WhatsApp gets Facebook-like colorful text-based Status updates

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After testing Facebook-like color text status feature, WhatsApp today officially started rolling out the feature that lets you to customize text statuses by choosing a specific font and background color, or include links. Continue reading “WhatsApp gets Facebook-like colorful text-based Status updates”

Instagram introduces new ways to reply to direct messages with photos and videos

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Instagram has updated its apps with a new feature that lets you have fun with the way you reply to a direct message. You can reply to direct messages using photos and videos.

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Google is testing new Search Lite app for regions with poor internet connection

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Google is testing a lighter version of its Search app that is aimed at users in regions that have slow or poor internet connection. The app was recently spotted in an ad on Facebook in Indonesia, inviting users to test it out.

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Opera discontinues data saving app Opera Max

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Opera has officially discontinued its Opera Max data saving app. Introduced in 2014, the app was launched in India in 2015. It app compresses cellular data across all contents such as videos, photos, media, almost all apps and websites. The Opera Max app has now been taken down from the Play Store. Continue reading “Opera discontinues data saving app Opera Max”

Modified Google Camera app brings HDR+ feature to Snapdragon 820, 821, 835 phones

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Google Camera app on the Pixel smartphones has gained accolades from users as well as critics for its performance. The app which uses a high-end software to process photos, especially scores when it comes to high dynamic range photos thanks to its HDR+ mode. Now, an Ukrainian app developer who goes by name B-S-G, has found a way to transfer that software to any device powered by Snapdragon 820,821 or 835 processor. Continue reading “Modified Google Camera app brings HDR+ feature to Snapdragon 820, 821, 835 phones”

Google Voice Search adds support for eight more Indian languages

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Google has expanded support voice search in more Indian languages. In addition to Hindi and English, Google will now support eight more Indian languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Starting today, speakers of these languages will be able to use their voice to dictate queries — both in Gboard on Android as well as in Search through the Google App. Continue reading “Google Voice Search adds support for eight more Indian languages”

Facebook secretly launched photo-sharing app Colorful Balloons in China

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Facebook has secretly launched a new photo-sharing app dubbed as Colorful Balloons in China. The largest social network with over 2 billion monthly active users has been blocked in China since 2009. According to a report from the New York Times, the app was published by a company named “Youge Internet Technology” in China’s App Store and early users are not able to easily share the app with outsiders.
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Facebook takes on YouTube with Watch video platform

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been stressing on the importance of videos for a long time. Now, the social network has introduced Watch video platform to take on YouTube. Facebook will start rolling out an array of original shows along videos from other creators to a small group of U.S. users on mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV apps. Continue reading “Facebook takes on YouTube with Watch video platform”