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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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Twitter now lets you add alt text to photos, for the visually impaired

Twitter now lets you add alt text to photos, for the visually impaired

For most of us, seeing a picture in our Facebook or Twitter feed isn't anything special. We glance at it quickly, and move on. However, for those who are visually impaired, knowing that there is an image attached to a post can be frustrating. Unless the caption is very specific, they're not going to have any idea what that picture contains. Twitter will soon offer a way to assist those who might not be able to properly see the images you post.

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Nintendo’s Miitomo app is coming to the US this week

Nintendo’s Miitomo app is coming to the US this week

Nintendo is one of the few companies that has been absent on our mobile phones. The most obvious reason for that is fact that they absolutely dominate the handheld gaming market with the 3DS. That's why it was so surprising when the company announced their first smartphone app, Miitomo. And now we finally have a release date for the US, and it's coming up quick.

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Why does the iPhone SE exist?

Why does the iPhone SE exist?

This week Apple revealed a new smartphone that looks just like one of their old smartphones - why would they do such a thing? This is the iPhone SE, a device that uses the design of the iPhone 5 (or 5S, if you prefer) but bumps up its internal capabilities with the power of the iPhone 6S. The dimensions of this device are exactly the same as the iPhone 5s - the display is exactly the same, too - but it has a better processor and a better set of cameras. But why?

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Pokemon GO details released as beta begins in Japan

Pokemon GO details released as beta begins in Japan

This week the folks at the Pokemon company and Niantic Inc. via Google have revealed a whole lot of details about the next-gen game Pokemon GO! This game will be an augmented reality game in which the player will use their smartphone as a window, showing Pokemon running around their real world with GPS information. Radical! This week the crew responsible for developing the game have revealed a whole lot that we did not know before.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment forms mobile-oriented ForwardWorks

Sony Interactive Entertainment forms mobile-oriented ForwardWorks

Sony has been reshuffling its properties and businesses these past years in an effort to rein in its losses and regain its footing in its multiple product areas. For example, it sold off its VAIO PC business and was even rumored to have planned on doing the same for mobile. The latter has mostly been refuted, especially now with Sony's new focus with the Xperia brand. Another business that's getting refocused, however is gaming. Sony has the formation of a new ForwardWorks Corporation to focus on "smart device" game development under the new Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

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Infinite Arms brings transforming robots to physical, digital world

Infinite Arms brings transforming robots to physical, digital world

Kids, especially boys, have developed a new taste in entertainment compared to children their age more than a decade ago. Sure, they're still interested in robot and cars and anything that goes boom, but nowadays they're even more interested when those are in their smartphones or tablets. Trying to capitalize on that and introduce a new trend and business, Jumo, a company that employs a few luminaries from the games and toys business, is introducing the Infinite Arms mobile game and the idea of "games-to-life" as the next generation of toys and games for a slightly older generation.

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Samsung Gear S2 iOS support lands on Verizon

Samsung Gear S2 iOS support lands on Verizon

At the start of the year, Samsung promised that its rather unique Gear S2 smartwatch would be be getting iOS compatibility sometimes "this year". Considering there this year, like any other year, has 12 months, it was anyone's guess when it would actually happen. Well, apparently, we can stop guessing. Verizon updated its support page for the Gear S2, detailing the update that will be rolling out for the smartwatch. And with it comes the almost nonchalant announcement of adding support for both iOS 8.4 and later as well as, curiously, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

UPDATE: Not so fast! Verizon changes the text in the update.

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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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Google’s rumored iOS keyboard might be better than Android

Google’s rumored iOS keyboard might be better than Android

When Apple finally allowed third party keyboards to be used on iOS, it opened up the flood gates for app developers to try and swoop in and conquer the market. Or at least that was the theory. The state of those keyboards and Apple's implementation of the system, however, still leave much to be desired. That said, it has opened up the opportunity for Apple's rivals to also take a stab at it. According to sources, Google is one of those, and its virtual keyboard for iOS might end up with a few more features than its Android counterpart.

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Nintendo’s Miitomo unbelievably hits 1 million in 3 days

Nintendo’s Miitomo unbelievably hits 1 million in 3 days

It will unlikely be ranked among Nintendo's top grossing games, especially since it's available for free, but Miitomo might have just landed a place in the gaming company's hall of fame. Not only is it Nintendo's first mobile game, if you could really call it that, it also managed to grab 1 million registered users in the first three days since it launched. Considering that's just in Japan, that is an impressive number which could bode well for its future and give pundits and naysayers food for thought.

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Apple’s new iPad Pro only has a measly 2GB of RAM

Apple’s new iPad Pro only has a measly 2GB of RAM

Yesterday Apple announced their "ultimate PC replacement," which was the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Apple touted new features like a brighter screen and better speakers. However, what they didn't bother to mention was what it was lacking under the hood.

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