Express sadness, anger, surprise, and more with Facebook reactions
Like is so 2015. Especially when you can love, laugh, cry, gasp, or fume! And that's where Facebook's new reactions come in. If someone posts bad news or sad news, if they post something that makes you glad or makes you mad, you can now react exactly that way. Best of all, it works on Android and on the Web!
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Google is now rolling out an update to the Google+ Android app. Google+ 7.3 comes along with a number of new features, improvments, and bug fixes, including faster web browsing while on Wi-Fi, with the app pre-rendering web pages when you're viewing a post. This update also adds more Community moderation tools.
Gmail users on Android devices will see two new features pop up soon. The latest update for the email client is currently rolling out, which adds support for Rich Text Formatting options along with a way to quickly respond to calendar invites.
As promised a few weeks ago, Facebook is now adding more "reactions" other than just "Like" for people to use for commenting on news posts. The five additional reactions are "Love", "Haha", "Wow", "Sad" and "Angry".
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 23 Feb 2016 9:39 pm
Android can do a lot of things. Your phone is basically a computer, running a very advanced operating system on robust computer hardware. And it fits in your pocket. They promised flying cars, but this might be even better.
One of the things your Android-powered pocket computer can do is calculate stuff. That makes it an awesome tool if you're into vaping enough to build your own coils. And...
Twitter has launched the official Android app for Fabric, the company's mobile development platform. The app allows you to monitor your app's analytics and diagnostics, viewing things like installation numbers, where your apps are installed, the number of currently active users, and much more.
Microsoft continues to publish new apps for Android from its Garage division. The latest such release is called Hub Keyboard, and it's designed to serve as not only a keyboard for a phone but also a place to access several features without having to switch over and leave the keyboard.
One of the better lock screens for Android, Next Lock Screen, is the subject of a pretty big update from its creators at Microsoft. The biggest new feature is the ability to bypass the lock screen using your phone's fingerprint sensor, if your phone is so equipped.
Snapchat is expanding its geofilters, letting anyone create a location-based filter on-demand. Originally created for public spaces and events, users can now make geofilters, which offer custom photo filter designs which appear in Snapchat based on a location, for their businesses, parties, and more. Geofilters can be purchased for up to 30 days.
One of Microsoft's Skype spinoffs, Skype Qik, is being shut down on March 24. Microsoft launched the video messaging app in 2014, but today it said that it has now incorporated many of its features into the main Skype app.
Microsoft continues to release new apps for the Android platform and today its Garage division has launched two more apps, Sprightly and Kaizala, in the Google Play Store. Both apps are targeting business and enterprise users in very different ways.
On stage at Mobile World Congress, LG showed off a Parrot Drone controller accessory for its recently-announced LG G5. The LG Smart Controller allows you to take advantage of the modular design of the phone by docking it right into a controller for your drone. Once docked, your phone becomes the viewfinder for the drone, as it will offer a "three-dimensional control dial" for your Parrot...
When it comes to the watch faces available for your Samsung Gear S2 you might be lamenting the relative lack of options compared to Android Wear. Not to fear though, they have been adding options of all sorts for those of us who like to swap out our watch faces on a regular and consistent basis. Whether you want a geeky watch face, something simple, or a watch face that will help keep an eye on...
War never changes, unless you're Arnold Schwarzenegger swapping out a Type 69 RPG for a smartphone.
If you're a fan of building an army and unleashing it upon the world, or you watch any TV at all, you might have heard of Mobile Strike. It's one of the most popular games available in the Play Store right now, so we've taken a look to get you all the details. This free to play MMO meshes...
PayPal has released a major update to its mobile app, completely redesigning its look and feel. The app has brand new home screen, moving the major features up front and giving you easier access to your account information, activity, and more. It's also easier to send or request money, as well as make payments in stores from the app.
Microsoft is giving Android device owners a way to translate text messages in several languages, even if their smartphone cannot connect to the Internet. The latest update to the Microsoft Translator app adds a new engine that includes this new offline translation feature, with the help of downloadable language packs.
Opera Max, an Android app that helps you reduce your data usage across various apps and services on your phone, has been updated with a number of new features to improve its functionality. Smart Alerts are the big new feature here, and they allow you to be notified when background data usage by unused apps starts to get out of control.