Tag Archive: Friends


Instagram now shows you when friends are online

A simple tool that makes it easier to chat.

The Instagram app is loaded with all sorts of features these days, one of which is the ability to send direct messages to friends and family members. Thanks to a new update that’s rolling out, it’ll now be easier to get in touch with friends right away.

Starting today, you’ll begin to see a small green icon next to people within Instagram that indicates they’re online and actively  [Read More…]

Best Android games to play with family and friends

Technology often gets a bad rep for sucking kids and adults alike in for hours at a time, removing them from their peers and families and engulfing them into a fantasy world.

But throw in a good game into the mix and smartphones can quickly be turned into the tool that can help people connect and family members bond with each other.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best family-friendly games for Android to  [Read More…]

Send money to friends and more with the recent update to Google Pay

Google is rolling out new features to Google Pay starting with the ability to send money to your friends. This functionality existed previously in Google Wallet if you can remember back that far.

Later, it was spun off into Google Pay Send, a separate entity from Google Pay, and now Google has finally rolled it into Google Pay. It would have been better to see this at launch, but better late than never. For now, this is only available in  [Read More…]

What you should know about Pokemon Go friends, gifts, and trading

Pokemon Go Trading. You’ve wait for it and now it’s here.

Nearly two years into its existence, the biggest change to Pokemon Go has happened. That’s right, friends and trading have changed the game, quite literally.

Players who are level 10 and higher can now add other players as “friends” in the game.  Once done, they can send each other gifts and trade Pokemon between them. Now, before you think about sending off one of those Mythical Mews you stockpiled,  [Read More…]

Our iPhone friends can now download the iOS 12 public beta

The other side is getting group FaceTime, grouped notifications, and more.

If you have a Pixel phone, there’s a good chance you’ve been rocking the Android P beta since Google first released it in May. Android P brings a lot of new stuff to the mobile OS we know and love, but today the Dark Side is getting its own look at upcoming software with the release of the iOS 12 public beta.

To sign up for  [Read More…]

Pokemon Go adds friends, trading, and gifts

Pokemon Go Trading. You’ve wait for it and now it’s here. Nearly two years into its existence, some of the biggest changes to Pokemon Go are set to arrive later this week. That’s right, friends and trading are about to change the game, quite literally.

According to the developers of the game, Niantic, players will soon be able to add one another as friends.  Once that’s done, they’ll be able to send each other gifts and trade Pokemon between them.  [Read More…]

HQ Trivia’s new ‘Friends on HQ’ feature adds a social element to the game

Now you can see how much better (or worse) your friends are doing during the game.

HQ Trivia exploded in popularity last year, and it continues to be just as big of a phenomenon in early 2018. I’ve found the game to be most enjoyable when played with a group of friends, and a new “Friends on HQ” update aims to extend the social element even when you aren’t in the same room as your buddies.

On  [Read More…]

Snapchat gets group video calls and Mentions feature for tagging friends

You can video call with up to 16 people at once.

Although it’s not for me, I’ve got to give Snapchat credit for releasing frequent updates to its app with bug fixes, new features, and controversial UI changes. In the latest update, Snapchat’s adding group video calls and the ability to tag friends in your stories.

To start a group video call, you’ll need to either start a new conversation with a group of people or go  [Read More…]

You can now use the Google Assistant to send money to your friends (via Google Pay)

You can now easily make payments using your voice. Just tell your Google Assistant on your phone who you want to send the money to.

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How to share Amazon Prime with friends and family

Willing to share some of that free quick shipping and streaming video with your crew? It’s probably easier than you think.

Your Amazon Prime account is set up with a feature called Amazon Household that allows you to share a large handful your benefits with friends and family. Add another adult to your digital household and enjoy easy features including parental controls for the kids, unlimited storage for photos, and a family library to share books, apps,  [Read More…]