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Facebook just changed its Android app in a huge way

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In early April, Facebook announced a very significant change to its mobile apps: A Facebook Live tab was to take center place in the app, pushing the Messenger button aside. The tab would offer a dedicated place for users to find live videos — but even though a month has passed since the initial announcement, very few people have seen the feature in the flesh.

Amazon Echo can now add events to Google Calendar

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Amazon’s Echo digital assistant is one of its first bona fide hardware successes since the debut of the Kindle, and now the company is extending the device’s reach deeper into Google’s territory

Now the helpful little voice-controlled helper can also add events to your Google Calendar

Simply saying, “Add an event to my calendar,” or, for example, saying, “Add Jennifer’s party to my calendar for Tuesday at 10 p.m.” will now add those events…

Amazon Echo can now add events to Google Calendar

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Amazon’s Echo digital assistant is one of its first bona fide hardware successes since the debut of the Kindle, and now the company is extending the device’s reach deeper into Google’s territory

Now the helpful little voice-controlled helper can also add events to your Google Calendar

Simply saying, “Add an event to my calendar,” or, for example, saying, “Add Jennifer’s party to my calendar for Tuesday at 10 p.m.” will now add those events…

Snapchatters on iOS can now swap faces with pictures on their phone

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Face swapping has to be one of the creepiest, most popular Snapchat trends of 2016, but until now, users haven’t easily been able to tell just what they’d look like with Taylor Swift’s face.

With its latest iOS update, released Thursday, Snapchat will now allow you to face swap with a photo from your phone’s camera roll, meaning all those celebrity screen shots will be good for something.

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Snapchatters on iOS can now swap faces with pictures on their phone

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Face swapping has to be one of the creepiest, most popular Snapchat trends of 2016, but until now, users haven’t easily been able to tell just what they’d look like with Taylor Swift’s face.

With its latest iOS update, released Thursday, Snapchat will now allow you to face swap with a photo from your phone’s camera roll, meaning all those celebrity screen shots will be good for something.

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Twitter has a colourful Easter egg to celebrate the Queen’s birthday

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LONDON — To pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday, Twitter has broken out some balloons.

Damn colourful ones, at that.

All you need to do to see them is head over the the official @BritishMonarchy account and wait for the celebrations to begin.

UPDATE: April 21, 2016, 1:01 p.m. BST You can have an equally colourful birthday by going into the settings of your Twitter account and adding your…

Giphy for Android gets a small update

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Snapchat iOS update adds motion tracking emoji and lens support for old iPhones

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Snapchat just upgraded the emoji in its iOS app in a big way.

The company updated its iOS app Tuesday with its new 3D stickers feature, which allows you to pin emoji to a specific part of a video. The update follows a similar update to Snapchat’s Android app last week.

Previously, emoji that were overlaid onto videos were fixed in place within the frame. But with the latest update, users can pin emoji to a specific part of the…

Network speed strained as Aussies’ break Telstra’s free data day record

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UPDATE: April 3, 2016, 7:03 p.m. AEST As of 4 p.m. AEST, Australians had downloaded more than 1,841 terabytes of data, a Telstra spokesperson confirmed, exceeding the amount consumed on the Feb. 14 free data day.

“The network has performed well so far today and the overwhelming majority of our customers have enjoyed what we expect will be the biggest day of data usage we have ever experienced,” he said.


To make up for yet another outage on its network, Australia’s biggest…

Siri now responds appropriately to sexual assaults

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Siri has been updated to more appropriately and consistently respond to statements involving sexual assault and abuse, Apple confirmed to ABC News.

In mid-March, JAMA Internal Medicine published an article noting how personal assistant A.I.s like Siri, Cortana, S Voice and Google Now responded inconsistently and incompletely to phrases relating to abuse or sexual assault. Apple reached out to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National…