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MS Paint will not fade into oblivion after all. Microsoft, which officially placed the 32-year-old app on the  company’s deprecated list on Monday,  has good news for all of the Paint fans out there: Although Microsoft may opt not to include the app in its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Paint will still be available for free via the Windows Store. “We’ve seen an […]

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Once used to power the majority of the Internet, Adobe’s Flash is being retired after more than 20 years in action. Adobe said it is planning to stop updating and distributing Flash Player by the end of 2020, meaning content creators will need to migrate existing Flash content to new open formats. “As open standards like HTML5, […]

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Facebook has made a major investment in its fight against pirated content. The social media firm has purchased Source3, a start-up specializing in intellectual property management online, with plan to use its technology to bolster Facebook’s own rights management software. Facebook has long been trying to keep its users from sharing videos they do not own the […]

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SOS Alerts
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Google today debuted a new safety tool for both Search and Maps to give you a helping hand should crisis strike. Dubbed SOS alerts, the new set of features will be prominently displayed at the top of Google’s search results and in Maps when you search for information about a crisis or natural disaster. Google’s goal with the new tools […]

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Twitter
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There is much less abuse on Twitter today than there was at the beginning of 2017, the social media site claims. Twitter said although there is “still much work to be done,” it is now taking action on 10 times the amount of abusive accounts compared to the same time period last year. It is also limiting account functionality […]

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Instant Articles tool
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Facebook has introduced an analytics comparison tool to help publishers measure how their Instant Articles content stacks up compared to other mobile web equivalents. Facebook product manager Mona Sarantakos said the social network has been working with global data company Nielsen to “validate” its system for calculating the rise in traffic Instant Articles publishers experience. “In the past we’ve shared […]

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Amazon Spark
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Amazon is doing al it can to bring in more sales with the launch of Spark, the eCommerce king’s very own social media site for shoppers. Spark is a cross between Instagram and Pinterest, featuring a feed within its Amazon app to showcase products that are available for purchase. “Spark is a place to discover things […]

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Google app feed update
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Google is launching an updated feed experience in the Google app that places the emphasis on personalization for every user. Formerly known as Google Now, the app uses machine learning algorithms to anticipate what you want to see. The updated feed, which is coming to both the Android and iOS apps, will offer up articles, videos […]

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Myspace may not be cool anymore, but if you do have an account, now may be the time to rethink that decision. Security researcher Leigh-Anne Galloway discovered a major bug that enables anyone to access any Myspace account with just one piece of information: the account holder’s birthdate. Although Galloway informed Myspace of the flaw back in April, […]

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LinkedIn app for Windows 10
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Microsoft has released its new LinkedIn app for Windows 10 to give users of the software a more customized experience. “The LinkedIn app for Windows 10 provides a more engaging and fully integrated LinkedIn experience that is quickly accessible from your Start menu and taskbar,” LinkedIn product manager Hermes Alvarez said in a blog post. […]

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Facebook is fighting the U.S. government over the ability of federal agencies to secretly access data of the social network’s users. Facebook is not fighting alone, however. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the American Civil Liberties Union, the coalition of technology companies and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are siding with the social network against […]

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Google Drive
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The wait is over. Google has launched its new Backup and Sync tool that will enable you to back up files and photos from your PC or Mac. The new tool, which replace the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive for Mac/PC, is a combination of the two software programs in one app. “Backup and Sync is an app for […]

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Six million Verizon customers have had their account information exposed online due to a security screw-up by a company partner. Verizon, which confirmed the leaked data to CNN, said  the breach was the result of “human error.” Israel-based Nice Systems, which handles customer service calls for Verizon, messed up a security setting on a cloud server, making the Verizon data […]

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Ads for Messenger
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Facebook’s Messenger ads are now available to advertisers worldwide. The social networking firm has announced availability of the beta program after a successful test of Messenger ads in Australia and Thailand. “This means businesses of every size get a new tool for creating meaningful connections with customers and prospects,” Facebook said on its business blog. […]

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LinkedIn has updated its notification features to better help you stay in the loop. Notifications will now include top news updates, a weekly notification on how many people found you via LinkedIn search and new customization options. “We’re constantly looking for ways to keep you up to speed on the things you’re most interested in,” the […]

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