Tag Archive: Group


You can now add kids under 13 to Project Fi group plans via Family Link

You’ll need a Family Link account to get started.

In October 2016, Google made Project Fi much more accessible for a lot of people with the introduction of group plans. Today, those group plans are expanding even more with support for kids under 13-years-old.

Per Google’s announcement post:

When you add a child to your plan, you’ll both enjoy the Project Fi features you know and love—like easy data alerts, seamless switching between networks, and automatic connection  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5/5T OxygenOS beta adds May security patch, group MMS, and more

The update’s making its way to the phones right now.

OnePlus’s OxygenOS Open Beta program is a great way to try out new features before everyone else, and today the company released versions 10 and 8 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, respectively.

There’s a fair amount to unpack with this latest update, with one of the most notable additions being the May security patch. Having a secure Android phone is essential, and it’s always reassuring to  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts app acquired by NPR-led radio group, will continue development

App will remain in development, as will NPR’s own app.

Pocket Casts, one of the best cross-platform podcast apps and my personal favorite, has been acquired by a group of public radio-focused companies headlined by NPR. The group, comprised of NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago and This American Life, is acquiring Pocket Casts in pursuit of synergy — after all, this group comprises some of the most popular podcasts available today, with hits such as This American  [Read More…]

WhatsApp gets group video calls, video chat coming to Instagram

Video call all the things.

During Facebook’s F8 conference on May 1, the company announced new video-centric features that are coming to two of its most popular apps – WhatsApp and Instagram.

Starting first with WhatsApp, the communications tool is finally getting support for group video calls. This is a feature that’s been long-overdue for WhatsApp, and although specifics on how it’ll work haven’t been shared yet, this is still an exciting day for users that have  [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…]

Snapchat officially brings Group Video Chat to the masses

Snapchat has introduced a new Group Video Chat feature which will allow you to chat with up to 16 of your friends at once. The feature is starting to roll out today.

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Here’s what you need to know about the WhatsApp group chat security flaw

Relax, nobody is going to be hacking your WhatsApp messages, at least not this way.

A lot of talk went down yesterday about a new way to exploit WhatsApp and bypass the end-to-end encryption the company likes to mention that it has whenever it can. I’ve seen tweets and comments that run the gamut from “it’s FUD” to talking about some backdoor that Facebook had installed.

The good news is that it’s neither. In fact, it’s not  [Read More…]

Lead Google Duo engineer teases group calls, web app, and more

Group calls in Duo might finally be a thing.

Although it still isn’t quite as popular as Apple FaceTime, Google Duo has quickly become one of the best video/audio calling apps around. Google’s pushed out regular updates to the app since its debut less than two years ago, and Duo’s lead engineer recently teased a few upcoming features we could see later in the year.

On January 9, Justin Uberti posted a Tweet promoting Duo video calls  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3 closed beta group now getting Android 8.0 Oreo

Good news for owners of the OnePlus 3 who are part of the closed beta group, as the Android 8.0 Oreo update has just started rolling out for their device. What about the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 you might be wondering? They are expected to receive the latest Android update too very soon via […]

LastPass launching revamped family service with intuitive group features

Keep everything locked tight from the public but freely shareable in your family.

LastPass is set to seriously improve its “family” tier of service, adding tons of intuitive features that make it easy to manage family-focused data between multiple users. The new LastPass Families, which is coming later this summer, is a big improvement over its current “family” plan which is simply a cheap way to get multiple individual subscriptions for people  [Read More…]