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New chip makes voice control possible across all devices

The day may come when any electronic device is accessed via voice control. This possibility has been progressed through the development of an advanced yet low cost computer chip.

Verbling launches new apps to let you learn languages on the go

Y Combinator-backed language learning startup Verbling has launched new mobile apps designed to help you get started in a foreign language. Unlike rival apps, Verbling connects you to real language tutors so you can make actual conversation.

Instagram's new swipeable 'carousels' divide long-time users

Instagram has announced a new feature that lets you share up to 10 photos and videos in one post. The images show up as a swipeable carousel in the feed. The feature, designed to let people share more often, has been given a mixed reception by users.

Microsoft's new app strips Skype back to basics for India

Microsoft has launched a new Skype app aimed at users who struggle with limited data plans and patchy network connectivity. Skype Lite is a basic version of the popular messaging app that's smaller to install and uses less data.

WhatsApp Status is Facebook's latest attempt to become Snapchat

WhatsApp has launched a major new feature that lets you share disappearing photos with your friends and family. Clearly designed to take on rival Snapchat, Status is unique among implementations of the "Stories" concept as it uses full message encryption.

YouTube's unskippable 30-second ads are finally going away

Google has announced it is ending support for the 30-second "unskippable" adverts that currently play before many YouTube videos. The unpopular pre-roll advertisements have long been criticised by users. Google acknowledged the format isn't ideal.

Dating app for primates developed and tested

Amsterdam - Tinder is a common way for humans to look for suitable partners. An app based dating system may also be suitable for primates, according to researchers. Dutch zoologists have tested out a dating app for orangutans.

Facebook's new job board means you don't have to use LinkedIn

Facebook has taken aim at business-oriented social network LinkedIn by announcing a new feature that lets you find and apply for jobs without leaving its app. It directly connects prospective employers and employees, cutting down the time spent searching.

Signal gets encrypted video calls in new beta update

Signal, the Edward Snowden-approved messaging app famed for its security, has added beta support for video calls to its apps. The calls are fully encrypted to keep communication private. There is a potentially weakness which could leak some data though.

Facebook videos are coming to your TV

Facebook has announced a new video app for smart TVs that's designed to let you watch content from friends, family and publishers on the big screen. The launch marks the next step in Facebook's ambition to become a video site in its own right.

Facebook videos now play with sound by default

Facebook has announced a small but significant change to the way it delivers videos on mobile devices. Videos will now play with sound by default, leading to bursts of audio as you scroll through your news feed. The controversial change can be reversed.

Google Maps update lets you share lists of places with friends

Google is rolling out an update to Maps that lets you create and share lists of your favourite places. The feature adds a social element to the app and makes it easier to plan trips, coordinate meet-ups and arrange sight-seeing expeditions.

Google Maps update lets you check your commute in real-time

Google is rolling out a new update to its Maps app for Android that adds real-time commute information letting you check when the next bus is. There's also new curated lists of useful everyday destinations around you, such as ATMs and gas stations.

Google open-sources Chrome for iOS

Google has open-sourced the iOS version of its Chrome web browser, enabling external developers to experiment with the code and build their own versions. The work has taken several years to complete, owing to the complexity of Chrome's iOS app.

Facebook Stories is exactly what it sounds like

Facebook is testing a new feature in its app called Stories. If you haven't already guessed, it's a Snapchat clone that lets you post ephemeral photos into a slideshow that disappears after a day. Facebook has repeatedly tried to copy Snapchat's success.

Twitter's new Explore tab blends Moments with trends and search

Twitter has announced it is removing its Moments feature and replacing it with a new "Explore" tab. Explore surfaces a wider range of content including current trends, live video and Moments, making it a single place to find new things on Twitter.

Google Voice gets its first major update in five years

Google has announced a total revamp of its popular but neglected Google Voice communications service. After largely abandoning its apps for years, the company has released an all-new interface and several new features.

Google+ gets new features in update that kills classic web app

Google+ may have failed in its quest to topple Facebook but Google is still working on the platform. It has announced a series of new features designed to attract new users and keep existing ones active. The 'classic' web version will now be switched off.

Rescue your Vines before the app shuts down today

Vine is closing down today, leaving users unable to access the app and content abandoned online. You can still rescue your Vines before it's too late and archive them for future viewings. In the next few hours Vine will be replaced by 'Vine Camera.'

Snapchat's new search bar makes it simpler to find friends

Snapchat is rolling out an app update that adds a persistent search bar that lets you find friends, groups, publishers and stories. It's meant to simplify the Snapchat app and make it faster to navigate between sections and find specific content.

New app seeks to lower stress through meditation

A new app, called Aura, combines mindfulness meditations with machine learning to fight stress and anxiety. The developers state the app to be the first meditation app to combine machine-learning with three-minute mindfulness meditations.

Google Voice preparing for its first major update in years

Google has confirmed it is working on some significant updates to Google Voice, the company's neglected communications service. Voice hasn't received much attention in the past couple of years but Google is now hinting at a major relaunch coming soon.

Apple mysteriously blocks app that helps you find lost AirPods

Apple has removed a new iOS app that helped solve one of the biggest problems with the company's new AirPods wireless earphones. "Finder for AirPods" could guide users towards the accessories if lost but Apple has taken offence to the innocuous app.

Holiday season pushes Apple's App Store to record highs

Apple customers "shattered records" over the holiday season through their App Store purchases, Apple announced today. New Year's Day was the App Store's busiest single day ever, with over $240 million of purchases made by users.

Vine has a death date and it's just two weeks away

Twitter has announced that Vine will be shutting down in just two weeks' time. The company confirmed it is abandoning the service back in October after struggling to expand the app. It's not all bad news though as Vine's format will live on in a new app.

Facebook Messenger gets a new camera that's basically Snapchat

Facebook has unveiled an overhaul of Messenger's in-app camera that turns the chat app into another Snapchat clone. You can now create photo art in message threads. Facebook is experimenting with features lifted from Snapchat in all its major properties.

Google Allo reaches 10 million downloads after three months

Google's new Allo messaging app has passed the 10 million downloads mark three months after its launch. The chat client has been met with a frosty reception and has suffered from a slow consumer update. It now trails its established rivals.

Twitter broke replies in 'experiment' that could beome a feature

Twitter has revoked an update to its iOS app that accidentally broke one of the social network's core features. The new release included an "experimental" version of Twitter's reply system that removed the "@" symbol and opened the door to spam.

Android app update file sizes slashed by up to 90 percent

Google has announced a new approach to Android app updates that reduces the file size of the update package by up to 90 percent. The company has already observed data savings equivalent to six petabytes a day from an early deployment of the new technique.

Apple reveals the most popular apps, games and movies of 2016

Apple has announced its "Best of 2016" lists covering content available from the App Store and iTunes. The company has detailed the most popular and best-selling apps, music, movies, TV, books and podcasts to reveal the most successful content in 2016.
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