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Instagram, No Longer Square, Lets You Post Landscape and Portrait Photos

Instagram, No Longer Square, Lets You Post Landscape and Portrait Photos

Instagram photos are square. That’s just how Instagram has always been. Has it been annoying for many users? Absolutely. If you want to share a wider or taller photo on Instagram, often the only option is to create a letterbox image in a third-party app. It isn’t ideal, but it’s what people have to do to make sure the entirety …

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Square Gives Businesses New Appointments App

Square Gives Businesses New Appointments App

Square announced the launch of an appointments app for businesses, aptly called Square Appointments. The company first launched its appointment management tool a little over a year ago. “Difficulties with juggling schedules is a pain point we hear a lot from salons, barber shops, health and wellness providers, and other service professionals,” Square says. “That’s why we designed Square Appointments, …

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Amazon Launches Underground, a New App with “Actually Free” Apps

Amazon Launches Underground, a New App with “Actually Free” Apps

Amazon has just announced a new Android app store called Amazon Underground, and the company promises “over ten thousand dollars in apps, games, and in-app items that are actually free.” It looks like Amazon is picking up the tab on some freemium apps and offering them to people for free. “Many apps and games that are marked as free turn …

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Is Yelp’s CEO Right About Google And Interstitials?

Is Yelp’s CEO Right About Google And Interstitials?

Last month, Google shared findings of an internal study on interstitials, which it had previously implied could start negatively impacting people’s search rankings. Do you consider interstitials to be negative to the user experience? Are there ways in which they can make the user experience better? Share your thoughts in the comments. They looked at behavior related to their own …

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Uber Is Getting Serious About Food Delivery

Uber Is Getting Serious About Food Delivery

Uber has its eyes on much more than just rides. Uber is getting serious about food delivery. The company has just updated its app and in places where its UberEATS service is available, the food delivery options is now front and center. Instead of simply being another ride option at the bottom, UberEATS is now its own section on the …

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Periscope Says 40 Years of Video Watched Every Day

Periscope Says 40 Years of Video Watched Every Day

Twitter’s livestreaming app Periscope has just released its first growth report, and both users and activity is steadily rising. According to Periscope, there are over 10 million registered accounts in just four months. Of course, accounts don’t equate to active users. Periscope has around two million daily active users – but that’s not really important, according to the company. According …

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Tinder Freaked Out on Twitter over a Vanity Fair Article

Tinder Freaked Out on Twitter over a Vanity Fair Article

A new Vanity Fair article called “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse’” doesn’t exactly heap praise on the dating app for its role in the modern relationship. And when someone at Tinder read it, they jumped on Twitter. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a corporate tweetstorm: Hey @nancyjosales — that survey is incorrect. If you're interested in having …

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Facebook Reportedly Working on Standalone Breaking News App

Facebook Reportedly Working on Standalone Breaking News App

Facebook is working on yet another standalone app, according to a report from Business Insider. The app, which is apparently just beginning to enter testing, is designed for publishers to send out breaking news alerts to users who choose to follow them. In short, here’s how the app will work: First, users will download a separate app for this. Then, …

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Snapchat’s New Update Could Help You Save Data

Snapchat’s New Update Could Help You Save Data

Snapchat has been known to gobble up data now and then – especially since the introduction its discovery feature earlier this year. But a new update could help with that. The company has added a new feature to the app called ‘Travel Mode’. When enabled, Travel Mode disables auto-loading of content when you’re using cellular data. When you have Travel …

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Facebook Now Lets Celebrities (Not You) Livestream

Facebook Now Lets Celebrities (Not You) Livestream

Facebook has officially entered the livestreaming game. Kind of. If you’re a celebrity, you can now livestream to your fans. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a regular person without millions of Facebook followers. That’s ok, you’re still a special snowflake and your life has meaning. But you can’t livestream on Facebook. Yet. Facebook ‘Live’, as it’s calling it, is …

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Google Translate’s Awesome Visual Translation Feature Gets 20 New Languages

Google Translate’s Awesome Visual Translation Feature Gets 20 New Languages

When Google first unveiled its visual translation feature inside the Google Translate app, it seemed pretty damn cool. But after a recent trip overseas, it proved itself incredibly useful. Google has just made it even more useful by adding a bunch of new languages. Before, you could hold your phone up to a road sign, menu, or whatever and receive …

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Google Urges You To Reconsider Using These

Google Urges You To Reconsider Using These

Google shared some results of some testing it conducted with interstitials. This is of particular interest since the company has indicated using them will likely start impacting your search rankings in a negative way. Have you used interstitials on mobile content? Have you noticed any impact on your search visibility that appears to be related? Discuss. Google looked at behavior …

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