Turns out Twitter's extension of Direct Message passed 140 characters accidentally gives botnet administrators a stealthy and streamlined approach to control their bots.
Google announced that its expanding the Local Guide program in Google Maps with new updates on its integrated rewards program. The Local Guides feature encourages and rewards users to provide information on area business, including reviews, photos, and other details.
Google launched an upgrade of Google Play Books store to make it easier for Android users to read comics easier on phones and tablets. According to Tech Crunch, Google also announced a personalized comic recommendations features that makes it easier for users to find other series similar to their preferences and a set of curated comic series pages in the Play Store.
Facebook releases another new app today that will help users to receive notification from all Facebook-owned app under one app known as Notify.
Google Inc. has launched a new version of Google Maps that allows users to get offline navigation and search. The redesigned Google Maps service allows users to download detailed maps of the specific area to their phones, so they can get directions even when they find themselves without connectivity.
Social media is not just a communicating platform for local people but also for world-known celebrities and public figures who consistently post their thoughts over certain arguments. On Monday, White house launched a personal facebook account for Barack Obama to use in order to communicate his message over climate change through nontraditional channels, as reported by Reuters.
Messaging app Snapchat announced it is generating 6 billion video views every day. The number is three times the number of daily views in May.
A survey firm reveals that WordPress now powers 25 percent of the web. W3Techs' latest data has shown that based on statistics and market share data, WordPress powers 58.7 percent of all the website content management that the survey firm knows about.
Twitter Inc has replaced its star-shaped favorite icon with a heart shaped icon called "like". This is the latest effort by the Twitter team to make Twitter more engaging and attractive.
The TalkTalk hacks that happened late October may have died down, but recent details shows that the number of victims that were initially reported isn't as it seems. According to BBC News, there are now a total of 156,959 customers that had their personal details accessed through the hack. 15,656 bank accounts were taken from those customers.
Google has launched a new feature that has the capability to automatically reply to your emails on your behalf. The latest feature named Smart Reply by the Google team uses artificial intelligence to scan the email, understand what it says and come up with three short answers for it. The user can then select one of those three answers and send it as a reply to that particular email with a single tap.
The significant jump in shares of Facebook and Amazon took them into $300-billion club on 4 October. The market capitalization of Facebook soared to $303.6 billion surpassing General Electric's (GE) $299.1 billion.
After fifteen years of being an online encyclopaedia for people all over the world, the English-language version of Wikipedia now has five million articles. According to Gizmodo, the article that hit the five million mark was an entry on persoonia terminalis, which is a shrub that can be found in eastern Australia.
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg believed the future of social network is in Virtual Reality. Last year, Facebook acquired Oculus, a VR company. Now they partner with Samsung to make mobile VR experience come to life.
Hacked TalkTalk customers' bank details are now up for sale for just over a £1 each in black market websites. Express reported that the details emerged online Sunday.