Facebook today announced it is expanding chat translation within Messenger to all users in the United States and Mexico.
When you receive a message in a language that is different from your default language in Messenger, Facebook’s artificial intelligence assistant M will automatically offer a suggestion to translate the message. When you tap on the suggestion, you will be asked to enable auto-translation. Upon doing so, all future messages received that are not in your default language will be automatically translated.
„This is a meaningful milestone for M Suggestions and will enable people to connect with people they would not be able to communicate [...]
Snapchat is expanding the use of its Bitmoji characters — specifically „Friendmojis“ — for iOS users in the coming days. With the update, iPhone and iPad users will be able to send personalized Friendmojis, or Bitmoji stickers that include both you and your friend, directly in Apple’s Messages app.
Currently, Bitmoji is available as a keyboard extension and a Messages app so users can send Bitmoji in Messages, but the new update marks the first time combo Friendmojis can be sent outside of the main Snapchat app. Anyone who has their Bitmoji and Snapchat accounts linked together will be able to send Friendmojis in Messages.
To send a [...]
Apple today on Global Accessibility Awareness Day announced that its Everyone Can Code curriculum is expanding to schools serving deaf, blind, or visually impaired students, starting with various locations in the United States in the fall.
Initial list of participating schools:California School for the Blind (Fremont, CA) California School for the Deaf (Fremont, CA) District 75/Citywide Programs (New York, NY) Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (St. Augustine, FL) Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Winnetka, IL) Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown, MA) Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Austin, TX) Texas [...]
Apple is expanding discounted student memberships for Apple Music to 82 additional markets, making half price subscriptions available in nearly all regions where the Apple Music streaming service is available.
According to iMore’s Rene Ritchie, student discounts are available in 79 new regions as of today, with an additional three to be added on February 26. New countries where Apple Music discounts are available for students include Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, and Taiwan.
A full list of countries where student memberships can be purchased should be available on Apple’s Apple Music availability page once it’s updated. You [...]