Google Duo to Replace Hangouts in Preloaded Apps Package on Android

Google's video-calling Duo app will replace Hangouts as a mandatory pre-installed app on Android smartphones. Source link

Facebook Launches Events App for iPhone; Android Version Is 'Coming Soon'

Events is a stand-alone spin on a section at the leading online social network that lets people share their plans. Source link

Bumble bans mirror selfies and other dumb photos from users’ profiles

 There are certain kinds of photos users of dating apps tend to loathe, and the suggestive mirror selfie tends to be at the top of that list, somewhere near photos of...

Uber, Lyft hit with injunction in Philadelphia

 Ride-sharing apps’ rumble with regulation keeps on clocking up the mileage… Both Uber and Lyft have been hit with a court injunction banning their activity in Philadelphia, following complaints by...

Facebook Is Making a Web Browser

Facebook's Oculus is going to launch VR experiences for the Web, and a WebVR browser. Source link

Giphy Launches Camera App Giphy Cam for Android

Giphy's camera app has been launched for Android and been updated to version 2.5.1 on iOS. Source link

Google Maps for iOS Now Lets You Review Places With Photos

The latest update also brings in new features like redesigned widgets for 'Nearby Public Transport' and 'Travel Times'. Source link

Facebook invents “virtual reality emoji” triggered by gestures

 These are what Facebook calls “VR emoji”, and they’re the company’s vision for how we’ll convey emotion in virtual reality. We’re not talking about yellow illustrated emoticons popping up over...

Not OK, Google

 At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static...

How to encrypt your Facebook Messages

 All 1 billion Facebook Messenger users can now encrypt their messages so that governments, hackers, and even Facebook itself can’t read them. Facebook announced its “Secret” messages feature back in...