Computer Apps

Simplenote 1.2.0 for Mac brings support for note sharing, improved search

Simplenote 1.2.0 for Mac, by Automattic, has received a major update that brings a whole new look and features. The new app with version counter 1.2.0 is available on the Mac App Store, and the update is available for all users as on December 22. The new Simplenote Mac app matches the design offered on the Simplenote Mac app for Windows and Linux. The latest version now has the search box and the note editing tools moved to the top, offering user a better note editing experience.

Telegram 4.5 brings Albums, Saved Messages and more

Telegram just announced the launch of a new version. Telegram 4.5 brings Albums, Saved Messages, Improved search, ability to pin messages in channels and more. Let’s look at each feature in detail. [caption id=“attachment_2568” align=“aligncenter” width=“1200”]Telegram 4.5 brings a range of new features, primarily Albums and Saved Messages[/caption] Albums on Telegram 4.5 When you send multiple photos and videos in bulk, they will not be sent as individual messages anymore. They will be grouped to being an album.

Google Drive apps are being retired for Drive File Stream, Backup and Sync

Google is retiring popular Google Drive apps for Mac and Windows in the coming months. Support for Google Drive Mac and Windows app will end by December 11 of this year while the products will cease to exist by the month of March 12 in 2018. Google is doing this in preference for two new tech that it hinted way back - Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync. The latter is out and is available as a replacement to both Google Drive app and Google Photos app on Mac and Windows.

Dropbox introduces mobile prompts for two-step verification

Dropbox is announcing mobile prompts for two-step verifications starting today. 2FA verifications are used to add an additional layer of security to users’ accounts. Dropbox has always supported 2FA by SMS and by integration with third-party apps like Authy and Google Authenticator. Starting today, Dropbox is making 2FA logins even more easier for users who have the Dropbox mobile apps installed. Users can choose to receive a push notification on the app wherein they can confirm the login.

Telegram CEO confirms they haven't moved servers/data to Iran and related countries

In a recent blog post, Pavel Durov, CEO of Telegram, confirmed that they have not moved servers to Iran and related countries as rumored by various media publications and related sources. In the post, Durov claimed that all reports of Telegram hosting data at servers in Iran were false and that it’s the local CDN nodes at such countries that route the data between the users and the Telegram servers.

Google Backup and Sync is finally available; Now backup your whole computer with Google Drive

On the last weeks of June, Google was set to launch a new game-changing feature that would redefine how cloud-powered backup systems worked. Google was to announce a new app called Backup and Sync for Mac and Windows computers that will sync all the files on the computer with your Google Drive storage. The launch was pushed to a later date for various reasons, but now though, the app is finally available for public consumption and is available on the Google Drive website.

Caprine is easily the best cross-platform app for Facebook Messenger

Caprine is a shiny new cross-platform app that enables Facebook Messenger access right on your computer. Facebook does not offer an official app for Facebook or Messenger as yet, but the solution to this necessity is set to change with the availability for third-party apps. Caprine is the newest third-party app that is build atop Electron and is available for all three major desktop OS - Mac, Windows and Linux. Electron is a framework for creating native desktop applications with existing web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and CSS.