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    Google Offers Free WhatsApp Data Backups

    Google Offers Free WhatsApp Data Backups


    Facebook has arranged a WhatsApp data storage deal with Google which will come in to effect in November. (CCM) — Facebook has made an agreement with Google enabling WhatsApp users to back up their app data to Google Drive without it counting towards...

    Facebook has arranged a WhatsApp data storage deal with Google which will come in to effect in November. (CCM) — Facebook has made an agreement with Google enabling WhatsApp users to back up their app data to Google Drive without it counting towards their storage allowance, according to a WhatsApp help page. The agreement will come in to effect on November 12, 2018, although some users may
    Twitter Cripples Third-Party Apps

    Twitter Cripples Third-Party Apps


    The company has ended third-party support for key features such as auto-refreshing timelines. (CCM) — Twitter has pulled the rug from under popular Twitter apps including Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings by ending their access the ...

    The company has ended third-party support for key features such as auto-refreshing timelines. (CCM) — Twitter has pulled the rug from under popular Twitter apps including Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings by ending their access the application programming interfaces (APIs) which enable them to offer push notifications and auto-refreshing timelines. The move was announced
    Apple Car Could Arrive by 2023

    Apple Car Could Arrive by 2023


    An Apple vehicle could help the company become the world's first $3 trillion company. (CCM) — The long-rumored Apple Car is under development and could be hitting the forecourts by 2023, an analyst with a proven track record for predicting Apple's...

    An Apple vehicle could help the company become the world's first $3 trillion company. (CCM) — The long-rumored Apple Car is under development and could be hitting the forecourts by 2023, an analyst with a proven track record for predicting Apple's moves has said. Ming-Chi Kuo, of TF Securities, made the claim in a research note released this week, Tech Times is reporting. He added that the
    Google Unveils Cheap Data Storage Plans

    Google Unveils Cheap Data Storage Plans


    The new offers are part of a move to rebrand Google Drive as Google One. (CCM) — Google is heaping pressure on Microsoft, Apple, and Dropbox by introducing new plans which undercut its rivals' data storage rates. Coinciding with a name-changing...

    The new offers are part of a move to rebrand Google Drive as Google One. (CCM) — Google is heaping pressure on Microsoft, Apple, and Dropbox by introducing new plans which undercut its rivals' data storage rates. Coinciding with a name-changing exercise which sees Google Drive storage plans rebranded as Google One, the company has introduced a new $2.99 per month storage tier which offers
    LG and Sprint Scramble to Offer 5G Phone

    LG and Sprint Scramble to Offer 5G Phone


    LG aims to offer the first 5G handset for Sprint's next-generation phone network. (CCM) — Sprint has teamed up with LG to cook up a 5G smartphone in time for the launch of its ultra-fast next generation cellular network in the first half of 2019,...

    LG aims to offer the first 5G handset for Sprint's next-generation phone network. (CCM) — Sprint has teamed up with LG to cook up a 5G smartphone in time for the launch of its ultra-fast next generation cellular network in the first half of 2019, according to a report on The Next Web. Parts of Sprint's 5G network are due to go live in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and
    Mystery Hackers Seize Instagram Accounts

    Mystery Hackers Seize Instagram Accounts


    Some users have been locked out of their accounts and their logins have been changed to Russian email addresses. (CCM) — Instagram users around the world are waking up to discover that hackers have seized control of their accounts. Victims are...

    Some users have been locked out of their accounts and their logins have been changed to Russian email addresses. (CCM) — Instagram users around the world are waking up to discover that hackers have seized control of their accounts. Victims are reporting their user name, profile picture, and account email addresses have been changed, effectively locking them out of their own accounts. Most of
    Sony Issued Elder Scrolls Ultimatum

    Sony Issued Elder Scrolls Ultimatum


    PlayStation 4 owners will not be able to play the game unless Sony changes its cross-patform policy. (CCM) — Game publishing giant Bethesda Softworks has issued Sony with an ultimatum: allow PlayStation owners to play the company's forthcoming game...

