After Samsung killed the original Bixby remap method, developers have been busy trying to figure out another work-around for your Galaxy S8 or S8+. Over the weekend, a bunch of apps surfaced that were indeed a work-around, though we’re not sure we would put a full recommendation behind any. I say that because most just seem to be apps that launch Bixby in order to call up another action, like Assistant or another app or your camera. And maybe that’s all you need! Either way, here are a few we did some short tests with. (more…)
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Google, an ad company, is considering putting an ad blocker in its Chrome internet browser on mobile and desktop. The ad blocker won’t be a full blocker, though, but rather a blocker that targets unacceptable ads that likely ruin your experience as you dance around the web. (more…)
Facebook’s F8 conference kicked off this week, and with it, many changes were announced for Messenger. As you may have noticed over the past couple of years, Messenger is much more than just a messaging app these days. You can play games with friends, pay money to someone, utilize M (the virtual assistant inside), and even chat with businesses. This week, a lot of new stuff is being added in, so here are the details you need to know about. (more…)
During Facebook’s F8 conference yesterday, the company shared a new feature for Instagram, it’s still-growing-like-crazy image sharing platform, that could allow its continued growth into additional areas of the world, specifically those without proper data connections. Instagram on Android is getting (already has?) an offline mode. (more…)
Snapchat, an app I’d love to tell you about if I had actually ever used it, got a new feature today called World Lenses. Sweet!
What are World Lenses? I don’t know! But, Snapchat describes them as Lenses that allow you to “paint the world around you with new 3D experiences.” Mmmm, that sounds lovely, I’ll have that. (more…)
When Instagram first introduced “Saved Posts” to their apps in December, they didn’t include any sort of way to organize those saved items. Who knows why, but today that changes. Saved Posts can be categorized in a way you should have been able to from day 1.
Instagram is calling them “Collections” and they work like you would expect. When you save a new post, you’ll be able to decide if you want it in a new collection or one that already exists. You can also create collections from existing posts. (more…)