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  • Zuckerberg says Facebook will expand AI use to proactively save you from bad conent

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  • SharePoint Pages are finally getting serious editing capabilities

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    Windows Insiders have been anxiously awaiting the release of a ‘major’ new Insider build of Windows 10 and after a few delays, Chief Windows Insider, Dona Sarkar hit the big red release button today. Build 17063 for PC does indeed have plenty of new goodies, including the Timeline and...
  • Instagram’s latest features – Archive and Highlights

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  • Facebook Messenger now supports 4K photos

    The smartphones we carry in our pockets are amazing. One of their best attributes is being the ability to capture the real world in amazing quality, thanks to serious camera technology investments. Photography combined with connectivity means that its easy to share these photos with our friends and family...
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