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Facebook adds AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang to Stories
Apr14

Facebook adds AR drawing and Instagram’s Boomerang to Stories

One unique thing about competition is that it brings out the creative ability in you. You always want to stay ahead of the chasing pack—and so this calls for innovation. That is exactly what a feature like Stories has done to companies like Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp and now Facebook. How interesting that all those apps have one thing in common—they all have the Stories feature and want to keep improving on it. It is Facebook’s...

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Twitter’s new water gun emoji replaces its gun emoji
Apr13

Twitter’s new water gun emoji replaces its gun emoji

Twitter has replaced its gun emoji to a water emoji. Apparently, this is an update that is aimed at sending the right message to the Twitter community that the microblogging company wants to get rid of harassment from its platform. The Twitter gun emoji is popular for the wrong reasons, and now Twitter has replaced it with a water gun emoji. That is more like it considering the number of issues it [the gun emoji] keeps generating on...

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YouTube rolls out Autoplay videos in Home feed on Android
Apr12

YouTube rolls out Autoplay videos in Home feed on Android

YouTube has finally rolled out a feature it began testing way back in October last year. The feature called “Autoplay on Home,” is located under the “Autoplay” menu. Autoplay Home automatically plays video as you browse through your Home feed. The video that auto-starts is often the one that is closest to the top of your screen. You will be able to see the thumbnail, but a second spinning loading indicator will appear to the left of...

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Instagram’s new “Focus” camera format allows you to take portraits of yourself
Apr10

Instagram’s new “Focus” camera format allows you to take portraits of yourself

Instagram has launched a new tool within its main app, it might just be the perfect feature you have been waiting for. It is called “Focus;” a tool that allows you to take portraits of yourself or friends and then share it. The good thing about Instagram’s new tool is that it works even for all those whose phones don’t have a portrait setting. Focus is easy to use—open your Instagram Story and swipe to the option beneath the “Record”...

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YouTube accused of illegally collecting data on children—child advocacy group kicks
Apr09

YouTube accused of illegally collecting data on children—child advocacy group kicks

A complaint has been filed against YouTube at the US Federal Trade Commission by child advocacy groups alleging that the Google-owned video-streaming site is illegally collecting private data of children without parental consent. According to The Guardian, the company is illegally collecting the data and advertising to those under the age of 13. The groups comprise of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), the Center for...

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Twitter is making progress over terrorist content; removes 1.2 million accounts
Apr05

Twitter is making progress over terrorist content; removes 1.2 million accounts

Twitter’s hammer has come down hard on 1.2 million accounts for terrorist-related content. This information is contained in the company’s latest Transparency Report. Since 2015, over 1.2 million accounts have been suspended by the microblogging company over issues that bother on terrorist content on its platform. The period in question is between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. The report showed that 274,460 accounts were...

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