Friday, September 16, 2016

Favorite Finds

With fall just around the corner, this week was full of companies rolling out new products and updates. Here are some of my favorite finds from around the web this week. 
  • On the heels of Apple’s new product announcement, The Fruit’s newest operating system rolled out this week, to both praise and criticism alike. The update revealed a slew of new features, including the ability to delete default apps, send reactions and effects with text messages and updated emojis. 
  • The newest crop of words have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, and it’s evident that this update was heavily influenced by a younger generation. Words such as YOLO and yogalates are now officially part of the English language. 
  • It’s amazing what people can do when they come together for a good cause – including helping Nelly pay off his debt. After it was revealed that the rapper owes the IRS a large amount of money, a superfan discovered that if Spotify users stream his most popular hits more than 287 million times, the celeb can collect the money he needs. Thousands of fans have since committed to silently play his music overnight.
  • Earlier this year Twitter announced that they would be rolling out an update where links, photos, videos and handles are no longer included in the platform’s 140 character limit. This week they announced that the new changes will go into effect beginning on September 19. 

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