Category Archives: Internet services

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 »

GIF is 30 years old

GIF is a graphic format – Graphich Interchange Format – which was first specificated in May 1987. GIF is well known for it’s limit of 256 colour spectrum and support for animations and aplha channel to create transparent pictures. GIF is one of the oldest widely used graphic formats – for example, TIFF was created in Spring 1986.… Read More »