Twitter has plans to help you filter out unwelcome tweets

Twitter has plans to help you filter out unwelcome tweets

There’s a lot of abuse and harassment dished out on Twitter – check out the mentions for most celebrities and politicians if you don’t believe us – and the platform has come in for plenty of criticism for not dealing with its troll problem sooner.

Now Bloomberg says help is on the way, with a new keyword-filtering tool to allow users to remain blissfully unaware of the vitriol being sent in their direction. Swearwords and racial slurs could be blocked from a user’s notifications screen, for example.

This is according to "people familiar with the matter" rather than Twitter itself, so there’s nothing official yet, but we know the social network has been working on improving its anti-harassment features for some time. The fruits of those labours are apparently almost ready.

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These ‘Captain America: Civil War’ bloopers will brighten up your weekend

Captain America: Civil War Bloopers
Next week is going to be exceptionally busy, with Apple slated to reveal the iPhone 7 and Sony preparing to announce a slim PS4 alongside a “high-end” PS4. For those of us who cover the worlds of technology and entertainment, it’s important to relieve as much stress as possible the weekend before big events, which is why I’m watching this new Captain America: Civil War blooper reel on repeat.

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Sprint proves it doesn’t understand what ‘unlimited’ means

Sprint's Unlimited Plan
Sprint and T-Mobile both recently released unlimited data plans that aren’t actually unlimited — you can use a whole bunch of data, but you are limited to streaming SD-quality video and slow speeds for gaming. As part of a new plan that Sprint is offering you can now pay $ 20 a month more to stream video in full HD and game faster. This plan is called Unlimited Freedom Premium, which pretty much goes to show that Sprint didn’t understand the meaning of the word “Unlimited” in the first place.

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You might not be able to get the iPhone 7 after all

You might not be able to get the iPhone 7 after all

You may want to put in a preorder if you’re excited for the iPhone 7 – a report claims that Apple may be upcoming iPhone’s launch may be hindered by short supply.

Apple is reportedly undergoing a shortage of materials following a batch of faulty components, an industry source told Nikkei Asian Review. The source adds that if Apple sticks to its typical fall release window, initial demand for the newest iPhone might potentially go unmet.

In addition to a shortage of components, a recent drop in demand for iPhones in general may have led to lowered yields from Apple’s suppliers, 9to5Mac points out.

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Watch Ellie Goulding’s brand new music video for the upcoming ‘Bridget Jones’ movie

Ellie Goulding Still Falling For You
There’s a third Bridget Jones movie coming out this year, and you’ll probably see it as soon as it comes out, whether you’re a fan of the character, or because someone will drag you with them in a cinema this September. But until then you’ll probably hear Ellie Goulding’s brand new Still Falling For You single everywhere. You should know the new song is included in the official Bridget Jones’s Baby soundtrack, and the music video for it is already available on YouTube.

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EE offers six months’ free Apple Music for pay monthly customers

EE offers six months' free Apple Music for pay monthly customers

EE has signed a deal to provide the Apple Music service for free to all pay monthly customers for six months.

The offer, which is exclusive to EE, will see new and existing users given free access to the music streaming platform on both iPhone and Android handsets.

While use of Apple Music won’t be ‘zero rated’ (meaning it’ll still take from users’ data allowance) Noel Hamill, managing director of marketing at EE told TechRadar that the network believes streaming shouldn’t suck down more than 100-150MB per hour of tunes.

Sadly, pay as you go customers won’t be able to get the same offer, although Hamill said this was something that’s being considered – although the ‘technical capabilities’ of such an offer needed to be looked into.

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