It's not you, it's Facebook: Messenger is down in many parts of the world

Facebook Messenger, the instant messaging platform used by over 1 billion people monthly, is currently down in many areas around the world. 

Some users can’t access, send, or receive messages regardless if they try this in the Messenger mobile app, or on a computer (via Facebook’s website). 

At this very moment, it looks like Messenger is down for most users on the East Coast of the US and in Europe, as well as for folks in Canada.

Facebook has yet to comment on the matter, but it certainly seems that the company is dealing with some serious issues right …


iOS app lets you pick and share colors from the real world, using your iPhone's camera

Have you ever wondered how a different color is considered trendy every year? Pantone, a New Jersey-based company, has been responsible for ‘electing’ a ‘Color of the Year’ since the 2000s. The company pretty much dictates the hues in fashion and has great influence over designer decisions globally. 

Cone is an app that allows you to use your iPhone’s camera to pick colors from the real world, and then match them with Pantone colors. The app converts the color you pick into hex code and then matches it with its closest Pantone counterpart. If you are looking at a dynamic scene, where …

The Apple iPad remained the most popular tablet in the world during Q1; Samsung draws nearer


Even though Apple shipped 13% fewer iPad tablets year-over-year globally during the first calendar quarter, the iPad remained the most popular tablet in the world. 8.9 million iOS powered tablets were delivered during the first three months of this year, compared to the 10.3 million shipped during the same quarter of 2016. The iPad currently owns 24.6% of the worldwide tablet market. For Apple, this was the 13th straight quarter with lower year-over-year iPad shipments. Thanks to the Apple iPad Pro, Apple now is on top of the detachable tablet market despite the use of a mobile OS. Others in …

Check out T-Mobile's vision of a 5G world (VIDEO)

Based on T-Mobile’s video called “The Future of Wireless,” 5G means that we will be closer to living like The Jetsons. Earlier during this week, the nation’s third largest carrier became the first one to announce its plans to build a nationwide 5G network. Today, T-Mobile has posted a video showing what life could be like with such a network deployed. Apparently, AR is one of the things that we will be using every day and in many ways. From checking our parking garage reservations through an AR enabled windshield in our car, to using AR to purchase a dress that we see in a store window, …

The Galaxy S7 is the most used Samsung phone in the world according to a study

We always knew the Galaxy S7 was a hit, but we didn’t knew it was to such an extent. According to advertising agency ScientiaMobile’s Mobile Overview Report (MOVR) for Q1 2017, the S7 generates more mobile browsing than any other Samsung device in the world. This means it is, literally, the most used Samsung smartphone right now.

Will the Galaxy S8 end up with the same fate? It may take some time. Previously, it wasn’t the Galaxy S6, but rather the Galaxy S5 that was the most used Samsung device in the world, and its hegemony was as recent as March this year.

This probably has something …

Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj's Run Up music video is all about twerking in a smartphone-obssesed world

If you are at all into hip-hop besides smartphones, please pause the new Kendrick Lamar record for a bit and check out whats’s going on in Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj’s video for ‘Run Up’. Hip-hop the song is not, but the video is all about smartphone obsession wrecking up the party of a lifetime, complete with a (fake) pause to buffer the video stream and Minaj delivering a verse through FaceTime. It’s like the video is based on actual events or something!

At least one of the party goers is probably thinking about the upcoming Android 7.1.1 Nougat for his phone while enjoying himself. …

Google Maps April Fools let's you play Ms Pac-Man around the world

April Fools Day can be a divisive time. Some people go too far with the “pranks” and end up being jerks, some people love the irreverence, and some get annoyed with all of the brands tryng to get publicity with silly stunts (we’re looking at you T-Mobile ONEsie…). But Google has a history of doing well by the non-holiday and this year is no different, because who can say no to Ms. Pac-Man?

The Google Maps team has a tradition of turning the product into a game for April Fools, and this year might be the best one yet, because it lets you play Ms. Pac-Man on the streets of places …

The beautiful Product Red iPhone 7 will silently make the world a better place. Here's how

You might remember the Product Red iPod from a few years ago. There was also the one-of-a-kind red Mac Pro, which didn’t gather as much consumer attention, but in 2013 it sold at an auction for $977,000. In fact, there was also the (RED) desk, designed by Jony Ive and sold at that same auction for $1.685 million. Now we have the red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But what is this all about? Some people might already know the answer, but in case you haven’t been following Apple for that long, let us explain why the red Apple products are so special, and why that simple desk …

Facebook launches Messenger Day around the world and its a complete rip off of Snapchat Stories

Ever since its inception, there have been no shortage of copycats that have tried to replicate Snapchat’s formula for capturing and sending photos that self-destruct after a certain amount of time. Although it started out as a simple tool for sending photos and videos up to ten seconds in length to friends and family, Snapchat eventually added its popular Stories feature – the section of the app that allows you to post photo and video content that automatically vanishes after 24 hours.

Last August saw Instagram release its own take on Snapchat’s Stories …

You can now buy devices on the Google Store from any place in the world, shipping still limited to select few countries

The Google Store has just opened up to more places. Kind of.
The Google Store, the place where Google sells its Pixel phones and tablets, its Chromecasts and Nest home products, only ships to a select few countries: the United States, the UK and select few European nations, as well as a few others, but while previously it was completely closed for users from non-supported countries, this is no longer the case. Customers from all over the globe and can now access any of the supported versions of the Store and – what’s better – use their local …