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In 2022, every app wants to be TikTok
Analysis
Social media

In 2022, every app wants to be TikTok

Instagram is testing a makeover that makes it look a lot more like TikTok, the video social media app that has enjoyed a stunning rise in popularity.

  • by Nick Bonyhady

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From ‘door detection’ to scanning braille, phone accessibility keeps expanding

From ‘door detection’ to scanning braille, phone accessibility keeps expanding

As smartphones become our default computing platform, the devices are having to adapt to make connectivity more accessible for people with disabilities.

  • by Tim Biggs
Under pressure, ‘soft and fluffy’ Canva takes harder line on Russia

Under pressure, ‘soft and fluffy’ Canva takes harder line on Russia

Activists want the Australian graphic design giant to pull out of Russia and encourage other firms to do the same to increase pressure on the Kremlin to end its brutal war.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Labor taps supporters to beat Libs to top of Google search results

Labor taps supporters to beat Libs to top of Google search results

A fundraising blast by Labor shows how the war for votes is heating up online as Australians turn to the internet for help on deciding who to back.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Stronger parental controls only one piece of phone safety puzzle
Analysis
Web culture

Stronger parental controls only one piece of phone safety puzzle

The government wants to force Apple and Google to make stronger tools for parental oversight, but a cultural and educational shift is also needed.

  • by Tim Biggs
‘Voice assistants’ have become less vocal, but much more powerful
Analysis
Home tech

‘Voice assistants’ have become less vocal, but much more powerful

As Amazon and Google usher in an era of ambient computing, Sonos pushes back over privacy concerns with a music-based voice service of its own.

  • by Tim Biggs
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Investing startup tells of its escape from crypto rout that ‘wrecked’ others

Investing startup tells of its escape from crypto rout that ‘wrecked’ others

The co-founder of investing app Tiiik said quick thinking helped it ride out the sudden collapse of TerraUSD in relatively good shape.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
WeChat, the Chinese mega app, can do almost everything - including election misinformation

WeChat, the Chinese mega app, can do almost everything - including election misinformation

A barrage of false claims, misinformation and unauthorised political advertising is circulating on WeChat, just days before voters hit the polls.

  • by Nick Bonyhady and Kat Wong
Google’s new gadgets, updates designed to power ‘ambient computing’

Google’s new gadgets, updates designed to power ‘ambient computing’

Assistants that know when you’re talking to them and search results more connected to the real world were some of the announcements at Google I/O, while the Pixel Watch was also unveiled.

  • by Tim Biggs
‘Unprecedented internet censorship’: Libertarian group hits out at misinformation laws
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Social media

‘Unprecedented internet censorship’: Libertarian group hits out at misinformation laws

The Institute of Public Affairs has criticised the federal government’s plans to regulate misinformation online, amid a global debate about free speech on social media.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Google to pay more than 300 EU publishers for news

Google to pay more than 300 EU publishers for news

The internet giant has signed deals to pay publishers in Germany, France and four other EU countries for their news.

  • by Foo Yun Chee