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MasterCard users will soon be able to manage their accounts over Facebook Messenger

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Google pollutes new Chrome tabs with ‘article suggestions’ – here’s how to disable them

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The original new tab page.

Facebook’s News Feed just got better on slower connections

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BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 17:  In this photo illustration the app of facebook is displayed on a smartphone on June 17, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

Facebook Customizable Push Campaigns for Apps Are Out of Beta

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Facebook announced earlier this week that the customizable push campaigns for applications that it introduced at F8 earlier this year are out of closed beta.

Software engineer Brian Ni announced in a blog post that push campaigns are now available to all businesses, complete with a redesigned targeting section to ensure that push notifications result in conversions.


Ni wrote that apps that deploy push notifications see retention rise by up to 180 percent, adding that those notifications can be used for reminders, offers or sharing deep links within apps.

He added that in-app notifications allow developers to include rich media cards that appear to users directly within their apps, without the need for coding each specific instance, and those cards can be customized with photos, emoji, GIFs, buttons and other elements, and Ni shared the following potential uses for those notifications:

  • New features: in-app notifications are an eye-catching way to let people know about a new feature in your app–for example, if a ride sharing app can promote new transportation option.
  • Limited-time offers: You can use in-app notifications to increase awareness and participation in a seasonal sale or limited-time offer. For example, a shopping app could promote its “50 percent off sale.”
  • Cart reminder: in-app notifications can remind people that they have something left in their cart that they haven’t purchased yet.


Ni also addressed how the latest versions of iOS and Android were accounted for:

Push campaigns are becoming even more prominent for people using the latest iOS and Android devices. iOS 10 requires two taps on the home screen to unlock, which means that push notifications stay on the screen longer. This gives you more time to engage your audience and ensures that your notifications are reaching them.

On Android Nougat, your users can now directly interact with and reply from push notifications. This helps support engagement by keeping things simple and fast without the need to switch to another app.

Finally, Ni advised interested developers to download and implement Facebook’s iOS or Android software-development kits, and to use the social network’s quick-start guide.

Readers: What are your thoughts on push notifications?

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

Electronic Arts Launches Battlefield Companion on Mobile

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Electronic Arts released a major update for its Battlelog mobile application, changing the name of the app to Battlefield Companion, and adding support for Battlefield 1, the latest game in the Battlefield franchise.

The Battlefield Companion app allows users to view their stats from Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 4. Users can also view their friends’ stats. In addition, the app allows users to receive notifications when their friends are playing Battlefield 1 or Battlefield 4, so they can join them if they’d like.

Battlefield Companion

Elsewhere, users can customize their loadouts within the app, and they can also create and customize emblems.

Finally, the app’s Home Feed allows users to keep track of news related to the franchise.

The Battlefield Companion app is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Windows Store.

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

Acer’s new 15-inch Chromebook promises 12 hours of battery life at $199

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Ecobee launches a sub-$200 version of its smart thermostat

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U.S. Department of Transportation bans Galaxy Note 7 from all flights

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Google’s Android 7.1 Developer Preview will launch later this month

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Various types of nougat strawberry and pistachio,Typical dessert of Italian cuisine, handmade and for sale in the days of celebration (Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Easter, etc.) in markets and shops of all cities. Here is Venice

Dropbox on iOS Now Lets You Sign PDFs, Share Files in iMessage, More

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Dropbox released the latest update for its iOS application, which includes five new features.

First, users can now sign PDF files within Dropbox. Specifically, when viewing a PDF, a user can now tap a button to sign their name in a window, and afterward, they can drag their signature to the proper line on the document.

Second, iOS 10 users can now share Dropbox files with their contacts from within iMessage. Files are shared as part of users’ conversations.

In addition, iOS 10 users can also now add the Dropbox widget to their lock screens. The widget contains buttons that allow users to quickly scan a document, upload photos and create a file. In addition, the widget displays a list of a user’s recent files.

Elsewhere, when a user is working with others on the same file, the app will now notify them when another user saves a new version of the file they’re viewing. Users can tap to reload the file to see the latest version.

Finally, the Dropbox app now supports picture-in-picture on iPad, which allows a user to watch a video from their Dropbox while using another app. In addition, in a blog post, Matteus Pan, group product manager at Dropbox, said the app will be updated with split-screen support “in the coming weeks.”

Dropbox is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

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