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Briefly: Facebook Messenger adds Groups, new Vox for iOS

updated 03:10 pm EDT, Fri March 28, 2014

Facebook updates Messenger app for iOS, adds Groups, forwarding

Facebook Messenger for iOS received an update yesterday, offering its users access to Group features, including a forwarding function. In v4.0, users can now create groups for the people one messages the most often, and name them, and set group photos. Messages and photos can be forwarded to someone who is not in a designated conversation thread by using a tapping gesture. Additionally, miscellaneous improvements to improve the app's speed and reliability have been included in the latest update. Facebook Messenger is free to download, and requires iOS 6.0 or later to run.

Coppertino's Mac music player Vox coming to iOS, updated for OS X

Coppertino's minimalist Mac audio player, Vox, is due to become available for iOS devices later this year, according to the software development studio. Expected to arrive this fall, Vox will allow iOS users to play nearly all lossless, HD audio and lossy format files. Vox audio player was released for OS X last year, offering wide-ranging playlist location access, NAS functionality, and compatibility with a variety of standard and niche audio formats; an update for the software is anticipated to arrive in the upcoming weeks. The new Vox for OS X will include SoundCloud integration and a new "collections" feature, for organizing and simplifying one's music library on the player. Vox music player is presently available for download for OS X at the App Store at no cost.

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