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Facebook intros new way to send map, location pin in Messenger

Sending one's location in Facebook Messenger is easy. But honestly, it can be annoying at times because more often than not, I would be pressing the send location button accidentally during a conversation. My fault for being careless but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only with the same problem. Facebook wants to provide the best mobile experience for everyone so it regularly updates both the main app and Messenger. Recently, Facebook Lite was launched for low-end Android devices in Asia.

Todoist announces Evernote, Google Calendar integrations

After adding productivity to our wrists via Android Wear last December, Todoist is updating the app by finally integrating it with Evernote, Github, and Gcal. Thanks to a new API that allows these anticipated integrations with three of the most popular productivity apps for Android today. These changes arrived  together with the new Developer Platform plus the introduction of Doist's Global Developer Challenge. The latter is a special event where developers can enter their own Todoist integration ideas for a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes.

SoundHound announces Hound app, Houndify Developer Platform

SoundHound has been providing sound recognition and related technologies the past years and the company isn't going on a break soon. In fact, it has recently introduced a new mobile voice interface app called Hound and the Houndify Developer Platform, a new developer platform for a "smart, voice-enabled, and conversational interface to anything".

Plants vs Zombies 2 brings you to a Lost City in newest update

For some, the craze has been over for quite some time, but there are still mobile gamers out there (you probably included if you're reading this) who still can't get enough of their zombie-killing plants. We haven't had a major update from EA lately, and so they're making up for lost time with what promises to be a two-part update for Plants vs Zombies 2. First up is a chance to explore a whole new world overrun with zombies, in New World: Lost City.

Google Maps improves real-time transit info, adds more cities, countries

It used to be that map and navigation apps cater mostly to people who have cars or are driving or being driven around unfamiliar areas. But developers have been realizing that a lot of the people who need these kinds of services are commuters or people taking public transportation. Google Maps has been giving public transit information since 2007, but now they have vastly improved the service by giving you real-time transit conditions and adding more countries and cities covered.

BBM Beta shows off Material Design, message editing, private chats

It took them a while to catch up in terms of design, but at least Blackberry is getting there when it comes to its strongest remaining product to date. BBM (Blackberry Messenger if you didn't know yet) is finally getting a Material Design upgrade, as well as new features to "make it even better" for its more than a million users worldwide. The update however is still in its beta phase, so it might not still work perfectly as you would expect.

Free up space on your device with Google Photos

If you've been online the past few days, then you've probably seen various people, blogs, and news sites raving about Google's newest baby, Google Photos. With its offering of unlimited cloud storage space, easy user interface, and other various features that makes it both easy and fun to use, it's no wonder that users are loving it. Another new (or newly discovered) feature will make it even more useful for the digital native, particularly for those who need extra space in their devices.

Google updates My Account page to make it more user-friendly

If you're a casual Google user, you probably didn't know that there exists a tool so that you can manage the different aspects of your Google account, like your security, privacy, personal information, etc. This tool has been around for almost a year, but it didn't seem to really catch on to the normal user, except if you're a tech-savvy or tech-paranoid person. But Google has now updated the page so that it will be easier for you to occasionally check your account's settings, even if you do it just once in a blue moon.

SMS notification for Google Calendar to stop by June 27

We've read articles and tech prognosis that SMS or text messaging is slowly becoming obsolete since everyone is almost always connected to the Internet anyway and there are a lot of free messaging apps out there. Well, Google seems to be of the same mind, in a way, as they announced that they are discontinuing sending SMS notifications for your Google Calendar alerts by the end of June. This will only apply for your personal accounts and not for Google Apps for Work, Education, and Government.
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