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Instagram now plays all video audio once you turn sound on

When you open Instagram, the videos posted by those you follow play automatically, while you have to tap on each one to hear the sound. The company has now decided to change this with its latest update, as confirmed to TechCrunch.

When you now open the app on your device, videos will still play automatically with the audio being turned off. However, when you tap on the speaker icon to hear the sound, all the other videos in your feed will have the audio turned on for the rest of your session. So if you close the app and then open it again, the sound will be turned off.

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I have to say that I quite like what Instagram has done. Turning on the sound for each individual video can get annoying after a while, so the company’s implementation makes sense. It’s also a good thing that the audio is turned off by default, as you won’t be bothering those around you whenever you open Instagram.

In case you just want to listen to the audio of one video, you can turn it off after you’re done watching it with a simple tap in order to mute the sound of all the other videos in your feed. The implementation is rather simple but it does improve the experience and is quite useful. To try it out, simply update Instagram on your Android device and you’re good to go.

Recent updates

Share people’s stories as Direct messages

This update added the option of sharing any Instagram story in Direct messages. There’s a direct icon in the bottom right corner of each story, which you can tap to select the people to whom you want to send it to. Of course, when the story disappears from the app, the recipient will no longer be able to view it.

In case you don’t want people to look at your stories and be able to share them, just head into the stories settings and disable the option. It’s also worth noting that if you have a private account, only your followers will get to view a story that’s been shared via Direct.

Instagram now lets you post multiple photos and videos as non-squares

August 29, 2017: With the latest Instagram update, users can choose landscape and portrait formats when sharing multiple photos and videos. As Instagram explains, the option to choose gives users more “creative flexibility” but unfortunately, “to keep the experience smooth and consistent… all photos and videos in your post must be shared in the same format.”

Instagram rolls out new ways to reply to posts with photos and videos

August 18, 2017: The Facebook-owned company has added new ways to reply to your friend’s posts for more personalized conversations. Users can now reply directly to shared posts, photos, and videos with their own photo or video. To make matters more interesting, these replies will also automatically include a sticker of the content you’re responding to

Instagram finally brings comment threads to its app

August 15, 2017: With Instagram version 24, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app will now group conversations together, just like the way it works on Facebook. Your replies will automatically be grouped right underneath each thread, and when there are multiple replies, it will say how many there are instead of showing the full content, providing for a much cleaner look.

Instagram update lets you add a friend to your live stream

August 8, 2017: The latest update lets a small percentage of users add their friends to their live streams. A more widespread roll out will take place over the next few months according to the company.

Instagram lets you respond to Stories with photos and videos

July 6, 2017: As controversial as Instagram’s Stories may be, due to its blatant similarities to Snapchat Stories, Instagram continues to improve the feature by allowing you to reply to a friend’s Story with photos and videos of your own. When you open a Story, you now see a camera button on the left corner of the screen. When pressed, the button takes you to your camera screen with a thumbnail of the Story you are replying to. From here, you can take pictures, record videos, create Boomerangs, and resize the original Story’s thumbnail.

Instagram steps up its fight against scam and offensive comments

June 29, 2017: With the latest update, offensive comments on Instagram will be blocked by default. You can still report individual comments and profiles, of course, and if for whatever odd reason you want to disable this feature, you can do so in the app’s settings. The new update also addresses spam, another huge issue in the Instagram community. These filters will work in many different languages and will use machine learning to improve over time. The hope is that the automatic blocking will create a safer and a more inclusive space for all Instagram users.

Instagram lets you share replays of Instagram Stories live videos

June 20, 2017: The update adds a “Share” selection at the bottom of the screen after your live video has ended, so you can add the replay to Instagram Stories for 24 hours. Alternatively, you can delete the live video by tapping the toggle, and then choosing “Discard”. When you watch your own video replay back, you will see the number of users who watched it live, and afterwards via replay.

Instagram adds Archive feature

June 13, 2017: Instagram has rolled out its new Archive addition worldwide. It’s been designed to help users keep any posts they have shared in a space that’s only meant to be seen by that person. If you want to start archiving your shared posts, all you have to do is tap “…” at the top of the post you want to save and then and choose “Archive.” Users will be able to see that saved post when they tap on the Archive icon, which is located in the top right corner of the Instagram profile. You will also be able to see any previous likes and comments on that post.

