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Did you know Google Chrome is releasing a new progressive web application user interface installation for Android users

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Did you know Google Chrome is releasing a new progressive web application user interface installation for Android users Progression Web Application or PWA is an application software that is manufactured using common web technologies such as HTML, Java Script and CSS. The main aim of this software is to work on different platforms that can use standard-compliant browsers through different devices such as desktops and mobile phones. It basically features a lighter version of an actual full app. PWA includes features that can help improve the experience of any user who wants to surf through web pages from a mobile phone, it provides features like home screen icon, full screen capabilities, push notifications and what not that can increases user engagement on a large scale. These progression web installs will now be looking more like native app installs in Chrome for Android that is Google is releasing a new PWA install user interface (UI) that resembles closely to its Google Play Store us

Did you know Young people with eating disorders are being triggered by the body-editing apps promoted on Instagram and TikTok

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Did you know Young people with eating disorders are being triggered by the body-editing apps promoted on Instagram and TikTok Social Media apps, Tiktok and Instagram are once again trending in an online argument. It is believed that these two platforms are hosting advertisements of body changing apps that might trigger young people with eating disorders. These body changing apps can alter the whole outlook of anyone with just one click. People can change the size of their waist, can alter the size of their limbs and can even add muscles to make themselves look more fit and healthy . Such body alteration apps and filters are creating an unhealthy environment where it disapproves someone being obese and on the other hand it favours someone being slim and smart, creating an uneven ground. A large number of teenagers are found to be more affected by such divisions. As a result the eating disorder has gone up at an alarming rate . According to an Eating Disorder Charity Seed, the disorder

You know Beware Social Media Users! A New 'Change Facebook Color' Scam Is Making Rounds On Facebook To Steal Your Account Credentials

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You know Beware Social Media Users! A New 'Change Facebook Color' Scam Is Making Rounds On Facebook To Steal Your Account Credentials Different social media sites are coming up with many new features everyday making things easier for their users, specially during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic we saw these social media platforms come up with tools and creative features that helped greatly with the content creation and communication, not only that we saw these social media platforms be a huge helping hand to the people who desperately needed in this period but with all of these things we cannot ignore the fact that various forms of cybercrime activities has also been reported. Various forms of cybercrime on the Internet have been seen in these recent years this includes using of fake email addresses or fake accounts on social media platforms to get personal information from users, misusing personal information, hacking in to different accounts, websites or computer networks, spre

Did you know Don’t be fooled by Instagram DM phishing scams, secure your account by turning on 2-factor authentication

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Did you know Don’t be fooled by Instagram DM phishing scams, secure your account by turning on 2-factor authentication From phishing emails to spam texts to secretive login attempts, the security of digital accounts has become much important now as it was never been. You should do every step to secure your accounts from hackers and blatant scams. Now the hackers are using sophisticated techniques to steal your important information including your passwords, usernames, credit card information, etc. As recently, hackers are trying to steal information through software updates on Android devices. Now the main problem is not every scam is so obvious that you can easily figure out what is happening to you. Therefore, Instagram tweeted out a word of warning about DMs which many people are receiving that is deemed to be from the company. According to Instagram, some users are getting DMs that looks like these messages are from the company’s "Copyright Help Center", in which users h

Did you know People during the Pandemic; have spent most of their time on the usage of apps like finance, social media, and lifestyle especially led by Generation Z

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Did you  know People during the Pandemic; have spent most of their time on the usage of apps like finance, social media, and lifestyle especially led by Generation Z Most of the people are bound to stay at home so they can’t really plan to go out with their friends and family during the pandemic situation. However, people have found a way to spend their all day by using different types of apps which connect them with their friends. The routine of many people has changed in this scenario; especially Gen Z spends most of their time on mobile apps and on social media. Generation Z are youngsters ranging from 18-23 years who used finance, social media, and lifestyle apps more than ever in a year during the lockdown situation. Recent research by Global Wireless Solutions has found that this Gen Z is dominating many apps categories in usage during the period of a year. So the kinds of apps which are attracting to most of the youngsters are finance or trading apps as you might come across th

Did you know 4 in 10 of the top apps in the US ask for background location access to track your every single move, while same is the case for half of the apps in China

