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Bing Mobile Apps Get Some Updates

Bing Mobile Apps Get Some Updates

Microsoft announced some updates to its Android and iPhone apps. While they company describes both updates as major, this is especially the case for Android. There’s a new mobile search experience on Google’s operating system. “The Bing App on Android brings together the information you need, connected to the apps you trust – all to help you “find” and “do” …

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Reddit Announces Android App Beta, New iOS App to Follow

Reddit Announces Android App Beta, New iOS App to Follow

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced on the site today that the company is putting out an Android app (in beta) today with a new iOS app to follow. The announcement is just casually noted in a longer post about Reddit in 2016. It talks about issues the site has faced and continues to face. From the post (via TechCrunch): Spam …

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Yahoo Mail Mobile Apps Get New Features

Yahoo Mail Mobile Apps Get New Features

Yahoo just made a couple of Yahoo Mail announcements. The iOS app is getting new customizable swipes and a recent attachments feature. The Android app is getting the swipes and new actionable notifications. Here’s what Yahoo says about new swipes for iOS (you can see the explanation for Android here): Swipes are one of the fastest ways people clean up …

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Yahoo Updates App, Homepage

Yahoo Updates App, Homepage

Yahoo announced some updates to its mobile app and homepage in the U.S. making it easier to get to news and content and follow developing news stories. The company says it looked at the latest mobile trends to guide its design of the new app and homepage. “With this update, we’ve made it possible to sift through more content in …

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Google Docs, Sheets & Slides Just Got A Lot Better On Mobile

Google Docs, Sheets & Slides Just Got A Lot Better On Mobile

Google jus announced that it is finally adding mobile comments to Docs, Sheets and Slides. The announcement came in the form of a cute little anecdote about chocolate cake. From the Google Docs Blog: When Jim, one of the engineers on the Google Slides team, brought a zucchini chocolate cake into the office last week, we knew we had to …

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Microsoft Launches Bing-Powered ‘News Pro’ App for iOS

Microsoft Launches Bing-Powered ‘News Pro’ App for iOS

Microsoft has a new iOS app called News Pro in the App Store. The app description says: News Pro helps you search for news around your work every day. Fuel your unique interests with over a million topics to choose from. Get informed efficiently by locating the most important and relevant articles each day based off what interests you. Leverage …

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Kickstarter Finally Comes to Android

Kickstarter Finally Comes to Android

It’s hard to believe, but Kickstarter hasn’t had an Android app until now. They launched an iOS app about three years ago, but despite having a much larger share of the smartphone market, Android has once again been an afterthought. Couldn’t they have just raised money for this through Kickstarter years ago? Either way, it’s here now. Unfortunately it doesn’t …

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Skype Android App Lets You Schedule Calls, Open Office Files

Skype Android App Lets You Schedule Calls, Open Office Files

Last week, Microsoft announced Skype call scheduling from the Outlook apps for iOS and Android to make it easy to schedule and begin a group chat and call with friends and colleagues. The Outlook team wrote in a blog post, “It can be challenging keeping up with friends, family and colleagues. Finding a time that works for everyone and remembering …

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Facebook Mentions Gets New Features on iOS

Facebook Mentions Gets New Features on iOS

Facebook announced some updates to the Facebook Mentions iOS app. “Today’s updates make it easier for people to broadcast in landscape / portrait mode and save the video after going live,” a spokesperson for Facebook tells us in an email. “People can now also filter posts within their Mentions feed by source, as well as by topic, and reply to …

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Etsy Launches Shop Videos For Sellers

Etsy Launches Shop Videos For Sellers

Etsy announced the launch of a new feature for sellers called Shop Videos aimed at giving them a new way to give buyers a closer look at their story and what goes into creating their shops and items. The feature is accessible via the Sell on Etsy app. Sellers can upload videos from their phones and share them on social …

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Google Better Prepares You For Its Big Forthcoming Change

Google Better Prepares You For Its Big Forthcoming Change

February is getting closer, and you know what that means. Google announced last month that in late February, it would begin sending traffic to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) from Google Search. Have you looked into setting up AMP yet? If yes, how has the experience been? If no, do you plan to? Let us know in the comments. Just in …

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Google Lets Android Users Download Apps Directly From Search Results

Google Lets Android Users Download Apps Directly From Search Results

Google appears to be rolling out a change to mobile search results on Android that let users download apps from the results page without having to to do from the Google Play store. A few reports have come out about this. It’s possible that it’s only a test, but a lot of people seem to be getting it. As far …

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Facebook Tests New Mobile Browsing Experience

Facebook Tests New Mobile Browsing Experience

Facebook has been testing a new browsing experience from its mobile app that puts it more in line with an actual web browser. TheNextWeb points to a screen cap from Henry Wilmer on Twitter, noting that others have mentioned it over the past couple of months. @MattNavarra is this in-app browser new to the @facebook app? pic.twitter.com/aIhYSp2kC9 — Henry Wilmer …

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Verified Facebook Users Get New Mentions Android App

Verified Facebook Users Get New Mentions Android App

Facebook finally launched a new Facebook Mentions Android app for verified users. There has been one available for iOS, which has a fraction of the the mobile operating system market share, for going on two years. With the app, which verified users can stream live video, talk with followers, and otherwise use Facebook in normal ways like sharing updates, photos, …

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Skype Gets Mobile Group Video Calling

Skype Gets Mobile Group Video Calling

Skype is celebrating ten years of Skype video with the launch of group video calling on Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows 10 Mobile. The feature is free and will roll out over the coming weeks. You can pre-register for it here. “Ten years ago, NASA’s Stardust mission successfully brought back interstellar dust from a comet and the cloud existed only …

