Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New Apple patent might help catch iPhone stealers

No matter how many passwords you set, your iPhone is never totally safe. Thieves are getting craftier and hackers are becoming more and more...

Facebook will show bigger vertical videos in your News Feed

A little over a year since announcing Facebook would support vertical videos, the social network is making that support more obvious in people’s mobile...

Instagram announced new events channel

Instagram is launching its in-app events channel with an inside look at one of the wildest nights in pop culture — this Sunday's VMAs...

Apple to Kill iPhone Home Button in 2017

Apple Inc. is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of...

Skip iOS 9.3.5 and upgrade to iOS 10

Yesterday Apple released an emergency fix to try to stamp out the so-called ‘Trident’ vulnerabilities. The multiple-headed monster exposed your device through not one, but...

Twitter to launch keyword filter to protect you from abuse

Twitter is planning on battling its long-standing harassment issues with a keyword filter, according to Bloomberg. The filter – a result of consulting with anti-harrasment...

Snapchat brings live sports filters to high school

High school football is about to get a lot more Snapchat-friendly. The photo app will soon debut a new type of geofilter that shows sports...

Apple releases iOS 9.3.5 software update for iPhone,iPad

Apple issues iOS 9.3.5 to public. You can never have too much security. Apple released iOS 9.3.5 with yet another "important security update for your iPhone...

Truck driver playing Pokémon Go kills woman

A driver apparently distracted by Pokémon Go has killed one woman and seriously injured another in Japan, marking the first fatal accident involving the augmented...

YouTube to become full social network with Backstage

YouTube, the world’s largest video-sharing service, is looking beyond video to keep its homegrown stars — and their fans — from departing to competing platforms. Amid...

New Twitter DM Button To Help You Chat With Any Site

Twitter has launched a new embeddable button that you can place on your site to allow visitors to send you a direct message –...

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook for...

WhatsApp is finally starting to cozy up with parent company Facebook. The messaging platform today announced that it’s updating its privacy for the first time...

Apple is starting to develop a video sharing app much like...

Apple Inc., seeking to capitalize on the popularity of social networks, is developing a video sharing and editing application and is testing new related...

You can already pre-order cases for for the iPhone 7 and...

Thanks to leakers and the intense interest around unreleased Apple products, we have a pretty good idea of what the iPhone 7 and iPhone...

How to use Prisma app offline

Latest Prisma Update Allows The App To Work Offline There's a lot going on behind the curtain with Prisma, the app that turns your banal...

Facebook Slideshow Ads Get Several New Features

Facebook today is rolling out a number of improvements to its “Slideshow” ads,announced last fall as a means of offering an alternative to video...

How can you ensure all of your Snaps?

Picture an older version of yourself, reliving memories from your crazy youth, all saved in your Snapchat account. All those insane antics, preserved for posterity and readily available...

4 powerful tactics to help widen your social media

Many businesses have a content strategy in place, but fewer are putting equal focus on distribution and outreach. Social media outreach, when planned and executed...

Google will punish sites that use annoying pop-up ads

Websites with mobile pop-up ads, watch out. Google is cracking down on the "intrusive" advertising by knocking down those pages in its search results,...

Facebook testing auto-play videos with sound

Facebook has made no secret of its love for video, challenged only perhaps byits affection for bots. The re-creation of Facebook as a video platform...

Google Daydream is set to launch in the coming weeks

We may not have to wait long for Google’s Daydream VR platform. According to a report by Bloomberg, Daydream is set to launch in “the...

How to sell or trade in your iPhone 6 or 6s

The iPhone 7 hasn't even been officially announced yet, but you're already lusting over its (rumored) pressure-sensitive home button and dual cameras. Problem is,...

Who did win speed comparison between the iPhone 6S and Samsung...

The folks over at PhoneBuff published a speed comparison between the iPhone 6S and Samsung Note 7. Spoiler: the iPhone wins, by a lot. In...

