Excel’s Formatting Is Screwing Up Human Gene Research
If you’re looking to keep track of things like in a database, then using Microsoft Excel is one way to go about it. It is a great spreadsheet tool that can be useful when keeping track of things like names, phone numbers, finances, and more, but it seems that no thanks to Excel’s formatting, it is messing up the research on human genes.

Microsoft Could End Up Buying TikTok’s Worldwide Business
With TikTok facing a potential ban in the US, it was recently confirmed that Microsoft is interested in acquiring the company. This would effectively make TikTok an American company without any ties to China as its US operations would no longer be controlled by ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company in China.

ESPN+ Will Be Getting A $1/Month Price Hike
If you’re still on the fence as to whether or not you want to subscribe to Disney’s ESPN+, you might want to move quickly because the company has announced that starting August 12, they will be increasing the price of its monthly subscription from $4.99 a month to $5.99 a month, which means that over the course of a year, you will end up paying $12 more.

This Credit Card Uses AI To Better Manage Your Finances
We all probably think that we have a relatively good handle on our finances, but rarely is that the case. A lot of times, our wants tend to outweigh our needs, which can lead to unnecessary spending and landing ourselves in debt, especially if you own a credit card which makes it way too easy to buy things you might not necessarily be able to afford.

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Instagram Reels Has Now Launched Worldwide
At the moment, TikTok’s fate hangs in the balance. US President Donald Trump had previously sought to ban the app outright, but later had a slight change of heart where he gave the app 45 days to seek a buyer from the US to save itself. Last we heard, Microsoft is the forerunner as one of the companies that could acquire them.

Disney’s Streaming Services Now Boasts Over 100 Million Subscribers
While Disney might have gotten into the streaming game later than some of its competitors, it appears that the company’s reputation, portfolio, and acquisition strategy is paying off because during the company’s third quarter earnings report, they have revealed that their streaming services now play home to more than 100 million subscribers.

‘Mulan’ Will Launch On Disney+ For $30
When it comes to blockbuster movies, companies usually choose to show it at theaters first before it is made available on DVD/Blu-ray or a streaming service. However, it seems that with many cinemas closed as a result of the pandemic, Disney is trying something new with its upcoming Mulan movie.

WhatsApp Now Lets You Reverse Search Forwarded Messages
To combat fake news, WhatsApp has put a limit on how many times and how many people a message can be forwarded. This is because sometimes people do not necessarily do their own research and form their opinions based on these messages that are either outright lies or incorrect to a certain degree.

Google Play Music Will Be Shutting Down This October
In the process of trying to create their own streaming service, Google ultimately ended up with a couple of solutions – Google Play Music and YouTube Music. It might be confusing to newbies as to which they should sign up for, but it looks like Google is now one step closer to streamlining it all.

Chrome Extension Will Show You How Ads Are Tracking You
Ads are part of the internet, but unlike more traditional advertisements you see in the physical world, internet ads are smarter because they can track you and your browsing habits, meaning that these companies know what you like, what you don’t like, what you’re searching for, and can then cater ads that target you specifically.

Microsoft Confirms Their Interest In Acquiring TikTok
Last week it was reported that to potentially avoid getting their app banned in the US, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance was looking to sell off TikTok to a US company and it was reported that Microsoft was potentially interested in them. It turns out the rumors were right as Microsoft has since confirmed that they are in talks.

You Can Now Stream Apple TV+ Shows On American Airlines Flights
Apple TV+ has a long way to go before it can challenge the likes of Netflix or Hulu, but it seems that Apple has scored a pretty good deal with American Airlines. It seems that the next time you fly American Airlines, there is a chance that you will be able to stream Apple TV+ on your mobile device.

Students Miss Their Campus So Much They Recreated It In Minecraft
In many countries around the world, schools and educational institutions have yet to reopen as governments are trying to find the best way to go about it due to the coronavirus pandemic. While students are still receiving their education online through online classes, part of the experience is being on campus, hanging out with friends, and so on.

YouTube Will End Community Captions Contributions In September
There are many videos on YouTube, many of which are in a variety of languages. We imagine that some creators would love to reach a more international audience which is why some bother to actually upload captions, or rely on the community to add captions for them. Unfortunately, the latter feature is about to come to an end.