Author Archive for: ‘Josh Wolford’

Twitter Rolls Out New Search Interface

Twitter’s new search experience, which we first told you it was testing in April, is now rolling out to all users on the web. The new search not only looks different (with that big bold bar at the top of results), but it also provides a few new filtering options. What used to be called “ALL” tweets is now called …

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Obama Urged to Reject Encryption Backdoors in Tech-Backed Letter

President Obama is about to receive a letter signed by dozens upon dozens of companies and organizations, urging him to resist giving government agencies access to citizens’ personal data via backdoors in encrypted devices. “We urge you to reject any proposal that U.S. companies deliberately weaken the security of their products. We request that the White House instead focus on …

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Facebook Is Making Events More Prominent

One of the most useful features of Facebook has always been Events. Even if you’re not the type of person to spend hours scrolling through the News Feed, commenting on posts, and liking baby photos – you probably use Facebook to keep track of upcoming events. Well, if you’re a fan of managing events on Facebook, good news. Apparently, Events …

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Obama Joins Twitter … For Real (At Least For Now)

Here’s the first tweet from President Barack Obama’s brand new Twitter account. Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account. — President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015 Like heck you say, I’ve been following Obama for years. Well, kind of. This account is not really President Obama: Welcome @POTUS, the official government account …

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Facebook Messenger May Soon Have Games

Facebook is in the process of turning Facebook Messenger into much more than a simple messaging app, and the latest move might be the most ambitious yet. According to The Information, Facebook is currently talking to game developers about putting games inside Messenger. Facebook is in active conversations with game developers about the platform, according to three people briefed on …

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Trying to Get a Job? Clean Up Your Facebook Profile (But Don’t Delete It)

Sure, you may be qualified for that job you’re trying to land, but something you said on Facebook might turn off potential employers. This has been true for years, but companies’ reliance on social media to screen potential employees is only rising. According to a recent study, over half of employers are researching job applicants on social media. The study …

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Here’s Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs in the First Official Trailer for ‘Steve Jobs’

Steve Jobs, the highly-anticipated biopic of the late Apple co-founder, finally started filming in January after it spent a while on a casting and directing carousel. Now, Universal Pictures has just dropped the first official teaser for the film. Here’s your first look at Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. What do you think? The rest of the cast is as …

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Apple Buys Yet Another Navigation Company

It appears that Apple has made yet another acquisition in the location services area, snapping up a small GPS startup called Coherent Navigation. The purchase, first reported early Sunday, has been confirmed by Apple. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” the company said in an email to …

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Can Twitter Curb Abuse or Is It Just Too Easy to Be a Troll?

Though many social networks, forums, and websites struggle with how to deal with abuse and harassment, Twitter is usually the first one mentioned when the issue is discussed. Twitter is more public than, let’s say, Facebook (where you choose your friends) – so the instances of harassment are much greater. Twitter is also more high-profile than many other social media …

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Your Spotify Free Ride May Be Coming to an End, Claims Report

File this under interesting, but unconfirmed, reports. Earlier this month, reports said that Apple was doing its damnedest to kill Spotify’s free tier. Apple, of course, is planning on relaunching is Beats Music-based streaming competitor this summer (likely at its Worldwide Developers Conference). The reports suggested that Apple has been attempting to convince the major record labels to stop licensing …

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Man Arrested for Flying Drone Too Close to the White House

Another day, another drone flying too close to the White House. The Secret Service arrested another person for flying something near the Presidential residence Thursday afternoon. From the New York Times: About 1 p.m., Secret Service uniformed officers saw a drone flying roughly 100 feet above Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House, the authorities said. The man …

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Here’s What’s New on Netflix This Week

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. This week we have a handful of Netflix Originals, a movie about zombie beavers with a rather obvious title, and Quentin Tarantino’s …

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