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SwiftKey Launches Branded Keyboard Themes on Android

Six months after it launched a store for premium themes on Android, third-party keyboard app SwiftKey is now offering branded keyboard themes, starting with a collection inspired by Disney's hit animated film 'Frozen'. Six themes featuring Frozen's most popular characters will be available in the SwiftKey Store at 12pm Eastern/9am Pacific, individually at $1.99 or as a pack for $4.99.

WhatsApp might be working on a web client

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned mobile messaging app, might be landing on desktops in the near future. While WhatsApp rose to popularity as a mobile messaging app that uses the smartphone's SIM card to authenticate, and it's stuck to mobile devices so far, that might be changing soon, according to an report.

Facebook Updates Trending News Section

Trending news - that section on the right-hand side of your Facebook newsfeed is changing! From now on you will be able to see popular stories from across the platform as well as a live feed of user mentions. Also, mobile versions of Facebook (Android only, for now) are getting the functionality for the first time!...

Google Is Retiring the Google Earth API

It's been six years since Google introduced the Earth API for 3D mapping, but today the company is announcing its retirement. Google is letting go API because it's built on a technology called the NPAPI plugin framework, which is being abandoned by both Chrome and Firefox for security reasons.

Vine Updates App, Bringing Instagram-Style Double-Tap Liking

Vine's latest update brings a big new feature that the app's users have been asking for quite a lot; double-tap to like. Users scrolling through their feeds can now simply double-tap a Vine to like it directly, saving tapping on those pesky buttons. Once you've liked a Vine, a smiley face appears where you double tapped.

YouTube Testing Feature To Create GIFs Directly From Videos

Prepare yourself, for the YouTube GIFs are coming! A new feature in testing on YouTube allows users to quickly create GIFs from videos on the video service. Currently only in testing on the PBS Idea Channel's page, the new feature allows you to simply click the share button, then drag a trim selector to pick the part of the video you want to turn into a GIF.

LinkedIn Debuts New Homepage

Today LinkedIn announced that it's rolling out a new version of its homepage, which will act as a dashboard, displaying all the information you need to know about your profile and your network. Also Read: Publishing On LinkedIn Just Got Better Right now, the usual LinkedIn homepage looks a bit cluttered.

Facebook Allowing Advertisers to Split Ad Sets - AllFacebook

Starting Janaury 13, work with the group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds to build a fan base and grow your business on Facebook! In this course, Geoffrey Colon will teach you how to set up and enhance your company page, understand best practices and measuring your success, execute a monthly content strategy, and incorporate Facebook into your overall marketing efforts.

Facebook Debuts Call-to-Action Buttons for Pages - AllFacebook

Facebook officially announced the introduction of call-to-action buttons for pages, saying that the feature will roll out in the U.S. over the next few weeks and worldwide next year, although several page administrators already had access to the feature prior to the social network's official announcement.

Google Brings 'My Maps' Custom Map Creation To Google Drive

Google's My Maps tool for building custom drives, trips and routes on its Maps product is now integrated into Google Drive, which means you can build custom maps just as easily as you can new documents, slideshows and spreadsheets.

Google Brings Museums To Mobile Users, Armchair Travelers With New Technology Platform

Google announced today it's making a platform available to museums that enables them to build mobile applications that take advantage of Google technology, including Street View and YouTube, to bring their exhibits to anyone with a smartphone.

Google+ Will Now Let Users Identify Their Gender Using Their Own Words

Today's been a busy one for Google - with updates to Hangouts, Android Wear, Cardboard VR, the Cultural Institute, and more - but the company is also making an important change to Google+ that provides more gender identity options for LGBT users.

Spotify Now Converts What Friends Listen To Into A "Top Tracks In Your Network" Playlist

Now you can listen to Spotify like you read the Facebook News Feed. Spotify's new "Top Tracks In Your Network" is a personalized, constantly updated playlist based on what the people you follow are listening to. It's available today on iOS and Android in Browse->Top Tracks, and will come to desktop soon.

Twitter Pushes Its Message-Any-Of-Your-Followers Feature With Annoying Promo Overlay

Update: Turns out this is a rare case - for the ever-changing, A/B testing Twitter - of 'it's a bug not a feature'. TechCrunch understands the overlay should only be appearing for new users, not in the inboxes of multi-year veterans. So although Twitter is promoting its DM any follower feature, it's only pushing this to newbies.

YouTube for Android Adds Offline Playback in Three Asian Countries

Along with a Material Design refresh and search filters, the latest update for YouTube's Android app allows users in Indian, Indonesian and Filipino markets to save videos to their devices to watch offline. The new feature is available for select content including movies, music videos, trailers and more, so that users in areas where high-speed mobile data connections aren't easily accessible can enjoy buffer-free video.

Facebook Beefs Up Tools for Publishers - AllFacebook

Facebook announced a host of new features aimed at encouraging publishers to share more content on the social network, introducing the ability to target posts by users' interests, a way to eliminate posts that are out of date, a new Smart Publishing tool and improvements to domain insights.

Verified Accounts Come To Instagram

After hitting the 300-million users mark, Instagram launches a sought-after feature: The famous blue "tick" verification badge. Also Read: Instagram: Do It Like The Top Brands As its user base expands, many users are not sure whether the celebrity account they decided to follow is indeed the real one.

Google Sheets Now Lets You Add Miniature Charts Within Cells

I never thought I'd describe a chart as 'cute,' but Google just added some neat new functionality to its spreadsheet software - you can now add miniature charts, called sparklines, into...

Vimeo Rolls Out 4K Video

Vimeo is changing the way we will watch video on its platform by introducing 4K quality. To be specific, starting today, Vimeo Pro subscribers can upload their videos in 4K, while the rest of us will have access to 4K downloads. Also Read: Vimeo's New Mobile Site Lets You 'Watch Later' If you are a Vimeo...

Facebook Search now lets you find specific posts, not just people

It's been almost two years since Facebook launched Graph Search, an ambitious and all-encompassing tool that you could use to search through your connections based on their Facebook behaviors. Now, the company is introducing its next big update to its search product, and it's the kind of idea that's so simple on the surface it feels surprising that Facebook didn't have it already.

Google Hangouts for Android gets 'last seen' timestamps, smart location sharing, and video filters

Google today announced a major update to its Hangouts app for Android and promised that the equivalent iOS update would be "coming soon." The new features are aimed at making it easier to find your friends, know when they're around, and cut down the time you spend messaging in the app.

Vine Updates App, Bringing Instagram-Style Double-Tap Liking

Vine's latest update brings a big new feature that the app's users have been asking for quite a lot; double-tap to like. Users scrolling through their feeds can now simply double-tap a Vine to like it directly, saving tapping on those pesky buttons. Once you've liked a Vine, a smiley face appears where you double tapped.