Category Archives: Hi-Tech News

A New Way to Look Back at Photos and Memories on Facebook

People often look back at old photos and other memories they’ve shared on Facebook, and many have told us that they enjoy products and features that make this easier. Today we’re announcing On This Day, a new way to look back at things you have shared and posts you’ve been tagged in on Facebook. Only

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Facebook explains why it needs Instagram, WhatsApp, AND Messenger

In a panel discussion at this week’s Facebook F8 developer event, the head honchos behind Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram sat down to explain why the social network owns and operates three apps that compete with its own core business. “There’s a theory that in five years, all your products will morph into one. Maybe it’ll

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Microsoft Band: Five basic things you need to know before making your purchase

We have been patiently waiting for a smartwatch-style device compatible with Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. After listening to the rumor mill for the past year, Microsoft has finally unleashed the Band, a device that is aimed at health and fitness. Luckily, the Band also acts as a basic watch and serves up notifications for your email, calendar, messages,

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Facebook prevents motivated users to impress pages

In addition to the launch of Graph API 2.1 this week, Facebook also announced two important changes to the policy platform under Bundy Games and appropriate use. This Facebook developers have been awarded a deadline of 90 days (until November 5, 2014) to comply with the new rules – which came as follows: Games that

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Twitter is acquiring a small password security startup called Mitro

Twitter is acquiring a small password security startup called Mitro for its New York office. Mitro built a way that multiple people can share or control passwords to a single account. The most obvious use case would have been in the enterprise where team members need to share a single password for an account. Twitter

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Facebook Gives Up on Gifts

Say goodbye to those messages on Facebook asking you to send your friends a gift on their birthdays. A year ago, Facebook killed off the part of its Gifts service that allowed users to order physical presents through the social network. Now, the company says it is shutting down the remainder of the Gifts business,

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Gmail now always uses an HTTPS connection and encrypts all messages moving internally on Google’s servers

Google today announced it has made security improvements to Gmail to further protect users’ emails from snooping. Gmail now always uses an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email, and encrypts all messages moving internally on Google’s servers. While Gmail has offered HTTPS support since the day it launched, and Google turned the feature on by default back in January 2010,

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Facebook for iOS simplifies choosing who can see your photo albums and gets a new iPad design

Facebook today updated its iOS app with two new features and the usual overall improvements. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. Here’s the Facebook version 8.0 for iOS changelog: A simple way to see and choose a photo album’s audience. An updated design that makes it easier to post and

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Apple releases iOS 7.1 with homescreen crash fix, CarPlay support, and improved TouchID

ple today released iOS 7.1, adding support for its new CarPlay automobile integration, manual control for Siri voice commands and better TouchID support. The company also claimed to have fixed a bug that caused the homescreen to crash, which should hopefully address the issue where iOS devices randomly restart themselves. CarPlay, which launched earlier this month,

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WhatsApp for Android gets new privacy settings and lets you pay for a friend’s subscription

WhatsApp for Android has gotten an update today that introduces new privacy settings, and interestingly enough — a feature that allows you to pay for a friend’s WhatsApp subscription. First spotted by Android Police, the latest update lets you tweak your “last seen” status and profile photo, and increases the message history that you can send.

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