Ubergizmo: Instagram Now Lets Users Post From Their Desktop

Ubergizmo: Instagram Now Lets Users Post From Their Desktop. “The good news is that Instagram has since announced that you can now post photos and videos up to a minute long from your computer. If this sounds familiar, it is because the company had actually started testing out the feature earlier this year, and now it looks like it will be available to all users starting on the 21st of October.”

CNET: Facebook to demote all Groups content from users who break its rules

CNET: Facebook to demote all Groups content from users who break its rules. “Facebook said Wednesday it will demote all content posted in Groups from users who have broken the site’s rules, making potentially problematic content harder for others to find. The social network will also let people who manage groups know when content from members has been flagged by Facebook and will offer administrators the ability to appeal before a post gets removed.”

Popular Science: Google’s new data guidance takes a page from Apple’s privacy playbook

Popular Science: Google’s new data guidance takes a page from Apple’s privacy playbook. “Google launched a new “Data safety section” in its Google Play Store on Monday for app developers, building on a pledge the company made in May to increase transparency around how apps hosted on its platforms utilize user data. A video released along with the announcement shows this information will be prominently featured in a set of bullet points when users click on an app to install or update it, though it won’t be publicly available until next year.”

Tubefilter: With A Year Of Shorts Under Its Belt, YouTube Is Still Figuring Out Creator Monetization

Tubefilter: With A Year Of Shorts Under Its Belt, YouTube Is Still Figuring Out Creator Monetization. “One year ago, YouTube debuted the first public version of its TikTok copycat, Shorts. Between then and now, the platform expanded Shorts to all YouTube users around the globe, launched a $100 million fund to pay some of the users making content for it, and saw the average number of daily first-time creators uploading videos to Shorts more than double. So, what has it learned?”

The Verge: Google’s Pixel 6 And 6 Pro Launch Event Live Blog

The Verge: Google’s Pixel 6 And 6 Pro Launch Event Live Blog . “This is easily the most important Pixel the company has launched in years, it’s a launch where the company says it is taking on flagships from Apple and Samsung at the high end. Google hasn’t really talked big game about its phones before, so even if we’ve seen a lot of rumors, how Google goes about making this launch happen will be interesting.”

Bing Blogs: IndexNow – Instantly Index your web content in Search Engines

Bing Blogs: IndexNow – Instantly Index your web content in Search Engines. “IndexNow is a new protocol created by Microsoft Bing and Yandex, allowing websites to easily notify search engines whenever their website content is created, updated, or deleted. Using an API, once search engines are notified of updates they quickly crawl and reflect website changes in their index and search results.”

Internet Archive: The Internet Archive’s Community Webs Program Welcomes 60+ New Members from the US, Canada and Internationally

Internet Archive Blog: The Internet Archive’s Community Webs Program Welcomes 60+ New Members from the US, Canada and Internationally. “Community Webs, the Internet Archive’s community history web and digital archiving program, is welcoming over 60 new members from across the US, Canada, and internationally. This new cohort is the first expansion of the Community Webs program outside of the United States and we are thrilled to be supporting the development of diverse, community-based web collections on an international scale.”

The Register: Microsoft admits to yet more printing problems in Windows as back-at-the-office folks asked for admin credentials

The Register: Microsoft admits to yet more printing problems in Windows as back-at-the-office folks asked for admin credentials. “Microsoft’s brand new operating system, Windows 11, appears to be just as iffy when it comes to printing as its predecessors. The latest problem turned up in the Windows Release Health dashboard last week and warned that a prompt for administration credentials might pop up when the print server and client are in different time zones.”

New Microsoft Office rollout: When you’ll get it, pricing and major changes (CNET)

CNET: New Microsoft Office rollout: When you’ll get it, pricing and major changes . “Microsoft’s new, flat-price version of its Office productivity software started rolling out Oct. 5 — the same day as Windows 11. The company previously emphasized that while its main focus remains on its Microsoft 365 subscription offering, it will release the one-time purchase Office 2021 for those who aren’t yet ready to move to the cloud.”

Chrome Unboxed: Google Launches Interactive Tool To Help You Decide On The Perfect Halloween Costume

Chrome Unboxed: Google Launches Interactive Tool To Help You Decide On The Perfect Halloween Costume. “Are you trying to decide what you’d like to be for Halloween? Being yourself or the new kid on the block doesn’t count, and you’ve only got a few weeks left! What are you going to do, perform a simple Google search for the most popular costumes? That could take a while. Luckily for you, Google has compiled all of this data into a new interactive tool called Frightgeist, and you can access it right now!”

Stuff New Zealand: International concern about Internet Archive-National Library deal

Stuff New Zealand: International concern about Internet Archive-National Library deal. “An international group of authors including Sir Philip Pullman are concerned about the National Library’s partnership with the Internet Archive. ‘To find that a great national library like that of New Zealand is collaborating in a scheme to break the cherished copyright laws and give our work away for nothing is profoundly shocking,’ said Pullman, the president of the United Kingdom Society of Authors, in a recent letter sent to the library.”