    PlayStation 4 owners will not be able to play the game unless Sony changes its cross-patform policy. (CCM) — Game publishing giant Bethesda Softworks has issued Sony with an ultimatum: allow PlayStation owners to play the company's forthcoming game Elder Scrolls: Legends with gamers using other platforms, or the game will not be made available for the PlayStation 4 at all. Bethesda's move
    Facebook Woos Amateur Broadcasters

    Facebook Woos Amateur Broadcasters


    Facebook's newly acquired Vidpresso technology makes it easy for anyone to broadcast social media content. (CCM) — Facebook is continuing its invasion of the video market by snapping up Vidpresso. The startup's technology offers an easy way for...

    Facebook's newly acquired Vidpresso technology makes it easy for anyone to broadcast social media content. (CCM) — Facebook is continuing its invasion of the video market by snapping up Vidpresso. The startup's technology offers an easy way for amateur broadcasters to display polls, comments, and other data from Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks on the screen during a
    Google Readies Chrome OS for Windows 10

    Google Readies Chrome OS for Windows 10


    Chromebook users will soon be able to dual boot into Chrome OS or Windows 10. (CCM) — Google is reportedly working on a new feature known as "Campfire" which will allow Chromebooks, such as the company's Pixel laptop, to boot into Windows 10 as an...

    Chromebook users will soon be able to dual boot into Chrome OS or Windows 10. (CCM) — Google is reportedly working on a new feature known as "Campfire" which will allow Chromebooks, such as the company's Pixel laptop, to boot into Windows 10 as an alternative to Chrome OS. The move would allow Chromebook owners to take advantage of Chrome OS's security and cloud storage features
    Spotify to Let Free Users Skip Ads

    Spotify to Let Free Users Skip Ads


    Spotify Users in Australia can already choose which ads they see or hear on the free version of the service. (CCM) — Users of the free version of the Spotify music streaming service may soon be able to skip video and audio ads that do not interest...

    Spotify Users in Australia can already choose which ads they see or hear on the free version of the service. (CCM) — Users of the free version of the Spotify music streaming service may soon be able to skip video and audio ads that do not interest them, according to a USA Today report. The majority of Spotify users do not pay to use the service, so advertising revenue is vital to the
    PlayStation Unveils Limited Edition Console

    PlayStation Unveils Limited Edition Console


    PlayStation has revealed that it will be releasing a special edition PS4 Pro console to celebrate over 500M sales. (CCM) — To mark the sale of over 525.3 million PlayStation systems worldwide in 24 years of sale, Sony has revealed that it will be...

    PlayStation has revealed that it will be releasing a special edition PS4 Pro console to celebrate over 500M sales. (CCM) — To mark the sale of over 525.3 million PlayStation systems worldwide in 24 years of sale, Sony has revealed that it will be releasing a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro console as a "thank you" to its fans. According to a report by Collider, the console
    Google Launches Celebrity Q&A App

    Google Launches Celebrity Q&A App


    Google has rolled out a celebrity-geared iOS application allowing them to answer frequently searched questions about them. (CCM) — Google has unveiled Cameo, a new iOS application geared for celebrities and public figures. In the app's interface,...

    Google has rolled out a celebrity-geared iOS application allowing them to answer frequently searched questions about them. (CCM) — Google has unveiled Cameo, a new iOS application geared for celebrities and public figures. In the app's interface, celebrities are presented with the most frequently searched questions about themselves as well as trending topics and are encouraged to respond
    Facebook Denies Seeking User Bank Data

    Facebook Denies Seeking User Bank Data


    Facebook has come under fire for allegedly seeking out user bank details for advertising purposes. (CCM) — Facebook has had its fair share of scandals in recent months due to its privacy policy, and the latest has upped the ante. The Silicon...

