Adding hashtags to Instagram just got way easier. Right now, deciding on and typing out more than one or two hashtags is a pain. There are handful of apps that try to make life easier for you with suggested hastags, but you’ve got to constantly switch back and forth to copy them from the app to […]
Showing its serious about improving its virtual assistant, as well as the company’s online storefronts, Apple purchased Seattle-based AI/machine learning startup Turi today for a reported $200 million. Details are still hard to come but so far we know that the Turi team plans to stay in Seattle, joining Apple’s growing engineering outpost in the […]
In a bold expansion designed to capture more of users’ everyday photos and videos, Instagram today introduced “stories,” a secondary feed of ephemeral content that is available for only 24 hours from the time of posting. The feature is nearly identical to the central feed in Snapchat, which is also called stories and which helped supercharge […]
Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, you contribute a certain amount of money each month. That subscription means that you see fewer ads on the web, and you support the sites that you visit with your […]
Thanks to some digging around in the inner workings of Twitter’s video website Vine, white hat hacker avicoder was able to download the entire source code to the popular service. As he was looking at various ways to breach the website’s security, he found an interesting domain that could recreate a local version of Vine. There are a lot […]
A month after updating its satellite imagery with higher resolution photos, Google Maps is now cleaning up its standard road view to make its maps a bit easier to digest. The company says its goal was to balance information without overcrowding maps, so its removing elements “that aren’t absolutely required.” It’s also changed the typography […]
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