YouTube announced that it is rolling out a new in-app direct messaging feature, much like what you’ll find in Instagram. Google has been testing and teasing this feature for over a year now, but after taking user feedback into consideration, the company is rolling it out to all of its users around the world.
After Apple unveiled its ARKit for developers earlier this month, Augmented reality is now on its way towards becoming popular, may be sooner than expected, thanks to a 28 years old programmer.
Besides a Nexus or a Pixel, picking up any Android handset has long been a risky choice as far as relying on future updates go, and now OnePlus has confirmed that its OnePlus 2 handset won’t be getting the bump to Android 7.0 Nougat.
Google’s Play Store seems to have hosted few apps containing the newly discovered Judy malware since April 2016, according to a report from Check Point. The firm found a total of 41 apps from the same Korean company that contained the malware, as well as a few apps created by other entities that inexplicably had the malware in them. All of those apps have since been reported to Google and removed from Google Play, but at least one of the apps had last been updated in April of 2016, meaning that the bug has been lurking on the Play Store for over a year.
Apple is working on a dedicated artificial intelligence chip which may be called the Apple Neural Engine that would be used to offload tasks that require sophisticated algorithms related to facial and speech recognition and augmented reality tasks that rely heavily on computer vision.
A few of Instagram users have found they’re no longer able to temporarily disable their accounts – a feature, similar to the one Facebook has, that allows you to take a break from the social network for a period of time, but stops short of a full account deletion. The bug has been spotted in the wild since at least February, and is the subject of a number of complaints across social media.
Taking yet another cue from the Snapchat playbook, Instagram now offers geostickers in its ephemeral Stories feature. It’s currently only live in two cities (Jakarta and New York City) and offers visual accessories that represent your present location, down to the neighborhood.
The stickers will also act as a location tag, so viewers can tap on them to be taken to location page for more photos in that area. Instagram says this is just an early version, so a wider rollout to other cities will likely come soon. Personally, I’m still waiting on that MSQRD integration. Come on, Instagram. We all know it’s inevitable.
The update is available today on both iOS and Android.