Tech Addict: Big Gmail Update, Amazon to Increase Prime Sub Price + 5 More Exciting Cool-Tech News

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Nexter.org gathered most interesting cool tech news and announcements for the week. 

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Source: NBC News

Big Gmail update

Just in time when emails are slowly dying,  showed a new huge update for Gmail and it has some awesome features.

  • an opportunity to set expiration dates for emails, password protect emails, unsend messages;
  • the redesigned built-in security warnings that indicate phishing and other possible threats;
  • an ability doesn’t allow other users to forward, print, copy, or download messages with sensitive info;
  • a “confidential mode” to protect your messages from intruders – now Gmail users will have access to advanced security features that were available only for Microsoft’s Outlook and other
  • corporate email systems;
  • the attachments will be accessible from the inbox view, so now you don’t have to open the whole letter;
  • a shortcut to unsubscribe from the website you don’t to receive letters from;

Check out more useful feature here.

WhatsApp to raise min age limit to 16 in EU

WhatsApp, a popular messaging service, is to raise the minimum age of the users. Children and teens under-16s won’t be able to use the platform in the European Union.

Currently,  Users must be at least 13, but the firm is changing the rules as the new EU data privacy regulations will be introduced in May.

Four news from Amazon 

  • Amazon will now offer delivery into your car’s boot – and it is free, the company announced Tuesday. The new update is actually the extending of Amazon Key delivery service from homes to personal vehicles. Now, with Amazon Key In-Car, couriers will deliver packages inside signed up customers’ cars;
  • Amazon is raising the annual cost of its Prime subscription service for U.S. customers to $119 per year, up from $99;
  • Amazon stock is up 30% this year despite taunting tweets from President Donald Trump;
  • The company plans to add a “memory” feature that will allow its assistant, Alexa, to store information on demand.

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Instagram update

Instagram introduced a few changes in Stories system.

You’ll now be able to upload multiple photos and videos to your story all at once. It’s also now faster to find the right place when adding the location sticker to a photo or video you’re uploading to your story.

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Source: Instagram

Pinterest is to search by skin tone

Since it’s hard to find the right makeup or color combination on Pinterest, especially if you’re not white, the platform decided to establish a new update – searching for pins by skin color. It will work with the help of your photo.

Also, you don’t have to worry about the privacy. It won’t save your preference and won’t serve you ads based on your choices.


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