SwiftKey for iOS updated with emoji prediction, new themes and languages

SwiftKey, the popular keyboard app, is getting new features in the most recent update released on App Store. If you own an iPhone, iPad or an iPod touch, you’ll benefit from all the improvements added to SwiftKey today.

The newest SwiftKey app comes with several new themes, 8 to be more precise, 15 new languages, as well as a couple of improvements to 3D Touch. On top of that, the app should now allow users to find the emoji they want faster than ever.

Apparently, there’s a new emoji prediction panel available in SwiftKey for iOS, which shows up when you tap on the regular emoji key. …

Moto Z finally gets updated to Android 7.1.1

In Hong Kong and Indonesia today, Moto Z users are in the process of receiving the update to Android 7.1.1. The phone originally shipped last year with Android 6.0 pre-installed, and was eventually updated to Android 7.0. Once the notification is received that the update has hit your Moto Z, make sure that the device is connected to a Wi-Fi or strong cellular signal before continuing with the updating process. At the same time, the battery on the phone needs to be charged to at least 50%.

If the update has not been received yet, you can try to have it sent to you manually by going to Settings …

Twitter updated with additional mute options to stop trolls, abuse and harassment

Twitter has just announced that its mobile apps are now more powerful when it comes to preventing online abuse and harassment. A new set of notification filters is now available for Twitter users on Android and iOS, which will allow them to mute accounts considered trolls.

Before using these newly added filters, it’s worth noting that you will be able to mute just about any Twitter account that you think necessary. Starting today, Twitter users can disable notifications from the following types of accounts using the new options in the advanced filter settings:

Accounts that are new …

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe updated with camera performance improvements, ZenUI tweaks

It’s been four months since Asus has kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Today, another update is making its way to the smartphone, but it doesn’t bring so many important new features and improvements as Nougat.

According to Asus, the new update is meant to further enhance the camera performance, as well as improve ZenUI stability. Also, the update should add some fixes to the Bluetooth connectivity so that users won’t experience any issues with connections.

Software version is pushed OTA (over the air) in stages, …

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro unveiled; updated Galaxy J5 (2017) adds more RAM and storage

It may be the Fourth of July in the states, but in other countries it is just another working day. For example, Samsung today introduced the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro. This is essentially an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017). Where the latter has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage, the Galaxy J5 Pro will sport 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The remaining specs are the exact same, including the availability of a 256GB capacity microSD slot for those who fancy a bit of additional storage.

That means that the device will feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a …

Truecaller for iOS updated with Flash Messaging, here is how it works

The team behind Truecaller, the dialer app for Android and iOS devices, has just announced it has added a new functionality called Flash Messaging. The new feature works cross-platform, so you’ll be able to to use it on either Android or iOS devices.

Flash Messaging has been specially designed to fulfill consumers’ need for maximum mobility. There are times when you want to answer a message from your friend as explanatory as possible, but you don’t have the time for it.

Well, Flash Messaging is meant to make these moments of our lives much easier. So, if …

Make Siri great again! Apple's smart assistant gets updated, gains on-device learning, instant translation and more

Apple’s smart assistant is about to get a lot smarter. A bunch of important updates was just announced for Siri, which indicates that Cupertino has made some serious efforts to catch up to the likes of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Some of the most intriguing augmentations that you can expect on Siri when iOS 11 goes live include on-device learning that will help out with recommendations and contextual understanding. A Translate service is also being beta tested on the smart assistant, with voice translations offered from English to Chinese, French, German, …

Google Allo updated with full-screen video support, performance improvements

Earlier this week, Google pushed an interesting update for the Allo app, which added Selfie Clips, the ability to capture your own GIF and share it with your friends. Today, the app received another update that brings one new feature among other things.

Well, it looks like Google Allo users will now be able to watch videos on full screen. Aside from the fact that you can watch videos in full-screen mode, right in the chat, the update doesn’t bring any other new features into the mix.

However, the changelog mentions some performance improvements, which are …

Official video promotes the updated rear camera on the Moto Z2 Play

Earlier this morning, Motorola made the Moto Z2 Play official. Besides a smaller battery, a new chipset and some design changes, Motorola also made some improvements to the rear camera on the device. These changes are highlighted in a new video released by the manufacturer today. While the rear camera is now 12MP, down from the original model’s 16MP snapper, the aperture has dropped from f/2.0 to f/1.7. That means that the new camera allows 25% more light to enter. You should be able to get better results when taking photos in low-light conditions.

Dual autofocus pixels allow for …