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Meerkat update adds improvements, but app still has much to fix



Meerkat just delivered its first major update since going viral.

The live-streaming app promises a massive improvement, including “tons” of bug fixes and several new features, although some of these don’t yet work as promised.

It seems that the update’s primary focus was bug fixes and stability improvements. “It is much more stable and user friendly,” Meerkat’s developers promise in their release notes for the 1.1 update. They…

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, coming to the U.S. April 10



You won’t have to wait much longer for the biggest Android release of the year. The Samsung Galaxy S6 — along with its brother, the Galaxy S6 Edge — are coming to the U.S. on April 10, with pre-orders starting Friday, March 27.

All four major wireless carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile — have committed to selling both phones, and US Cellular will, too. Cricket and Boost Mobile will sell just the Galaxy S6. Pricing has not yet been announced; we’ll update this story as we learn…

Everything you need to know about the changes coming to Facebook



Facebook announced a series of features and updates at its annual F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, and while the news is mostly targeted for developers and app designers right now, it could eventually mean big things for Facebook users

CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the two-day long conference with a major update to the Facebook Messenger chatting platform. Users will be able to send photos, GIFs, music and integrate with apps like ESPN and the Weather Channel

See also:…

Facebook F8 App Confirms Messenger As A Platform, Parse For IoT


Passenger plane crashes in south of France



A passenger plane has crashed in the south of France, according to local reports.

Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, went down near Digne in the French Alps, according to France3.

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14 modern-day ‘Little Women’ plots



Welcome to 2015, March women.

Louisa May Alcott’s classic story of female fortitude, Little Women, is in talks for another Hollywood remake. Even though the film is still set in the 1860s, the four feisty sisters are completely relatable to women today

They just needed a little 21st century update. Time to trade in those corsets and hoop skirts, ladies.

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Apple releases iOS 8.3 beta with new, diverse emoji



Apple has started to invite developers to try the beta version of its upcoming iOS 8.3 software, which will include the emoji update that features various character skin tones for the first time

Some developers who signed up to test the iOS software are now able to download the update, but invitations to give it a try is limited. Not everyone, even if you’re a developer, will be able to get access immediately.

For those…

Apple’s new Watch app is mandatory — and iPhone users aren’t happy



iPhone users: You’re getting the new Apple Watch app, whether you want it or not.

The app, which debuted Monday as part of the iOS 8.2 update, is automatically downloaded onto iPhones with the update and cannot be deleted.

Interestingly, this only applies to iPhones; the iPad version of the 8.2 update doesn’t include the app

Right now, the app doesn’t do much other than show promotional videos for the wearable. But once the Apple Watch goes…

Online petition urges Facebook to remove ‘fat’ emoji from status updates



A group of body-image activists are circulating an online petition that asks Facebook to remove a “feeling fat” status and emoji from status-update options.

The Change.org petition has amassed more than 14,000 signatures so far, and sparked a debate over whether the social network is promoting body-shaming.

“Feeling fat” currently appears as one of many preset options included in Facebook’s dropdown list of status updates

Android users will soon be able to use their phones to play games on Android TV



Gaming on Android TV is about to get a lot better.

Google announced a new feature that will allow users to play multiplayer games on Android TV while using their Android smartphones and tablets as controllers.

The update is powered through a new Nearby Connection API, which allows developers to add the feature to their games. It’s part of a larger update to Google Play Games, which helps developers market their products, announced during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco…