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Google Duo hits 1 billion downloads
Dec24

Google Duo hits 1 billion downloads

Google’s video messaging app, Duo has hit 1 billion downloads on the Play Store. The video-calling app, which was launched over two years ago, has gradually added some useful features and integrated with some other apps to grow its user base. Those efforts have now started yielding results as users continue to embrace the use of the app. Duo was launched alongside Allo in 2016, but while the video-calling app grew its user base, the...

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Instagram is reportedly testing ability to import photos from Google Photos
Dec22

Instagram is reportedly testing ability to import photos from Google Photos

Instagram for Android is reportedly testing the ability to import your photos from Google Photos. Though, this is not exactly something new because users can already import their photos from Google Photos, the difference, however, is that a shortcut is now being added to make it faster and easier. Reverse Engineer Jane Manchun Wong posted a screenshot on Twitter showing the new integration, which by the way will be a welcome one for...

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Firefox Focus updated with Enhanced Tracking Protection and Google’s Safe browsing
Dec21

Firefox Focus updated with Enhanced Tracking Protection and Google’s Safe browsing

Mozilla has added some extra layer of security features to its Firefox Focus browser. The iOS and the Android versions of the browser has welcomed an Enhanced Tracking Protection, Google’s Safe Browsing service, and support for search suggestions [iOS users]. Enhanced Tracking Protection as the name suggests, is a feature that allows you to decide which publishers you want to share your browsing data with. The feature will further...

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WhatsApp has simplified the process of making group calls
Dec20

WhatsApp has simplified the process of making group calls

Making a group call on WhatsApp has now been made easier—you can now initiate the process with just a few steps. This was not the case before this update as users would have to start a one-one video call before adding a participant. The option that allows you to begin a group immediately call was not available, but things have now taken a new turn. WhatsApp, per TechCrunch has redesigned the process so you can initiate a group call...

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Google’s Gboard now supports over 500 languages and counting
Dec19

Google’s Gboard now supports over 500 languages and counting

Google Gboard has come of age—and we are not just talking about its features. The keyboard app has now attained a global acceptance such that it now supports over 500 languages—and now that is huge. While English, French, Spanish and the likes dominate the global scene in terms of the number of people who speak those languages, being able to communicate in local dialect brings so much comfort and fun. The Gboard approach is simple—get...

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Microsoft launches new news app called Hummingbird
Dec14

Microsoft launches new news app called Hummingbird

The news niche is so lucrative that it generates tons of traffic for the serious publisher. So rich and attractive is this niche that virtually every big tech company including Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter and now Microsoft wants a piece of the action. Microsoft has launched an AI-powered news app called Hummingbird. Like Google News, the app is designed to curate personalized news for users. Hummingbird is currently only...

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