Google is Getting Rid of SMS Integration in Hangouts for Android

One of Google Hangouts' last good features remaining is SMS integration. Even though you can't merge your conversations anymore, having access to both my Hangouts and SMS threads in one interface makes using the app really convenient. Now, it looks like Google is killing this feature as it pushes enterprises to adopt the platform. The … Continue reading Google is Getting Rid of SMS Integration in Hangouts for Android

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Instagram Creates a Safer Environment By Rolling Out Two-Factor Authentication and Sensitive Content Warnings

Instagram is now taking their "safer, kinder" initiative to a new level. The photo sharing platform, owned by Facebook, has announced two new features to their mobile apps that will begin rolling out immediately: two-factor authentication and sensitive content warnings. Regarding the former, we've known Instagram would eventually release two-factor authentication at some point since … Continue reading Instagram Creates a Safer Environment By Rolling Out Two-Factor Authentication and Sensitive Content Warnings

Facebook Updates Messenger with New Reactions and @ Mentions

Facebook has announced a new update for Messenger which brings two new features to the table. Both are now rolling out to iOS and Android devices alongside web users. The first of the two happens to be reactions. Much like you can do with Facebook posts, you can now react to Messenger messages by using … Continue reading Facebook Updates Messenger with New Reactions and @ Mentions

Vudu Now Lets You Convert Your DVDs into Digital Copes from Your Smartphone

Vudu has announced a new feature in their mobile app for iOS and Android which will allow you to convert your old, likely rotting away DVD collection into a digital library available to stream across all of your devices. This works for both standard DVDs and Blu-rays. For a "like" conversion (same bitrate and quality) … Continue reading Vudu Now Lets You Convert Your DVDs into Digital Copes from Your Smartphone

Facebook Now Lets You Go Live From Your Computer

Facebook Live has absolutely dominated the live video streaming market when it recently launched, and now another big change is arriving to shake up the category. The social media platform has announced support for streaming live video directly from one's PC or laptop, therefore eliminating the need for a smartphone or tablet to be present. … Continue reading Facebook Now Lets You Go Live From Your Computer

You’ll Soon Be Able to Order Starbucks in Your Car with Alexa

Photo credit: TIME Starbucks has always been pretty technology driven in terms of services and the image they project to the world. So it only makes sense for them to announce integration with Alexa so you can soon order your coffee from your car. During their annual shareholders meeting, the mega-popular coffee chain announced a … Continue reading You’ll Soon Be Able to Order Starbucks in Your Car with Alexa

Google Updates Allo, Duo, Photos, and Maps with New Capabilities

Google today updated four of their most popular apps with brand-new capabilities during their São Paulo event today. Here's a rundown of each. Allo Google has updated Allo with the ability to share files in the following formats: .pdf, .docs, .apk, .zip, and mp3. This has been one of the highest requested features for the messaging app … Continue reading Google Updates Allo, Duo, Photos, and Maps with New Capabilities