Facebook Live, the feature that allows Facebook users to broadcast live video to followers and friends, was today updated with support for screen sharing. As noticed by The Next Web, there’s now a button for sharing your computer screen when broadcasting on Facebook Live. Image via The Next Web Using the screen sharing feature requires a Facebook Screen Sharing browser extension to be installed in the Chrome browser. Facebook’s built-in screen sharing…

Eftpos, a debit payments network in Australia, today announced that ANZ eftpos Access cards now feature support for Apple Pay. ANZ is the first bank in Australia to make in-store eftpos mobile payments available to 1.6 million ANZ eftpos Access cardholders through Apple Pay. Visa, American Express, and MasterCard credit and debit cards issued in Australia by participating banks already supported Apple Pay, but the addition of eftpos is notable as it’s…

Several Apple executives were today awarded 128,584 restricted stock units or RSUs worth upwards of $20 million at Apple’s current price. The RSUs are set to vest after a set period of time and serve as bonus compensation to encourage employees to stay with the company. Johny Srouji, Phil Schiller, Dan Riccio, Luca Maestri, Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue, and Angela Ahrendts all received 128,584 restricted stock units this month. 64,885 RSUs were…

Popular messaging app WhatsApp was today updated with a new feature that’s designed to allow WhatsApp users to share their location in real-time with family and friends. Live Location through WhatsApp features end-to-end encryption and includes tools to allow users to specify who they share their location with and for how long. To use Live Location, WhatsApp users need to open a chat with a person or group, select the “Location” feature…

Starting today, Google Calendar’s web presence finally looks like something from 2017, not 2010. The entire web app has been revamped using the company’s Material Design guidelines, which means it’s now very similar in looks to the Google Calendar mobile apps. You’ll see a modern color palette and a responsive layout that auto-adjusts to your screen size, and some new features are baked in too. Conference room details are accessible at a…

Of all of Facebook’s various properties, WhatsApp definitely isn’t the fastest when it comes to adding new features or catching up with competitors in that regard. But it does still launch new functions from time to time, and today we’re talking about live location sharing. This has been seen before in apps such as Google Maps and even Facebook Messenger – the launch in both of those cases happened back in March….

Some people in the US who have pre-ordered Google’s Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL have received shipping notifications today, with deliveries expected tomorrow or on Thursday. Not all pre-orders have been shipped, but if you were among the first to finalize the process back when the devices were announced earlier this month, there’s a good chance that your Pixel 2 or 2 XL is on the way too. If you didn’t…

Greenpeace today published its Guide to Greener Electronics, which provides insight into the environmental practices of 17 major companies including Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, Samsung, and more. Among all of the companies Greenpeace evaluated for energy, resource consumption, and chemicals, Apple received the second best marks, trailing behind only Fairphone, a device designed with minimal environmental impact in mind. Apple was lauded for its commitment to renewable energy and reducing supply…

CarPlay is becoming an increasingly important feature that consumers look for when purchasing a vehicle, according to a new report released today by Strategy Analytics. In a survey querying future car buyers about their interest in Android Auto, CarPlay, and Baidu CarLife in the United States, Western Europe, and China, Strategy Analytics discovered the majority of consumers are interested in CarPlay. In the United States, 23 percent of respondents said CarPlay was…

Shortly after the iPhone X was unveiled, United States Senator Al Franken, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook to ask several questions about the security and the privacy of Face ID. Franken asked Apple to address his questions by October 13, 2017, which Apple did through a letter sent by Cynthia Hogan, the company’s Vice…