    Facebook has come under fire for allegedly seeking out user bank details for advertising purposes. (CCM) — Facebook has had its fair share of scandals in recent months due to its privacy policy, and the latest has upped the ante. The Silicon Valley social media giant is in the hot seat for having allegedly asked a group of U.S. banks for information about user financial transactions for
    Amazon Alexa Now Answers Old Questions

    Amazon Alexa Now Answers Old Questions


    Amazon Alexa can now not only learn new information, but it will notify you when it has. (CCM) — Amazon has announced that Alexa can now notify you when it has found the answer to a question that you have previously asked it to answer, but to...

    Amazon Alexa can now not only learn new information, but it will notify you when it has. (CCM) — Amazon has announced that Alexa can now notify you when it has found the answer to a question that you have previously asked it to answer, but to which it did not have the response. The new feature, called “Answer Update,” was first discovered by digital voice assistant blog Voicebot, after
    Apple Leaks Key iPhone X Plus Features

    Apple Leaks Key iPhone X Plus Features


    Leading up to the release of its iPhone X Plus device, Apple has accidentally let slip two crucial details about how it'll likely work. (CCM) — While Samsung Note 9 leaks have been a dime a dozen the past few weeks, Apple has remained notoriously...

    Leading up to the release of its iPhone X Plus device, Apple has accidentally let slip two crucial details about how it'll likely work. (CCM) — While Samsung Note 9 leaks have been a dime a dozen the past few weeks, Apple has remained notoriously tightlipped on its forthcoming iPhone X device. That is, until it let slip two key details about the smartphone, showing that it could feature
    Google Glass Helps Kids with Autism

    Google Glass Helps Kids with Autism


    Google Glass has been given a second breath of life — this time to help kids with autism. (CCM) — Kids with autism can sometimes have trouble communicating due to a difficulty in reading facial expressions — and Google Glass might be able to...

    Google Glass has been given a second breath of life — this time to help kids with autism. (CCM) — Kids with autism can sometimes have trouble communicating due to a difficulty in reading facial expressions — and Google Glass might be able to help. The Internet-connected eyewear, which was discontinued for individual and consumer use, was revived for the Superpower Glass trial run by the
    Personalized Facebook App to Mirror Your Use

    Personalized Facebook App to Mirror Your Use


    An updated, personalized Facebook's app will adapt itself to your habits. (CCM) — Facebook has announced that it plans to roll out an update to its app that will allow it to mold itself to your usage habits. To do so, the navigation bar will be...

    An updated, personalized Facebook's app will adapt itself to your habits. (CCM) — Facebook has announced that it plans to roll out an update to its app that will allow it to mold itself to your usage habits. To do so, the navigation bar will be modified to display icons of the apps that you use most often. "We want the shortcuts available in the navigation bar to reflect how an
    Huawei Breezes Past Apple for the First Time

    Huawei Breezes Past Apple for the First Time


    Huawei has snagged second place in the worldwide mobile market, bumping Apple from its position. (CCM) — Apple has been booted from its historical second-place spot in smartphone sales and replaced by Huawei for the first time ever. According to a...

    Huawei has snagged second place in the worldwide mobile market, bumping Apple from its position. (CCM) — Apple has been booted from its historical second-place spot in smartphone sales and replaced by Huawei for the first time ever. According to a report by CNN, the major milestone for the Chinese smartphone maker comes after it sold roughly 54 million phones last quarter, allowing it to
    YouTube Upgrades Vertical Desktop Videos

    YouTube Upgrades Vertical Desktop Videos


    YouTube has finally integrated optimized support for vertical videos into its desktop website. (CCM) — YouTube users who fret over video orientation can now rest easily, as the video streaming giant has now integrated optimized support for...

