Google Duo Officially Launched…for Users.

One of the most awaited apps of android from Google is launched yesterday, Google Duo.The video chatting app that went on display by Google at their Developer conference on May 18,2016,is now launched for public . I have been using this app for two days now and the functioning of the app is superb. It is fast, easy to use and almost with no complications.To call, you can just tap on the face of the contact and they answer and you will have a one to one face video chat on.

First of all, how the duo works.It is available for both Android and iPhones. When you start the app ,it simply sign you up and then check for the phone number and send you the confirmation text .The whole process is very simple. No friend list to be maintained or separate accounts to be created.

The best part of the application is the simplicity of it.Though it comes with some flaws,i.e.it does not support conference calling.You cannot call someone other than Phones.

The new feature in this application is the ‘Knock Knock’. When you receive a call on Android (it doesn’t work on the iPhone), your entire screen starts showing the live video from your caller before you even answer. It lets you see who’s calling — and lets the caller make funny faces to try to entice you to answer.Google’s promo video for Duo emphasizes it heavily:

Duo is the second of the two apps, Google announced at the Developer conference.Google Allo is the other app, we are all eagerly waiting for now.The messaging app that will change the way to message people.

Hangouts on the other hand will continue to exist, but with an Enterprise focus.

Duo does one-on-one video chat very well, which is what Google set out to make it do. The question now is whether or not that’s enough.

Download the Google Duo App Now:

Playstore: Google Duo

App Store: Google Duo

Twitter redefined for MAC with new designs and features

Twitter for mackintosh these days received its most important upgrade since 2013, introducing a spread of latest options to bring the mackintosh app in line with the iOS and net experiences. Twitter for mackintosh 4.0 includes associate degree updated style with enhancements to icons, buttons, and interactions, and it brings a brand new dark theme to vary the background from white to black.

Along with a brand new look, Twitter for mackintosh is gaining many new options like inline video playback, GIF support, cluster Direct Messages, a mute possibility, and therefore the ability to quote tweets. All of those options have antecedently been on the market at intervals the Twitter iOS app and on the online. these days’s update additionally includes a brand new Today Center gizmo for viewing Twitter highlights within the Apple Notification Center on the mackintosh.

Don’t call it a comeback!
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Twitter for Mac is getting the update you’ve been asking for. Now it looks and feels more like the Twitter you carry with you everyday. We’ve built in some of the most-requested features so your Twitter for Mac experience combines what you love about Twitter with the elegance you expect on a Mac. Here’s what we’ve added:

– Inline video playback – You’ll see videos play directly in your feed.
– GIFs support – See animations without leaving your timeline.
– Group Direct Messages – Create and receive private notes with up to 50 people.
– Mute – Silence specific accounts so you no longer see them in your feed.
– Today Center Widget – Get your Twitter Highlights right on your desktop.
– Dark Theme – Now you can see the world in black or white.
– Updated design – Get the latest improvements to icons, buttons, and interactions.
– Quote Tweet – Add your two cents to any Retweet.

 

Twitter for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Online picture community 500px launches Prime, an advertisement licensing service

Photography-based social networking web site 500px declared that it’s launching an ad licensing service that might earn the members within the on-line photograph community thirty p.c of takings for every photograph sold-out.
Called 500px Prime, here’s however it’ll diverge from alternative licensing services. Prime can charge licensing fees beginning at $250. despite the license, thirty p.c of the photograph sold-out would visit the creative person United Nations agency owns it. And, “we area unit victimization the facility of the 500px community to grant patrons insight into however photos are received and perceived before licensing them. Imagine looking pictures by potential vitality, hero standing and visceral reaction. this is often be} revolutionary and one thing solely 500 px can do,” the corporate wrote it a web log entry.
500px has been fashionable each amateur AND professional photographers as an outlet to share their work,likewise as connect and collaborate with each other. it’d appear questionable for the service to currentlycreate cash off this community and its artistic method, however 500px Prime is truly a separate, opt-in marketplace that users have to be compelled to sign on for. And, 500px says that it’s one thing that users have requested, and it may offer larger exposure to a photographer’s work. (Flickr will one thing similar with Getty pictures.)
“Prime may be a convergence of the growing demand to be able to license the wonderful photography on 500px and a growing demand for some way for our photographers to be procured their work. Our vision is to basically modification the means photos area unit authorised. an enormous a part of this is often dynamical the means photograph licensing corporations work with photographers,” the corporate wrote.
“So several 500px photographers need a thanks to share their add the industrial area however don’t have the time, skills, or funds to plug themselves and manage all the legalities. we wish to assist you are doing that.allow us to connect you with the highest patrons within the industrial licensing area,” 500px adds. Prime can basically act as office and do the legwork, taking the larger cut of the takings.

Good NEWS : BBM for Android and iPhone is back …

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News from Official Blackberry blog:

This is the news you’ve been waiting for! I am thrilled to tell you that we are about to officially resume our rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone customers around the globe!* In the next few hours, people will start seeing BBM in Google Play, the App Store and in select Samsung App Stores – where it will be free to download.

The demand for BBM on Android and BBM on iPhone continues to be amazing. About six million people signed up for information about BBM at BBM.com. As you know, in just seven hours, about one million Android users were using the unreleased version of BBM for Android. What you don’t know is that more than one million people have found creative ways to “side load” BBM on their iPhone. This is incredible.

To help manage this unprecedented pent up demand for BBM, we are implementing a simple line-up system to ensure a smooth roll out. Here’s how it is going to work…

 

BBM Roll Out Details:

  1. Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit BBM.com from your Android or iPhone browser*
  2. Once you install the app, open it, and enter your email address to hold your spot in line
  3. We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM

 

If you are among the millions that took the time to sign up at BBM.com, you can start using BBM immediately without waiting in line.* If you didn’t sign up in advance, don’t worry – we are focused on moving millions of customers through the line as fast as possible.

Our team of developers and engineers has been working around the clock to bring you BBM – and make some upgrades while we’re at it – and some incredible work has been done. I look forward to sharing more of this with you here, on Inside BlackBerry, soon.

For updates on how quickly the line is moving you can follow @BBM on Twitter. I will be back tomorrow with another post to provide you with an update on the line-up and to share more detail about the work the team has done over the last several weeks.

Lastly, thank you for your patience. We know you’re excited (we are too!) and we look forward to having you join us on BBM.

FIFA ’14 on ANDROID

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Following Madden 25 last week, EA’s leading soccer/football title FIFA 14 is now available on Android through Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Like the console version, FIFA features a wealth of real-world clubs, tournaments and players, as well as commentary in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. EA’s Football Club Match Day feature also lets you play along with real-world fixtures from this year’s leagues, including real-time updates of injuries and suspensions.

Like Madden, the new FIFA follows a “freemium” pricing model — there’s no charge to download the app, but you’ll pay real money for in-game stuff. As we’ve come to expect from big-name EA games, the graphics are slick and the controls work reasonably well too.

But you’re also looking at a pretty big download for FIFA 14 — 1.35GB in fact, so you might want to check your internal storage before you download. Grab it from Google Play using the button above — which will get you a free gold premium pack — or head on over to Amazon to pick it up from them.

To download FIFA ’14 on your ANDROID Smartphone click on the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.game.fifa14_row&hl=en