Weekly Top 10 Tech News


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 for this week:

1. Instagram Could Soon Be Rolling Out A ‘Save Draft’ Feature

If you’re an avid Instagram user, you know it can sometimes take a few tries before you come up with the perfect post. But as it stands right now, if you back out of a screen in the app, you’ll lose any image edits. Instagram is changing this by introducing a feature you may soon be using extensively: “Save Draft.” Is this something you would use?

2. Facebook Is Taking A Stand Against Ad Blockers

The social network announced on Tuesday that it has tweaked its tech to prevent ad blocking software from working on its desktop site. Ad blockers already don’t work in Facebook’s app, where most of its mobile traffic comes from. This is big news for advertisers!

3. Chrome Dev 48 Rolls Out With Early Bluetooth Web API Support

Google’s Chrome development team regularly implements new APIs to extend the possibilities for web apps to behave more like their native counterparts. The most recent addition to the Chrome dev channel allows web developers to use Bluetooth to communicate with nearby hardware. This opens up some really cool possibilities.

4. Twitter Opens Moments To More Influencers And Brands

Twitter is opening up its Moments feature to users, but only if you’re one of its select influencers, brands, or partners. The company revealed that it has given certain “groups of creators” the ability to curate tweets around major events and that everyone will have this capability in the coming months. This new feature could be a great way to capture experiences and conversations in one quick view. How would you use this?

5. The iPhone 7 Is Going To Get A Major Camera Upgrade

The iPhone may be about to get a major upgrade, with a dual-sensor system reportedly making its way to the iPhone 7 slated for a launch later this year. While the idea of a new design excites, pundits say the latest update will likely only be an internal one, but this follows Apple’s two year cycle where one year it’s an internal upgrade, and the following year it’s a design upgrade and so on. Will this stop you from picking up the latest model?

6. Facebook Delivers A Better UX For Businesses

In the last few days, the company has been finalizing the rollout of its new business page that are characterized by a cleaner look and feel. One of the most prominent changes that users will notice is that the tabs are gone and have been replaced by a left-hand side navigation. It’s vital that marketers find ways to maximize the use of this new layout and provide an even better experience for fans who visit.

7. It’s About To Get A Lot Easier For Apps To Talk To Each Other

Starting today, developers can embed IFTTT within apps and enable users to connect the hundreds of apps that the service supports. For fans of IFTTT (If This, Then That), this will allow developers to allow apps to easily communicate with one another and expedite their formulas.

8. Explaining “Dark Social” And 3 Interesting Things About It Marketers Should Know

Not to be confused with the more sinister Dark Web, Dark Social Media, or Dark Social for short, is a concept of great importance for anyone involved with online marketing and advertising. Trust us when we say this is nothing sinister, but marketers should be aware that it exists and how it’s impacting their overall numbers.

9. Galaxy Note 7 Tops Every Other Phone Display Ever, Testing Firm Says

Consumers looking for the highest display quality in a smartphone will find it in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, according to a new report. With a launch date of August 19th, would you trade in your iPhone for a device like this?

10. President Obama Now Has A Facebook Messenger Bot

The White House announced today that President Obama will use a Facebook Messenger bot to receive correspondence from citizens. People who send messages to the White House Facebook page will now speak with the bot. Those messages will be considered among letters read by the president. So now you and the President are friends…sort of…kind of….well at least the Presidential bot will be your friend.


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Read our Weekly Top 10 Tech News post on December 9, 2016

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