Facebook Wants You To Read Articles Before Sharing Them
Headlines and titles of articles are important. From a publishing standpoint, a catchy headline can draw in readers, but sometimes a headline that’s too inflammatory might cause people to get upset and share it or make comments without actually reading it. This in turn can cause problems with misinformation.
Twitter’s Verification Program Could Be Coming Back Next Week
As with most social media platforms, Twitter has a verification feature that basically identifies people on Twitter who might need to have a verified account, like a politician, a company/brand, journalists, researchers, and so on. The idea is that since these accounts are verified, whatever they say that might represent themselves will be more legit.
Intel Uses Machine Learning To Make GTA’s Graphics Look Scarily Photorealistic
GTA 5’s graphics are decent and it looks good considering how old the game is, but we would never ever call it realistic-looking, but that might not be a bad thing. That being said, if you’ve ever wondered what a game like GTA could look like had it been developed with photorealistic graphics in mind, then you’re in luck.
Motorola Wants To Bring OTA Wireless Charging To Its Smartphones
Earlier this year, a video surfaced which seemed to show Motorola showing off its wireless charging technology. While wireless charging isn’t new, what made this particularly exciting was how it could charge devices without needing for it to be one a wireless charging mat, making it “true” wireless charging.
Someone Managed To Exploit Apple’s Find My Network
Apple sells millions of iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers around the world, and thanks to that, the company has managed to build up a pretty decently-sized network for its Find My service. For those unfamiliar, Find My is an Apple service that helps you track down lost iPhones, iPads, AirTags, and so on.
Chia Cryptomining Can Wreck An SSD In A Matter Of Weeks
There are various types of cryptocurrency in the market today. Bitcoin is kind of out of reach for a lot of people due to the fact that it is so expensive, and the cost of mining for it might actually not be so worth it, so you can imagine that people are constantly looking for the next best thing. One of those is called Chia, also known as a Burstcoin.
YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund For ‘Shorts’ Creators
YouTube might be the place many go to for longer form videos. For shorter form videos, there are platforms like Snapchat and TikTok, but it seems that YouTube wants it all. The company launched its Shorts feature back in 2020 which is meant to challenge the likes of TikTok and Snapchat, and now the company is looking to throw more money at it.
Apple Claims The App Store Prevented $1.5 Billion In Fraud In 2020
One of the reasons why Apple is so adamant about maintaining its walled garden is because the company claims that this is done to protect users. As if to prove that point, Apple has recently announced that in 2020, the App Store actually helped to prevent $1.5 billion in potential fraud.
TikTok Could Be Looking To Launch A Recruitment Tool
Back in the day if you were looking for a job, you’d check the classifieds section in a newspaper. While that is still being used, these days there are different ways of finding jobs, and TikTok is hoping that their platform could be used by the younger generation for job discovery, according to a report from Axios.
Google Is Changing The Way Google Docs Are Rendered
Do you find that your Google Docs documents render a bit slowly or not as well as you would like? For the most part, we reckon most people don’t really have too many complaints about that, but that doesn’t mean that things cannot be improved upon, which is what Google is looking to do with Google Docs.
Clubhouse Is Now Available For Download On Android
The other day, the developers of Clubhouse announced that they have begun beta testing of its Android app. For those who are interested in taking part in the beta, you’re in luck because Clubhouse has announced that the app is now available in the Play Store, although it is still in beta and is still limited to certain users and regions.
YouTube Puts YouTube TV Into Its YouTube App For Roku Users
As some of you might have heard, due to a disagreement between YouTube and Roku, the YouTube TV app has been removed from Roku devices. For those who are lamenting the loss of the app, do not worry because it seems that until a new agreement can be formed, YouTube has an alternative solution.
Microsoft Wanted To Bypass Apple’s 30% Cut From The App Store
Apple charges developers a 30% commission from apps sold in its App Store and also from in-app purchases. That is more or less the standard, and while Apple does have better relationships with some developers than others that might grant those developers better visibility, Apple has typically never budged from its 30% commission.
Sony Accused Of Monopoly By Restricting PlayStation Games To The PlayStation Store
If you wanted to buy a PC game, there are so many options available to you. There are physical game retailers that you can choose from, then there are also various digital storefronts that are available to gamers. This has since created a pretty competitive place where sometimes, sales are offered on one platform which makes it more appealing.
WhatsApp Is Testing Out Sticker Suggestions
Apps such as LINE are known for their stickers which users use in chats. This sticker feature has since expanded to other apps such as WhatsApp, although in WhatsApp’s case, it has always felt a bit lacking especially since users had to manually search for stickers, whereas with LINE, it can suggest stickers based on what you write.
Google Will Add App Privacy Labels On The Play Store
One of the biggest changes we’ve seen to the Apple App Store is the introduction of “nutrition” labels. These are basically labels that add a layer of transparency to the App Store to let users know what kind of data an app is accessing on your device, so if you’re uncomfortable with it, you can avoid downloading it.
Twitter Is Testing Out A New Tip Jar Feature That Lets You Send Money
Earlier this year, Twitter announced a new feature called Super Follower that basically lets users create paid tweets that only subscribers can see. It was a way for Twitter to monetize their platform. We had also heard that Twitter could be working on another monetization feature in the form of tipping, and it looks like the rumors were true.
Google Will Be Turning On Two-Factor Authentication By Default
Picking a strong password is a great way to go about protecting your account, but there is still a chance that the password could be leaked or guessed by hackers, which is why two-factor authentication is probably one of the better ways of keeping your online account secure and safe from attacks.
Uber HW Camera Scores #8: Budget Phones Update
Since we’ve added popular budget phone camera scores, it has been a while, so here they are, covering the sub-$199 to the sub-$499 market segment from the biggest names in the phone industry: Oppo, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi.This update shows the tremendous rise of the mobile camera hardware quality in the lower segments of the mobile market. While high-end phones such as the Galaxy S21 Ultra have seen a relatively […]