Bait and fix: Apple is basically forcing you to get AppleCare for your new MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pros aren’t cheap. The least expensive 13-inch model costs $1,800 and goes all the way up to $6,700 for the maxed-out 15-inch model with a 2.9GHz Intel Core i9 processor. And now there’s a hidden catch that might make them way more expensive. Along with the high price tag and any dongles you may need to purchase […]

Europe’s News Agencies Blast Google, Facebook for ‘Plundering’ Content

Europe’s biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of “plundering” news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the Internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media. In a column signed by the CEOs of around 20 agencies including France’s Agence France-Presse, Britain’s Press Association and Germany’s Deutsche Presse-Agentur they called on […]

Facebook is Testing ‘Things in Common’ Label For New Friends Discovery

Facebook is testing a new way to get people to make new connections on the social networking site. The company is testing a feature called ‘things in common’, and as the name suggests, it will highlight things that are common between you and a non-friend user. So, for example, if you have a colleague who you […]

Twitter Launches Requests Tab and Quality Filter for Direct Messages

Twitter has rolled out a new filtering tool for Direct Messages on its platform. The social media giant has introduced a new feature where users will be able to filter out unwanted messages. Twitter will now show two sections – Inbox and Requests. While the Inbox tab will be filled with messages from users you follow, […]

WhatsApp Rejects Indian Government’s Demand for Message Traceability

WhatsApp has rejected India’s demand for a solution to track the origin of messages on its platform, saying building traceability will undermine end-to-end encryption and affect privacy protection for users. Emphasising that people use its platform for all kinds of “sensitive conversations”, the Facebook-owned company said the focus is on educating people about misinformation. The government has […]

Kerala Floods: Facebook Donates Rs. 1.75 Crores for Victims

Social networking giant Facebook is donating $250,000 (nearly Rs 1.75 crore) for relief work in Kerala, which has been battered by torrential rains, floods and landslides, leaving over 300 dead amid massive destruction, the company said on Monday. Facebook will donate the money through the Community Resilience Fund for GOONJ – a Delhi-based non-profit organisation that is […]

Twitter Explains Decision to Remove Support for ‘Outdated Developer Tools’

In its bid to deliver better experiences for its users, Twitter has removed support for some outdated but key developer tools in third-party apps. In a blog post on Thursday, Twitter said it will remove access to application programme interfaces (APIs) needed to power push notifications and an auto-refreshing timeline. “We’ve chosen to stop investing in other products including two […]

Facebook Messenger for Kids Now Lets Children Add Friends Themselves

Facebook has added a new feature to its under-13 chat application Messenger Kids, which makes it easier for the children to add their friends on the platform. “Parents have to turn on a setting that creates a four-word passphrase that is used to generate these contact requests,” Tech Crunch reported on Tuesday. The connection requests will be sent directly […]

Instagram Slammed by Users for Not Removing Facetune Ads

Photo-messaging app Instagram is facing criticism for not removing an advertisement of a paid photo editing app Facetune that is targeted at women under 25 years of age. The social media users have slammed the Facebook-owned Instagram as well as the app for promoting the idea of altering faces for better pictures, AdNews.com reported on Sunday. The paid app […]