• Facebook Messenger Receives a Dedicated Tab for Calls While all mainstream messengers now offer voice and video calls as well as texting and file exchange, Facebook Messenger pretended it couldn’t do calls (even though we know it can). Now it invited you to access calls as easily as chats. The new dedicated tab appears in the updated Messenger... Facebook Messenger Receives a Dedicated Tab for Calls
      • Samanta Blumberg
      • Jun 09, 2022
    • Meta Tests Bitmoji-Like Avatar Reactions to Instagram Stories Do you find it easy to react to someone’s story with a heart-eyed face, a fire, or a burst of laughter? If so, the idea of emoji reaction is great and deserves further development. And so it may happen very soon: according to a blogger, Meta already tests avatar-based reactions... Meta Tests Bitmoji-Like Avatar Reactions to Instagram Stories
      • Greg Burn
      • Jun 09, 2022
    • Google Enables Users to Control Ad Privacy With a new tool just released by Google, its users are now able to control their ad privacy and security settings within their accounts. My Ad Center will give users more options in terms of ad relevancy in certain services, like Search, Discover, and, of course, YouTube. No, you cannot... Google Enables Users to Control Ad Privacy
      • Greg Burn
      • May 25, 2022
    • Google vs. Match Group: Is Tinder to Epically Burn in Courts? When Epic enabled Fortnite players to make payments beyond App Store and Google Play, it started the fire on a prepared dry tinder. No other than Match Group now follows suit, suing Google for blocking alternative payment methods on Android. So far, though, the two giants seem to postpone the... Google vs. Match Group: Is Tinder to Epically Burn in Courts?
      • Greg Burn
      • May 23, 2022
    • Instagram Starts Testing Full-Screen Feed Inspired by TikTok As TikTok is taking over the world, other social media learn and follow. Many of them have already introduced their own short video formats, and then it’s time to switch to full-screen feeds. The first to do it may be Instagram; reportedly this social media has already started testing the... Instagram Starts Testing Full-Screen Feed Inspired by TikTok
      • Greg Burn
      • May 11, 2022
    • Elon Musk Sees Subscriptions as a Way to Double the Revenue of Twitter What perspectives does Elon Musk see about the future of Twitter? Well, he knows he can double its revenue just with subscriptions. Twitter Blue is not as much of a thing now, but there can be more soon. How exactly does he expect this to be achieved? Or rather how... Elon Musk Sees Subscriptions as a Way to Double the Revenue of Twitter
      • Greg Burn
      • May 09, 2022
    • Apple Rolling Out Its Feature That Blurs Out Nudity in Messages How do you protect kids from receiving nude pictures from strangers and, for example, sending them when asked? Apple has announced its AI-assisted protection system that blurs the image if it detects any explicit nudity in it. Since December, it’s been available in the US: now, the Cupertino company makes... Apple Rolling Out Its Feature That Blurs Out Nudity in Messages
      • Samanta Blumberg
      • Apr 27, 2022
    • Nintendo Switch Online to Get Sonic Spinball and More Classics from Genesis Nintendo Switch has replaced all the other consoles with this one-of-a-kind gaming giant. But what if you truly adored games for earlier devices? Rejoice, Nintendo will handle it. For Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, there are good things to come, including Sonic Spinball, Space Harrier II, Shining Force II, and more. The... Nintendo Switch Online to Get Sonic Spinball and More Classics from Genesis
      • Samanta Blumberg
      • Apr 25, 2022
    • Clubhouse “Wild Card” Game Rooms and Dark Mode Already Here While Clubhouse started as a purely social audio-only experience, it grows more and more features with time. The recent update brings one absolutely necessary innovation and one that is yet to be tasted. The dark mode comes to both Android and iOS apps, and “Wild Card” will more likely make... Clubhouse “Wild Card” Game Rooms and Dark Mode Already Here
      • Greg Burn
      • Apr 20, 2022
    • Waze Introduces Nostalgic Themes for Its Apps: ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, Go! Nostalgia has its ways, but now Waze has its nostalgia too. With its new themes, you don’t have to accelerate up to 88 mph to travel to the past. All you need to do is select the theme you prefer and enjoy the aesthetics of your favorite decade of the... Waze Introduces Nostalgic Themes for Its Apps: ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, Go!
      • Greg Burn
      • Apr 18, 2022
    • Instagram Stops Supporting In-Stream Video Ads IGTV is dead. And so are the ad formats designed for its formerly standalone long video project by Instagram. The social media informed the advertisers that it’s to ditch in-stream ads soon. So, Instagram marketing will inevitably invent new ways to insert advertising into the new format.  IGTV was designed as... Instagram Stops Supporting In-Stream Video Ads
      • Greg Burn
      • Apr 13, 2022
    • Google Privacy Guide to Help Chrome Users Master Privacy and Security Controls Is Chrome a secure browser? Indeed, it has many more security-oriented features than most users know of. But what’s the sense of having these features if they are unused? To avoid this situation, Google issues a privacy guide to explain Chrome users how to make Chrome an indeed secure browser.  For... Google Privacy Guide to Help Chrome Users Master Privacy and Security Controls
      • Greg Burn
      • Apr 11, 2022