Snapchat has announced a new partnership with Bitmoji that will allow users of the popular personalized emoji app to use it in chats or images in Snapchat.
Snapchat also confirmed today previous rumors that it has acquired Bitstrips, the company behind Bitmoji. Its official blog revealed the acquisition, and the integration of Bitmoji with Snapchat, in a Bitmoji-based comic strip. The specific financial details of the acquisition were not revealed.
The comic reveals that people [Read More…]
Music streaming service Tidal has added Chromecast support to its mobile apps, allowing you to play your music on your television or speaker system. All you’ll need to do is update the app and begin playing on your existing Chromecast setup. Tidal has made some improvements to the Play queue as well as fix some other bugs in this version.
Are you a Tidal subscriber? If so, will this entice you to pick up a Chromecast, [Read More…]
Google is rolling out some changes to Casting in the desktop version Chrome with the latest release, 51. While you could previously cast from the browser using the Google Cast toolbar icon, this will no longer be necessary going forward.
Google Cast functionality is now built in as part of the Chrome browser itself, so you no longer need to install the Google Cast toolbar icon ￼in order to use your Google Cast device from [Read More…]
A major update for the NVIDIA Shield Android TV set-top box is scheduled to roll out today. It will add a bunch of new features, including HDR support, streaming YouTube videos in 4K at 60FPS and more.
Here’s the breakdown of what’s included in the 3.2 update:
Netflix in HDR – SHIELD is the first Smart TV box to support Netflix in HDR. Pair with an HDR TV and enjoy brighter highlights, more detail in dark [Read More…]
Work chat app Slack has been updated for Android, bring along support for Android Wear and more. With Android Wear support, you’ll be able to do much of what you’d expect, including replying to and viewing messages in each notification.
Here’s the full skinny on what’s new in Slack for Android:
Updated the way notifications are handled and displayed, to make them better. Support for Android Wear (Reply to notifications and view previous messages [Read More…]
U.S. Cellular support is now officially available for Project Fi customers. You’ll need to update the Fi app to ensure that everything is working properly on your end with connecting to the new network. With this addition, Fi customers will now have three different networks to bounce between to ensure they always are using the best network in the area they are in.
T-Mobile and Sprint were the original partners with Google on Project Fi, and [Read More…]
Word on the street is that Google wants to position its Nexus brand on a track that will see it attain wider adoption from smartphone buyers out there in the real world, instead of simply being enthusiast devices. To help get there, Google wants to offer a full-range of features, including ones that will apparently be Nexus-only.
That includes a brand new app that’s currently being called Google Support. As noted by Android Police, the app will apparently be a “Nexus [Read More…]
The micro-blogging service Tumblr is the latest to join the trend of offering live video streaming support for its audience. The new feature will roll out later today.
By the end of today, you’ll be able to broadcast yourself directly into your followers’ dashboards. And they’ll be able to broadcast themselves directly into yours. We trust you all to be beautiful, weird, compelling, and just generally Tumblr about this whole thing.
Live videos can [Read More…]
If you’re the owner of an ASUS Chromebook Flip, you’re in for a big treat. Google announced that Chromebooks would be getting support for the Play Store and Android apps, and the Chromebook Flip is the first device to get it.
The feature is only available for those on the dev channel, which is the beta channel for Chrome OS. It’s not always going to be stable or perfect, so every day users may not want to install it. However, [Read More…]
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