Music streaming service Tidal has introduced a feature called "Track Edit" that lets users edit any song in the service's library. Your editing options are limited, but the mobile app lets you adjust the tempo up to 16% and fade the song in or out by 10 seconds.
Netflix has reported record performance for the fourth quarter of 2016. The streaming service added 7.04 million subscribers over a period of just three months, breaking the previous record of 5.59 million. Its total revenue was also up at $2.48 billion, an increase of 36%.
An in-app messaging feature is being trialed in YouTube. It's currently being tested on Android and iOS, and it lets users share clips, text content, and links without leaving the app. For now, the feature is only available in Canada. This may not turn into an official feature.
Hulu is going to add the ability to download movies and TV series in the coming months. Mike Hopkins, Hulu's CEO, confirmed to AdWeek that subscribers will be able to download content for offline viewing. It's a feature the company is focused on and is developing.
Chelsea Manning's sentence commutation by the Obama Administration might not be sufficient to get WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to turn himself in. Assange said earlier in January that if Obama were to grant Manning clemency that he would give himself over to the United States.
Using Google on an Android device when you don't have a reliable internet connection has become a little easier. Google is releasing an update for its Android app that allows offline searches to be saved and processed automatically when a phone reconnects.
Google+ may seem all but dead to many people, but Google isn't giving up on it. In another attempt to make the platform interesting, new features have been unveiled. Google is also fully disabling the network's classic user interface later this month.
Microsoft is going to begin selling eBooks through the Windows 10 Store, according to a leak posted by MSPowerUser. The leak includes multiple images showing eBook content on the Windows store, suggesting there will soon be a dedicated tab for books.
President Barack Obama is using his last days in office to reduce the sentences of many people in federal jail and one of those affected by this activity is Chelsea Manning. She'll be out in five months, yet her original sentence would have kept her in prison for 32 years.
While WhatsApp might have denied the existence of a backdoor for intercepting and reading messages, that doesn't mean the security issue isn't present. According to the company, the code in question is a feature that ensures messages don't get lost, but the latest video shows
Facebook's period of heavily promoting live video may be coming to an end. The social network is "de-emphasizing" live video, reports Recode, and that means it'll no longer pay publishers to use the feature. Some publishers reportedly didn't even find the payments were worth it.
Support for payments may soon be added to Google Assistant. A teardown of the latest beta points to the existence of payment functionality, allowing users to spend money with their voice or potentially place orders within the Google Allo messaging app.
An analysis of 10 million leaked passwords completed by Keeper reveals last year's top password was the remarkably simplistic 123456. Filling in some of the other top spots were "123456789," "qwerty," and "12345678." Keeper chastised websites for allowing weak passwords.
Kathy Byron, a Virginia House Republican, has put forth a bill that would essentially block any municipal broadband in the state. Proposals of this sort can't be blocked by the FCC and they're supported by cable companies who would prefer not to compete with cities.
China's Cyberspace Administration (CAA) has implemented a requirement that all app stores in the country must register with the government. Stores that don't register and possibly submit themselves to greater oversight won't be operating in accordance with the law.
The Obama administration has used virtual reality on multiple occasions and it's turned to the tech again to bid farewell. Working with Facebook's Oculus, the White House has released an 8-minute tour of "The People's House" (White House) narrated by Barack and Michelle Obama.
A report in The Guardian claiming there's a "backdoor" in WhatsApp that could allow messages to be intercepted and read is being refuted by the Facebook-owned messaging service. According to the original report, security researcher Tobias Boelter found the vulnerability.
The next Google Chrome release (version 56) will come with support for FLAC lossless audio. Beta testers already have access to the feature. Support for the audio file format will please audiophiles, though it won't necessarily make much of a difference for most users.
Anime Strike is the first branded "Amazon Channel" from Amazon itself. The new streaming option costs $5 per month and includes a large on-demand library filled with series/films in the action, romance, and adult categories, among others. Both new and old content is available.
Snapchat has updated its interface and one of the greatest changes is a new universal search option. The universal search bar is always present at the top of the screen and it yields results from your friends, groups, Discover publishers, and Our Stories.