Twitter Bringing Back Chronological Timeline

If you used Twitter prior to 2016 you would remember that the timelines used to be in a non-algorithmic, reverse-chronological order. It decided to shift to an algorithmic timeline in 2016 with “In case you missed it” roundups and suggested tweets based on what it thought you might want to catch up on when you were away from Twitter. Many Twitter users didn’t like this change so they will appreciate […]

Facebook Offers Bounties For Reporting Bugs In Third-Party Apps

Many online services run their own bug bounty programs. Security researchers are encouraged to find undiscovered vulnerabilities which can then be shared with the company in exchange for a monetary reward. Facebook has a bug bounty program of its own and it’s now expanding it to cover bug reports for third-party apps as well.

New CSS Attack Freezes Macs And Restarts iPhones

A newly discovered attach will cause a Mac to freeze and an iPhone to restart if the device visits a webpage with specific CSS & HTML. This bug doesn’t affect Windows and Linux users so it’s something that iOS and macOS users only have to keep an eye out for. It was discovered by Sabri Haddouche who is a security researcher at encrypted messaging app developer Wire.

How to Remove a Password From a PDF File without Adobe Acrobat Reader

Whether you are an engineer at NASA or just a student at high school, at some point during the year, you’ll most likely have to work with a PDF file. Though, if the file contains information that is for your eyes only, there is a good chance of it being password protected.

Advertising Relaunched By Walmart With Three-Hour Deliveries

Walmart acquired online retailer in 2016 for $3 billion and the company today announced the relaunch of the site with several new features that make it evident that the brick and mortar behemoth wants to take on online giants like Amazon. The relaunched is more focused on customers in major cities such as New York where their experience is going to be tailored with messages and imagery that’s […]

Facebook Fights Fake News By Fact-Checking Photos And Videos

Facebook has taken some major steps to stop the flow of fake news on its platform in the wake of foreign meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. It’s working with dozens of partners to fact-check news stories already and the social network has now revealed that its fact-checking partners have been given access to a new tool which will enable them to fact-check photos and videos that may have […]

Facebook Watch’s First Non-U.S. News Show Comes From The BBC

Facebook Watch is the social media giant’s online video platform that was initially limited to the United States but has now been rolled out globally. Facebook has inked content partnerships to bring video content to the platform and is also funding the creation of original content for Facebook Watch. There’s a News section in Facebook Watch as well for those who want to keep up to date with current affairs […]

Instagram Will Offer Substance Abuse Help When Users Search Related Hashtags

Hashtags are great for searching through the endless posts on your favorite social media networks. You can quickly see all of the posts on a particular topic just by tapping on the hashtag. Instagram says that hashtags are being used for finding illegal drugs on its platform in addition to finding support for addiction and substance abuse. It will now start pointing users towards help for opioid or substance abuse […]

Paul McCartney To Play A YouTube Concert Tomorrow

Paul McCartney, a legend in his own right, is going to be playing a concert on YouTube tomorrow. This is a great opportunity to see the maestro in action live, particularly if you have never been to one of his live performances. The concert is part of a YouTube original production meant to promote his latest album.

First Lyft Electric Scooters Arrive In Denver

Scooters appear to be the next area of focus for ride-sharing services. Lyft had announced a couple of months back that it was going to put bikeshare systems across the country as it seeks to grow further. The company today announced the launch of its first electric scooters for users in Denver.

It’s Possible To Pause YouTube TV Membership Now

There aren’t many subscription services out there that allow you to pause your membership. You can either continue to pay for them or just outright cancel them. There’s no middle ground for many of the services. However, YouTube TV is going to do things a bit differently from now on. It’s allowing members to pause their YouTube TV membership as and when required.

Facebook Has Built A ‘War Room’ To Prevent Election Meddling

Facebook has had to take a lot of pain over the use of its social network for political misinformation campaigns during the presidential elections. The company has taken concrete steps since then to prevent something like that from happening again. With the U.S. midterm elections approaching, Facebook has set up a physical “war room” at its headquarters to prevent election meddling.

Google Chrome 10-Year Anniversary New Features

Google Chrome is 10 today. To celebrate, Google is releasing an update which will feature a fresh design and a few productivity features.

How To Unsubscribe From Email Newsletters on Gmail

Unfortunately, the days when we were receiving a few emails a week – worthy of our attention – are long gone. Each time you write down your email address in an online form, rest assured that you’ll unexpectedly receive the respective platform’s newsletter, even if you don’t recall using it.