Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed - and likely result in people spending less time on the leading social network.The change to the way Facebook ranks posts will put more weight on social interactions and relationships,...

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On New Year’s Eve, WhatsApp Faces Global Outage

WhatsApp went down for millions of users across the globe as revellers tried to wish friends and family on the new year.The outage affected India as well, which is the largest market for the messaging service. The Facebook-owned service has over 200 million users in the country that are making it an extensive...

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WhatsApp Private Reply Feature for Groups Enabled by Mistake, Expected Soon: Report

WhatsApp mistakenly rolled out the 'Reply Privately' feature in a beta update for Windows Phone that will allow users to privately send a message to a participant in a group without anyone else knowing about it. The hotly-anticipated WhatsApp feature is under development and could be rolled out with...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Gets $102 Million Payout in 2017 After Earnings Rebound

Apple CEO Tim Cook will now fly on private aircraft even for personal travel for "security and safety reasons", a regulatory filing with the SEC reveals. Separately, his received a massive increase in his annual bonus, thanks to earnings rebound for the company.According to a new shareholder proxy statement...

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Facebook Confirms Aadhaar Prompt Test for New Users, Says It Isn’t Mandatory

Facebook has started testing use of Aadhaar as an example to encourage new users in India to use their real names on its site. The latest move is aimed at curbing the number of fake accounts on the social media platform that has over 241 million users in the country, making India the second largest market...

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WhatsApp to Stop Working on BlackBerry 10 OS, Windows Phone 8.0 on December 31

WhatsApp's farewell note for 2017 is not good news for some smartphone users. WhatsApp will stop working on devices running BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0 and older from December 31, 2017.The WhatsApp blog post with end-of-life dates clearly mentions that users of BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry...

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Apple Hit With Per Day Fine in Qualcomm Antitrust Case for Failing to Produce Evidence

Apple is being fined $25,000 (roughly Rs. 16 lakh) per day for missing a court-imposed deadline to produce evidence in a government lawsuit that alleges mobile chip supplier Qualcomm has been imposing unfair licensing terms on the makers of smartphones.The fine imposed Thursday by a federal magistrate...

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YouTube for iOS Gets a Dynamic Player, Adapts to Vertical and Square Videos

Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube announced the rollout of its new dynamic player on iOS devices. The official YouTube app will be updated to support formats other than horizontal video viewing. These include videos that are square-shaped and in other aspect ratios like 16:9 and 4:9.Back in June,...

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Ola Lite App Launched to Serve Tier II, Tier III Cities

Cab-hailing app Ola on Thursday said it has launched a 'Lite' version of its app that works on the lowest Internet connectivity and will target consumers in tier II and III cities of the country. It is available to download via Google Play.Ola Lite is a lightweight app that consumes less than 1MB space...

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Apple Confirms It Slows iPhones With Older Batteries to Prevent Unexpected Shutdowns

Apple has addressed claims from an app company that says the maker of iPhones slows down the performance of older phones.On Monday, the blog Primate Labs, a company that makes an app for measuring the speed of an iPhone's processor, published data that appeared to show slower performance in the Apple's...

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