Social Media

Google Docs Now Lets You Use Voice Commands for Editing

Google back in September last year introduced the ability to type in Docs on the Web inside Chrome using voice commands. Now, the search giant has extended the feature letting users even make edits using their voice. To get started, users can simply select ‘Voice typing’ in the ‘Tools’ menu inside Docs in Chrome and start giving voice commands to ... Read More »

Twitter’s Fabric App to Help Monitor App Crashes on Smartphones

After five months of development, micro-blogging website Twitter has launched an app for its Fabric mobile development toolkit so that developers can address various issues related to their app including sudden crash through smartphones. Fabric is a tool that developers use to keep constant pulse on their apps once out in the wild and helps them track crashes or user ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger for Android Gets Multiple Account Support

Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy. The update announced Friday initially will only be available on devices running on Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Facebook didn’t set a timetable for making similar changes to its Messenger app for Apple Inc.’s ... Read More »

Facebook Live Video Rolling Out Globally; Messenger Tipped to Get Ads

Facebook last month started rolling out its Live Video streaming feature to all iPhone users in the US region. The content sharing feature, which was previously limited to select users and celebrities, has now started rolling out to other countries as well. A separate report adds that Facebook might soon start injecting ads in to its standalone messaging app – ... Read More »

Skype Group Video Calling Starts Rolling Out to Android and iOS

Skype last month introduced the group video calling feature for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 Mobile. The firm at that time said the feature will roll out to users over the coming weeks. The company on Thursday finally started rolling out group video calling on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. The company adds that the feature is limited to ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter Support Apple on Encryption Dispute With FBI

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc, two of Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies, on Thursday backed Apple’s refusal to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by a shooter in the San Bernardino attack, saying that complying would set a dangerous precedent for privacy. It took two days, but the companies’ entry solidifies a small but powerful band of tech ... Read More »

Google Translate Now Supports 103 Languages, Including Sindhi

Google’s Translate on Wednesday introduced support for 13 new languages. It claimed that with the latest addition, Google Translate now serves 103 languages and the search giant says the app approximately covers 99 percent of the online population. The 13 new languages now supported by Google Translate are Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, ... Read More »

Facebook to Open Instant Articles to All Publishers

Social media giant Facebook has announced plans to open up its Instant Articles programme to all publishers globally to give users a better and faster reading experience – whether it is news, views or opinion pieces. The announcement is expected to come during Facebook’s “F8 Conference” in San Francisco on April 12. “To date, we have been working with a ... Read More »

Twitter Fixes Bug That Exposed Some Users’ Emails and Phone Numbers

Twitter on Wednesday said that it ‘immediately’ fixed a bug that briefly affected its password recovery systems last week. The micro-blogging website revealed that the bug could potentially compromise a user’s associated email address as well as contact numbers. Twitter added that the bug had affected the recovery systems for about 24 hours last week. It said that less than ... Read More »

Facebook to Open Instant Articles to All Publishers

Social media giant Facebook has announced plans to open up its Instant Articles programme to all publishers globally to give users a better and faster reading experience – whether it is news, views or opinion pieces. The announcement is expected to come during Facebook’s “F8 Conference” in San Francisco on April 12. “To date, we have been working with a ... Read More »