Tag Archives: apps

Instagram lets creepers be creepers by dropping alerts for Story screenshots

Back at the beginning of February, Instagram announced that it would begin notifying users when other people snapped a screenshot of the Stories they shared. Snapchat, which has been a continuous source of inspiration for Instagram, has done something similar for years, so it wasn’t really surprising to see Instagram follow suit in this instance. What is surprising is what’s … Continue reading

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Google Maps quick access buttons appear for some users

Google Maps is the navigation app of choice for many people, but it’s not always the easiest to navigate. Given that Maps is used for driving, you need to be able to access your primary destinations quickly, and that’s where quick access buttons come in. These buttons are overlaid directly onto the home screen and pull up directions with a … Continue reading

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WhatsApp Android Gingerbread and iOS 7 support ends in 2020

WhatsApp has updated its mobile device support page with new details on when support will end for older Android and iOS handsets: February 1, 2020. On that date, the company plans to end support for the tiny sliver of smartphones still running Android Gingerbread, as well as older versions of iOS and the few iPhones still using them. WhatsApp originally … Continue reading

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Chromebooks with Linux can run Windows apps but it’s not easy

It really seems that Chrome OS is being groomed to be the one OS that runs them all.

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Android P dark and light theme to get a manual toggle

Before you get too excited, let’s make this clear: Android P isn’t getting a new dark system theme. Actually, Android Oreo already had that to some extent, limited only to a few pieces of the Android UI. But in Google’s wisdom, it thought users would love just how automated switching between light and dark was.

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Kid-focused Fitbit Ace hits shelves worldwide

A few months back, Fitbit announced and opened pre-orders for its first kid-focused fitness tracker. Dubbed the Fitbit Ace, this new device wants to get kids motivated to put down the screens for a little while and go get some exercise. Today, the Fitbit Ace is launching worldwide, landing at many of the biggest retailers here in the US

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Instagram now lets you share stories you’ve been mentioned in

Instagram has launched an interesting new feature for Stories that builds the feed resharing capabilities it launched last month. With the latest update to Instagram on iOS and Android, you can now share stories created by others that mention you. You can even share that mention as part of your own story, so you can dive pretty deep down the … Continue reading

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2019 Lexus ES promises new levels of performance and sophistication

Lexus has rolled out the seventh-generation of the ES vehicle with the unveiling of the 2019 Lexus ES. The new ES gets an all-new chassis allowing a more dynamic and exterior and for 2019 the first ES F Sport model is offered.

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Google salad emoji ditches egg, possibly for vegans

Google is all about diversity and inclusiveness, the company says, and it has gone to lengths big and small to prove it. Speaking of the latter of the two, the company recently highlighted one of those smaller changes in a tweet: it has updated its salad emoji to remove the egg, making it more inclusive for vegans. As you’d expect, … Continue reading

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Rare Apple-I in working condition hits charity auction

It might be rare but not totally unheard of to see older computers of ages past being sold or help for auction. It is, however, rare to see one of the very few Apple-I computers in existence getting that treatment

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