Google Is Killing Off Its ‘Reply’ App

One of the features that we’ve been seeing Google do with its services is introduce ways to quickly reply to messages. It was initially introduced in Gmail where based on the content of the message, users could choose from various “smart” replies for something simple. Google then decided to try applying it system wide with the launch of its Reply app.


WhatsApp Fixes Video Call Bug That Lets Hackers Take Over The App

Over the years WhatsApp has grown in terms of features and functionality. The app initially started as an app that would let users send messages to each other, but in recent years users have also been able to make voice and video calls. Unfortunately it seems that the video call feature had a bug that might have been missed by the company.


Stardew Valley Will Be Coming To iOS Devices October 24

Stardew Valley despite having launch a few years ago continues to be a very popular indie title. For those unfamiliar, the game is a cute farming sim that uses pixel art to help achieve that cute aesthetic. The game was first launched on the PC, but it eventually found its way onto consoles, and now it looks like it will be arriving on mobile devices as well.


Minecraft For Apple TV Has Been Discontinued

Minecraft for the Apple TV was launched a couple of years ago which essentially made the game pretty much playable across multiple platforms, including mobile, PC, consoles, tablets, and so on. Unfortunately it seems that while Minecraft as a whole is successful, the version launched on the Apple TV wasn’t.


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Microsoft Confirms Sticky Notes Will Soon Be Coming To iOS & Android

A couple of months ago, a report suggested that one of Windows 10’s features, Sticky Notes, could eventually find its way to mobile. For those who are unfamiliar with the app, it’s basically Microsoft’s version of Notes on macOS and iOS, but the difference is that it acts like virtual sticky notes where you can paste it over your desktop for little reminders and memos.


Future WhatsApp Status For Android Will Contain Ads

Given that WhatsApp no longer has an annual subscription fee and that the app is free to download, it has left many wondering how on earth does Facebook plan to monetize it, especially given how much they paid for it. Turns out it is pretty simple: ads, except that these ads will come in WhatsApp Statuses.


Safari In iOS 12 Has Built-In Protection Against Fake Keyboards

These days hackers are getting better at trying to trick users into giving away personal information. Take for example ads where back in the day, it was common to find ads designed to look like Windows popups, thus tricking users into clicking it and potentially install some spyware or malware in the process.


Google Chrome WIll No Longer Support Android Jelly Bean

While Android devices tend to be a bit slow when it comes to receiving updates, to the credit of Android developers, they tend to support apps for a pretty long time and across multiple versions of Android. Unfortunately there is a limit to just how many versions an app can support, and for Chrome users, it looks like Android Jelly Bean will no longer be supported.


Snap CEO Admits Snapchat’s Redesign Was ‘Rushed’

Last year Snap announced that its popular Snapchat messaging app would be undergoing a redesign. The reason behind this is because many felt that the current design was too confusing, and that the redesign would shake things up and appeal to more people. Unfortunately it had the opposite effect.


Fortnite For iOS Has Managed To Earn $300 Million To Date

Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale has been making the company a ton of money. Earlier this year it was reported that the game had managed to earn a cool $100 million on iOS, but now according to the folks at Sensor Tower, they claim that the game has since managed to pull in a very impressive $300 million so far.


Facebook Lite For iPhone Reportedly In Development

Facebook, like many others, has a lite version of its Android app for low-end handsets with basic specs. The app offers a watered down user experience but at least it people access the core features of the social network. According to a new report, it has been developing a Facebook Lite for iPhone as well.


Facebook Messenger May Get Voice Control For Calls And Chat

Facebook Messenger for Android’s code reveals that the app may soon let users rely on their voice to dictate and send messages, create reminders, and make voice calls to their contacts. The code highlights a new M assistant button at the top of the message threat screen which when tapped will activate listening for voice commands for these features.


Amazon’s Alexa App Now Sports A Revamped UI

While the behind Alexa is that users get to interact with devices supported by it using their voice, sometimes using the smartphone app can be useful or necessary. If you do use the mobile app from time to time, then you might be interested to learn that Amazon has recently given its Alexa app a makeover.


‘Yahoo Together’ Group Messenger App Launched

Back in the day, apps such as Yahoo Messenger used to be pretty popular, but fast forward to today’s landscape, the app remains as a fond memory of the earlier days of the internet. However it seems that it has not stopped the company from trying as they have since launched a new app called Yahoo Together.