Google Meet gets Live sharing of YouTube, Spotify and games

In June, Google said that it would combine its two video calling services into a single one and update Google Duo to include all the features of Google Meet. And now, this upgrade, which began rolling out last month, allows everyone to access additional capabilities, including scheduling and joining meetings, virtual backdrops, in-meeting chat, and much more, in addition to your current video calling options. Continue reading “Google Meet gets Live sharing of YouTube, Spotify and games”

Meta expands NFT support on Instagram to 100 countries

Today, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, has confirmed that the firm is starting to support NFT on Instagram worldwide. After the social network’s initial NFT test launch in May, the expansion began. Users and companies in more than 100 countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and the Americas will now be able to share their NFTs on Instagram thanks to this extension. Only a few U.S. creators had access to this help prior to the expansion. Continue reading “Meta expands NFT support on Instagram to 100 countries”

Google rolls out unified Gmail interface widely

Google has announced that a fresh new appearance based on Google’s Material Design 3 is blended with beneficial enhancements for every Gmail user, including all the benefits of Google Workspace, is now rolling out. Over the years, the company offered innovative methods to stay productive, such as the tabbed inbox, AI-based collaborations like Smart Compose and Smart Reply, and native apps for iOS and Android. Recently, Google rolled out offline mode to its desktop version as well. Continue reading “Google rolls out unified Gmail interface widely”

Instagram rolls out all new searchable map

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, announced today that the company will give Instagram users a new map experience that can be searched and changes over time. People who use the improved map will be able to look at the most-tagged places in the area or sort the places listed by categories like restaurants, cafes, and beauty salons. Continue reading “Instagram rolls out all new searchable map”

Nova launcher and Sesame Search gets acquired by Branch

Branch, which is well-known among app developers but mostly unknown to users because it works behind the scenes, has bought Nova Launcher, the launcher that many of you use and that has been a key part of the Android experience for years. Also, they bought Sesame Search, which was the search engine that Nova’s search results on the launcher uses. Continue reading “Nova launcher and Sesame Search gets acquired by Branch”

Samsung introduces Galaxy Enhance-X AI Photo editor app

Galaxy Enhance-X is a new app from Samsung that lets you improve your photos using artificial intelligence. With just one click, you can make your photos of higher quality. For those who are experienced photographers, Samsung has the Expert RAW app. However, because of the company’s large customer base, not every Galaxy user is aware of what each setting does. They can now “AI Photo Upscaler & Magic Editor” using the new Galaxy Enhance-X application. Continue reading “Samsung introduces Galaxy Enhance-X AI Photo editor app”

redBus launches RedRail online train ticket booking app

The largest intercity bus ticketing application, redBus, a MakeMyTrip group firm, has released a separate lite-app called “redRail,” with the purpose of improving millions of train passengers’ online travel booking experiences. Previously, redRail was an in-app feature on redBus, but now it will be a separate app. Continue reading “redBus launches RedRail online train ticket booking app”

YouTube TV is testing 5.1 surround sound support to more streaming boxes

About 4 years after YouTube TV made its debut in 2017, a notification for the new 4K add-on in June 2021 also revealed that 5.1 Dolby audio support would be available soon. Nevertheless, only “select devices” will indeed be supported at first, which turned out to be a limited set of smart TVs from Samsung, LG, and Vizio. The support non-Google TV versions of the original Chromecasts were eventually added a few months later. Continue reading “YouTube TV is testing 5.1 surround sound support to more streaming boxes”

WhatsApp Beta is testing 2GB size limit for file sharing

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WhatsApp has initiated a beta test of the ability to send files up to 2GB in size. According to WABetaInfo, a limited test is underway in Argentina, and select people will be able to share media files up to 2 GB. It tends to work with WhatsApp beta for Android v2.22.8.5, v2.22.8.6, and v2.22.8.7, as well as for iOS. At the moment, WhatsApp users can only transfer media files up to 100 MB in size. Continue reading “WhatsApp Beta is testing 2GB size limit for file sharing”

Twitter acquires Slack-rival Quill to improve its messaging tools

Twitter has made its first acquisition under its new CEO, Parag Agrawal. The microblogging site Twitter announced that it has acquired Slack-competitor Quill to help improve its direct messaging tools. Continue reading “Twitter acquires Slack-rival Quill to improve its messaging tools”

Instagram announces new tools to combat abusive DMs and hate comments

Back in February, Instagram shared an update on its work towards combating abuse and hate speech on Instagram. In this regard, Instagram has announced a couple of new features to protect people from seeing abusive DMs and permanently block users from reaching you using fresh accounts. Continue reading “Instagram announces new tools to combat abusive DMs and hate comments”

Gmail Smart Compose now available to all Android phones

Smart Compose is a neat addition to Gmail which based on your email writing patterns and commonly used phrases, tries to predict what you will say next and surfaces it as a suggestion that you can simply accept. The feature was initially available as an experimental feature on the desktop and then was added to G Suite accounts. Then it later was available as an exclusive to the Pixel 3 which is changing finally. Continue reading “Gmail Smart Compose now available to all Android phones”

Google Bolo speech-based tutor app for children released in India

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Google has released Bolo, an Android app that is aimed at improving the reading skills of children. Bolo is powered by the company’s speech recognition and text-to-speech technology that comes built-in with a helpful reading buddy, “Diya.” which explains and corrects the child, as they read aloud.
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Facebook Messenger for Android and iOS gets Dark Mode

Update – March 5, 2019: Facebook has released Dark Mode for Messenger officially. The company says that you still need to send crescent moon emoji to enable it, and the feature will be fully rolled out in settings in the coming weeks.

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Microsoft Excel app now lets you add data to spreadsheet directly from a photo

Microsoft is adding the ability which allows users to take a photo of a printed data table and convert it into a fully editable table in the Excel app for iOS and Android. For now, though, the app is rolling out to Android and will be gradually rolled out to iOS.  Continue reading “Microsoft Excel app now lets you add data to spreadsheet directly from a photo”