Friday, September 21, 2018

Google’s latest chat app Allo: Should you switch? Everything you need...

Google launches Allo messaging app with Smart Reply and Google Assistant for iOS and Android If you're going to unveil a new messaging app, it...

Comcast will make Netflix available on the Xfinity cable service

Comcast affirms truce with Netflix as it integrates streamer into Xfinity Comcast will make Netflix available on the Xfinity cable service by Thanksgiving, Comcast CEO...

Why Your Facebook Habit Makes Economists Worry

You’re reading this instead of working, aren’t you? You’re undermining the economy, get back to work. At least, that’s what Princeton professor Alan Blinder suspects....

Variety’s email hacked, fake messages sent to readers

It's already irritating when a group of self-proclaimed hackers (really, account takeover pranksters) hijack a website... it's another when they flood your inbox. According to...

Google makes easier for Google Analytics users to find the...

The change is already live in the Google Analytics app for iOS and Android, where, in the Assistant screen, you should now see automatically...

Why ‘Pokémon Go’ still isn’t available in the largest mobile game...

"Pokémon Go" is the most popular mobile game in the world. China is the largest mobile gaming market, and the most populous country on...

Pokémon Go has a new way to block cheaters

We already know that Niantic has been banning Pokemon Go cheaters, and it even instituted a permanent ban policy a few weeks ago. But...

Pink Gold Samsung Galaxy S7/edge coming to U.S.

Samsung first unveiled its "pink gold" Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge back in April, but the version was only initially available in South Korea. Now...

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...

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...

Apple and Google Are Going to War Against Robocalls

Robocalls are more than an annoyance. They’re a threat. Scammers, identity thieves, and other unsavory types use them to target victims. One particularly enterprising band...

The ways of making image files smaller

Somewhere at Google, researchers are blurring the line between reality and fiction. Tell me if you've heard this one, Silicon Valley fans -- a...

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...

Pinterest Buys Instapaper, the Popular ‘Read Later’ App

Pinterest said today that it would be acquiring the team behind Instapaper, which will continue operating as a separate app. The Instapaper team will...

How do you get larger battery option for Tesla S and...

Model S and Model X line of electric vehicles, which includes an improved Ludicrous Mode that boasts a 2.5 second 0-60 mph time on...

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...

Instagram Stories vs Snapchat Stories: Which is better?

Contrary to many of its users, I wasn’t immediately turned off by Instagram stealing a feature from Snapchat. The execution was better, the admission that...

Pokemon GO is starting to lose the battle

Pokemon go, the mobile app that distracted us for much of the Summer, is in decline. According to new numbers from Axiom Capital Management (...

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,...

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...

Pokémon Go isn’t cute anymore

When the game first came out, the app was praised for getting people out of the house, exercising and meeting new people. But stampedes...

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...

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...

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...

Following or Stalking? Do’s and Don’ts for social selling

You know who your target customer is - you know her name, title, and responsibility. But, you've never had a conversation with her, so,...

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...

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...

Pokémon Go could be a gold mine for small business owners

If you’ve ever been to Nashua, New Hampshire, you have surely been down Main Street. Main Street is like any other main strip in...

The best hypothesis has been about iPhone 7: stereo speakers

The most controversial change on the new iPhone 7 will be the removal of the headphone jack. You'll either love it or hate it....

Google is building a completely new operating system

Here’s a bit of unexpected Friday news: Google is building a completely new operating system. As in, not just an upgrade to Android or...
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