Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- September 17

Article by Oliver
Posted: September 17, 2020

Introducing the iOS 14

Apple’s latest software update, the iOS 14 has been publicly released. New features include redesigned home screen pages, an App Library for easier organization of your iPhone and an all-new Widgets for quick, easy access. Not only will you now have pinned conversations to easily keep up with threads and inline replies, but also customizations for groups. Picture-in-picture mode, an updated Siri and map features, and an expanded privacy feature are additional changes you can expect on the iOS 14.

“Together with iPhone, iOS is central to how we navigate our lives and stay connected, and we are making it even more powerful and easier to use in iOS 14, with the biggest update ever to the Home Screen,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

iOS 14 will be available in iOS 13 compatible phones – iPhone 6s and later versions.

Facebook Rolls Out Co-Viewing Feature

Facebook’s Messenger platform has introduced a new co-viewing feature that allows people to watch videos on the platform, together. Dubbed “Watch Together”, the new feature was created “to make spending quality time with friends and loved ones feel as close to an in-person experience as possible,” Nora Micheva, Facebook’s product manager said on Monday.

“Watch Together” allows up to eight people co-view video together in-chat app, and up to 50 people in Messenger Rooms. So, how do you operate this new feature? Well, you can either initiate a video call or create a Room, swipe up to access the menu and select “Watch Together.”

“Watch Together” has began rolling out for iOS and Android smartphones with web and desktop support to follow.

Sony Announces PS5’s Release Date, Pricing, Game Trailers

Sony has confirmed its PlayStation 5 will be launching on November 12th in the US and select countries, with the “rest of the world” having to wait until November 19th –and yes, Kenya is part of the rest. Retail pricing for the consoles will be $499 for the regular and $399 for the digital edition (with no disc drive feature). Pre-orders began this morning with most complaining about encountering issues while checking out.

Retail pricing for first party accessories will be $29 for the DualSense charging station and $59 for a HD camera. The Pulse 3D wireless headset, standalone DualSense wireless controller and a media remote will retail for $100, $70 and $30 respectively.

Game trailers were also released with expectations to debut on the new PS5 consoles. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XVI, an improved Spiderman: Miles Morales from its 2018 predecessor, Capcom’s Resident Evil 8: VillageHogwarts Legacy and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

This latest development comes less than a fortnight after Microsoft announced its Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with expected retail prices standing at $499 and $299 respectively and a November 10th launch date.

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