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Essential PH-1 'Halo Gray' Color Option Is An Amazon Exclusive, And It's Got Alexa Built-In

The Essential Phone in Halo Gray finish is now ready for preorder on Amazon at $449.99. The actual sale will start Feb. 21, and according to Amazon, after Feb. 24 the handset will return to its regular price of $499.99.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 17, 2018

Twitter Shuts Down Mac Desktop Client, Says It’s Focusing On More Consistent ‘Twitter Experience’ Across Platforms

Twitter just ended support for its desktop client on Mac, encouraging users to use the web version instead. It’s safe to say that it won’t be missed, though.

Apps/Software February 17, 2018

Twitter Is Fighting Fake News By Livestreaming Local News Stations During Breaking News Events

Twitter is embracing its role as a media company by enlisting local news stations to broadcast breaking news on the site. The move contrasts with Facebook’s recent changes to deemphasize news items.

Internet February 16, 2018

Social Media Brings Us Inside Parkland, Florida Shooting

Students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida took their smartphones out and showed a glimpse of the ordeal and panic inside the school during the shooting. They were trapped as the suspect entered the school.

Viral February 15, 2018

Snapchat Creators Now Have Access To Analytics: Views, Demographics, And More

Snapchat users can now access an audience analytics tool to gain insights on story views, engagement, and demographics. The changes, which include a redesign of the app interface, are seen as part of the company’s efforts to sustain growth.

Apps/Software February 14, 2018

Twitter Still Loses Users In US, But Has Its First Profitable Quarter In 12 Years

Twitter posted its financial results and for the first time in 12 years, it actually had a profitable quarter. On the downside, the social network is still losing users in the United States.

Business Tech February 9, 2018

Fortnite: Battle Royale Update V.2.4.0 Brings The New Minigun Weapon To The Game

Epic Games had initially announced the deployment of Patch V.2.4.0 for “Fortnite: Battle Royale” but later indicated that the update will be delayed. Packed with the release is the new Minigun weapon plus the usual feature bumps and bug fixes.

Video Games February 1, 2018

Twitter COO Anthony Noto Leaves Company To Be CEO Of SoFi

Top Twitter executive Anthony Noto, who is the company's COO, has resigned from the social media network. Noto is leaving to join California-based startup SoFi.

Internet January 25, 2018

Major Apple HomePod Leak Hints At Multiple User Accounts, Mute Option, And More

A new leak was posted on Twitter that reveals some of the unannounced features of the Apple HomePod. Icons hidden within the Home app's files revealed more functions.

Apple January 23, 2018

Twitter: 700,000 Americans Liked, Retweeted, And Followed Russian Propaganda Bots During The Presidential Election

Twitter posted updates on its official blog regarding the investigation of Russian propaganda during the most recent presidential election. The data confirms that almost 700,000 Americans interacted with bots that were designed to mislead voters.

Security January 22, 2018

Twitter For Android Testing New Share Button And Bookmarks Feature

Twitter is testing a new Share button and bookmarks feature for Android. Right now, it's a server-side test, so only a few users are able to see the changes.

Apps/Software January 21, 2018

Twitter’s Anthony Noto Thinks Streaming Devices Such As Google Chromecast Will Become Obsolete In 5 Years

Anthony Noto offered his insight regarding media streaming devices like the Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, and more. The Twitter COO predicted that the aforementioned gadgets will lose their relevance in the next five years.

Gadgets January 18, 2018

Frozen Cheesesteak Company Steak-umm Gets Verified On Twitter

Steak-umm started a campaign to get Twitter verified back in August. In five months, the company was able to achieve its goal. The push was started by the company's social media manager and included tons of memes.

Viral January 17, 2018

Some People Want President Donald Trump Banned From Twitter: Here’s Why That’ll Never Happen

You probably want President Donald Trump to get banned from Twitter to prevent him from putting America in danger, like with his recent tweet toward North Korea. Don’t count on it.

Internet January 6, 2018

US Library Of Congress Will Now Only Archive Selected Tweets

The U.S. Library of Congress has announced that they will no longer archive every tweet posted to Twitter. Instead the library will now be a bit pickier.

