Spotlight Suggestions expand to seven new countries, including India and Hong Kong

Spotlight Suggestions, a feature that recommends content from the Internet when searching with Spotlight on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 9.0+ or a Mac running OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later, has expanded to seven additional markets: Hong Kong, India, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and United Arab Emirates.

Counting these regions, Spotlight Suggestions are now available in a total of 26 major markets around the world, listed on Apple's iOS Feature Availability webpage.

Philippine telcos confirm November 15 iPhone 5s/5c availability, more markets mulled

Following the initial iPhone 5s/5c roll-out in the United States and ten major global markets, Apple last Friday brought the handset to 35 new markets. It also announced that the third wave of expansion will see an additional sixteen countries getting the new handsets on November 1, expanding the iPhone's footprint to 60+ countries.

But the company won't be standing still for too long. Just two weeks later, the fourth wave of expansion will reportedly add a bunch of new markets, including the Philippines, Brazil and Israel....

Facebook launches free or discounted Messenger access in 14 countries

Facebook on Sunday announced a new promotion that will allow users of Messenger for iOS and Android to exchange instant messages for free or at heavily discounted data rates in select international markets. Partnering with more than eighteen operators in fourteen international markets, the social networking giant said Facebook for Every Phone, basically a bare-bone service for feature phones that is now optimized for chat, is also included in this promotion.

The move arrives just after the company flipped the switch on the in-app VoIP calling feature in its mobile client for iOS and Android devices. Facebook first rolled out VoIP calling in Canada earlier this year, and some parts of the US, via the Messenger app...