“Internet calling and messaging service Viber does a solid job of constantly bringing new features to its apps, regardless of the platform. Now, some seven months after iOS 7 was released, Viber is finally changing the looks of its iPhone app to match that flat, minimalist appearance of Apple’s OS…” (read more)
“Facebook, the company that makes billions from connecting people to each other, is about to make it harder to have a conversation. In the coming weeks, Facebook’s mobile app will be losing its chat feature, a move that will no doubt annoy many regular users. But the gutting likely won’t end there. According to many Facebook watchers, the end of chat is just the first cut in what could eventually lead to the end of Facebook as a single, unified app altogether…” (read more)
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“Facebook’s plans to become an empire of mobile apps got a little more interesting today as the company began notifying users in a few European countries that in two weeks, they won’t be able to message friends through the Facebook app anymore. They’ll need to download Messenger for iOS or Android to do so, the company’s popular chat app. The messages button will remain in the Facebook app, but will boot users out to Messenger when tapped…” (read more)
“After the release of Windows XP in 2001 and for a few years that followed, Internet Explorer 6 was the biggest, most important browser in the world. And for longer, it has been the buggy browser that’s overstayed its welcome. Microsoft announced it would support IE6 through April of this year back in 2009, and today (along with XP and Office 2003) is the last day Microsoft will provide updates. Unless you’re an old user who couldn’t care less or are somehow nostalgic for a broken web, it’s finally time to say goodbye…” (read more)
Source: The Verge
“Today, Microsoft’s unveiling Skype TX, a new version of its VoIP service geared toward broadcasters. The service uses technology developed by Cat and Mouse — a recent MSFT acquisition — to offer the higher-quality audio and video output that media professionals require.” (read more)
“Today we’re launching the best-looking Spotify ever. Introducing a new darker theme, refreshed typography and rounded iconography, playing your favourite music has never looked so good.
We’re not only improving our looks though. We know how much you love playlists, but that you’ve been looking for more ways of managing your music.
So today we’re introducing Your Music: helping you save, organise and browse your favourite music the way you want to. All in one place, and across all platforms.”