Friday Top 10 Tech

Friday Top 10 Tech February 26, 2016

Stay up-to-date on the top tech news and trends each week with our Friday Top 10 Tech. See something we missed? Tag @swebdevelopment on Facebook and Twitter! Here’s our top 10 for this week:

1. Facebook Expands Like Button To Include Reactions

Chances are you’ve already seen the new emoticon reactions popping up in your Facebook feed, but in case you haven’t here’s the lowdown.

2. Google Makes Voice Dictation Available In Google Docs

Whether you’re working on the next great American novel, or just jotting down your grocery list, Google Docs just made it easier with its new voice dictation feature.

3. YouTube Now Lets You Blur Any Part Of Your Video

Need to blur out that license plate number or a stranger’s face in your video? YouTube now offers an editing tool that lets you blur out any part of your video before you hit the final publish button.

4. Google’s Newest Robot Can Pick Itself Up Again

Google-owned Boston Dynamics released a video this week of the latest version of its humanoid robot, Atlas. The robot is impressively nimble walking through snow, and can even pick itself back up after being pushed over.

5. Siri is Coming To The Mac This Fall As Part Of OS X ‘Fuji’

According to sources, Siri is slated to appear in the next OS X update this fall. She’ll live on your menu bar and will be activated by clicking on the icon or saying the familiar “Hey Siri” to beckon the digital assistant.

6. White House Forms “Dream Team” To Combat ISIS On Social Media

In an effort to combat ISIS messaging on social media, the Obama Administration brought together top tech representatives from Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Snapchat, and MTV this week.

7. Instagram Announces 200,000 Active Monthly Advertisers

Instagram released its advertiser numbers this week and they’ve grown tremendously from just a few hundred last June.

8. Facebook Officially Launches Canvas Ads That Load Full-Screen Rich Media Pages In-App

Facebook loves keeping users inside Facebook, and they’ve just launched immersive ads that allow creative long form ads that load more quickly than outside websites.

9. WordPress Sites Now Support Google’s AMP To Make Mobile Pages Load Much Faster

Google has added Accelerated Mobile Pages to its search results which makes mobile pages load four times faster. WordPress is automatically providing AMP support for any site and self-hosted sites can enable AMP with a simple plugin.

10. Google Play’s New Dev Tools Make It Easier For Developers To Understand Users

Google Play has updated its Developer Console to allow developers to better analyze and manage ratings and reviews. Developers can now see how reviews change over time and easily spot changes when a new version of their app is released.


Read our Friday Top 10 Tech post on March 4, 2016.

Read our Friday Top 10 Tech post last February 19, 2016.

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