Hulu now lets you watch free TV shows and movies on Android

Hulu is finally starting to let viewers watch TV shows on their phones and tablets without paying for a subscription. Beginning on Android today, just about everything that you can currently watch for free on Hulu's website can now be watched for free on mobile devices. Hulu says that there are some exceptions to what you can watch, but it doesn't say what those are and makes it sound as though...

Samsung's Milk Music gets $3.99 monthly premium plan to skip unlimited songs

Samsung's streaming internet radio service Milk has been free of advertising since its launch, though as part of a new update has added the option to pay to skip more tracks and download music to play without an internet connection. The new "premium service" (spotted by Android Police) runs $3.99 a month, and upgrades users from six song skips per hour to unlimited. Users also get a sleep timer, as well as the option to turn its curated station DJs on or off. Samsung accidentally outed its premium service back in April inside an infographic posted on its corporate blog, though the feature was described only as a way to remove advertisements, which free users still do not hear.

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Signal brings painless encrypted calling to iOS

Encryption is hard. As the NSA leaks create new demand for secure voice and texting apps, it’s a lesson developers have learned over and over. It’s not just writing secure code — although that’s hard too — but ending up with a program that your average user can actually navigate.

When it comes to tackling that problem, Whisper Systems has an unusually strong track record. The company made RedPhone and TextSecure for Android, tackling encrypted calls and texts respectively. Now they're making...


Ancient Reddit prank Cat Facts is now a real app to troll your friends

Two and a half years ago, a Reddit user named frackyou decided to pull a prank on her teenage cousin, who had posted on Facebook that "he was bored" while offering up his phone number as a plea for entertainment. What proceeded is the stuff of internet trolling legend, with a series of texts purporting to be from an SMS service called "Cat Facts" that would deliver "fun daily facts about CATS!" every hour. Of course frackyou's cousin never...

Facebook urges users to download Messenger before chat disappears from mobile app

In April, Facebook announced plans to pull messaging from its core mobile apps in favor of moving all chat activity to Messenger. And now the company is once again reminding users everywhere about the pending change and urging them to download Messenger. If you haven't yet installed the app, you'll likely see a notice resembling the one below over the coming days. Facebook isn't yet forcing anyone to make the switch; it says there will be...

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