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VideoLAN has released VLC media player app version 3.0 available for desktops and mobile platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chrome OS. VLC v3.0, which is called the Vetinari branch, includes support for HDR and brings 360-degree video support that was initially limited to a technical preview. The team uplifted the media watching experience by adding...
It's been rumored so many times how Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc. was planning on introducing a 'Dislike' button. However, this turned out to be a big NO. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, on multiple occasions confirmed that the firm won't ever bring a 'dislike' button. One of the...
Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc. introduced a lite data consuming application for Facebook dubbed; Facebook Lite - in more than 100 countries to provide an easier way for people in areas with low connectivity to connect. In many areas around the world, networks can be slow and...
Facebook-owned instant messenger; WhatsApp introduced video calling feature after they had introduced the voice feature. However, the video calling feature was only meant for one-to-one. Now, according to new reports, what looks imminent is a new feature that will let more than two people perform a video call. The feature...
Facebook on Wednesday reported earnings that beat expectations, but shares swung as it stressed the goal of prioritizing personal interactions among users over the time they spend on the world's biggest social network. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said changes cut time spent on the site by some 50 million hours per day, but its chief...
Google Photos has over a billion users composed of million's of monthly active users ever since its launch in 2015. Over time it has received several features that enhance the experience. While there could be more features coming this year, the Mountain View-based internet firm has given some photography tips on how...
Just a few weeks after its official launch, WhatsApp standalone business app; WhatsApp Business App has debuted in Uganda. The standalone app is aimed at making it easier to for small companies (SMEs) to connect with their customers. Facebook-owned messaging platform announced the plans to kick off its WhatsApp for Business...
Twitter last week announced it was using machine learning to automatically crop image previews on the social networking platform. Twitter will use neural networks to identify salient features in an image preview. The feature is in process of being rolled out and will be available on desktop (twitter.com), iOS, and Android...
Snap said it is launching a new feature on Snapchat on Tuesday, allowing users to share public stories with friends and family who aren't on the app. The company, which reported lower-than-expected 178 million daily active users in the third quarter ended September 30, has been trying to attract new users and rolling...
Facebook-owned messaging firm; WhatsApp launched their standalone mobile app for businesses; dubbed WhatsApp Business. The standalone app aims at helping SMEs effectively communicate with their clients and customers. WhatsApp announced the plans to kick off its WhatsApp for Business initiative back in September last year and launched a pilot by partnering with...