Facebook Refreshes Messenger with New User Interface
Facebook today showed off a new version of its Messenger application, which the company says is easier to use. Messenger now displays the most recent messages at the top of the screen, with a section showing the user's favorites below. Facebook says the favorites section will include the friends with whom people converse the most. Facebook has changed up the Active Now section to provide a clearer view of who's online and available for chats, and added reminders for events such as birthdays. Messenger also recently added an emoji-based soccer game, and an expanded set of emoji. Messenger is free to download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Built for the Adventurous and the Accident-Prone
Jun 6, 2016
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S7 Active, a semi-rugged version of its S7 flagship smartphone. The Active has a sturdier metal frame with rubber-coated corners to help protect it.
Google Adds Reminders to Google Calendar
Dec 7, 2015
Google today said mobile device users can now add reminders to their Google Calendar. Google says reminders will remain within Google Calendar if left uncompleted.
Facebook's Events App Reaches Android Devices
Dec 13, 2016
Facebook has made its Events application available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. Events By Facebook, released to iOS devices in October, lets users find and schedule things to do with family and friends.
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.
Facebook's Events App to Help You Find Things to Do
Oct 7, 2016
Facebook today announced a new app called Events, which is meant to help Facebook users find and schedule tings to do with family and friends. The app will highlight events that friends are planning to attend, new events added by liked pages, and updates from events to which users may have already RSVP'd.