• Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games

    30 days ago - By TechCrunch

    HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network's main iOS and Android apps. It eventually ditched HTML5, rebuilt the apps natively, and Facebook became one of the most powerful players in mobile.
    Now Facebook is giving HTML5 another shot as a way to expand its Instant Games like Pac-Man and Words With Friends to the developing world through Facebook Lite, and to interest communities via Facebook Groups.
    Instead of having to download separate apps for each game from the Apple App Store or Google...
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  • YouTube app on Android finally gets a beta program

    YouTube app on Android finally gets a beta program

    30 days ago - By Talk Android

    The good thing about Gboard and Chrome on Android is that their beta program handles tests and features prior to them hitting the masses. YouTube has utilized server-side tests that basically use random users as guinea pigs, but it now has an official beta program to stop that practice. I'd much rather have tests...
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  • New Canadian-made app aims to help people with early dementia or mild cognitive impairment

    New Canadian-made app aims to help people with early dementia or mild cognitive impairment

    30 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    A new Android and iOS app called DataDay aims to help guide people with early dementia or mild cognitive impairment through their daily activities. DataDay was developed by Canadian dementia researcher Dr. Arlene Astell alongside people with dementia. Meanwhile, Canadian aging and technology network Age-Well supported research and Toronto's Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation financed the technical development of the app and related data portal with assistance from UK-based New Dynamics of Aging. DataDay uses a combination of audio, text and visual prompts to remind users to carry...
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  • Cortana's iOS and Android apps are getting a massive redesign

    Cortana's iOS and Android apps are getting a massive redesign

    30 days ago - By The Verge

    Microsoft is working on a redesign of its Cortana app for iOS and Android, reports WindowsCentral. Version 3.0 of the app has been released for those enrolled in Microsoft's Beta program. It delivers a number of improvements, including an updated UI that lets you have “conversational experiences” with the voice assistant, as well as music and podcast support across both the phone and connected Bluetooth devices.
    The app now better integrates with the rest of Microsoft's ecosystem of services. You can manage your calendar, set reminders, create meetings, and ask to join Skype or Teams...
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