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Did you know 4 in 10 of the top apps in the US ask for background location access to track your every single move, while same is the case for half of the apps in China Do you remember how many times you have clicked "I agree" on never-ending terms and conditions of apps and how many times you have given access to your location when downloading or using an app? So when you install an app on your device from app stores, you see many pop-up listing all the permissions it requires including location access. This includes the permission on your phone to fulfill their functionality, for instance, if you install a photo editor app, that asks for access to photos so that it will be able to edit your photos which are saved in your phone that makes a sense, but there are several permissions which are unnecessary including location access. According to a report from Apptopia (shared by Forbes ), there are around 40% of apps in the US that are for asks for background location access, and

Did you know 53 percent of consumers say that they get irritated when they see too many ads of a brand

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Did you know 53 percent of consumers say that they get irritated when they see too many ads of a brand The marketing efforts of any company or brands have a direct impact on sales, but these are not only the factors that positively influence their business. Creating a positive brand image in the eyes of the consumer is a key factor for a successful promotional campaign. Brands make a huge investment in various platforms to positively influence the behavior of consumers. However, the advertisement on every platform has a different arrangement that engages the consumer in a diverse way. It happens that sometimes brands do not think carefully about the mentality of consumers and just make a lot of ads and it tries to show too many ads on the same screen of the consumer which creates a negative image of the brand for the consumer. Brands should understand that how today's consumer will get attracted to their product or service. According to a report from Global Web Index (GWI) , follow

You know Study: Nearly 2 Out of 3 Web Pages have ZERO Backlinks, While 9 Out Of 10 Web Pages Get No Organic Search Visitors From Google

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You know Study: Nearly 2 Out of 3 Web Pages have ZERO Backlinks, While 9 Out Of 10 Web Pages Get No Organic Search Visitors From Google A few months ago, Ahrefs rolled out a report revolving around the presence of backlinks on web pages. Perhaps the most interesting finding of the said study was that out of almost two million pages, over 94% didn’t manage to get even one visitor from Google. However, this wasn’t the only finding. In fact, numerous other jaw-dropping revelations were made in the report in question. For starters, it was found out that about 66.31% of web pages were unable to garner even a single link meaning that they have zero backlinks. Yes, that’s right, not even one! Similarly, about 26.29% of web pages have between one and three referring domains. Additionally, only 2.19% have links from more than 10 websites. For this study, nearly 1 billion pages in Ahref’s Content Explorer were taken into consideration. What’s even concerning is the fact that many of the pages ha

You know New study reveals employees want to work remotely, at least some of the time, ushering in a new era for businesses (infographic)

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You know New study reveals employees want to work remotely, at least some of the time, ushering in a new era for businesses (infographic) The pandemic brought with itself a huge lifestyle shift. With the entire world locked within the four walls of their homes and offices and schools literally moving within homes with online schooling and work from home as the new set up, a lot changed a year ago and what people’s preferences were back then and are now. When the lockdown initially started we all thought this was for a few weeks and we will be back to our normal lives soon but it took a year for things to finally make sense as they used to and now when offices are opening back up full time a majority of people are not happy about it. Call it the lockdown making them lazy or people just liking working from home more the Harvard study revealed that out of the 1500 professional workers they surveyed 81 percent of them do not want to fully go back to the office and will prefer a hybrid sy

Did you know Facebook and Google to Launch Two New Under Sea Cables from North America to Singapore and Indonesia

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Did you know Facebook and Google to Launch Two New Under Sea Cables from North America to Singapore and Indonesia Last May, Facebook announced plans to build a 37,000-kilometer (22,991-mile) long undersea cable around Africa to provide it with better internet access and now Facebook and Google have other big plans for the future. The two companies are working on two undersea cables that will connect the U.S. West Coast to Singapore and Indonesia which are South East Asia’s biggest economy providers and now a home to the largest population of smart phone users. 73 percent out of the 250 million Indonesian Population is online but the country does not have the accessibility to a proper internet connection, with majority of the percentage using cellular data and only 10 percent using broadband connection, a large part of the country still remains without internet access. Therefore, Facebook decided to put an end to this and through the efforts of Facebook and Google the country will soon

You know Trump’s Words Are a Reason for the Increase in Online Harassment Against the Asian Community

