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Is Facebook the new WhatsApp?

Is Facebook the new WhatsApp?

Facebook knows no bounds when it comes to providing users with some of the best services in social networking. The social networking platform which had initially planned on reserving Facebook and its services only to Facebook users has opened its doors to people who might not wish to create a Facebook account. According to the latest buzz, Facebook messenger will now be available for people who don’t have a Facebook account too. A user can simply download the messenger and login to it without having to create a Facebook account. The services that the new Facebook messenger offers are similar…

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Facebook enhances services on iOS

Facebook enhances services on iOS

Facebook Inc. is constantly looking for ways to keep users hooked on to the social networking platform. Mark Zukerberg has left no stone unturned when it comes to providing users with some of the best and most innovative features on the platform. With a user base of over 700 million, this is one of the largest platforms for people to connect with each other and share daily updates. Apart from allowing users to share pictures, memories, and more, Facebook has always tried to provide users with some out of the box features. The ability to share Instagram pictures was one…

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Gmail launches the ‘Undo Send’ feature

Gmail launches the 'Undo Send' feature

It’s not rare for one to send out an inappropriate email and regret sending it a few minutes later. There are a number of people who send out unintentional or wrong emails only to regret sending them out. Google has now made it easier for all those mistaken emails to be taken care of. Google introduced an option to cancel sending out an email within 30 seconds of hitting the send button. The ‘Unsend’ option will appear on Gmail this week once Google has added all the changes required. Apparently, Google was designing the ‘Unsend’ feature for the past 6…

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Instagram offers real time news updates

Instagram offers real time news updates

Following Twitter’s trend, Instagram will now provide live news updates on the platform via pictures and videos that will be updated regularly. On Tuesday, Instagram announced that the platform will be providing news updates for its users so they can stay updated about the latest happenings around the world. Unlike Twitter and other social media platforms, Instagram will use pictures and short videos to keep their 300 million users updated. This is a new way to keep people informed about what’s happening around the world in a short and precise manner. Instagram will focus on keeping the news-feed as fresh…

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Twitter enables block list

Twitter enables block list

Twitter has been trying hard to curb the activities of spammers on the social media platform. Since the last few months, there have been a number of blocking services that Twitter has tried in order to help users protect their accounts and keep them safe from unwanted spam and annoying tweets. The blocking functionality has been active since December and although Twitter made no formal announcement about this service, users all over the world have been using it since the time it was introduced and have successfully managed to block a number of unwanted followers from posting or replying to…

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Google aiming at counting calories on food shots on Instagram

Google aiming at counting calories on food shots on Instagram

There have always been speculations that social media interactions make people lazy and increase their chances of gaining weight. With a view to help users lose weight and keep a check on their calorie consumption, Google has unveiled their latest artificial intelligence project called the IM2Calories. This project was unveiled last week, at the Rework Deep Learning Summit in Boston. The newly announced project aims at calculating calories of food based on the pictures users upload on Instagram. This technology is developed by DeepMind, a company Google bought in 2014 for a whooping price of $400 million. This AI will…

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Facebook now supports GIFs

Facebook now supports GIFs

For all those who have been waiting for Facebook to enable the GIF upload, it’s finally here! Facebook announced that it will allow GIF uploads on the newsfeed. This news came as a surprise to a number of users who had lost hope that Facebook will enable this feature. Facebook had initially stated it will not enable the GIF upload feature as it felt that enabling the feature would mean that the newsfeed will be full of it. However, the social networking giant have finally given  in to the advancement of technology and has officially allowed users to upload GIFs on their newsfeed. Twitter…

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Facebook faces lawsuit from Hawaii company

Facebook faces lawsuit from Hawaii company

Facebook Inc. entered into the wearable devices arena by acquiring shares of Oculus, a company known to design and manufacture virtual reality glass, for a whopping amount of $2 billion. This was also the first hardware deal Facebook had signed. However, now a lawsuit has been filed against Facebook by a company. The company filing the lawsuit claims that Oculus founder Luckey Palmer leaked confidential information to a third company claiming the information as his own. According to the lawsuit, Facebook asked Total Recall Technologies to design and develop a prototype head mounted display. The designs were submitted to Facebook in 2011 and…

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Google talks about fake security answers and how it can risk accounts

Google talks about fake security answers and how it can risk accounts

There have been a number of speculations about the security Google offers. A recent research Google conducted revealed that although most people believe that a security based password protection is safe, the truth is far from that. Most people create an account in a hurry and they tend to forget the answers to the questions, which ultimately put their accounts at risk. The solution – the two stage SMS verification process that Google has been offering for a while now. While some people choose to avoid entering their mobile number for the verification process, this step can actually help protect…

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Update on the ‘AdultFriendFinder’ hack

Update on the 'AdultFriendFinder' hack

Popular adult dating site that enabled people to date and meet for a hook up or just to have a casual relationship was hacked last Friday. Insiders believe that AdultFriendFinder.com, which had over 64 million live members all over the world, might have lost confidential information of at least 4 million users. This information included their sexual orientation, habits, email addresses and names. The website has hired a popular cyber security service to look into the matter at the earliest in order to ensure no further damage is caused. The website has also requested all members to update their passwords…

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