A relative newcomer to the messaging platform market launching only a couple years ago, Telegram is making some big inroads into the market as it tries to build up a critical mass of users. Today the Telegram developers announced they had achieved some impressive milestones on the path to becoming the messaging app of choice for users around the globe. Read more
The new BuzzFeed Video app for Android makes it easy to scroll through the website’s most entertaining clips, categorized by style and theme.
Over at MWC 2016, it isn’t all just about the latest smartphones and smart gadgets, we also have Mastercard announcing that the credit card company will begin accepting selfie images and fingerprints as proof of identity when making online payments. The move comes after the company trialled the technology in The Netherlands and the U.S. in 2015. Read more
As any social media platform grows, eventually it will start to grab the attention of businesses that want to establish a presence. Snapchat announced they are rolling out a new feature that will help business and other organizations jump on their bandwagon while at the same time capitalizing on the popularity of geofilters. To help generate some revenue, Snapchat is now offering paid geofilters that use custom graphics and can include logos for businesses and brands starting at only $5. Read more
Microsoft has released two brand new apps on the Play Store, one of which focuses on content creation for a business, while the other tries to help your organize your work life. Both of these are Microsoft Garage projects, so they may not see a ton of support or anything years down the line, but they both look promising. Read more
Skype Qik was originally introduced to make group chatting more fun and easy to send quick video messages, in a way that was sort of competitive to the likes of Snapchat. While Qik was cool in concept, it never really exploded and still doesn’t have the same kind of following that the regular Skype mobile app. The solution? Roll everything up into one app. Read more
Adobe Lightroom is one of the the best photo editing apps out there. It allows you to edit almost anything you want and the photos can be synced to your computer or other devices if you have an account. However, it has been updated to 2.0 and adds a ton of new features.
Samsung has lifted the lid on its new program that aims to improve security for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with an enhanced mobile suite.
Samsung has concluded their Unwrapped event to open their MWC 2016 activities this week. Of course the headline of the event was the release of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. However, viewers may have noted that a large bulk of of the event was spent on virtual reality, including the announcement of the new Gear 360 for capturing VR content. Samsung closed things out by bringing none other than Facebook’s own Mark Zuckerberg onstage to talk about how the social media giant is working with Samsung and expanding their own support for virtual reality. Read more
Google Chrome for Android users may be getting a feature wherein the browser fetches content in which the user might be interested to start the day.