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The Galaxy Note7 will return as a refurbished device The Galaxy Note7 will return as a refurbished device

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was one of the most disastrous product launches in recent memory. After launching to rave reviews,  reports of...

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Facebook is testing new buttons and an option to cache some videos for offline viewing Facebook is testing new buttons and an option to cache some videos for offline viewing

We're back again with some more changes/tests in the Facebook app spotted by you sharp-eyed readers.  The more obvious of the two is...

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Google adds 'Free App of the Week' section to the Play Store Google adds 'Free App of the Week' section to the Play Store

Ever since Google started allowing paid apps and games to temporarily go on sale,  we've seen dozens of great deals. Perhaps in an ...

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Facebook Messenger gets reactions and mentions in conversations Facebook Messenger gets reactions and mentions in conversations

Facebook's Messenger is continuing its quest to add as many features as possible.  The latest additions are reactions (which was in...

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Facebook expands live streaming to desktop site, streaming software is now available for personal profiles Facebook expands live streaming to desktop site, streaming software is now available for personal profiles

Facebook is trying its hardest to break into online video,  between adding live streaming to the mobile Facebook app to creating a 360-d...

Monday, 27 March 2017

The Galaxy Note7 will return as a refurbished device

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The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was one of the most disastrous product launches in recent memory. After launching to rave reviews,

 reports of the phone catching fire started to appear, eventually causing Samsung to conduct a global recall. Shortly after, Samsung started selling a 'safe' Note7, only for that model to start catching fire as well. Another global recall was initiated.


Samsung later brought in two independent companies to help investigate the problem, and uncovered distinct problems with both the original and re-released models. Now, instead of throwing millions of new and old Note7s in landfills, Samsung will start selling a refurbished Note7 soon. This was already rumored, but now it has been confirmed.

Details of the refurb model are scarce, but it is rumored to include a smaller battery to prevent overheating. Samsung says it will work with local regulators and carriers to sell the device. Hopefully the company will share more details soon, including availability and price.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was one of the most disastrous product launches in recent memory. After launching to rave reviews,

 reports of the phone catching fire started to appear, eventually causing Samsung to conduct a global recall. Shortly after, Samsung started selling a 'safe' Note7, only for that model to start catching fire as well. Another global recall was initiated.


Samsung later brought in two independent companies to help investigate the problem, and uncovered distinct problems with both the original and re-released models. Now, instead of throwing millions of new and old Note7s in landfills, Samsung will start selling a refurbished Note7 soon. This was already rumored, but now it has been confirmed.

Details of the refurb model are scarce, but it is rumored to include a smaller battery to prevent overheating. Samsung says it will work with local regulators and carriers to sell the device. Hopefully the company will share more details soon, including availability and price.

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was one of the most disastrous product launches in recent memory. After launching to rave reviews,

 reports of the phone catching fire started to appear, eventually causing Samsung to conduct a global recall. Shortly after, Samsung started selling a 'safe' Note7, only for that model to start catching fire as well. Another global recall was initiated.


Samsung later brought in two independent companies to help investigate the problem, and uncovered distinct problems with both the original and re-released models. Now, instead of throwing millions of new and old Note7s in landfills, Samsung will start selling a refurbished Note7 soon. This was already rumored, but now it has been confirmed.

Details of the refurb model are scarce, but it is rumored to include a smaller battery to prevent overheating. Samsung says it will work with local regulators and carriers to sell the device. Hopefully the company will share more details soon, including availability and price.

Facebook is testing new buttons and an option to cache some videos for offline viewing

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We're back again with some more changes/tests in the Facebook app spotted by you sharp-eyed readers. 

The more obvious of the two is a redesign of the Like, Comment, and Share buttons, but we also have some users who are seeing an option in the App Settings to cache some videos for offline viewing. Good stuff.

So the "new" buttons keep the same thumb, bubble, and arrow icons we're all familiar with, only hollowed out. At the moment, the lower contrast with the background makes them a bit more difficult to see, but that's what the accompanying text is for, I suppose.

    

Also, we have a new toggle that has appeared for some users in the App Settings section. It is a safe assumption that this is to cache videos for offline viewing, for those that haven't disabled autoplay on videos (I highly recommend that you do, by the way). Oddly enough, I had this option on my phone a few days ago, but when I checked this morning, it was missing. The app is even on the same version number as before, so I guess it could be a server-side switch.

Companies like Facebook and Google are always testing new features or changes that not all users get — some don't even go public. As always, if any of you see something you think is new, be sure to let us know.


We're back again with some more changes/tests in the Facebook app spotted by you sharp-eyed readers. 

