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Typing into the void: The joy of one-sided conversations with K-pop idols

Typing into the void: The joy of one-sided conversations with K-pop idols

K-pop fans pay to have one-sided conversations with their favorite artists through specific apps, and I'm one of them. I talked to experts about the appeal.
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Instagram tests Take a Break feature for better time management

Instagram tests Take a Break feature for better time management

Instagram is testing a new feature called Take a Break that's designed to help you better manage your time on the popular app.
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Three reasons Facebook/Meta is shutting down its face recognition system

Three reasons Facebook/Meta is shutting down its face recognition system

Given there are benefits that come from face recognition, why is Meta getting rid of the Facebook feature? We break it down.
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Instagram link previews have finally returned to Twitter

Instagram link previews have finally returned to Twitter

Instagram links on Twitter are showing preview images again. The feature disappeared from Twitter nine years ago, forcing users to click through to Instagram.
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Twitter finally enables tabbed option to toggle between home and latest tweets

Twitter finally enables tabbed option to toggle between home and latest tweets

Twitter's latest update enables users to see their home and latest tweets in different tabs instead of toggling.
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Facebook’s first-ever smartwatch reportedly looks like this

Facebook’s first-ever smartwatch reportedly looks like this

Facebook’s newly announced parent company, Meta, has reportedly been working on a smartwatch for much of this year. This is what it looks like.
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Facebook about to rebrand under a new name, report claims

Facebook about to rebrand under a new name, report claims

Facebook is about to announce a major company restructure that will see it operate under a new name, a report claimed on Tuesday.
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WhatsApp vs. Telegram: Which messaging app is better?

WhatsApp vs. Telegram: Which messaging app is better?

When we think of instant messaging, WhatsApp and Telegram are the first apps that come to mind. But which is better?
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Instagram is testing a notification system for ‘confusing’ outages

Instagram is testing a notification system for ‘confusing’ outages

A week after a massive outage that knocked out Instagram for its global community, the company says it's testing a notification system for similar events.
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10 Hispanic and Latino creators you should follow immediately

10 Hispanic and Latino creators you should follow immediately

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we've rounded up 10 of the most creative, entertaining, and informative Hispanic creators for you to follow
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Facebook’s massive outage saw millions sign up for rival apps

Facebook’s massive outage saw millions sign up for rival apps

Facebook's calamitous global outage, which also affected Messenger and WhatsApp, apparently prompted tens of millions of users to seek out rival apps.
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Facebook reveals the cause of Monday’s global outage

Facebook reveals the cause of Monday’s global outage

Facebook has offered an explanation as to why its social media services suffered a serious outage on Monday that lasted around six hours.
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This is how much Facebook’s outage is thought to have cost it

This is how much Facebook’s outage is thought to have cost it

Facebook is mostly back online now after suffering a global outage on Monday lasting around six hours. This is how much the downtime is thought to have cost it.
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Twitter wants to make it easier to spot ‘good’ bot accounts

Twitter wants to make it easier to spot ‘good’ bot accounts

Twitter has launched a test feature that allows automated accounts to identify as such, giving users more information about the precise nature of the account.
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Twitter wants to give your photos and videos ‘more room to shine’

Twitter wants to give your photos and videos ‘more room to shine’

Twitter this week revealed it's testing a new design that increases the size of images, videos, and GIFs on your timeline.
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Why is Instagram flooded with ‘nah he tweakin’ comments?

Why is Instagram flooded with ‘nah he tweakin’ comments?

If you go to Instagram right now, a majority of the comments you'll see are one simple phrase: "Nah he tweakin". But ... why?
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American Airlines is making sure you can’t escape TikTok

American Airlines is making sure you can’t escape TikTok

TikTok is now flying high with American Airlines, giving passengers an easy way to while away 30 minutes of travel time for the princely sum of nothing.
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Major Twitter hack in 2020 results in another arrest

Major Twitter hack in 2020 results in another arrest

Police in Spain have arrested a British man in connection with a major Twitter hack last year that targeted high-profile accounts as part of a Bitcoin scam.
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Instagram mulls iPhone widget for easier account switching

Instagram mulls iPhone widget for easier account switching

Instagram is reportedly developing an iPhone widget that would make it a lot easier to switch between multiple accounts.
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TikTok Resumes makes it easy to apply for jobs via the app

TikTok Resumes makes it easy to apply for jobs via the app

TikTok has partnered with more than 30 companies in a new initiative aimed at encouraging its community to use the app to apply for jobs.
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Twitter mulls ‘trusted friends’ feature for targeted tweets

Twitter mulls ‘trusted friends’ feature for targeted tweets

Twitter is considering a new "trusted friends" feature that would offer a simpler way to share tweets with a particular group of people.
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Twitter for web returns after major outage on Wednesday

Twitter for web returns after major outage on Wednesday

Twitter for web suffered major issues around the world for several hours on Wednesday evening, preventing users from seeing tweets and other content.
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Snapchat is finally ditching one of its most controversial filters

Snapchat is finally ditching one of its most controversial filters

Snap is removing a controversial speed filter from its Snapchat app that for many years has been in the sights of road safety campaigners.
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Twitter confirms cost of Twitter Blue subscription service

Twitter confirms cost of Twitter Blue subscription service

Twitter's new subscription service, Twitter Blue, is showing on its App Store page for iPhone. It offers various features, though doesn't appear to reduce ads.
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Details emerge about Twitter’s paid service, Twitter Blue

Details emerge about Twitter’s paid service, Twitter Blue

Twitter's expected subscription tier looks set to be called Twitter Blue and cost $3 a month. Features may include an undo-tweet option and an ad-free feed.
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WhatsApp users need to take action to keep the app working

WhatsApp users need to take action to keep the app working

WhatsApp users have until May 15 to accept its new privacy policies or face seeing the messaging app's functionality gradually removed.
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Twitter finally gives up on cropping image previews

Twitter finally gives up on cropping image previews

Twitter has launched full-size images for previews so you'll no longer have to guess what's hiding in the rest of a cropped picture in your feed.
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A car and a computer help shopper complete wacky parking project

A car and a computer help shopper complete wacky parking project

Everyone needs a project. Gareth Wild’s involved parking his car in every space at his local supermarket. And six years after starting, he’s finally finished.
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How to change your YouTube name

How to change your YouTube name

Need to learn how to change your YouTube name? You've come to the right place. We'll walk you through it step by step, whether you have a Brand Account or not.
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These are the 10 most liked videos on YouTube

These are the 10 most liked videos on YouTube

Ever wondered what the most popular videos on YouTube are? Check out our list to see which of your favorites made the top 10. The rankings may surprise you.

The most common Google Hangouts problems and how to fix them

The most common Google Hangouts problems and how to fix them

Having trouble making or receiving calls? Can't send a message on Google Hangouts? Hangouts has undergone some big changes. Here's what you need to know.
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Every app is going to copy Clubhouse, and we just have to deal with it

Every app is going to copy Clubhouse, and we just have to deal with it

With Clubhouse's drop-in audio, a new content style has appeared, and every app on your phone wants a piece of the action.
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How to make a Facebook avatar

How to make a Facebook avatar

Facebook avatar: Here's how to how to create, edit and use your own mini-me.
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The best vlogging cameras

The best vlogging cameras

Any camera that shoots video can be used to vlog, but a few models stand out from the crowd thanks to their superior image quality, ergonomics, and usability.
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