WhatsApp brings group video calling to Android and iOS

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Enjoy group calls on WhatsApp today.
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WhatsApp’s new group video calling feature is now available to users on Android and iOS.

Users can chat with up to three others simultaneously, regardless of their location. WhatsApp says the feature has been designed to work even over unreliable network connections, so you have no excuse not to stay in touch.

Apple Store app now lets you shop with your voice

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Search suggestions help you find what you’re looking for.
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Apple just rolled out its latest update to the official Apple Store app, introducing an improved search interface.

The version 5.1 release now displays search suggestions like the App Store and iTunes apps, and thanks to speech recognition, you can find products using your voice for the first time.

Instagram leak exposes video calling plans

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Instagram is eyeing more of Snapchat’s features.
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Instagram is preparing to add voice and video calling to its primary photo sharing app, a new leak has revealed.

Files and icons labeled “call” and “video call” have been discovered buried inside Instagram’s APK package for Android. A video calling button first popped up inside the app back in January, but it was believed to be for internal use only.

Barclays customers can now make payments using Siri

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Barclays just made Apple Pay even greater.
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Barclays is making it even easier for its customers to spend their hard-earned cash.

The latest update to its Mobile Banking app on iOS lets you use Siri to send money to any existing payee, but there is a limit to how much you can send with your voice.

Siri can now read out your WhatsApp messages

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Update WhatsApp today to enjoy its new group messaging features.
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Twitch is invading your desktop

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Twitch on desktops has all web features and more.
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Game streaming platform Twitch today unveiled its new desktop app for Windows and Mac.

It will offer all the features you expect from the service, including voice and video calling, and you’ll be able to get your hands on the beta later this month.