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Meta releases Duet Display and Companion apps for its Portal devices: Connected Church News

Meta made announcements about its portal devices. These announcements actually increase the utility of Meta Portal device. Meta Portal device is a tablet kind of a device that you can have on your office, in your living space. And now Meta has released two apps to increase its utility. The announcement says,”First is the Duet Display app, which turns your Meta Portal Plus (Gen 2) and Meta Portal Go into a second display for your computer.”So basically what Meta is trying do is when you travel or go out, you don’t have to carry a separate display, just carry a computer and your Meta Portal device. So they want the device to go with you. So that’s the first app. The second is a Meta Portal Companion app for Mac to make easy screen sharing and access to video calling options. Interesting how Meta is moving this device and making it much more usable and personal.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, August 2022 with source links from Instagram, WhatsApp, Amazon, Meta, Bitcoin, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: Instagram releases hands-free Reels creation on Samsung Phones

Source: Instagram

🗞️ News 2: Amazon triggers a trend with a new Palm-Scanning payment system

Source: TechCrunch

🗞️ News 3: WhatsApp releases new privacy tools, protection and activity controls

Source: WhatsApp

🗞️ News 4: Meta releases Duet Display and Companion apps for its Portal devices

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Machankura new SMS service allows transfer of Bitcoin via text

Source: Cointelegraph

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