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Microsoft is starting to roll out Cortana inside of Skype

Microsoft has begun rolling out Cortana inside of its Skype apps, the company said yesterday.... Read the rest of this post here


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Instagram launches new ways to reply with photos and videos in Direct

Instagram on Thursday announced new ways to reply with photos and videos in Direct that the company hopes will help users conduct fun conversation with their friends in a more visually appealing manner, including one feature that permits you to send a split-screen reply.... Read the rest of this post here


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Facebook’s secretive hardware lab working on a video chat device

In addition to an upcoming HomePod rival with a fifteen-inch screen, Facebook’s secretive “Building 8” hardware lab is also supposedly working on a dedicated video chat device for the home that would make it seem like people are in the same room, according to Bloomberg’s sources who spoke with reporters Mark Gurman and Sarah Frier.... Read the rest of this post here


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How to invite friends to voice chat on the Nintendo Switch Online app

This could probably be easier, Nintendo.

The undisputed champions of kid-friendly online gameplay is in a unique position with Splatoon 2. A lot of the adult players want to be able to chat with teammates during matches to be more effective, but that environment for most other games is notoriously not kid-friendly. To resolve this, and give the Switch console less to do while gaming, Nintendo built voice chat into a separate app you install on iOS or Android.

Sound a little complicated? That's because it is, but we've got a quick guide here for setting up voice chat for your private Splatoon 2 matches.

New to Splatoon 2? Check out our Tips and Tricks guide to get you started!

Here's how it works

If you want voice chat in Splatoon 2, there are a few important things to know. First, you can only have this feature for private matches in the game. Any public matchmaking games will be played without Splatoon 2, including ranked matches. Second, you must have the Nintendo Switch Online app installed for any of this to work.

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Finally, this features is almost exclusively for people you know, as Nintendo has limited the ability to invite to:

  • Social Media accounts
  • Nintendo Switch Friends
  • People you've played with already in Splatoon 2

In order to successfully invite someone to a match, that player must also have the Nintendo Switch Online app installed on their phone with their Nintendo Account logged in. This app will confirm you have the game installed on your Switch, and will work with your Switch to connect you to the correct room and enable voice chat features. Once you're in a room with a friend, you'll be able to chat with friends for as long as you are all in the Private Match Lobby in Splatoon 2.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Walk to the battle arena in-game
  2. Scroll down to Online Lounge
  3. Select Create Room
  4. Select OK to confirm a private match
  5. Select Send Notification to My Smart Device
  6. Tap notification on your phone to open app
  7. Invite friends from social media, Switch friends list, or players you've recently battled with
  8. Return to your Switch and start playing!

WhatsApp gains chat pinning, comprehensive file sharing & more in latest update

As part of a broader set of capabilities recently teased for the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging platform, the app has now gained a trio of new features in the latest update. WhatsApp version 2.17.40 for iOS brings a chat pinning feature, multi-format file sharing and other improvements.

With the pinning feature, you can make it so your favorite chats remain at the top of the list, so you can quickly find them. To use this feature, just swipe right on a chat in the conversation list, then tap a Pin or Unpin option.

The app has also expanded the file sharing feature, which now allows you to share any type of file with one or more recipients. To send files of any type, open a chat, tap the plus icon at the bottom then choose the Document option.

In the popup menu, select your favorite storage provider like iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive and so forth (any app that includes an iOS Document Storage extension should be available from the menu).

And lastly, when you receive multiple photos the app now lets you tap and hold on the group of photos to quickly forward or delete all of them in one fell swoop.

Download WhatsApp for iPhone, iPad and iPod for free from App Store.


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