Snapchat Launches New Feature Called Snaptags
Jan29

Snapchat Launches New Feature Called Snaptags

Snapchat has launched a new feature called Snaptags. Snaptags is a feature that creates a unique QR code for every user of Snapchat. When someone points their Snapchat camera at a Snaptag, the app adds the corresponding individual as friend. It is so interesting to know that all you need to do to have you added to someone’s Snapchat is pointing your camera at his image; and as explained by TechCrunch, “Point your Snapchat camera at...

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YouTube Now Streams HTML5 By Default
Jan28

YouTube Now Streams HTML5 By Default

YouTube now streams HTML5 videos by default on a web browser. The announcement was made on Tuesday by the company. The Google-owned video streaming website also used the occasion of Tuesday’s announcement made on its official blog to reveal that it is “depreciating” the old Flash-based embeds and Flash API from YouTube. YouTube explained in Tuesday’s post how the advancement in the use of HTML5 for video playing, along with...

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Twitter Out With Group DM, Mobile Video Capture And Sharing
Jan27

Twitter Out With Group DM, Mobile Video Capture And Sharing

Finally Twitter has added group direct message (DM), to its service. The new feature means you can now have private group conversations on the service. The microblogging outfit also rolled out the ability to both shoot video, as well as edit and share it directly from the mobile Twitter app. “A few months ago, we mentioned some features coming soon, and today we’re excited to start rolling out two of them: group messaging and a new...

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Facebook Blocks Pages Said To Be Insulting To Muhammad To Avoid Being Banned
Jan27

Facebook Blocks Pages Said To Be Insulting To Muhammad To Avoid Being Banned

Facebook has blocked a couple of pages said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad in Turkey. This came after authorities in Turkey threatened to ban some social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube should they fail to comply with orders, which insisted that such offensive contents against the Prophet be removed or blocked. This information was revealed to the New York Times by an employee of Facebook who has knowledge of...

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Facebook Testing Standalone App For Low-End Users
Jan26

Facebook Testing Standalone App For Low-End Users

Facebook is again targeting low-end users as it has started testing a standalone app called Facebook Lite. The new app according to TechCrunch is available only for Android phones in select countries, and is just 252 kilobytes in size. It is designed to work on 2G network and in locations where connectivity is either low or poor. Facebook Lite is designed for low-end Android devices in emerging markets, with TechCrunch reporting that...

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YouTube Agrees Deal To Stream NFL Highlights
Jan26

YouTube Agrees Deal To Stream NFL Highlights

Some cheery news for all lovers and fans of the NFL as they will now be able to stream Super Bowl XLIX on YouTube for free next weekend as Google has agreed a deal with the National Football League, according to Recode. There will be an official NFL channel on YouTube where you can now watch highlights of games. The highlights of the games will also appear on Google search results, and visitors will also be able to view detailed...

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