Moto Assist Given Better Driving Tools
Motorola today made an updated version of its Moto Assist application available to Motorola devices. The app now lets users reply to incoming SMS messages using just their voice. It is more accurate at detecting when the device is in a moving vehicle, and can automatically launch the owner's favorite music app when driving. The update also contains some bug fixes. Moto Assist is free to download from the Play Store.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Facebook Messenger Brings SMS Back to Android App
Jun 14, 2016
Facebook today said Facebook Messenger users will once again be able to send SMS messages — as long as they're running Android. Essentially, Android users can set Messenger as the default SMS app, which will route all SMS messages and conversations through Messenger rather than any other SMS apps that may be installed on the device.
Google to Strip SMS from Hangouts May 22
Mar 24, 2017
Google today outlined a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones.
Instagram Adds Photo Replies and Face Filters
Aug 17, 2017
Instagram has rolled out several new ways to interact with friends on the photo-sharing social network. First, Instagram made it possible to reply with a photo or video to specific photos, videos, and reshared posts in the Direct messages feature.