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Control data use on Netflix with new tool

The default setting will enable you to stream about three hours of TV shows and movies per gigabyte of data. 
 

Facebook's Mother's Day Special – Purple flower icon and more!
Facebook's Mother's Day Special – Purple flower icon and more!

Facebook's virtual flower icon will be accessible between 7 and 9 May.

Sigmund Freud's 160th birthday: Google celebrates with a creative doodle!
Sigmund Freud's 160th birthday: Google celebrates with a creative doodle!

Freud, who was born on 6 May 1856, is best known as the father of psychoanalysis, the method of resolving mental illness through a dialogue between a doctor and patient.  

Facebook opens office in Malaysia
Facebook opens office in Malaysia

 Social media giant, Facebook has opened a local office in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, a media report said on Thursday.

Check out pic: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's “Star Wars” meeting!
Check out pic: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's “Star Wars” meeting!

Through his personal account on Facebook, Zuckerberg has shared beautiful moments of his life with his friends and followers.

Twitter launches 'Connect' to help you find friends
Twitter launches 'Connect' to help you find friends

Twitter's "Connect" tab will also make it easier to connect with your friends and family by giving you the option to automatically sync your address book.

Brazil court scraps suspension of WhatsApp
Brazil court scraps suspension of WhatsApp

Technology experts have suggested Facebook is unable to comply with the Brazilian demands because WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption technology that makes it impossible for the company to monitor messages travelling across its network.

Facebook rewards 10-year-old for discovering flaw in Instagram
Facebook rewards 10-year-old for discovering flaw in Instagram

According to a report in technology website VentureBeat.com, Jani from Finland discovered the security flaw in Instagram on his own.

How Twitter can help prevent asthma-related hospitalisation!
How Twitter can help prevent asthma-related hospitalisation!

When the number of asthma-related tweets increased in a given week, the researchers found, the number of asthma emergency department visits or hospitalisations increased proportionally during the following week.
 

Italian agency orders Facebook to provide data to its user
Italian agency orders Facebook to provide data to its user

Italy's data protection authority ordered Facebook neither to destroy the fake account's data nor to process it further.

Mario Miranda’s 90th birthday: Google honours cartoonist with an illustrative doodle!
Mario Miranda’s 90th birthday: Google honours cartoonist with an illustrative doodle!

Miranda, who was born on 2 May 1926, in Daman to Goan Catholic parents, had been a regular with The Times of India and other newspapers in Mumbai, including The Economic Times. 

Lawsuit filed over Facebook's plan to issue new Class C stock
Lawsuit filed over Facebook's plan to issue new Class C stock

"The issuance of the Class C stock will, in effect, have the same effect as a grant to Zuckerberg of billions of dollars in equity, for which he will pay nothing," the lawsuit said.

Cyber-bullying increases aggression in teenagers: Study
Cyber-bullying increases aggression in teenagers: Study

A new study has come to light, which has found that the combined effect of both cyber-bullying and face-to-face bullying may give rise to aggression in teenagers.

Hitting the retweet button makes you forget what you read!
Hitting the retweet button makes you forget what you read!

Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a "cognitive overload" that interferes with learning and retaining what you've just seen. Worse yet, that overload can spill over and diminish performance in the real world.

Check out! Mark Zuckerberg shares adorable images of his dog Beast!
Check out! Mark Zuckerberg shares adorable images of his dog Beast!

Thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the popular social networking site Facebook, we get to take a sneak peek of his lovely family through the photographs shared by him on his FB page.

Google celebrates Claude Shannon's 100th birthday with an interactive doodle!
Google celebrates Claude Shannon's 100th birthday with an interactive doodle!

The visitors on the page are greeted with a dynamic doodle which is the internet giant's way of giving tribute to the American mathematician.

 Facebook troublemakers can give you tough time online!
Facebook troublemakers can give you tough time online!

So, if till now, you were thinking that you cannot unfriend your dearest buddy on the social networking site because he/she might make your life miserable, you were absolutely right.

A decade-old Google Translate!
A decade-old Google Translate!

The service, which translates words, web pages and phrases between English and over hundred other languages, currently provides support to 9 of India's 22 official languages.

Sharing Twitter posts can hamper your memory!
Sharing Twitter posts can hamper your memory!

Retweeting creates a cognitive overload that can interrupt the learning and retaining ability of a person. This overload is also capable of diminishing performance in the real world.

Apple turns Twitter into 'news app' in App Store
Apple turns Twitter into 'news app' in App Store

 After reporting dismal results this week, micro-blogging website Twitter is no longer pitted against social networks like Facebook and is now categorised under the "news" section in the Apple's App Store.

New Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps launched for Windows 10
New Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps launched for Windows 10

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Finally, Facebook launched its much awaited new trio of apps- Facebook, Messenger and Instsgram- for Windows 10.

Now, 'Find Time' for your meetings using Google Calendar
Now, 'Find Time' for your meetings using Google Calendar

Google has added new feature 'Find Time' on Google Calendar which will examines the schedules and suggests times for office meetings.

Facebook can help students connect better
Facebook can help students connect better

The researchers found that open course students were more engaged on Facebook groups and preferred interacting more on the social media site than through the course tools.

Twitter to become your future teacher
Twitter to become your future teacher

Twitter, if used properly, can produce better outcomes among middle school students and enhance the way children learn in the 21st century.

35 mn talked about Indian assembly polls on Facebook; BJP most discussed party
35 mn talked about Indian assembly polls on Facebook; BJP most discussed party

35 million people have engaged in conversations related to the India state assembly elections globally on Facebook (from 1st Jan to 1st April).

Are you or people around you happy or sad? Twitter has the answer!
Are you or people around you happy or sad? Twitter has the answer!

The team from University of Iowa used two years of Twitter data to measure users' life satisfaction – a key component of happiness.

Check out what's new on Instagram this year!
Check out what's new on Instagram this year!

Nowadays, all young and adults alike are hooked to this popular photo-sharing site 'Instagram'.

Twitter misses revenue estimates, shares plunge
Twitter misses revenue estimates, shares plunge

 Twitter shares fell sharply about 12 percent on Tuesday after the micro-blogging website - which managed to add 5 million people to take its monthly active user base to 310 million - missed the first quarter revenue estimates.