Instagram Testing Separation of Messaging Into Standalone App

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For folks in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay, Instagram is testing a separation of messaging from its photo sharing service. The app is called Direct, and essentially, it’s like Facebook’s move to remove Messenger from the standalone Facebook app. When Direct is installed, the messaging function of the Instagram app disappears. Much like Snapchat, when you open Direct, it goes directly to the camera to help promote sharing. Beyond that, there’s just 2 screens, one for direct messages and one for your profile plus settings ...

Here are 10 Paid Icon Packs That are Free for a Limited Time

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Looking through Google Play, there’s a number of paid icon packs that can be downloaded for free at the moment, so we’ve compiled a list to help you discover something you might enjoy. Each of these packs ranges in price from $0.75 to $1.99+, so the fact that they can be had for free is pretty sweet. There’s a lot of variation, too. If you want something super colorful, you can try out Nougat Square, or for something a bit more tame, check out Minimal Colors. ...

Vine Co-Founder Teases Vine 2

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Twitter announced that Vine would shut down last year, with many across the internet quite upset about it. Today, though, the internet has reason to be happy, as one of the founders of Vine is ramping up hype for what could be Vine 2. In a tweet from last month, Dom Hofmann stated, “I’m going to work on a follow-up to Vine,” but didn’t provide too many details, with exception to a followup tweet that said the project would be self-funded. We aren’t exactly sure if this ...

HBO GO Android TV App Updated to Support Google Assistant

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For those who still watch HBO even when everyone’s favorite incest and dragon-packed show isn’t in season, you’ll be happy to learn that both the HBO GO Android TV app and standard HBO GO app for phones/tablets received updates this week. The big change is for the Android TV version, as it receives support for voice controls via Google Assistant. For example, watchers can control playback and use search functions all by using their voice. Basically, anything that allows me to not use a virtual keyboard ...

HQ Trivia Teases Android Launch for Holidays

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HQ Trivia, the app apparently no iPhone owner can shut up about, is headed to Android this holiday season. In a tweet sent out from the official HQ Trivia account, the Android app will be a stocking stuffer, meaning we should expect it around Christmas time, though, no official date was provided. Now, you may be asking, WTF is HQ Trivia? Well, it’s an online live trivia show that people access via this app, created by the founders of Vine. If you’re quick enough, you can ...

Instagram Adds New Stories Highlights Section Right to Your Profile

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Instagram introduced two new features for its oh-so-popular photo sharing app this week — Stories Highlights and Stories Archive. Stories Highlights is the big new feature, which is a new part of your actual profile that others see. In this space, you can highlight Stories that you’d like others to have easy access to. Basically, if you use Stories a lot, you can make compilation Stories from past videos you have shared. For example, if you want to highlight all of the neighborhood dogs you love, ...

Google’s Files Go App Now Available Globally for Anyone Running Lollipop or Higher

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In early November, Google launched a file management app in beta called Files Go. Today, the app launches globally for any Android devices running Lollipop or higher. If you haven’t yet downloaded this app, it’s a smart file manager, capable of recognizing when a user has duplicate files and unnecessary things clogging up your phone’s storage. On top of managing your phone’s storage, you can also transfer files to nearby devices without using any data. The file transfers are encrypted and speedy, up to 125Mbps. Go check it out if ...

Neverending Nightmares is Full of Jump Scares and Gruesome Visuals

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Neverending Nightmares was launched for select platforms all the way back in 2014, but at long last, the game is available directly from Google Play for Android devices. You see, when this game launched, it was available exclusively for OUYA and Steam, but it has made its way to other platforms over the years. As a warning, this game is extremely graphic, and I have even seen some say that those who suffer from depression, anxiety, and paranoia should probably stay away from it. The game ...