Author: Agapi Drakaki

Agapi Drakaki graduated from the Department of Information Management at Bilkent University. She started covering news related to Internet and Social Media on Binzbit as a hobby and currently serving as Junior Project Manager at Enstronga. When not working, she’s probably busy travelling around Europe. You can contact her through email at: [email protected]

As technology is moving forward at a rapid pace, companies around the world often cut down support for older devices. Earlier last week, Sonos revealed that it will be ending support for some of the legacy speakers going forward. Interestingly, the company has now clarified some concerns its customers had regarding their products. In a blog post last week, Sonos said, “Since launching our first products, technology has advanced at an exponential rate. However, we’ve now come to a point where some of the oldest products have been stretched to their technical limits in terms of memory and processing power.”…

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Instagram is one of the biggest social networking platforms to share photos. As the network has grown significantly over last couple of years, photographers and other creatives use Instagram to reach more clients. However, if a recent change goes through, then it might get difficult to find customers through the platform. According to a new report, Instagram is currently labelling photoshopped images with ‘false information’. photographer Toby Harriman discovered the new feature after he was scrolling through his Instagram feed. The image in question was an image of a man standing on a rainbow-colored mountain. While surprising, Instagram’s decision to…

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Fitbit remains to be the most popular company when it comes to wearables as the company continues to bring new features to its products on a regular basis. If you currently own a Fitbit device, you might want to check for a software update. That’s because according to reports, Fitbit has enabled blood oxygen tracking on some of its wearables. While the new update is still rolling out, users of devices like Fitbit Versa, Ionic, and Charge 3 have reported seeing the latest features. In case you are unaware, tracking oxygen level in blood can be extremely helpful to detect…

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As you might already know, bigger companies tend to outsource their works on a regular basis. For instance, Microsoft has been outsourcing the analysis of recordings made through platforms such as Cortana for a while now. According to Microsoft, the analysis will help the company to improve the services and offerings moving forward. Understandably, a lot of users expressed their concerns regarding possible invasion of privacy. And now, according a report from The Guardian, Microsoft has been outsourcing recordings made through Skype and Cortana to China without any form of security. According to sources, the new recruitments weren’t verified to ensure…

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Although Instagram has been available on the desktop browsers for a long period of time, the service is pretty limited when it comes to features compared to the regular mobile apps. For instance, you will need to download the mobile app to access a number of features including any direct messages you have been sent. However, in a surprising move, the company has decided to bring direct messages to the desktop version for a small percentage of users who are part of a new Instagram test. As mentioned earlier, despite being primarily a smartphone-based service, Instagram users can browse accounts…

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If you have been following Microsoft’s Chromium Edge development over the months, then you already know that the company is set to release the Chromium-based version of Edge to Windows 10 users after beta testing. While it’ll be interesting to see how the browser performs, Microsoft has revealed that the company doesn’t have any plan to push the browser to commercial and enterprise devices. Moreover, you can use a Blocker Toolkit to disable automatic delivery of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. This will come as a major disappointment for many fans as they were expecting the browser would be complete. Although users…

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As you might already know, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 later this week. However, a lot of customers are still using the operating system and understandably, the question rises if the popular software will continue to receive support moving forward. Thankfully, Google has announced that it will be providing support for Google Chrome for near future. Earlier on yesterday, Google announced that the company will continue to support the most popular web browser for at least 18 months following the Microsoft’s official support ends. According to Google, those who are still using Windows 7 will continue to receive updates…

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Earlier last year, Disney revealed that the company will be bringing FX’s contents to Hulu this year. Although Hulu already has some of the FX’s shows, the addition will bring several highly popular shows to the streaming network. Thankfully, we now know when Disney will release the contents for Hulu. As you might already know, Disney currently owns both FX and Hulu. The company recently launched Disney+ which has been a major success and as a result, Disney has decided to expand its offerings for Hulu. This makes a lot of sense for all sorts of different reasons. Although Disney+…

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Although Microsoft had pretty high expectations with its Store to create a unified platform for app distribution on Windows 10, the attempt has been far from successful. So far, the number of apps from third-party developers has been significantly low. As a result, Microsoft has decided to shut down the business and education variants of the platform later this year. This latest news doesn’t come off as a major surprise. Although the lack of apps on the store has been well documented, a lot of features of the store doesn’t work as intended. In order to solve the problem related…

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As you might already know, Wi-Fi 6 has become pretty widespread throughout last year as Wi-Fi Alliance started to certify Wi-Fi 6 devices back in September. While we will have to wait a while, the latest version of the Wi-Fi standard is set to expand into a new spectrum. When that happens, it will had 6 GHz in addition to the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz variants. In a press release earlier today, the Wi-Fi Alliance revealed a new term to distinguish future devices that will come with support for Wi-Fi 6. According to the organization, although the 6GHz spectrum isn’t…