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Flurry Looks At Mobile Trends in 2015

Flurry Looks At Mobile Trends in 2015

Yahoo’s Flurry put out a new report looking at mobile trends in 2015 finding that media, productivity, and emojis contributed to “another stunning growth year.” According to Flurry, overall app usage grew by 58%. They year-over-year saw growth across all categories except for games (interestingly) Personalization had (by far) the biggest growth rate: “The mobile industry has matured fast,” said …

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Microsoft Buys Talko To Add to Skype for Business

Microsoft Buys Talko To Add to Skype for Business

Microsoft announced that it has acquired technology from mobile communications app Talko to bring it to Skype. Specifically, it will become part of Skype for Business. In addition to the tech, the Skype team is getting Talko employees. “Together, the new technology and talent will help us deliver great new features and capabilities in both Skype and Skype for Business,” …

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Yahoo Updates Mobile Web Search

Yahoo Updates Mobile Web Search

Yahoo announced some updates to Yahoo Search on the mobile web with new Twitter integration, new image search, a results refresh, and AMP compatibility. “Before 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to share some of the many improvements we’ve made in recent weeks to Yahoo Search on mobile web in the U.S.,” says director of product Alok Agarwal. “Through …

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Apple Live Photos Come to Facebook

Apple Live Photos Come to Facebook

Back in September, Apple unveiled its latest iPhone models – the 6s and 6s Plus – along with a new feature called Live Photos, which show several seconds of live video for each photo taken. The new phones have a new gesture called 3D touch, which you can use to press on a photo you took to get the live …

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Bing Ads Gets New Mobile Campaign Monitoring Features

Bing Ads Gets New Mobile Campaign Monitoring Features

Microsoft announced the launch of two new features for campaign monitoring on iOS and Android: favorites and push notifications for Automated Rules. “Favorites are meant to be a super quick, simple and easy way for you to monitor what you care about the most,” Microsoft says. “Want to quickly reference your top holiday campaigns? Star them using Favorites. How about …

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Android Pay Hits Apps

Android Pay Hits Apps

Google unveiled Android Pay at Google I/O in May as its answer to Apple Pay. It exists separate from Google’s previous payments offering Google Wallet, which got its own overhaul in September. Also in September, Android Pay was actually launched, giving users the ability to pay with their Android phones at locations throughout the U.S. We knew it was coming, …

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Yahoo Announces Next Mobile Developer Conference

Yahoo Announces Next Mobile Developer Conference

Around this time last year, Yahoo announced its first ever developer conference the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference, which would be held this past February in San Francisco. At this event, the company launched its mobile developer suite to help developers better understand, measure, advertise, monetize, and enhance their apps with Flurry Analytics Explorer, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, Yahoo …

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Google Announces Updates to Now on Tap

Google Announces Updates to Now on Tap

This year at Google I/O, Google introduced Now On Tap as part of Marshmallow, the latest Android release. It let users utilize Google Now from third-party apps rather than just Google itself. On Tuesday, Google announced some updates to the feature, which it says will be useful to people throughout the holiday season as well as the rest of the …

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Google Wallet Lets You Send Money To Any Contact By Phone Number

Google Wallet Lets You Send Money To Any Contact By Phone Number

Google announced that Google Wallet users can now send money to anyone in their contact list with just a phone number. Users have been able to do so with email addresses in the past, but now you don’t even need that. If you choose to send money with a phone number, the recipient will get a text with a secure …

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Yahoo Launches Streaming Video Guide App

Yahoo Launches Streaming Video Guide App

Yahoo may be getting ready to spinoff its web business, but that’s not stopping it from putting out new products. The company announced today that it has released the new Yahoo Video Guide app for iOS and Android to offer users a way to find stuff to watch across their various streaming apps. It supports over 30 services including: Amazon …

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Search on Google Drive Just Got A Lot Better

Search on Google Drive Just Got A Lot Better

Google announced some new search features for Google Drive on Wednesday, significantly improving users’ ability to find things more quickly. “As part of an ongoing effort to make Google Drive the easiest place to find your files, today we’re rolling out a new search experience to get you better results — even faster,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. …

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AdSense Text Ads Get New Look on Mobile

AdSense Text Ads Get New Look on Mobile

Google announced that AdSense text ads now have a new look on mobile. The redesign has apparently already rolled out on mobile sites, so you should be able to see them from your device right now. “This new format allows for higher performance with a more beautiful and user-friendly appearance,” says Google’s Clyde Li. “The text ads feature elements such …

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Google Adds Entertainment Info To Mobile Results

Google Adds Entertainment Info To Mobile Results

Google announced on Friday that starting today it will now give more details on musicians, actors, TV shows, and movies in search results. Product manager Satyajeet Salgar says, “Wondering if your favorite singer is playing near you? Or looking for some new music suggestions?Or maybe you’re watching a TV show and can’t remember where you’ve seen that actor before? No …

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Google Introduces New App Install Ad Formats

Google Introduces New App Install Ad Formats

Google announced the launch of two new “rich” and “immersive” ad formats for app installs. One lets users actually play a game within an ad while the other is an HTML5 format customized to each advertiser’s app. The former format is called Trial Run Ads. As Google explains, “Trial Run Ads are an app ad format that lets a user …

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Yahoo Relaunches Yahoo Messenger With Redesign, New Features

Yahoo Relaunches Yahoo Messenger With Redesign, New Features

Yahoo just announced a new version of Yahoo Messenger, which features a complete redesign of the platform across iOS, Android, and the web as well as within Yahoo Mail. “The new Yahoo Messenger provides a super fast, beautiful and smart way to send messages, photos and animated GIFS in 1:1 and group conversations,” a spokesperson for Yahoo tells WebProNews. The …

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