Apps/Software January 1, 2018

Twitter Launches New ‘Threads’ Feature For All Tweetstorm Lovers Out There

Twitter has now made it easier to compose tweetstorms. The just-launched Threads feature now puts a ‘+’ button right within the app for long-form, multiple-tweet discussions.

Apps/Software December 14, 2017

Sequel To Vine Teased Again: What Is 'V2'?

The cofounder of Vine just teased everyone about the sequel to the popular app. It’s apparently called 'V2,' but whether it’ll function similarly to Vine remains hard to determine.

Apps/Software December 7, 2017

Miss Vine? Well, The Founder Is Reportedly Working On A Follow-Up App

The creator of Vine has announced that he’s working on a follow-up to the popular video-sharing app that Twitter killed earlier this year. It’s not clear, however, if it will be a direct sequel to Vine.

Apps/Software December 2, 2017

Internet Hero Who Deactivated Donald Trump Twitter Account Reveals Himself

On Nov. 2, Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated to the riotous celebration of many Twitter users weary of his controversial Twitter feed. Here’s the man who did it.

Internet November 30, 2017

Google, Facebook, Other Tech Titans Join ‘Trust Project’ To Fight Fake News

Dozens of publications and major social networks have joined the Trust Project, an initiative to improve the state of online journalism. Part of that effort are so-called Trust Indicators or metrics that gauge whether a story is legitimate.

Internet November 17, 2017

Twitter Users Who Don’t Behave Will Lose Their ‘Verified’ Status

Misbehave on Twitter and you might just get your blue verification badge removed. Twitter has started to clamp down on verified users who promote violence or do other things that violate its new policies, starting with known alt-right accounts.

Internet November 16, 2017

You Can Now Tweet Up To 280 Characters As Twitter Rolls Out Expanded Tweet Limit Worldwide

Twitter has finally enabled the new 280-character tweet limit for most users around the world, with a few key exceptions. The social network said the expansion will allow users to express themselves better.

Apps/Software November 8, 2017

Twitter Employee Deactivated Donald Trump's Account On His Last Day: We Have A New Internet Hero

A Twitter employee, on his last day at work, took down the account of Donald Trump. The suspension lasted only several minutes, but it was enough to make the internet go crazy.

Internet November 3, 2017

Twitter Plans To Prevent Revenge Porn With Stricter Policies, But Will It Work?

It's no secret that Twitter has become toxic. So many inappropriate activities take place on the site, especially revenge porn, but Twitter has now promised it will improve that with more aggressive policies.

Internet October 28, 2017

Twitter Pledges To Be More Transparent About Ads: Here’s What That Means For You

Twitter is making some progress in terms of policing content. The social network has introduced significant changes to its ads policy, which aims to improve how it discloses political ads, who’s paying for them, and who they’re targeting.

Internet October 25, 2017

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Pledges To Be More ‘Aggressive’ On Harassment, Abuse, And Hate Speech

Twitter is working to enforce its current rules on abuse more aggressively, and roll out new policies on unwanted sexual advances and propaganda, according to CEO Jack Dorsey. This follows a widespread boycott of the platform.

Internet October 15, 2017

Twitter Found Over 200 Russia-Linked Accounts, Suspends Some Of Them: That's Not Enough, Says Senator

Twitter discovered over 200 accounts on its platform that were used by Russia to help sway the results of the 2016 presidential election. The company suspended some of the accounts, but a senator said that Twitter's actions are not enough.

Internet September 29, 2017

The Age Of Longer Tweets Is Coming Soon: Twitter Character Limit To Double To 280

Twitter may soon double the limit for tweets from 140 characters to 280 characters. The social media platform is already testing the change, which it will do to help increase user growth and engagement.

Internet September 27, 2017

Twitter Says It Won’t Ban President Trump Or Delete His North Korea Tweets

Twitter has confirmed that President Donald Trump’s comments about North Korea, which has caused Trump to be accused of declaring a war against the country, will not be removed. Twitter said the post doesn’t violate its rules, highlighting its newsworthiness.

Internet September 26, 2017

Twitter Lite Android App Spotted In The Philippines: Will It Also Launch In The US?

Twitter has been spotted testing Twitter Lite for Android in the Philippines. What does the app offer to its users, and will it be launched soon in the United States?

Apps/Software September 25, 2017

Twitter May Soon Unleash A New Tweetstorm Feature: Here's How It Works

Twitter has been discovered to working on a new tweetstorm feature. It will allow users to easily create their own tweetstorms, which is another way to bypass the 140-character limit of tweets on the social media platform.

Apps/Software September 10, 2017

Want To Stream Next Week’s Solar Eclipse? The Best Bet Is Twitter Or NASA

The solar eclipse will finally happen across the United States on Aug. 21. If you can’t watch in real-life, here’s how to make sure you still won’t miss it.

Internet August 18, 2017

Twitter Has Updated Its Harassment Policies, But Are They Working?

Twitter says it is winning the war against harassment, but some are skeptical. What are Twitter's policies regarding online harassment and have they been effective?

Apps/Software July 21, 2017

Twitter's New CFO Is Former Goldman Sachs Director Ned Segal

Twitter has finally found a CFO after an eight-month search. Former Goldman Sachs managing director will take the CFO position from Anthony Noto, who has helmed the position for months.

Business Tech July 12, 2017

Twitter Wants You To Steer Clear Of Trolls, Launches Feature That Lets You Mute Strangers

Twitter just rolled out new options that will enable users to mute notifications from certain accounts. By accessing the Advanced Filters settings, users can now choose to avoid receiving notifications from trolls and users who spew abusive content.

Internet July 11, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Asks Twitter To Decide What He Should Do With His Money

Aside from Amazon, Blue Origin, and The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos wants more ways to contribute to society. As a result, he's asking Twitter for philanthropic ideas.

Internet June 15, 2017

Twitter Redesign Makes It Faster, Lighter, Better: What's New?

Twitter has redesigned its app again, adding a number of tweaks to make things easier, cleaner, and more convenient. Here's what's new.

Apps/Software June 15, 2017

Vine Users, Beware: Archive Bug May Have Exposed Your Phone Number And Email Address, Twitter Warns

Twitter shut down Vine last year, but it still kept an archive of all Vines. An archive bug has now compromised some phone numbers and email addresses, Twitter warns.

Internet May 20, 2017

Twitter Has Made Some Changes To Its Privacy Settings And Data Controls

With a new post, Twitter announced it made some changes to its data controls and privacy settings. Now, you'll be able to see what it thinks you're interested in.

Apps/Software May 18, 2017

Biz Stone, Co-Founder Of Twitter, Returns To The Company

Back in 2011, Biz Stone left the company he co-founded to see if he could recapture that success in another project. Now, Stone is making his return to Twitter.

Business Tech May 16, 2017

Users Around Pacific Rim Report #FacebookDown On Twitter: Is Godzilla To Blame?

Facebook briefly suffered from a wide global outage, pushing users to log in to their Twitter accounts to vent out their frustrations. Most reports of #FacebookDown came from the West Coast of the United States, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Internet May 8, 2017

Whenever WhatsApp Goes Down, The Internet Goes Crazy: Here Are The Reactions This Time Around

WhatsApp went down again, and to no one's surprise, the internet went crazy over it. Here are the reactions some of the users had because of the short outage.

Internet May 4, 2017

Instagram Reaches 700 Million Active Users, Beats Twitter's 328 Million

Instagram has now reached 700 million users, miles ahead of Twitter’s and Snapchat’s user base. The strategy behind the growth of the photo-messaging service is upsetting Snapchat’s own growth.

Apps/Software April 27, 2017

US Government Wants To Know Who's Behind Anti-Trump Twitter Account: Twitter Fires Back With Lawsuit

The Department of Homeland Security demanded to know the identities of the people behind the ALT_USCIS, a Twitter account that has criticized Trump's immigration policies. Twitter refused and then fired back with a lawsuit.

Internet April 6, 2017

Twitter Lite Rolls Out: A Lighter And Faster Version Of Twitter

Twitter has introduced a faster and lighter version of its service. It can be accessed via mobile web browsers even with slow networks.

Apps/Software April 6, 2017

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