Netatmo adds a Facebook Messenger bot for its products, including its cams

I’ve been using a Netatmo Welcome camera for the past month or so (review coming soon) and enjoying its facial recognition features, its completely free plans which save everything to an SD card and can connect to your Dropbox, and its neat little cylinder design. What I haven’t liked, however, is the fact that it doesn’t integrate with anything else I own. SmartThings? Nope. Google Home? Nada. Echo/Alexa? Niet. There’s an IFTTT channel but that’s about it. The cams are like the bastard children of Netatmo’s ecosystem.

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Skype adds Private Conversations with end-to-end encryption

Skype is the latest messaging service to jump onto the end-to-end encryption bandwagon. The Microsoft-owned service has partnered up with Signal in order to enable the new functionality, which is optional and not default for every chat. Thus, Skype’s implementation is similar to what Facebook Messenger uses, which has dedicated Secret Conversations you can set up for this purpose. Skype’s version is called Private Conversations, and these aren’t supported for groups. To start a Private Conversation, you tap or click the “+” icon, then select the self-descriptive New Private Conversation…

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[More keyboards please] Fleksy keyboard adds a default emoji skin tone selector

The addition of skin tones in emojis has been a nice but cumbersome feature. Most keyboards will show a pop-up when you use an emoji with skin tone modifier options, thus requiring two taps to insert a thumbs-up or facepalm or astronauts or dancers and dozens of other emojis. Worse yet, the different keyboard apps almost never remember your choice, so you have to do this for each emoji the first time you use it.

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Siri adds tennis and golf data integration ahead of Australian Open

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Apple continued to build out its Siri virtual assistant this week with new data integrations for golf and tennis, additions seemingly timed to coincide with next Monday’s start to the Australian Open.
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T-Mobile US adds 1.9m customers in Q4, totaling 5.7m for 2017

After the T-Mobile US / Sprint merger talks dissolved for a second time, the magenta-themed carrier looks to be in a much stronger position to go it alone, as the company has announced a net addition of 1.9 million subscribers in Q4 2017, of which 891,000 are postpaid accounts.

T-Mobile added a total of 5.7 million subscribers for all of 2017, with 3.6 million of those being postpaid accounts. In addition to being the fourth year in a row in which T-Mobile added over 5 million new subscribers, the company claims that this marks the sixteenth quarter in a row in which it has led in customer growth, compared to the other major US mobile network operators.

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