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”
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 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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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 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”
Facebook brings a new update to Stories feature where you can now share events in Stories. This ability makes much more sense and makes it easier to invite your friends to Facebook events you’re attending. To share events in Stories, visit the page of the event and click “Share” below the date/time of the event. Instead of sharing the event in a post or sending to someone on Messenger, you’ll now be able to click “Share to Your Story.” Continue reading “Facebook now allows you to add event invites in Stories”
Google Chrome developers are experimenting on a new ‘back/forward cache’ that would make loading the previous page instant since if you close a web page on the browser, it has to load most of the page again which is time-consuming. Continue reading “Google Chrome working on back/forward cache to speed up web browsing”
Twitter confirmed that it is developing a new “Hide Tweet” feature which will give users an ability to protect their conversations. This new option is found in Twitter’s code and appear in the list choices when you click the “Share” button on a tweet. “Hide Tweet” might work as an alternative to muting or blocking a user, while still offering some control over a conversation. Continue reading “Twitter confirms to be working on ‘Hide Tweet’ feature”
Update – February 27, 2019: Now you can enable this feature in Chome Canary from chrome://flags and enabling #enable-android-web-contents-dark-mode. The dark mode looks a bit weird in some web pages since it inverts images colors looking more like high contrast mode than dark mode. This is also available for the web.
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Telegram is gaining a new update which brings a host of new features including auto-playing smaller videos; smaller videos will start playing without sound. To unmute them, simply press the volume buttons on your device. Furthermore, it also gets new auto-download settings to control your data usage. Continue reading “Telegram 5.4 brings autoplaying videos, automatic download settings, multiple accounts for iOS and more”
Reliance Jio has introduced new Jio Group Talk conference calling app for Android. This app allows users to make group conference calls over VoLTE with up to ten users at once. It comes with features like lecture mode where you can mute other users and have them listen to you. Continue reading “Jio Group Talk conference calling app released for Android”
Google has announced that starting today, Google Maps users on iOS can stay up to date on your favorite places. Simply search for a place—whether it’s a new restaurant that just opened up in your neighborhood or that must-try bakery across town and tap the Follow button. Continue reading “Google Maps for iOS gets ‘Follow’ button to get store updates”
Commerce will be a huge part of Facebook’s 2019 roadmap as confirmed by the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In-line with the plan, the company is said to be working on launching a fundraiser sticker in 2019 that would potentially gather credit card info. Facebook’s own Donate buttons have raised $1 billion. Continue reading “Instagram working on ‘Donation’ sticker to raise funds for non-profits”
Tencent games; makers of PUBG has rolled out a new update which brings the version number to 0.11. This update brings the much-talked Resident Evil 2 content integration along with the main menu theme and music. The company says that the Zombie: Survive Till Dawn is a new event mode that will be available for a limited time only. Continue reading “PUBG Mobile 0.11 update with Resident Evil 2 Zombie: Survive Till Dawn event, Sanhok map in Arcade mode and more released”
Google is currently testing a new feature on its Canary version of the browser and this new feature will allow users to share links to specific sections of web pages, even with those pages that don’t have anchor links. Continue reading “Google testing Scroll-to-Text feature that would let you share link to specific section on a page”