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by Matar Khalifa
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Twitter has announced that it will be rolling out three more features in the coming weeks as part of its recent commitment to reducing instances of harassment on the platform.

The most recently announced changes are intended to make abusive tweets less visible in the first place. How will Twitter manage this?

Ask any enthusiast with a competent desktop PC tower and they’ll tell you that one of the best advantages of a traditional rig is the easy upgradeability. 

Indeed, there truly is no pleasure greater than that which results from popping a spare SATA cable onto a brand-new SSD or hard drive. Unfortunately, the thrill often stops there. 

As you begin to install new apps, divvying up folders between multiple drives, seemingly basic tasks become obstructive challenges. Once you run out of storage for your overwhelming archive or Steam games, the question arises: should you move something from your current Steam folder to the Recycle Bin or start a brand-new one on a secondary drive?

by Tom-Link
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Facebook Inc said on Monday, it was testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp's recruiting business. "Based on behaviour we've seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page, we're running a test for Page admins to create job postings and receive applications from candidates," a company spokesman told Reuters.

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After introducing it on Android, WhatsApp has brought along the ability to draw, add text, and emojis on top of photos and videos to the iPhone app as well . The update also brings another new feature called 'Group Invite Link' that allows the admin to invite people simply by sharing a unique link with them.

by Tom-Link
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We’ve been hearing all artificial intelligence, all the time from the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) industry over the last several weeks. Microsoft is the latest to trumpet its AI capabilities for sales people with the general availability of Dynamics 365 coming on November 1st.

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With iOS 10 apparently serving as Apple's flagship operating system, it's easy to overlook Apple's latest software offering for desktops. However, macOS Sierra ought not to be ignored, as it's evidently jam-packed with new features and improvements.

The highly-anticipated OS X 10.12 was officially revealed with a new name, macOS Sierra, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2016. As we experienced in the move from OS X 10.10 Yosemite to 10.11 El Capitan, Sierra isn't just a compilation of bug fixes and performance updates—it's a full-fledged follow-up to last year's update.

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"Would you like to have an iPhone?"

If a year back also, somebody asked you this question, it would have considered a rhetorical one. But, the way things are moving now, nobody can tell for sure what is in store for Apple during 2016 and 2017!

According to the trusted Macotakara source, Apple’s latest hardware innovation called ‘Smart Connector’ is going to be withdrawn from the iPhone 7. This is confirmed from the leaked iPhone 7 prototype.  

by Tom-Link
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Last March I decided it was time for a new laptop.

I was doing a lot more writing on the go and the desktop computer I'd cobbled together for photo editing wasn't going to cut it. I briefly looked over my options and ended up buying a 12-inch Samsung Ativ Book 9.

by Matar Khalifa
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7 new features coming to your iPhone and iPad with iOS 9.3

A new iOS update is brewing, coming soon to your iPhone. iOS 9.3 is now available for developers and includes some welcome upgrades that'll help you sleep better and stay organized.

For now, iOS 9.3 is available as a developer preview, meaning it's not completely finished. There's no word on when it will arrive on your iPhone or iPad just yet, but Apple typically releases a preview just a few months before the final version.

Stay up late with your iPad

You may have heard that you phone's screen is ruining your sleep quality and yet you still fall asleep with it every night. Apple's trying to help you get a better night's rest with Night Shift, a setting that changes the colors on the screen at night.

Researchers believe that blue light emitted by LED screens halts the production of melatonin, the hormone that tells our brains to sleep. Switching from bright white and blue undertones to warmer colors (like red, orange and yellow) is said to be easier on your eyes and allow your body to follow asleep naturally.

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pps like Flux and Twilight can already do this for your computer and Android phone. Before 9.3, you'd need to jailbreak your iOS device in order to alter the screen colors. Night Shift will be built into iOS 9.3 and let you customize the feature by changing the color temperature (cooler or warmer) and schedule it to run until sunrise.

News you'll (probably) want to read

Apple tried to give us a one-stop shop for news last year with the News app. It's getting more personal with 9.3, showing stories that are more tailored to your interests. You'll see more articles the app thinks you want to read, plus suggested trending topics of news. The app will also get performance updates, so it'll load faster and watch videos from the feed.

Lock up your notes

The humble Notes app gets some love with 9.3. You can now password protect your notes to keep important info safe from prying eyes. You'll also be able to finally sort notes by date or title. Hardly revolutionary stuff, but it does make this simple app much more useful.

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Apple really wants you to use the Health app

Still wondering how to use that Health app? Apple will now highlight third-party apps you can connect to this wellness dashboard to keep tabs on your workouts, weight and sleep quality. And if you have an Apple Watch, you'll be able to see the movement data it collects from the Health app.

CarPlay gets better tunes

Apple's in-car entertainment and navigation system CarPlay gets upgrades courtesy of Apple Music and Maps. You'll get to browse suggested songs and artists in Apple Music before you head out. While you're on the road, a new Nearby feature uses Maps to find food, fuel and other services.

Smart tools for teachers

iPads can be incredible teaching tools and now they get extra features to help them better fit into a classroom. The Classroom app helps teachers deliver lesson plans and track their student's progress. Students can share a single iPad by logging in with different accounts to personalize what they see. Apple is also introducing Apple IDs for education that are created and managed by school administrators.

Everything else

iOS 9.3 adds many more smaller new features and improvements. On the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, there are new 3D Touch shortcuts for the Weather, Settings, Health, App Store, iTunes Store and Compass apps. You can also duplicate photos in the Photos app, if you want to edit one copy and keep the original. Siri now supports Hebrew, Finish and Malay.