Twitter Sees a Fall in Monthly Active Users to 335 Million, Revenue Beats Estimates

Twitter posted record profit on Friday with second quarter revenue that beat financial analysts’ estimates and said penalising misbehaving users this year had paid off even though monthly usage had dropped. Twitter, like bigger rival Facebook, has been under pressure from regulators in several countries to weed out hate speech, abusive content and misinformation, better protect user … Read more

90% of ‘Active’ Twitter Users Spread Falsehoods During Disasters: Study

Nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s ‘active’ users tend to spread falsehoods in the case of public emergencies or disasters, a study of more than 20,000 tweets has found. The researchers found that 86-91 percent of the users spread false news, either by retweeting or liking the original post. Five to 9 percent sought to confirm the … Read more

Instagram Spotted Testing New ‘Active At’ Feature on Direct Messaging; Text-Only Stories, Screenshot Alerts Also Coming Soon

Instagram has been spotted testing a new feature on its mobile app. With the new feature, users can see the online status for people that they been conversing with on DMs (Direct Messages). Interestingly, the feature works even if the person is not following your account. Gadgets 360 spotted this feature, along with other users on … Read more

Twitter Reveals Why It Hides Its Daily Active User Figures

Responding to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as to why Twitter is hiding its daily active user (DAU) growth, the company said “the absolute number of DAUs is less important than the percentage change in DAUs”. In a correspondence between the company and SEC, Twitter revealed that the percentage change in DAUs is the key factor … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Spotted on Netflix, User Agent String

Samsung is known to launch ‘Active’ versions of its mainstream Galaxy flagship smartphones every year. The South Korean company now been tipped to follow the same routine with this year’s flagship model as the presence of Galaxy S8 Active has been leaked from one of the unlikeliest places on the Internet – Netflix. It was … Read more

December security update starts hitting Samsung Galaxy S7 active

A new update has started hitting the Samsung Galaxy S7 active smartphone in the US. The update – which weighs in at around 45MB and carries a build number of MMB29M.G891AUCS2APL1 – is being rolled out by AT&T, which exclusively sells the handset. The update includes the security update that brings along Android security fixes … Read more

Donald Trump as active on Twitter as ever, undermining ‘restraint’ pledge

Mark Wilson | Getty Images Republican president-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown. So much for that “very restrained” idea. Barely a week after having pledged to restrain himself on social media after his stunning White House win, President-elect Donald Trump has leapt back into … Read more

How to use Windows 10’s Active Hours to prevent surprise update installs

If you want to feel totally assured that Windows 10 won’t restart your computer and install updates while you’re busy working, you’ll be pleased to know about the Active Hours feature that Microsoft has added in the Anniversary Update (rolling out on Tuesday, August 2). Mind you, Windows 10 is already pretty good about understanding when your … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 active didn’t pass Consumer Reports’ water test, twice

Call it a fluke, or call it Samsung’s mistake. Consumer Reports is an American magazine and media outlet supported by its own subscribers to perform rigorous testing of all kinds of consumer products from cameras to cars. The Galaxy S7 active (as well as the other S7 models) is rated for up to 5 feet … Read more