Author name: Alex Phill

Outlook Lite

14 countries Now Have Microsoft’s Outlook Lite app

Outlook Lite for Android is now available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela. The app is less than 5MB, compared to the conventional Outlook app’s 80MB. Outlook Lite works with Outlook, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Exchange Online email accounts to …

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self-repair

iFixit offers Samsung Galaxy self-repair kits.

Samsung’s self-repair programme is now accessible. The Samsung and iFixit alliance allows you to fix Galaxy S20, S21, and Tab S7+ by buying certified parts, tools, and instructions. The Right to Repair movement gained ground when Apple launched Self Service Repair last year. Samsung followed suit four months later with its Self-Repair initiative in partnership …

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Facebook

Moderating Facebook Kenyan terrorists’ posts aren’t removed

Facebook News Feeds are personalised based on users’ social networks and hobbies; but a recent analysis on terrorist activities in East Africa says country and language have a bigger influence than predicted. ISD argues the platform’s moderation algorithms struggle to detect hate speech and violence in non-English posts. Two terrorist groups in Kenya—al-Shabaab and the …

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Insta360

AI-powered 4K webcam with 3-axis gimbal: Insta360 Link

Link is Insta360’s first dedicated webcam (Opens in a new window). Insta360 went high-end with a webcam that combines premium features and AI. Insta360 says the Link’s 1/2-inch sensor captures greater detail and has a better dynamic range than comparable webcams in low-light. Logitech Brio’s sensor is 1/4-inch. The Link supports 720p and 1080p at …

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Ryzen

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs Arrive In September

AMD’s Ryzen CPUs will arrive sooner this year. CEO Lisa Su said the products will launch on Sept. 30. “We’re on track to launch our new Ryzen 7000 desktop processors and AM5 (motherboard) platform later this quarter,” Su said during AMD earnings call. That’s fantastic news for AMD aficionados building PCs with the new CPUs. …

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Metaverse

Tinder Parent Match Group Cancels Metaverse Dating

Tinder parent Match Group isn’t ready for metaverse dating. The owner of OkCupid and Hinge will pull back its metaverse dating plans. The industry is still defining the metaverse and how it will operate, according to an earnings report (Opens in a new window). Match Group CEO Bernard Kim said the metaversse will be key …

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Twitter

Twitter Tests New Spaces And Features.

Twitter is experimenting with Spaces audio chat room design and functionality. TechCrunch shared screenshots of an early test version that show a new concept that hasn’t been finalised. Twitter said these images are “inaccurate and outdated,” representing “an initial version” of the new experience. New look, customizable daily digest, and themed stations teased. The revamp …

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Facebook

Meta axes Facebook Live Shopping, pushes sellers to reels

Meta’s switch to short-form video has claimed Facebook Live Shopping. Business owners may demonstrate and sell products in live videos, answering inquiries and collecting comments in real time. Meta says “consumers’ viewing behaviours are shifting to short-form video,” so it’s removing shoppable live streams from its major social network and pushing businesses to try Reels …

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