How to eliminate the white border on Snapchat Story

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Snapchat is a great platform for sharing photos and short video clips to our friends and family. There’s also a feature called the Story, which is a collection of snaps you can broadcast for 24 hours. Most times, you have to take these snaps within the Snapchat app, otherwise your snaps get a white border, which lets everyone know that the photo is old. Now, if you do not want this white border on your snaps, you can make it happen. The first thing you need is an app that…

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Here’s how to identify Twitter bots on your timeline

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Twitter bots have become a big problem. On the site, these bots make things inconvenient for real users by spamming out news stories. However, as much as companies and third-party groups have tried to push back against these Twitter bots, simply identifying the accounts has proven to be quite difficult. There is a new system, however, that could help in that regard. This system, known as the Botometer, was built by researchers at Indiana University and Northeastern University in the US. It works by looking into over 1,000 factors, ranging…

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Lifestage, another Snapchat copycat, bites the dust

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Yet another Facebook attempt to be like Snapchat has failed. Recently, the social media giant shut down Lifestage, an app designed to get the attention of Snapchat-obssessed teenagers. If you have not heard of Lifestage prior to this moment, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. There are not a lot of people that knew about the app either. This is mainly due to the fact that only users aged 21 or younger could sign up for it in the first place. Lifestage was intended to help teenagers find and connect…

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Facebook sneaks Colorful Balloons into China

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China has banned Facebook and its related apps for years. However, this apparently hasn’t stopped the company from trying to get their products into the country. According to the New York Times, Facebook managed to sneak an app past the Great Firewall of China, called Colorful Balloons. Nobody managed to catch them doing it, though. According to the report, Facebook approved the app’s release in May, and published it in China through a local company called Youge Internet Technology. Well, this looks like it as nothing to do with Facebook.…

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Rumour: TECNO’s coming new smartphones are for social media lovers

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“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” – John Jakes The level of consistency the above quote preaches would surely be one which mobile phone giant TECNO is running with. Fresh off its Camon CX Manchester City Limited edition launch mid-July, the rumour mill is at it again that a new smartphone series from the brand would be hitting the market in the coming weeks, and will be an exhibitionist smartphone targeted at…

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Google working on Snapchat Discover competitor, Stamp

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Last year, Google tried to buy Snapchat for $30 billion. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel refused the offer, and the deal broke down. Reportedly there was an earlier attempt by Google in 2013 worth $4 billion, which was turned down. Now, Google seems to have given up on trying to buy Snapchat. Instead, the company is about to launch a similar service to one of Snapchat’s features. Reports have surfaced that Google is about to launch something similar to Snapchat Discover, known as Stamp. Snapchat Discovery is a designated area within…

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WhatsApp Status has 1 billion daily users!

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Facebook recently announced its Q2 2017 earnings. In this announcement, the social media giant stated that the messaging app WhatsApp now boasts 1 billion daily users. WhatsApp Status, the Snapchat Stories clone, also reached 250 million daily users. Furthermore, WhatsApp users are currently sending 55 billion messages and 4.5 billion photos every day. WhatsApp currently supports 60 languages and has rapidly expanded its global user base by being free, easy to use, and having features lacking in traditional SMS. It surpassed the 1-billion-monthly-user mark in February 2016. Now, this is…

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Telegram debuts “disappearing photos and videos” feature

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Telegram is most popular for its encrypted messaging service and pretty emojis. The platform recently added yet another feature to bolster its privacy. Now, the app lets you send disappearing photos and videos to your friends. These photos and videos disappear after a few seconds, or you can set the timer for how long you want the media to stay before it gets deleted. If this sounds familiar, it is because this feature is similar to Snapchat’s self-destructing photos and videos feature. Snapchat has seen a lot of its features…

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Google feed now more personalized on smartphones

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Google has rolled out its version of the news feed, a personalized stream of articles, videos, and other content. The Google feed will appear in its flagship app for Android and iOS, which is simply called Google. The feed, which includes items drawn from your search history and topics you choose to follow, is designed to turn Google’s app into a destination for browsing as well as search. Google first previewed the feed feature in December, when it introduced the feature to its Android app. previously, the space below the…

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