Scheduled posts arrive to Instagram for Business, but there's a catch

Are you large business that’s striving to become even bigger on Instagram? If yes, then some of your prayers have just been answered!

A new update to the Instagram API now allows corporations which make use of third-party software to manage their Instagram posts and stories will be able to schedule posts that will automatically go live at a scheduled time. This is a pretty important new feature that will easily improve said businesses reach a wider audience since Instagram’s mysterious algorithms tend to favor regular posting practices.

The “gotcha” with this new …

Facebook launches WhatsApp Business app, but only on Android

The team behind the overwhelmingly popular WhatsApp messaging app revealed last year plans to launch business accounts, which will give users access to specific features. Today, the developers announced a new app called WhatsApp Business is now available for download via Google Play Store.

The new app is free to download, but it’s not available in all countries. At first, WhatsApp Business will go live in the following countries: Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. However, WhatsApp claims the app will be rolled out to more markets in the coming weeks.

WhatsApp …

Apple iPhone X orders for most U.S. carriers are now being delivered in one to three business days

The last time we checked in on the delivery times posted by Apple for iPhone X orders, it was the end of November and units purchased that day were shipping in five business days. Now, less than two weeks later, the tenth anniversary model is shipping in one-to-three business days for most models ordered through Apple for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. The same delivery time is seen for SIM-free models. The exception to the rule is the Verizon 256GB iPhone X in silver, which is listed with a delivery date of five business days.

Also featuring a delivery date of five business days are iPhone …

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Security firm Bkav: Face ID not secure enough for business transactions

You might recall that earlier this month, we told you that Vietnamese security firm Bkav had invented a mask that apparently defeated the Apple iPhone X’s Face ID. The company has reached out to us this morning to tell us that it has invented a new mask that will allow twins to defeat Apple’s facial recognition system. And with that, comes a warning. The security firm recommends that iPhone X users do not use Face ID to verify their identity in financial transactions. That would include not using the facial recognition system with Apple Pay.

As noted earlier this month, Bkav strongly …

Business customers rate T-Mobile the number one U.S. wireless carrier according to J.D. Power

You might think that it is mostly younger consumers who flock to T-Mobile, attracted by its brash president and CEO John Legere. In addition, the carrier’s in your face ads and attitude would seem to be more suited toward those not old enough to remember a world without smartphones. Today, the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study was released, and surprisingly it showed that large, medium and small businesses ranked T-Mobile the highest in wireless customer satisfaction.

According to the survey, employees working for a company that offers its workers unlimited data are …

Group including Apple signs Letter of Intent to purchase Toshiba's memory chip business

According to today’s Wall Street Journal, a consortium that includes Bain Capital and Apple has signed a non-binding letter of intent stating that it plans to purchase Toshiba’s memory chip business before the end of this month. Those knowledgeable about the deal say the group, which includes Bain, Apple, Seagate Technology and Dell, are offering more than $18 billion for the business. Another group that was bidding includes Western Digital and private equity firm KKR. Western Digital is actually Toshiba’s partner in the NAND memory chip business, and claims to have veto rights to the sale of the …

Report: HTC and Google "in final stage of negotiation" regarding sale of smartphone business

It may sound like beating a dead horse, and at this point writing it certainly feels that way, but here goes: HTC is in very bad shape. This has been true for a while now, especially following the failure of the HTC 10, though we did for a while think its latest U11 was going to go at least some way towards fixing that problem.

But that obviously didn’t happen, as proven by the Taiwanese phone maker’s latest financials report showing August was its worst month in the past 13 years. Revenue dropped by 51.5 percent compared to last month and 54.3 percent …

WhatsApp reveals plans to launch business accounts in the coming weeks

WhatsApp has just announced that it has already started working to implement some business features to its messaging application. The company owned by Facebook is expected to launch enterprise accounts in the coming months, but for now, WhatsApp is just testing these features.

Not many details have been provided on how they will exactly work, but WhatsApp revealed that it will introduce verified business accounts, which will allow people to identify a business from another person.

Furthermore, the company announced that it is now testing different tools that …

Apple part of group seeking to buy Toshiba's memory chip business for $18 billion

This past April we told you that Apple, along with other major tech firms, was interested in purchasing Toshiba’s memory chip business. Two weeks later, there was talk about Apple and Foxconn teaming up to make the purchase. This report came after after the contract manufacturer was rumored to have made an $18 billion bid for the company all by itself. Now, talk about a deal involving Apple is warming up again as Western Digital’s own Thursday deadline to reach a deal with Toshiba ends today.

Bain Capital is part of a consortium that just lobbed in an $18 billion bid for what is the second …