WordPress.com is announcing a new feature today that will enable users to search for stock photography from the comfort of the post editor. Powered by Pexels, the WordPress.com Calypso dashboard will now allow users to search for keywords and surface photos based on that keyword. Users can choose photos they would like to embed on their post - the chosen photos would be copied to their media gallery and listed on the post.
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.
OnePlus 5 is finally get the popular Face Unlock feature available only the latest flagship from OnePlus, OnePlus 5T. Face Unlock is OnePlus’ feature, similar to Apple’s Face ID, that enables users to quickly have a look at their smartphone to unlock it. For the disappointed OnePlus 5 users, joy is just around this Christmas, as the co-founder and CEO of OnePlus, Carl Pei, has confirmed that Face Unlock will be available as a feature on OnePlus 5 very soon.
Telegram X is a brand new iOS app that’s announced officially by Telegram Messenger LLP. The app has been completely realized in Swift language, with higher speed, slicker animations, support for themes and more efficient battery usage. It’s surprising that Telegram has decided to push out a new app, as opposed to updating the existing app on the App Store. It’s possible to use both the apps side-by-side on your iPhone or iPad, but the original Telegram app for iOS is likely to be phased out.
Workplace by Facebook is officially rolling out a new notifications hub that puts users are catching up notifications better. For those unaware, Workplace is Slack-like offering from Facebook that enables teams of any size to communicate and collaborate better by using Groups. It’s basically Facebook wrapped in a theme aimed at organizations, and bundles in features likes Messenger Bots, Markdown support, app integrations and more features that are meant for a corporate environment.
Firefox is now available on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The app is available for all users having a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Once installed, you can use Firefox on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to do anything that you would normally do with Firefox on your computer or smartphone. Fire TV devices are home to over 500,000 movies and TV shows, thousands of app channels and Alexa skills.
Teslacoil software’s Nova Launcher is one of the best third-party launchers available for Android. Nova Launcher is officially 6 years old and is celebrating success by dropping the price of the pro features to the lowest possible value - Rs 10. Nova Launcher Prime is now available at Rs 10 on the Google Play Store. If you have never bought Nova Launcher Prime, it’s probably the best time to get one.
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited has silently launched JioTV and JioCinema on the desktop, which allows Jio users to login with their Jio mobile number or Jio ID to stream content. JioTV allows users to stream 500+ channels including 60+ HD channels spread across 10 genres and 15 languages, while JioCinema offers 1 lakh+ hours of exciting content: movies, TV Shows, music videos, clips and trailers. Until the launch on the desktop, JioTV and JioCinema have been available on the Android and iOS platforms.
Android Oreo (Go Edition) was announced a few days back, and it’s essentially Google’s take at offering rich Android experience with the latest apps and features on lower-end smartphones. Google is specifically targeting smartphones with 512 MB to 1 GB of RAM. Called Go by Google, the program offers a range of important apps that will be available in lightweight packages, enabling faster, easier use on lower-end smartphones. The program launched with the availability of Google Go and Files Go apps.
If you are a blogger/web publisher, you should constantly be posting links to your social media pages. Facebook is reportedly dropping support for link preview customizing - that is, the changes you can make to your link’s title, meta description and image preview when you sharing links on Facebook. Starting December 18, 2017, you will not be able to customize links that are not yours. Facebook is primarily doing this to prevent misuse of link customization by users, that results in false information and fake news.