- Twitch Unveils 2023 Roadmap with Focus on Improving Ads and Streamer Brand Management Twitch has recently announced its 2023 roadmap, which outlines a number of changes and updates to its platform. Among the changes are improvements to the way ads are run, new tools to help streamers manage their brand deals, and tools to help with chat engagement. The biggest update to the platform is the plan to make pre-roll ads less annoying.
Twitch’s Chief Product Officer Tom Verrilli and Chief Monetization Officer Mike Minton outlined the changes in an open letter. The changes to the way ads are displayed during a stream are the most significant of the updates. Twitch is working on... Continue reading
- Gmail Resumes Political Spam Filtering After Pilot Program The United States is no stranger to political campaigns, and the 2022 election season has finally come to a close. But that's not the only good news coming out of the election cycle. Google is ending a pilot program that enabled candidates for office and political action committees to bypass the usual spam filters of Gmail, thereby exposing more people to their messages.
Google's decision to launch the pilot program was made to help political campaigns reach more potential voters. However, the program was met with criticism from users who felt that it was a form of election interference. There were... Continue reading
- Google Introduces Watch Unlock Feature to Enhance Smart Lock Security Google announced its new Watch Unlock feature at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023, which is meant to provide an added layer of security for Android users' Smart Lock. This feature will not replace Smart Lock but rather serve as a complementary addition that will ensure greater protection of personal data on Android devices.
The purpose of this new feature is to make sure that your device remains locked even if you are not wearing it when connected to your smartwatch. Currently, Smart Lock merely keeps the phone unlocked while it's in contact with a Bluetooth accessory or in any trusted... Continue reading
- Ark Survival of the Fittest - A New Battle Royale for the Jurassic Age Battle royale games have seen immense growth in popularity in recent years, and Ark Survival of the Fittest is a prime example of this. Originally released in 2016, the game has now made its mark on Steam with a brand-new prototype version. Ark Survival of the Fittest offers a unique twist on the classic battle royale experience – gameplay consists of surviving in a hostile environment and taming dinosaurs to fight alongside you!
Looting, taming, and crafting no longer feel as time-consuming as they once were, thanks to the improved UI and UX. The dynamic minimap will also help you find... Continue reading
- Instagram Will Let Users Add Music to Posts with Photos It looks like a turn-based game played by Instagram and TikTok. First, Instagram apes TikTok by introducing Reels. In response, TikTok enables its users to post still pictures – and add music to such posts. Now it’s Instagram’s turn, and now it also enables its users to add music to their photos. Regardless of this context, it’s an interesting addition.
Now, as you compose a post on Instagram, there is the “Add music” option under the familiar “Add location”. Some trending songs for your region are already suggested. To choose from more, you need to tap the link and scroll through... Continue reading