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TecQ: Apple iPod Shuffle, Facebook TV, Reliance JioPhone and More

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Apple Bids Adieu to iPod Shuffle — Music Buffs Knew Its Worth



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Apple iPod changed the face of music for people in the pre-internet era. 

The iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano music players will soon be discontinued by Apple. The advent of the iPhone and high-speed streaming music services has made these standalone music devices redundant. The iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano do not have Internet access, therefore limiting their capabilities. The iPhones have essentially put them out of service.

Yet the love for this music player is not entirely lost. Read about it here.

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Facebook is Ready to Push 15-25 Minute TV Shows on Your Newsfeed



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The social networking giant will show content from its partners. 
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Facebook now has its sights set on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. After seeing the success of these video streaming services, the social networking behemoth plans to stream content created by its partners. Facebook TV is set to launch in August and will have 15-20 minute-long shows playing on your newsfeed. Read more about Facebook’s TV plans here.

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Here Is All That You Need to Know About the New Reliance JioPhone



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This is the JioPhone, 4G enabled feature phone. 
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Just what goes into the making of the Reliance JioPhone? Is it really smarter than a traditional feature phone? We look at the software and apps available on the Reliance JioPhone. It has the capability to do a lot that basic smartphones can do, but some features are software locked by the manufacturer. Catch the full discussion on the JioPhone here.

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Twitter Reports Loss of $116 Mn as It Fails to Deliver User Growth



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The growth in Twitter’s user base has slowed.
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Twitter reported a loss of $116.5 million in its second quarter. The micro-blogging platform was looking to get a move-on with its yearly growth, but these numbers portray the task in hand for Jack Dorsey and Co, what doesn’t help Twitter’s case is that its monthly average user base in the April-June quarter grew a mere 5 percent from the previous year to 328 million. Here’s more on Twitter’s growth woes.

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Microsoft Will Pay up to $2,50,000 for Finding Bugs in Windows 10



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Windows 10 offers free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8 users, and promises a better user experience. 
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Microsoft wants to ensure that ransomware attacks do not affect its computers again. The likes of Wannacry and NotPetya have caused huge problems for computers running the Windows OS. The Windows maker will pay up to $2,50,000 to any developer who finds flaws and bugs in Windows 10 and reports that to the team at Microsoft. Here’s what you should do.

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