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Alexa gets a newscaster voice in latest update
Jan17

Alexa gets a newscaster voice in latest update

Alexa is getting a newscaster voice in latest update. What that means is that you can now change the assistant’s speaking style. Customers in the US will be able to ask Alexa “what’s the latest?” to hear the day’s news, while the assistant will respond by using a voice similar to that of a professional newscaster to deliver news. “Just the way humans vary their way of speaking based on the situation, our new TTS technology enables...

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Google is rolling out vocal warnings and speed traps in Maps for some users
Jan17

Google is rolling out vocal warnings and speed traps in Maps for some users

Google Maps has welcomed so much features lately one begins to wonder if users won’t get confused someday. It is like a new feature is released every week—and despite the fact that most of them [features] are useful, users can hardly remember every one of them. That said, the latest set of features are very important, and will take the app to another level. Like Waze, Google Maps is adding speed traps, which is long overdue. The...

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YouTube is testing a video recommendation download feature
Jan16

YouTube is testing a video recommendation download feature

Per Android Police, YouTube is testing a new video recommendation downloads feature—and is doing so in select locations. Per a Malaysian AP reader @JazliAziz, a new section called “Recommended downloads” showed up when he opened the downloads section on his YouTube app. This is a feature already in use in Netflix, and despite being a later starter, YouTube could encourage more people to use this feature if it does see the light of the...

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Twitter’s reverse chronological feed is now live on Android
Jan16

Twitter’s reverse chronological feed is now live on Android

Weeks after successfully rolling out the reverse-chronological feed on iOS, Twitter has now reintroduced the feed to Android users. Hopefully things stay that way because millions of users on the platform were not happy while their traditional way of reading tweets was changed. Twitter reintroduced the reverse chronological feed following popular demands by millions of users who didn’t like the fact that tweets were shown...

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WhatsApp to add extra layer of security with fingerprint authentication
Jan15

WhatsApp to add extra layer of security with fingerprint authentication

WhatsApp is reportedly planning to launch a fingerprint authentication feature to add to the existing layer of security available to users. The messaging app already offers users the choice of two-factor authentication besides the end-to-end encryption feature. WABetaInfo reports that users could soon be able to add additional layer of protection to the app by way of fingerprint authentication. This, according to the report, is...

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