CNET Update: Why Twitter is becoming more like Facebook
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Twitter's morphed appearance calls to mind another popular social network. And it's the end of an era for 12-year-old Windows XP, but nearly 30 percent of Windows PCs are at risk of running the no-longer-protected system.
Facebook wants to be like Twitter and Twitter wants to be like Facebook and Google Plus can't get any respect. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET update. Your Twitter profile will start to look just like your Facebook profile. In the coming weeks Twitter users will see a new layout that moves the profile photo to the side and stretches the header image all the way across and would you look at that it reminds you of Facebook doesn't it? Say good bye to the Twitter background image because now it's white. Previously on Twitter, the header and the profile pictures were in one column with your little square photo in the center. But it's not just a layout change. You'll be able to pin a Tweet to the top of your page. So, if you sent something out in the middle of the night, it won't go unseen. Just pin it to your profile, so visitors can be reminded of your witty tweets. And when browsing other profiles, you can choose to see just tweets, or tweets with photos, or replies. Basically, Twitter is on a mission to make it easier to sort through the clutter and they hope a new profile layout can grow the user base and get more people tweeting. Samsung's newest smart watches are not even in stores yet, but already there are rumors about a new model. The Korea Herald reports, Samsung's working on a stand-alone smart watch that doesn't require a smartphone to work. No Bluetooth necessary. It would be called the Gear Solo. But in the meantime, check out CNET's full review of the Gear Fit smart watch and the Samsung Galaxy S5. Both hitting stores April 11th. It's time to bid farewell to Windows XP. Microsoft will no longer offer support to Windows XP. So, if there's a new security flaw, or major bug discovered, too bad. Microsoft will not be sending out a patch to fix any problems. Windows XP has been around for 12 years. And even though it's over a decade old, tons of computers still are running Windows XP. And that's especially so for small businesses and doctors' offices. It's estimated that around 20 and 30% of all Windows PCs run XP. And 95% of ATM machines use it as the operating system. It doesn't mean that all these computers will get hacked over night, but they are an easy target for those looking to spread malware or steal personal information. Windows XP is more vulnerable than other systems and everyone has known for several years that April 8th would be the day that XP would no longer be protected. So, if you were a hacker and you knew of a security hole, wouldn't you strike now when Microsoft drops its defense? But for those of you that do have a new Windows 8 computer, the latest 8.1 upgrade is available now, which adds familiar features like a task bar, close button and easier to find settings. That's your Tech News Update. Head to cnet.com for more updates on these stories. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [SOUND] [MUSIC]