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Google Maps got a tiny new feature that might significantly improve performance

Google is back with another minor Google Maps refinement that fixes something you didn’t even realize it needed to fix. It’s not a major addition to the app, though we’ve seen several of those this year, but rather a minor change that might help clean up the Maps interface and [...]

Dangers and Questions of the Zuckerberg Era

Dangers and Questions of the Zuckerberg Era

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Opinion by Roberto Savio (rome)Friday, November 15, 2019Inter Press ServicePublisher of OtherNews, Italian-Argentine, Roberto Savio is an economist, journalist, communication expert, political commentator, activist for social and climate justice and advocate of an anti neoliberal global governance. [...]

Twitter’s ‘ban’ on political ads has a gaping, legacy media-shaped loophole

Twitter’s ‘ban’ on political ads has a gaping, legacy media-shaped loophole

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Follow RT on Trying to stay ahead of spurious allegations of enabling ‘Russian meddling’ into US elections, Twitter has outlawed all political advertising – but left an exemption most US legacy media, though partisan, will easily sail through. “Twitter globally prohibits [...]

'Secret Sister' gift exchanges are actually pyramid schemes, according to Better Business Bureau

'Secret Sister' gift exchanges are actually pyramid schemes, according to Better Business Bureau

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A gift exchange called “Secret Sister” that has spread through social media is actually just a gift-wrapped pyramid scheme, according to the Better Business Bureau. The name sounds like it is just another “Secret Santa” experience, in which coworkers, family or friends [...]

Microsoft confirms the departure of Cortana from Android, iOS and Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft confirms the departure of Cortana from Android, iOS and Microsoft Launcher

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Recently there were rumours that Microsoft might be discontinuing Cortana on Android and iOS. Now, a new support article published by Microsoft has sealed the fate of Cortana on mobile devices. Unfortunately, Microsoft will be removing Cortana apps from both Android and iOS as well as the company wi [...]

Apple iOS 13.3 Reportedly Equipped With Groundbreaking Security Feature

Apple iOS 13.3 Reportedly Equipped With Groundbreaking Security Feature

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Apple is currently working on iOS 13.3 and will soon roll it out to iPhones with a fresh set of exciting features. Given Apple’s concern on the security of its consumers, it is reportedly releasing security keys in the upcoming iOS build for Apple’s Safari browser. The Cupertino-based [...]

Dwayne Johnson passed away: Death hoax creates panic among Black Adam fans

Dwayne Johnson passed away: Death hoax creates panic among Black Adam fans

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson Wants Experience Before Potentially Running For Office Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has become yet another victim of a death hoax. The Black Adam movie star was reportedly killed by several internet headlines that revealed that Johnson died after a terrible [...]

This picture of Sunil Grover with International singer Katy Perry makes celebs, fans laugh out loud

This picture of Sunil Grover with International singer Katy Perry makes celebs, fans laugh out loud

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Sunil has opened up on why he never returned to The Kapil Sharma Show Sunil Grover's morphed picture with International singing sensation Katy Perry on social media has caught everyone's attention including many Bollywood celebrities. The Dark Horse singer, who is in India for h [...]

Twitter Introduces Conversation Insights and Upcoming Features for 2020

Twitter Introduces Conversation Insights and Upcoming Features for 2020

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore Twitter’s newest conversation tools and other features coming to th [...]

One killed in Iran protests against fuel price hike: ISNA

One killed in Iran protests against fuel price hike: ISNA

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said, as protests against a rise in gasoline prices turned political. People protest against increased gas price, on a highway i [...]

Will Apple's 2020 iPhone Match Xiaomi, Samsung, Huawei In 5G Race?

Will Apple's 2020 iPhone Match Xiaomi, Samsung, Huawei In 5G Race?

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The Cupertino-based tech giant is anticipated to be at the helm of the 5G smartphone market come 2020 with the introduction of the iPhone 5G series, says Strategy Analytics. But, that could still change, considering the aggressive strategies other market players are planning to do next year. One of [...]

Google Chrome Experiment Gone Horribly Wrong; Caused Massive Outages Worldwide

Google Chrome Experiment Gone Horribly Wrong; Caused Massive Outages Worldwide

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The search engine giant recently conducted an unannounced experiment that has horribly gone wrong. The issue, which was first observed on Wednesday, crashed thousands of browsers and enterprise for almost two days. Google Chrome’s latest issue did not affect all Chrome users, but only those r [...]

One killed in clashes in Iran over fuel price hike: media

One killed in clashes in Iran over fuel price hike: media

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said, as protests against a rise in gasoline prices turned political. People protest against increased gas price, on a highway i [...]

Like, subscribe, save the world: YouTubers embrace climate change but experts question their reach and motive

Like, subscribe, save the world: YouTubers embrace climate change but experts question their reach and motive

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After the location of the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference moved from Chile to Madrid, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg made a Twitter plea for a near-zero-emission lift back to Europe. The 16-year-old received offers from sailors, ocean racers and even the president of the Canary Islands [...]

Microsoft is killing off its Cortana app for iOS and Android in January

Microsoft is killing off its Cortana app for iOS and Android in January

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Microsoft has revealed that it’s planning to kill off its Cortana app for iOS and Android in January. The software maker has posted a new support article for Cortana users in the UK, Canada, and Australia that reveals Cortana fo [...]

Action News Investigation: Sexual predators targeting kids through social media apps

Action News Investigation: Sexual predators targeting kids through social media apps

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Sexual predators are targeting children through social media applications.Last week, a grand jury convicted a Pennsylvania man for trying to have young girls help him make child porn.It's a story Action News Investigative reporter first uncovered two years ago.Action News [...]

Microsoft confirms Cortana is going away on Android and iOS in some markets

Microsoft confirms Cortana is going away on Android and iOS in some markets

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Source: Windows Central The Cortana app on Android and iOS is going away. This includes the Cortana experience inside Microsoft Launcher. Micrososft has not said which markets will be affected. Microsoft has today announced that the Cortana app on iOS and Android, including Cortana inside the Mic [...]

Cortana for Android and iOS will disappear in multiple markets soon

Cortana for Android and iOS will disappear in multiple markets soon

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0 Microsoft plans to stop supporting the Cortana mobile app in select markets starting in early 2020, the company quietly revealed on its support website. It’s unclear how broadly the app will be removed — based on Microsoft’s message, it will happen in at least three countri [...]

Microsoft is scaling back the Android and iOS versions of the Cortana app

Microsoft is scaling back the Android and iOS versions of the Cortana app

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After four years of existing on iOS and Android whether you knew it or not, Cortana might not be long for the two dominant mobile platforms.  Microsoft posted a note to its support website that the virtual assistant, strangely named after a Halo character, would lose support for its Android a [...]

Best of 9to5Toys: Walmart Black Friday ad, 16-inch MacBook Pro $437 off, AirPods Pro $235, more

Best of 9to5Toys: Walmart Black Friday ad, 16-inch MacBook Pro $437 off, AirPods Pro $235, more

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In this week’s Best of 9to5Toys: Walmart, Lowe’s, Sam’s Club, and more Black Friday ads drop, 16-inch MacBook Pro is up to $437 off, AirPods Pro for $235, more… Black Friday is on the horizon at under two weeks away, so it only makes sense that we’re gettin [...]