Instagram launches direct messaging
Instagram has announced a new private messaging feature called Instagram Direct, which will allow users to send a photo or video privately to up to fifteen followers.
“Sometimes you want to be able to share not with everyone, but just a specific group,” Instagram founder Kevin Systrom said at the company’s announcement in New York.
An update to the Facebook-owned Instagram mobile app released Thursday includes a new tab labeled, “direct,” Users can tap that tab to send photos specifically to their friends and have conversations around those photos. There will also be a new option to “send to 1” on the app.
The direct messaging feature will work in real time, enabling users to tell which of their friends have viewed the photo. They’ll also be able to chat with friends in real time.
smart phones applications embedded uses everyday life, but one usually have to pay part of the privacy-peer benefit from these programs, for example Some applications, such as Facebook and iTranslate and WhatsApp to send personal data, such as user name and telephone numbers and e-mail addresses mail or even passwords are not anonymous or non-encrypted server company provided for these free services.
She explained the test of goods and products in the German capital Berlin, that such companies transferring data from their own and without being asked to do so, and thus the data transfer process is unsafe at all.
Additionally usage statistics are sent different applications are unnecessary or metadata is transferred smartphone without the user’s knowledge. Experts say that could be through metadata customize the information sent from various applications to mobile specific, and thus enable the company developed for these applications or networks analysis and advertising, and that data is passed to it, to create profiles for users, where they are exploited, for example in advertising materials propaganda directed commensurate with the nature and needs of the user profile.
And advises the test products and commodities users not to use the applications in public Internet access points (Hotspot); because data is transferred unencrypted wireless communications networks WLAN is secured, which allows hackers to penetrate the user data with ease.
When you specify a password for different applications, you may never use the same word used in online banking or email accounts.
Mixed media and installation artist Peter McFarlane has spent his life turning found objects, computer waste and other discarded materials into sculptures, installations, and even the backdrops of paintings.
This wristband will inspire you to get active by recording all your acitivity and converting it into a new fitness currency
Nike has jumped into the fitness tech fray with the FuelBand, which tracks your day-to-day activity and measures this through a new medium called NikeFuel. The more active you are, the more NikeFuel you will be rewarded with per day.
Nike FuelBand users can decide at the beginning of the day what level of NikeFuel they want to reach that day. The Fuelband then displays how close you are to achieving your goal via a series of 20 LEDs that gradually go from red to green as you approach your target. Specifically, the Nike FuelBand uses accelerometry to record data about your exercise, which it can then relay to you as time, steps, NikeFuel or calories.
A study conducted by the School of Business at Columbia University and the University of Pittsburgh U.S. to maintain a close relationship with friends on ‘Facebook’ helps to increase the weight, and the Permanent Observer to friends close and their activities on Facebook is also linked to an increase body weight, as well as the rate borrowing and payment cardscredit.
The study pointed out that the participants in this study found the relationship between body weight and the rate of borrowing credit and monitor the activity of friends on Facebook through a variety of choices, ranging from healthy food choices for food unhealthy, to the period spent by people in accomplishing difficult tasks.
The study confirmed that the best evidence about a person's ability to control himself appeared in many of the most important issues of health and financial affairs.
Interestingly that the Facebook network show an increase in self-confidence for people who feel that they are closer to their friends, but that feeling does not take long until it turns to backfire.
The study concludes by noting that it does not call to abandon Facebook, but the most important is the reference to the problems and negatives caused by the network, especially when you stay a long time in front of the screen.
Power-hungry advertising in free apps is costing you battery life says new research
A study carried out by a team in the US have concluded that free apps are draining battery life considerably faster than paid-for versions. Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana monitored applications on Android and the erstwhile Windows Mobile OS, and discovered that additional resources were being consumed by the third-party services used to promote advertising.
Researchers studied popular apps such as Angry Birds and Facebook and in one case discovered 75% of the power consumed by the app was being utilised by advertisements. In the case of Angry Birds itself, only 20% of the energy consumed was being used by the actual game with 45% going on GPS to enable targeted advertising. iOS restrictions meant the tests couldn’t be carried out on the iPhone.
The findings demonstrate that app developers need to take energy optimisation more seriously.