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Instagram is testing out DMs for its desktop version

Photo: AFP Instagram is reportedly testing the ability to send and receive direct messages through its website on mobile and desktop devices. Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong spotted the apparent internal test of the feature, which showed up shortly after reports that Facebook intended to unify its many messaging apps. At the moment, …

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Google Maps is rolling out AR navigation for some users

Google Maps is finally rolling out its augmented reality navigation feature but not for everyone. The company told the Wall Street Journal the walking-focused feature will be available shortly, but only to Local Guides (community reviewers) at first. The feature will need “more testing” before it’s available to everyone else, Google said. Still, this suggests …

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Apple to pay teen who discovered Group FaceTime bug

Photo: AFP Apple will be paying the teenager who discovered the Group FaceTime bug that let you listen in on someone before they answered a call. Grant Thompson, a 14-year-old high school student from Tucson, Arizona, discovered the flaw around two weeks ago while setting up a group chat with …

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