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The week in Apple news: FBI hacks iPhone 5c, iPad Pro teardown, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending April 8, 2016.

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Facebook adds reactions, events support, and filters to live video broadcasts

Facebook Live video broadcasts are getting reactions, filters, groups and events support, and more.

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Twitter adds a Message button so you can quickly share Tweets privately

Twitter amps up its Direct Messaging appeal by making it easier to send a Tweet in a private convo.

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Facebook takes a guess at what's in pictures to help visually impaired

With images an ever-growing proportion of what we share on social networks, Facebook fears that users with visual impairments may be missing out.

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Lock down your Mac, iPhone, and online accounts if you expect trouble ahead

You can take steps ahead of time to protect your social media, banking, email, and other accounts if you fear intrusion or retribution.

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Instagram expands to 60-second videos, verging into YouTube territory

The popular photo-sharing app aims to become a hub for longer video.

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Facebook may use Messenger to push into retail payments

Facebook is pushing the concept of Messenger as a platform, with possible new features including retail in-store payments.

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Facebook celebrates March Madness with a basketball game in its Messenger app

The hidden basketball game lets you practice shooting your free throws. Good luck getting any work done now.

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Are you drinking while tweeting? This algorithm can tell

A new algorithm can tell when you're drinking while tweeting—and even figure out where you're imbibing.

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Instagram will roll out an algorithmic feed, but promises not to ruin everything

With Instagram embracing algorithms, another social network says goodbye to reverse-chronological order.

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Kodak Moments come to life in a trippy SXSW sensory journey

I entered Kodak's Memory Observatory with a photo and emerged bewildered from an impromptu therapy session.

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Outmatched by Twitter and Facebook, Meerkat steps away from live streaming

Although it isn't giving specifics on its future, Meerkat hinted at a video-centric social network that's focuses on smaller groups.

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MLB Snapchat Day is on deck for March 11th

Big-league players share photos and videos on Snapchat from the dugouts during Spring Training games this coming Friday.

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Facebook Messenger platform push continues with Spotify integration

Sending Spotify songs to Facebook Messenger friends will soon be just a few taps away.

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Apple Support arrives on Twitter to solve all your problems

Before you make a Genius Bar appointment, try asking @AppleSupport for help.