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Google, other tech giants form group to counter online extremist content

In the wake of March’s terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, Google is partnering up with other tech giants to counter extremist content online.

What you need to know Tech and social media giants have created a new group to work together in fighting terrorist and extremist content online. Dubbed “Christchurch Call,” the group’s name is derived from the recent terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. The group’s supporters include Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook.

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How to group Sonos speakers using the Android app

If you have multiple Sonos speakers in your home, adding them to a group allows you to stream the same song or podcast simultaneously across all of them so you can listen to it everywhere. If you’re unsure how to use groups, we’ll be teaching you how to make one in the Sonos Android app!

Products used in this guide Amazon: Sonos One ($ 199) Amazon: Sonos Beam ($ 399) Google Play Store: Sonos Controller for Android (Free)  [Read More…]

Oath no more: ‘Verizon Media Group’ new umbrella for company’s brands

The giant all-encompassing brand just didn’t work, so Verizon is focusing on what has potential with individual brands.

The last few years have seen Verizon expand its reach from telecommunications into media properties with several acquisitions (most of which being complete failures), which were most recently held under the “Oath” brand. Although it was far better than Tronc, the name didn’t really make any sense or end up gaining any brand equity and so Verizon is going  [Read More…]

Android Auto update improves media browsing, adds MMS and RCS group chat

Simplify your listening and messaging experience while driving.

Android Auto is already powerful, but its latest update brings improvements to two its most-used features: media browsing and messaging.

On the media front, Android Auto is creating a new “browse” experience that immediately surfaces content as soon as you select an app. You’ll be immediately presented with large touch targets to jump right into playlists, artists or podcasts, and with one tap can sort alphabetically to get what you want  [Read More…]

How to use WhatsApp’s group calling feature for video and voice calls

WhatsApp’s group calling feature lets you talk to four people at once.

WhatsApp’s group calling feature is now rolling out to everyone on Android and iOS. The messaging platform picked up voice and video call support back in 2016, and the feature is very popular — every day, WhatsApp users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls.

To use group calling, you’ll first need to place a one-on-one video or voice call, and then add participants to  [Read More…]

WhatsApp’s group voice and video calling feature is rolling out to everyone

WhatsApp’s group calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously.

WhatsApp announced earlier this year that it would roll out group calling for both video and voice calls, and the feature is now rolling out to everyone on Android and iOS. Group calling supports four people simultaneously, and to initiate a call, you’ll first need to place a one-on-one voice or video call and select the “add participants” button from the top right corner.

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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…]