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Swift on Android?! Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Swift on Android?! Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Although Apple’s Swift language might be open source now, the last place you’d expect to see it is on Android. But according to some sources, Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for the iPhone’s biggest rival.

WhatsApp just made messaging safer. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp just made cross-platform messaging safer. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Apple’s battle with the FBI may not have achieved much in court, but it did do some good.

Following in the iPhone-maker’s footsteps, WhatsApp today began rolling out end-to-end encryption for every single one of its 1 billion users. The move will make intercepting messages near impossible for authorities — and even WhatsApp itself.

Apple is leading the way when it comes to encryption. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Apple is leading the way when it comes to encryption. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Google, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp and other tech giants are reportedly working on their own increased privacy measures, as Apple continues to win over the general public during its encryption standoff with the FBI.

Facebook Live Android

Facebook Live on Android. Photo: Facebook

Facebook Live, the real-time video streaming feature designed to compete with Periscope and Meerkat, will soon be available on Android — two months after making its debut on iOS.

Users in the U.S. are getting the feature first, but Facebook promises it will reach more countries soon.

Now you can do more than just Like that funny video. Photo: Facebook

Now you can do more than just Like that funny video. Photo: Facebook

Seven years to the month after Facebook first added a “like” button, the social network has finally acknowledged that there may be emotions other than a vague sense of approval by introducing a range of new emoticons — although, sadly, the much-requested “dislike” is not among them.

Facebook users now have the option of responding to posts with six reactions, including “Like,” “Love,” “Ha Ha,” “Wow,” “Sad” or “Angry.” These are available on both the Facebook website and mobile apps.

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