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While Facebook has come under heavy criticisms over last couple of days due to its involvement with the Cambridge Analytica scandal, social media platforms still have a fake news problems thanks to the ability to share information over these platforms. Although majority of the users do not share false information on these platforms on purpose, they can cause significant problems as we have seen over the last couple of months. Facebook has introduced several tool over last couple of months to prevent such occurrences and now, a recent report from Reuters has revealed that Facebook will start fact-checking photos and…

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Over last couple of months, both Facebook and Twitter have come under heavy pressure for their roles to spread false information during the last US presidential election. As a result, both companies have started taking initiatives to avoid such occurrences in future. Now, Twitter has announced major limits on how users and apps can automate tweets in an attempt to reduce spam on the platform. With the latest rule, developers are now banned from using any service that allows them to post identical or similar tweets from multiple accounts at the same time. Twitter revealed that it will remove the…

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When Microsoft launched Xbox One X last year, it also announced that certain high-profile titles such as Fallout 3 and Halo 3 will be coming to the new platform. Most of these titles took benefits of new console to bring back nostalgia associated with them. However, if you are wondering if other Xbox 360 games will get same treatment, then you will be glad to know that Albert Penello, the head of Marketing for Xbox Consoles, recently confirmed that more enhanced Xbox 360 games are coming to the new console soon. Penello’s latest comments came via Twitter. When a user…

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If you are looking for a third party Twitter application for you Mac, you will be glad to know that Twitterrific is now available for $7.99 on the official App Store. This latest discount marks the highest discount the app has ever gone through in its history as earlier last year, the app received a 50 percent discount. The latest discount comes after Twitter announced that it will no longer support its Mac application and users will be required to enter the site on their browser to get the complete experience. Shortly afterwards, the application disappeared from the App Store.…

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In an attempt to push its video contents, Twitter has now launched a new live streaming section on its website. The latest addition will broadcast local contents during major events and will appear in users’ main feed. In an official statement to BuzzFeed, Twitter video GM Kayvon Beykpour stated, “We’re continuing to work on new ways we can surface credible and relevant information to help people stay informed. By pairing live video with the conversation on Twitter, there is no faster way to see what’s happening in the world.” This latest move comes as part of Twitter’s latest partnerships with…

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During his recent appearance during Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has admitted that Twitter is too difficult to use. During his speech, Dorsey revealed that a third of Twitter’s new users become confused as they can’t find what they are looking for. He said, “One-third of the 2 million people who come every day come with expectations of what [Twitter] should be, then get disappointed when they can’t find what they want … It’s a lot of work right now.” This problem isn’t specific to users as Dorsey admitted that advertisers are often…

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Back in the earliest days of smartphones, smartphone manufacturers often shipped their smartphones with their own skin in an attempt to differentiate their phones from other manufacturers’ as most flagship smartphones tend to feature similar specifications. However, Android have come a long way since then as its interface offers less cluttered interface at the moment. Interestingly, Xiaomi wanted to find out if MIUI is an exception to the common belief as it ran a poll. However, it resulted in a in a PR failure as users responded that they prefer Android One UI which resulted in the company deleting the…

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Over last couple of months, social networks’ roles in spreading false information have become pretty common topic across news outlets. Recently, reports revealed how Twitter might have played an important role in spreading fake news and Russian propaganda alongside Facebook during last US presidential election. Interestingly the microblogging platform has revealed that it doesn’t want to be the judge of true of false information on the platform. That’s according to Nick Pickles, Twitter’s head of public policy for the UK. He recently revealed the company’s sentiment during a recent committee hearing held by the British House of Commons at George…

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In an attempt to make it easier for developers to discover past activities on the platform, Twitter has launched a new API that allows developers to see the first tweet from all the way back to 2006. The latest announcement is a shift from the company’s policy as in the past, the functionality was available for premium APIs which are pretty expensive for small developers. When the full version of the API becomes available, developers will be able to make 50 requests per month for free. Afterwards, they will need to pay fee for using the API. Thanks to the…

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Although we have known for a while about Facebook’s role in spreading Russian propaganda during last US presidential election, more details regarding Twitter roles in spreading fake news have started to come out. And now, Twitter revealed that Russian bots shared Donald Trump’s tweets nearly ten times than those of Hilary Clinton. The latest data came directly from Twitter as the company submitted its data to Congress for a review earlier. Earlier, the Senate Judiciary Committee made the data public in an attempt to show how the microblogging platform might have affected the outcome of the election. Interestingly, the documents…

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