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Apple publishes iPad tutorial videos on Pencil, Files and more

Apple publishes iPad tutorial videos on Pencil, Files and more

Apple has released a handful of tutorial videos that show new iPad owners how to proficiently use their new tablet. This isn't the first time Apple has released instructional videos; it did something similar for the iPhone camera, for example. The videos are short, simple, and no doubt exist to demonstrate just how easy it is for anyone to understand and use iOS on a tablet.

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YouTube bans most gun-related DIY video tutorials

YouTube bans most gun-related DIY video tutorials

YouTube is increasing its push against videos featuring firearms, updating its policy to ban DIY gun-related videos that instruct users on things related to creating ammunition, suppressors and silencers, firearms, and more. The company also now prohibits videos that are used to sell guns or select accessories for them, as well as videos with links to website selling the items.

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YouTube tackles conspiracy videos by adding Wikipedia info

YouTube tackles conspiracy videos by adding Wikipedia info

At South by Southwest (SXSW), YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the company will take on conspiracy theories by linking to information from Wikipedia. This appears to be the latest development in YouTube's previously stated mission to deal with fake news being peddled on its platform. Last month, YouTube said it would start alerting users about videos from news corporations that get funding from governments.

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YouTube cracks down on Tide laundry pod challenge videos

YouTube cracks down on Tide laundry pod challenge videos

Many laundry detergent companies are offering their product in "pod" form: a small dissolvable sachet containing a single load's worth of detergent. There have been regrettable reports of very young kids and adults with dementia eating these pods by mistake, but a worrisome trend has surfaced among teens, and it is known as the "Tide Laundry Pods Challenge." The "challenge," in this case, is biting into the pods and then posting a video of it online.

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Watch Qualcomm’s weird vision of what Snapdragon 845 life is like

Watch Qualcomm’s weird vision of what Snapdragon 845 life is like

Augmented Reality glasses that can identify your meal. Clearer, more color-rich photos of your salad. 360-degree streaming of avocados over LTE. Qualcomm has a vision of what the Snapdragon 845-powered experience might be like out in the real world, and it's oddly obsessed with food.

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YouTube reveals the Top 10 trending and music videos of 2017

YouTube reveals the Top 10 trending and music videos of 2017

It's that time of the year: YouTube has unveiled the most popular videos on its service over the last year. These videos span multiple categories, including music videos, comedy, and that interrupted BBC video that went viral earlier this year. YouTube also picked the top videos from throughout 2017 in music specifically; not surprisingly, we see songs like "Despacito" and people like DJ Khaled on the list.

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YouTube Reels is the platform’s own version of Stories

YouTube Reels is the platform’s own version of Stories

YouTube has a new feature in the pipeline called Reels, the company's own variant of the Stories format found in a growing number of apps. The new feature is designed for creators, not users, and it is still in development at this point. However, once available as an everyday feature, YouTube creators will be able to create their own Reels that don't expire. This is part of an overall larger announcement from the company.

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YouTube cracks down on predatory comments directed at minors

YouTube cracks down on predatory comments directed at minors

YouTube has been the source of a growing online controversy revolving around videos that seem to inappropriately target children and, more worrisome, the presence of some predatory comments aimed at children. Amid the criticism -- but not resulting because of it, according to YouTube -- the company tweaked the service so that flagged videos wouldn't appear in the YouTube Kids app. That wasn't adequate enough, though, so now it is back with several more changes.

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NASA Earth time lapse shows 20 years of seasonal changes in 2.5 minutes

NASA Earth time lapse shows 20 years of seasonal changes in 2.5 minutes

A new NASA time lapse shows 20 years of seasonal landscape changes around the globe, condensing the years down to a mere 2.5 minutes. Though NASA is known primarily for its space missions, the agency focuses extensively on Earth science, too, training a variety of satellites down toward our own planet. The content presented in this new video was gathered by NASA satellites every year since 1997.

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YouTube bans videos showing how to add a bump stock to rifles

YouTube bans videos showing how to add a bump stock to rifles

Following the deadly Las Vegas shooting that involved a firearm containing a bump stock, YouTube has banned videos that show how to modify rifles so that they contain this particular feature. The videos recently disappeared from the service, and the guidelines were updated alongside this to reflect the new restriction. Until now, such modification videos were allowed on the site.

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YouTube HDR rolls out for Galaxy S8, Pixel, V30 and other phones

YouTube HDR rolls out for Galaxy S8, Pixel, V30 and other phones

Certain Android smartphone owners noticed a welcomed new feature when using YouTube recently: the availability of an HDR feature that takes advantage of HDR-capable mobile displays. News of the new feature began surfacing on various Reddit communities, where users noticed the HDR feature when adjusting the streaming resolution of a video.

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Snapchat isn’t ready to give up on original scripted shows

Snapchat isn’t ready to give up on original scripted shows

It was the end of 2015 when Snapchat decided to shut down its 'Snap Channel,' an in-app destination where it offered its users original video content. The channel had only persisted for several months before being shut down, but the company isn't ready to call it quits. New information suggests that Snapchat will be launching a new round of original scripted content by the end of this year.

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