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Stay up-to-date on the top tech news and trends each week with our Weekly Top 10 Tech. See something we missed? Tag @swebdevelopment on Facebook and Twitter! Here’s our top 10 tech news stories for this week:

  1. Xbox Live Members Can Use Custom Gamerpics
    You can now set custom images on Clubs, Gamerpics, and even Club backgrounds, all through Windows 10, an Xbox console, or the Xbox apps for iOS and Android. Customization is awesome!!!
  2. Gudak An Analog Camera App That Makes You Wait Three Days For Photos 
    Gudak gives you a roll of 24 photos to take through a tiny viewfinder, modeled after a disposable Kodak camera. When you’re done snapping away, just take your roll to the “Processing Laboratory,” where it’ll develop for three days. Photos even have a more vintage look for that perfect throw back Thursday.
  3. Microsoft’s New iPhone App Narrates The World For Blind People 
    Microsoft has released Seeing Al— a smartphone app that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually impaired. This app still has some updates to make when it comes to correctly identifying objects, but still what an app!
  4. WordPress Gives You More Options To Share Your Posts On Social Networks
    With the WordPress update, you can now schedule tweets, Facebook posts or LinkedIn updates! Think about it as a buffer for your WordPress posts that way next time you post on your social accounts you won’t misspell BANANAS!
  5. 4 Ways to Improve The Conversion Power of Your Facebook Ads 
    Are your Facebook ads not producing the numbers you hoped for? Check out these insider tips to get the most out of Facebooks ads!
  6. Instagram Is Using Machine Learning to Block Offensive Comments 
    The Facebook-owned social network on Thursday started rolling out two new filters that will block offensive and spammy comments if you turn them on. Because the internet has become an ugly, ugly place!
  7. You Can Share Apps and Music Directly in WhatsApp
    WhatsApp previously supported only documents, photos, and videos, but now users can share any file up to 100 MB. Music sharing and annoying gifs here we come!
  8. Facebook Tests a GIF Maker on iOS
    Facebook confirmed it has begun testing a new GIF maker in the camera feature of the main Facebook mobile application. The feature lets you shoot footage that you can then save in GIF format to your device’s photo gallery, post to your Facebook profile, or add to your Facebook Story.
  9. Google Maps Adds New Feature
    Google is adding a new feature to Google Maps that not only tells you how to get somewhere or how long the trip should take, but when the best time to leave is! The catch? Its only available for Maps users on Android. Booo!
  10. Youtube Thumbnails Now Look Like GIFs
    YouTube has been slowly rolling out GIF-like video thumbnails that play three seconds of the video. It won’t work on mobile devices and some videos aren’t eligible for preview. Too many rules to follow! Come on YouTube don’t be picky!

    Check back next week for another installment of Weekly Top 10!
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