Over the last few years, WhatsApp has become a popular messaging platform, going shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Apple iMessage and Skype. In fact, earlier this month, the company announced in a recent blog post that "one billion people are using WhatsApp."
Shortly thereafter, WhatsApp announced that its web service was finally compatible with Microsoft Edge. Unfortunately, WhatsApp Web does not integrate its notifications with the Windows 10 Action Center when compared to the native mobile app for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile.
WhatsWrapp attempts to alleviate this shortcoming by providing a web wrapper for WhatsApp in the form of a Windows 10 app. Just like WhatsApp Web, you login by scanning the barcode with WhatsApp on your smartphone. While the interface is otherwise identical to WhatsApp Web, notifications are channeled via the Windows 10 Action Center.
The concept of multi-process browsers is definitely not a new one with Google Chrome leading the way when it launched back in 2008. By around the middle of 2009, Mozilla shared details of its Electrolysis "e10s" project which, at the time, was in the middle of its first stage to get "basic code working, running simple testcase (sic) plugins and content tabs in a separate process."
Over six years later, Mozilla released its multi-process test into the Firefox Beta channel in the form of an A/B test. Approximately 15% of all users enrolled in the channel were to participate in the test. As of December 2015, Mozilla planned to deploy multi-process capability to the stable channel in Firefox 46 slated for release on April 19, 2016.
After the team behind Popcorn Time had to shut down their service following a number of legal concerns, many wondered if the Netflix of torrents would ever return. And, it soon did, with a number of different teams now taking the helm, with multiple clients and even a version that worked entirely inside the browser. This, it seems, served as the foundation for a new service called Torrents Time, which allows you to stream content off any torrent site.
With Torrents Time, users no longer need to install a separate torrenting client or even download the actual content; everything is streamed within the browser, à la Netflix. The plugin will then start searching for peers and begin playback when a substantial enough chunk of the file has been downloaded. There's even a helpful tip about using a VPN to save you some legal trouble.
With the new Google CEO in place, Larry Page is leaving the big decisions to Sundar Pichai. This year, Sundar Pichai rolled out a big update on one of Google’s products, the Google Hangouts.
Google Hangouts is a Skype alternative. It has chat features, video conferencing and basic call features. It also have other meeting options that people can navigate through. Google Hangouts also has the capability to add third party apps.
Over the past years, Google Hangouts has competed with Skype and other video conferencing tools. Nonetheless, it has come up as one of the top tools online. It has been used by many in doing online interviews.
Microsoft has revealed various statistics about Windows Store and its adoption across different versions of Windows on the official 'Building Apps' blog.
Aside from the biggest revelation that the store has since clocked over 3 billion visits since the release of Windows 10, we learn things such as Windows 8 still taking the lion's share of Windows Store downloads.