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Past articles by Ivan:

All the iPhone 15 models compared

This is a comparison between all the iPhone 15 models Apple released at its Wanderlust event on September 12. → Read More

X launches account verification based on government ID

X, formerly Twitter, has launched government ID-based account verification for paid users to prevent impersonation. → Read More

WhatsApp denies exploring ads on the chat app

Meta on Friday disputed a media report that claimed the social giant was exploring bringing ads to the popular messaging app WhatsApp. Financial Times Meta has disputed a report that said the social giant was planning to introduce ads on WhatsApp. → Read More

Chromebooks will get updates for 10 years

Google announced today that Chromebooks will now get automatic software updates for 10 years after the platform's release. → Read More

Smart display company Hearth Display raises $4.7M additional funding

Hearth Display, a hardware company making digital whiteboards for family task management, has raised $4.6 million in additional funding. → Read More

WhatsApp is launching its Channels feature globally

WhatsApp announced today that it is expanding its Channels feature aimed toward broadcasted messages. The company said Channels will be available to all → Read More

Apple's switch to USB-C resurfaces the need to label the cables

While Apple moving to USB-C is good, there is a dire need to label USB-C cables to understand their full capability. → Read More

Snapchat partners with MTV to let users vote for VMAs through Lenses

MTV has partnered with Snapchat to let users vote for a Video Music Awards category through Lenses. → Read More

Google flips the switch on interest-based ads with ‘Privacy Sandbox’ rollout

Google is now rolling out Privacy Sandbox, its tech to replace third-party cookies, to all Chrome users. → Read More

SoundCloud’s TikTok-styled discovery feed is rolling out to everyone

SoundCloud is rolling out a TikTok-styled discovery feed with vertical scrolling and short clips from songs. → Read More

YouTube is testing longer but fewer ads on TV

Google is testing a new way to show you longer but fewer ads on the YouTube app on TVs — suitable for long-form content. → Read More

China reportedly bars some government officials from using iPhones

China has made a massive move of barring central government officials from using iPhones at work, according to a report. → Read More

Airbnb’s average home prices have gone up, so now it’s refocusing on rooms to give users more affordable alternatives

Airbnb started out of an idea of renting out spare beds and rooms in private homes to people as an affordable alternative to hotels, but as it has scaled it’s spent years going upmarket from that, evolving into a wider platform for any kind of private accommodation, with a big emphasis on travelers taking entire […] → Read More

Twitter makes its API free for public announcement accounts

Twitter, reversing strategy, is making its API free to use to accounts that post public announcements such as weather alerts. → Read More

Brave Search doesn’t use Bing’s index anymore

Brave said that it is now fully adopting its own index for search and is no anymore reliant on third-party solutions like Bing. → Read More

Reddit is testing Discord-like channels for community chat

Reddit announced Thursday that it is testing Discord-like chat channels with select subreddits. With this move, the social network is trying to give more avenues for community members to interact with each other apart from the usual asynchronous commenting system. The company said it is starting this test with 25 volunteer subreddits — the company didn’t […] → Read More

Snap says its bot won’t notice instantly that you stopped sharing your location

Snapchat explained that its My AI bot might take a while in noticing if you stop giving your location information to the app. → Read More

Tile launches a new cat tracking tag with three-year battery life

Tile has launched a new $40 cat tracking tag by modifying Tile Sticker and fusing it with a silicone collar attachment. → Read More

Twitter will now show labels on tweets with reduced visibility

Twitter said today that it will add labels to tweets for which the company reduces visibility. These labels will be visible to authors too. → Read More

Twitter gave a gold checkmark to a fake Disney account

In a drive to offer free verification to top organizations, Twitter briefly gave a gold checkmark to a fake Disney account. → Read More