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Instagram hits 1 billion users; launches new IGTV video uploading service

Instagram hits 1 billion users; launches new IGTV video uploading service

by Staff on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Instagram has recently revealed that it now has a billion active users on a monthly basis.

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Appears in: Internet, Mobile

Facebook introduces game shows platform, with live interactive vids

Facebook introduces game shows platform, with live interactive vids

by Staff on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Online game shows are all the rage these days (just ask HQ Trivia), so it is no surprise that just about everybody is trying to join in on the party. Facebook, however, sees things differently -- instead of launching its own game show, the biggest social media empire in the world has decided to debut its own game show platform. 

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Appears in: Internet, Mobile

California Democrats combine two separate net neutrality bills

California Democrats combine two separate net neutrality bills

by Staff on Monday, June 18, 2018

In the biggest state in America (in terms of population), Democrats are linking two separate bills on net neutrality, in order to pass what may consider to be the most rigid net neutrality regul

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Appears in: Internet, Mobile, Wireless

AT&T to launch $15 per month TV streaming service

AT&T to launch $15 per month TV streaming service

by Staff on Friday, June 15, 2018

After officially announcing that it has completed its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T has now revealed its plans of introducing a $15 per month sports-free TV streaming service that will focus on Time Warner’s Turner collection o

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Appears in: AT&T, Internet, Mobile, TV, Wireless

Musical.ly’s streaming app Live.ly is no more

Musical.ly’s streaming app Live.ly is no more

by Staff on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Yup, Musical.ly has decided to shut down Live.ly’s standalone mobile app in order to consolidate the service into the main Musical.ly app. As a live streaming app, Live.ly managed to last for a couple of years, but soon enough, the brand will be removed from Google Play and from the App Store. 

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Appears in: Internet, Mobile

UK boarding school confiscating students’ smartphones during bedtime

UK boarding school confiscating students’ smartphones during bedtime

by Staff on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

In this day and age, just about every person in the world checks their mobile device before going to sleep at night. In some economies where the average mobile user can afford to enjoy data, surfing the Internet or one’s social media feed is likely a guaranteed activity before rocking off to Neverland.

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Appears in: Internet, Mobile, Smartphones

Your guide to watching the 2018 World Cup

Your guide to watching the 2018 World Cup

by Staff on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Soccer (also known as football across the globe, except for America) is considered by many as the world’s most popular sport, and every four years, the beautiful game reaches fever pitch through the FIFA World Cup. For the 2018 edition of this glorious tournament, Russia will be playing host for a whole month, starting on June 14th until July 15th of this year.

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FCC: Repeal of net neutrality rules takes effect June 11

FCC: Repeal of net neutrality rules takes effect June 11

by Staff on Monday, June 11, 2018

Perhaps it really is time to bid farewell for good to the net neutrality regulations implemented back in 2015, under the administration of then President Barack Obama.

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Appears in: Internet, Mobile, Wireless

FCC bans “cramming” and “slamming” practices

FCC bans “cramming” and “slamming” practices

by Staff on Friday, June 08, 2018

Just this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to implement a ban on practices that involve “cramming” and “slamming.” For those not familiar with these terms, cramming is the act of adding unauthorized fees unto a consumer’s phone bill.

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Appears in: Mobile

Girls at higher risk of falling to smartphone addiction, per study

Girls at higher risk of falling to smartphone addiction, per study

by Staff on Thursday, June 07, 2018

Ewha Womans University from South Korea has recently conducted a study on smartphone usage, and the results of its research seems to suggest that girls are twice as likely as boys to become addicted to handsets.

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Appears in: Mobile, Smartphones

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