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Microsoft has confirmed that TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, has rejected its bid to acquire the video-sharing platform - the acquisition would allow Microsoft to own and operate the TikTok service in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The tech giant revealed that it would have made 'significant changes'...
It has been an entire year since Spotify introduced the world to its lite app - Spotify Lite. The app was built from the ground up based on user feedback and has allowed millions of listeners in areas with limited bandwidth and phone storage to enjoy audio wherever they are. In...
A flaw in WhatsApp allows users to send “Scary Messages” that can cause the recipient's app to crash, or even worse, result in the loss of their chat history/media etc. According to a report by WABetaInfo, these messages often make no sense to users but WhatsApp interprets the characters differently...
WhatsApp is again working on its "Vacation Mode" feature, according to reports from WABetaInfo, after it abandoned the project last year. The feature, when enabled, is expected to allow users to access a dedicated menu with two new notification options for their archived chats. Notify new messages - "it’s the...
Twitter has officially launched its new Quote Tweets feature - after initially testing it just last week. The feature allows Twitter users to see how many times a specific tweet has been retweeted with a comment. "Tweets about a Tweet add more to the conversation, so we’ve made them even...
An official tweet announcing the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman is now the most-liked tweet ever - with more than 5.7 million likes. Twitter confirmed this on its own verified account with a tweet that reads, "Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever". https://twitter.com/Twitter/status/1299808792322940928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1299808792322940928%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2020%2F08%2F29%2Fus%2Fmost-liked-tweet-of-all-time-chadwick-boseman-trnd%2Findex.html Boseman, who rose to...
Facebook has revealed that Apple has rejected its plan to tell app users that "the iPhone maker would take a 30% cut of sales in a new online events feature, forcing Facebook to remove the message," reports Reuters. Apple claims that such a message within the new feature, which would...
Kevin Mayer has resigned from his position as TikTok CEO amidst contention between the video-sharing platform and the Trump administration. The Financial Times reported that TikTok's GM, Vanessa Pappas, will take over the CEO role in the interim. In an internal email, Mayer says “in recent weeks, as the political...
As we head towards the end of women's month, ITNA continues to celebrate the women who have been inspiring the next generation and bridging the current gap in tech workspace. ITNA’s Jenna Delport chatted to Ailyssa Pretorius, Regional GM of Uber Eats South Africa and Kenya about what it takes...
Google has revealed that it would be introducing a number of improvements to Chrome, "including tabs that load faster and new features that let users organize and find them easily." "These days, people are spending a lot of time in their browsers to get things done, whether for work, school...
Gozem has introduced its new ‘Super App’ interface which consolidates all of its different services — ride-hailing, delivery, eCommerce, and an in-app wallet — into one app. "As we launched various new services and verticals over the last year, we heard from our users that if we were able to...
As part of Facebook's plan to create a place for users to discover businesses and shop for products, it is testing a dedicated shopping tab within the main app. "During the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift to online shopping has rapidly accelerated, with an estimated 85% of people worldwide now shopping...
Epic Games was hit with a set back after a US District Court Judge denied its motion to restore Fortnite to the iOS App Store. The popular game was removed after Epic Games launched a sneaky update that allowed it to dodge revenue sharing with Apple. Apple retaliated by pulling...
Microsoft has put its weight behind Epic Games during its ongoing feud with Apple. The tech company says that Apple's App Store created barriers and tolls - and these are even more serious than "Microsoft’s own Windows ever did when the company was found guilty of violating US antitrust...
TikTok has announced that it will be taking legal action against US President Donald Trump and his administration in an attempt to challenge its imminent ban. The Chinese-owned app has been told by the administration to sell off US operations within 90 days, or else. The Verge reports that motivation for...
WhatsApp is working on a new feature that'll allow users to better manage their device storage usage, according to WABetaInfo.  The storage feature menu is expected to offer: A storage bar, useful to understand the portion of space occupied by WhatsApp (all media). A second section to review all shared...
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