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Instagram Tests Text-Only Clips

Instagram

There is no stopping Instagram from tweaking its features. The photo and video-sharing platform owned by Facebook is testing a text-only clip feature called “Type” for Stories as an alternative to sharing photos and videos. (Read: How to Use Instagram Stories Like a Pro) The feature was first spotted by …

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Google Chrome Parental Control Will Be Shut Down and Replaced

Google Chrome Parental Control

Attention parents, if your kid is using Google Chrome to go on the Internet, be sure to supervise him as your child browses the Web. Google has announced that the parental control features on Chrome would be “deprecated” effective today, January 12, and would be replaced with new software later …

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Samsung Galaxy S9 to Hit the Market in February

Samsung Galaxy

Many of those attending this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas had expected Samsung to launch the Galaxy S8 successor at the yearly tech event. It turned out that the Samsung Galaxy S9 was not going to be unveiled at the CES. (Read: CES 2018: Samsung Galaxy S9 …

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Facebook Continues Its War vs. Fake News

Fake News

With the advent of social media, one of the problems that have cropped up is the proliferation of fake news. Social networks and even some countries are actively engaged in a fight to keep false news from being published and spread. France, for example, is looking at coming up with …

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Tired of Your Wired Earpieces? Try These Bluetooth Earbuds

Bluetooth Earbuds

For many of us, it’s back to the gym to shed off the unwanted pounds we gained from the parties we attended during the holiday season. However, you want to get rid of your pair of wired earpieces or headphone that gets in the way of your workout routine. You …

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Apple Investors Urged to Help Parents Control Their Kids’ Phone Usage

iPhone use

How often and how long should a kid use his or her smartphone? That is one question that has often been asked by parents. (Read: Every Parent Who Gives Their Kid an iPhone Should Make Their Kid Follow These 18 Rules) Two Apple investors – Jana Partners LLC and the …

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Apple Says Sorry for iPhone Battery Issue

iPhone Battery

Apple has apologized to iPhone users for the slow performance of their device with older batteries but denied intentionally shortening the lifespan of any of the company’s products. In a message on its website, the company said: “We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance …

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Facebook and Universal Music Ink Multi-Year Agreement

Universal Music

In what is considered an unprecedented music deal, Facebook and Universal Music Group (UMG) have signed a global multi-year agreement. Under the agreement, UMG would “license its recorded music and publishing catalogs for video and other social experiences across Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus.” In other words, Facebook users can upload …

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Walmart Goes All-Out Against Amazon With Personal Shopping Service

Walmart

Walmart’s subsidiary called Code Eight set up by startup incubator Store No. 8 is testing a personal shopping service that targets ”high net worth urban consumers,” according to a Recode report that cited “multiple sources.” (Read: Walmart Unveils ‘Store No. 8’ Tech Incubator) With the service, those types of customers …

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Amazon to Launch Streaming Service to Rival YouTube

Streaming Service

Amazon is planning to compete with YouTube by offering a similar service or platform. The online retail giant has filed trademark papers with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) for “AmazonTube” on December 5. (Read: Amazon May Be Planning a YouTube Rival) Separate Petition TV Answer Man, on the …

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