Instagram Direct adds support for links, along with landscape and portrait orentation

May 25, 2017: The Instagram Direct feature now allows users to share images in both landscape and portrait orientation along with the ability to share links.

Instagram Stories can now be searched by location, hashtag search coming soon

May 23, 2017: Instagram is adding yet another way to search for content on the social network. The latest update to the app allows users to search inside Instagram Stories via location, and soon will also add searching in Stories via hashtags.

Face filters

May 17, 2017: Instagram has added another Snapchat-like feature, as users can now put in a number of animated images over their photos and videos. In addition, users can now put videos in reverse. There’s also a new eraser brush in the drawing tools.

Web uploads

May 8, 2017: Instagram has beefed up its mobile website with the ability to upload photos, and a lightweight version of the Explore tab. Previously, users were only able to like posts, follow users, search, and see notifications from the mobile site. Now users can not only upload media to the social network, they can also access a stripped down version of the Explore tab.

Instagram says the web experience is optimized for phones, and designed to help users on slower data connections access the social network. Think of this as a “lite” version of Instagram. Video uploading via the mobile web still isn’t supported, however, nor is posting photos or videos from the desktop site.

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Once a Bluetooth earpiece and speaker juggernaut, Jawbone appears to be no more

Known for its Bluetooth speakers, earpieces, and fitness trackers, Jawbone appears to be on the way out as the company is reported to have begun liquidation proceedings and its CEO to have already moved on.

The report comes to us courtesy of The Information, with The Verge also independently confirming Jawbone’s demise. According to both outlets, Jawbone co-founder and CEO Hosain Rahman founded Jawbone Health Hub, a new company that will focus on health-related hardware and software services.

Many Jawbone employees have reportedly moved to the new company, a move that prevents Rahman from truly starting from square one. Existing Jawbone products will allegedly be serviced by Jawbone Health Hub once the nail is put in Jawbone’s coffin, though we presume that the manufacturing of said products will halt due to the pivot to the health sector.

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Alas, these reports seemingly put an end to the sad state of affairs that is Jawbone. Signs of financial trouble were in the air when the company laid off 60 employees, or 15 percent of its workforce, back in November 2015. Jawbone said the layoffs were part of wider “streamlining,” but eyebrows were raised when it was reported that the company halted production of its UP fitness trackers and sold remaining inventory to a third party.

Jawbone refuted the report and said it was committed to the wearable market. That commitment was questioned yet again in February 2017, when it was reported that Jawbone would leave the wearable market and enter the world of medical services, moves that line up with the news of Jawbone’s liquidation and eventual demise.

It is a shame, really, since Jawbone’s products would not be classified as bad – one of Jawbone’s Bluetooth speakers was even called “America’s Favorite Wireless Speaker.” Unfortunately for the company, its 18 years of existence have also been highlighted by product failures, unpaid contractors, layoffs, lawsuits, and (now) a lack of relevancy in a market now dominated by the likes of Fitbit, Xiaomi, and Apple.

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Deal: HTC is once again offering 50% off all accessories

HTC hot deals

A few weeks before Christmas, HTC released their weekly Hot Deal that gave 50% off all accessories on the company’s site. That deal is back, and only lasts until midnight tonight (December 30th), so you better act fast if you want to snag some savings.

The Hot Deal includes every accessory listed on the site. That includes all cases, chargers, car kits, external batteries, speakers, and even the HTC Fetch. While it’s not on the main accessory page, the deal also extends to Nexus 9 accessories, including the Magic Cover. All colors are available except for the Coral Amethyst variant, but that still leaves you with Mint Indigo, Indigo Black and Lime Stone options. Unfortunately, the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio is out of stock, so you’ll still have to pay full price for it through Google Play.

The 50% off discount will apply to your order when you go to checkout, so don’t be alarmed at the high prices you see when browsing through the site. What’s more, HTC is also offering free shipping for U.S.A. residents, making this a tough deal to pass up. Additionally, the company is still offering 20% off select smartphones until January 2nd, so you may be able to save quite a bit more than you imagined.

Head to the link below to grab some new accessories. Is anyone planning on picking anything up? Let us know what you get!

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