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You know Trump’s Words Are a Reason for the Increase in Online Harassment Against the Asian Community It is true when they say that influencers and well known public figures should use their words carefully as even the tiniest of unwise communication can have massive effects on their surroundings. People look up to celebrities and influential people and even if they don’t sometimes their words can hit a cord and can start wars. Something similar happened with the former president of United States, Donald Trump’s speech in which he referred the ongoing pandemic originally known as the corona virus as the “Chinese Virus” and the “Kung Flu” and many other names. Not only Trump but several other US officials took part in such an act and it was soon realized and warned to them that this may start hateful speech and harassment against the Asian Americans and that is exactly what happened. A study took out by an Anti-Defamation League showed the public that with the increase in the Pandemic

Did you know TikTok is seen to be prompting accounts that circulate hate and misinformation

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Did you know TikTok is seen to be prompting accounts that circulate hate and misinformation There is no denying the fact that social media platforms play a huge role in whatever matter is taking place whether in political, economical or environmental space. Social media platforms provide a huge space where people can voice out their opinions and make a difference that can help out others but these very networks can also be a space that generates a toxic environment causing an impact not only on one state but globally as well. Even though such social media apps have tried their level best to create an environment that is healthy and informative for all but some people who support extremist groups make the overall app toxic to use causing an impact on everyone's mental health. One such app is Tiktok which since a day of its release has been much loved and used by everyone. In recent years every trend that has been seen go viral on social media platforms is one that got generated from

Did you know Facebook is being accused of taking over most of the GIFs market through its deal with Giphy

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Did you know Facebook is being accused of taking over most of the GIFs market through its deal with Giphy Giphy is an American online search engine founded by Alex Chung and Jace Cooke in February of 2013. It is a platform that allows its users to search for short looping videos that have no sound and share it with their friends. These short looping videos resemble animated GIF files. Giphy was bought by Facebook in May of 2020 for valued at 300 or 400 million dollars. Giphy is said to be Facebook's largest deal ever. It has been reported that the United Kingdom's Competition and Market Authority (CMA) is accusing Facebook of taking over most of the supply of GIFs through its acquisition of Giphy. The competition after Facebook's complete acquisition of this search engine Giphy is almost gone. When Facebook made this deal both the parties at the UK and Australia showed their disapproval at this deal because buying rivals almost kills the competition from the market and bec

Did you know Android, Windows and iOS: These are the most popular operating systems globally

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Did you know Android, Windows and iOS: These are the most popular operating systems globally We are familiar with the concept of operating systems. Over the years we have seen different tech companies coming up with their operating systems to be used specifically on their devices, of course this creates competitions and results come in showing different statistics. Users operate through these operating systems by using different platforms; such platforms include desktops, tablets and mobile phones. Through desktops it is seen that Windows has the highest rate of 75.89% of user activity, followed by OS X with 16.74%, Chrome’s Operating System with 1.99% and that is followed by a very close margin of Linux with 1.98%. On tablets, iOS takes the lead with 56.31%, followed by of course Android with 43.56%, Windows having 0.09% then Linux with 0.03%. The results are as expected because when it comes to devices like tablets, iOS and Android always take the lead. For smartphones, Android opera

Did you know Google Zero-Click Searches Rose To 65 Percent In 2020, The Search Giant Denies All The Claims

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Did you know Google Zero-Click Searches Rose To 65 Percent In 2020, The Search Giant Denies All The Claims According to a recent study by SparkToro, almost a 65 percent of Google searches are generates no click. As described by SparkToro, 64.82 percent searches on Google.com on desktop as well as Smartphones, ended up in the search results, that too without the need of clicking to another web page. The data includes statistics from January 2020 to December 2020. And all of them are mostly Google voice searches, and this is what we have been calling “zero-click searches.” SEO (Search Engine Optimization) practitioners and web marketers are analyzing the situation, as most have observed that Google limits and diverts a large portion of internet traffic to its own properties, through, feature snippets, info panels, videos, and other means. SERP (Search Engine Result Pages) should include the above-mentioned factors, in order to broaden the search results. But then maybe everything is turn

Did you know Gismart and Snapchat have made a multi-game partnership to introduce Crazy Run games into the app

