All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apps’

Police Still Claiming Google Is Helping Cop Killers with Its Waze App

Police are still really pissed about Waze. The Google-owned traffic app uses crowdsourced data to let drivers know about upcoming accidents, road closures, weather conditions, construction zones, and more. The app also contains a feature that allows users to pinpoint the location of police on a map – and it’s that feature that’s causing tension between Google and law enforcement. …

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Instagram Lets You Use Emoji in Hashtags, Adds Filters

Instagram says it plans to start putting out new filters more often. Today, it’s starting with three. Download the latest update to access the new Lark, Reyes, and Juno filters. Here’s what those new filters do, according to Instagram: Inspired by weekend adventures outdoors, Lark, Reyes and Juno are a family of modern, subtle filters that brighten and enhance your …

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Facebook Is Still Trying to Take Over Your Phone, New ‘Hello’ App Shows You Info on Callers

Back in March, it slipped that Facebook was testing a new phone app that would serve as an Android dialer and caller ID app. Internal testing called it “Phone”. Now that app has materialized as Hello, which Facebook is launching today. “Billions of calls are made everyday on mobile phones and people often have very little information about who’s calling …

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WhatsApp’s Free Voice Calling Hits iOS

A couple months after WhatsApp debuted its free voice calling feature on Android, the app is finally launching it on iOS. Don’t be surprised if you don’t yet have the option to make VoIP calls, however, as WhatsApp says it’s rolling out slowly over the next few weeks. “WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even …

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WhatsApp on Pace to Hit 1 Billion Users by Year’s End

If WhatsApp keeps up its recent pace of user growth, the messaging app will have a billion monthly active users by the end of 2015. CEO Jan Koum recently announced the app has crossed the 800 million MAU mark. This makes WhatsApp the most popular messaging app in the world, with nearly 200 million more users than the messaging platform …

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Tinder Puts Your Instagram Photos on Your Profile

It’s commonplace to see a link to one’s Instagram profile inside their Tinder profile – and now Tinder has cut out the middleman. Tinder is now fully integrated with Instagram. Now, if you so chose, you can link your Tinder and Instagram accounts so that your most recent Instagram photos will show up in your Tinder profile – 34 of …

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Want to Learn Klingon? Duolingo’s Working on It

Popular language tutorial app Duolingo has just added a new language. No, it’s not Japanese (as people have been clamoring over for some time). In fact, this language didn’t even exist 40 years ago. Duolingo wants to teach you Klingon. Yep, the language of the Klingons, which first appeared in 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, will soon be an …

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Twitter Kills Discover Tab, Adds Context to Trends

Your Twitter app just got a shakeup, as the company has decided to retire the #discover and Activity tabs on both its iOS and Android apps. According to Twitter, the reasoning is that it’s been working to put more content in the main timeline, which is most certainly true. That means trends have to go somewhere, since they previously resided …

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Vine Videos Will Soon Be Much Prettier

Vine is turning up the quality on your videos. “When you watch Vines on our iOS and Android apps, you’ll see these quality improvements — they are rolling out over the coming days. You’ll also see higher quality Vines embedded in sites across the web,” says Vine. But in terms of making these higher-quality Vines (720p), you can only do …

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Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App

Instagram just killed all those photo collage apps, so you can probably start deleting them right away (if you’re an iOS user). The company has just launched its second standalone app, and it’s a photo collage app called Layout. It’s notable that Instagram chose to launch a standalone app for this, instead of just adding the ability to make collages …

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Facebook Is Working on a New Phone App

If you’re unsatisfied with the fact that Facebook is not a part of your phone call-making experience, you’re in luck. It appears that the company is working on a new app that inserts the Facebook experience into your actual phone function. It looks like Facebook is working on an Android dialer and caller ID app – but one that uses …

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Facebook Faces Suit over Kids’ App Purchases

Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit that could force it to refund hundreds of thousands of parents whose children made “unauthorized” purchases for in-app items on the site. A California judge has ruled the the suit must progress, despite Facebook’s contention that it lacks merit. From Reuters: The April 2012 lawsuit said Facebook let children use their parents’ credit …

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