Monthly Archives: March 2014

Gmail now always uses an HTTPS connection and encrypts all messages moving internally on Google’s servers

Google today announced it has made security improvements to Gmail to further protect users’ emails from snooping. Gmail now always uses an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email, and encrypts all messages moving internally on Google’s servers. While Gmail has offered HTTPS support since the day it launched, and Google turned the feature on by default back in January 2010,

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Facebook for iOS simplifies choosing who can see your photo albums and gets a new iPad design

Facebook today updated its iOS app with two new features and the usual overall improvements. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. Here’s the Facebook version 8.0 for iOS changelog: A simple way to see and choose a photo album’s audience. An updated design that makes it easier to post and

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Apple releases iOS 7.1 with homescreen crash fix, CarPlay support, and improved TouchID

ple today released iOS 7.1, adding support for its new CarPlay automobile integration, manual control for Siri voice commands and better TouchID support. The company also claimed to have fixed a bug that caused the homescreen to crash, which should hopefully address the issue where iOS devices randomly restart themselves. CarPlay, which launched earlier this month,

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WhatsApp for Android gets new privacy settings and lets you pay for a friend’s subscription

WhatsApp for Android has gotten an update today that introduces new privacy settings, and interestingly enough — a feature that allows you to pay for a friend’s WhatsApp subscription. First spotted by Android Police, the latest update lets you tweak your “last seen” status and profile photo, and increases the message history that you can send.

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