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Instagram Adds IGTV Video Previews to Main Feed

February 11, 2019

In an announcement on Twitter, Facebook-owned messaging app Instagram announced that previews of IGTV videos would now appear included in the main feeds on the home page. “Now, you can preview IGTV videos in your feed. When there’s a new video from someone you follow, you can tap from your feed to watch the full video in […]

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WhatsApp Executive Says Indian Political Parties Are Abusing the Platform

February 9, 2019

India’s political parties have been abusing Facebook’s popular messaging service WhatsApp ahead of the country’s general election and the company has warned them not to do so, a senior executive said on Wednesday. WhatsApp declined to name the parties or give the exact nature of the alleged misuse, but there is mounting concern in India that […]

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Google Photos to Get New Suggested Sharing Feature, Teardown Tips

January 21, 2019

The latest version of Google Photos for Android (v4.8) that reached Android smartphones recently has been torn down, and now the app is expected to get more features like automatically suggested sharing among others. Even though the teardown by Android Police does not exactly reveal how the feature would function, it will probably take into account user […]

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CES 2019: Samsung Says Bixby Will Soon Work With Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Play

January 9, 2019

Samsung at CES 2019 has revealed that it is adding more content partners to its Bixby voice assistant, including the Google products like Google Maps and YouTube. The South Korean company also announced that it is going to integrate Bixby in more of its products. Additionally, Samsung gave us a sneak peek at its robotics […]

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Weather Channel App Accused of Selling Users’ Personal Data

January 8, 2019

People relied on the most popular mobile weather app to track forecasts that determined whether they chose jeans over shorts and packed a parka or umbrella, but its owners used it to track their every step and profit off that information, Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday. The operator of The Weather Channel mobile app misled […]

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Google Assistant to Predict Flight Delays, Proactively Notify Users

December 20, 2018

Using flight status data combined with Machine Learning (ML), Google Assistant will soon tell you over phone if your flight would be delayed even before the airline announces it. According to Google, Assistant will notify users on phones when its algorithms predict that their flights would be late. “Earlier this year, we started sharing flight delay predictions (via Google […]

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Instagram Adds New Stickers to Let Users Ask Questions in Live Videos, Share Music, and More

December 19, 2018

Instagram has added a number of new interactive features to its Stories format. The new features enable Instagram users to ask for music recommendations from their followers, answer questions during a live stream, and more. The update is being rolled out on both Android and iOS starting today. The Facebook-owned company announced these new features in a […]

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Instagram Direct Gets ‘Walkie-Talkie’ Style Voice Messaging Feature

December 12, 2018

Instagram Direct, a feature that allows you to communicate with other Instagram users, has been upgraded with the ability to send voice messages. The new addition works just like a walkie-talkie as it sends your voice message the moment you release the microphone button. This sounds similar to how you can send a voice message […]

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TeamViewer Opens First India Office, Eyes Strong Growth

December 5, 2018

With the aim of doubling its growth in India, Germany-based remote connectivity solutions provider TeamViewer on Tuesday announced the opening of an office in Mumbai, its first in the country. TeamViewer software allows users to remotely control other devices. So installation of its solutions allows one to remotely access and control the desktop of your computers […]

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Ex-Uber Security Employees Allege ‘Deeply Troubling’ Practices

December 4, 2018

Four former employees on Uber’s security team are claiming in court that the company is trying to block them from disclosing “a number of deeply troubling practices at Uber that have not been publicly revealed.” The ex-employees didn’t substantiate their claim in a filing Friday in state court in San Francisco. They were responding to […]

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