BlackBerry Messenger

BlackBerry is making some key BBM privacy features free for all users. In an update to BBM on BlackBerry, iOS, and Android, users will be able to use Retract, which allows you to delete a message from both the sender and recipient, and Timer, which set limits on how long a message or photo can be viewed, for free.

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Microsoft has announced quite a bit of news at its annual developer conference Build today. Among other news, they announced the maturity of Project Centennial.

The Desktop App Converter takes an existing executable application and turns it into a UWP app, which will still only run on an x86 architecture.

These apps will also have access to UWP features and APIs, such as Live Tiles. Once compiled, they can be submitted to the Windows Store.

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Microsoft's open-source efforts are on the rise since the last few years, and the company has now announced a significant piece of news for the developer community. The company will be launching the popular Unix-shell, Bash, for Windows 10.

In partnership with Canonical, Microsoft has announced support for Bash on Windows 10, which would allow developers to access various Ubuntu binaries on Windows without switching to a Linux environment.

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Instagram has announced a couple new features for the social network today, including the ability to upload videos that are up to 60 seconds in length.

According to the Facebook-owned social network, time spent watching video over the last six months has increased by 40%. Because of this, they want to make it easier for you to show off your favorite moments.

We want to bring you fun, flexible and creative ways to create and watch video on Instagram. As part of our continued commitment, you’ll soon have the flexibility to tell your story in up to 60 seconds of video. This is one step of many you’ll see this year.

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According to an interview with Caixin, Microsoft's Chinese government-approved version of Windows 10 is now ready.

The special version of Windows was announced at the 2015 World Internet Conference Wuzhen in December, forged from a joint venture that was formed between Microsoft (49% stake) and China Electric Division (51% stake). Microsoft's head of China operations Ralph Haupter said that the product will be called Windows 10 Zhuangongban (Specially-provided Edition).