Foursquare App for Android Updated
Foursquare has published a new version of its Android application in the Google Play Store. The updated app adds bolded shout-outs and friend mentions; more relevant photo categories and results; the ability to report spammy or offensive tips; and the ability to save favorites from the activity screen. The app is a free download.
Instagram Has a New Filter for Posts: Spam
Jun 29, 2017
Instagram today introduced two tools it hopes will help reduce toxic and spammy comments on users' posts. First, Instagram is adding a filter to block offensive comments that might be made on posts and videos.
Instagram Adds Filter to Comments
Sep 12, 2016
Instagram users can now filter out offensive words in comments. The company is rolling out a new tool that allows users to list words they find offensive.
Google Play Instant Lets You Test-Drive Games Without Downloading Them
Mar 19, 2018
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.
Google Takes Steps to Ensure Search Results Are Locally Relevant
Oct 27, 2017
Google today said it has updated the way it handles queries in Search and Maps when people travel. Moving forward, people will be served search results based on their actual location, not the domain they've indicated on the web (such as .com, .uk, .de, etc.) Google says people using Search in the U.S.
Google Play Music Searches Reveal Playable Results
Jul 18, 2017
Google has updated its Play Music app for Android devices and made it possible to play songs directly from search results. Now, when users search for a song, album, or artist, the top three results include a "play" button that lets them jump immediately to those songs.