WhatsApp Introduces Split View Feature for Android Tablets WhatsApp is taking a step forward in helping users stay connected by introducing a split view feature for its Android tablets. This new feature will allow users to simultaneously view the chat list and chat window, along with the calls and status tabs. The messaging app is currently testing this feature among select beta testers using the app on their Android tablets.
Reports suggest that WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 includes references to this tweaked interface which would enable users to switch between conversations while multitasking on their devices quickly. This could be beneficial, especially in group chats where multiple conversations...
Mar 03, 2023
Why Paizo Is Banning AI-Generated Art and Text Across Its Games Paizo, the publisher of popular tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs) such as Pathfinder and Starfinder, recently banned AI-generated art and text. The company is updating its contracts in the coming days to ensure that humans must create all content submitted. This includes fan-made content for the community content marketplaces for Pathfinder Infinite and Starfinder Infinite. So why is Paizo taking this step?
The primary reason behind this ban is to protect creators’ rights and the originality of their work. In a statement on Twitter, Paizo said that they want to ensure that authors are credited with their work, as well as provide...
Mar 02, 2023
Google Chrome Introduces Partial Custom Tabs to Improve In-App Browsing Experience Google Chrome has long been the go-to app for web browsing, but now it’s introducing a new feature that promises to improve the in-app browsing experience even further.
Partial custom tabs allow users to open web pages without leaving their current app, and can be resized to fit whatever space is available within the app. This feature is sure to be a welcome addition for frequent web browsers who want to keep their current app in view.
Custom tabs were originally introduced as a feature of Google Chrome, but have since been expanded to work with any supported browser. The new partial...
Feb 18, 2023
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos Discusses India's Regional Content Popularity with Union Minister Anurag Thakur Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos recently met Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Singh Thakur in the national capital to discuss the expanding creative economy of India.
The two discussed the increasing popularity of India's regional content globally and how it is being dubbed in dozens of languages. Sarandos is one of the founding members of Netflix, having worked for over 23 years for the organization.
During the meeting, Thakur highlighted the increasing creative economy of India and how it has become a content and post-production hub backed by talented Indians.
Thakur and Sarandos discussed how India's regional content is becoming a global favorite,...
Feb 16, 2023
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code - Why Is Nintendo Switch The Exclusive Platform? Nintendo Switch fans are delightedly counting down the days until the release of Master Detective Archives: Rain Code, a mystery adventure title developed by Too Kyo Games and Spike Chunsoft. With the game's development team sharing many members with the popular Danganronpa series, many fans of the franchise are eager to play the dark fantasy mystery game. But why is Master Detective Archives: Rain Code an exclusive to the Nintendo Switch?
Kazutaka Kodaka, one of the writers of Master Detective Archives: Rain Code and a former Spike Chunsoft employee, talked about the reasons for the game's exclusivity for the Nintendo Switch....
Feb 05, 2023
Genshin Impact Weapon Banner Update 3.4 – Hu Tao And Yelan's Best Weapons Genshin Impact players are always on the lookout for the newest and most powerful weapons in the game. In the upcoming update 3.4, two five-star and five four-star weapons will be made available in a new Weapon Banner. These banners are usually paired with a Limited Character Banner and in this case, it’s Hu Tao and Yelan. Let’s take a closer look at what these two five-star weapons can offer.
Five-star weapons are the most powerful items in Genshin Impact, and this upcoming banner is no exception. The Staff of Homa is a polearm that comes with a high amount of...
Feb 04, 2023
Netflix Sets Deadline for its Crackdown on Password Sharing Netflix has been on a mission to crack down on password sharing between households, and it has now officially announced when its program will begin. As part of its Q4 2022 earnings report, Netflix revealed that it would start rolling out its paid sharing feature "more broadly" in Q1 2023. This means that the deadline for its crackdown on password sharing is set to March when the Q1 2023 phase ends.
Netflix had intended to implement the measure by the end of 2022, but evidently, it missed that deadline. Despite this, the company is still proceeding with its plans to stop...
Jan 21, 2023
Mozilla Firefox 109 Supports Google's Manifest V3 Without Killing Ad Blocking Mozilla Firefox is one of the few remaining browsers not powered by Google's Chromium rendering engine. With the new Firefox 109, Mozilla is introducing support for Google's controversial Manifest V3, the underlying protocol used to make extensions work. Thankfully, Mozilla is not including one of the worst aspects of the protocol - ad and content blocking will remain available and functioning as expected.
The Manifest V3 protocol is a set of rules and regulations that all major browsers must follow in order to provide a successful and secure web experience. With Firefox 109, Mozilla has added support for the protocol, but...
Jan 19, 2023
Twitter Suspended Third-Party Apps Intentionally, Tweetbot Disabled Again Third-party Twitter apps were made inaccessible to users last week, leaving many unable to access the popular microblogging site. Reports now suggest that the suspension was intentional and that users can only access Twitter through the official app. The cause of the suspension is still unknown, but Twitter CEO Elon Musk has yet to provide an explanation.
The suspension of third-party Twitter apps, which includes the popular Tweetbot, was intentional, according to reports. Tweetbot co-creator Paul Haddad has confirmed the decision and noted that the app was accessible for a few hours on Sunday using a workaround. However, the access was...
Jan 16, 2023
New Android 13 QPR2 Option Lets You Change the Shortcuts on Your Pixel’s Lock Screen Android 12 brought us the Material You design language and wallpapers-based theming engine to customize our phones. Despite these improvements, Android's stock lock screen customization options are still quite limited compared to iOS. Fortunately, Google is now introducing new custom lock screen clocks and the ability to change out lock screen shortcuts with its latest Android 13 beta.
The new "Shortcuts" option will be located in Settings > Display > Lock Screen, allowing users to assign certain apps or actions as their default shortcuts for triggering the flashlight, camera app, or QR code scanner. However, it won’t be completely open-ended -...
Jan 15, 2023
Microsoft Confirms Three Upcoming Bethesda Games Exclusively for Xbox and PC Microsoft has made it clear that its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard is moving forward. In a statement given to the US Federal Trade Commission, the gaming giant outlined that three future titles from Bethesda will be exclusive for Xbox and PC.
The games have yet to be named explicitly, but it looks like Starfield and Redfall are two of them – both being developed by Arkane and published by Bethesda. This exclusivity decision could potentially spark controversy among Sony users if The Elder Scrolls 6 ends up being the third title in question as well.
It would make sense for The...
Dec 24, 2022
A New Mod for Minecraft Will Allow You to Watch Videos Not on a TV, but on Chiselled Bookshelves Minecraft is a very popular game with a huge number of in-game mechanics and dedicated tools. The already rich variety of different functions from the developer is constantly expanding with various mods that make the gameplay even more interesting. Meanwhile, not all mods are designed to affect the gameplay. So, many of them are made to simply have fun.
The range of possibilities for players in Minecraft is able to impress even an experienced player, this alone will be just the tip of the iceberg in comparison with what will become possible with the use of mods. The most complex buildings...