If you want to get a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge but haven’t settled on a carrier to sign a contract with, this might help. T-Mobile will give you a one year subscription to Netflix for free if you buy either Galaxy S6 device from it.
Like the carrier says, this is a value of more than $100, so if you are also a fan of Netflix, it basically means you’ll be paying a lot less for the smartphone as you would at other carriers. Read more »
As some of you surely remember YouTube has its sights set on Twitch – the popular game streaming platform, and was on the verge of paying $1 billion to own it last year. The online video giant has surely recognized the growing popularity of online streams and has likely not given up on its goals to enter the market.
Seeing how the deal was cancelled, allegedly due to “antitrust concerns” and Twitch was acquired by Amazon, for the sum of $970 million it is only natural that YouTube is looking at other options to deliver the service. A new report has surface, stating that the company is already hard at work on a new YouTube Live platform, which will focus on live streaming games and e-sports. Read more »
It looks like Gmail users will soon be able to pay bills without leaving their inbox. According to a report in Re/code, Google is working to bring the aforementioned functionality to its popular email service.
Google’s future offering is reportedly dubbed Pony Express. Read more »
Facebook has introduced a new feature, called On This Day. As its name implies, it’s all about giving you reminders of stuff you’ve shared on Facebook on that particular date in the past.
On This Day is supposed to make it easier for people to look back at old photos and memories they’ve added to the social network. On This Day works both with the content you posted, as well as things you’re tagged in. Only you can see your On This Day page, but you can choose to share the stuff in there with your friends. Read more »
Reddit says it “isn’t just a source for news or adorable cat pictures”, but also home to “some of the most vibrant discussions happening on the Internet”. And that’s why it’s launching the ability to embed comment threads.
Embeds are obviously nothing new on the Web, as you can already do that with videos, images, and even tweets. From today, though, you can add a new thing to this list – Reddit comments. Read more »
Netflix has announced that it will be bringing its service to Australia and New Zealand. This would be the first time Netflix will be launching in the Asia Pacific region. The company is said to launch next in Japan.
Customers in this region can subscribe for 8.99 AUD per month to avail the SD service. For HD content, you’ll have to shell out 11.99 AUD and 4K content is priced at 14.99 AUD. Read more »
Google has recently updated its availability support page, and there are five new names eligible for the tech giant’s own digital book store – Google Play Books. The list now includes Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Slovenia and Slovakia, which should now be able to access the service.
Play Books hosts both paid and free digital copies and has a formidable database, which, of course, is not really surprising, considering all the effort Google has been putting into digitizing content in recent years. The service is also quite convenient, as it allows you to upload your own books, acquired outside Play Books and read them as well. Read more »
Google started the whole ‘music locker’ craze when it offered free storage for up to 20,000 tracks through its Play Music service (that limit has since been upped to 50,000). And now, following Amazon, Microsoft wants a piece of this pie too.
So it’s teamed up its OneDrive cloud storage service with Xbox Music. The former stores your existing music collection, while the latter lets you play it on your PC, Windows Phone, or Xbox. Unfortunately though, iOS and Android devices are not supported. Read more »
Facebook has just announced the latest feature addition for its Messenger app – support for quickly sending money to your contacts. The company hopes you’ll use its solution for this purpose instead of other options like PayPal.
The unique differentiating factor here seems to be how easy it is to send money to someone. It’s done right inside the chat view with a contact, and after you’ve added your card once, it’s basically all a matter of choosing a sum. Read more »
Today on its blog made for video creators YouTube has announced a new feature which is coming to videos it hosts: cards. Think of these like a (pretty big) evolution of annotations.
Annotations have been around for quite a while now, but the YouTube team thinks viewers will like the new cards much more. Cards can inform people watching a video about other videos, merchandise, playlists, and websites, among other things. Read more »
YouTube has just flipped a switch that allows you to upload 360-degree videos. What’s more, these can be viewed both on computers as well as through the company’s app for Android. Support for iOS devices is coming soon, we’re assured.
While viewing a 360-degree video on a computer, you can use the mouse to drag the point of view around, or simply use the four arrows that show up in the top left (as seen in the screenshot above). Read more »
Google has been selling hardware for a while now, in the form of smartphones, tablets, Android Wear, Chromecast, Nexus Player, accessories, and so on. All of these were used to be in the Devices section of the Play Store.
The company has now launched a brand new online store that’s separate from the Play Store, just for its hardware products. Depending upon your region, you will see different products here. Read more »
Nearly a couple of weeks after social bookmarking website Reddit, which calls itself the “front page of the Internet,” banned unauthorized nude or sexually explicit visual content, Twitter has also updated its rules to prohibit users from posting revenge porn (when jilted ex-lovers publicly post intimate images) or other non-consensual, intimate images or videos.
“You may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent,” says a new line added to the Private information section of Twitter’s rules for content boundaries. A similar revision was also made to the company’s Abusive behavior policy. Twitter said that user accounts in violation of the new policy would be suspended. Read more »
Last month we heard that Motorola’s Moto Maker device customization service would become available for the Moto 360 smartwatch too, and today is the day when this has actually happened. Like in the case of the Moto X, you can use Moto Maker to customize your Moto 360 according to your own taste, and it will be delivered to you how you want it.
You can choose from three case finishes – dark metal, light metal, or champagne gold. This is actually the first step if you use Moto Maker for the Moto 360. Read more »
Pandora for Android received a major update. Version 5.8 brings support for Google Now cards to the music streaming app.
Google Now support means that users can search for and play music straight from the search giant’s personal assistant. Read more »