It seems that Facebook and Instagram are not the only platforms that suffered outages in the year 2019 so far, as Google Cloud services were down as well on June 3, 2019. The outage affected multiple applications such as Gmail and Nest. Furthermore, applications that implement Google Suite including Snap and popular voice-chat platform, Discord were offline as well. First reported by users in the United States, a similar issue was also brought to light by other users across the world.
As per a statement released by the company, the Google Compute Engine was suffering from a multi-region issue that was affecting Google Cloud services. Owing to network congestion in Eastern [...]
American technology giant Google has been accused of breaching the internet privacy of users; and collecting their data to serve them advertisements online multiple times in the past. The company has released statements denying the claims but latest reports from a reputed media source reignite the accusations. It alleges the search engine behemoth also tracks the entire purchase history of its users ever since they signed up for Gmail, its email service.Gmail Purchase History
The report affirms Google has been tracking the purchase history of Gmail users via the confirmation or order receipts when they make a purchase. Notably, this only works if the outlet or place [...]
The Internet has become an essential part of life in today’s day and age. It is really difficult to imagine what our lives would have been like if the invention of the internet didn’t happen. But if one stops and thinks how much of our life is shared through the medium; or how much of the data shared can be traced back to the user by someone with malicious intents, a feeling of trepidation is natural. To ensure that the data shared over the internet is secure and private, many people use a VPN. But what is it and should everyone get one?What is a VPN?
Virtual Private Networks or VPNs for short is used to connect to another computer, usually called server [...]
A lot of Instagram users and brands have reported losses of millions of followers on the popular image sharing social media platform due to a bug. Big brands like Nike and even influencers like Don Benjamin, Yanet Garcia & Kyle Jenner faced a huge drop in their follower base. Some months ago, Instagram reported that they will take steps to keep fake followers and likes in check. We can’t help but wonder if this is a step that went wrong in the process.Instagram’s Update
Instagram, however, made a twitter post announcing that the number of followers is decreasing because of a bug inside their system. At the moment, they were trying to investigate the source of [...]
The latest update for the popular search browser, Chrome 72 recently rolled out. The new update packs a ton of new features, bug fixes, and some security updates. Some of the features are aimed towards making the OS more “material friendly”, focusing on Google’s preferred theme. Read on to find other improvements within the update.PiP And App Shortcuts
The new Chrome 72 update brings extra storage access for Android apps, which includes options for microSD cards and USB drives. The update also introduces Picture in Picture (PiP) for Chrome supported websites. As per Google’s blog post, they optimized Chrome 72 for tablet mode and touchscreen devices. [...]
In this day and age where Internet has taken over everything, one can never be too careful. There have been several data breaches over the past few months which have made people anxious about privacy on internet. Google aims to minimize that anxiety by launching an extension called Password Checkup. The tool will help you check if your data credentials have been compromised in a previous data leak.Password Checkup: How Does It Work?
The extension can be added to the Chrome browser to track login details every time a sign in occurs. It then searches through approximately 4 billion compromised credentials. The extension will then alert if the credentials have been part [...]
Facebook is one of the most popular social media networks today. But the teenagers and younger generations aren’t much interested in the platform. The reason facebook is able to hold on to it audience is largely because of its unified login platform. A feature that is finally trickling down to Instagram as well. Instagram has proven to be mighty successful among the younger audience.
It's been a while since I have revealed Instagram's upcoming features.Instagram will introduce a new feature where users will be able to set a 'Main account' and those with multiple accounts would be able to login at once. Read the article for more! [...]
Twitter as a medium has been really popular to get updates by the seconds on all whats happening around the world. But the Achilles heel of Twitter has always been not getting an option of editing tweets. There has been a lot of discussion over the topic and Twitter didn’t give a firm reply. Recently, the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey said on the Joe Rogan Podcast that Twitter is considering adding the functionality of editable tweets.
In his discussion, when asked about the functionality, Rogan said “You could build it as such so maybe we introduce a 5-second to 30-second delay in the sending. And within that window, you can edit. The issue with going longer [...]
Gmail is one of the most widely used email services in the world. Being that as it may, it constantly keeps evolving and changing to make the user experience better and more convenient. An enterprise UI needs to be simple, efficient and easy to use. Gmail, in its bid to simplify life for people who regularly use the service, has introduced a host of new features and shortcuts.
One of the best features in the new update are the Undo and Redo shortcuts. These are specially great for people who like using their mouse to undo or redo words or sentences. The Undo button restores the previously typed text while the Redo button will reverse the changes. The buttons are [...]