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Viber Launches Desktop Apps For Mac And PC; Allows Video Calls

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Download, Software

Viber Launches Desktop Apps For Mac And PC; Allows Video Calls

Viber Launches Desktop Apps For Mac And PC; Allows Video Calls

The popular free messaging and VoIP mobile, Viber, has today released a native desktop apps for both Mac and PC. The desktop apps sync seamlessly with the existing mobile apps on iOS, Android, and other platforms. Viber has also announced video calls, allowing it to offer truly Skype experience alternative.

Send text messages and make voice and video calls from your PC or Mac. Seamlessly transfer calls between Viber Desktop and your phone.
Here are some of the features for Viber 3.0 on IOS:
  • You can now send video messages to your friends
  • All new voice engine improves sound quality on both low quality and high quality networks
  • Online status indicator tells you when your friends are connected to Viber. Note: users can receive messages even when not connected!
  • In app banner indicates that you received new messages
  • Automatically download new photos for faster viewing
  • You can now add a caption to the photos and videos you send
  • Easily browse through photos received from specific users or groups
  • Show only groups in messages screen, so you can quickly find a specific group
  • Larger photos and larger photo thumbnails
  • Better looking contact info screen
  • New package of fun stickers
  • Accessibility is now supported
  • Viber is also localized to: Czech, Danish, Greek, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, Korean, Dutch, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay and Indonesian
  • Performance improvements and multiple bug fixes.

The company has now reached over 200 million users in 193 countries. Download Viber Desktop now at http://www.viber.com/

Twitter Launches #music Discovery Service

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Download, Music, Social Networks, Twitter

Twitter #music

Twitter #music

Actually, Twitter isn’t launching a music service, but a discovery engine. Actual music will initially be served from iTunes, Spotify or Rdio. Previews will by default come from iTunes while subscribers to Spotify and Rdio can log in to hear streams of full songs.

Today, we’re releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. And, of course, you can tweet songs right from the app.

The songs on Twitter #music currently come from three sources: iTunes, Spotify or Rdio. By default, you will hear previews from iTunes when exploring music in the app. Subscribers to Rdio and Spotify can log in to their accounts to enjoy full tracks that are available in those respective catalogs. We will continue to explore and add other music service providers.

Twitter #music

Twitter #music

So, if you’re interested in the songs that have been tweeted by the artists and people you follow on Twitter, you can navigate to #NowPlaying to view and listen to those songs.

The official App for this service can be downloaded from here

Instagram Feeds Now Available on The Web

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Facebook, News

Instagram Feeds Now Available on The Web

Instagram Feeds Now Available on The Web

Since its inception in 2010, Instagram has almost remained an entirely mobile-only experience. That changed when the service was acquired by Facebook and they brought the profile page. Now, the company announced the ability to view the service feed on the web; by logging to your profile you will be able to view the latest photos posted by the people you follow as well as you can like (and double click to like) and comment on them.

“In fact, our focus on building out a mobile-only experience is a unique path that we’ve chosen for many reasons, the most important of which is that Instagram, at its core, is about seeing and taking photos on-the-go. However, to make Instagram even more accessible to our growing community, at the end of last year we started to expand to the desktop web, giving you the ability to see profiles from instagram.com. To continue that path, as of today, you can now browse your Instagram feed on the web – just like you do on your mobile device”

Digg Rebooted, Launches Redesign and iOS App

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Digg Rebooted, Launches Redesign and iOS App

Digg Rebooted, Launches Redesign and iOS App

After being acquired by Betaworks, Digg redesign has gone live, a result of a very rapid 6-week redesign process. The new design is simpler and cleaner, it emphasizes top stories, popular stories, and upcoming stories. The new Digg score system will take advantage from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to rank stories. The front page of Digg will also features editorial stories instead of relying completely on the Digg engine.

In the blog post, Betaworks says that it intends to continue to add new features:

While today’s launch is a milestone for us, we’re more excited about what’s coming next. In the subsequent weeks and months we will:

  • introduce network-based personalization features (like we do in News.me) to make Digg a more relevant and social experience
  • experiment with new commenting features
  • continue to iterate Digg for mobile web
  • move the website forward with features like the Reading List, different views into the top stories on Digg, and more data to help users better understand why a particular story is trending
  • launch an API so that members of the development community can build all the products that we haven’t even thought of yet

In addition to the website, Digg also has launched a new iOS app, which offers a similar news reading.

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