Category archives for: Web Sites

You Can Now Order Food with Facebook

Facebook today made it possible for Android, iOS, and web users to order food for takeout or delivery without leaving the app. The social network has partnered with a number of food delivery services, including Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, EatStreet, Slice, and Olo, as well as a handful of restaurants, including Papa John’s, Wingstop, Panera, Jack in […]

Google Allo Now Supports More Browsers

Google has increased the availability of its Allo messaging app to more desktop browsers and mobile devices. Specifically, the service is now available to the Firefox and Opera browsers. It was previously only available within Chrome. The messaging service can now also be accessed online by iOS users. Allo was previously only available online to […]

Facebook Debuts Crisis Response

Facebook has announced Crisis Response, a single spot where users will be able to find information about a range of natural and man-made disasters, weather events, and more. Crisis Response houses existing Facebook tools such as Safety Check, Community Help, and Fundraisers. Moving forward, the Crisis Response center will also include links to articles, videos, […]

Google Gives YouTube a New Logo and Overhaul

Google today unveiled a new version of YouTube for both mobile devices and the desktop. To start, the mobile app has a new, clean design. Google changed the header from red to white, moved the navigation tabs to the bottom of the app, and added new library and account tabs to ease content discovery. The app […]

Google Removing Instant Search

Google is eliminating its instant search feature, which generated search results in real time as people typed their search queries. The feature was introduced in order to save time, but as the majority of searches are now performed on mobile devices the tool doesn’t make as much sense. “We launched Google Instant back in 2010 […]

Google Adds Chatting to Its Video Conferencing Tool

Google said Hangouts Meet, its video conferencing service, will soon have the ability for participants to send and receive text and web links via chat. Google relaunched its video calling and chatting services earlier this year with an emphasis on business users. At the time, Google said chatting would come to Meet later this year; now, Google […]

Twitter Updates Notification Tools

Twitter has updated to give users more power over notifications. Users can now mute the replies of a wider array of accounts. The improved tools are available in the service’s settings, where advanced filters provide granular control over whose notifications are muted. For example, people can mute accounts that are new, accounts that don’t follow […]

Google Maps Now Using Crowd-Source Accessibility Data

Google has added a tool to Google Maps that makes it easier for people to add details concerning accessibility. The Google Maps app for Android allows people to add this data via the “Your Contributions” section by tapping “uncover missing info.” Sorting options under that heading include accessibility, where people can add details such as whether […]

Google Adds More Social Features to Photos App

Google this week made its new Google Photos app available to Android and iOS devices, as well as on the web. The revised photo management application adds several hallmark features, including suggested sharing and shared libraries. The suggested sharing tool will automatically scan images and offer to share them with family and friends based on […]

RIP – Google Talk Is No More

Google Talk, which most know better by its colloquial name “Gchat,” is officially done. Back in March, Google warned us that this would be happening, and this week Google has fully transitioning Talk to Hangouts. Google Talk first launched in 2005 as a simple chat experience for Gmail users, and over the years became loved […]

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