Facebook Messenger Gains Augmented Reality and Translations
Facebook today announced several new features headed to its Facebook Messenger service. First up is augmented reality in the Messenger platform. Moving forward, brands will be able to add their own AR camera effects to their Messenger experience. Facebook says this will help people gain immediate and useful feedback about their Messenger interactions. Developers will be able to add these experiences, offer product walkthroughs, and more. The Messenger platform also adopts M Translations. This tool will let buyers and sellers in the Facebook Marketplace communicate across languages thanks to translation suggestions surfaced within their conversations. At launch, this will allow an English speaker to converse more easily with a Spanish speaker via Facebook Messenger (and vice versa), with real-time translations during Messenger conversations. Facebook is testing this feature in the U.S. and hopes to roll it out gradually over the new few weeks.
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Google has updated its Google Translate service and made it possible to generate higher-quality translations for a handful of new languages. Specifically, Google has applied its neural machine translation technique to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese.
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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.
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Facebook today announced major changes to its Messenger platform that should make bots easier to find and use. To start, Messenger now includes a Discover tab where people can recall recently used bots, as well as use a free-form search field to seek out new bots.
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Apple today debuts iOS 11, its next-generation mobile operating system. Starting with messages, iOS 11 introduces improved discoverability for stickers and emoji.
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Apple today previewed iOS 11.3, a system update that will give iPhone owners with a significant number of new tools and features. First up, iOS 11.3 provides iPhone users with more control over their handset's battery performance.
So much for the overhaul