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WhatsApp Introduces Text Detection Feature for iPhone Users

WhatsApp for iPhone Introduces Text Detection Feature for Extracting Text from Images WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature for iPhone users with its latest update, version 23.5.77, which enables the extraction of text from images shared on WhatsApp. The update’s changelog does not mention the text detection feature, but users will see a new button that lets them copy text from an image once they open it. The feature […]

todayMarch 20, 2023 2

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Changes to UK inflation basket reflect clean-living habits

Clean-living consumers' shopping habits are reflected in changes to the basket of goods and services used to calculate inflation by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The inflation basket contains more than 700 goods and services, with thousands of prices gathered from various outlets to calculate monthly inflation figures. The recent changes include the removal of alcopops and digital compact cameras, and the inclusion of frozen berries and electric bikes. […]

todayMarch 13, 2023

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Meta revamps moderation system for VIP users after criticism

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has announced changes to its "cross-check" moderation system after criticism of special treatment for VIP users. The system had shielded some high-profile accounts from Facebook's normal content moderation process, allowing them to post rule-violating content without consequences. The Oversight Board called for increased transparency and suggested publicly identifying accounts included in the program, but Meta declined to implement that recommendation. Meta committed to distinguishing […]

todayMarch 6, 2023 2

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TikTok to introduce parental controls for restricting teen access to certain content.

TikTok is developing a parental control tool that will allow parents to restrict their teens from accessing content containing certain words or hashtags on the app. The tool is being developed as part of the company's efforts to improve its image amidst concerns over its proximity to the Chinese government and data privacy. The app is also introducing new features to limit the amount of time users spend on the […]

todayMarch 3, 2023 2

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Pret A Manger announces third pay rise for staff amid labour shortage

Pret A Manger, the coffee chain, has announced that it will raise the pay of its shop staff for the third time in the last 12 months. The move comes as many firms struggle with a labour shortage and a need to retain staff who are facing high living costs. From April, the pay of Pret's baristas will be raised to a level above inflation, making them among the highest-paid […]

todayMarch 2, 2023 2

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Twitter has laid off another 200 employees

Over the weekend, Twitter announced that it had laid off at least 200 employees, which is equivalent to 10% of its workforce. This move comes as part of a broader restructuring plan by the social media platform. Among the casualties was Esther Crawford, the product management director who famously slept in the office last year and played a key role in launching the paid Twitter Blue subscription service. The job […]

todayFebruary 27, 2023

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Luxshare to aid development of Apple’s AR device with Foxconn and Sony

Apple's Chinese manufacturer, Luxshare Precision Industry, will reportedly assist in developing the tech giant's long-awaited augmented reality (AR) device, according to Nikkei Asia. The company has taken over the AR team previously owned by Taiwan's Pegatron, which helped Apple develop the device. The project is also said to be receiving support from Foxconn and two of Apple's key suppliers, Sony and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing. The AR headset is anticipated to […]

todayFebruary 23, 2023

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Meta Introduces Paid Subscription Service for Account Verification and Security

On Sunday, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced the launch of a paid subscription service called Meta Verified. The service will be available starting at $11.99 per month and will enable users to verify their accounts with a government ID, get a blue badge, obtain extra impersonation protection against fake accounts, and access customer support directly. The feature will roll out initially in Australia and New Zealand, […]

todayFebruary 20, 2023

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Latest WhatsApp Update Introduces New Features and Enhancements for Users

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app, is releasing a new update that includes several changes to enhance user experience. One of the most significant updates is the removal of limitations on the number of photos and videos that can be shared per message, now allowing users to send up to 100 videos and photos. Additionally, the update introduces the ability to add captions to all files sent in messages, making […]

todayFebruary 20, 2023