Meta Verified: Facebook and Instagram Paid Verification Now Available in the US Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Meta’s paid verification system is now rolling out in the US for both Facebook and Instagram. Meta Verified will give users benefits like a blue verification badge, proactive impersonation protections, and direct access to customer support.
Meta Verified is a subscription-based service that costs $11.99 per month on the web and $14.99 per month on mobile devices. It is initially being offered in the US, but it will also be available in Australia and New Zealand in the near future. Once verified, you will be able to get more visibility and reach on Facebook and Instagram....
Mar 19, 2023
TikTok CEO to Testify Before US House of Representatives on Protecting Kids from Inappropriate Content TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will be appearing for the first time before Congress when he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23. The committee chair, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, has requested that Chew address questions related to the popular Chinese-owned video app's efforts to protect children from inappropriate content and potential exploitation.
Chew's testimony comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of the app and its parent company, ByteDance. US regulators have raised concerns about the app's data privacy and security practices, as well as its potential for censorship. The app has also been criticized for failing...
Mar 17, 2023
Disney Lorcana Expansion Set to Launch December 1st Disney’s latest trading card game, Lorcana, is set to launch on August 18 and will bring a unique new gaming experience for fans of the beloved franchise. Dutch distributor Boosterbox has revealed that there will be a “solid, organized play program” and a wider rollout of the game at larger retailers on September 1. Excitingly, they have also announced that pre-release events for the first expansion set will start as soon as November 18.
In terms of what we can expect from this first expansion set, not much is known yet. However, Boosterbox has confirmed that all expansions after this one...
Mar 03, 2023
Apple Blocks Update to AI-Powered Email App Over Fears of Inappropriate Content Apple is said to have blocked an update to an email app with AI-powered tools due to worries that it may generate inappropriate content for children. According to the Wall Street Journal, the iPhone maker had reservations about Blix's BlueMail app, which uses a customized version of OpenAI's GPT-3 language model.
The update was blocked last week, and Ben Volach, the co-founder of Blix, called out Apple for unfairly targeting BlueMail in a Twitter post. He pointed out that the app has content filtering capabilities and argued that placing age restrictions on the app could limit distribution potential for new users.
Mar 02, 2023
Google Chrome's New Password Manager: Easier Access and Improved Security Google is streamlining the way users manage their passwords on Chrome with a new popup tool. The redesigned password manager offers improved security and easier access to saved passwords, with features such as biometric authentication and the ability to add notes to passwords.
This new popup menu is a welcome addition to Chrome's existing password manager, providing users with a more convenient and secure way to store their login credentials.
The new popup menu in Google Chrome for desktop makes it easier for users to view and manage their passwords. It provides a more organized view of saved passwords, allowing users to...
Feb 18, 2023
Firefox on Android Receives New Privacy-Enhancing Extensions Since 2020, Firefox has been rolling out new features to help users better protect their online privacy. Now, Firefox for Android is receiving additional extensions that offer even greater control over privacy settings.
The extensions allow users to block promotional emails and use email aliases to hide their identity. This is a great step forward for Android users who want to protect themselves from unwanted marketing campaigns.
The new Firefox extensions for Android are based on the Firefox Relay service, which was previously only available on the Firefox browser. The service allows users to create email aliases for signing up for marketing...
Feb 16, 2023
Introducing Cyberpunk 2077 HD Reworked: The Witcher 3 Modder's Visual Overhaul Fans of CD Projekt Red’s open-world RPG game Cyberpunk 2077 are in for a treat as the creator of the most-downloaded Witcher 3 mod has announced their next project: Cyberpunk 2077 HD Reworked. Modder 'Halk Hogan' has released a preview trailer showing off the visual upgrades to come, and it looks to be one of the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods on the market.
The Cyberpunk 2077 HD Reworked mod promises to overhaul the game with texture improvements across the board, as well as optimized performance and visual detail. The modder explains that their aim is to "make [the textures] definitely more...
Feb 06, 2023
Diablo 4 Beta Release Date - What Can We Expect? Are you excited for the upcoming Diablo 4? Blizzard boss Rod Fergusson alluded to the possibility of a beta version of the game being released soon. Whilst the full Diablo 4 release date is yet to be revealed, we may get more insight into it during IGN Fan Fest, an event to be held later this February. Read on to find out more!
IGN Fan Fest will take place from February 17th to 18th and feature a variety of games, such as Hogwarts Legacy, Star Wars Jedi Survivor, and Redfall. Rod Fergusson teased the possibility of the Diablo 4 beta release...
Feb 05, 2023
Google Chrome Introduces Quick Access to Recent Searches on the New Tab Page Google Chrome is one of the world’s most popular browsers, and its new tab page is a highly visited page by users. In order to keep up with the expectations of its users, Google is constantly making changes to the page. Recently, they have introduced a new feature that allows users to quickly access their recent search queries.
Main Part: The new “Quick Access to Recent Searches” feature allows users to access their search queries quickly and easily. All they need to do is open a new tab and they will be able to see a list of their recent searches....
Jan 24, 2023
Bumble Launches Weekly “Netflix Nights In” Question Game Bumble, the popular dating app, is teaming up with Netflix to bring users a fun, interactive way to get to know each other. Bumble has just launched a weekly in-app Netflix-themed question game called “Netflix Nights In” that asks users questions about their favorite Netflix show. This new game is available in the US, Canada, and the UK, and will start next Monday, January 30.
This game is a great way for users to get to know each other better as they answer questions about their favorite Netflix show. Every Monday, the questions will be centered around one show, including “Emily...
Jan 23, 2023
Kingdom Hearts Missing Link Beta Reveals Plot Details The upcoming mobile game Kingdom Hearts Missing Link promises to fill in the gaps between the previous installments of the franchise. Recently, a beta for the game has revealed some story details and keyblade options that players will be able to choose from. Players also have a wide range of customization options and combat features that they can take advantage of when playing this title.
Kingdom Hearts Missing Link was announced back in April 2022 and takes place in Scala ad Caelum. According to an industry insider known as Aitaikimochi, who drew their information from a beta participant based in Japan,...
Jan 16, 2023
Google Disputes the CCI Rulings and Says They Are a Blow to Digital Adoption in India Google on Friday hit out at the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for imposing penalties on it, alleging abuse of its dominant position. The US tech giant released a blog - 'The Heart of the Matter' - to explain how these orders would harm the digital ecosystem in India and lead to higher prices.
India is currently making efforts to accelerate digital adoption and bring down barriers to access. In October last year, CCI imposed a fine of Rs 1,337.76 crore on Google for abusing its dominant position with Android OS, which powers 97 percent of smartphones in India. It also...