The more obvious of the two is a redesign of the Like, Comment, and Share buttons, but we also have some users who are seeing an option in the App Settings to cache some videos for offline viewing. Good stuff.

So the "new" buttons keep the same thumb, bubble, and arrow icons we're all familiar with, only hollowed out. At the moment, the lower contrast with the background makes them a bit more difficult to see, but that's what the accompanying text is for, I suppose.

    

Also, we have a new toggle that has appeared for some users in the App Settings section. It is a safe assumption that this is to cache videos for offline viewing, for those that haven't disabled autoplay on videos (I highly recommend that you do, by the way). Oddly enough, I had this option on my phone a few days ago, but when I checked this morning, it was missing. The app is even on the same version number as before, so I guess it could be a server-side switch.

Companies like Facebook and Google are always testing new features or changes that not all users get — some don't even go public. As always, if any of you see something you think is new, be sure to let us know.


We're back again with some more changes/tests in the Facebook app spotted by you sharp-eyed readers. 

The more obvious of the two is a redesign of the Like, Comment, and Share buttons, but we also have some users who are seeing an option in the App Settings to cache some videos for offline viewing. Good stuff.

So the "new" buttons keep the same thumb, bubble, and arrow icons we're all familiar with, only hollowed out. At the moment, the lower contrast with the background makes them a bit more difficult to see, but that's what the accompanying text is for, I suppose.

    

Also, we have a new toggle that has appeared for some users in the App Settings section. It is a safe assumption that this is to cache videos for offline viewing, for those that haven't disabled autoplay on videos (I highly recommend that you do, by the way). Oddly enough, I had this option on my phone a few days ago, but when I checked this morning, it was missing. The app is even on the same version number as before, so I guess it could be a server-side switch.

Companies like Facebook and Google are always testing new features or changes that not all users get — some don't even go public. As always, if any of you see something you think is new, be sure to let us know.


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Google adds 'Free App of the Week' section to the Play Store

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Ever since Google started allowing paid apps and games to temporarily go on sale,

 we've seen dozens of great deals. Perhaps in an effort to better highlight these sales, Google has added a 'Free App of the Week' section to the Google Play Store.

The section can be found by scrolling down on the 'Apps' page of the Play Store, on either desktop or mobile, or simply by clicking the source link at the bottom of the post. Currently the featured app is 'Card Wars - Adventure Time,' with the sale ending in five days.

Ever since Google started allowing paid apps and games to temporarily go on sale,

 we've seen dozens of great deals. Perhaps in an effort to better highlight these sales, Google has added a 'Free App of the Week' section to the Google Play Store.

The section can be found by scrolling down on the 'Apps' page of the Play Store, on either desktop or mobile, or simply by clicking the source link at the bottom of the post. Currently the featured app is 'Card Wars - Adventure Time,' with the sale ending in five days.

Ever since Google started allowing paid apps and games to temporarily go on sale,

 we've seen dozens of great deals. Perhaps in an effort to better highlight these sales, Google has added a 'Free App of the Week' section to the Google Play Store.

The section can be found by scrolling down on the 'Apps' page of the Play Store, on either desktop or mobile, or simply by clicking the source link at the bottom of the post. Currently the featured app is 'Card Wars - Adventure Time,' with the sale ending in five days.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Facebook Messenger gets reactions and mentions in conversations

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Facebook's Messenger is continuing its quest to add as many features as possible. 

The latest additions are reactions (which was in testing for a while) and mentions. Both of these will be rolling out across the world "in the coming days".

You'll be able to react to any single message in a thread, and choose between seven different reactions to do so. To add a reaction you press and hold any message and then tap to select one of the following emojis that show up: love, smile, wow, sad, angry, yes, and no. Note that those last two ones can also easily be interpreted as "like" and "dislike", respectively, given the fact that they're styled like a thumbs up and thumbs down.


While you're in a conversation, you'll see reactions to messages in the lower corner, where you get a summary of how many people reacted. Tapping on that will tell you exactly who reacted how. And when someone reacts to one of your messages, you'll get a small animation. If you don't have Messenger open, you'll get a notification telling you that someone has reacted to a message of yours. Reactions will be available for all messages - text, stickers, videos, images, GIFs, and even other emojis. And all of this works in all conversations, be they one on one or of the group type.

Mentions on the other hand are handy for group chats when you want to get someone's attention. Just type the "@" symbol followed by the first few letters of that person's name or nickname. You'll get a list of people that you can pick from. Then write what you want and that participant in your chat will be notified that you've mentioned him or her. This will be achieved through a new type of notification, which lets them know that you called them out specifically.
Facebook's Messenger is continuing its quest to add as many features as possible. 

