Amazon has just announced that its intelligent personal assistant Alexa supports new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) that will make it sound more human. The addition of a new set of speaking skills allows Alexa to control the tone, timing, and emotion of its voice.
We are living in a time where every single company is trying to find new ways on how to earn money. If you thought that Google is not interested in earning even more money, then you would be wrong. The search giant will reportedly monetize its navigation app in near future.
With fast software development, many devices left unsupported after certain period, meaning it stops receiving major software update as well as security updates. Google has now posted a new end-of-life support page and added info about the Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
The recent issue with Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus displays can be fixed with a software update, on which the company has been working in the last few days. As promised, Samsung has now released a software update so you could adjust the colors.
Searching for movies, TV shows, and music in streaming services is now possible through Google Search for iOS. Google has released an update that lets you browse content available on iTunes, Hulu, Amazon Video, Google Play, YouTube, Spotify, and other services.
Facebook's lightweight Messenger app is reaching a ton of new countries. An expansion to 132 countries has been announced by the company. Lite is designed to work well with phones that have low memory and processing power. Some intensive features are disabled.
Apple is said to be in discussions pertaining to a peer-to-peer payment service that'd compete against companies like Venmo. The feature has been discussed before and it'd give iPhone users an easy way to send money to friends and family. It might be called Apple Cash.
More than a third of US government agencies have been impacted by some kind of cybersecurity breach recently. Thales e-Security and 451 Research says 34% of federal agencies have been breached in the past year. 65% have experienced a breach at some point.
Samsung has revealed a new app meant to reduce distracted driving. The "In-Traffic Reply" software can be turned on to help people respond to messages without taking their eyes off the road, even for a second. It is currently available only as a beta.
Google Home can now help you cook due to the addition of 5 million recipes. Users can ask Google Assistant to bring up a recipe and they can control the instructions while cooking. You can ask it to repeat steps or return to a specific instruction, for example.
Selling a streaming box that has piracy add-ons is illegal, a court in the EU has decided. The European Union's Court of Justice ruled against Mr. Wullems, the owner of a site that was selling multimedia players configured for easy pirated content viewing.
Millions of Android devices have been infected by an adware called FalseGuide. The malware enters people's devices by convincing people to install apps that appear to be guides for popular games. Users often give these apps unnecessary permissions, growing their impact.
Google Maps on Android and iOS now come with a parking feature that can be used to save your parking location. The feature first showed up last month as part of the app's beta. It's easy to use on both platforms. The most you have to do is tap a button to drop a pin.
YouTube's Kids app, which offers a content selection that's acceptable for children, is now available on smart TVs and it'll soon reach Android TV. Kids is popular in many households as it makes it easy for parents to give their children access to kid-friendly content.
Android users have received Spotify's "Behind the Lyrics" feature, which gives insight into the meaning of certain songs. The music streaming service began offering lyric analysis through a partnership with Genius that began last year. It's appeared in a small set of playlists.
As promised, Microsoft's latest major update for its mobile operating system is now rolling out. The Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update will be rolled out gradually to devices across the world, and we already know that only a handful of devices will get the update.
4K resolution is slowly becoming a mainstream standard as more TVs and other devices support it out of the box. That wasn't the case with the NVIDIA Shield TV, but luckily the company has now released a software update that brings the 4K support to the devices.
Canonical has already confirmed that they are ending support for its Ubuntu Phone software or should we say the Unity desktop environment, and going back to GNOME starting in 2018. What we didn't know, until today, is when the support for the Ubuntu Phone will end.
If you have been reading about Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus models, you have probably heard a few things about the reddish tint issues. Samsung released a statement saying that the issue isn't hardware-related and that they are already working on a fix.
Popular to-do app Wunderlist is going away, Microsoft has announced. It is being replaced by a new app, simple called "To-Do," which is originating within Microsoft. Wunderlist was acquired by the company in 2015. To-Do is currently live as a preview.