Facebook Messenger launches new privacy features

From CNET: Facebook on Wednesday rolled out two new privacy features for its Messenger platform. The features are designed to give users more control over who sees their chats and who can contact them.

First, App Lock allows you to use your device's privacy settings, such as fingerprint or face...

Instagram tests letting people run their own personal fundraisers

From The Verge: Instagram will soon allow people in the US, UK, and Ireland to raise money for their own personal causes. The company is launching the feature today as an initial test on Android phones, with iPhones to follow, after already making personal fundraising available to Facebook users. To...

Seagate Teases Super-Fast Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card

From PC Mag: One of the more surprising features of the Xbox Series X is a return to the use of memory cards, which haven't been a feature of the last two generations of hardware. Now Seagate, Microsoft's storage partner for the Series X, has launched a website dedicated to the new, super-fast cards...

eBay to sell off its classified ads business for $9.2B

From CNET: The biggest things selling on eBay lately are multibillion chunks of eBay's own business.

The e-commerce platform said Tuesday it's selling its classified ads business for $9.2 billion in cash and stock to Adevinta, a fellow online retailer based in Norway.

The deal comes as eBay...

Microsoft Stops Selling 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Subscriptions

From PC Mag: Microsoft is preparing for the launch of its next-generation console hardware by making a number of changes to its existing lineup. The Xbox One X and Xbox One S Digital Edition have already ceased production, and now Microsoft will stop offering 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions....

OnePlus’ sub-$100 true wireless earbuds detailed in new leak

From The Verge: A new leak has given us the best look yet at the soon to be launched true wireless earbuds from OnePlus. Several images were extracted from the OnePlus Buds APK by both 9to5Google and Max Weinbach of XDA Developers. While we don’t have a price yet, OnePlus did tease the buds on...

Creative Outlier Air Review (Page 1 of 4)

If you are looking for some sort of consistency in Calgary, the worst place to look for it is in our weather. A week or two back, I was sitting at home when my phone started vibrating and ringing. I looked at the screen and on it was an emergency alert that said there was a tornado warning in my mobile reception area. Taking a better look at Google, it highlighted that the path was going to be over northeast Calgary and heading towards the south...

Facebook Messenger now lets you share your screen on mobile devices

From The Verge: Facebook has enabled its screen-sharing feature for Messenger on mobile devices, allowing you to share your phone or tablet screen when calling a friend one on one, in a group chat, or while taking part in even larger conversations via Messenger Rooms.

Right now, you can share...

Instagram, Google Launch Interactive Online Shopping Portals

From PC Mag: Shop 'til you drop without having to wear a mask. Instagram and Google this week each launched new e-commerce destinations, encouraging folks to continue spending money online instead of venturing out to brick-and-mortar stores.

Instagram (which recently turned photos and Stories...

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