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TikTok is testing a Q&A feature to make life easier for creators
When someone asks a question using the Q&A feature on TikTok, creators will be able to answer it via video or a simple text-based reply.
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Android 12 will solve split-screen multitasking woes with a trick called App Pairs
App Pairs in Android 12 will let you open a third app in full-screen view without killing the ongoing split-screen view with two others apps.
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VLC media player gets native support for M1 Macs with v3.0.12 update
v3.0.12 of VLC for macOS brings native support for the new MacBooks and Mac Mini powered by the in-house M1 processor.
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Microsoft Edge gets native support for M1 Macs in the beta channel
With a beta build of Edge browser tailored for ARM64 macOS now out, a stable build that runs natively on M1 Macs is not too far off.
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Huawei brings new AppGallery look to enhance the discovery experience
On the new ‘Featured’ tab, Apps are now presented in card form.
Stop being naive when it comes to things like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, etc.
Facebook is breaking promises about WhatsApp, as expected. Learn how to tell if your next messaging app is going to last or will eventually become horrible just like the others.
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Pocketnow Daily: New M1X MacBook Pro Leaked: FINALLY New Design! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about Apple{s possible plans for a future M1x MacBook Pro, future iPhone models, and more.
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WhatsApp delays controversial privacy update that triggered a user exodus until May
WhatsApp says its new privacy policy will now go into effect on May 15, giving users more time to understand them and end confusion.
YouTube
YouTube tests letting viewers buy products shown in a video
Viewers will be able to see a list of featured products by clicking the shopping bag icon that appears in a YouTube video.
WhatsApp
WhatsApp is working on a “Read Later” feature
Read Later feature will be at the same position as Archived Chats.
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Snapchat permanently suspends Donald Trump’s account citing public safety concern
Snapchat recently stopped promoting Trump’s posts in Discover over material that was deemed harmful and posed a risk of inciting violence.
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WhatsApp says it can’t see your shared location; its privacy policy says otherwise
WhatsApp has been under pressure recently. This is because it updated its…
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WhatsApp’s multi-device support feature gets closer to reality
WhatsApp 2.21.1.1 beta for Android includes a reference that suggests public testing of multi-device support.
Pocketnow Daily: iPhone 13 Display Leaks: FINALLY Catching Up? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the display in the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, Samsung Galaxy S21 rumors, and more.
Twitter
Twitter suspends Trump’s account, threatens a permanent ban for future violations
Twitter will permanently ban Trump from its platform if more repeated policy violations happen in the future from the account.
WhatsApp
WhatsApp now shares data with FB companies: Accept the changes or lose access
The new WhatsApp privacy policy and terms of service provides information on how the app collects and handles user data.
Google
Google isn’t deliberately delaying updates to avoid showing app privacy labels on iOS
Google intends to roll out app privacy labels for its entire family of iOS applications on the App Store either this week, or the next one.
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US government bans transactions with eight Chinese apps including AliPay and WeChat Pay
The executive order goes into effect after 45 days, while Secretary of Commerce has been asked to find more apps that pose a security risk.
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Instagram is testing carousel view for Stories on desktop
The navigation remains the same.
Venmo
Venmo app now lets you cash a check by just clicking a photo of it
Venmo says the review process for cashing a check takes a few seconds, and the company is also waiving its fee for stimulus checks.
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Breaker – the podcast app with a social element – is now a part of Twitter
Twitter is banking on voice as a medium to push the boundaries of its platform and offering users an alternative way to express themselves.
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Slack is down. Go take a nap as issues with non-loading threads and channels get fixed!
A widely used platform that connects teammates working remotely amidst a global pandemic is down. This is not a perfect start to 2021, Slack!
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Apple pulls another batch of 39,000 games from the App Store in China
Apple removed a total of 46,000 apps in one go, and some of them were from big-name studios and developers such as Ubisoft.
Brave
Brave browser goes native for M1 Macs
Now that Brave runs natively on the M1 Macs, users can expect some performance gains for the privacy-focused browser.
Pocketnow Daily: Galaxy S21+ Hands On Leaks: THIS Is It? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about more Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks, how iPhones control US smartphone activations, and more.