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WhatsApp starts gradual roll out of “Dismiss” feature
Jan15

WhatsApp starts gradual roll out of “Dismiss” feature

What is WhatsApp up to with its new Dismiss feature? Could it possibly be that the messaging app is demoting or relegating group admins? According to various sources, one of which is the Daily Mail, the Facebook subsidiary is testing a Dismiss feature that lets you demote annoying group chat admins. The new feature [still being tested and only available to a few set of users], could allow you overrule some overzealous group admins who...

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Iran lifts suspension placed on Telegram
Jan14

Iran lifts suspension placed on Telegram

A fortnight ago we brought you a story that the Iranian government had blocked access to Telegram and Instagram; well we have an update on that. IFP reports that authorities in the Islamic country has lifted the suspension placed on Telegram, and users now have access to the messaging app. The country’s ICT Ministry confirmed on Saturday that the ban was officially lifted a couple of days after the restriction was placed. The ministry...

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How To Protect Apple Devices Against Spectre And Meltdown Vulnerabilities?
Jan14

How To Protect Apple Devices Against Spectre And Meltdown Vulnerabilities?

Apple confirmed that its products are vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown security issues. These issues affect nearly all operating systems and computers, including Apple’s. Despite that, there are no reports about the exploits affecting Apple users at this time. For that reason, the company recommends downloading apps from trusted sources, like the App Store. What are Spectre and Meltdown? “The Meltdown and Spectre issues take...

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Essential Gadgets Featured On CES 2018
Jan14

Essential Gadgets Featured On CES 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlights gadgets from various manufacturers to showcase their technical achievements. It’s also an opportunity for consumers to get a glimpse of what’s going to come on store shelves. Of all the gadgets highlighted in the said event, what are the ones that would matter this year? Wireless chargers This year, we’ll expect to find various wireless charging pads for any smartphones. At CES 2018,...

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Sci-fi vision technology – past, present & future [Infographic]
Jan13

Sci-fi vision technology – past, present & future [Infographic]

Science fiction has always predicted different things about the future of humanity. On the one hand you have the Star Trek series that seems to predict that humanity will finally get its act together and live together in peace and harmony in the not so distant future. On the other hand you’ve got Ready Player One that seems to predict that the poor will become so poor that they will have to be warehoused in stacked trailers and use...

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Snapchat redesign is hugely unpopular as 83% of reviews are negatives
Jan12

Snapchat redesign is hugely unpopular as 83% of reviews are negatives

Snapchat users especially in the UK, Canada and Australia have kicked against the app’s new redesign. No fewer than 83 percent of users who reviewed the app on the App Store have given it thumbs down. Apparently, users are not happy the way things turned down—with many of them complaining that the feeds are no longer chronological and are confusing, the BBC reports. So angry are many of the users that some of them resorted to...

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