Reports say Chrome OS will soon get Android Oreo’s notification dots.

According to a new report reaching us, Chrome OS will be getting notification dots sometime soon. These notification dots are little indicators that will show up on top of the home screen shortcuts for applications informing you that you have unread notifications for those apps. This only shows up on app icons which have been …

5 ways to free up space on your android device.

Android phones and tablets can fill up quickly as you download apps, add media files like music and movies, and cache data for use offline. Many lower-end devices may only include a few gigabytes of storage, making this even more of a problem. The less space you have, the more time you’ll have to spend micromanaging …

Facebook plans to transform the News Feed to promote “meaningful posts”

Facebook plans to make major changes to the News Feed in 2018 to promote more “meaningful” interactions, the company made this statement on Thursday. This Facebook plans to do by promoting posts that generate discussions over those that are passively consumed. Company executives hope the changes will make people feel better about using Facebook, following a …

Google to vet premium YouTube videos closely

According to the reports reaching us from some of our sources, Google will start to examine more strictly the YouTube channels that are part of its Google Preferred premium advertising program. Anonymous sources also reveal that the company will be using both human moderators and machine learning to identify those videos that shouldn’t be part of …

Skype includes Private Conversations with end-to-end encryption.

Secure messaging apps have become somewhat of a commonplace on smartphones although few services exist across all major platforms. To that end, Skype is rolling out an end-to-end encryption feature for conversations from reports reaching us. The Microsoft-owned service has formed a partnership with Signal in order to enable the new functionality, which is optional …

Huawei announces Q2 mesh Wi-Fi system

Despite the drama surrounding its Mate 10 flagship phone and its lacking availability on U.S carriers, Huawei also used its time at CES 2018 in Las Vegas to announce its first ever mesh Wi-Fi system. It is called the Huawei WiFi Q2, and it is available in two main variants: one base station and two satellites …

Researchers have found a way into WhatsApp group chats.

German cryptographers have found a way to perforate WhatsApp’s group chats in spite of its end-to-end encryption. Facebook says it’s not a problem…   Reports say that researchers had announced that they had discovered flaws in WhatsApp’s security at the Real World Crypto security conference in Switzerland. Anyone who controlled the app’s servers could insert …

How to view your archived stories on Instagram.

‘Stories’ has been one of the biggest social network features of the last few years. Snapchat rolled them out first, but now every social network from WhatsApp to Instagram has stories. There has also been a shift away from disappearing messages. People no longer seem to really want the photos they take to vanish. To …