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    TIKTOK has just unveiled a new feature to help users stop scrolling for long periods of time. On Thursday, the social media platform said it was introducing a new tool to let people control how much time they spend on TikTok. 1TikTok is implementing a new time-management scrolling featureCredit: TikTok The initiative is meant to help promote a healthy and positive relationship with technology, TikTok said in a statement. "We're taking a number of steps today to help support our community's digital well-being as they create and discover on TikTok." One step is the implementation of a new screentime dashboard that will inform users of how much time they are spending on TikTok. The tool will inform a user of how many times they opened the app, and provide summaries of daytime and night-time usage. Read more on TikTokFACE IT! Fans go wild for new TikTok Avatars – how to use the new Apple Memoji rivalRIBBITING STORY What is the frog army on TikTok? Users also have the capability to set a notification reminding them to take a break after...
    TikTok is testing a new feature that will let users find videos they have previously watched, wanted to watch again, but can't find them among the millions shared. The 'Watch History' feature appears to be just a beta test at the moment, not widely available for all users, and was spotted by Twitter user Hammod Oh. According to reports, the link to see previously watched videos appears under the Content and Activity section of the settings page. This is a long-requested feature, as users often complain of spending time hunting back through video after video on the For You Page, trying to find 'the one' they are interested in, but forgot to save the first time around.  The new Watch History page will include a week of previously watched videos, but, like watch history on YouTube, it can be turned off any time.  TikTok is testing a new feature that will let users find videos they have previously watched, wanted to watch again, but can't find them among the millions shared According to reports, the link to see previously watched videos appears...
    Social media users will be given new powers to control who can interact with them under a major crackdown on hate-filled internet trolls. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter will by law have to give users the tools to block anonymous unverified accounts. Users will also be given the option to verify themselves. The onus will be on the firms to find a suitable verification method, but it could range from taking a selfie to providing proof of a passport or driving licence. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter will by law have to give users the tools to block anonymous unverified accounts (stock photo used) The new measures have been added to the upcoming Online Safety Bill, which will impose a duty of care on tech companies to protect users. However, individuals will be allowed to choose whether to join the verification process – despite calls from some campaigners to make it a requirement. Ministers were concerned it could jeopardise the safety of vulnerable users. Online anonymity can be crucial for domestic abuse victims, activists living in authoritarian countries and young...
    THERE are several apps out there that can help beginners enter the world of investing. Here are some suggestions to help you make money. After the financial services app Robinhood soared in popularity during the pandemic, it felt like everyone suddenly became an investor. 2Acorns is the leading app for low-risk micro-investingCredit: Getty However, investing is inherently a risky business, and people should not enter this realm blind to how it really works. What is investing? At its core, investing is "the act of allocating resources, usually money, with the expectation of generating an income or profit," according to Investopedia's definition. In the past, the majority of investors in the US consisted of college-educated, white, older males, according to US Financial Capability. The launching of investment apps quickly changed that, opening the world of investing up to a younger, more diverse, social media-savvy demographic. While experts say that young people investing is generally a good thing, this has not been without its challenges. Most read in News TechHINDSIGHT Tesla recalls nearly half a million cars after issues 'increase...
    A HANDFUL of tips and tricks can easily make your Android phone one of the most powerful around. Out of the box, an Android device might seem like just another gadget, however, when utilized properly this operating system (OS) can help make your phone a power machine. 2Several easy hacks can help boost your Android's performanceCredit: Getty - Contributor If your phone is manufactured by Samsung, Google, or Microsoft, then it is most likely built with an Android OS. Still, just because this operating system is one of the most widely around the world, that doesn't make it invincible. Like anything else in this phone and gadget industry, Androids can sometimes stutter and lag. However, these tricks could help whip your phone back into shape and boost its performance levels. Ditch the unused apps Even though this might seem like common sense, you would be surprised at how many smartphone users have a ton of unused apps just sitting in their phones. Most read in TechUNDER ATTACK Windows users warned over 'worst hack in history' that...
    Former President Donald Trump has attacked Facebook for 'secretly protecting its 'elite' users after a recent report uncovered a program that allows celebrities and powerful people to skirt the social network’s own rules.  Trump, who was banned from the social network earlier this year, branded Facebook 'corrupt' for protecting celebrities and VIPs from its rules - even though the list of elite users includes his son Donald Trump Jr. The list also includes Brazilian soccer star Neymar, Senator Elizabeth Warren, model Sunnaya Nash, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself.  Through a system referred to as 'cross check' or 'XCheck,' 5.8 million VIP users on Facebook are being excused from some or all of the site's policies, according to the scathing new report published Monday by The Wall Street Journal.  According to the report, the program was initially designed to protect the company from bad publicity in the event that it moderated content from some of the more high-profile users.  Instead, critics say that it has shielded those same users from the rules that apply to the general public.  Former...
