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These days most people set an alarm on their smartphone, which makes Google’s latest feature a potential Godsend.
Google has made an ad roasting Windows and macOS while talking up the benefits of Chrome OS and the machines it powers.
WhatsApp has added group calls for voice and video. And while the feature only supports four people, it is end-to-end encrypted.
YouTube now adapts to the aspect ratio of the video it’s playing. Which means YouTube admits vertical videos are here to stay.
You can now record and send a voice message to someone on LinkedIn, saving you the time and effort of writing out a message.
Microsoft is doing something about the way Windows 10 handles updates. And it’s using machine learning to accomplish the task.
Google is banning crypto-miners, apps aimed at children which contain adult themes, and apps which help you buy and sell firearms.
You can now install a Dropbox add-on for Gmail to help you manage your attachments.
Thanks to Yelp, potential diners will be able to see the cleanliness levels of the restaurant they’re considering visiting.
Netflix is adding a bunch of new profile icons to its lineup. Profile icons being the square identifier you click on to watch Netflix.
Microsoft has finally seen fit to grant Outlook.com users their ultimate wish… a Dark Mode for Outlook.com
Amazon’s new audio equalizer for the Echo means you can crank up the bass while playing dance music, or boost the treble when listening to podcasts. Or both!
It looks as though Snapcash has never really taken off in the way Snap originally hoped, but its disappearance will still be a loss for those who use it on a regular basis.
Instagram has rolled out a new feature—called Activity Status—that shows you when you’re friends are online, and vice versa.
With over 500 million people speaking Hindi it’s one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. So Hindi should have been higher on Duolingo’s list of priorities.
Reddit users can now join chat rooms of their choosing, and converse with people who share their interests. And all without having to use the standard Reddit UI.
Having generated more than half a billion speed tests over the past two years, Netflix is adding upload speeds and connection latency to the information offered on Fast.com.
Google Assistant’s new Visual Snapshot is designed to give you an at-a-glance overview of your day ahead. Leaving you to worry about other things.
Microsoft has released a new version of Skype for desktop, and this one looks and feels just like the mobile version of Skype.
After a couple of high profile changes of ownership, Instapaper is once again going independent. What that means for the future of Instapaper is anyone’s guess…
Google has incorporated Morse code into Gboard for Android and iOS. This is an attempt to help people with limited mobility communicate using their smartphones.
Instagram has added a new Questions sticker designed to make your Stories much more engaging. The Questions sticker allows you and your friends to conduct your own AMA using Instagram.
Twitter is purging millions of accounts. The good news is this will clear out some of the deadwood from Twitter. The bad news is this could have a significant impact on your follower count.
YouTube now has its own in-built Incognito Mode, just like Google Chrome. Essentially it’s like pulling a cloak over you and your smartphone while watching YouTube.