Facebook testing a new 'Downvote' feature for flagging comments

We’ve all been there – scrolling on Facebook, just to come across a comment that does not achieve anything other than to offend someone. And the only option we had was to pass it by, as there was nothing else that could be done. Well, this may change soon.
Facebook is currently testing a new option called ‘Downvote’ to allow flagging of inappropriate comments. No, this is not a dislike button, as explained by a Facebook spokesperson, who also added: “We are not testing a dislike button. We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on …


Will you be testing the new iOS 11.3 beta features? (results)

You no longer need a developer account to preview Apple’s newest iOS 11.3 update, as it was rolled out as a public beta, and we asked you last week whether you plan on taking it for a spin, and preview the new features like fresh Animoji characters, or Messages in iCloud that will save space on your iPhone. More than half of our respondents won’t bother, it seems, which is probably the wiser move, given all the bugs and glitches inherent to these first public beta 1 editions. On the other hand, plenty of users are intrigued by it, and are ready to take the risk, …

Apple's iOS 11.3 update public beta is out, will you be testing the new features?

You no longer need a developer account to preview Apple’s newest iOS 11.3 update, as it was just outed as a public beta, bringing with it plethora of new features that look promising, and we hope they will make their way to the final retail edition intact, with only the bugs ironed out. If you want to take it for a spin, enroll in the beta program, and download the 11.3 profile from Apple’s source link below to get the update.
We know most folks with older iPhones are awaiting the update on account of the power management toggles that Apple …

Motorola starts testing Android 8.0 Oreo for Moto Z2 Play

Motorola is one of the not so many companies that have already released Android 8.0 Oreo updates for some of its smartphones. After Moto Z2 Force, it appears that the next smartphone to get the update is a mid-range device, the Moto Z2 Play.

Although the information hasn’t been confirmed by Motorola, we have reason to believe that the Moto Z2 Play will soon receive an Android 8.0 Oreo update. That’s because Motorola has already begun soak testing the update in Brazil.

Brazil is usually the country where Motorola starts testing new Android updates, but we have no clue how long it will …

Facebook is testing a new section to emphasize local news

Recently, social media has been heavily criticized for being a real catalyst for the way “fake news” spreads. Why? Well, a lot of news outlets — reputable or not — will have a big, eye-catching title, and will often be shared through social media channels by thousands of people who don’t read the actual articles. This issue has been a hot topic ever since the 2016 US presidential elections and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been on a personal mission to end “fake news” sharing over his platform since.

The initiative is called the Facebook Journalism …

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Android 8.0 Oreo beta testing program launched

Huawei is working to bring Android Oreo to as many of its previous flagships as possible. The Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro are the last Huawei devices that received the update, so it’s time for the Chinese giant to focus on other smartphones in its portfolio.

Well, it appears that the next Huawei phones that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo are the P10 and P10 Plus, the company’s last year flagships. Huawei is now looking for beta testers for its Android 8.0 Oreo beta testing program that will bring the update to both the P10 and P10 Plus.

Those who want to participate …

Instagram testing a new method allowing you to comment directly from the main photo feed

Right on the heels of Instagram seeking alpha testers for its Android version, the popular photo/video sharing app is testing a new feature that will allow you to comment on a particular photo directly from your main photo feed. The directions are pretty straightforward. Look at a photo for a few seconds (just pretend that you are a pretentious art critic for the local newspaper). If your Instagram app has the new feature, you will soon see a thin box that says “Add a comment” that you can type your thoughts in to.

It appears as though Instagram is pushing this new feature out to Android …

AT&T begins testing intriguing new way of bringing high-speed internet to US and global users

AT&T has announced the launch of two field trials of its AirGig technology. AirGig is a system that can deliver low-cost, multi-gigabit wireless internet speeds using power lines. 

The telecom says that this new approach is much faster and economical than constructing new cell towers or burying fiber-optic cables in the ground, as AirGig works with low-cost plastic antennas and devices that can be installed on a power line by trained operators in just a few minutes. 
Andre Fuetsch, president, AT&T Labs …

Tinder is testing a feed that shows Instagram and Spotify updates from your matches

In a bid to bring you and your matches closer together, Tinder is now testing a new feed feature that shows what people who you’ve swiped to the right have been up to on Instagram and Spotify. The feed appears as a new tab on the Messages screen and will display recently added Tinder photos, Instagram posts and Spotify Top Artists, provided, of course, that you and your matches have your respective accounts linked to the matchmaking app.

People can comment on updates from you that appear on their Tinder feeds, but these are visible only to you and those …

Instagram is testing moving Direct messaging to a new app

Today, Instagram Direct, Instagram’s in-app messaging service, is being tested as a standalone app, and moving out of the main Instagram app for those who download the new one. As The Verge reports, the rollout today is just a test, launching in only six countries: Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay. Essentially, the new Instagram Direct app is a camera-centric messenger aimed at making the messaging experience richer. And if anyone should know how to create a massively popular messaging app, it is Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, and owner of both …