Facebook Updates Local Search in Android and iOS Apps
Facebook today announced an update to its Android and iOS mobile apps that brings new functions to the Nearby feature. Nearby is a local search tool meant to help smartphone owners find and locate nearby venues and points of interest. The update to Facebook adds the ability to see what nearby places the users' Facebook friends have liked or checked into, as well as the ability to rate, review, and share details about nearby places with the users' own friend list. Facebook calls this change to Nearby an "early release" and says that more features are on the way. Facebook is a free download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Offer Refined Hardware, Improved Camera, AR Emoji
Feb 25, 2018
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones, updates to last year's S8 models. The devices bear a striking resemblance to their predecessors and make only modest changes to the hardware.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
'Destinations' Tool Boosts Google Search's Planning Powers
Mar 9, 2016
Google today unveiled a new feature in Google Search called Destinations. The idea is to make it easier for people to discover new places and plan visits.