Social Media
Social Media

Twitter announces ‘while you were away’ recap feature

Twitter has officially announced a new feature for surfacing "the best tweets" you might've missed while away from the service. The 'recap' posts will show at the top of your timeline, with infrequent users likely to notice the feature more…
Social Media

WhatsApp lands on desktop, though iOS users are left out in cold

WhatsApp on Wednesday rolled out a desktop version of its popular messaging app that pairs with smartphones with the software, though issues with Apple's platform mean iOS users won't be able to make use of it.
Photography

Android photographers can sell photos on Snapwire via new native app

Snapwire, a stock photo agency that is leveraging the increasing use of mobile devices among photographers, has launched its app for Android. The app allows Android users to connect with buyers, and sell their photos.
Social Media

Facebook tweaks News Feed to cut down on hoax posts

Facebook is launching a new offensive against hoax content on News Feeds, tweaking its algorithm to pinpoint such material, which should result in reduced distribution in the feed.
Mobile

Twitter hopes its ZipDial acquisition will lead to many more users in emerging markets

Twitter knows it has to get more users on board to keep investors happy, and to that end it's just acquired India-based ZipDial, a startup that it believes will help it reach millions of new users in emerging markets.
Mobile

Facebook is testing a voice-to-text feature for incoming messages

Facebook's Messenger developers think that you might not always be in a position to listen to a received voice message, say if you're in a meeting or a noisy environment. With that in mind, they're looking to launch a new speech-to-text…
Social Media

Turkish government again threatens to block Twitter

Twitter users in Turkey are once again facing a bit of downtime after the government threatened to block the service. Officials have demanded the company delete the account of a newspaper it says threatens national security, though Twitter…
Photography

Post a selfie for a chance to win a Sigma lens accessory

Sigma is running a customer appreciation campaign on social media, where Sigma lens owners have a chance to score a circular polarizing filter simply by posting a selfie of themselves with their equipment.
Social Media

Snapchat reportedly asking brands $750,000 for ads (which disappear)

Snapchat is said to be asking brands $750,000 to gets their message in front of the 100 million+ users of the ephemeral messaging app. If it sounds like a lot, that's because it is, though it appears that so far a few advertisers have…
Computing

Obama calls for tighter cyber security after U.S. Central Command Twitter hack

ISIS supporters hacked the U.S. Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts during President Barack Obama's speech on the importance of cyber security and data protection. Both accounts are now suspended.
Social Media

Facebook acquires video tech startup QuickFire

Facebook's latest acquisition of tech startup QuickFire Networks should see improved video quality for users as the social networking giant continues on its quest to build out its video platform.
Cool Tech

FlapIt takes your social media achievements for an analog spin

FlapIt is an analog counter inspired by the split-flap clocks of the '60s, one that lets small businesses showcase their social media metrics in regards to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.