    WhatsApp is working on a feature that will provide written transcriptions of incoming voice messages.  WABetaInfo posted screenshots of the alleged Transcribe feature, which includes disclaimers it is optional and users have to give permission for the app to access their phone's speech recognition software.  The new feature raises questions about privacy, as calls will be sent to Apple for transcription and to help Apple 'improve its speech recognition technology.'  WhatsApp says the calls will remain protected by end-to-end encryption because they 'won't be directly linked to your identity'.  Previously, WhatsApp users had to rely on third-party apps to get transcriptions. Scroll down for video The WhatsApp info site WABetaInfo shares images of a new voice message transcription feature coming to the popular messaging app. The service is currently being developed for iOS but there's no predicted launch date After accepting the feature, users open a new 'Transcript' section and can jump to various timestamps to read the associated message: After a message is transcribed for the first time, it's be saved in the WhatsApp database, so it won't have to...
    SMART phones have made it significantly easier to fall victim to online scams, but there are several things you can do to protect your phone and yourself. Many of the apps people download to their phones can be used to spread malware or steal data or money, so it's important to keep an eye out for the warning signs. 1Many legitimate apps are exploited by fraudsters in order to steal users' information, data and even money Some of the the apps that spread malware or malicious code are copycats of other apps to trick users into downloading them. Others simply offer a good deal while disguising the costly, hard-to-cancel subscription that comes with it. Even worse, many legitimate apps are exploited by fraudsters in order to steal users' information, data and even money. Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram are examples of legitimate apps that can be used to scam users, as reported by AARP. Before downloading an app, there are several things you can do to protect yourself. First, you should check the app's comments and reviews, and...
    Adam Mosseri, FacebookBeck Diefenbach | Reuters Facebook is setting its sights on the creator economy, hoping to allow millions of people to make a living off its family of apps. But the company wants to promote offline transactions between creators and companies in order to avoid Apple's 30% cut of in-app purchases, Instagram head Adam Mosseri said Wednesday. "When there are digital transactions that happen on iOS, Apple insists that they take 30% of that. There's a very few number of exceptions. For transactions that happen in iOS, we're going to have to abide by their rules... but in general we're going to look for other ways to help creators make a living and facilitating transactions that happen in other places," Mosseri told CNBC's "Squawk Box." "So, for instance, if we could help brands and creators vet each other and find each other, they could make those transactions happen offline. For affiliate marketing, it's real goods, not digital goods. So we're going to try and lean in to the places creators can actually make a stable living," he added....
    PLANS for "view once" messages on WhatsApp will help paedophiles "destroy evidence", child safety campaigners have warned. Mark Zuckerberg, boss of WhatsApp's parent company Facebook, said he was "excited" to release the feature - where messages will disappear as soon as someone has read them. 4WhatsApp already encrypts messages, meaning even the company can't see what people send each otherCredit: Alamy 4The new feature will see messages disappear as soon as someone has read themCredit: Alamy WhatsApp already encrypts messages, meaning even the company can't see what people send each other. And last year, it introduced a tool which allowed users to automatically delete messages in individual chats. Speaking to WaBetaInfo, Zuckerberg said the new "view once" feature was coming "soon". "WhatsApp was the first global scale messaging network to roll out end-to-end encryption, and now we've been working on rolling out more disappearing messages features globally as well," he told the outlet in a WhatsApp message. "We already rolled out the ability to turn on disppearing messages in any chat threat. We're about to start rolling out 'disappearing...
    New York (CNN Business)Twitter (TWTR) is not caving — yet — to users' demands for an "edit" button, but it is offering something close: an "undo tweet" option as part of its new subscription service, Twitter Blue, which debuts in Canada and Australia Thursday. The basic service will continue to be free, but for a monthly fee, users can access special features that Twitter claims will take the platform experience to "the next level." The "undo tweet" function allows users to preview a tweet and set a timer that lasts up to 30 seconds before it actually posts so they get one more chance to correct or rethink it. Another feature is bookmark folders, which helps users organize saved tweets. Twitter Blue subscribers also get reader mode, which converts long Twitter threads into consolidated text for easier reading. Other Twitter Blue features include the ability to change the color of the Twitter app icon and the look inside the app. Subscribers also have access to a dedicated customer support team. What Twitter Blue looks like including the features Bookmark...
    February 28, 2021 | 5:00 am If you do not know the speed of uploading, downloading, latency and variation that sometimes the internet access services that you have contracted may present, this new tool will allow you to know how fast or slow your internet is depending on the activity you perform. The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) developed the ‘Know your Speed’ tool, which adds to the actions already undertaken by the agency to empower users to access information and rights. This tool allows to know the characteristics of upload and download speed, latency and the variation that sometimes occur in the contracted internet access services. By knowing these characteristics, users will know what their experience might be when surfing the internet, playing online, making internet calls, video conferencing or playing videos; so they will be able to recognize if your telecommunications services meet your needs. ‘Know your Speed’ is added to the catalog of tools that the IFT has launched, such as ‘I know my Consumption,’ Contract Comparator ‘,’ Catalog of Approved Equipment ‘,’ Catalog of Accessible Mobile...