    YouTube has finally integrated optimized support for vertical videos into its desktop website. (CCM) — YouTube users who fret over video orientation can now rest easily, as the video streaming giant has now integrated optimized support for vertical videos into its desktop site. For years since its launch, vertical videos — or content filmed in 9:16 rather than in 16:9 — featured black bars
    Google's Titan Key to Foil Phishing

    Google's Titan Key to Foil Phishing


    Google has unveiled Titan Security Key, intended to beef up user protection across its services. (CCM) — Google has announced at the Google Cloud Next conference the Titan Security Key, a FIDO physical security key that adds an additional...

    Google has unveiled Titan Security Key, intended to beef up user protection across its services. (CCM) — Google has announced at the Google Cloud Next conference the Titan Security Key, a FIDO physical security key that adds an additional protective layer to its already-established two-factor authentication. It appears to be its answer to other, similar physical security keys on the
    Samsung Unveils 'Unbreakable' OLED Display

    Samsung Unveils 'Unbreakable' OLED Display


    Samsung has uncovered its design for a new resistant and flexible OLED screen that can really take a hit. (CCM) — Samsung has confirmed speculation that it plans to integrate an innovative and resistant screen design in its future mobile devices....

    Samsung has uncovered its design for a new resistant and flexible OLED screen that can really take a hit. (CCM) — Samsung has confirmed speculation that it plans to integrate an innovative and resistant screen design in its future mobile devices. The announcement came in the form of a blog post on the feature's government verification and could mean that the South Korean manufacturer
    Group Video Sessions Come to Facebook

    Group Video Sessions Come to Facebook


    Facebook has made its shared video streaming feature available to all Facebook Groups with Watch Parties. (CCM) — Facebook has announced in a blog post the global rollout of its "Watch Party" feature to all Groups. The feature will now allow Group...

    Facebook has made its shared video streaming feature available to all Facebook Groups with Watch Parties. (CCM) — Facebook has announced in a blog post the global rollout of its "Watch Party" feature to all Groups. The feature will now allow Group administrators to host "parties" for their group's members during which participants can watch a queue of live or recorded
    Echo Users Can Crank Up the Bass

    Echo Users Can Crank Up the Bass


    Amazon's smart speakers now have a sound equalizer function that controls bass, midrange, and treble frequencies. (CCM) — Amazon Echo users can now fine tune the sound produced by their devices to match their music preferences. The new equalizer...

    Amazon's smart speakers now have a sound equalizer function that controls bass, midrange, and treble frequencies. (CCM) — Amazon Echo users can now fine tune the sound produced by their devices to match their music preferences. The new equalizer feature enables users to adjust the bass, midrange, and treble frequencies of music being played within a range of plus or minus 6 dB,
    iOS 12 to Bring Phone Calls to HomePod

    iOS 12 to Bring Phone Calls to HomePod


    Other new features will help Apple's HomePod catch up with rival smart speaker systems, according to a report. (CCM) — Apple is planning to give its HomePod smart speakers the ability to make and receive phone calls with the next release of its iOS...

    Other new features will help Apple's HomePod catch up with rival smart speaker systems, according to a report. (CCM) — Apple is planning to give its HomePod smart speakers the ability to make and receive phone calls with the next release of its iOS 12-based software, according to a report on Engadget. Currently it is possible to start a call on an iPhone and then switch the call to the
    Nintendo Cracks Down on Piracy Sites

    Nintendo Cracks Down on Piracy Sites


    The LoveRetro and LoveROM sites are the target of a Nintendo lawsuit. (CCM) — Nintendo has launched a new salvo in its battle against game piracy by filing a lawsuit against the operator of the LoveROMS and LoveRetro websites. The lawsuit alleges...

