Android Users Can Now ‘Like Messages From IPhones
Sending text messages between Android and iPhone is n't always the best experience. Photos and videos are crushed, Android users' messages appear as creepy green chat bubbles on iPhone, and then emoji reactions follow. When an iPhone user types the "thumbs up" or "heart reaction" emoji, it doesn't translate on Android and instead appears as a hard text description of the emoji.
Google is trying to fix some of that, though it faces the never-ending challenge of taking on Apple. Google said this week that future updates to Messages will allow Android users to reply to iPhone text messages with emojis. Other updates include the ability to send replies to individual messages, embed YouTube videos directly into messages, and have automatic voicemail transcriptions on select phones. It's a concerted effort by Google to make messaging more appealing on Android and push Apple into lukewarm compliance.
The technical bottleneck here was Rich Communications Services, a messaging standard that Google has forced its partners to adopt over the past year. The Remote Control System (RCS) handles attachments and media better than the SMS standard that has been the norm in messaging for decades. The point is that Apple has its own messaging standard between iPhone and other Apple devices, and it uses SMS by default when exchanging messages between an iPhone user and an Android user. Apple has shown great interest in switching to the Remote Control System (RCS). Many messages are lost when translating between platforms.
Last month, Google publicly asked Apple to change its iOS messaging standards to work well with Android devices. But after Apple CEO Tim Cook abandoned the idea, the clash between the tech giants continues. At least Android users or those considering the switch get some good news with this latest update.
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Anyone who has driven a cab in New York has seen their fair share of generic ads over the years, which have evolved from "Taxi TV" to simple app ads. So it seems inevitable that ride-sharing services like Uber will take advantage of all the quiet, quiet downtime drivers have and fill their rides with ads.
Uber previously used in-road advertising in 2020, such as placing taxi-style billboards on cars. However, in a press release this week, Uber announced its plans to "capture consumer focus." . In almost every part of your interaction with Uber. Uber drivers can read audio ads while driving and driving. The company also plans to run select ads in the Uber Eats app, send sponsored emails and place more video ads on in-car tablets.
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If you're not Netflix, sharing is essential
In other dire news from the land of fundraising, Netflix is about to charge any additional users that come from someone's account. Netflix said this week that it will eventually switch to people sharing their logins. The charge is $4 per person for each additional account not included in the same list. Netflix has been testing the campaign since March, not only in the US, but soon on all platforms. According to Netflix, the new policy will take effect in 2023.
To avoid the decision, Netflix announced earlier this week that you can now convert a sub account to your paid account. You'll have to bypass the full monthly fee, but at least you'll keep your browsing history and preferences.