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Twitter is rolling out an update to introduce group messaging and video support

Twitter has today announced two new features coming to the micro-blogging service. Group messaging and video upload support will be rolling out in an update for official apps on both iOS and Android.

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Foxconn plans to cut its huge workforce due to higher labor costs [Update: No, it won't]

Update: Foxconn has now told CNET that Reuters' story is "completely inaccurate and totally without foundation", adding, "As we continue to increase the application of automation in our operations, the magnitude of our employee recruitment is expected to decrease in the years ahead, but we have no plans to reduce our workforce numbers now or anytime in the future."

Original story: Foxconn, the main manufacturing partner for Apple, will reduce its huge workforce in the face of higher labor costs and lower revenues. The move comes even as Apple is expecting to reveal high sales for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus later today, both of which are made at Foxconn factories.

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Facebook and Instagram currently offline [Update: Restored]

Update: Both Facebook and Instagram are back online.

Facebook and Instagram, the popular social network and it's photo-centric sub-division, are currently offline. If you've been trying to check your feeds and you've been getting errors, don't worry — it's them, not you.

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Apple collaborates with artists on another mural for its next Chinese store opening

After collaborating with artist Wang Dongling to create a mural for its Hangzhou, China store opening last week, Apple has prepared another for its Chongqing store which will open on January 31.

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iCloud.com Photos section gets email sharing, image zoom features

The Photos section of the iCloud website has nabbed a couple of new features today. Users now enjoy new email sharing options, as well as a manual zoom slider.

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Apple's Maps Connect tool for small businesses expands to more countries

Apple has expanded its Maps Connect web tool beyond the United States. The tool, which helps small business manage their listing on Apple Maps, is now available in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

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Tweetbot for Mac returns to the Mac App Store

Yesterday Tweetbot for Mac experienced authentication issues with Twitter and was temporarily pulled from the Mac App Store until those issues could be resolved. Well, they've been resolved and Tweetbot is now back for the Mac. It might take a while to propagate through the servers, but if you haven't grabbed it already, you'll soon be able to do so through the usual link.

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Apple Pay coming to PGA Tour courtesy of MasterCard

MasterCard has announced that they will be bringing Apple Pay to the PGA Tour. Golf fans will be able to use Apple's contactless payment feature later this week during the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Phoenix Open will be the first PGA Tour stop to accept Apple Pay, and customers using it with their MasterCards will be eligible for MasterCard's Priceless Surprise rewards

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Original version of TestFlight app testing service shutting down in February

TestFlight has announced that the original, web-based version of their app testing service will close in February. Developers are receiving emails from the service, encouraging them to switch over to Apple's new version of TestFlight. Apple purchased Burstly, the company behind the testing service, almost a year ago, and the new version of TestFlight is now the official method for testing apps on iOS 8.

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200 of Apple's US retail employees may be relocating to China

A new report claims Apple's retail store head Angela Ahrendts is trying to get some of her US employees to move to China. It adds that about 200 US Apple retail workers have indicated they will indeed relocate to that part of the world in an effort to beef up Apple's stores in China.

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