Twitter to retry efforts to control harassment on social platform

This is a story we have heard before from Twitter, so the only question that remains is whether they can succeed. Similar to previous attempts, several Twitter execs announced this evening that the social platform would begin rolling out new measures this week to try to better control and eliminate harassment and abuse directed at users on the system. The charge was led by Ed Ho, Twitter’s VP of Engineering, who acknowledged Twitter “didn’t move fast enough last year” in trying to implement changes.

We’re hiring a video editor to help grow our YouTube channel!


So there’s a pretty good chance you’ve never seen our YouTube channel in the years Talk Android has been serving news, reviews, guides, and opinions. Or, if you have, you’re underwhelmed by what we upload. We are, too. That’s why we’re getting serious and launching a project to change our ways when it comes to video.

We’re seeking to add an up-and-coming video editor to our team.

[TA Deals] Set your own price for this Microsoft Office training bundle

People around the world, no matter the field, are using Microsoft Office as their go-to for productivity.

On Talk Android Deals, the A to Z Microsoft Office Training Bundle is available at a price that’s decided by you. We’re not even giving this bundle a set price. Why? It’s a Pay What You Want offer. So you can get select pieces from the bundle at any price while beating the average gets you everything.

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BlackBerry Mercury makes cameo appearance on Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’

With just a few short weeks to go until the BlackBerry Mercury officially launches at MWC 2017 in Barcelona on February 25th, the QWERTY hardware keyboard-toting handset has been spotted making a cameo appearance on Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing. The latest episode of the sitcom shows the former Home Improvement star using the Mercury to call his on-screen brother, Jimmy, as spotted by eagle-eyed CrackBerry members. 

Best data monitoring apps

If you’ve ever accidentally exceeded your data limit in any given month, then you know what a pain it is to pay those astronomical “overtime” fees. Especially if you try to be mindful of your data usage, and still exceed it each month, we recommend you hold on for one more month before increasing your data plan package.

Why? Well, we may just have the solution to your problem. If you are having a hard time figuring out where all of your data is possibly going, it might be good to look at your stats. That’s why we’ve put together this list our top 6 picks for data usage monitors. These monitors will help you track exactly what’s happening to your data, and some will even recommend apps for you to get rid of because they’re sitting idly, but still hogging your allotted data each month.

Google Maps gets a ‘parking difficulty’ feature

Google is adding a new feature to Google Maps for Android to help users plan their hunt for a parking space when arriving at a destination. The new feature will provide information on parking difficulty at a destination in 25 metro areas in the U.S. The information will be provided via an icon to help users assess whether they need to be ready to just pull up to their destination or if they may be circling the block for a while in search of a parking space.