Lifestage: Facebook’s Answer To Snapchat

Social network releases stand-alone, video-based app Facebook is again trying to tackle one of its biggest problems and lure in elusive younger users. The social networking...

Android 7.0 Nougat released: Want the latest? Get a Nexus

Google surprised everyone when it launched a public beta of the Android Nougat back in March. Annual updates are nothing new for Android, but not only...

Twitter is no longer a social app

Recently, Twitter added a quality filter meant to help us all distill our timelines. It’s a handy feature, but I think it’s the clearest...

Twitter’s night mode has finally enabled for iOS

Twitter’s dark mode has finally made its way from Android to iOS. TheNextWeb says that, if you’re not clear on what a ‘dark mode’ does,...

Mimo popularizing the idea of learning to code on mobile devices

Apple’s new iPad app Swift Playgrounds is popularizing the idea of learning to code on mobile devices, not desktop computers. But its focus is...

Instagram and eCommerce has the most clicking

Instagram is all the rage - for new membership growth, for social sharing, for ad sales, for engagement, for everything. Check this out - this graph...

Facebook’s Lifestage Is Built By Teens, for Teens

“What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016? What if every field in your profile...

Don’t miss these apps!

With all the news about driverless cars, Tinder and No Man's Sky, you may have missed some of this week's best new apps. Each weekend,...

Facebook’s new iOS features will never see the light of day

Facebook developers are always tinkering away behind the scenes on new features. Most of them never see the light of day, but it’s always...

Facebook Live’s new feature will make broadcasts more fun

According to a reliable source we spoke to this morning, Facebook is set to begin a phased rollout of a new feature that allows for...

Motorola says Samsung stole their always on display

Tech companies copy off of each other. That has always happened, and always will happen. Still Motorola is apparently not happy about Samsung (and...

Chrome apps are dying

Google today announced that it’s planning to phase out support for its browser-based Chrome apps for every single OS except – of course –...

Your Instagram photos reveal your mental health

Your mental health is reflected in the images you choose to post on social media, say researchers who have trained a machine to spot...

Users of Snapchat are complaining of problem accessing the service

Some Snapchat users are experiencing outages. While the app works just fine for some editors here at TheNextWeb, I’m unable to log in, and Snapchat...

Pokemon Sun and Moon Gets New Fire/Dragon Type Pokemon

Certain types of Pokémon in Nintendo's long-running franchise have never made much sense. Take a pocket monster like Charizard, for example. Despite being a literal dragon,...

Make your life easier with 6 social media tools

Social media has been hailed both as a powerful business tool and one of our greatest time-wasters. In many cases, it's actually both concurrently, but...

The six tips increasing your Snapchat engagement

Want to know why you aren’t getting more people watching your Snapchat stories? Did you jump onto Snapchat and are floundering around like a...

Google will release the next version of Android very soon

The company plans to begin the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat Monday, Aug. 22, according to Canadian carrier Telus, which posted the date on...

The Tesla Model S now has wireless charging

Aftermarket EV charging company Evatran is almost ready to start shipping its Plugless wireless charging aftermarket solution to Tesla Model S owners who pre-ordered...

Twitter’s new two features give users more control

Twitter introduced two features Thursday in an effort to give users more control on what notifications they receive and tweets they see All Twitter users...

Apple iPhone 7 camera shown in new photo leaks

The regular-sized model of the iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch screen will have a camera that features optical image stabilization (OIS), according to a...

Facebook is open-sourcing its AI bot-building research

Every day, billions of pieces of content are shared on Facebook. To keep up with the data, Facebook has been using a variety of...

Facebook and Unity have announced partnership for gaming platform

Facebook may try to compete with Steam, or at least win back revenue lost when casual gaming shifted to mobile. Today Facebook formally announced...

How does Pokémon Go influence on new tech?

Pokémon Go has changed the trajectory of the world on a scale just slightly smaller than Google Search and Facebook, but still to a...

Twitter might finally be adding night mode to its iOS app

Last month, Twitter added a night mode for Android users, hoping that it would drive people to use the app and boost its flagging...
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