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Facebook updates the Like button to offer five new ways to respond to a post

Facebook on Wednesday announced a move that has been long in the making: the company is extending the functionality of its ubiquitous Like button with six different reactions that help describe users’ mood and express how something they see in the News Feed makes them feel. Available to all users globally across all mobile and desktop platforms, the six new reactions—Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry—can …

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You can now add friends on Snapchat via a URL

Snapchat is incredibly simple to use. One thing has always been surprisingly troublesome though: Finding and adding new friends. With the app’s latest update, however, that issue isn’t much of a problem. To share your Snapchat account with your friends, just make, and then share a personal Snapchat URL (http://snapchat.com/add/pulseradioaz). To do this, first open up the app, then pull downward …

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Mozilla launches Firefox for iPhone and iPad

Mozilla has released Firefox for iOS on the App Store for free. The WebKit-based web browser for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch features a Firefox-like design, Intelligent Search, Firefox Accounts, Visual Tabs, Private Browsing mode on iOS 9 or later and more. Firefox for iOS is now available. Install it here: https://t.co/8VAze1gMr1 / release notes: https://t.co/HaSn8LkYTX — Mozilla Releases (@MozillaReleases) …

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Instagram launches ‘Boomerang’ video app: What is it and how does it work?

The team behind Instagram has developed apps like Hyperlapse, which lets you film and share timelapse videos, and Layout, which hooks into Instagram, enabling you to make collages from your photos. And now that same team has announced a new app called Boomerang. It lets you capture GIF-like videos. Here’s everything we know so far about Boomerang… What is a Boomerang? Well, an actual “Boomerang” …

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You can now share photos and videos in portrait or landscape mode on Instagram

Instagram announced today that users are now able to upload photos and videos in either portrait or landscape mode, on top of the current square format that has became a marquee feature of the app. Available via the Instagram app update version 7.5 on iOS, this new capability will certainly be welcome by many users, as Instagram notes in a …

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Apple sends out invites for September 9th Special Event: ‘Hey Siri, give us a hint’

As expected, Apple has sent out invitations to for its iPhone event to be held on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. The event will go down at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Fransisco, CA starting at 10am PST. It’s widely expected that the main topic of the event will be the new iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. …

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Twitter has finally removed the 140-character limit for Direct Messages

Two months into the announcement that it would remove the archaic 140-character limit from Direct Messages, Twitter today officially made the move in the hope of taking on popular instant messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Skype, iMessage and many others available. For people who use Direct Messages to communicate with their Twitter followers privately, this change couldn’t have come sooner …

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