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Signal Foundation: WhatsApp co-founder makes private chat a nonprofit

Signal Foundation: WhatsApp co-founder makes private chat a nonprofit

A nonprofit organization was just revealed, made by the folks at Signal (the chat platform and app) and co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton. This nonprofit organization was "made possible" by Brian Acton and aims to "support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous." In short, it'll turn Signal into an organization into which funds can flow for the betterment of Signal, a truly private form of communication.

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Snapchat redesign petition actually gets a response

Snapchat redesign petition actually gets a response

If you haven't noticed by now, the recent redesign launched for Snapchat hasn't gone over very well. Some users have been very vocal with their negative reactions to the redesign, and though those complaints haven't really relented, Snapchat has stuck by its decision to change the app. At the center of this criticism has been an extremely popular petition over on Change.org, requesting that Snapchat ditch the redesign and revert to the old version.

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Cheaper iPads tipped on the horizon

Cheaper iPads tipped on the horizon

Apple will release more iPads at some point, and on the 21st of February, 2018, clues indicated the next iPad's release. These devices were listed as A1954 and A1893. With said model numbers, Apple may well release two models in the same lines that've already been established. Now the question is whether Apple will release an iPad and an iPad mini, an iPad and an iPad Pro, or two iPads, one in the "X" line, another with a more standard build.

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Facebook Messenger video calling gets a big new feature

Facebook Messenger video calling gets a big new feature

Facebook has spent the last few years trying to turn Messenger into the communication platform. Many different features have been added to Messenger over the years, but one that seems crucial - the ability to add people to your in-progress video calls - has been missing since video calling launched back in 2015. That all changes today.

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iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 beta 3 rips out AirPlay 2

iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 beta 3 rips out AirPlay 2

Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. The third beta for the company’s mobile, TV, and desktop platforms has just rolled out to developers. And while they come loaded with new things, including important bugfixes, it’s the one thing that Apple removed that is making the biggest noise. As of the third beta for iOS 11.3 as well as tvOS 11.3, AirPlay 2 is no more. Not only does this mean no more multi-room feature, it also paints the HomePod in a disappointing light yet again.

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Snapchat Stories just copied an Instagram idea (for once)

Snapchat Stories just copied an Instagram idea (for once)

When it comes to the war between Instagram and Snapchat, we're usually covering the features that the former borrows from the latter. Instagram has repurposed a lot of Snapchat's features in its quest to compete, and it has had no bones about naming the source of its inspiration. Today, however, those roles are reversed, as Snapchat is launching a new feature that actually came to Instagram first.

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Swype Keyboard app updates are dead

Swype Keyboard app updates are dead

The folks at Nuance confirmed that their direct-to-consumer app Swype (the keyboard) was going out-of-business on February 20th, 2018. To be clear - the company that made Swype wasn't quitting altogether right there and then, they'd just no longer be updating their Swype keyboard apps for consumers. Nuance said they'd be continuing to develop their tech for other parts of the technology universe, especially for AI.

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Apple iOS 11.2.6 fixes iPhone Telugu message crash bug

Apple iOS 11.2.6 fixes iPhone Telugu message crash bug

Apple has pushed out an iPhone update, iOS 11.2.6, fixing the Telugu character bug that left iOS messaging apps crashing. The new patch comes less than a week after Apple confirmed the problem, which affected not only the company's own Messages app but third-party messaging software like Facebook Messenger, Gmail, and WhatsApp.

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Apple’s WWDC 2018 expected to fall on June 4-8

Apple’s WWDC 2018 expected to fall on June 4-8

2018 is now in full-swing, and for those who follow Apple it means it's time to start looking forward to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. It's a huge event for Apple, where it introduces some of the big new upcoming features coming to its numerous platforms, not only for the company's customers but for developers in the Apple-ecosystem as well. WWDC has been held in June for some time now, and now we can narrow down the likely dates.

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Snapchat update isn’t going away, unless…

Snapchat update isn’t going away, unless…

Over the past week, Snapchat's been the subject of quite a bit of ire from the likes of teens across the planet. There've been hashtags, social media campaigns, memes, and even some rather official petitions with thousands of signatures. But only one thing can actually be done to change Snapchat's mind. Just one.

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Microsoft Photos Companion for Android, iOS transfers photos to PCs easily

Microsoft Photos Companion for Android, iOS transfers photos to PCs easily

For all our advancements in computing, mobile devices, and wireless technologies, transferring photos from phone to computer can still be a hassle. Plugging in via cable is fast but sometimes just as unreliable. Relying on cloud storage is a roundabout solution that is beholden to the quality of your Internet connection. But if you’re on Windows 10 with the Microsoft Photos, your prayers may have just been answered with this new Photos Companion app that’s has just been launched for both Android and iOS.

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iPhone sales are now worth more than every other phone combined

iPhone sales are now worth more than every other phone combined

Apple took 51% of the revenue in the smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2017. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple dominated the market, accounting for the most massive revenue in smartphone sales compared to every other company, worldwide. Much like Apple's reports of its own sales, the number of units sold is going down at the same time as revenue is going up - industry-wide.

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