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What new features Apple’s new iOS 10 will add to iPhones, iPads and iPods

Apple’s new iOS 10 software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod has many new features. First, Apple has completely redesigned the lock screen. Users  can exchange messages without ever leaving the lock screen. Siri, Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant , is being opened up to developers. Siri integration will also use contextual info.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Features

Youtube will launch live streaming for 360 degrees videos

Youtube said Monday that it's launching live streaming for so-called 360 videos, which let you look up, down and all round a scene. The site will live-stream a few performances from the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, this weekend. You'll be able to watch the videos on a tablet, desktop computer or phone. To get the full-on VR effect though, you'll need to watch through a virtual-reality headset, like Google's dirt-cheap Cardboard goggles which users fold into a headset to hold a phone running the video.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Features

Twitter has made changes on how the 140 characters are considered

Twitter just added something new, which is changing information density, conversation style and self-promotion in the app. Media attachments and @reply usernames will no longer count toward the 140-character limit and users will be able to self retweet. Tweets that start with @ will go to all of user’s followers in a few months. Images, videos, GIFs, tweet quotes or polls will also come with longer descriptions.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Features

Automatic alternative text to describe images is available at Facebook

Facebook announced Monday the launch of a feature called automatic alternative text as a step to increase accessibility for people who use screen readers that provides spoken descriptions of what’s onscreen. The automatic alternative text will provide summaries of what’s contained in photos that people post on Facebook. Thanks to artificial intelligence certain people with disabilities will be able to get a better understanding of what their friends are trying to communicate.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Features

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