Facebook introduces video calling in Messenger app

Social network Facebook has “extended” its voice-call feature in its Messenger app & added a new dimension – video calling. That too, video calls through Messenger can be made between 2 different smartphone OS – from Android to iOS & the other way round.

Reports: TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Wall Street Journal (blog)

Keep a watch on trending hashtags from your Apple Watch


#Captain is a social networking iOS app that allows you to follow what's trending on the social networks. But in keeping with the times we live in, these chaps have gone an updated it to work on the Apple Watch. Now, with 1 swipe of your wrist, you can follow the popular posts on ring popular posts from social networks, all on the same watch - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Vine. Click here to get #Captain.

WhatsApp voice call: everything you need to know

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has finally launched a new voice calling service, enabling users to make phone calls over the Internet. This is the first time WhatsApp is offering this, which puts it head-to-head against the likes of Skype, Viber, & others.

Send directions to any place from PC Google to your Android device

In a vague sort of way, this works against the very concept of GPS but what the heck…..Search engine Google now allows users to send directions on their Android devices to any geographical location from their computers so that they can have the walking/driving directions available on their devices even before leaving their offices or homes.

Reports: Lifehacker Australia, Android Central, Android Police

Microsoft CEO says 100 mln Office downloads on iOS & Android devices

IT major Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has said his company had seen over 100 million downloads of Office on iPhones, iPads & Android Tablets. He told analysts in a conference call after Microsoft announced its Q3 results yesterday that the core aim of the company’s mobile first strategy was to ensure that the service end points were on every mobile device. Buoyed by growth in Cloud-based products & mobile, Microsoft saw year-on-year revenue growth of 6% to US $21.7 billion, during its fiscal Q3 2015.

Reports: The Verge, Mobile World Live, Digital Trends