While Instagram came to Windows 10 Mobile back in May---it was previously available on older Windows phones, too--this week marks its first-ever availability on Windows 10 for PCs and tablets. It's exactly what it sounds like.
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In a major push into the living room, Twitter announced today that it is launching apps on Xbox One, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. These apps will feature live streaming video, naturally, including NFL Thursday Night Football games, and other Twitter content.
Tech tidbits from around the web: I'm in Paris, Microsoft is changing how it reports Windows 10 users, Richard Irving leaves Xbox, Microsoft Press finally figures out paper is dead, a new Gears of War 4 gameplay trailer, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Spotify now has over 100 million active users, HP voluntarily recalls some laptop batteries, Fitbit improves its sleep tracking functionality, and Google is improving symptom search.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft buys Wand Labs, Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list swells to 200 Xbox 360 games, Microsoft gets high, new Insider update for Office Mobile, more.
The official Twitter app for Windows 10 was recently updated with support for polls and the ability to disable video autoplay. Twitter is this week's top-rated AppRaisin app pick of the week.
Microsoft announced this morning that it will purchase the LinkedIn social network for $26.2 billion in a move that allegedly aligns with the software giant's productivity focus. But Microsoft is proving that for all the changes at the company, it is not learning the lessons of the past.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Cyanogen 13.1 adds Microsoft features to OnePlus One phones, NFC Tap to Pay is coming to Windows 10 Mobile, Motorola is apparently keeping the Moto X available for sale, much more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft Planner is now available to Office 365 commercial customers, first ever Office Insider Fast update for Mac Insiders is now available, whether we are stuck with two smart phone platforms, six more Xbox 360 games hit Xbox One Backwards compatibility, more.
Twitter announced a pragmatic solution to a pressing issue for the social networking service today: It will no longer count @names, attachments, and other items against the 140 character count.
Microsoft announced today that the official Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram apps for Windows 10 will be made available starting today. Facebook and Facebook Messenger are launching on PCs, while Instagram is being made available on Mobile.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Brad Silverberg on Bill Gates' biggest mistakes, John Romero's new game is revealed, is on Kickstarter, Lumia "McLaren" revealed, eBay is selling the Surface Pro 3 for $220 off, more.
Today, Twitter released the first Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of its app for Windows 10 Mobile. The release follows the Twitter app for Windows 10 for PCs and tablets, and replaces the previous Windows phone app.
Greetings from snowy (again) New England. Here are some tidbits from around the web: An Xbox One backwards compat glitch, a coming Nexus VR viewer, Google vs. books, Facebook kills Android/iOS battery life, and Tim Cook's terrible Super Bowl picture breaks Twitter.
What else is going on in the (tech) world? Microsoft's remaining 12 Days Deals are leaked, Twitter looks back on 2015, and Spotify's free tier rankles some.