Google wants to get a whole lot better about delivering your weather report.
On its Inside Search blog, Google announced a new detail-rich display that pops up when you ask the Google app about the weather. There’s now a colorful screen loaded with weather details, including drill-downs into Today and Tomorrow, hourly forecasts, a 10-day outlook, sunrise/sunset information, and even air quality data. And it's all complemented by a happy little illustrated frog.
In a new update to its Android app, Facebook has made it possible for users to connect its social network using a Tor connection provided by the Tor Project's 'Orbot: Proxy with Tor' app. The experimental feature comes less than two years after Facebook introduced it's Tor onion address, which allows users to connect to the service more securely.
The new functionality in the Facebook for Android app was made possible by a project undertaken by a summer intern at Facebook. After leaving Facebook, the work was continued by Facebook's 'Protect and Care' team in London. Facebook will be pushing the update out to users soon and want feedback on the new feature.
Facebook has been reportedly testing a new in-app browser that means users don’t have to leave the app while looking at web pages.
Apart from the look, tech news site The Next Web (TNW) reported several new features the in-app browser offers.
While the current browser only allows you to see a single web page and follow links to other sites, the new one allows you to input other URLs into the search bar.This is helpful for people who want to look up a fact or word, or even follow a train of thought without having to switch to a different app.
Microsoft is ending support for three versions of Internet Explorer today. If you're still rocking IE 8, 9 or 10 you'll no longer receive updates from the company and will need to upgrade to version 10. You could also install a third-party alternative, or even Windows 10 and take advantage of Microsoft Edge.
Although Apple is fairly good at releasing updates for iOS, a majority of the releases tend to offer nothing new in terms of features. With the latest release of iOS 9.3, seeded to developers, Apple has added a wealth of new features, along with bug fixes.
Multiple User Accounts for Education
More than one user account on the same device has been a basic feature of Windows PCs / tablets, Macs, as well as Android tablets, for many years. Apple is finally developing the capability for iPad.
According to Apple, the shared iPad feature allows students to “enjoy the benefits of having their own iPad in whatever classroom they’re in… and their content is ready to go.” For teachers, there’s a classroom console to manage user administration, while also enabling synchronous learning by, for example, launching everyone’s apps at the same time.