Netflix introduces Smart Downloads for TV Shows on iOS

Netflix has launched a new ‘Smart Downloads’ feature for iOS. The app will automatically download new episodes of a previously downloaded TV show and delete the older episodes. The feature works only when connected to Wi-Fi, therefore, users do not have to worry about the app consuming mobile data. Users may think of this feature as an automatic download manager. 

Instagram might be releasing Direct Messages for Web

A 23 years old software engineer, Jane Wong, has broken news that Instagram is internally testing Direct messaging on web which will be available on desktop and mobile web browsers. If Instagram Direct is released on web, it would means that users will be able to send messages to their contacts on Instagram from their desktop or mobile web browsers. Wong posted the leak on Twitter with …

Here are the 230 new Emojis coming to iOS and Android in 2019

Unicode Consortium has approved 2019’s final list of Emojis with 230 new characters. Deaf person, ringed planet, blood drop, people holding hands and more are the new emojis that users will get to compose expressive text messages with. In addition, new birds, animals, worship places, food, clothing, updates to older emojis with new colors and more have made their way in the updated Emoji 12.0 specs. …

Skype releases background blur for video calls

In its latest update, Skype has released a new background blur feature for video calls on desktop. Users on Skype (version 8) on Windows, Mac and Linux and Skype (version 14) on Windows 10  can enable background blur when on a video call with friends, family, boss, clients or potential business partners. The feature works just like the background blur feature in Microsoft Teams.

Apple’s Chinese New Year video highlights Smart HDR on iPhone XS

Apple has posted a new video on YouTube titled ‘The lens of Love by Jia Zhangke’. The video was published on Chinese New Year and highlights the use of Smart HDR in iPhone XS. Renowned director Jia Zhangke explains how Smart HDR helped him create emotions and feelings connected with  a person’s visit to their hometown during Chinese New Year by accentuating details like highlights …