    The LoveRetro and LoveROM sites are the target of a Nintendo lawsuit. (CCM) — Nintendo has launched a new salvo in its battle against game piracy by filing a lawsuit against the operator of the LoveROMS and LoveRetro websites. The lawsuit alleges brazen and mass-scale infringement of Nintendo’s intellectual property rights, according to a TorrentFreak report. The sites offer ROMs (original
    Snapchat Scraps Snapcash Payment Service

    Snapchat Scraps Snapcash Payment Service


    The peer-to-peer payment service will close down on August 30, the company says. (CCM) — Snapchat has made the decision to abandon its Snapcash peer-to-peer payment service, less than four years after it was launched in partnership with Square. It...

    The peer-to-peer payment service will close down on August 30, the company says. (CCM) — Snapchat has made the decision to abandon its Snapcash peer-to-peer payment service, less than four years after it was launched in partnership with Square. It will be closed down on August 30, according to a Techcrunch report. Code discovered in the Android Snapchat app contains a "Snapchat
    Instagram Shows When Friends Are Online

    Instagram Shows When Friends Are Online


    The service has introduced a presence indicator, similar to those used by messaging pioneers like ICQ and AOL. (CCM) — Instagram has taken a leaf out of ICQ's and AOL Instant Messenger's playbooks from the 1990s by informing users when their friends...

    The service has introduced a presence indicator, similar to those used by messaging pioneers like ICQ and AOL. (CCM) — Instagram has taken a leaf out of ICQ's and AOL Instant Messenger's playbooks from the 1990s by informing users when their friends are active on the service with a green status dot. "DMing friends and connecting over the content you love is more fun when you know
    Facebook Launches Crackdown on Under 13s

    Facebook Launches Crackdown on Under 13s


    Young Facebook users will have their accounts locked from this week if moderators believe they may be under 13 . (CCM) — Facebook has decided to actively enforce its minimum age policy in what amounts to a policy U-turn by the social network....

    Young Facebook users will have their accounts locked from this week if moderators believe they may be under 13 . (CCM) — Facebook has decided to actively enforce its minimum age policy in what amounts to a policy U-turn by the social network. Facebook moderators, as well as moderators of its Instagram service, will now lock the accounts of anyone they suspect of being under 13, according
    VR Headsets Get Connector Standard Boost

    VR Headsets Get Connector Standard Boost


    Virtual reality users will be able to use one cable to connect any VirtualLink-compatible headset to their system. (CCM) — The virtual reality (VR) headset market will get a huge shot in the arm thanks to a new connection standard. This has been...

    Virtual reality users will be able to use one cable to connect any VirtualLink-compatible headset to their system. (CCM) — The virtual reality (VR) headset market will get a huge shot in the arm thanks to a new connection standard. This has been hammered out by the VirtualLink Consortium, a group made up of VR competitors Microsoft, Valve, and Facebook-owned Oculus, plus GPU makers AMD and
    Gorilla Glass 6 Survives Multiple Drops

    Gorilla Glass 6 Survives Multiple Drops


    Corning's latest screen glass should be able to withstand being dropped 15 times, the company claims. (CCM) — Corning has unveiled a new toughened glass for smartphone screens which has been designed with serial phone-droppers in mind. Gorilla...

    Corning's latest screen glass should be able to withstand being dropped 15 times, the company claims. (CCM) — Corning has unveiled a new toughened glass for smartphone screens which has been designed with serial phone-droppers in mind. Gorilla Glass 6 is Corning's most durable ever, according to John Bayne, the company's Gorilla Glass general manager. "Corning Gorilla Glass 6
    Instagram Moots Kinder Block Alternative

    Instagram Moots Kinder Block Alternative


    Using the new Instagram 'remove follower' feature is less aggressive than blocking someone. (CCM) — Instagram is testing a subtle way for users to control who can see their public feed without resorting to the aggressive tactic of blocking them,...

    Using the new Instagram 'remove follower' feature is less aggressive than blocking someone. (CCM) — Instagram is testing a subtle way for users to control who can see their public feed without resorting to the aggressive tactic of blocking them, according to a report on The Verge. The service is trialing a new "remove follower" feature which allows users to stop a specific
    Google Hit by $5 Billion Fine

    Google Hit by $5 Billion Fine


    The European Commission believes that Google's Android practices are anti-competitive. (CCM) — Google has been fined five billion dollars by the European Commission (EC) because of the way it offers its open source Android mobile operating system,...

