Saturday, 31 January 2015

Twitter Launches Group Direct Messages and Native Video Sharing

by Ziuby

The social network announced on Tuesday the roll-out of two major new features: group direct messages and native video sharing and editing. Top execs at Twitter had teased the need for private group chats for months, likely motivated by the meteoric rise of messaging apps like #WhatsApp and Line in markets around the world

Starting today, everyone will soon be able to seamlessly capture, edit and share videos right from the Twitter app, too! Twitter has been really pushing hard to maintain it's position in the market. With updates like while you were away and most recent IOS specific updates the team at Twitter is putting out smart and innovative solutions.

This new update comes at a time when competitors like Facebook are emphasizing native videos on site. A growing list of social applications — including #Facebook, #Tumblr, Flipboard and others — are diving into the lucrative video advertising market. For more information watch video.


Modern technology, are we getting codependent ?

by Ziuby

Technology is applied to the roles each individual fulfills during life. We use technology on a daily basis to accomplish specific tasks or interests.

Every one defines technology in their own way. To some people it means complicated electronic devices. To others, it means the source of the radical changes that are happening in all phases of life.
Some people fear to use technology while others see it as the source of longer and more complete lives. So even if using technology has an advantage, it has disadvantages also.


Easy Access to information: It has become very easy to get access to relevant information at any time anywhere. This has been possible because of modern technologies like broadband internet. Information is power, and those who find information and use it well always succeed.

Encourages innovation and creativity: In the past, it used to be very difficult to start a business, one had to have lots of capital and they even had limited access to business information. Today, it is very easy to start a business while at home.

Improved communication:  Communication is like water to life.Modern technology has blessed us with advanced communication technology tools. These can include e-fax machines, electronic mail, mobile phones, video conferencing, instant text messaging applications, etc.

Social Networking:   Modern technology has made it simple to discover our old friends and also discover new people to network with. This is a benefit to both individuals and businesses. Many businesses have embraced the social networking technology to interact with their customers.


Increased loneliness: Technology has replaced our old way of interacting. If a user can easily interact with 100 friends online, they will feel no need to going out to make real friends which at a later stage leads to loneliness.

Job Loss: Modern technology has replaced many humans; robots are doing of the jobs which used to be done by humans. Many packing firms have employed robots on production lines to increase on production and efficiency

Competency - Increased dependency on modern tools like calculators has reduced on our creativity. You can find a student when they can solve a very simple mathematical equation without using a calculator. This affects the way this student uses their brains and reduces on the level of creativity.

During the passion of finding new ways to implement technology and explore new avenues somewhere we must also keep in mind whether the intended action has its desired cause. In light of discovery one can easily get focused on what he has to do rather that thinking also that should it be done. Technology should always be responsibly used . We cannot forget that technological inventions are meant to ease our day to day activities and not control them.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Android Lollipop, what to expect ?

by Ziuby

Google recently released Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is one of the largest Android update to date. The updated version of the popular mobile operating system is slowly making its way to older devices. Lollipop update has been awaited by a wide audience of Android users and well the anticipation has been rewarded. Here take a look at 5 best features one can look forward to with the new Android update.

1. GUI Redesigned : First thing that you will notice with the Lollipop update is how clean and crisp the layout is now. Google's "Material Design" brings a cleaner, lighter look to the operating system. Display screens are now more responsive and encompasses a wide range of vivid colors that will surely help capture the attention.

2. Manage Battery Life : A cool new feature is a more customized interface to handle the consumption of battery. Google claim that with the new battery saver update one can extend usage by up-to 90 minutes. A new feature also calculates the approximate time it might take to charge your phone battery completely once connected to a charging point.

3. Customize Notification Updates : Another new feature added is a customized notification section. A android user can now set priority-wise notification based on the messages and calls from certain people or applications. Choose which alerts get through to your attention and which can be handled directly.

4. Security : One point of major focus is security. New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices. SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware. Use Android Smart Lock to secure your phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like your wearable or even your car.

5. Better Performance : With the new Android Lollipop update comes a faster,smoother and more powerful computing experience. Lollipop implements ART, a completely new Android run-time. ART improves application performance and responsiveness. It helps to compact back-grounded apps and services so that you can do more at once.

Android has truly helped to take digital revolution to a completely new level. People now can do more things better and efficiently with Android powered devices. Lets just say that Google rarely disappoints its customers and with the Android Lollipop update, they are looking at yet another home run.


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Are you ignored on Twitter? Updated iOS app is brutally honest

by Ziuby

The company’s mobile app on iOS has a new analytics feature that lets users see how many other people saw their tweets, and interacted with them like by clicking a link or expanding the tweet. It’s a useful feature for users seeking better information about the reach of their tweets, or about their larger strategy on Twitter, while on the go.

Twitter made its analytics dashboard publicly available earlier this year, but only on the desktop. Advertisers, meanwhile, have always had access to analytics data to see how their paid tweets resonate with their intended audience.

 Twitter enjoys a wide customer base and it is a leader in their own right when it comes to micro-blogging. Twitter made blogging activity cool again. With new updates like "while you were away" and now with this analytics part , the creative team at twitter are really pushing hard to keep the end user hooked in. Creative and innovative solutions are the mantras for success in the Digital world and Twitter seems to be right on track.