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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YouTube Music soon to allow offline listening

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Google recently announced a major upgrade to YouTube Music. Now, users will be able to download songs, albums and playlists for offline listening. This is not the first time that users can download music on YouTube Music, though. Previously, users could download music through the offline mixtape feature. This was automatically created based on your listening history, and it meant that you had little control over what you downloaded. Now, saving songs for offline listening is much easier. All you need to do is tap on the menu icon next…

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Global Internet Forum created to fight terrorism online

Global Internet Forum

Online terrorism has become a global threat of unimaginable proportions. Therefore, Facebook Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have teamed up to form a new partnership, aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. This partnership is known as the Global Internet Forum and it also aims to add structure to existing efforts by the companies to remove recruiting materials for terror groups from the major web platforms. Another aim of the Global Internet Forum is to collaborate with smaller companies and worldwide governments to fight terrorism on the internet,…

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Google introduces mobile live-streaming for YouTube

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Do you have 10,000+ followers on YouTube? Do you want to be able to interact with your viewers in real time, but don’t have time to sit in front of a webcam? There’s good news; Google has got your back. Google has introduced a brand new feature; this will help subscribers interact with their viewers live, from their mobile app. Live-streaming from your mobile app? Sign me up, please! Google has described this new feature as “a highlighted message in the chat stream that stands out to the crowd to…

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Hurray!! The Champions League finals will be broadcast LIVE on Youtube

Football lovers in the house, with good tidings in my heart, I announce to you that the Europa League final and UEFA Champions League final football matches, will be aired live on YouTube. According to BBC reports, this comes as part of a deal BT Sports signed, giving them exclusive rights to the competition. The Europa league final would take place on Wednesday, 18 May, while the Champions League finals would be on Saturday, 28 May 2016. So save the date and keep your data till then. Loading…

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How to shoot a vlog with your smartphone

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A vlog is short for video blog. This goal of this post is to help you identify a few vital things that you need to produce good quality video for uploading using a smartphone. The most important item is the recording equipment – the smartphone. If you don’t get this right, your videos will come in crappy. As such, I present a number of tips about what features to look for in a smartphone that you want to use for good quality video recording. Tips to shoot a vlog with…

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Fancy a YouTube Music app? Here it is!

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Because music is life, almost everyone gets their hands into music – Apple, TECNO, SOLO, and now YouTube. The new YouTube Music app lets you listen to music on Youtube. No videos. Just good old music. The YouTube Music app will let you quickly find music videos, tracks, artists and albums, as well as see all the remixes, covers, lyric videos and concert footage that YouTube has to offer. Unfortunately, the app is available only in the US for now, though we are sure someone somewhere already has the APK…

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Microsoft OneDrive, MTN vs NCC and all the news we missed last week

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Below are briefs of news items we failed to report last week. Microsoft have just reduced the data allocation to users of OneDrive. Subscribers to Office 365 no longer get unlimited storage, but just 1 TB. Storage for free users is reduced from 15 GB to 5 GB. The 100 GB and 200 GB plans, are now replaced by a new 50 GB plan for $1.99 a month. People already subscribed to these services will be given sometime to move their files to another location. Overall, this reduces the exclusivity…

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Don’t do this at work: The TECNO Phantom 5 experience

I am a fan of the TECNO Phantom 5. I have been using one as my primary device till date and it has succeeded in impressing me. Last week, I saw a nice Ad for the Phantom 5 on YouTube. When I first saw it, I sat there grinning from ear to ear. The Ad features a young man in suit at the reception of an office building. He plays on his Phantom 5 to pass time while waiting for his appointment. I like the short video because it highlights…

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