Instagram Practice Mode lets creators get it right before going live

Instagram Practice Mode - Instagram live

The social media platform has also added a scheduling option for users to generate hype. New scheduling and Instagram Practice Mode tools have been announced as the social media platform works to address Live creator needs more effectively and efficiently. The goal is to let creators generate a buzz to draw more attention to their upcoming Live. Creators will be able to schedule a Live up to ninety days in advance to draw more attention. Moreover, that scheduled Live can then be shared across the platform to be sure their…

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Facebook hints at new VR prototype device in recent pics

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Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew “Boz” Bosworth were playing with virtual and augmented reality tech. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and soon-to-be CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the head of virtual reality, shared pictures of them playing with and showing off AR and VR prototype tech. Both of the social network’s execs posted images of themselves wearing the headsets. In both cases, they linked the VR prototype pictures with Facebook concepts, suggesting that this was a direction in which the company was heading. Though the headsets both executives were wearing are not at…

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Smartphone privacy called into question as Android phones track owners that opted-out

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According to a new paper from Trinity College in Dublin, data sharing habits aren’t what they claim to be. A new report is calling smartphone privacy into question as researchers from Trinity College in Dublin showed that even when users opt out of tracking, devices are still riddled with unwanted trackers. Even savvy users who have avoided sketchy apps and have followed privacy guides aren’t immune. The smartphone privacy paper examined the data sharing habits of some of the popular app versions on Android, including those developed by Samsung, Huawei…

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Apple claims mobile malware is 47 times worse in Android phones than iPhones

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The statement was released amidst the tech giant’s efforts to prevent third-party app installations. As Apple pushes back against rising pressure from governments and private companies to allow third-party app downloads on iOS, the iPhone maker has released a paper indicating that mobile malware is 47 times higher on Android devices when compared to its own. The company released the information with a new security paper using real-world security data. Among the statistics Apple shared included that Android was affected by 15 to 47 times more mobile malware than iPhone.…

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Benefits of Using a VPN

Benefits of Using a VPN

The word “VPN” is all the rage in the online world because big companies collect our data and sell it to be used to advertise to us. You must have noticed that when you look up something you soon after get an ad for that item e.g. you might have looked up the best smart ACs and now you keep seeing advertisements for different AC units. Some people even believe that companies spy on us through our smart devices’ mics or cameras since advertisements that show up seem to be…

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