    The European Commission believes that Google's Android practices are anti-competitive. (CCM) — Google has been fined five billion dollars by the European Commission (EC) because of the way it offers its open source Android mobile operating system, according to a BBC report. The EC believes that Google is being anti-competitive because it says the company: • requires Android device
    Apple Introduces 70 New Emoji

    Apple Introduces 70 New Emoji


    Red, gray, and curly haired people as well as bald men and women have new emoji. (CCM) — Apple is helping its customers celebrate World Emoji Day by previewing more than 70 new emoji characters which will be made available to iPhone, iPad, Apple...

    Red, gray, and curly haired people as well as bald men and women have new emoji. (CCM) — Apple is helping its customers celebrate World Emoji Day by previewing more than 70 new emoji characters which will be made available to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac users in a free software update to iOS 12 later this year. All are based on approved characters in Unicode 11.0. The new characters
    Bitcoin Mining Rig Rental Scheme Fails

    Bitcoin Mining Rig Rental Scheme Fails


    The Kodak KashMiner computer was never officially licensed by Kodak. (CCM) — A company which promised that customers renting its Bitcoin-mining computers would more than double their money in two years has collapsed after being labelled a scam, the...

    The Kodak KashMiner computer was never officially licensed by Kodak. (CCM) — A company which promised that customers renting its Bitcoin-mining computers would more than double their money in two years has collapsed after being labelled a scam, the BBC is reporting. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has barred the rental scheme from being launched. Spotlite USA showed
    Google Phone App Fights Spam Calls

    Google Phone App Fights Spam Calls


    Spam calls will now go straight to voicemail without making the phone ring thanks to a Google Phone app update. (CCM) — Google's updated stock Phone app gives Android smartphone users a powerful weapon to use in the war against spam...

    Spam calls will now go straight to voicemail without making the phone ring thanks to a Google Phone app update. (CCM) — Google's updated stock Phone app gives Android smartphone users a powerful weapon to use in the war against spam callers. Previously the Phone app alerted users to suspected spam calls by displaying a red background when the call came in. Users could then choose to take
    Facebook Poaches Top Google Chip Guru

    Facebook Poaches Top Google Chip Guru


    The company is planning to release a range of Facebook-branded hardware devices powered by custom processors. (CCM) — Facebook has announced to the world that it is serious about building its own hardware by poaching one of Google's top microchip...

    The company is planning to release a range of Facebook-branded hardware devices powered by custom processors. (CCM) — Facebook has announced to the world that it is serious about building its own hardware by poaching one of Google's top microchip designers, according to a Bloomberg report. Shahriar Rabii will be Facebook's head of chip development, and he will spearhead the company's
    Adobe Is Bringing Photoshop to iPad

    Adobe Is Bringing Photoshop to iPad


    The move marks a change of stategy for Adobe, which now wants its software to run everywhere. (CCM) — Adobe is developing a full version of its flagship Photoshop image manipulation software which will run on Apple's iPad, Bloomberg has revealed. The...

    The move marks a change of stategy for Adobe, which now wants its software to run everywhere. (CCM) — Adobe is developing a full version of its flagship Photoshop image manipulation software which will run on Apple's iPad, Bloomberg has revealed. The move is part of a shift in strategy for Adobe, which now intends to make all its software products run on as many devices as possible in order
    BlackFly Flying Car Unveiled

    BlackFly Flying Car Unveiled


    The single-seat electric drone can travel up to 25 miles at speeds of over 60 mph. (CCM) — A flying electric car called Blackfly has been demonstrated taking to the air around California by Opener, a Palo Alto-based company funded by Google...

