Telegram apparently got 3 million signups during Facebook outage

From CNET: Facebook's loss may be Telegram's gain.

The founder of the messaging service said Thursday that people flocked to Telegram during the long Facebook outage that knocked out not only its namesake social network, but also corporate siblings Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.

"I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours," Telegram boss CEO Pavel Durov wrote. "Good. We have true privacy and unlimited space for everyone."

Twitter’s updated camera looks a lot like Instagram

From The Verge: Twitter today introduced a revamped version of its camera that’s designed to promote more sharing of photos and videos on the text-centric network. Swipe left on the timeline in the updated app to see the camera, which allows you to snap a photo or take a looping video of up to two minutes by tapping or holding a circular capture button. You can also tap a “live” button to begin broadcasting a stream to your followers directly from Twitter.

Honda Recalls 1.1M Cars in the US

From PC Mag: Honda is facing yet another vehicle recall after it was discovered the fix for faulty airbags in certain models of the Acura MDX, Honda Accord, and CR-V were also faulty. This latest recall includes some 1.1 million vehicles.

Up to 210 Android apps were infected with adware, researchers find

From CNET: Hundreds of apps were packed with adware that could compromise your phones, researchers found.

Security researchers from Check Point found malicious code in 210 Android apps on the Google Play store, that had been downloaded nearly 150 million times. The malware was hidden inside a software development kit (SDK) on these apps, which was used for advertising purposes.

ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX431) Now Available

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today announced ZenBook 14 (UX431). It balances value and performance to deliver a sleek, sophisticated ultraportable that doesn’t compromise on power. This premium laptop is packed full of the latest technology that includes 8th Generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, ample SSD storage space and the latest connectivity options. The ZenBook 14 is available now, in two configurations, starting at $799.99.

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Mozilla’s self-destructing file-sharing service exits beta

From The Verge: Firefox Send, the encrypted file-sharing service from Mozilla, has exited beta and is no longer an experiment. The service allows you to send download links that are set to automatically expire after a certain period of time, or after a set number of people have downloaded them. An additional password can also be set before a recipient can download a file.

Vizio Is Pushing for Household Targeted Ads on Smart TVs

From PC Mag: Tracking people on the internet is easy using cookies, but on televisions there's no such equivalent. However, TV manufacturer Vizio is aiming to change that by introducing a new standard that allows for targeted advertising per household.

CorelDraw 2019 comes back to the Mac and onto the web

From CNET: Corel surrendered to the inevitable and dropped its Mac version of the CorelDraw products in 2001. 18 years on, the company is bringing it back simultaneously with the release of its latest Windows update, CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2019, and its debut into the web app world. The difference this time is the Mac version isn't a warmed-over Windows application. Instead it's built from a separate and newly developed code base.

Apple is giving users a 10 percent bonus when they add money to their account

From The Verge: Apple is giving users some extra cash when they transfer money to their Apple ID account, as spotted byMacRumors. Through March 14th, users who transfer money from their debit or credit cart to their account will get a 10 percent bonus credit.

Fire TV Setup No Longer Requires Typing in a Wi-Fi Password

From PC Mag: One of the most tedious parts of setting up a new media streaming device is the requirement to enter your Wi-Fi password. The stronger your password is, the more tedious this process becomes. For Amazon Fire TV devices, the password entry step is no longer required thanks to a software update.


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