Tech News You Can Use – March 2017

Some tech news you can use right now!  Technology is constantlyTech News for you changing and it is hard to keep up with everything.  When I find out about updates or interesting information I think would be helpful fo you, I always try to share.   Here is what I have found happening in the world of tech in March.

Tidbits of Information

A few tidbits of information I found that I think will be of interest:

1. Apple

Last week Apple announced an iPad update, a red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and a new video-editing app for iOS.

This iPad upgrade has a 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536-pixel Retina display with 264 pixels per inch, and Apple’s A9 64-bit processor.

Red iphoneThe unit will come in silver, gold and space gray with a starting price of US$329.  That includes 32 gigabytes of storage and WiFi-only support. It will cost $459 for a 32-GB unit with WiFi and cellular support and should be in stores now.

They also introduced red versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to celebrate their partnership with (RED).  RED is an organization that funds programs to help prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to unborn babies.

A portion of the sales of the RED iPhone will go to the organization.  It should also be in stores now.

Apple also announced Clips, a new video-editing app. The software is designed to combine photos, video, and music without timelines or complicated tools.  It is due out in April and we will provide more info when it is available.

 

2.  Twitter

Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option for businesses and power users.

David Lee on BBC reports Twitter has struggled to grow its user base in recent years. It is now carrying out surveys to “assess interest” in the idea.

In an email to selected users, the company described how the new tool would work.

“This premium tool set will provide valuable viewing, posting, and signaling tools like alerts, trends and activity analysis, advanced analytics, and composing and posting tools all in one customizable dashboard,” the note said.

“It will be designed to make it easier than ever to keep up with multiple interests, grow your audience, and see even more great content and information in real-time.”

So what do you think of this idea?  Would you pay for it?

 

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