Google releases Android N Developer Preview
The Android OS comes with better battery-life optimisation, faster app switching, multi-window and night mode. Google has released a very early preview which also heralds split-screen multitasking, increased battery life and better notifications.
Amazon’s Alexa now open for third party developers
Alexa is being positioned as the more open AI platform and, running on a central cloud computing installation, the system responds to the voice-inputs recorded on the end-device – processing them and then responding to a question or command in the way it perceives to be correct.
Location Based marketing to gain steam and account for 40% of ad-spend by 2019
Forbes Media is predicting that nearly location-based ads will account for 40% of all ad spend by 2019. Retailers are still not confident about their retail experience within the 1,000-foot perimeter around their stores.
WhatsApp has implemented end-to-end encryption for all its 1 billion users globally. End-to-end encryption means the content of communications are not stored in plaintext on WhatsApp’s servers. Nor is the company able to decrypt users’ messages to access them since it does not hold the encryption keys
Microsoft Translator for iOS now offers the most comprehensive translation solution for the iOS ecosystem
iOS users can now use Microsoft Translator app with the needed offline language packs to get near online-quality translations even when they are not connected to the Internet. The new offline language packs use Deep Neural Network technology, a state-of-the-art machine learning technology, to deliver high-quality translations and power the speech translation technology.