Instagram said to be testing Facebook-like reactions to Stories

Instagram Reactions

Facebook reactions are now a year old, and these go along with the very famous ‘Like’ button. The company pushed them to Messenger as well and now Facebook is looking to bring these on its flagship product; Instagram. This isn’t the first time we have seen such a thing for Instagram; we have seen references back in April as well. Continue reading “Instagram said to be testing Facebook-like reactions to Stories”

VLC update for iPhone and iPad brings support for Chromecast, 360 videos and more

VLC for iOS

VLC for iOS is getting a new update with a handful of new features; this update brings the version number to 3.1.0. First and foremost, it brings much-needed support for Chromecast which allows users to stream content from VLC to Chromecast enabled TV.  Continue reading “VLC update for iPhone and iPad brings support for Chromecast, 360 videos and more”

Netflix TV redesign with new sidebar, sections for TV shows and movies starts rolling out

Netflix

Netflix today introduced a brand new for TV experience and this new design is based on how the company can make it easier to find relevant content on TVs, focusing majorly on where the navigation is tougher when you are left with few buttons on a remote control. Continue reading “Netflix TV redesign with new sidebar, sections for TV shows and movies starts rolling out”

Instagram testing the ability to allow public accounts to remove followers

Instagram

Instagram apart from building a new two-factor authentication is also working on bringing the ability for public accounts to remove followers. This feature was available for Private accounts holders for a long time and it is only now the feature is making the news for public account holders.  Continue reading “Instagram testing the ability to allow public accounts to remove followers”

Instagram said to be testing non-SMS two factor authentication

Instagram Two factor authentication

Instagram currently offers two-factor authentication through SMS that delivers a password reset or login code via text message. But the company has now confirmed that it is building a non-SMS two-factor authentication system that works with security apps like Google Authenticator or Duo. Continue reading “Instagram said to be testing non-SMS two factor authentication”

WhatsApp beta for Android hints at Mark as read and Mute shortcuts in notification center [Update: Mute shortcut now rolling out in beta]

Update: Mute Shortcuts that appeared in WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.214 is now available for everyone from beta version 2.18.216. This feature allows you quickly mute a chat, directly from the Notification Center when you receive over 51 messages from the same chat. The update doesn’t enable Mark as Read shortcut feature in the Notification Center yet.

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Skype 8.0 for desktop brings HD video calling, media gallery, call recording and more

skype

Microsoft today is rolling out a new update to Skype for the desktop that brings the version to 8.0 replacing Skype version 7.0. This update replaces Skype Classic. The new features to skype 8.0 include free HD video and screen sharing calls, chat media gallery, share photos, videos, and other files, and more.  Continue reading “Skype 8.0 for desktop brings HD video calling, media gallery, call recording and more”

Truecaller introduces ‘Call Recording’ premium feature for Android

Truecaller

Truecaller has rolled out new features to its premium users, it includes new ‘Call Recording’ for Android users. This will help users to keep track of important conversations they have with businesses, colleagues, and people. Continue reading “Truecaller introduces ‘Call Recording’ premium feature for Android”

Facebook hires Google’s head of chip development Shahriar Rabii

Shahriar Rabii

Facebook announced that it has hired Google’s head of chip development Shahriar Rabii to be the vice president and its head of silicon. With this announcement, the company once again hinted that it is serious about building its own semiconductors, joining Apple Inc.  Continue reading “Facebook hires Google’s head of chip development Shahriar Rabii”

Adobe said to launch full version of Photoshop app for Apple iPad in Strategy Shift

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe, the popular maker of digital design programs is said to be launching a full-blown version of its Photoshop exclusively made for the Apple iPad. This as a part of its new strategy to make its products compatible across multiple devices and boost subscription sales.  Continue reading “Adobe said to launch full version of Photoshop app for Apple iPad in Strategy Shift”

Mozilla announces first Firefox Mobile Test Pilot – Notes for Android, Lockbox password manager for iOS

Mozilla Notes

Mozilla today has announced the first Firefox mobile test pilot for mobile devices. The company is taking these steps toward bringing Mozilla’s mission of privacy, security, and control to mobile apps beyond the browser. The two apps it is introducing are the lockbox password manager for iOS and Note app.  Continue reading “Mozilla announces first Firefox Mobile Test Pilot — Notes for Android, Lockbox password manager for iOS”

Instagram alpha update finally brings adaptive icon

Instagram new logo

Instagram has finally brought the adaptive icon with the latest Alpha update. With Instagram being a pretty famous app across the globe and it is present on the majority of home screens, it is about time the company updates it with an adaptive icon. Continue reading “Instagram alpha update finally brings adaptive icon”

Twitter for Android finally gets a new bottom navigation bar

Twitter Bottom Navigation Bar

Twitter is finally rolling out a new bottom navigation bar for Android much like how it is for iOS. This makes it easier for navigation while browsing through the latest tweets. However, this change doesn’t let you swipe between the various tabs of the app such as Home, Search, Notifications, and Messages. Continue reading “Twitter for Android finally gets a new bottom navigation bar”

Instagram said to be testing new ‘Request Verification’ process

Instagram

Soon it might become easier for users to get the blue tick verification on Instagram. The company is said to be testing a new verification process with an official request form that is publicly accessible within the app for the first time. For now, the new request form is available for iOS in Australia and a few other unspecified countries. Continue reading “Instagram said to be testing new ‘Request Verification’ process”

Snapchat Lens Explorer lets you browse community filters

Snapchat Lens Explorer

Snapchat back at the end of 2017 launched the Snap Studio and also introduced a new way for people to build their own lenses. Today the company is introducing a new way to find those lenses inside the app; it calls Lens Explorer. This shows a variety of lenses in a variety of ways. Continue reading “Snapchat Lens Explorer lets you browse community filters”