Facebook's Photo Magic Hits Messenger
Facebook says tests of Photo Magic have gone well and today it is adding the feature to Messenger for users in the U.S. Photo Magic scans users' camera roll using face-recognition software. When it finds people it associates with other Facebook accounts, the app will suggest the photo be shared with that person via Messenger. Facebook believes people will be more apt to share photos if it does some of the leg work in the background. People can opt out of being recognized if they wish. Facebook is making its Android and iOS apps customizable, as well. Users can select different colors and assign nicknames. Messenger now also has several holiday-themed emoji, stickers and animations. Messenger is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Google Photos Debuts Create-Your-Own Themed Movies
Feb 7, 2018
Google today added the ability for people to craft their own themed movies in Google Photos. Google Photos' themed movies assemble photos of people, places, pets, or events and stitches them together — complete with soundtrack — into a shareable montage.
Facebook Messenger Takes a Shot at Snapchat with 'Days'
Mar 9, 2017
Facebook is updating its Messenger application with disappearing stories that behave similar to those of Snapchat and Instagram. The feature, called Messenger Day, lets people create short stories made up of photos and videos and then share them with their Facebook friends.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
May 3, 2017
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
Instagram Gives Storytellers Stickers and Other Tools
Dec 20, 2016
Instagram today introduced more ways for people to dress up their Instagram stories. First, stickers are now available for stories.