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Facebook's Messenger Lite Android App Launched In Four Markets

Facebook's Messenger Lite Android App Launched In Four Markets

That's because if downloading Lite makes them respond to more messages more quickly, it thereby encourages friends to stick with Messenger instead of defaulting back to SMS or iMessage, or straying to Snapchat . A bit over six years ago, Facebook launched its Messenger mobile apps for iPhone and Android in the USA and Canada, foreshadowing the eventual transfer of chat functionality out of its main social networking app.


Microsoft to close Groove Music Pass and move users to Spotify

Microsoft to close Groove Music Pass and move users to Spotify

The same update will begin to roll out to public next week. Groove Music users may also be eligible for a 60-day free trial of Spotify Premium; head here to check out the terms of the promotion and other FAQ about the transition. With music streaming services in large supply and at low cost, the competition has become too much for Microsoft's Groove Music service. After that point, those users with any remaining months of paid subscription to the service will be reimbursed.


Google will retool user security in wake of political hack

Google will retool user security in wake of political hack

Under an optional service called the Advanced Protection Programme Google is also planning to more closely lock down users' accounts by blocking all third-party tools from accessing users' emails or files, such as those held on Google Drive.


Elon Musk Proposes Plans of World Travel by Rocket on the Earth

Elon Musk Proposes Plans of World Travel by Rocket on the Earth

Musk hopes that this ambitious rocket system of his will begin construction within the next six to nine months. Elon Musk wants to help you travel from London to New York City in about a half-hour. Musk presented the idea at the very end of his speech, so he was light on details when it comes to the other logistics surrounding this proposal. The rocket would be partially reusable and capable of flight directly from Earth to Mars, could still carry 100 passengers, and could also be used ...


Uber's UK Head to Step Down Amid London Licensing Fight

Uber's UK Head to Step Down Amid London Licensing Fight

Regulator Transport for London said last Friday that the USA -based taxi firm's approach and conduct was not fit and proper to hold a private vehicle hire licence and it would not be renewed when it expires on September 30. Uber has until Oct 13 to appeal the decision. The new boss has apologised for "the mistakes we've made" and accepted that the company had "got things wrong".


IPhone 8 Plus bursts open during charging, Apple launches probe

IPhone 8 Plus bursts open during charging, Apple launches probe

The decision was met with massive backlash. Apple confirmed that it was investigating the cases with a swelling of the iPhone 8 Plus, introduced in September of this year. The Belkin 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar offers dual functionality for charging and listening to your iPhone or iPad. The two incidents, reported from Taiwan and Japan, seem to be isolated incidents as there haven't been other cases reported yet.