WhatsApp for Android updated with starred messages, rich preview links and Direct Share


WhatsApp has started rolling out a rather nifty update for its official Android client via the Play Store. The upgrade brings users rich previews for links compatibility, support for Direct Share (Marshmallow only) and the heavily-requested facility to star important messages, which can be retrieved at a later date via a dedicated menu.

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Google Play is giving away Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album


The best-selling album worldwide is currently available for free through Google Play. This week, Google is giving away Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller. What songs are featured on the album that sold more than 40 million copies? Just “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “P.Y.T.,” and “Thriller” to name a few. In all, you’re getting around forty minutes of classic Michael Jackson.

Quite shocking that the world’s best-selling album is being given away so easily.

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[Deal] Get £20 of Play Store credit when buying the Chromecast v2 from the UK Google Store


The second version of Google’s Chromecast has been out for a couple of months now and has been well received, our very own Jeff Causey reviewed it for us, and said that Chromecast v2 was a ‘more well-rounded streaming device‘. If you live in the UK and have thought about ordering the Chromecast v2, either for yourself or as a gift, then Google will throw in some Play Store credit as an incentive. Read more