Category Archives: Internet services

Facebook will pay you for your privacy

Facebook is known as a data gatherer. It sells your data, mostly for activity tracking and – in best case – selling these data to ad companies. Facebook faced many privacy scandals and received many fines. Recently Facebook canceled controversial Onavo programme following outcry over the social media giant paying children to let it access their data, but… Read More »

Apple is wiping iTunes links

As we yesterday wrote about retiring of iTunes, there are another hints that Apple is splitting up iTunes software and services. Apple is probably moving away from iTunes brand to introduce new Music app alongside other new apps and services and brand “iTunes” would be then obsolete. Apple from its iTunes page on Facebook removed all content, including… Read More »

Flipboard was hacked

Flipboard is a curated news app. You can add many magazines created by people or hashtags and to enjoy great news “delivered” right to your device. It’s something like Apple News or other news services. Flipboard application is pretty good, available for Android, iOS, Windows or web browser. I like to read many great news. But recently, something… Read More »

Personal data on Instagram got exposed

It’s nothing unusual that big social networks’ websites are regularly under attacks. Many users give to social networks many personal data like real name, e-mail addresses, phone numbers or even home address. Also on social networks are shared many personal data like personal photos and videos and people also communicate via social networks – like Facebook’s Messenger. Instagram,… Read More »

Direct for Instagram ends

Instagram is a photo-sharing social network owned by Facebook. As “home” social network “facebook.com” got its own mobile chat app – Messenger, so was planned for Instagram. It’s pretty interesting, that Facebook company got many mobile apps – main “Facebook” app, “Messenger”, “Facebook Pages Manager”, “WhatsApp” and “Instagram” and planned “Direct”. It’s something like big social network separated… Read More »

Facebook and about 50 million accounts with security issues

Today, Facebook is the biggest social network in the world. It stores many personal datas, so it’s popular target for hackers. I’m personally registered on Facebook, because “everyone is on Facebook”, but I don’t like this social network, because of (mostly) privacy and security issues. I prefer to use Telegram, but how to persuade all my contacts to… Read More »

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max got HDR support in YouTube app

Relationship between Google and Apple is little complicated. Google has high income from ads and users tracking on Internet, while Apple released Content Blockers in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, and later in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra also introduced Intelligent Tracking Protection, which was improved in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. Google apps for… Read More »

HEIF and HEVC – new formats of multimedia

Do you remember HD-ready TVs? And later Full HD resolution? In that times, it was something amazing. But time flies, we got 4K resolution, HDR technology, and the main “issue” – much increased bitrate, which is critical to use services like streaming movies via Internet provided by services like Netflix. High data demanding tasks like streaming 60 FPS… Read More »