    The single-seat electric drone can travel up to 25 miles at speeds of over 60 mph. (CCM) — A flying electric car called Blackfly has been demonstrated taking to the air around California by Opener, a Palo Alto-based company funded by Google co-founder Larry Page. BlackFly drivers will not require a pilot's license, and although it will initially be more expensive it is eventually
    Apple Driverless Car Secrets Stolen

    Apple Driverless Car Secrets Stolen


    An Apple ex-employee has been arrested while fleeing to China with trade secrets, according to a report. (CCM) — A former Apple employee has been arrested at San Jose airport in California and charged with stealing trade secrets relating to Apple's...

    An Apple ex-employee has been arrested while fleeing to China with trade secrets, according to a report. (CCM) — A former Apple employee has been arrested at San Jose airport in California and charged with stealing trade secrets relating to Apple's driverless car project, the BBC is reporting. Xiaolang Zhang is accused of stealing the self-driving car secrets and attempting to take them to
    Switch Gets Hackproof Hardware Update

    Switch Gets Hackproof Hardware Update


    New Nintendo Switch consoles have been modified during manufacturing to prevent a well-known hardware hack. (CCM) — Nintendo has started selling modified versions of its Switch console which can't be hacked using a hardware exploit known as Fusée...

    New Nintendo Switch consoles have been modified during manufacturing to prevent a well-known hardware hack. (CCM) — Nintendo has started selling modified versions of its Switch console which can't be hacked using a hardware exploit known as Fusée Gelée, Gamasutra is reporting. The exploit, which surfaced in April, allows all Nintendo Switches to be hacked thanks to a bug in the console's
    WhatsApp Forwarded Tag Fights Fake News

    WhatsApp Forwarded Tag Fights Fake News


    Users now have an easy way to see if a WhatsApp message has been forwarded from another source. (CCM) — WhatsApp is turning its sights on fake news and false rumors spread over its network by introducing a tag which indicates when a message has been...

    Users now have an easy way to see if a WhatsApp message has been forwarded from another source. (CCM) — WhatsApp is turning its sights on fake news and false rumors spread over its network by introducing a tag which indicates when a message has been forwarded rather than coming directly from a friend or relative. The move is likely to be a response to the problem of viral misinformation
    Instagram Lets Users Ask Anything

    Instagram Lets Users Ask Anything


    Instagram users can now invite questions directly from their Stories. (CCM) — Instagram users can now add a "questions" sticker to their Stories, inviting anyone watching the Story to ask them a question about anything at all, Fortune is reporting....

    Instagram users can now invite questions directly from their Stories. (CCM) — Instagram users can now add a "questions" sticker to their Stories, inviting anyone watching the Story to ask them a question about anything at all, Fortune is reporting. After selecting the new "questions" sticker from the sticker library, users add some text, such as "waiting for the
    Camera Search Found in Snapchat Code

    Camera Search Found in Snapchat Code


    Snapchat may have devised a way to generate significant income from its service by teaming up with Amazon. (CCM) — Computer code in the latest version of Snapchat's Android app shows that a new "Camera Search" feature is under development, according...

    Snapchat may have devised a way to generate significant income from its service by teaming up with Amazon. (CCM) — Computer code in the latest version of Snapchat's Android app shows that a new "Camera Search" feature is under development, according to a Tech Crunch report. Ishan Agarwal, an app researcher, spotted the text "Press and hold to identify an object, song,
    Microsoft Targets iPad with Surface Go

    Microsoft Targets iPad with Surface Go


    The new low-cost tablet offers nine hours of battery life and runs Windows 10. (CCM) — Microsoft has unveiled a low-cost 10-inch Windows tablet which it hopes will give Apple's iPad a run for its money. The new Surface Go is similar in looks to...

