Comcast is Experiencing Nationwide Outage

According to a recent report from The Verge, Comcast is experiencing a nationwide outage in the US. The outage is causing problems for anyone using Comcast’s Xfinity service as their service provider. According to crowd-sourced website Down Detector, there have been more than 11,000 reports of Comcast outages since 12:30PM ET. The company confirmed the outages on Twitter, saying that the company is “working to restore service.” According to the company’s tweet, the outage was caused by one of Comcast’s network partners cutting a fiber line, which might also be impacting other…

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Apple is Rebuilding Maps

After years of ridicule and scorn, Apple is finally ready to unveil a new version of its Maps app that will completely rebalance the playing field. According to an exclusive report from TechCrunch, the overhauled mapping data will be introduced first for people enrolled in the iOS 12 beta, and will only be available in the Bay Area for now. It will cover all of Northern California by this fall, and will of course eventually roll out to all versions of iOS. In terms of areas outside of Northern California, the rest…

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LinkedIn Introduces QR Code Business Cards

Today, career-oriented social networking site LinkedIn is rolling out a new feature that will take the headache out of exchanging contact information. Announced via a blog post, LinkedIn says that it is adding support for QR code business cards, making it easier to connect with people: Today we’re introducing LinkedIn QR code so that you have a simple way to quickly find the profile of someone you just met and connect on-the-spot. The next time you’re at an industry event and meet someone that you want to keep chatting with, open…

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AT&T Fined $5.25M For Nationwide 911 Outages

Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced that AT&T has been forced to pay a $5.25 million fine over a pair of nationwide 911 outages which occurred early last year. The government agency called these outages “unacceptable” in its statement. The FCC says that the first outage, which occurred on March 8, lasted five hours and affected 12,600 callers. The second, which occurred on May 1, lasted 47 minutes and dropped 2,600 911 calls. In a statement to The Verge, the FCC emphasized that “robust and reliable 911 service is a national priority,…

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Instagram Introduces Ability to Add Music to Stories

Starting today in select markets, users of Instagram Stories will be able to add background music to their photos and videos, according to a report from The Verge. Thousands of songs will be offered directly in the app, with new songs to be added daily. Much like Instagram’s existing polls and sliders stickers, adding songs to a Story can be done through the stickers menu. Users can simply drag the new “music” sticker into their posts, and select a song to include. Users will then be able to scrub through the song…

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