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When experts attack: a new wave emerges in DDoS assaults
Oct08

When experts attack: a new wave emerges in DDoS assaults

For DDoS professionals, whose livelihoods revolve around dealing with DDoS attacks day in and day out for clients of all sizes across a wide range of industries, there comes a point when it feels like you’ve seen (and mitigated) it all. However, as any experienced DDoS mitigation professional knows, that is not the time to start feeling relaxed and confident; instead, it’s the time to keep both eyes firmly fixed on the horizon because...

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Facebook’s Messenger Lite for Android makes its way to the US, Canada and the UK
Oct05

Facebook’s Messenger Lite for Android makes its way to the US, Canada and the UK

Facebook is extending the light version of its Messenger chat app beyond regions where the internet is erratic. Facebook Messenger Lite, according to TechCrunch, is now also available to every user in the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK. The attraction for those [Canada, the US, the UK, and Ireland] outside the countries where the app was first launched, was its lightweight. Unlike the main Messenger app, the Lite version is less than...

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WhatsApp has launched its own emoticons
Oct03

WhatsApp has launched its own emoticons

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has introduced its own set of emoticons, Emojipedia. What that means is that the chat app will no longer depend on Apple when it comes to providing emoji for its users. The emoji addition was part of Monday’s beta release of WhatsApp for Android. When fully launched, it will finally draw the curtains on WhatsApp’s long term dependence on Apple’s own emojis. It’s pretty obvious that the chat app’s new emoticons...

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Google reduces the wait time for sharing videos in Google Photos
Sep30

Google reduces the wait time for sharing videos in Google Photos

Wasn’t long ago that Google added the ability to back up your photos in Google Photos regardless of the connection—and that precisely was last March. The Mountain View California-based tech giant is now extending similar feature to video. What that means is that you can now back up videos on the app faster as the wait time has now been reduced. “We’ve reduced the wait time for sharing videos in Google Photos by uploading low-res...

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Snapchat adds Sky-themed filters to its growing lists of filters
Sep28

Snapchat adds Sky-themed filters to its growing lists of filters

Seems every piece of news that comes out of Snapchat these days has to do with filters. Now, there is a new update, and your guess is as good as mine—another filter-related feature has just been added by the ephemeral picture sharing app. This time around, the app has added a new augmented reality feature called Sky Filters. It has the capability of automatically detecting sky in your images and repainting same with different...

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Uber drivers now have rights to leave feedback about riders
Sep27

Uber drivers now have rights to leave feedback about riders

Uber drivers now have a voice of their own; they can now give feedback about riders. Prior to this, only riders had the opportunity to give feedback or rating about drivers. The change will kick off with drivers in the US and Canada in a bid to create a better relationship for everyone [drivers and riders]. Last Wednesday, Uber kicked off its 180-day challenge—a plan and a platform where drivers can air their views. The company sent...

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