Social Media

Apple Accused of Breaking FaceTime to Force Users Into iOS Upgrade

Apple Apple Accused of Breaking FaceTime to Force Users Into iOS Upgrade Don Reisinger Feb 03, 2017 Apple has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over allegations that it intentionally disabled its FaceTime video conferencing app to get users to update to a new mobile operating system. The lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday with the U.S. District Court in ... Read More »

How to Use Facebook Messenger Without a Facebook Account

How to Use Facebook Messenger Without a Facebook Account HIGHLIGHTS You can chat via FB after deactivating account Messenger continues to work If you’ve never signed up for Facebook, you can still use Messenger Facebook feeds can often lead to an information overload. There are times when you may feel like you’ve had enough of posts on Facebook but you ... Read More »

How to Post to Instagram From Your Computer

How to Post to Instagram From Your Computer HIGHLIGHTS Instagram’s Web view doesn’t let you post photos or videos You can only view photos, videos, and edit profile There are apps that let you post to Instagram from a PC Instagram is one of those mobile-first platforms that just don’t seem to care about the desktop. The app has a ... Read More »

Snapchat IPO Pursuit Sees US Exchanges Rent Helicopters, Drape Banners

Snapchat IPO Pursuit Sees US Exchanges Rent Helicopters, Drape Banners This past November, Nasdaq Inc hired a helicopter to film Manhattan’s skyline using Snapchat’s new video-camera sunglasses and sent the aerial footage to its social media followers. The New York Stock Exchange – its arch-rival – on the same day tweeted a video shot from the floor of its exchange, ... Read More »

IndiGo’s Twitter Account Hacked Twice in a Week

IndiGo’s Twitter Account Hacked Twice in a Week HIGHLIGHTS IndiGo’s Twitter handle hacked twice in less than a week According to the company, the hack occurred early on Tuesday Twitter handle of IndiGo was changed to @activevibezzz1 The official Twitter handle of IndiGo, a low-cost airline headquartered at Gurugram, was hacked early morning on Tuesday. Notably, this is the second ... Read More »

Lego Life Is a Social Network for Children to Create, Share, and Discover Lego Builds

Lego Life Is a Social Network for Children to Create, Share, and Discover Lego Builds HIGHLIGHTS Lego Life is available on Android and iOS The app is meant for children aged 13 or below It hasn’t yet released in India Lego, the toy company known for making plastic bricks for children to connect, assemble, and construct all sorts of things, ... Read More »

Twitter Starts Testing View Counts to Surface the Best Videos

Twitter Starts Testing View Counts to Surface the Best Videos HIGHLIGHTS The view count is visible right next to the usual timer on videos View count could possibly be used to rank content going ahead Twitter spokesperson has confirmed that test is being conducted Twitter has reportedly started showing view count on videos for some users as the social network ... Read More »

WhatsApp Sued for Sharing Data With Facebook by German Consumer Group

HIGHLIGHTS German consumer group VZBV sues WhatsApp WhatsApp alleged to transfer data to Facebook without consumer approval Facebook claimed to use WhatsApp data to improve features on its platform WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, has been sued by a German consumer group for sharing data with the parent company. The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband) also referred to ... Read More »

Facebook Hits 1.86 Billion Monthly Active Users as Earnings Surge

Facebook Hits 1.86 Billion Monthly Active Users as Earnings Surge HIGHLIGHTS Facebook said it made a net profit of $3.7 billion Daily active users went up to 1.23 billion India was a hot market in the fourth quarter Facebook shares bounced Wednesday with word that profit more than doubled in the final quarter of last year, coming back down after ... Read More »

Oculus Ordered to Pay $500 Million in ZeniMax Copyright Infringement Case

A US jury Wednesday ordered Facebook and creators of its Oculus Rift to pay $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,370 crores) to gaming software firm ZeniMax in a lawsuit that claimed the virtual reality technology was stolen. The Texas jury made the award in a trial in which Oculus was accused of basing its Rift headset on technology stolen from ZeniMax’s ... Read More »