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Microsoft Translator App Brings Major Overhauls in Android

April 27, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Microsoft’s Translator app is not the first pick for Android customers when it comes to translating. The app does carry out its job to perfection, but there are obvious shortcomings which instantly hand the upper hand to the Google Translator app. But we see Microsoft trying hard to strike off its shortcomings, as the Redmond […]

Facebook Group Calling in Messenger Arrives

April 26, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook is expanding the communication possibilities through its Messenger platform. The world’s largest social media has started offering group voice calls to the participants of group chat in the Messenger platform. The new feature is being packed along with the latest update that can be obtained from the app stores. It’s made available both for […]

After WhatsApp, Viber Adds End-to-End Encryption

April 25, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

WhatsApp recently made the bold move of encrypting all its messages on an end-to-end basis amidst all the controversies that prevailed over user security. It now appears that the Facebook-owned company has just kicked-off a series of similar moves from its counterparts. Toeing the WhatsApp line is another major messenger platform in smartphones, Viber. The […]

Skype for Web Gets Plug-in Free Features, Partially

April 23, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Soon after the launch of Skype for Web services, Microsoft revealed its plan to make the service go plug-in free for browsers so as to make it more easy and accessible through the web. Now after six months since the revelation, Microsoft has kept its promise by previewing the first plug-in free version of Skype […]

Instagram Gets New Video-Oriented Additions in Explore

April 21, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Instagram has kept its focus on photo hosting, ever since its launch and it still does. But that’s not stopping the Facebook-owned services in adding new video-oriented services to the platform. With videos becoming inevitable on social media platforms, Instagram is now focussed on giving a better hand for the videos in the Explore section. […]

Google Calendar Wants to Become Your Trainer in Achieving Goals

April 19, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Be it exercise or any other skill learning, we do need a gentle push from behind to keep us ticking in achieving it. Now, technology is coming at your aid in the form of Google Calendars. The company has just added a new feature, called Goals, in the latest update of the app falling in […]

Periscope to Soon Let You Sketch Doodles on Streaming Videos

April 18, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook’s entry into live stream has witnessed the adoption of many features from Twitter’s Periscope services. And now, it seems that Periscope is turning its sight into Snapchat to get its live stream video service overhauled. Currently, the Twitter-owned platform is testing a new feature for its beta users which would let broadcasters sketch doodles […]

Chatbots and Instant Article under Limelight at Facebook F8

April 13, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

F8, the annual developer conference of Facebook will be getting underway in a while at Fort Mason Centre in San Francisco. There has been no official word on what is going to get unveiled during the conference that will be taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, few features have now emerged which appear very […]

Reddit App Instantly Tops the Chart Following Official Launch

April 12, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It was a long wait for smartphone users to get their hands on the official Reddit app. The wait came to an end recently, after Reddit finally rolled out the official app following months of beta. And it now appears that the app has become an instant favorite at the app stores. According to data […]

Facebook Introducing New Ways to Add Friends on Messenger

April 9, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook’s Messenger platform stands as the world’s second most used messenger platform, only behind its sister app WhatsApp. Several milestones have been planted along its path, but the company is eager to expand that, for which they are bringing some new overhauls to the app. The first one that has arrived is a new feature […]

Apple Finally Will Let You Hide Unwanted Apps

April 8, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Apple stock apps do not fall under the ‘frequently used’ category. They remain ones that make the iOS Springboard appear clumsier. Until now, the only possible option was to group them under a folder so that they don’t remain scattered. But users can now stay relieved knowing that the company is planning to bring an […]

WhatsApp Conversations Now Totally End-to-End Encrypted

April 7, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook, the parent firm of WhatsApp, was among the few tech firms that stood by Apple when the latter’s battle with FBI got gripping. And now, the company has decided to step up the game through WhatsApp, one of the world’s most used chat platform. Back in November 2014, WhatsApp has revealed that it will […]

Facebook Deploys AI to Help Easy Use of Social Media by Visually Impaired

April 6, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook is bridging the gap between the social networking world and visually impaired people. The company is currently relying on artificial intelligence to usher in a technology that would improve the use of Facebook by the visually challenged people. The feature developed by Facebook, called automatic alternative text, has already started its run, and has […]

Miitomo, Nintendo’s First Smartphone App, Goes Global

April 5, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Nintendo has retained its unique-bizarre trait very well with the new Miitomo app that got launched initially in Japan. Now, they are taking the strangeness all the way to the west as the app now finally gets a global release. Miitomo’s role as a social hub was much discussed even before it made its debut […]

Skype’s Latest Preview Comes with Cortana-powered Skype Bots

April 4, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Microsoft’s Build 2016 developer conference in San Francisco had plenty to offer for Windows 10. But alongside, it has also given some new additions to Skype, its video chatting platform – all of which will now be available to consumers and developers in the preview. A huge addition on Skype now is the result of […]

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