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How are those 280-character tweets working? Twitter grows, but not in U.S.

Twitter has more global users than ever, but the company can't say the same thing for the U.S.. The company shared user metrics and financial data -- along with how those 280-character Tweets are faring.
Social Media

Snapchat now lets you create custom, wacky AR Lenses with new fee-based tool

Wondering how to create a custom Snapchat lens without a whole lot of computer savvy? Snapchat just launched a new tool you'll want to try. The update also comes with some new caption options for Snaps.
Mobile

Text away: 20 free texting games you can play with your friends

If you believe we live in an interconnected world where everyone has a smartphone, you may need to think again. Here are our picks for the best texting games so you can make the most fun out of that limited data plan of yours.
Social Media

Ahead of global rollout, the Snapchat redesign could already be sparking growth

Snapchat's new look may not be available in most countries yet, but Snap Inc. is already posting user growth and financial growth along with some positive stats on the changes.
Social Media

Your Twitter name can change with the times, just like you do -- here's how

Despite what you may or may not have heard, Twitter names aren't actually set in stone. Check out our quick-hit guide on how to change your Twitter username and display name in less than five minutes.
Social Media

Ahead of potential federal law, Seattle is asking Facebook for election data

Federal laws may soon change to require a paid-for-by label for political ads, but Seattle already has a similar law in place and the city is asking Facebook and Google to fork over the data.
Social Media

Despite good intent, sharing a child abuse video could land you in trouble

Police are investigating the origins of a video shared on Facebook that asks users to share the content in order to find the perpetrator. The problem? Sharing is distributing child pornography and could lead to legal charges.
Social Media

Instagram videos too one dimensional? These five apps add music and soul

Have you ever taken a beautiful video, only to have it ruined by some jerk in the background yelling curse words? Here's a list of apps you can use to add your own music to Instagram posts.
Photography

Snapchat redesign adds colorful text, while all users can mute specific chats

Users with Snapchat's user interface redesign will soon have more text options. Meanwhile, users without the update can find a new hidden feature called Do Not Disturb to stop notifications.
Photography

Google unlocks the Pixel 2’s HDR+ skills in third-party apps like Instagram

The Google Pixel 2 HDR+ capabilities will soon extend to third-party apps with the activation of the existing Pixel Visual Chip. The chip makes it possible to automatically process HDR images in the background using less power.
Social Media

Facebook CEO speaks of ‘mistakes’ in frank birthday message

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg chose the social networking site's 14th birthday to post a frank message in which he acknowledges multiple errors made along the way, saying he made "almost every mistake that you can imagine."
Social Media

Warriors coach tweeted message he meant to send privately, and blames iPhone X

The iPhone X is a great phone, but it appears to take some getting used to, as Warriors coach Steve Kerr found out after accidentally sending an embarrassing tweet. He placed the blame firmly on his Cupertino smartphone.