WhatsApp finally gives in to the lure of cash-generating ads

WhatsApp's co-founders always said their messaging app would never show ads, but once the pair quit the company, it seemed inevitable that its owner, Facebook, would find a way to...

Snapchat’s P.R. firm is suing an influencer for failing to influence

Snapchat's P.R. firm is suing a social media influencer for his alleged failure to promote Spectacles on Instagram. Actor Luka Sabbat was paid $45,000 up front, but the suit claims...

Twitter tests homescreen button that offers more control of your timeline

Twitter recently relaunched its reverse-chronological timeline, but accessing it means diving into settings. Now the company is testing a button on the main screen that lets you switch between the...

This Red Sox fan had his $650 World Series ticket stolen via Instagram

If you bag a ticket for a big event, then you might want to be careful about posting a photo of it on Instagram or another social media service. Boston...

Trigger live action animations in Twitch with new tool coming from Adobe

Scribbleh / YouTubeTwitch viewers could soon influence live animations, thanks to a tool currently under development by Adobe. Announced on Friday, October 26, Adobe is building a Twitch extension...

Snapchat finally comes to Windows 10 and MacOS, but its not what you think

Not at all similar to its iOS and Android counterpart, Snapchat's new Snap Camera app for Windows 10 and MacOS is all about integrating custom lenses with other video conferencing...

How a comic turn by David Schwimmer may help British cops to nab suspect

When U.K. cops posted a photo of a suspect they wanted to speak to about an alleged theft, many people hit social media to point out the man's striking resemblance...

DT Live: Superstar influencer Quinn Slocum talks building brands and living well

If you want to become an influencer, but aren't sure how to start, why not take a few pointers from Instagram success story Quinn Slocum? In this DT Daily, we...

How to get more followers on Instagram

Further reading In the digital age, the thirst for followers (and elusive likes) is very real. Outside of our social circles, however, it can be difficult to gain followers to promote...

How to turn off Safe Mode in Tumblr

If you've joined Tumblr after hearing tales about the social network's more adult communities, you may be disappointed by how family-friendly it seems. Here's how to turn off "Safe Search"...

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Putin passes law that will ban VPNs in Russia

Russia has banned VPNs and other technology that allows users to gain anonymous access to websites. The new law...