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Facebook expands Live Video to all iPhone users in US

Facebook expands Live Video to all iPhone users in US

Following its unveiling in December, Facebook is expanding the availability of live video, a new feature that allows Facebook users to share live video on the social network. The company has been testing live video with some users, and starting today it has expanded the feature’s available to all iPhone users in the United States. In the near future, Facebook will expand the feature's availability again.

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Yahoo updates app, homepage with streamlined design

Yahoo updates app, homepage with streamlined design

Yahoo has announced an update to both its US homepage and the Yahoo app; both changes bring a new design aimed at making it easier to “discover and create conversations” as well as news and other content. One of the big changes is consistency — the Yahoo app and the Yahoo US homepage are now in sync with each other, displaying the same content for a more streamlined process.

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Google Slides and Sheets get mobile commenting

Google Slides and Sheets get mobile commenting

Google has added mobile commenting to both Sheets and Slides, two of its office products. As well, it has also tweaked comments for Google Docs, making it possible to add someone else to a commenting thread by typing their name within a comment. While relatively small changes, they are welcomed additions that help bring Google’s online office products up to par with competing services, namely Microsoft’s Office Online.

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Google “G” logo notifications pushed to all Android devices

Google “G” logo notifications pushed to all Android devices

Just so long as you have Google Now activated on your Android device, you'll be seeing "G" notifications soon. The notifications you're getting might not end up being all that different from what you've been seeing before today, but they will LOOK a little different. The biggest change is the branding. Instead of just a circle with an icon in it, your notifications from Google Now will also have the newest version of Google's "G" logo.

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iOS 9.2.1 update arrives with security and bug fixes

iOS 9.2.1 update arrives with security and bug fixes

Apple has released iOS 9.2.1 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and with it comes a roster of bug fixes, some improvements, and a fix for the MDM server problem. Those with one of the aforementioned Apple devices can head into Settings and grab the update, but don’t expect anything substantial…those big changes will be coming with iOS 9.3.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Ubisoft cracks down on cheaters

Rainbow Six Siege: Ubisoft cracks down on cheaters

Yesterday, Ubisoft released its third update for the newly released game Rainbow Six Siege. While the update won’t be dropping for consoles until January 20, it has already arrived for the PC, and certain aspects of the update have already gone into effect for consoles (namely, anti-cheating changes). According to Ubisoft, this is a smaller update than the previous two, but was released because the company had to get some fixes out quickly.

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LastPass 4.0 promises an easier interface, better sharing

LastPass 4.0 promises an easier interface, better sharing

Given today's rampant hacking into online accounts, you'd think people would now be more careful and wiser with their passwords. Sadly, that stil isn't the case. Fortunately, a market for password generators and managers does exist to help protect your online persona. That is, if you take the time to actually use them. With its latest 4.0 version, LastPass is enticing users by demonstrating how its revamped user interface and experience is now easier and prettier. And the service now also features some safeguards when sharing your well-protected passwords.

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Lily camera drone delayed until Summer 2016

Lily camera drone delayed until Summer 2016

The Lily camera drone has been delayed until next summer, the company behind it has announced. There are a few reasons for the delay, not the least of which is the need for more testing time. The company has some good news to announce amidst the delay, however, stating it has scored $15 million in private funding from various investors. The funding will aid in expanding the company’s workforce and getting the drone ready for launch.

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Vine’s new ‘For You’ is a personalized channel

Vine’s new ‘For You’ is a personalized channel

Vine is rolling out a new feature for its iOS app called ‘For You,’ a new personalized channel that brings content you’ll (probably) be interested in. The feature will be coming to Android “before you know it,” says Vine, though the precise launch date isn’t known at this time. The ‘For You’ feed will bring content from accounts you don’t follow, among other things.

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Facebook Messenger adds personalization tools, Photo Magic

Facebook Messenger adds personalization tools, Photo Magic

Facebook has updated Messenger with some features designed to make holiday chatting and sharing a little more fun. As part of that, Photo Magic is rolling out to more users, enabling them to share photos with friends who are in them automatically. As well, Messenger is also getting more customization features, namely selectable colors for different group threads and conversations with friends.

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Xbox Fitness nixes Kinect requirement, adds downloads

Xbox Fitness nixes Kinect requirement, adds downloads

Microsoft has pushed out an update for Xbox Fitness that removes the Kinect requirement. The change opens Xbox Fitness to a larger number of Xbox users, but with a lesser experience in that Kinect is required to fully take advantage of what Xbox Fitness is capable of. Joining this change also comes workout downloads for offline playback, making it easier to sidestep connectivity troubles and data caps.

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Facebook Events on iOS adds browsing by category

Facebook Events on iOS adds browsing by category

Facebook has turned its attention to Events, the part of the service you’re likely familiar with but never too happy about. Events works well enough, but has its downsides — a bunch of unwanted notifications being among them — that have gone mostly untouched. Things are changing for iOS users, though; Facebook has announced an update that makes it easier to find events in certain cities using search.

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