Category archives for: Software

Facebook Now Supports Closed Captions for Live Video

Facebook said publishers and viewers alike can take advantage of closed captions on live videos. Content producers will need to enable closed captions on their broadcasts, as will people on their phones, tablets, or PCs. Once turned un, live videos will include captions so those who with hearing difficulties can follow along. The feature is free […]

Apple Bring Augmented Reality to iOS 11

Apple says its new mobile platform will soon become the biggest augmented reality platform with the adoption of ARKit, a new way for developer to take advantage of existing iOS hardware and software to generate AR experiences. Apple is already working with game and other content developers to bring AR to the iPhone and iPad. […]

Chrome 59 Released for Mac, Windows, and Linux – Packs Material Settings, Native macOS Notifications

Chrome 59 is rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux with a number of developer-focused features and security fixes. The biggest addition is support for native macOS notifications and full support of the animated PNG format. Under development for quite a while, the Material revamp of Settings is finally available with various controls now […]

Skype Announces Several End of Life Platforms

Microsoft has just announced that they will be retiring several Skype apps around July 1st. The affected platforms are Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, Messaging for Windows 10 Mobile, Windows RT, and Skype apps for TV. Skype for Windows Phone still works, if your phoneis Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update or later.

iOS 11 Will Sport a New App Store

Apple has totally overhauled the App Store for iOS devices. The App Store now features a new Today screen in order to start the in-store browsing experience. This view will show the newest application or important updates. Each day Apple will highlight an “App of the Day” and “Game of the Day.” The Today Tab […]

Apple Dishes On iOS 11 Features at the WDCC

Apple today debuts iOS 11, its next-generation mobile operating system. Starting with messages, iOS 11 introduces improved discoverability for stickers and emoji. iOS 11 will automatically synchronize conversations across devices (iPhone, iPad, macOS), including deleted messages and threads. Apple says most iMessage content is stored in the cloud, which means it uses less storage on […]

Facebook Making Albums More Social and Event Oriented

Facebook is rolling out a change to its Albums tool in order to make them more social. Albums can now store not only photos, but also videos, news stories, status updates, location check-ins, and more. Facebook hopes people will use the tool to share a wider range of content that might all focus on a […]

Google Sheets Now Uses Machine Learning – iOS Version Gains Better Chart Editing

Google hasrolled out new features for its Sheets spreadsheet application. Most of the new features target the desktop-based version of Sheets. For example, machine learning makes it possible to ask Sheets questions in a natural way to explore the data contained in any given document. For example, users can ask “what is the distribution of products […]

Microsoft Updates Skype to Take on Snapchat – Adds Highlight Reels

Microsoft has totally re-envisioned its Skype messaging application and, in the process, made it more like Snapchat and Facebook Messenger. To start, Skype offers more personalization. For example, users can tweak colors and more easily add animated emoji and reaction icons to conversations. The app now supports what Microsoft calls a Highlight Reel, which is […]

Facebook Updates Trending News Feature and Expands Fundraising

  Facebook has updated how it handles trending news and supports fundraising campaigns. Facebook says it has redesigned its trending news function with the goal of bringing higher-quality content in the news box. From now on, clicking on a trending topic opens a new carousel with stories from a variety of publications that users can […]

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