Vringo Brings Facetones to Text Messages
Vringo today announced that a new version of its Facetones application is available to smartphones. Facetones automatically pulls photos from users' Facebook accounts to create a slideshow of individual contacts that plays on the phone's display when that contact calls or when the user calls that person. The new version of Vringo brings this same slideshow feature to incoming text messages. Facetones is available for the iPhone and to Android devices on Verizon Wireless's network.
Google Photos Picks Up New Slideshow Feature
Jun 16, 2016
Google today made it easier to view photo albums online and on Android handsets with a new slideshow tool. Photos users need only open an album, click a picture, and select "slideshow" from the dropdown menu to initiate a slideshow of all the photos in that particular album.
Facebook Says Android Users Gave It Permission to Collect Data
Mar 26, 2018
Facebook has been called out in recent days for storing, in some cases, years' worth of call logs and text messages from Android handsets. Users discovered the logs in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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.
Apple Announces iOS 11 with Person-to-Person Apple Pay
Jun 5, 2017
Apple today debuts iOS 11, its next-generation mobile operating system. Starting with messages, iOS 11 introduces improved discoverability for stickers and emoji.