Google’s Android Phone app now identifies spam callers — TechCrunch

There’s nothing worse than answering a call from a number you don’t recognize and getting locked into an awkward sales or marketing call. Well, those incidents may be less frequent for many after Google added spam call detection to its phone app for Android. Read More

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Google recently rolled out several updates to its Maps app, including support for multiple destinations–a long-demanded feature that’s perfect for long, complicated trips. Google is celebrating, appropriately, with a “road trip” between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Drive that route today, and you can score some free gas, food, and coffee. The giveaways, as reported…

via Google is Giving Away Free Gas Today in California — Fortune

This New Android Is Like the Swiss Army Knife of Phones

The good: Super thin and attractive design, Moto Mods are easy to use, Snappy performance.The bad: Bloatware, Sometimes runs hot.Who should buy: Android fans looking for a customizable, premium smartphone. Smartphones have already taken on the role of digital wallet, camera, pocket-sized newspaper, and portable game console. But some companies are trying to further add…

via This New Android Is Like the Swiss Army Knife of Phones — TIME

Been anywhere near a billboard recently? You’ve probably seen some magnificent photographs with “Shot on iPhone” plastered underneath. As a photographer, you’ve probably felt a pang of envy; why aren’t your photos up there for the world to see? I tracked down one of the photographers in the current campaign to find out how his…

via How to get your photos featured on Apple’s Shot on iPhone billboards — TechCrunch

Reading the links your friends share with you in Messenger is getting a little easier, starting today. Facebook says it’s beginning to roll out support for “Instant Articles” – the fast-loading, distraction-free versions of publishers’ sites – in its popular mobile messaging app. The Android version of Messenger will be the first to receive this……

via Viewing links shared in Messenger just got easier — TechCrunch

Earlier this week, Facebook gave a small group of reporters a tour of its Prineville, OR data center. In the process, the company also showed off its mobile device lab for testing on physical devices new iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app, Messenger and Instagram. The mobile device lab currently occupies 60 racks in the…

via Facebook lifts the veil on its mobile device testing lab — TechCrunch

WhatsApp hits 100 million calls per day — TechCrunch

In February, Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced it had reached one billion users worldwide, and this week, the company added another metric to demonstrate its ongoing traction and growth. According to a brief post on the company blog, WhatsApp claims that it’s now handling more than 100 million voice calls per day on its service. This is…

via WhatsApp hits 100 million calls per day — TechCrunch