update ▪ August 27

GOOG: 637.61

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Instagram today announced that it’s rolling out two new orientations for photos and videos including portrait and landscape formats to add to the old square photo format that was previously the only option for users uploading content. expand full story

update ▪ August 26

GOOG: 628.62

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Background audio from a video or ad that starts playing in a tab you’re not using is arguably one of the most annoying experiences in modern web browsing. Slowly but surely, web browsers have started to recognize this annoyance and the Chrome team has been one of the best at introducing solutions. Chrome has an icon telling you which tab is playing the audio, recent builds of Chrome let you mute these annoying tabs with a single click, and now Google’s browser is introducing another feature: Backgrounded tabs will no longer autoplay media at all until you bring them into the foreground. Hallelujah. expand full story

The update to Android Wear pushed back in May bumped the base Android version to 5.1.1, but the most recent update — the one that packs all the nifty interactive watch face features — keeps the OS at 5.1.1 while bringing Android Wear to version 1.3. The update has slowly been rolling out to all Android Wear watches over the last week or so (none of them are too dated for updates quite yet, thankfully), and OTA download links are starting to trickle in. Find them (via Android Police) below the fold… expand full story

update ▪ August 20

GOOG: 646.83

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update ▪ August 19

GOOG: 660.90

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