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11th May, 2016

WhatsApp has a new desktop app for Windows and OS X

By Richard Lawler

Just like the web app, it syncs conversations and messages from your phone.

WhatsApp users now have a better way to stay in touch from their PC, as it has released a desktop app for Windows and Mac users. News of the desktop app leaked out early after it was detected by the Twitter accountWABetaInfo, which tracks changes in the service’s various clients. According to a company blog post, the desktop client is similar toWhatsApp Web in that it’s meant to be an extension of your phone, with synchronized conversations and messages. WhatsApp avoided the app stores available on either platform, choosing to make its desktop available for direct [...]

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28th April, 2016

New Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps arrive for Windows 10

By Sarah Perez

After Facebook’s stellar quarter, which sees users spending massive amounts of time on its mobile apps, including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram, the company announced this morning it’s bringing this popular trio of apps to Windows 10. Facebook and Messenger are now rolling out to Windows 10 on the desktop and Instagram is arriving on Windows 10 mobile.

As you may expect, the Windows 10 Facebook app has been designed to take advantage of the operating system’s features, like its “Live Tiles” which allow you to see status updates from family, friends and Pages right on your homescreen. The new app is also integrated with File Explorer so you can share [...]

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22nd April, 2016

Evernote on Windows looks a whole lot cleaner now

By Timothy J. Seppala

The update brings tweaked searches and organization to the desktop app.

When Evernote announced it’d stop selling notebooks and socks earlier this year, the company said it was doing so to make its core note-taking app the best it could be. Perhaps the new version of its Windows app is the first evidence of that. It’s a streamlined, cleaner approach with refinements addressing the sidebar’s design and functionality in addition to quick separation between work and personal notebooks. The former will even shrink for when you need more screen real estate for working. Overall, it doesn’t look quite as minimal as the Web interface, [...]

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15th April, 2016

This is Microsoft’s Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone – sign up to try it

The Microsoft Garage team is almost ready to release Word Flow for iPhone – and to prove that, it’s letting anyone request an invite to try it.

The company revealed earlier this year that it is porting the Windows Word Flow phone keyboard to iOS, and later reports claimed it would feature a new one-handed mode that looks sort of fanned out. The Windows 10 Mobile keyboard also has a one-handed mode, but the iOS keyboard would serve up a unique, fan-shaped layout instead.

We now know for sure that the one-handed mode exists, as Microsoft has just announced its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone with a sign up page that indicated beta testers will be able to [...]

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