    The new low-cost tablet offers nine hours of battery life and runs Windows 10. (CCM) — Microsoft has unveiled a low-cost 10-inch Windows tablet which it hopes will give Apple's iPad a run for its money. The new Surface Go is similar in looks to Microsoft's high-end Surface Pro device, except that it is a little smaller, and comes with a starting price of just $400. The Surface Go's
    Twitter Engaged in Bot Crackdown

    Twitter Engaged in Bot Crackdown


    Over one million suspect accounts are currently being suspended every day. (CCM) — Twitter is caught up in a massive battle with trolls and remotely controlled bots and has closed down about 70 million fake and suspicious accounts since it launched...

    Over one million suspect accounts are currently being suspended every day. (CCM) — Twitter is caught up in a massive battle with trolls and remotely controlled bots and has closed down about 70 million fake and suspicious accounts since it launched the crackdown in May, according to a Washington Post report. Twitter expects to continue to suspend about one million accounts every day during
    Apple About to Overtake Spotify in U.S.

    Apple About to Overtake Spotify in U.S.


    Apple has caught up with Spotify in the U.S., but Spotify still dominates the global music streaming market. (CCM) — Apple Music is poised to overtake Spotify to become the number one service in the U.S. streaming market and will assume the mantle...

    Apple has caught up with Spotify in the U.S., but Spotify still dominates the global music streaming market. (CCM) — Apple Music is poised to overtake Spotify to become the number one service in the U.S. streaming market and will assume the mantle by the end of next month, according to a Financial Times report. The news will come as a blow to Spotify, which has been a music streaming
    Google Denies Massive Documents Breach

    Google Denies Massive Documents Breach


    Internet users in Russia say Google Docs files have been turning up in search results. (CCM) — Google has stated that its Google Docs cloud-based word processor is secure, despite reports from internet users in Russia that they have found apparently...

    Internet users in Russia say Google Docs files have been turning up in search results. (CCM) — Google has stated that its Google Docs cloud-based word processor is secure, despite reports from internet users in Russia that they have found apparently private or confidential documents online, according to a Yahoo! Finance report. The documents were discovered in search results from Russian
    Tinder Rolls Out Flirty Profile Gifs

    Tinder Rolls Out Flirty Profile Gifs


    Users can now attract potential partners with two-second looping videos of themselves. (CCM) — Tinder users can now spice up their profiles by using looping animated videos of themselves instead of static images. The new feature, which Tinder is...

    Users can now attract potential partners with two-second looping videos of themselves. (CCM) — Tinder users can now spice up their profiles by using looping animated videos of themselves instead of static images. The new feature, which Tinder is calling "Loops,” enables users to attract right swipes using short video sequences of themselves turned into animated Gif images, according
    Multi-Colored iPhone Range in Pipeline

    Multi-Colored iPhone Range in Pipeline


    New iPhone variants in blue, red, orange, and gold are planned for release later this year, a report says. (CCM) — Apple is planning to unleash new iPhones later this year in a rainbow of colors that include orange, red, blue, grey, white, gold, and...

    New iPhone variants in blue, red, orange, and gold are planned for release later this year, a report says. (CCM) — Apple is planning to unleash new iPhones later this year in a rainbow of colors that include orange, red, blue, grey, white, gold, and black, according to a Verge report. The news comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, an industry analyst at KGI Securities with a record for accurately
    Fortnite Hacks Infect Players' PCs

    Fortnite Hacks Infect Players' PCs


    Tens of thousands of Fortnite cheaters have unwittingly installed malware on their PCs. (CCM) — Almost 80,000 gamers who downloaded a particular piece of "cheat" software to give themselves an edge when playing the hugely popular Fortnite Battle...

    Tens of thousands of Fortnite cheaters have unwittingly installed malware on their PCs. (CCM) — Almost 80,000 gamers who downloaded a particular piece of "cheat" software to give themselves an edge when playing the hugely popular Fortnite Battle Royale game have unwittingly infected their computers with malware, Gamesradar is reporting. Cheat software promises to help players