YouTube Reportedly Testing 60fps Ultra-HD 4K Video Streaming
Mar28

YouTube Reportedly Testing 60fps Ultra-HD 4K Video Streaming

After announcing support for smooth 60 frames per second video playback last October, TechCrunch reports that YouTube is testing a high frame rate 4K video. The TechCrunch report said the video streaming site’s experiment is restricted to a very small group at the moment; this of course, is understandable considering the fact it is still being tested and can only be viewed by users who have the rig. That shouldn’t be a problem...

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Facebook Launches ComponentKit, A New Framework For Building iOS App Interfaces
Mar27

Facebook Launches ComponentKit, A New Framework For Building iOS App Interfaces

Yesterday at its ongoing F8 developer conference, Facebook announced the launch of ComponentKit, which is a new Objective-C library the social network company built to improve the performance of its iOS app, according to TechCrunch. The company said ComponentKit uses a functional and declarative approach to building user interfaces that focuses on one-way data flow from immutable models. “Building user interfaces for iOS requires lots...

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Facebook Is Launching Embeddable Video Player
Mar27

Facebook Is Launching Embeddable Video Player

Facebook has announced its plan to launch an embeddable video player. The company made this known on Wednesday at its ongoing F8 conference. This announcement means that users will now be able to embed Facebook-hosted videos anywhere on the web, the same way it is done on video streaming site YouTube or Vimeo videos. The embed video, which became available to users on Wednesday, is a major challenge to YouTube, and is coming on the...

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Facebook Reportedly In Talks With New York Times, BuzzFeed And National Geographic To Publish Articles Directly To Its Platform
Mar25

Facebook Reportedly In Talks With New York Times, BuzzFeed And National Geographic To Publish Articles Directly To Its Platform

According to The New York Times, Facebook, which has 1.4 billion active users on its network, is in talks with “at least half a dozen” media houses, which include The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and National Geographic to publish content directly to its platform. The idea behind Facebook’s move is that content published by publishers would load much quicker for users — especially on mobile — inside the platform of the social media’s...

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Facebook Has A New Feature That Takes You Back Memory Lane
Mar25

Facebook Has A New Feature That Takes You Back Memory Lane

Facebook on Tuesday announced a new feature that lets you look back memory lane at photos and posts from calendar date in outgone years. Named “On This Day,” the new feature, which was announced on the company’s website, will allow you a way to think back anything you have shared, or being tagged in, in previous years. “People often look back at old photos and other memories they’ve shared on Facebook, and many have told us that they...

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Instagram Unveils New App For Photo Collages
Mar24

Instagram Unveils New App For Photo Collages

Instagram on Monday unveiled Layout, a new standalone app that allows users to create photo collages from images on their phone’s camera roll. You can now save these collages to your phone and share them directly to Instagram or your Facebook. Layout, which can also be shared to other places too, has 10 different collage layouts depending on the number of photos used. The new app also gives you an opportunity to add as many as 9...

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