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YouTube Shorts Feature Rolls Out in Beta in the US
Mar01

YouTube Shorts Feature Rolls Out in Beta in the US

This is YouTube’s alternative to TikTok’s short videos. Last year, the Shorts Videos feature appeared in the Discover feed along with regular and web videos. If you’re not familiar with Discover feed, it’s a newsfeed that you can use to find articles on various web topics.  Recently, YouTube announced new features that will come soon. One of the new features is the YouTube Kids app with new parental features. It also...

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FCC Internet Subsidies for Low-Income Households
Feb27

FCC Internet Subsidies for Low-Income Households

The goal here is to bridge the digital divide.  The pandemic has, indeed, affected billions of people around the world. In the US, many companies and schools are opting to work from home and learn remotely, respectively.  Although WFH offers attractive benefits, it calls for a stable Internet connection. Unfortunately, not all households can afford to pay for faster Internet. Some of them struggled to add another monthly fee to their...

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Facebook Offers New App Called Bars That Lets You Rap
Feb26

Facebook Offers New App Called Bars That Lets You Rap

It’s still an experimental app, though.  https://apps.apple.com/app/id1521789321 Facebook just launched its next experimental app to be called BARS. If you like to rap, you may fancy this app. You don’t need to be perfect in English tenses and let this app do the work. It features tools that let you create and share your raps with the use of created beats.  Yes, it’s for wannabe rappers and not for...

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Apple Starts Selling Refurbished M1 Mac Mini Models
Feb26

Apple Starts Selling Refurbished M1 Mac Mini Models

And they are certified refurbished M1 Mac mini models.  If you can’t afford to buy a brand new M1 Mac mini considering your limited budget, you may wish to settle for a refurbished unit. The price is down by 15% compared to its brand new models.  However, these models are only available in the US and Canada. Although it’s a mini, it’s still a powerful Mac viewing that features an M1 chip.  The Mini community couldn’t stop...

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TikTok Agrees to Pay $92 Million to Settle Privacy Lawsuits
Feb26

TikTok Agrees to Pay $92 Million to Settle Privacy Lawsuits

It will compensate TikTok users and assures them that the platform will respect its users’ privacy.  Tiktok agreed to pay $92 million to settle a lawsuit for illegally collecting TikTok users’ data. This will terminate lengthy disputes over whether it wrongly gathered minors’ data.  However, the deal has yet to be approved by the judge.  Bytedance Disagreed The litigation lasted for over a year. Bytedance, which owns TikTok,...

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