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Vine for iOS now lets you post videos to multiple social networks in one shot

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Twitter-owned video social network Vine has updated its iOS app, allowing you to share videos on multiple social networks in one go. “This means you can quickly and easily revine, send posts to your friends via Vine messages (VMs), and share to Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr,” the company said.

So now if you want to share a Vine video with your friends who are scattered across multiple social networks, all you have to do is to go to the new share screen (see image above), mark the services that you want to include, and click the Revine and share button. The feature will soon be available on Android, too. Read more »

Voice calls now available in WhatsApp for iPhone

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The Android version of WhatsApp finally let everyone use the voice call feature at the end of March, and now the same can be said for the app’s iOS iteration.

The latest version of WhatsApp for iPhone, 2.12.1, has just gone live in the iTunes App Store. Once you install it (or update to it), you’ll get the ability to call your WhatsApp contacts. However, the functionality may not be immediately available for you, even if you do use this iteration of the app. Read more »

Video shows Office universal apps working on the next build of Windows 10 for phones

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Like we told you a few days ago, Office universal apps are headed to the Windows 10 for phones preview before the end of April. It looks like they will land as part of a new preview release that’s due to be out soon for members of the Windows Insider program. The new build has the number 12544, and it’s been given a short video preview somewhere in China.

Unfortunately if you don’t speak Chinese you won’t understand the audio, but the video is still very useful because it shows us the upcoming Office universal apps on a working smartphone. Read more »

You can now receive Direct Messages from anyone on Twitter, even if you don’t follow them

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Twitter has made changes to its direct message (DM) feature, allowing you to receive private messages from other users, even if you don’t follow them. The feature is available in the form of a new setting, which is turned off by default.

“Previously, if you wanted to send a Direct Message to the ice cream shop down the street about how much you love their salted caramel flavor, you’d have to ask them to follow you first,” the microblogging company said in a blog post. “With today’s changes, the ice cream shop can opt to receive Direct Messages from anyone; so you can privately send your appreciation for the salted caramel without any barriers.” Read more »

Looking to buy Galaxy S6 accessories? There’s now an official app for that

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If you are looking to buy accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, here is some good news: the company has released an app, dubbed Galaxy S6 Accessories, that lets you browse as well as purchase official accessories for the devices.

Items that are currently listed include cases, battery packs, wireless chargers, audio products. as well as several other accessories which have been developed in collaboration with various brands. The app can be downloaded from the Galaxy Apps Store. Read more »

Microsoft outs an infographic for new Lumia users

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Do you think of getting a Lumia smartphone? Those have always been affordable and yet feature packed and thus the Lumia phones have always been an attractive alternative to budget conscious buyers.

Windows Phone 8 is uncharted territory for many, so in case you get or think of getting a Lumia smartphone, Microsoft has this very quick and easy to remember infographic. The image gives you the basics of Windows Phone 8.1 and will allow you to configure your Lumia in just a few easy steps. Read more »

CyanogenMod 12.1 nightly builds now available

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CM 12.1, the latest version of CyanogenMod, is now available on numerous devices. With the new builds CyanogenMod is dropping the idea of unified ROMs as those turned out impossible to support properly.

The new CM 12.1 build is based on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, refines the Material design and improves on the CM File manager. Read more »

Samsung’s health management app S Health now available on Google Play

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Samsung has launched its personal health management app – S Health – on Google Play, a move that will allow you of the app to keep it up-to-date without waiting for software upgrades.

The version currently available in the Play Store (hit the Source link below) is reportedly same as the one found on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which means that users of non-Galaxy S6 devices will now be able to access the app’s new user interface that debuted on Samsung’s latest flagships. Read more »

Maps app for Windows 10 phones gets into Technical Preview

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Microsoft is working on an updated Maps app for Windows 10 and thanks to the Universal App platform, the same app that has been running on Windows 10 Technical Preview for desktops is now available for Insiders testing the phone build of the upcoming OS.

The app is designed to work with both mouse and keyboard as well as touchscreens. This includes pinch zooming and two finger map rotation, both familiar gestures. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Here are some of the best apps and games that came out this week.

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OneDrive for iOS updated with the ability to view photos on the Apple Watch

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Microsoft has updated its OneDrive iOS app to version 5.3, allowing you to view your most recent photos and albums on the Apple Watch. You can also delete photos that you don’t want to keep as well as find photos by tag.

In addition, the update brings along a new PDF viewing experience – you can now search for text within PDFs as well as swipe from page to page. Finally, you can also print your PDFs directly from your iPhone or iPad. Read more »

New WhatsApp update enables Google Drive backup option

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Last month, we reported that WhatsApp was working to integrate Google Drive backup to let you save a copy of messages and multimedia to Google’s cloud storage.

Now we can confirm the upcoming WhatsApp update build 2.12.45 brings exactly that feature. To enable it, you will have to first allow WhatsApp to access the Google Account on the Android phone. Read more »

Snapchat has gone after 6discover app on Windows Phone

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Snapchat is one of those odd niche services that has really exploded in popularity. To stay truly trendy it has really been branching out recently with interesting features, such as sending money and a cool new rich-media content platform, called Discover.

All of this, however, has remained inaccessible for Windows Phone users. Snapchat has really decided to distance itself from the OS, but a few third-party developers have been working hard to bring the experience to Windows users. One such effort is 6discover, an app that lets you access Snapchat’s discover media on a Lumia device. In a recent development, its creator has been under a lot of heat to take the app down, form no other than Snapchat. Read more »

WhatsApp has hit 800 million users and is expanding strong with upcoming voice calls on Windows Phone devices as well

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Despite its modest birth WhatsApp has become a veritable force in the messaging realm and has been growing in popularity exponentially over the past few years. Yesterday, Jan Koum, CEO and co-founder of the mobile messenger, shared on his Facebook page that the product has reached yet another veritable milestone – 800 million monthly active users.

Last August, this number was around 600 million and this January – 700 million. At this rate of about 25 million new active users per month, the service could very well exceed 1 billion, by the end of the year. Needless to say, this is a huge achievement and the exponential growth of WhatsApp has become even more impressive after Facebook paid a hefty $19 billion and took the platform under its wing in February 2014. Read more »

Office universal apps are headed to Windows 10 for phones before the end of April

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The new touch-friendly Office universal apps have made their debut on the Windows 10 preview builds in February, but so far they’ve only been available for tablets, laptops, and desktops.

However, before April is over the same Word, Excel, and PowerPoint universal apps will make their way to the Windows 10 preview for phones, which itself was released a couple of months ago. Read more »