There is a fairly long list of reasons why BlackBerry 10 is nowhere near as popular as competing mobile operating systems, but one of the big reasons is a lack of apps. Finally, BB10 users will have access to a lot more apps thanks to a software update which opens up the Android store from Amazon.
A new YouTube app made specifically for kids is on its way. The app will feature kid-centric content that is both original and from certain channels currently on the regular version of YouTube. YouTube Kids is launching on February 23 and will be limited to Android, at least for the time being. Google is not going to charge for the app and it may not be monetized.
Facebook is already in the virtual reality world because of its ownership of Oculus VR, but that’s not enough for the social network. The company has revealed it is already working on virtual reality apps that will let users experience Facebook in a new way. Facebook’s work on VR versions of its apps was revealed by product chief Chris Cox during a Recode event.
Barack Obama has been president for so long that when he first ran for the office, there were not one, but two BlackBerry controversies.
Japan is one of the upcoming markets that will receive Netflix streaming for movies and TV shows. Netflix has announced it will introduce streaming services to the market in the fall. Little was said about the launch in the company’s post about the expansion. Though, Netflix did say it would have a lot of Japanese-specific content available for streaming upon launch.
All social networks have their fair share of abusive behavior, whether its Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter. Though, in the case of Twitter, there has been a massive amount of abuse that is not seen with its competitors. Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, now admits the company has not handled abuse well.
It will soon be easier to see content from Twitter. The social network has reached a deal with Google to get tweets into the search engine. In real-time, tweets will appear in searches and that will be possible due to Google gaining access to all of the network’s new content as it is posted. Posts from Twitter will begin appearing in searches sometime in the first half of this year.
Well, this is certainly unexpected. Sure, we heard a few whispers of a new Android build numbered 5.1 and still dubbed Lollipop possibly launching in February. Yes, this February. But that was back in December, and since then, we saw no movement on the Google software update front.
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When Google released its Chromecast streaming stick, one of the most impressive aspects of it was its low price tag. Now, retailer Walmart has even undercut Google with its Vudu Spark. The streaming device is limited because it will only work with Walmart’s movie rental service, but the device also costs just $24.95. As of today, the streaming stick is available across the United States and via the Walmart website.