Facebook and Instagram will allow users to hide likes

Facebook’s photo-sharing app, Instagram, allows users to hide the number of “likes” in their posts, and this change, as Reuters writes, will soon come to Facebook, after years of testing to reduce pressure on users to use their services. Instagram users will be able to hide “likes” in all posts on their “feed” and in their own “posts”. Both options will be available on Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The applications that “suck” the battery of mobile phones have been identified

The more features and more services our mobile phones provide, the more we use it and accordingly the amount of energy required for the operation of the device increases, which of course leads to the rapid consumption of its “fuel” and the need for continuous battery charging.  The Swiss company “pCloud” conducted a study in which Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

See if there was any of your details in Facebook’s big data leak

The ability for Facebook users to determine whether their emails, or phone numbers were in the social network’s recent major data leak, is given by the website “Have I Been Pwned” (https://haveibeenpwned.com/). As part of this leak, data from more than 530 million people was leaked to an online database; to a large extent this data consisted Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Clubhouse: New social media that you enter only by invitation

Never before have there been so many “social media” platforms where people connect and share their thoughts. Whether it’s classic options like “Facebook” and  Twitter”, image-based apps like “Snapchat” or “Instagram”, or video sharing platforms like “Tiktok”; it matters that there’s something for every taste. A new app comes to focus on a different medium: sound; the “Clubhouse” Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Research: Social media harms teenagers’ mental health

Teenagers’ mental health is being harmed by heavy use of social media, according to new research.  As the BBC reports, the research was carried out by the “Education Policy Institute” and The “Prince’s Trust “and in its context it is found that wellness/well-being is at similar levels in all primary school-age children. It begins to be Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

What apps eat up your data

Are you anxiously looking at the rest of your mobile plan data, like the rest of your bank account, as you approach the end of the month? You are not alone. We searched and found which applications consume the lion’s share of your valuable data, and what you can do Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Apple will let you see the data your apps collect before you download them

Along with the release of iOS 14.3, the new version of the mobile operating system, Apple has launched a tool that will increase transparency as it reveals the data collected by app developers. This tool, which Apple calls “nutrition labels”, was launched on Monday and will inform users about the data that an app requires to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Instagram messages merge with Facebook’s

Facebook Messenger and Instagram merged, 18 months after Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced his intention to “marry” the two platforms. Instagram’s old messaging service, “Instagram Direct”, has been replaced by “Messenger”, allowing users to send chats, photos and videos between the two platforms for the first time. It is the first step towards a goal Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …