back in October last year, and the 13.5-inch model is already available in most markets, while the 15-inch model pre-orders will begin today and would go on sale later this year.  Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Book 2 will be available in 17 new countries including India later this year”

Hike Total offers essential services like messaging, news, recharge and more without internet

Hike Total

Hike today announced ‘Total’ feature with an aim to bring internet to the next billion users. It is capable of bringing essential services like messaging, news, recharge and more without needing an active data connection. For the sections that require data, Hike is offering data plans for as low as Rs. 1. Continue reading “Hike Total offers essential services like messaging, news, recharge and more without internet”

Facebook to redesign Messenger with real time communication, customer care channels and more

Facebook Messenger

Facebook started asking people to install Messenger app a few years back and the company kept on pushing it with features to a level that made the app clumsy and cluttered. In its goals for 2018, the company’s David Marcus, head of the messenger highlighted the changes that are coming to messenger this year. Continue reading “Facebook to redesign Messenger with real time communication, customer care channels and more”

Google expands its presence in China, opens new office in Shenzhen

Google

After announcing its plans to open its first AI lab in China last month, Google today has silently opened the 3rd office in Shenzhen in its latest expansion in China. Shenzhen city in China is known for being a global hardware hub, and the office isn’t a fully functional campus. Instead, it is just space within a serviced office and will start this week. Continue reading “Google expands its presence in China, opens new office in Shenzhen”

YouTube testing new dark mode on iOS mobile app

YouTube Dark Mode

YouTube is now testing new ‘Dark Mode’ for its iOS mobile app. A screenshot with the new option in the setting page is being posted by a user on Reddit. The feature is already live for some and is enabled with YouTube app version number 13.01.4. Continue reading “YouTube testing new dark mode on iOS mobile app”

Skygofree Android Trojan can track location of the device, turn on audio recording and more

Skygofree Trojan

Trojans and Malware are not new to Android; they keep attacking the operating system taking advantage of the loophole. However, the Skygofree Android Trojan is very peculiar and something unique. Discovered by Kaspersky, Skygofree can track the location of the device, turn on audio recording, control WiFi networks and can also manage apps like Facebook Messenger, Skype, Viber, and WhatsApp. Continue reading “Skygofree Android Trojan can track location of the device, turn on audio recording and more”

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ said to be announced on February 26, go on sale on March 16

The most anticipated flagships of the season; the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are set to go official sometime in February; today we have the date of the announcement. According to popular leakster, Evan Blass source from a C-level executive at a major case maker, the Galaxy S9, and S9+ are said to be introduced on February 26th, pre-orders will begin from March 1st and will go on for sale from March 16th. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ said to be announced on February 26, go on sale on March 16”