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Facebook lets you add color to status updates now

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Noticed something different on Facebook lately? Yeah, more and more people have been discovering this feature which lets you add color to status updates. But why can’t everyone use it yet?

That’s because it’s limited to Android users for now, even though iOS and desktop users can also see the colorful posts. There hasn’t been any confirmation yet when non-Android platforms will get the feature.

This is a welcome change in a sea of exclusively blue-and-white content all over Facebook, and it’s really easy to apply.

Assuming you have the latest Facebook app update and an Android device, all you have to do is create a status update from your news feed or timeline, and then choose from a selection of eight colors (including white) to turn into a background before uploading.

Sadly, it’ll only work for plain text posts for the time being; links and multimedia uploads aren’t part of the club.

We see this as a move designed to beat Twitter at what it does best. Meanwhile, Facebook-owned Instagram and Messenger are turning into Snapchat clones, to the dismay of many. As Michael Josh puts it:

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Pokémon Go will drop old iPhones that don’t support iOS 11

You must upgrade to play!

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Bad news for Pokémon Go trainers out there with an old iPhone. If the “battery-gate” fiasco is not enough to make you upgrade, this announcement might force you if you want to keep on playing.

Niantic announced its plans to drop support for iOS devices that can’t be updated to iOS 11. Primarily, these are iPhones and even iPads released in or before 2013. They are the following:

  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (1st generation)
  • iPad 2

The anticipated update will take effect starting February 28, 2018. After that date, Trainers using Apple devices that can’t be updated to iOS 11 will no longer be able to log in, catch Pokémon, and use their PokéCoins or other items. They must switch to a supported device to continue playing.

Niantic stated that the change is a result of improvements to Pokémon Go which push the game ahead of the capabilities of old iPhones and iPads.

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6 free VPN apps for Android and iOS

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If you’re connecting to a public Wi-Fi, it’s best to use a virtual private network or VPN to mask your IP address and avoid security risks. A VPN creates a secure, encrypted “tunnel” over the internet between your device and any website or app you are trying to access.

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Zalora pop-up store is a shopping and Instagram haven

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In 2017, shopping looks different. With a few swipes and taps on your smartphone, you can have anything delivered to your doorstep.

Zalora, a company of Global Fashion Group, is pushing the envelope and blurring the lines between online and offline shopping. (more…)

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