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David Mayor

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Writer and editor of The Next Digit Media, he takes care of iOS, Apple, Mac and other gadgets. He worked at Apple Inc, before joining to TND Media. He was graduated in Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication Degree from Cambridge University. All posts by David

Amazon Disables Encryption in Fire OS Update

If you’re the proud owner of an Amazon Fire device, this news is of great interest to you. According to Amazon forum members, Amazon has dumped encryption on locally stored data, which means your information is stored in plain text and vulnerable to cyberattacks. Anyone who upgrades their Fire Phone, Amazon Fire HD, Kindle Fire, or Amazon Fire TV Stick ...

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Slack App Adds New Voice-calling Feature, More to Come

The Slack app that focuses on work collaboration has just received an important and useful update. Today, the company started rolling out a voice calling feature, the result of acquiring Screenhero startup a little over a year ago. Seeing that Screenhero mainly dealt with video, voice, and screen-share, it makes sense that Slack would start advancing his features in this ...

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Meta Launches Next Generation Augmented Reality Glasses

Seeing that augmented reality is predicted to become a $90 billion market by 2020, every company and their sister are trying to claim a stake in the industry of the future. So is Meta, the maker of a cool augmented reality (AR) system, which has already moved on to the ordering phase. Interested consumers can have the Meta 2 development ...

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Man on Electric Skateboard Sets Guinness World Record

Anyone who has ever fallen off their skateboard trying to ride it down the street knows how difficult it can be to ride one. However, Mischo Erban has mastered the art and then some, setting a new Guinness World Record for the highest speed on an electric skateboard. The 32-year-old has a passion for speed and has learned to “control ...

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Google Store Launched Dedicated VR Section

As the smartphone market gradually reaches its saturation point, the media and consumers alike turn their attention to virtual reality, which seems to be the next best thing in all things technology. A number of announcements keep VR in the headline news, such as the Coca-Cola’s experiment with the idea of transforming their 12-can fridge packaging into accessible VR headsets. ...

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Facebook Timestamps Allows Users To Track Sleep Patterns

Nowadays it’s not just the real-life stalkers that you need to be aware of – it’s also the internet that allows people to know some of the most private information about you, such as your sleeping schedule. If a friend told you 10 years ago that he knows when you go to sleep and when you wake up, you’d probably ...

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Facebook Launched Canvas Platform that Loads Ads Full-Screen

The ad department is a big factor contributing to Facebook’s revenue, so the social network has officially rolled a new platform for advertisers that mimics the Instant Articles platform for publishers. For that reason, the media has dubbed Facebook’s Canvas ad platform as “instant ads.” Canvas has been in the works for almost a year, and now it is finally ...

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ISIS-related Hacker Group Directly Threatens Facebook and Twitter

ISIS supporters have been angered by the fact that their social media accounts have been taken down, so they turned their target to the leaders of the two most popular social networks in the world. A new video was posted on the internet on Tuesday by the “Sons Caliphate Army,” a group of hackers linked to the militant Islamic group. ...

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Google Search Results Start Highlighting AMP Pages

Networks and smartphones are constantly getting faster and faster, but the mobile web feels slower than ever. That’s because more ads are pushed into our browsers and more sites use tackers; large GIFs could also have something to do with our slow mobile web. Google is a fixer if nothing else, so a few months ago it set out to ...

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Snapchat Has Launched On-demand Geofilters

Wanting to become a more official part of your special events, Snapchat has launched on-demand geofilters that people will be paying for. It’s not the first time Snapchat has offered sponsored geofilters, but this time, on-demand filters are aimed at smaller events and geographical areas. This means the price payed by users for these custom filters will be significantly lower. ...

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