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YouTube is now cracking down on ad blockers globally

YouTube is now cracking down on ad-blocker usage globally, by showing warnings about breaking the platform’s terms of service. In some cases, the company is preventing users from viewing more vi

Video app Detail’s new feature helps you record multi-camera podcasts using iPhones

Detail, a startup with video recording and editing apps for Mac and iPhone, has released a new multiplayer feature that lets users easily record a multi-camera podcast through two iPhones (or iPads) w

Instagram head says Threads API is in the works

Instagram head Adam Mosseri said today that a Threads API is in the works. This will give developers a chance to create different apps and experiences around Threads. Mosseri was responding to journal

A year after Musk’s takeover, X says an average user spends 32 minutes per day on the platform

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of Musk taking over Twitter (now X), the company published a retrospective blog post examining how it has fared under the new management. There are a lot of numb

iOS 17.1 will let you continue AirDrop transfers over cellular data

Apple released iOS 17.1 on Wednesday to all users, with features including improved AirDrop sharing and updates to Apple Music. The biggest change with this release is the ability to use AirDrop when

Meta says users and businesses have 600 million chats on its platforms every day

Meta is doubling down on business messages for revenue generation, as Mark Zuckerberg indicated during the company’s earnings call for Q3 2023. Zuckerberg said that the company is looking to tap

Zuckerberg says Threads has a ‘good chance’ of reaching 1 billion users in a few years

Meta said today that its text-based social network Threads has less than 100 million monthly users three months after its launch. Mark Zuckerberg noted during the company’s latest earnings call

Google announces tools to help users fact-check images

The use of context images and videos on social media has led to dangerous misinformation distribution. Google is announcing it will provide more contextual information about an image to prevent false

Google is actively looking to insert different types of ads in its generative AI search

Google confirmed on its earnings call that it is working on different ad formats for its generative AI-powered search experience — Google shared some ideas earlier this year and the mention in the e

Apple’s job listings suggest it plans to infuse AI in multiple products

Apple seems to be finally getting serious about infusing generative AI into its products after announcing a solitary “Transformer” model-based autocorrect feature on iOS 17 earlier this ye

Luzia lands $10 million in funding to expand its WhatsApp-based chatbot

The availability of Large Language Models (LLMs) has made it easier for developers to make chatbots. Large companies such as OpenAI, Google and Microsoft have made ChatGPT, Bard and Bing Chat widely a

Elon Musk confirms X is soon launching two new premium tiers

Elon Musk today said that X (formerly Twitter) is going to soon launch two new premium tiers, confirming previous reports and code sightings. The owner of the platform said that one tier will cost low

Threads’ latest growth hack is showing posts on Facebook

While Meta is continuously introducing new features to Threads, the company is also deploying new tricks to ramp up engagement on the platform. In its latest move, the social media giant is showing po

WhatsApp will now let users log into two accounts simultaneously

WhatsApp announced today that it is rolling out the ability for users to use two accounts simultaneously. That means you can switch between two accounts in the same WhatsApp instance. Mark Zuckerberg

Google taps gen-AI to help users in India search through government welfare schemes

Google announced a bunch of generative AI-focused tools in India at its Google for India event. The features include visual results like images and videos and information on government schemes. Google

Meta consolidates options to manage your Meta data

Meta is rolling out new options to better manage your data related to its own platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. The company now has a single place in the Accounts Center for you to request a d

X, formerly Twitter, tests charging new users $1 per year in select markets

X, the Elon Musk–owned platform formerly known as Twitter, announced today that it is starting a new experiment that will charge a $1 per year fee for “new unverified” users to interact

Google is rolling out new Maps and Camera-based accessibility features

Google is updating Maps, Search and Assistant with new accessibility features. The company is also releasing a new Magnifier app to help users read text in different places. Google Maps is adding scre

YouTube debuts new playback controls and creator-focused features

YouTube is rolling out a new set of features for better mobile-based playback, song search and creator-friendly tools, including a feature that will highlight the “like and subscribe” butt

Stack Overflow cuts 28% of its staff

Developer community site Stack Overflow has laid off 28% of its staff, the Prosus-owned company announced Monday. In a blog post, Stack Overflow’s CEO, Prashanth Chandrasekar indicated that the
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