iMessage: Is the end coming for Apple’s blue messages?

To a large extent, Apple’s strategy is based on the “status” of having an iPhone, since it sets it apart from the rest. One of the functions that reinforce this logic is “iMessage”, where iPhone users can exchange messages between themselves for free over the internet, which appear on their Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Is it time for virtual reality? Apple overtakes Meta with a headset

The debut of “Apple’s” mixed reality device marks a turning point for the industry, executives at some major augmented and virtual reality players said, as they welcomed competition from the US tech giant. “Apple” has unveiled its “Vision Pro” headset, ending months of speculation that the giant was preparing to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Should we cover our laptop camera lens for protection or not?

If we’re paranoid about what visual access people can have to us when we’re working, when they shouldn’t, we might wonder if we need a physical camera cover over our computer lens. Several high-profile public figures have been known to use camera covers… Former FBI Director James Comey told “NPR” Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Instagram: Locked content for subscribers only – The new features

Meta has posted several times this year about its plans to open up new entry channels for content creators on its platforms, and now some of them are coming to fruition. Specifically, content creators on Instagram can now share content that is only available to paying followers. According to Instagram Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Instagram adds parental control options

Since last December, the Instagram development team had promised to add new parental control features to the popular platform and now we are in the final stretch for their launch, as it started in the US. The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, describes the new options as the first parental Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

50,000 Facebook users became targets of private monitoring

More than 50,000 Facebook users in more than 100 countries will be notified by the company itself that it may have been the target of hacking attempts by monitoring companies working for government agencies, or private clients. The news is the result of many months of research by “Meta” —the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

metaverse: Microsoft in the “race” against Facebook

Microsoft opposes Facebook by announcing that it is bringing “metaverse” into “Teams” —its own version of “Zoom”— which has also been integrated into Windows 11. Users, in the first phase, will be able, from 2022, to appear as live cartoons, or 3D digital personalities (“avatars”) in their web chats; as Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Metaverse: The new platform that Facebook is preparing

Facebook is preparing a new digital platform called “metaverse”. The new platform will allow users to meet each other in a virtual digital environment, using “augmented reality technology”. As it explains in the relevant announcement, the name “metaverse” comes from a combination of the words “meta” and “universe”. It will Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

TikTok: New revelations for videos that promote anorexia in teenagers; “They spread like a disease”

There are more and more cases where dangerous and potentially harmful content “gets out” of control and user protection policies on a number of “social media” platforms. Following the revelations of Frances Haugen about the effects of Facebook and Instagram on young users —with their effects being toxic to teens Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Experts recorded 46 negative effects of social media

New study raises particular concerns about the impact of “social media” platforms. It is undeniable that “social media” platforms have brought multilevel changes and small and large revolutions in every area of the personal, social and professional life of modern man. The benefits and positive aspects of “social media” are Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The British developer who got 15 years banned from Facebook

A programmer from Great Britain created “Unfollow Everything”, which promoted as the solution to the problem of modern man who spends his whole day on “social media”. Yes, we do it in Greece too! What Louis Barclay created allows users to automatically “unfollow” all friends they have on Facebook and the pages they follow Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Francis Hogen: What complaints about Facebook reached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

A day after her identity was uncovered and a few hours after the blackout of the Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger platforms ended, Francis Hogen’s complaints reached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The complaint states that Facebook misled investors about the size of its audience and hid the steady decline of younger users Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …