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Instagram ups video limit to 60 seconds

Instagram ups video limit to 60 seconds

YouTube has been the definitive way to upload videos to the internet since it was first created. With the rise of smartphones and and the ability for virtually anyone to shoot video, other services have made it easy to upload small, bite-sized videos. Well for those that love using Instagram for their video posting needs, you'll be happy to hear that you'll be able to upload even longer ones starting today.

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iOS 9.3 causing app crashes for some with broken Safari links

iOS 9.3 causing app crashes for some with broken Safari links

Seems like iOS 9.3 is turning out to be one of Apple's more buggy software updates in recent history. Only a few days after Apple had to re-issue a new build of iOS 9.3 after some owners of older iPad models were left with bricked devices, another issue is turning up that results in broken website links in Safari, Mail, Messages, and other apps. Apple's Support forums are starting to see hundreds of posts from users frustrated with the bug.

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Google is building a better Android camera that can search what it sees

Google is building a better Android camera that can search what it sees

Integration of Google's "Visual Search" and the standard Android camera app may not be far off. You can download Google Goggles on its own - searching for images and their sources using your camera. You can also download the company's own "Google Camera" - the same as you'd find on a Nexus device. That may soon change. You may soon be able to search any item you can see with your camera on your Android device right out of the box.

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Apple is creating a TV series about app development & economy

Apple is creating a TV series about app development & economy

Apple Music has seen the company make its biggest leap thus far into streaming music and original radio programming, but now it looks like the iPhone-maker is ready to try its hand at television. Following the news that Apple is working with Vice on a documentary series about local music scenes called The Score, senior VP Eddy Cue told The New York Times that they are developing a non-scripted TV series about the development of apps.

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YouTube adds Split View and Slide Over to iPad app

YouTube adds Split View and Slide Over to iPad app

The YouTube for iOS app has been updated with a couple of new features for iPads: Split View and Slide Over. This brings the app up to version 11.10 on Apple’s products, and makes the offering a touch more convenient for iPad owners, though a certain much-requested feature is still noticeably absent -- the update does not bring picture-in-picture support, the reasons for which is unclear.

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Uber posts $10,000 bounty on bugs

Uber posts $10,000 bounty on bugs

You might not think that being a hacker could be a profession, at least not a legitimate one. But not all hackers are out to crack open systems to reveal private data and such. There's an entire industry of people who essentially act as bounty hunters for large companies who want to keep their platforms secure.

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Google Maps stickers released for Android, Timeline updated

Google Maps stickers released for Android, Timeline updated

Stickers for your home and stickers for your work are now available for Google Maps for Android devices. This means that, whenever you're viewing a map on your phone, you'll see that both your home and your work are marked by the digital sticker you've placed there. Your home can be a tee-pee, a farm house, an igloo, a shoe, or a pirate ship. You could also place a lighthouse or a couch or a dragon. All of these are reasonable.

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FTC warns Android developers about apps that monitor users’ TV habits

FTC warns Android developers about apps that monitor users’ TV habits

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued warnings to a handful of Android app developers using controversial software that could invade users' privacy without their knowledge. Known as "SilverPush," the advertising framework can use an Android device's microphone to listen for television shows in the background, in turn providing third-party advertisers with information on users' viewing habits.

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Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

The hit mobile game Crossy Road may not have answered why the chicken wanted to cross the road, but at least now we can ponder why Mickey Mouse wants to do the same. Revealed at GDC 2016 earlier this week, Disney Crossy Road will see the world's most famous mouse, along with over 100 other Pixar and Disney characters, running into traffic on iOS and Android in the near future.

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Facebook Messenger has a secret basketball game

Facebook Messenger has a secret basketball game

It's March Madness time, and as such Facebook has added a 'hidden' basketball game to Messenger. The game came with the app's latest update, and simply involves sending someone a basketball emoji, after which point you'll be tasked with flicking digital basketballs into a digital hoop, aiming to beat your own best score. Get the details on how to play after the jump!

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Sonic the Hedgehog spins onto Apple TV

Sonic the Hedgehog spins onto Apple TV

If you ever owned a Sega Genesis console back in the golden days of 16-bit gaming, you almost surely spent some time with the Sonic the Hedgehog games. While the high-speed platforming, loop-de-loop running, ring-collecting hero has long been available on mobile devices, nothing beats playing the games on a real television. Fortunately for iOS and Apple TV users, that opportunity is returning. Sega has just updated the existing app for Sonic the Hedgehog 1, introducing tvOS support.

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SPMC (XBMC) re-released by disgruntled KODI Android dev

SPMC (XBMC) re-released by disgruntled KODI Android dev

Open-source multimedia app KODI's main Android developer leaves, decides to resurrect SPMC with focus on Android only. The many, many Android users of the app KODI can once again rest (sort of) easy - their hero developer has returned - though not in the way we might have expected. This new SPMC app will be released with a focus on the platforms that've been being used the most: Android TV, Amazon FireTV, and - for good measure - Amlogic.

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