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Belkin’s popular line of WeMo smart home products was recently brought into the HomeKit fold with the release of the new Smart Bridge, a simple device that lets you control your existing WeMo devices via the Home app and Siri.
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While Apple’ Siri digital assistant is still pretty limited in its functionality, despite it being the main input for HomePod, Amazon has been experimenting and adding new features at a rapid pace.
Snapchat hasn’t been doing well lately. The recent redesign received almost universal criticism, the company’s stock price continues to fall, and layoffs have become common. For those of you still using the app regularly, you can now do group video chats with up to 16 people.
This appears to be another move to pull users away from other services – specifically Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Houseparty. Snap says the feature will be rolling out globally this week, so if you don’t have it yet, you won’t have to wait long.
Snapchat adds group video chats with up to 16 participants was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Perhaps aiming to snag some attention away from Snapchat’s big group video call update out this morning, Facebook also announced an update to its chat app Messenger, which will now allow users to share 360-degree videos and HD quality video (720p). In both cases, you’ll have to capture the photo or video outside the Messenger app, the company notes.
The update follows another that rolled out last fall, allowing users to share high-resolution photos through Messenger – something that Facebook said was the result of its significant investments in helping people “communicate visually.”
The idea that mobile messaging is often a camera-first experience isn’t unique to Facebook Messenger, of course – it’s the premise of the Snapchat experience and, these days, Instagram too.
Unfortunately for Facebook, news of improved media-sharing capabilities comes at a time when the company is under siege for its mishandling of user data, and, most recently, another reveal that it had been retaining videos that users believed to be deleted. The broader effect of this news cycle around Facebook’s approach to privacy, is an increased general mistrust of Facebook’s products as the place to share – including sharing through Messenger, which isn’t as distanced from the core product as Facebook-owned Instagram and Whatsapp are.
Facebook says if you want to share a 360-degree photo, you’ll need to first snap it with your camera or another 360-photo app before uploading it to Messenger where it will then be converted to an immersive experience that can be navigated through by the recipients via either tapping and dragging on mobile, or clicking and dragging on Messenger.com.
Similarly, HD videos will need to be first captured from the phone, or re-shared from the Facebook Newsfeed or other messages.
The rollout of the HD feature is limited to select markets for now, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S. on iOS and Android.
360 photos, however, are available worldwide on iOS and Android.
Facebook is rolling out new features today to what are arguably its most important products: the News Feed and Messenger. On the Messenger side, you’ll get panoramic photos and HD video support. Meanwhile, the News Feed will get additional tools to help you assess the credibility of a publication that appears in your Feed.
Facebook added support for sending images up to 4K resolution in Messenger recently, and now you can do even bigger images in the form of panoramas.
Facebook adds 360-degree photos and HD video to Messenger, publisher information to News Feed was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
If you’ve been dying to send your contacts sweet HD videos, then you’ll be happy to learn Facebook is finally improving the quality of pictures and videos you fire off onMessenger. Now you can feel free to bombard your friends with all the 360 photos they can handle. For those of you who want to use the feature, it works the way you’d expect: to take a 360 photo, you hold up your phone and spin around, and then send it via Messenger. HD videos can be shared from your phone’s saved videos or from your Newsfeed. There is one…
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Swiftkey launched a new toolbar interface just a couple weeks back, and it’s adding a few more features to it today. With the latest update, you can easily insert your current location as well as calendar appointments. SwiftKey promised both these features previously, and here they are.
The toolbar sits right above your keyboard for quick access to features like the clipboard, stickers, settings, and more. The addition of two more icons might make the toolbar a bit cluttered, but it’s not shown by default.
SwiftKey adds calendar and location sharing to the new toolbar was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Telegram X, the sort-of beta/feature testing alternative to the main app, received its March Update, adding a slew of new features. Things like multi-account support, image preview in notifications, and so on make their appearance in this latest version. There’s a lot to get through, so get ready for a long ‘un.
As always, here’s the changelog:
- Multiple Accounts: quickly switch or preview accounts in the side menu
- In-app Map View
- Live Locations
- Emoji Tones: hold emoji to change the skin tone, swipe up to apply this tone to all other emojis
- Typing, upload and other animations
- Reorder Pinned Chats
- Image Preview in Notifications
- Independent Chat Appearance setting for Channels
- More Themes
- Decreased application size
- People suggestions on calls tab
- Significantly improved chat search
- Telegram Call strength indicator
- Better connectivity detection while using VPN
- Canada country code
- Chat photo open animation
- Link preview for t.me album links
- Support for special Telegram links
- Outgoing voice messages now can be removed via Settings > Data and Storage > Storage Usage.
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Starting with iOS 11.3, there’s now multiple App Store accounts support which lets you update apps without switching IDs.
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