Google Play Music Crashing Over Bluetooth Today for Many Users (Updated)

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Is your Google Play Music app crashing every time you open it today? You can thank the latest update to the app on Android for that. Version 7.9.4920 began rolling out overnight and is causing all sorts of issues today. From what we can tell, the app works fine when you aren’t paired to another device over Bluetooth. But should you pair to a media device to stream Play Music over Bluetooth, the app rolls into a crashing loop with the message “Google Play Music has ...

Google Photos Gets Sweet New Sharing UI, Family Library Arriving Too (Updated)

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Google Photos is seeing an upgrade rollout this week to its sharing functionality that so far, I’m really liking. They also appear to be pushing out the Family Group share that was shown shortly after Google I/O back in May. The new sharing UI (pictured above and below), allows you to view a single photo, tap the share button, then continue to select additional photos from the page that would typically only show sharing options. In other words, if you are looking at a photo and ...

Action Launcher Overhauled With New Look, Massive List of Awesome Features

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There has never been a shortage of 3rd-party launchers on Android, but there has always been a few that stand above the rest in terms of features and quality. Residing on that short list of great launchers is Action Launcher, which just underwent a serious overhaul that users are going to love. The changelog for Version 25 is utterly massive, so I will just give you the highlights, which is already a pretty big list. The change you will immediately notice is the new icon (design ...

Facebook Messenger Brings Filters, Crap Ton of Emoji to Video Chats

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It seems that each day brings new features for Facebook Messenger, with the latest being specifically for the video chat function. In this update, Facebook is baking in a lot of emoji goodness, as well as filters when you and friends are video chatting with each other. Once this update hits your device, you will find impulsive emoji buttons to play with, allowing you to express quick shows of emotion. These emotions align with what’s already available on someone’s status update — love, laughter, surprise, sadness, ...

YouTube’s Integrated Chat Thingy is Finally Rolling Out, Plus Screen Scaling is Coming

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VidCon is in full swing this week, so that means big time YouTube-related announcements are arriving alongside all of the vloggers and YouTubers getting chased around by screeching 10 year olds. It’s good times if you like all that YouTube has to offer and/or are a screeching 10 year old. We already told you that YouTube TV is expanding to 10 new markets, but the regular YouTube app experience is gaining new goodies as well. Remember that messaging feature that we wrote up over a year ...

YouTube TV Coming to These 10 New Markets

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Over the next “couple of weeks,” Google says that YouTube TV will expand into an additional 10 markets. Those markets are Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne and Charlotte. Where’s Portland, Google?   Those new markets join Chicago, LA, NYC, Philly, and San Francisco. I’d love to tell you that you should strongly consider switching to YouTube TV should you live in one of those new markets, but I have yet to test it myself, since I do not ...

Bixby Voice is Arriving Today in the US on the Galaxy S8! (Updated)

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Bixby Voice just showed up on my Galaxy S8, so I’m assuming they are starting to roll it out to those who signed up for the Bixby Early Access Program at the end of last week. And that makes sense since we saw the Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive a bunch of updates to Samsung apps that added Bixby Voice support, within the past few days. I’ve hardly had a chance to play with it yet, but there are a whole bunch of settings to tweak ...

You Can Now Send a Replay of Your Live Video to Instagram Stories

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Instagram announced this morning that it has 250 million daily users on Stories. That’s an impressive number. To go along with that, with the latest update to the Android and iOS app, you can now share your finished live video to Stories for 24 hours, a function that hasn’t been available until now. To put this simply, if you’ve just wrapped up a live video where you interacted with friends and had a blast, you can immediately share that live video to Stories, allowing anyone and ...