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‘Repost’ Feature Is Not Being Planned: Intsagram

The Facebook-owned company has also debated previously the merits of adding a native "Regramming" feature and so far, the company has appeared to be firmly against it.

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Instagram has denied testing any native “Regramming” feature that could allow its one billion users to instantly repost someone else’s post to their own account, the media reported.

“Despite giving a ‘no comment’ when the report on ‘Regramming’ was initially published, Instagram now says that the feature is ‘not happening’, not being built and not being tested,” 9To5Mac reported late on Sunday.

A “Regram” is a hashtag that you use when you repost something that you saw on someone else’s Instagram, onto your Instagram account.

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Since the “Regramming” feature could make native reposting any content on Instagram as their own instantly, many users worry that it could ruin the photo-messaging app secuity wise. Pixabay

Based on two screenshots obtained by The Verge, a report earlier this week suggested that Instagram is testing a feature called “seamless sharing” that would come with a new “share to feed” option.

Currently, users are only allowed to share either public “Stories” from open accounts or “Stories” where they are mentioned on their own accounts and this gives creators and business-runners who monetise their content on the photo-messaging app the control to monitor who is sharing their work on the platform.

Since the “Regramming” feature could make native reposting any content on Instagram as their own instantly, many users worry that it could ruin the photo-messaging app secuity wise, with creators focusing on the issue of their content “going viral”, the report added.

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Instagram has also rolled out a plethora of new features to the app in recent times. Pixabay

The screenshots that The Verge claimed to have acquired displayed the “re-shared posts” appearing in the feed underneath the username and photo of the user who shared it.

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The Facebook-owned company has also debated previously the merits of adding a native “Regramming” feature and so far, the company has appeared to be firmly against it. (IANS)

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Apple’s Recycling Robot Is Capable of Disassembling 200 iPhones Per Hour

In 2018, the company refurbished more than 7.8 million Apple devices and helped divert more than 48,000 metric tons of electronic waste from landfills. 

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Apple has received nearly one million devices through its programmes and each Daisy can disassemble 1.2 million devices per year. Pixabay

 Apple on Thursday announced to expand its global recycling programmes and introduced Daisy, its recycling robot that is capable of disassembling 200 iPhones per hour.

US customers can send their iPhones to be disassembled by Daisy which is 33 feet long, has five arms and can methodically deconstruct any of 15 iPhone models.

Daisy will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones returned to Best Buy stores throughout the US and KPN retailers in the Netherlands, the company said in a statement ahead of Earth Day that falls on April 22.

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For cobalt, which is a key battery material, Apple sends iPhone batteries recovered by Daisy upstream in its supply chain. Pixabay

Apple also announced the opening of its “Material Recovery Lab” dedicated to discovering future recycling processes in Austin, Texas.

The Lab will work with Apple engineering teams as well as academia to address and propose solutions to today’s industry recycling challenges.

“Advanced recycling must become an important part of the electronics supply chain, and Apple is pioneering a new path to help push our industry forward,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

Apple has received nearly one million devices through its programmes and each Daisy can disassemble 1.2 million devices per year.

In 2018, the company refurbished more than 7.8 million Apple devices and helped divert more than 48,000 metric tons of electronic waste from landfills.

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The Lab will work with Apple engineering teams as well as academia to address and propose solutions to today’s industry recycling challenges. Pixabay

Daisy can take apart iPhones to recover materials such as cobalt, aluminum and tin, which are then recycled back into the manufacturing process.

Once materials have been recovered by Daisy, they are recycled back into the manufacturing process.

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For cobalt, which is a key battery material, Apple sends iPhone batteries recovered by Daisy upstream in its supply chain.

They are then combined with scrap from select manufacturing sites and, for the first time, cobalt recovered through this process is now being used to make brand-new Apple batteries. (IANS)