Monthly Archives: March 2014

Gmail now always uses an HTTPS connection and encrypts all messages moving internally on Google’s servers

Google today announced it has made security improvements to Gmail to further protect users’ emails from snooping. Gmail now always uses an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email, and encrypts all messages moving internally on Google’s servers. While Gmail has offered HTTPS support since the day it launched, and Google turned the feature on by default back in January 2010,

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Facebook for iOS simplifies choosing who can see your photo albums and gets a new iPad design

Facebook today updated its iOS app with two new features and the usual overall improvements. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. Here’s the Facebook version 8.0 for iOS changelog: A simple way to see and choose a photo album’s audience. An updated design that makes it easier to post and

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Apple releases iOS 7.1 with homescreen crash fix, CarPlay support, and improved TouchID

ple today released iOS 7.1, adding support for its new CarPlay automobile integration, manual control for Siri voice commands and better TouchID support. The company also claimed to have fixed a bug that caused the homescreen to crash, which should hopefully address the issue where iOS devices randomly restart themselves. CarPlay, which launched earlier this month,

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WhatsApp for Android gets new privacy settings and lets you pay for a friend’s subscription

WhatsApp for Android has gotten an update today that introduces new privacy settings, and interestingly enough — a feature that allows you to pay for a friend’s WhatsApp subscription. First spotted by Android Police, the latest update lets you tweak your “last seen” status and profile photo, and increases the message history that you can send.

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New Facebook Page Design with new one-column Timeline to match user profiles

Facebook today announced a new streamlined look for Pages on desktop that is meant to help both users and Page admins find what they’re looking for. The new design will start rolling out “this week.” The biggest change is the Timeline for Pages design: all posts are now in one column, just like on user profiles. As

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Facebook launches an improved version of the News Feed redesign teased last year

Facebook is tweaking the design of its News Feed once more. While the social network has tried numerous layouts over the years, it seems to have finally rested on a solution that will appeal to all of its users. You may remember that exactly one year ago, Facebook unveiled a redesigned News Feed that founder Mark Zuckerberg described

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Which social media platform is best for your business?

It is commonly suggested that to increase your brand presence, you need to be active on all forms of social media. While that may be true, unless your company has a dedicated social media coordinator, finding the time to maintain every platform out there can be extremely time consuming. If your company is just starting

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Microsoft launches Skype for Outlook.com worldwide, adds Safari for Mac support and HD video calling for PCs

Microsoft today launched Skype for Outlook.com worldwide, expanding the service that was previously only available to a select few countries. At the same time, the company has added new features and fixed a few bugs in the previous version. A preview of Skype’s integration into Outlook.com first showed up in April, but only UK users could use the full range of Skype

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IE10 falls below IE9 in market share, Firefox hits 60-month low, and Chrome again gains the most

February saw the fourth full month of IE11 availability with Windows 8.1, the release Firefox 27 and Chrome 33. The latest numbers from Net Applications show IE10 has fallen below IE9, and that Chrome was the only winner last month. Between January and February, IE slipped 0.02 percentage points (from 58.21 percent to 58.19 percent), Firefox fell 0.40 percentage points (from 18.08

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