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Ariana Whitmore

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She has been writing columns on consumer gadgets since 2010. Her areas of interests include smartphones, tablets, mobile OS and apps. She holds M.C.S. degree and working on her startup, which aims to solve IT support issues.

Apple Releases iOS 9.3 Update, Blocks Older iPhones and iPads

Clearly, Apple is dealing with some setbacks, as it released this week a new update for its iOS. Complaints have been pouring in ever since, seeing that the new software has left some older iPhones and iPads unusable. The update has brought a plethora of improvements and new features, but that means nothing to owners of the iPad 2 and ...

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Apple Built Liam to Deconstruct and Recycle iPhones

Ever wondered if iPhones can be recycled? On Monday, Apple Inc. revealed Liam, a robot designed to rip apart out-of-use devices and recover recyclable materials, such as tungsten and silver. The company has built Liam as a response to the criticism that Apple’s sleek and seamlessly designed products are so tightly constructed that they can be difficult to disassemble, refurbish ...

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Did Uber Just Buy 100,000 S-Class Sedans Or Is That Just a Rumor?

It was inevitable that Uber would – at some point down the line – order its first autonomous cars. But nobody expected the ride-hailing company to order $9.6 billion worth of Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans. According to a recent Reuters report, this is exactly what happened. Citing an article from German business publication Manager Magazin, sources from both companies have reported ...

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Facebook Plans to Catch Slang Before It’s Popular

Facebook wants to be the one to discover the next “selfie,” a term that used to not even be a word, and now has become so ubiquitous in the youth’s vocabulary. In other words, the social network is looking to catch slang before it becomes popular. But that’s rather tricky and involves being in the right social circles; otherwise, you’ll ...

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Live Photos Comes to Google Photos on iOS

After being cut off from Google+ and becoming a standalone service, Google Photos has gained huge traction among users. Now, the app that allows you to organize, back up, and search through your photos and videos, has a notable update on iOS. Both the iPad and the iPhone app now support Live Photos, the photo format released with iOS 9, ...

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Ask Your iPhone-related Questions @AppleSupport on Twitter

Apple has become a more prominent presence on Twitter with its latest general support channel. The English-language account can be found @AppleSupport, and it describes itself as a tips and tricks dispenser that also offers users help with their Apple-related questions. Apple’s support initiative had already amassed more than 113,000 followersonly 24 hours after the account was opened. Twitter users ...

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US-based Android Users Get Live-Video on Facebook

Facebook confirmed in a blog post today that Android users are finally getting the live-video feature. The initial rollout however will only be available to U.S.-based users and will start launching next week. Users from countries that are not the U.S. – don’t despair. Facebook said the feature will be made available to more countries soon. Live-video is Facebook’s response ...

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Support for Rich Text Formatting and Instant RSVP Come to Gmail

Thanks to Google’s update on Monday, Android users are now able to add some style to their emails as well as be more productive while they use their mobile devices. It might not sound like much, but the two new features added to the Gmail app are actually welcomed by heavy users. Google incorporated support for rich text formatting and ...

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Facebook Has Finally Launched the New Reactions Globally

Here’s something that might brighten your day if you’re a social media enthusiast: you’re no longer confined to just “liking” Facebook posts anymore. The number one social platform has finally launched the new Reactions feature that we have been teased with for several months now. By popular demand, Facebook has finally stepped beyond the simple thumbs-up button with a wider variety ...

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Facebook Announces Social VR Team

As far as smartphone-powered virtual reality is concerned, few devices have achieved the performance of Samsung’s Gear VR. The headgear has seen several variations so far, and now it’s getting upgraded thanks to Facebook’s team. Over the next few weeks, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will update 360-degree videos to include “dynamic streaming” for the Oculus Video player. If all ...

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