Playful and fun-loving aren’t the terms that I would typically associate with Microsoft, but the Mimicker Alarm app comes from Microsoft Garage — they produce projects in small teams distributed throughout Microsoft, like Google Labs does inside of Google — which is perhaps where they keep all the zanier folk.
With one billion users across multiple platforms, WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in daily usage — even if it technically requires a subscription to use after a set period of time. But apparently that wasn’t working out for the service, so some big changes are coming down the line.
The Facebook app on Android exists only because Google allows it. It is distributed through the Play Store and uses Google services for everything from in-app payments to push notifications. If Google wanted to, it could block the app from the Play Store, which would limit the app’s reach catastrophically.
According to The Information, some of the errors you might have experienced with the Facebook app were intentional. Many of us have faced issues with the app in the past (let’s face it, it used to be awful), but it seems that Facebook was, at some point, intentionally making the app crash for some users. ... Read More »
Google Hangouts has long been used as both a way to use the Hangouts chat functionality and text others. The app even combined the two into one chat log and let you decide which to use at different times. Though this functionality is nice, the app itself has been problematic for many.
Google Wallet has been a good way to transfer money to people for a long time, and now, an email won’t even be necessary. In the latest version of the app, you’ll be able to send money to people using just their phone numbers.
When you send money using a phone number, the person will ... Read More »
The latest SwiftKey update brings a few important enhancements, including Pinyin support for traditional Chinese. Traditional Chinese speakers can now enter the language using a QWERTY layout. Also included are typing enhancements that are aimed at improving typing performance, making it easier to type on. The emoji panel has been improved as well.
If you’re into Android at all, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of Pushbullet. It’s a program that connects your phone to your computer to your tablet, whatever you like. You can use it to send texts from your computer via your phone, check notifications, and a lot more.
Pushbullet has now announced a Pro version, ... Read More »