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Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Sep 3, 2021

Twitter Prepares New Feature To Hide Old Tweets

Twitter Prepares New Feature To Hide Old Tweets

Twitter Prepares New Feature To Hide Old Tweets

Technology-Portfolio.Net - Twitter is planning to prepare a new feature to give users more privacy options. This option offers to hide old tweets so that they are not visible to other users after a certain amount of time.

Twitter also includes options that allow users to limit who can see the tweets the user likes, remove themselves from conversations, and let users delete followers without blocking them outright.

The new feature is part of a series of social privacy changes that aim to make users more comfortable engaging on Twitter.

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Internal research on Twitter seems to find that many users don't even know whether their account is public or private.

There is no timeline for when these features will be released as they are still in the concept phase.

However, Twitter is reportedly planning to start letting users remove themselves from conversations on Twitter by the end of the year and remove followers without blocking them this month.

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"Our focus on social privacy was inspired by the feedback we received through global research studies conducted to better understand user perceptions and needs for privacy around the world. We will begin testing some of these features as soon as next week," Twitter said. >
Over the past year, Twitter has been testing several features, including monetization that started rolling out last week and subscription-based Super Follows that launched in the United States.

Jul 30, 2021

Windows 11 Cannot Be Installed on Incompatible PC

Windows 11 Cannot Be Installed on Incompatible PC

Windows 11 Cannot Be Installed on Incompatible PC

Technology-Portfolio.Net - When Microsoft announced Windows 11 many users were confused because their Windows 10 device was not compatible to be upgraded to the latest operating system. Now Microsoft confirms that users will not be able to install Windows 11 on non-standard PCs.

In a question and answer session at the Microsoft community forum, Microsoft Program Manager Aria Carley said the terms and conditions of PC specifications that can run Windows 11 will remain in effect to ensure the security of devices running by users.

"We know it sucks that some devices are not eligible for Windows 11," Carley said as quoted from BGR, Thursday (29/7/2021).

"But the thing to remember is that the reason we're doing it is to keep devices more productive, have better experiences and better security than ever before to keep them protected in this new workforce."

As is known, Windows 10 users complain that their devices are not compatible with Windows 11 because they do not have or have not activated the TPM 2.0 module.

Microsoft also initially wrote that the minimum specifications for PCs that support Windows 11 are those running the eighth generation Intel processors or the second generation AMD Ryzen processors. This provision certainly makes many users of Windows devices with older processors feel left out.

Carley also said that users don't have to bother checking whether their devices are eligible for an upgrade to Windows 11 or not. Later Windows itself will check automatically, and if the device does not meet the requirements then the system will not offer Windows 11 installation.

He stressed that Microsoft will not allow users who insist on installing Windows 11 on incompatible devices by using shortcuts, for example by modifying group policies.

"Group policy will not allow you to circumvent the hardware rules for Windows 11. We will still block you from updating your device to an unsupported state because we want to make sure your device remains supported and secure," explains Carley.

Windows 11 will roll out for free over the holiday season to eligible Windows 10 users. Had caused controversy, Microsoft currently has not provided another update on the device specification requirements that must be met to install Windows 11.

It is also possible that advanced users will find a way to install Windows 11 on incompatible devices. But don't just look for Windows 11 installation files on the internet because there are fake files that contain malware.

May 17, 2021

Instagram Will Present Photo Posting Feature From Desktop

Instagram Will Present Photo Posting Feature From Desktop

Instagram Will Present Photo Posting Feature From Desktop
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Instagram has provided features for posting photos and videos only through the application, but not using the web or desktop versions. But in the end, this feature will be presented.

Based on the leaks that appear, later users of the Instagram desktop application will be able to post photos.

This news came from leaker Alessandro Paluzzi, who said that Instagram is expected to allow users to post photos from the desktop.

In a screenshot shared by the Twitter account @ alex193a on May 14, users will be able to drag and drop images from a computer, crop images, add filters, edit and almost anything else that can be found on mobile devices when uploading photos.

"Instagram is working on the ability to create posts from a desktop website," wrote the leaker.

Paluzzi added that the Instagram desktop feature is currently only being tested internally so not all users can use it.

Unfortunately, this feature does not yet support the ability to take pictures from the camera on the computer directly. The same limitation applies to IGTV videos.

Instagram is currently more focused on the Instagram mobile application which can be downloaded on Android or iOS. However, the desktop web interface may be useful for some users who prefer to view images and videos on a larger screen.

It is still unknown whether Instagram also allows users to upload other types of content, such as Stories or Reels.

Unfortunately, it is not known how long Instagram will open the feature for posting photos from this desktop.

May 12, 2021

Microsoft Outlook Worldwide Error, What Causes It?

Microsoft Outlook Worldwide Error, What Causes It?

Microsoft Outlook Worldwide Error, What Causes It?
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Microsoft Outlook users worldwide are reporting a number of issues with text input and visibility in the email service.

"If you press 'new message' and type in the body text, no text will appear. But if you send it, the text will appear for the recipient," wrote one user.

"If you reply, you still can't see it unless you do a backspace. Very strange," complained another user.

This issue likely arose when Microsoft released Outlook version 2014 series 13929.20372.

Administrators reported that disabling automatic updates and rolling back to the previous version would work. Outlook Web Access (OWA) and access via telephone-based clients also do not appear to be affected.

Microsoft then officially advised users to access alternative protocols such as Outlook on the web or Outlook mobile as potential solutions in the meantime.

Investigating the Root Problems

Microsoft shortly thereafter said that Outlook was experiencing "email visibility issues," with reports of text disappearing after being inserted in a new message, and existing messages having no text at all.

"We are currently investigating an email message visibility issue in Outlook. Outlook on the web does not appear to be affected," said Microsoft.

Then, the company prompts the user to restart the Outlook client to apply the fix after it is accepted.

"We hope to restore service to affected users by May 12, 2021, at 3:00 UTC," said Microsoft.

May 9, 2021

Twitter Trials The Tip Jar Feature, Can Send Money To Favorite Accounts

Twitter Trials The Tip Jar Feature, Can Send Money To Favorite Accounts

Twitter Trials The Tip Jar Feature, Can Send Money To Favorite Accounts
Technology-Portfolio.Net - Twitter is starting to test the Tip Jar feature in the Android and iOS apps. As the name implies, this feature allows Twitter users to send money directly to their favorite accounts.

Currently this feature is limited to users worldwide who use Twitter in English. All Twitter users can send tips, but only creators, journalists, experts and non-profit accounts can activate this feature and receive tips.

To send money to a favorite account, simply go to their profile on the Twitter app and then tap the money icon next to their username. Accounts that have met the requirements can activate this feature via Settings to start receiving tips.

Twitter users on Android can also provide tips to their favorite accounts via the Spaces feature. Twitter itself has launched this Clubhouse-like feature to all users who already have more than 600 followers.

Twitter relies on external services to handle this transaction, namely Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo. The company with the bird logo says they don't take any commissions on the tips given, so all users will receive in full.

Even though it's still in the testing phase, users are starting to see a lot of issues that Twitter has to address. As the @RachelTobac account reports, tipping recipients via PayPal can now see the tipping address.

In its latest update, Twitter acknowledged the problem. They said they would update their alerts and tipping Help Center to make it clear that other apps can share information between tipping givers and recipients on their terms.

Twitter promises to provide the latest details and updates in the near future. They will also expand the availability of this feature to more users and more languages.