News broke over the weekend that Google’s Allo messaging platform was finally ready for release with an availability date of September 21st. Yes, this is the week when we should finally get the opportunity to try out Google’s latest offering for messaging. In a sign that the release is imminent as suggested by the earlier leak, an image that purports to be some marketing collateral for Allo surfaced on Reddit today. Read more
Google Photos is one of the company’s most popular apps and today they are rolling out an update that will greatly improve the way we share photos and videos as well as introduce a new automatic creation feature called “concept movies.”
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Today, Twitter announced it is no longer counting non-text items towards the character limit. Newly-excluded items are photographs, videos, GIFs, polls, and quoted tweets.
It could be an important week for Google as the company is said to be releasing its marquee messaging platform for the public. Allo’s release date is, according to a very strong source, scheduled for September 21.
Pandora Radio was one of the first companies to popularize internet music streaming when it was founded back in 2000. Its algorithms allowed for “smart radio stations” that grew with time and got better and more accurate to the users tastes based on their input of the songs played. But with the successes of companies such as Spotify and the recent Apple Music, Pandora has struggled a bit to keep up with the rise of more on-demand music listening. With the just announced release of Pandora Plus, however, the company is bringing in new features that give users more control over what they listen to and how they do it.
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Google launched Duo, its brand new video calling app, just a few weeks ago. Now, they’ve just launched a bunch of new entertaining TV ads to start promoting Duo as the go-to app for video calls.
Twitter announced early this morning that the social network now has an app for the Fire TV, Xbox One and the Apple TV. This gives users of the social network a wider range of devices to stay informed on. But, the introduction of these apps isn’t just about having the social feed on these platforms.
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“Don’t read the comments.” That is a common refrain concerning YouTube as the comment section continues to hold out as a bastion of the darker side of the Internet even as other platforms continue to step up efforts to weed out undesirable activity. The struggles that Google and YouTube have with comments does not mean they do not recognize the need for YouTube to become even more social in nature. To accomplish that, YouTube is launching a new beta version of a feature called YouTube Community to help content creators strengthen the bonds with their viewers. Read more
Twitter is a great social media platform that allows you to put your views across to your followers, but one of the most frustrating things is devising the perfect tweet and finding out that the image you’ve added has bumped you well over the 140 character limit. Luckily, for the folk such as myself who keep falling into this trap, it appears that this will change in the very near future. According to The Verge, Twitter will no longer count added media as part of the 140 character limit from September 19. Read more
By now you’ve probably heard a few rumors and leaks about a revamped launcher on Google’s newest Nexus devices this year. You’ve also probably heard that they won’t be Nexus phones anymore, but will instead adopt the Pixel branding.
So, what does that mean for the Nexus launcher, you might be wondering? It’s getting a name change, too, of course. Read more