NEWS 19 JANUARY 2018

 Separate app for small businesses launched by WhatsApp

WhatsApp has launched a separate app designed for use by small businesses to more easily connect with customers. WhatsApp Business adds key features like dedicated business profiles for details like email address, business description, store addresses, and website; smart messaging tools like greetings, quick replies, and away messages; and metrics for how many messages were sent, delivered, and read. [source]


'Hey Siri, give me the news' works with NPR, Fox, CNN, and Washington Post

One of those things people expect to be able to do with smart speakers is to get a news briefing in the morning. It was one of Alexa’s first tricks when the Echo launched in 2014, and a core feature of Google Home in 2016. With the HomePod on the way, it simply has to be one of Siri’s powers, too. It’s table stakes.
And so it has come to pass. Previously available only to users running the iOS 11.2.5 beta, the new news feature is now available to everyone in the US, UK, and Australia. [source]


Tide Pod Challenge - what happens to you if you take the challenge?

The Tide Pod Challenge is the latest nasty thing that’s gone viral amongst The Teens. You’ve probably heard about it by now, but if you didn’t here’s the gist of it: Teenagers challenge each other to bite into those tiny detergent capsules that look like candy, and some of them post their accomplishments on social media and YouTube.
Now, if you’re a teen or a parent or any other member of the human race, you should know that biting into detergent isn’t healthy at all. Even if exposure is minimal. Even if it looks and smells so good. Even if it makes you look good. In fact, it can be hazardous and you might end up in the hospital, and even dead. [source]


NEWS 19 JANUARY 2018

Office 2016 v. 16 disponibile per macOS

Gli sviluppatori di Microsoft hanno rilasciato nelle scorse ore una nuova versione della suite d’ufficio Microsoft Office 2016 per macOS. Oltre a portare delle migliorie, essa segna una pietra miliare per essere non solo la prima in versione 16 ma anche perché consente a tutte le versioni di Office ci condividere lo stesso codice sorgente. [source]


Moto Z se parecería a un Galaxy S

Moto Z es la línea más premium de Motorola y con buen diseño y los Mods formando parte de la apuesta modular, la compañía busca diferenciarse del resto.
Pero el Moto Z3 tendría una característica que nos recordaría mucho a uno de sus mayores competidores. [source]