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- Microsoft’s new Skype redesign is a radical change that looks like Snapchat
Snapchat is like the cool popular kid you want to sit with at lunch. No surprise that Skype has added some similar features as Snapchat to its redesign, including a new chat option and the ability to add emoticons during calls. Say whaaaat?
- Giphy now lets you see the video that gave birth to your beautiful GIF
Hallelujah! Now we can stop lying to our friends and pretending we’re GIF gurus, when actually we have no idea what GIF even means…
- Microsoft is now paying people to use Bing in the UK with its Rewards scheme
Rememeber that search engine Bing? Neither do we… But Microsoft wants that to change and is now rewarding you with points for using Bing. These points can be redeemed for a number of different rewards. Hey we might give this a try, Google who?
- Android creator Andy Rubin launches Essential Phone
Move over iPhone, there’s a new sheriff in town! Known as the “Essential Phone,” this Android operating device is made from titanium (whoa!) making it less prone to cracks when dropped. It features two built in cameras and a 360-degree view add on. Where do we sign up?!
- Adobe Scan turns your documents, receipts & more into editable PDFs
Finally Adobe blesses us with a way to convert documents, receipts, powerpoint slides and more into PDF’s with their new app. Plus you can edit these documents right from your phone! Don’t you love having your phone become a mini computer?
- Facebook lets you add any post to albums, not just photos
Facebook wants to get into the digital scrap-booking market, because now you can add video, photos, check-ins AND text posts to an album. You can share it with your best friends, your grandma, and your nosey neighbor that lives across the street.
- Pinterest opens up autoplay videos in home feed and search with new measurement tools
Pinterest wants to set itself apart from other social media sites by publishing video advertisements that will automatically play in the home feed. As if ads weren’t annoying enough, but Pinterest gives users the option to turn autoplay off in settings if they see fit. Thank Goodness!
- Snapchat now lets you create custom stories for groups of friends and family
Snapchat has added a new feature, custom stories. (Sweeet!) Users create custom snap stories limited to specific friends, or to direct contacts and their friends within a geofenced area. So now you can share those snaps of your dog to a family story instead of your story, because let’s be real no one wants to see your dog sleeping for 30 seconds.
- 6 Simple Ways Tech Products Have Improved Our Lives Today
Don’t your parents and grandparents always tell you that life was so much better without technology? Well now you can laugh in their faces and show them how technology has actually improved our lives. Because it has, really!
- Reddit’s new geotagging feature could change the platform for the better
Reddit has just added support for geotagging posts, so you can let people know where you took that photo of a double rainbow. But if you want to keep your privacy, you can choose to only disclose the city you’re in and not give up your exact coordinates.
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