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Did you know Gismart and Snapchat have made a multi-game partnership to introduce Crazy Run games into the app Snap Inc. recently made a multi-game partnership to launch Gismart’s second game on Snapchat, Crazy Run. For those who don’t know Gismart is one of the leading developer and publisher of mobile games that focuses on entertainment apps. Founded in 2013, it has over 600 million downloads. The games that will be on Snapchat in collaboration with Gismart will include the game characters as the user’s Bitmoji; this for sure is a cool way to increase more engagement among users. Gismart’s introduction was with Perfect Expert 3D, and it never fails to bring something fun, easily accessible and engaging games to the table. With Gismart launching its games on Snapchat, both of these platforms are sure to get a huge boost from this partnership. Snapchat is unleashing its interactive and creative tools to Gismart through having users Bitmoji character as game players. This multi-game pa

Did you know The Tech Companies Ages and How They Impacted the World

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Did you know The Tech Companies Ages and How They Impacted the World The tech world is a giant one and there have been many companies that have come in existence since the beginning off its time. Over the years there have been many platforms and companies that have been launched, some became popular but soon died down because of the rapid changes in world of technology and newer inventions and applications but all of them have played a role in shaping the tech world to what it is today. Though there has been a vast amount of apps launched over the years but down below we will discuss the main ones which impacted the world and brought about a change in the past 100 years. So if you are interested in finding and comparing between the digital platforms, social networks and companies between you and your grandfathers time continue reading below. The most rapidly growing and the latest application present on the social media is the video creating application called “TikTok” which was launch

You know Microsoft Review Reveals Increasing Presence of Ad Fraud

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You know Microsoft Review Reveals Increasing Presence of Ad Fraud The quality of ads tends to be the sort of thing that can have a pretty massive impact on the kind of experience that users would be able to obtain on the internet. A recent report released by Microsoft Bing has revealed that fraudulent and low quality ads are on the rise on the Microsoft Advertising platform. Over 300,000 accounts that had previously been able to put up ads ended up being suspended in 2020, and well over a billion and a half ads had also been removed. This seems to support Google’s findings that the ad fraud is on the rise. With the coronavirus pandemic making it so that each and every person needs to stay at home for their own safety, scammers have begun using ads to try and trick said users. Spending more time online might make you more amenable to these kinds of tricks which is why people are being scammed a lot more often as well, and the fact that these scam artists are not just trying more often

Did you know Facebook is introducing new tools for eCommerce field and for content creators to claim their stolen content

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Did you know Facebook is introducing new tools for eCommerce field and for content creators to claim their stolen content In this age where the world of social media is on the lead with content creators from every genre presenting their creative content to the world. The idea of someone stealing or mimicking the concepts of someone else’s concept is quite common. Different social media platforms have introduced tools from where you can report such heinous acts but sometimes they go un-noticed as well. Some accounts go on to this far by stealing pictures from public accounts and post them as their own content. Such things are seen on the internet every day and it is up to these digital platforms to come with strong and effective measures against these acts. Recently YouTube introduced the concept of allowing content creators to detect and report their stolen content, following this is yet another tech giant Facebook adding more features to its Brand Safety and Intellectual Property too

Did you know Instagram Testing to Introduce a “Message” Feature Under its Posts

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Did you know Instagram Testing to Introduce a “Message” Feature Under its Posts Instagram is one of the most popular social media applications to exist currently and it has a massive following to it. The company therefore strives to do so much better each passing day in order to make sure its growth remains intact and increasing and to also provide their community a safe and easy to use platform so that they enjoy their time spent online. Therefore, the tech giant keeps testing and introducing new and better features every now and then. Recently, Samarth noted that Instagram is testing yet another new feature which will allow its users to send a direct message through a comment on a post. Currently under a comment there are two options that are like and reply, like obviously means you can heart a comment while the reply option gives you the allowance of replying o that commenter right under the comment. Well, in a tweet Samarth posted a screenshot of his Instagram comment section, whic

Did you know The CCDH have held responsible 12 influencers for spreading misinformation online related to the COVID-19 vaccine

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Did you know The CCDH have held responsible 12 influencers for spreading misinformation online related to the COVID-19 vaccine We all are familiar with the horror stories that were bestowed upon us due to the corona virus global outbreak in 2020. With many clinical trials, the corona virus vaccine finally got available to majority parts of the world in 2021. Since then, much has been said about the vaccines. Many people all around the world have spread a lot of misinformation related to it. Numerous social media platforms have been the source through which this misinformation got spread, due to which these social media platforms faced a lot of heat and had to do some major damage control. The Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) which is an international non-profitable NGO that looks into these sensitive matters of online hate and spreading of lies, conducted an investigation which resulted to them urging major social media platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter to ban specif

