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 Instagram’s old messaging service, “Instagram Direct”, has been replaced by “Messenger”, allowing users to send chats, photos and videos between the two platforms for the first time.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 …

Facebook unveils new generation Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset

The next generation of its virtual reality headset (VR), “Oculus Quest”, introduced Facebook, promising better graphics at a much lower price than most observers in the field predicted. At the same time, it revealed that two popular franchises, “Assassin’s Creed” and “Splitter Cell”, have come to the platform. According to the BBC, the demand for the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Smartphones: Does your phone finally kill you or not?

And yet when you think about things that might want to kill you, you rarely look at your phone. And yet your phone is killing you. We know, the news isn’t good. It does happen. Dozens of people have lost their lives from mobile phones and we are not talking of course about Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Viber breaks off all business relationship with Facebook

Rakuten Viber, the company behind one of the world’s leading apps for free and easy communication, announces that it will cut off all business relationship with Facebook. As announced the app will remove “Facebook Connect”, “Facebook SDK” and “GIPHY”, but will also cut off all advertising spending on the social networking platform, giving further impetus to the #StopHateForProfit movement that calls for Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …