Everyone is doing stories, so Pinterest now has its own version too
Called Story Pins, they won’t disappear after 24 hours and can be pinned to your board like regular posts.
Facebook is giving creators more control over the usage of their images
Creators can choose to monitor the usage of their images, block it or attribute the right credit via an ownership link on the post.
Apple Store online is finally launching in India on September 23
You can buy Apple products, customize your Mac, purchase Apple Care+, get students discounts, and avail assistance from the online store.
Twitter boosts account security protocols to avoid election period disasters
Twitter will prompt owners of ‘high-profile’ accounts to activate 2FA and will automatically enable its Password Reset Protection.
Google brings artists J. Balvin, Ellie Goulding and Grimes to teach you about art and culture
Can a top musician finally make you pay attention in an art and culture class about famous paintings and their deep interpretations?
YouTube launches its own TikTok rival called YouTube Shorts in India
YouTube Shorts should be 15 seconds or less, and there will also be an option to speed up or slow down the speed of your clips.
Google’s experimental Fundo platform is now open for all creators to host paid online events
Fans can have a 1-on-1 chat and even pose for photos with their favorite creator for a virtual photobooth experience.
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Reliance Jio could launch Android-powered low-cost phones in December
The low-cost Jio phones could set a major challenge to Chinese vendors such as Xiaomi and BBK Electronics.
Facebook now lets you move photos and videos to Dropbox
In addition to Dropbox, the social media company’s data transfer tool also allows movement of media to Koofr and Google’s Photos.
Google Images will show licensing information for photos to promote responsible usage
Google says the changes have been made to clearly tell users who are the creator or copyright holders of an image.
Facebook tests linking user profiles with news subscriptions to end repeated sign-ins
Facebook says repeated log-ins are a major pain point for everyone, and the new account linking tool ends it by introducing a persistent login experience.
Facebook is bringing its dedicated news section to more countries including India
The social media titan is considering the UK, Germany, France, India and Brazil for the wider rollout of its news service.
Chrome now lets you organize tabs into groups and makes opening them 10% faster
Users can now fill out and save PDF forms on Chrome, and also share URLs quickly by generating a QR code on both mobile and desktop versions.
Google Maps will now show real-time boundaries of a wildfire
Google Maps and Search will show users the real-time wildfire map, name and location of the affected area and resources from local emergency agencies.
Google Maps gets more colorful to better depict natural features of a region
Google Maps will soon show the accurate shape and width of a road to scale, the exact layout of sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian islands as well.
Google Search makes it easier to find recipes, jobs and products using Activity Cards
The Activity Cards in search will now show the related recipes that users have recently visited, complete with thumbnails to make it easier to spot them.
You’ll no longer receive email notifications for new YouTube uploads or livestreams
Users can still choose to get push notifications via the YouTube app on mobile and through the Chrome browser on desktop.
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Facebook accuses Apple of robbing small businesses of their hard-earned revenue
Facebook will let businesses keep all the revenue generated from paid online events, but Apple will charge 30% fee for transactions made on the iOS app.
Epic Games CEO calls Apple a middleman that separates gamers from game creators
“We all have rights, and we need to fight to defend our rights against whoever would deny them. Even if that means fighting a beloved company like Apple.”
Google search will now tell you where to watch an NBA game or movies airing live on TV
The new feature currently covers cable and network channels, but it will soon include information from digital streaming platforms as well.
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Facebook launches US 2020 Voting Information Center on FB, Instagram, and Messenger
Face.ook is also introducing Facts About Voting section
Google now lets you create an online business card. Here’s how to make one for yourself
Called ‘People Cards’, you can put a brief intro, your business and website info, profile image, educational qualifications, and social media links in it.
Twitter now lets everyone limit who can reply to their tweets
Adios, all ye angry fellas who think jumping into someone else’s conversation to share thy immense wisdom and immeasurable expertise is their birthright!
Google announces a ton of new tools and features to ease online education for everyone
Google Meet is soon getting a tiled view that will show 49 participants, alongside Jamboard integration and more meeting controls for teachers.
Twitter accounts of government officials and state-backed media will now be labeled
The social media giant will also stop amplifying accounts or tweets from state-backed media outlets on the home page, timeline or search through its recommendation algorithm.