T-Mobile enables cross-carrier RCS messaging worldwide
T-Mobile’s initiative supports a good cause, but limited carrier adoption of the new messaging standard prevents it from being truly cross-carrier.
Spotify finally lifts the limit of ‘only’ 10,000 songs in Your Library
Assuming that an average song has a 3-minute runtime, it would take over 3 years for a song to repeat if there are 10,000 tracks in your library.
Slack will add scheduled messages, short audio and video messages also in the pipeline
Slack might also get new tools that provide more control over notifications and lets users easily keep track of things on the collaboration platform.
Facebook’s new CatchUp app allows voice calls with up to eight people
The CatchUp app from Facebook’s NPE division only allows voice calls, but it is currently being tested in the US for a limited time on Android and iOS.
OnePlus 8 series phones can now run Fortnite at a silky-smooth 90FPS frame rate
Upping the frame rate to 90FPS dials down the graphics settings to ‘low’, but you can still enjoy the game with ‘Epic’ graphics at 60FPS frame rate.
YouTube app on Android tests showing Google Search results alongside relevant videos
You can directly open the suggested webpage or even check out the full Google Search results page, all within the YouTube app.
Amazon and B&H Memorial Day deals are available today
Today’s Memorial Day deals come from Amazon and B&H where we find Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, and products from Samsung, Microsoft and more
Zoom disables GIPHY integration in chat citing user privacy concerns
Zoom says it will restore GIPHY integration in chat after taking apt technical and security measures, but hasn’t revealed the issue behind these measures.
Google Messages might soon bring end-to-end encryption for RCS
Users will have the option to revert back to the SMS or MMS standard in case there is poor network, but they won’t be end-to-end encrypted.
Microsoft’s Edge browser finally lets you sync extensions
Extensions downloaded from both Microsoft and Chrome Store will be synced.
Instagram now lets you create Messenger Rooms for group video calls
You can create a Messenger Rooms video call group on Instagram Direct and can also make a link that you can share with your contacts.
WhatsApp
WhatsApp adds QR code support in new Android beta
We expect it to roll out to the stable version soon.
OnePlus Game Space
OnePlus Game Space is now available on Google Play Store
It is exclusive to OnePlus devices.
Netflix will cancel the subscription of accounts that are long dormant
It often happens that you subscribe to a service, use it for…
Google’s Action Blocks simplify smartphones for people with cognitive disabilities
Users can create an action block for any task that the Google Assistant can perform, label it with an image of their choice and place it on the home screen.
Facebook Messenger will show warnings to keep you safe from scammers
The safety warnings on Facebook Messenger first started appearing in March, but a wider rollout will commence next week on both Android and iOS platforms.
YouTube’s bedtime reminders will tell you to stop watching videos and get some sleep
Bedtime Reminders are exclusive to the YouTube app on Android and iOS, and have already started rolling out for users.
HBO Max will exclusively release Zack Snyder’s Cut of Justice League in 2021
After years of feverish fan campaigning, the Snyder’s Cut of Justice League is finally happening and it falls in the eager lap of HBO Max.
Twitter’s new experiment will let you control who can reply to your tweets
Those who can’t reply to a tweet will still be able to view, like and retweet it.
Google app finally gets dark mode on Android and iOS
Better late than never!
Google Photos now lets you share an album directly without creating a link
Albums in Google Photos can now be shared directly with contacts that have a Google account, but link sharing will still be available.
Facebook launches Shops, an online marketplace for small businesses
A new live shopping feature is also being tested on Facebook and Instagram, and a dedicated Instagram Shop is also coming this summer.
iOS 14 might introduce a new AR app to read custom Apple QR codes
The custom Apple QR codes rely on colorful patterns such as cones rather than a matrix of random dots we see on typical QR codes.
Apple, Google sued by Ubisoft for distributing Rainbow Six Siege clone
Ubisoft says Area F2 is a near carbon copy of Rainbow Six Siege, but Google and Apple have refused to remove the game ‘ripoff’ game from their app stores.
Zoom was experiencing issues, as Google Meet is getting more users
Conferencing app Zoom was having some issues this morning, and it may have helped Google Meet get more users as a safer and more reliable alternative