Facebook reaction GIFs could soon finally be a thing

Facebook could soon have a lot more GIFs.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-03-24 18:28:28 UTC It’s about freaking time. GIFs could finally be coming to more places on Facebook.  The social network plans to start testing a new GIF button in comments, Facebook confirmed Friday, meaning proper reaction GIFs could finally be a thing. It’s […]

Mario ‘runs’ onto Android, Uber for teens and a Google search redesign

This week was full of tech news. Apple launched a (RED) iPhone, we heard Instagram is adding bookings to the app and Elon Musk just teased Tesla’s next car. It’s a lot, so you may have missed some of the best new apps out there.  We’ve kept up for you. Each week, we round up […]

This app is absolutely exploding right now and it’s all because of Snapchat

Quick: if you had to pick one app that had the-best-year-ever in 2016 what would you pick? Pokémon Go? Super Mario Run? Instagram?  How about Bitmoji? That’s right, the Snapchat-owned app for making customizable emoji is, by at least one measure, besting all the competition. The two-and-a-half-year-old app has seen explosive growth over the last […]

Here’s what Apple had to say about those WikiLeaks files on hacked Macs and iPhones

Apple has responded to the latest WikiLeaks dump.Image: BRUNA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-03-24 01:40:26 UTC Apple has responded to the latest crop of WikiLeaks documents that allege the CIA had a number of projects meant to compromise Apple products.  “Based on our initial analysis, the alleged iPhone vulnerability affected iPhone 3G only and was fixed in […]

Facebook Messenger is basically Slack now

Facebook Messenger just got two new features that might look a little familiar. And no, it’s not because Snapchat had them first.  Instead, the company is taking two features straight out of Slack’s playbook with the addition emoji-laden reactions and mentions. Reactions, which were first spotted in a “small test” earlier in the month, allow […]

LinkedIn tries to make a smarter news feed with ‘trending storylines’

LinkedIn is making a smarter news feed.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-03-23 00:05:35 UTC LinkedIn is trying to make its home feed more useful. The professional network introduced a new feature Wednesday called “trending storylines,” which surfaces a personalized feed of news stories based on topics you’re likely to be interested in.  Rolling out across […]

For Twitter’s 11th birthday, they just gifted the world with Periscope Producer API

Live video on Twitter’s about to get a bit more professional.  On the occasion of its 11th birthday, Twitter just announced the ability for broadcasters to use professional cameras and editing software to stream live video directly to the platform.  Eleven years ago, Twitter was limited to 140 characters—no hashtags, no blue checkmarks for verified […]

Alexa on your iPhone and yet another Snapchat clone

With news that Netflix is changing up reviews, Google Home is playing unwanted ads and Spotify is hinting at premium-only albums, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. We’ve kept up for you. Each week, we round up the latest app news, along with a few of our favorite new and […]

Here’s how to check which of your apps Apple’s about to brick

Image: lili sams/mashable By Karissa Bell2017-03-16 19:09:12 UTC It now seems more likely than ever that the next version of iOS will kill hundreds of thousands of apps. The company’s latest iOS beta comes with fresh warnings that outdated apps “will not work with future versions of iOS” — this time in a dedicated settings […]

Let’s all pour one out for Vista, the worst version of Windows

RIP Windows Vista (lol not really.)Image: S. Warren/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-03-16 21:33:12 UTC If by some unfortunate twist of fate, you have the misfortune of still using a PC with Windows Vista, I have some bad news for you.  Microsoft just revealed that it’s finally ending support for the much-maligned operating system next month. Actually, […]