The latest additions are reactions (which was in testing for a while) and mentions. Both of these will be rolling out across the world "in the coming days".

You'll be able to react to any single message in a thread, and choose between seven different reactions to do so. To add a reaction you press and hold any message and then tap to select one of the following emojis that show up: love, smile, wow, sad, angry, yes, and no. Note that those last two ones can also easily be interpreted as "like" and "dislike", respectively, given the fact that they're styled like a thumbs up and thumbs down.


While you're in a conversation, you'll see reactions to messages in the lower corner, where you get a summary of how many people reacted. Tapping on that will tell you exactly who reacted how. And when someone reacts to one of your messages, you'll get a small animation. If you don't have Messenger open, you'll get a notification telling you that someone has reacted to a message of yours. Reactions will be available for all messages - text, stickers, videos, images, GIFs, and even other emojis. And all of this works in all conversations, be they one on one or of the group type.

Mentions on the other hand are handy for group chats when you want to get someone's attention. Just type the "@" symbol followed by the first few letters of that person's name or nickname. You'll get a list of people that you can pick from. Then write what you want and that participant in your chat will be notified that you've mentioned him or her. This will be achieved through a new type of notification, which lets them know that you called them out specifically.

Facebook's Messenger is continuing its quest to add as many features as possible. 

The latest additions are reactions (which was in testing for a while) and mentions. Both of these will be rolling out across the world "in the coming days".

You'll be able to react to any single message in a thread, and choose between seven different reactions to do so. To add a reaction you press and hold any message and then tap to select one of the following emojis that show up: love, smile, wow, sad, angry, yes, and no. Note that those last two ones can also easily be interpreted as "like" and "dislike", respectively, given the fact that they're styled like a thumbs up and thumbs down.


While you're in a conversation, you'll see reactions to messages in the lower corner, where you get a summary of how many people reacted. Tapping on that will tell you exactly who reacted how. And when someone reacts to one of your messages, you'll get a small animation. If you don't have Messenger open, you'll get a notification telling you that someone has reacted to a message of yours. Reactions will be available for all messages - text, stickers, videos, images, GIFs, and even other emojis. And all of this works in all conversations, be they one on one or of the group type.

Mentions on the other hand are handy for group chats when you want to get someone's attention. Just type the "@" symbol followed by the first few letters of that person's name or nickname. You'll get a list of people that you can pick from. Then write what you want and that participant in your chat will be notified that you've mentioned him or her. This will be achieved through a new type of notification, which lets them know that you called them out specifically.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Facebook expands live streaming to desktop site, streaming software is now available for personal profiles

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Facebook is trying its hardest to break into online video,

 between adding live streaming to the mobile Facebook app to creating a 360-degree video viewer for the Gear VR. Today the company announced another expansion of its Facebook Live feature, this time for the desktop.

Firstly, Facebook users can now start a live stream from the desktop site. This can be accessed by clicking 'Live Video' from the top of the News Feed or Timeline. Functionality-wise, there isn't anything different from mobile streaming, at least for now.



Secondly, the desktop streaming software (previously only available to Facebook pages) is now accessible to all profiles. I'm not sure if most gamers would choose Facebook Live over Twitch or YouTube, but Facebook seems to think a few will.

You can find more information about the Facebook Live changes at the source link below.

Facebook is trying its hardest to break into online video,

 between adding live streaming to the mobile Facebook app to creating a 360-degree video viewer for the Gear VR. Today the company announced another expansion of its Facebook Live feature, this time for the desktop.

Firstly, Facebook users can now start a live stream from the desktop site. This can be accessed by clicking 'Live Video' from the top of the News Feed or Timeline. Functionality-wise, there isn't anything different from mobile streaming, at least for now.



Secondly, the desktop streaming software (previously only available to Facebook pages) is now accessible to all profiles. I'm not sure if most gamers would choose Facebook Live over Twitch or YouTube, but Facebook seems to think a few will.

You can find more information about the Facebook Live changes at the source link below.

Facebook is trying its hardest to break into online video,

 between adding live streaming to the mobile Facebook app to creating a 360-degree video viewer for the Gear VR. Today the company announced another expansion of its Facebook Live feature, this time for the desktop.

Firstly, Facebook users can now start a live stream from the desktop site. This can be accessed by clicking 'Live Video' from the top of the News Feed or Timeline. Functionality-wise, there isn't anything different from mobile streaming, at least for now.



Secondly, the desktop streaming software (previously only available to Facebook pages) is now accessible to all profiles. I'm not sure if most gamers would choose Facebook Live over Twitch or YouTube, but Facebook seems to think a few will.

You can find more information about the Facebook Live changes at the source link below.