You know Trillions of Searches Create Self Enclosed Loops that Benefit Google

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You know Trillions of Searches Create Self Enclosed Loops that Benefit Google It’s fair to say that for any website to end up surviving on the internet, especially if it is a website that is meant to earn any kind of profit and achieve widespread visibility, that site would need to get listed on Google because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up bringing it into contact with the vast majority of internet users who would pretty much only ever interact with a site if it’s on Google in the first please. Hence, this essentially means that getting listed on Google is in many ways a mark of reliability and authenticity. Users tend not to trust sites that are not listed on the search engine, and if one looks at this like a mutually beneficial arrangement then there really is nothing wrong with it. After all, Google can help sites that would otherwise have not been found to acquire an audience that is really quite massive. With all of that having been said

Did you know Google Discusses Its Value as a Learning Tool

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Did you know Google Discusses Its Value as a Learning Tool Google used to be a way for people to search up random things on the internet, but with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that the search engine platform has now become a pretty essential way for people to get their hands on information that they might need on a daily basis. In this manner, Google has turned into a learning tool, one that can be used to educate people on a wide range of issues all of which would be incredibly important for them if you think about it. Earlier this week, Google talked about how it is evolving and turning into an even better learning tool that everyone can end up using. Google’s new LEARN initiative is going to focus one STEM concepts and thereby create a situation wherein educational resources will be emphasized and optimized. Drawing from a range of educational sources, this new initiative is going to make it so that learning can end up being done on th

You know Apple says that they haven’t put any sort of restrictions on their users over using anything else other than App Store and has even provided them with alternatives

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You know Apple says that they haven’t put any sort of restrictions on their users over using anything else other than App Store and has even provided them with alternatives The Apple App Store was released in July of 2010 and it is the official app store for iOS users. The ACCC, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recently released a report in which they believe that Apple considers its app store to have a dominant position in the internet, but Apple recently cleared all that and said that Apple isn’t even in the position. People at Apple said that even though Apple does treat other platforms other than iOS a little as competition and treats other platforms a little different, Apple certainly does not believe that it has any power any other developers and neither is in the position to not pay attention to the environment where the whole market place lies given the global pandemic everyone is in right now. Apple did not even acknowledge ACCA’s false characterization and did

You know Twitter Is Testing Ways To Bring Facebook-Like Emoji Reactions And Reddit-Inspired Voting System

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You know Twitter Is Testing Ways To Bring Facebook-Like Emoji Reactions And Reddit-Inspired Voting System According to a recent Twitter's feedback survey, the micro-blogging platform is looking for new ways to help the users communicate through various options. The experiment is in the early stages right now, but one thing is sure that just like Facebook react button, Twitter may also insert extra emojis along with the current heart (like) button. Keeping in mind the backlash by the Twitteratis followed by the replacement of stars with hearts, this change can impact the users immensely and also hurt the feelings of many Twitter users. Considering this scenario, Twitter has been doing surveys all around the globe to get an idea of how the Twitterati will react to this drastic change. According to the survey, there is more than one set of emojis that are under consideration including laughing face with tears, heart, sad face, and thinking face, alongside others. Which can be fire emo

Did you know Beware iOS and Android users, these shady apps have costed Apple App Store and Google Play users more than $400 million with around a billion downloads from all over the world

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Did you know Beware iOS and Android users, these shady apps have costed Apple App Store and Google Play users more than $400 million with around a billion downloads from all over the world You may know some popular and authentic apps on App Store and Google play having a large number of downloads and earning a lot of money. Well, there are fair apps and developers that you can trust and enjoy on the internet, but, unfortunately not all of them are trustworthy, there are around 204 scam apps on Apple Store and Google play that have made more than $400 million according to the security researchers from Avast . Now the question is how these scam apps which are also called fleeceware make a lot of money from the App Store or Google, they actually, attract people by giving them free trials but then they change it to high recurring subscription services. These fleeceware apps mostly include musical instruments apps, palm readers, media editors, PDF readers, QR code scanners, camera filters w