Facebook will spend $5 million paying local reporters to join its news platform
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Facebook will spend $5 million paying local reporters to join its news platform

  Facebook says it will spend $5 million paying local journalists on a new publishing platform. Reuters reported the news on Thursday, saying independent journalists could begin applying for the program today. The company is prioritizing reporters in areas without an existing news source — sometimes called “news deserts” — who plan to cover “Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian…

YouTube now lets creators change their channel name without changing their entire Google account
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YouTube now lets creators change their channel name without changing their entire Google account

YouTube is making it easier for creators to change the name and profile picture on their channels. Creators will now be able to update their channel name and picture inside YouTube, and those changes will only impact their profile on YouTube.   Until now, creators had to change their name and icon for their entire…

Twitter is now letting everyone tweet pictures in 4K on Android and iOS
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Twitter is now letting everyone tweet pictures in 4K on Android and iOS

   Get ready for Twitter to start looking a whole lot crisper — starting today, the company is letting all users tweet (and view) pictures in 4K on iOS and Android.   Twitter’s web app already supports higher-resolution images (at up to 4096 x 4096 resolution), but the mobile apps had been limited to just…

Instagram is rolling out a new tool to automatically filter out abusive DMs
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Instagram is rolling out a new tool to automatically filter out abusive DMs

Instagram announced a new tool today that will allow users to automatically filter out direct message requests containing offensive words, phrases, and emojis. The tool is targeted at celebrities and public figures who receive a large number of unwanted, harmful DMs.   The update builds on Instagram’s work to combat hate speech on the platform….

Techno beats All Phones including Samsung To Africa’s Best Smart Phone Of 2020
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Techno beats All Phones including Samsung To Africa’s Best Smart Phone Of 2020

TECNO Mobile has regained it top spot as Africa’s Top Smartphone Brand of the year 2020 after displacing Samsung Mobile, riding on a successful launch of models in the affordable segment and continued market spending, according to Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service. The Transsion brand achieved this feat against the backdrop of a 6.7% YoY…

Samsung’s new wireless keyboard is designed for DeX
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Samsung’s new wireless keyboard is designed for DeX

The keyboard features a DeX shortcut on the top right of the keyboard.Image: Samsung Samsung has quietly announced a new wireless keyboard, the Smart Keyboard Trio 500. According to a listing on Samsung’s store spotted by Max Jambor it’s a compact wireless keyboard with a very similar design to the likes of Apple’s Magic Keyboard,…

Understanding Re-Financing
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Understanding Re-Financing

Understanding the process of re-financing can be quite dizzying. Homeowners who are considering re-financing might initially be overwhelmed by the number of options available to them. However, after taking some time to educate themselves about the process, they will likely find the process is not nearly as daunting as they had imagined. This article will…