    More On: sales Sleep tight with this weighted blanket that’s under $50 Keep your home safe with this hacker-proof camera that’s under $50 J.Crew Factory takes up to 50 percent off sitewide for huge flash sale Here are the best winter sales you can shop right now If you are trying to connect with your customers online, then you need to make sure you aren’t overlooking one of the most engaging platforms out there: Pinterest. As of 2020, Pinterest had 459 million monthly active users worldwide. The best part? These users don’t just look at content—but they actively engage with it. The data shows that 98% of users have tried something new that they found on Pinterest , 77% discovered a new product or brand, 76% of users save items to purchase later, and 55% of users use the app to shop and make purchases. Ready to start driving revenue to your brand via Pinterest? If so, then your first step should be to build your knowledge using online training like The 2021 Pinterest Marketing & Growth Bundle. This...
    Twitter unveiled a new feature Monday that will allow users to “add context” to other people’s tweets in order to “combat misinformation.” Birdwatch allows users to add annotations to other people’s tweets, highlighting parts that they believe are incorrect and provide “informative context,” Twitter said in a blog post. Users can annotate each tweet one time, and no post is exempt from being annotated, according to a Fox News report. The feature also allows users to cite sources in their annotations. (RELATED: REPORT: Twitter Locks China’s US Embassy Out Of Twitter After Post Touting Birth Rate Decline Among Uighurs) ???? Today we’re introducing @Birdwatch, a community-driven approach to addressing misleading information. And we want your help. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/aYJILZ7iKB — Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 25, 2021 “People come to Twitter to stay informed, and they want credible information to help them do so,” said Twitter’s Vice President of Product, Keith Coleman. “We apply labels and add context to Tweets, but we don’t want to limit efforts to circumstances where something breaks our rules or receives widespread public attention.” “We also...
    FACEBOOK has been blasted as "hopelessly naive" by British MPs who think the plans to encrypt its messaging app will assist paedophiles. The alarm has been raised over Facebook's plans to encrypt more of our private chats – shutting out hackers, but also the police. 2Facebook has stressed the benefits of encryptionCredit: Alamy British politician Yvette Cooper has said that the plans will make it harder for police to protect children in danger of being abused. There's also fears they will stop the crackdown on sharing images of child abuse. This means thousands of paedophiles could go undetected as they try to message children online or send illegal content. The problem is that the social media giant will no longer be able to see the content of messages on Facebook and Instagram if its plans go ahead. 2British MPs are worried about the consequences of encryption on vulnerable childrenCredit: Alamy That means its child abuse scanning software will no longer be effective on private messages. Facebook has previously defended the plan and said that encryption is considered 'industry standard'. In...
    To start with, the proposed policy defines “the blue verified badge on Twitter” as a way to let “people know that an account of public interest is authentic.” To receive it, accounts must be both notable and active. The draft policy also defines the types of accounts that can apply for a blue badge. Accounts that fall under any of these six categories can go through the verification process: government; companies, brands and non-profit organizations; news; entertainment; sports; activists, organizers and other influential individuals. The draft policy has an in-depth explanation of which accounts are eligible and the criteria they should meet. For instance, artists and performers must have websites that link to their account and have 5 production credits on IMDB or be referenced in three or more news pieces over the past six months. Since the last category — activists, organizers and other influential individuals — isn’t quite as well—defined as the others, the new policy also clarifies what renders those accounts ineligible for verification. Twitter says those accounts must “not primarily post content that harasses, shames, or...
    Apple unveiled the new iPhone 12 during a live event Tuesday that is designed with 5G capabilities and a new camera, but it leaves out the charger and EarPods – and customers are not happy. The tech giant claims the move is reduce the smartphone’s overall impact on the environment. However, not only are users paying $799 for the handset, a $200 increase from the iPhone 11, but now they have to also spend nearly $90 to purchase the once free devices. The tech giant seemed to excitedly announce that users can now purchase the $39 MagSafe Charger and the $49.99 Beats Flex wireless earphones in their place. Apple customers were outraged following the event, more so that the firm says the  move is to reduce emissions – many users believe it is a ploy to make save money. Scroll down for video  Apple unveiled the new iPhone 12 during a live event Tuesday that is designed with 5G capabilities and a new camera, but it leaves out the charger and EarPods – and customers are not happy Apple...
    SNOOPING smartphones can tell if you’re tipsy — and could soon warn you against “risky behaviour”. Scientists used the devices to tell which users were boozers and got it right nearly every time. 2 They found even small amounts of alcohol change the way people walk. And the sensitive motion detectors in modern phones can pick up the differences. Lead researcher Dr Brian Suffoletto said: “We have powerful sensors we carry around with us wherever we go. “We need to learn to use them to best serve public health.” Volunteers aged 21 to 43 were told to down several stiff vodkas — equivalent to eight beers — and then march up and down. They had the phones attached to their waists using elastic belts. Most read in Health NewsVA-VA ZOOMCouple caught having sex on council meeting Zoom call'DESERVE A REDO'Trump says he should get a THIRD term in office and slams 'fascist' DemsPET PEEVEKim Jong-un orders all pet dogs be confiscated in North Korean capitalWATER PARK HORROR‘Crying man, 32, dies after getting stuck in water slide pipe''JOE STOLE MY WIFE'Biden...
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