Category archives for: Cell Applications

Signal Adding Face-Blur Tool For Photos

Signal is adding a new tool that lets users blur faces in photos before sharing them. When activated, it automatically detects faces and blurs them. It also lets you manually blur any part of the photo, to cover faces the automatic tool may have missed, or mask other identifying information. This adds to the privacy […]

iOS 13.5 Will Be Able To Automatically Share Medical Info With 911

Apple has added a new feature to iOS that can electronically share your “Medical ID” data with emergency dispatchers when you call 911. Apple’s Health app already lets you input medical info such as blood type, allergies, medical conditions, and emergency contacts. Users can opt to make this information available on an iPhone’s lock screen […]

Google Cracks Down Will Force More Transparent For Android Apps Subscriptions

Google is tightening both its policies and practices regarding Android apps with subscriptions, including those with free trails or introductory offers. Under updated Play Store policies, Google will now require apps to make clearer disclosures up front about how a specific subscription works. Google will also pro-actively send timely emails to users to ensure they […]

Facebook Is Taking On Twitch With New Android App

Facebook has launched Facebook Gaming, a new app for Android that lets users watch and comment on video streams from top gamers. It also has its own “instant games” built in, which are multiplayer. It offers community features around various games, and you can stream your own gameplay using the app. An iOS version is expected soon.

Play Store Now Features Teacher Approved Apps for Kids

Google is updating its Play Store for Android with a new Kids tab, highlighting “‘Teacher approved’ apps that are both enriching and entertaining”. The Kids tab lets you filter by age group. Each “Teacher approved” app has been reviewed by academic experts and teachers and meets Google’s quality standards. A new section on the app’s […]

Apple Adding COVID-19 Test Sites To Its Maps App

Apple is collecting information on COVID-19 testing locations to add to its Maps app. Apple is collecting information such as testing hours, whether a referral or appointment is required, and location type, such as drive-through.

Google Maps Update Makes Finding Delivery And Takeout Easier

Google has updated its Maps app with prominent filter options for restaurants offering Delivery and Takeout, to help people find and support local businesses during the pandemic. The feature is available in the Maps app for both Android and iOS

Co-Watching Comes To Instagram

Instagram has just launched Co-Watching – a new feature that “allows you to view Instagram posts together with your friends over video chat. You can start a video chat by tapping the video chat icon in the Direct inbox or in an existing Direct thread, then view saved, liked and suggested photos/videos by tapping the […]

Twitter Testing Stories With Fleets

Twitter is testing a major new feature called “Fleets.” Similar to Snapchat, or Stories in Instagram and Facebook, Fleets are automatically deleted after 24 hours. Also, Fleets are only visible to followers; they can’t be shared directly with the public. For now, Twitter is only making the feature available in Brazil, as a public trial of […]

Android Update Brings New Features To Pixels Phones

Google has started rolling out a new software update for Pixel phones that adds new capabilities. A long-press of the lock/power button will now surface a simple Google Pay interface that lets you swipe to choose a card or pass before tapping. Another new feature will automatically detect airline boarding pass barcodes when taking a […]

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