YouTube Confirms “Appropriate Action” on Third-Party Ad-Blocking Apps in Renewed Crackdown

YouTube is strengthening its efforts against third-party apps that block in-video apps on the platform. In a new announcement on April 15, the company highlighted that it will begin taking “appropriate action” against apps that let viewers watch videos without ads by violating its API services terms of service. The…

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Elon Musk Confirms Plans to Charge New Users on X a ‘Small Fee’ Before They Can Write Posts

Elon Musk-owned X (formerly known as Twitter) could soon start charging new users an annual fee to give them access to write posts, like, reply, or bookmark posts. The billionaire entrepreneur confirmed the development to bring this policy to the social media platform on April 15, highlighting that the move…

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Instagram Said to Be Testing AI-Powered Chatbots for Influencers That Can Interact With Followers

Instagram is reportedly working on a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered initiative that will allow the influencers — users with large followings — on the platform to automate direct engagement with their followers. As per the report, the programme is dubbed Creator AI and currently, it is under testing. The feature…

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Adobe Explores OpenAI Partnership as It Adds Firefly AI to Premiere Pro Video Tools

Adobe is exploring the possibility of allowing third party generative AI (GenAI) services like OpenAI’s Sora for AI video generation in Premiere Pro. The company said on Monday that it is developing a way to let users tap third-party tools from OpenAI, Runway and Pika Labs to generate and use…

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Adobe Premiere Pro to Get Support for New Generative AI-Powered Video Editing Tools

Adobe Premiere Pro could soon get artificial intelligence (AI)-powered video editing tools, however, there is a catch. There is no timeline for when these features might be integrated into the video editing software. The company, sharing its vision for the platform, revealed that it is actively exploring integration with third-party…

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WhatsApp Web Users Could Soon Get the New Revamped Sidebar Interface: Report

WhatsApp was reported to be working on a new interface for its web client with a sidebar and a dark mode last year. Now, according to a new report, the revamped design has started to roll out to some users. The new WhatsApp Web feature is said to be available…

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Spotify Tipped to Be Working on ‘Advanced Mixing Tools’ Features for Playlists

Spotify is tipped to be working on a new feature that will allow users to remix their playlists with “advanced mixing tools”. The mixing tools could allow users to add different transition styles, as well as sequence tracks with a similar key, tempo, and style together. These features could be…

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Viber Introduces AI-Powered Message Summary Feature for Users

Viber, or Rakuten Viber, has introduced a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered feature for users. The cross-platform instant messaging platform is offering a chat summarisation feature that will allow users to get up-to-date with unread messages with a brief summary using AI. The feature is being rolled out to select regions,…

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Meta AI Shows Up for Some Instagram and Messenger Users in India: What It Can Do

Meta AI made its debut in India last week when some users spotted the generative artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot appearing on the WhatsApp app. Now, Meta AI has also started showing up for some Instagram and Messenger users in the country as well. The Llama-powered chat assistant is a general…

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Fortnite Maker Epic Games Moots Google Play Store Reforms After Antitrust Win

Epic Games, the company behind the popular battle royale game Fortnite has asked a federal judge in the US to force Google to open up the Play Store to competitors, months after it won an antitrust case against the search giant. The publisher said in a statement on Friday it…

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TikTok Reportedly Working on AI Influencers That Will Create Content for Advertisers

TikTok, the popular short video platform, is reportedly working on adding artificial intelligence (AI)-powered virtual influencers to the platforms. These AI influencers will post content for advertisers and sellers on the platform, as per the report. TikTok is said to be adding script-reading capabilities to these influencers, which can be…

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Google Photos App Could Add an Option to Compress Existing Files to Get More Storage Space: Report

Google Photos for Android could soon bring a new feature that will solve a longstanding issue of many users — the lack of storage space, as per a report. Currently, the app allows users to store images in a ‘storage saver’ quality which compresses the files to create more space,…

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iOS 18 Tipped to Introduce AI Features Including Safari Browsing Assistant, Encrypted Visual Search

iOS 18 AI features have leaked online, months before Apple rolls out its next iPhone software update. Analysis of backend code on Apple’s servers has revealed that the company could be working on two new AI features, one for Safari and the other for an “encrypted visual search” functionality that…

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Samsung Launches Impulse, an AI-powered App to Assist People With Speech Disorders

Samsung launched a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered mobile application that can play an assistive role for those who suffer from speech disorders. The app, dubbed Impulse is compatible with Android smartphones and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series. The app uses a technique known as rhythm therapy to help people…

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Instagram to Test Features That Blur Messages Containing Nudity in Move to Boost Teen Safety

Instagram will test features that blur messages containing nudity to safeguard teens and prevent potential scammers from reaching them, its parent Meta said on Thursday as it tries to allay concerns over harmful content on its apps. Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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