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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.

AirPods 2, Apple Watch Series 5 and 7nm A13 chip: Digitimes Report

Digitimes has published new reports on a number of Apple’s alleged new product releases which include A13 chips, AirPods 2, Apple Watch Series 5 and iPads. Based on supply chain sources, Digitimes has information that TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) might be manufacturing a 7 nanometer A13 Chip for 2019 iPhones. Furthermore, it reports that consumers can expect new iPads and AirPods to be released …

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 …

Apple might be releasing new 10-inch iPad and 7th generation iPod Touch

Developer Steven Troughton Smith claims that Apple will release new iPads with WiFi and WiFi + Cellular variants and a new 7th generation iPod Touch.  While dissecting iOS 12.2 beta, Smith came across references of the new devices. According to the screenshot Smith posted on Twitter, iPads might ship without FaceID while iPod Touch will not have either FaceID or TouchID.

Apple is planning a gaming subscription service – Report

A new report claims that Apple is allegedly working on a gaming subscription service. The gaming service will offer an exclusive list of games for a monthly payment plan. Furthermore, Cheddar states that Apple might also be discussing a partnership with developers as a publisher to have control over marketing, distribution, and cost related matters for the offered games.