Asking Google Android App About Messaging Obama Breaks It

In the Google app for Android, a strange glitch causes the search results to become nothing but garbage text when typing in the query “send a message to Barack Obama.” This does not happen with any other president or any other variant of the query itself. It also does not happen on the desktop version of Google, […]

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Wish App Data Use May Be Of Concern To Wireless Carriers

After becoming the number one shopping app by total downloads in the U.S. in 2017, Wish has reportedly become a concern to wireless carriers. That concern primarily comes down to the amount of data usage it’s associated with. Of course, the nearly 100MB per month of cellular data consumption per user pales in comparison to […]

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Uber Launches Express Pool Service With Cheaper Fares

Uber has introduced a new carpooling service called Express Pool, which is meant to offer riders cheaper fares while sparing drivers the hassle of transporting them to different drop-off points one after another. According to a new report by The Verge, Uber Express Pool is designed to match multiple riders bound for the same general […]

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Google’s Fake News Problem Seems To Extend To YouTube

Web giant Google has come under fire for allowing fake news and misinformation to spread on its services before, and now it seems that its subsidiary, video giant YouTube, is the newest arm of the company to have the same problem. YouTube’s Trending section is curated with algorithms, which could explain why a conspiracy video […]

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Cross-Platform Geometry Puzzler Euclidea Hits Google Play

HORIS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED’s cross-platform geometry game Euclidea has finally been ported to Android with version 4.08, bringing mathematics-based puzzles and a wealth of great features to the world’s most prolific mobile platform. The title centers around Euclidian Constructions, which are geometric shapes created using only tools such as a straight edge and compass. Of course, […]

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Chrome OS Split-Screen Feature May Support Android Apps Soon

Google appears to be readying an update to the Chrome OS split-screen functionality first noted to be rolling out to the stable channel of some systems just a few days ago. Most prominently, this update – which is only appearing on the canary channel, for now – seems to finally include support for Android applications […]

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Petition Against Snapchat’s Redesign Hits 1.1M Signatures

The petition against Snapchat’s “annoying” redesign is now close to hitting 1.2 million signatures, having nearly doubled the number of its supporters in the last four days. Started by Australian Nic Rumsey, the campaign criticizes the new look of the app as unintuitive and chaotic, calling for the company to roll back the old user […]

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73% Of Snapchat’s February Reviews Are One-Star Ratings: Data

Approximately 73-percent of Snapchat’s Android and iOS reviews in February were of the one-star variety, data compiled by app market intelligence firm Apptopia shows. Android users reviewing the app looked somewhat more favorably on its controversial redesign than their iOS peers, with “only” 62-percent of their ratings given this month being entirely negative. The revamped […]

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Tech Talk: The Future Of Browsing With Progressive Web Apps

Following a rise in the popularity of smartphone usage over conventional computers, there’s an emergent trend in web development centered around creating app-like experiences for websites through what are collectively known as progressive web apps. Colloquially called PWAs, these are effectively websites that act like mobile applications and can even be installed on a smartphone […]

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LINE Patents Response & Notification Features For Messenger

LINE is looking to add some new functionality to its instant messaging platform according to two new patents filed by the company behind the application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) which were finalized on Thursday. Specifically, the patents – filed under publication numbers WO/2018/030554 and WO/2018/030553, respectively – detail the incorporation of notification […]

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