Facebook launches new standalone app --- ‘Events’ discovery and calendar app

In a Friday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is launching a new standalone app --- the 'Events from Facebook' discovery and calendar app.

The new 'Events' app harnesses some capabilities of Facebook's Events feature, to give users the ability to browse and search for ongoing events. Moreover, since the app is also capable of pulling calendars from the users' phones, all the plans of the users show up in one place; thereby enabling the users to know when they are free.

Sony unveils new A6500 camera at Manhattan event

At a somewhat low-key event held recently in Manhattan, Sony announced its new A6500 camera which marks an upgrade to the company's A6300 prosumer mirrorless camera launched in March this year.

Twitch announcing its new premium subscription service --- Twitch Prime

In a Friday announcement, Amazon-owned live streaming site Twitch said that it is launching a new premium subscription service called Twitch Prime. The service was first announced by Twitch CEO Emmett Shear at Twitch's community convention held in San Diego this year.

Report: Apple can see who iMessage users are chatting with

In a report published on Wednesday, The Intercept has drawn attention to a glaring flaw in tech giant Apple's iMessage chatting service, revealing that Apple gets to see the phone numbers to which an iMessage user is sending a message.

According to the report, Apple apparently does not know what a message sent out by an iMessage user precisely says, because it claims that "iMessage is encrypted end-to-end." However, the company can definitely see the phone numbers to which the user is considering sending a message.

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 uptake status reveals slowed adoption pace

In a disclosure made on Monday, software biggie Microsoft said that the latest version of Windows operating system - Windows 10 - is currently running on 400 million devices. The disclosure implies that the adoption pace of Windows 10 OS has slowed down.

The latest Windows 10 uptake status was revealed by Microsoft on Monday, in coincidence with the commencement of 2016 edition of its Ignite conference in Atlanta.

Google may announce Android-Chrome OS hybrid software at Oct. 4 event

According to some recent reports and rumors, tech biggie Google may announce its Android-Chrome OS merger at the company's product launch event scheduled to be held on October 4.

Though the forthcoming event is expected to mark the unveiling of Google's two new handsets - likely to be called Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones - as well as the Google W-Fi router, among other hardware, recent reports have hinted that the spotlight at the event will probably be on software, not hardware.