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BlaBlaCar launches a function that allows picking up passengers in real time during the journey
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BlaBlaCar launches a function that allows picking up passengers in real time during the journey

Now that the trips are back on track, BlaBlaCar has introduced a new tool so that drivers can receive reservation requests once the trip has started. In this way, the vehicle space can be used to the maximum when picking up passengers who are passing through on the route. This function, which they have nicknamed 'Boost', consists of a new technology that has meant more than 14,000 new meeting points in Spain And allows a connection of 90% of the more than 8,000 Spanish towns.Through Boost, BlaBlaCar drivers will be able to find new passengers once the trip has started in municipalities that are passing through on the way. This new tool allows users to have more possibilities to fi...
Apps, robots, anticovid systems … technological advances to return the hospitality industry to normal despite the pandemic
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Apps, robots, anticovid systems … technological advances to return the hospitality industry to normal despite the pandemic

The Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities approved last Wednesday a document that includes a common national schedule for the closure of bars and discos. The bars may remain open until 1 a.m., stopping serving at 12 a.m. On the other hand, the clubs will close at 2 AM and, if there is no risk or the alert level is 1, it can be held until 3. With regard to capacity, 50% will be allowed indoors, which can be increased up to 60% in bars and restaurants if there is good ventilation; and 100% on terraces. However, if the incidence of cases is greater than 150 per 100,000 in 14 days, the interior will be closed. This measure affects the Community of Madrid.To date, the Sp...
Google employees admit that the company hid the function of keeping the location private from users
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Google employees admit that the company hid the function of keeping the location private from users

Documents that had not been reviewed in a lawsuit against Google reveal that employees made it difficult for users to keep their location private on smartphones. The company continued to store this data even when various location sharing settings were disabled, based on the information collected. According to the documents, Google even pressured LG and other phone companies to hide this setting. Jack Menzel, a former vice president who was responsible for overseeing Google Maps, confessed that lThe only way the company couldn't figure out home and work locations is if a user changed these addresses to random ones.On the other hand, Jen Chai, a senior product manager at Google wh...
Google Maps technology that helps your bicycle trips go ‘smoothly’
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Google Maps technology that helps your bicycle trips go ‘smoothly’

Yesterday was celebrated the World Bicycle Day. Although it could go unnoticed by many, Google Maps remembered it and wrote a post dedicated to this means of transport on the official Google blog. For more than 10 years this Google platform has provided indications for bicycles and, since then, this tool has been implemented in more than 30 countries. In the publication, they point out that, in 2020, they added more than 150,000 kilometers of bike lanes to their scheduled routes. In addition, as they highlight, searches related to bikes have increased enormously. In France, queries on Google Maps have shot up more than 300% compared to those made at the end of April last year.On ...
Mark Zuckerberg confirms the imminent arrival of multi-device mode and a function to disappear in WhatsApp
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Mark Zuckerberg confirms the imminent arrival of multi-device mode and a function to disappear in WhatsApp

It seems that Mark Zuckerberg He wants to put users back in his pocket and has been encouraged to confirm some of the most anticipated functions of WhatsApp. Zuckerberg and Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, they spoke through the messaging platform with WABetaInfo by surprise and officially explained some functionalities that are going to be incorporated soon. Among them is the multi-device support, which "will come soon" and that it is one of the services most demanded by users. When it is operational, you no longer have to have your telephone main loaded and close to receive your WhatsApp messages on other devices.We talk about the possibility of using your WhatsApp account in d...
WhatsApp goes backwards: it lifts the limitations to users who do not accept its conditions of use
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WhatsApp goes backwards: it lifts the limitations to users who do not accept its conditions of use

WhatsApp initially threatened to revoke core features for users who refused to accept its controversial new privacy policy, only to roll back the severity of those consequences earlier this month amid an international backlash, and now, he's removing them entirely (for now). The company clarified last Friday in a release It will not restrict any functionality even if the terms and conditions policies have not been accepted: "No user account will be removed or access to WhatsApp features will be removed on May 15 due to this update." "Given recent discussions with various authorities and privacy experts, we want to make it clear that we will not limit the functionality of how Whats...
Curiosities of the Google Play Store: from its origin to the most searched apps
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Curiosities of the Google Play Store: from its origin to the most searched apps

The Play Store application will surely be familiar to you, since with it you have been able to download a considerable amount of apps on your devices thanks to its wide range, but do you really know all its curiosities? LUsers who have been using Android for a couple of years will know that its name was originally 'Android Market'However, there was a change in 2012 when Google renamed the app.When was Android released?In 2008 it had its first commercial presence with the HTC Dream mobile, while a year later, the operating system was carried out with the offer of 10,000 applications in Android Market.The origin and prices of payment applications At the beginning there was no apps ...
Attention: this is what happens if you do not accept the WhatsApp update
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Attention: this is what happens if you do not accept the WhatsApp update

Last Saturday 15 th of May The deadline stipulated by WhatsApp for its users to accept the new terms and conditions of use has ended. Although, for an indeterminate time, WhatsApp will leave users free to accept or not the conditions, they a warning message will appear from time to time reminding them that they are there; if you don't accept them, WhatsApp functions will be reduced little by little. They will not delete your account, but for all practical purposes it will be as if they did.The first weeks after May 15, users will be able to make and receive calls from WhatsApp. However, the function limitation has only just begun: the first thing that users who do not accept the...
Instagram has a new trick to hide the likes your publications receive: this is how you can do it
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Instagram has a new trick to hide the likes your publications receive: this is how you can do it

Instagram announced this Wednesday that finally Its new controls for the count of 'Likes' on its platform arrive in Spain. The company had been conducting tests in several countries in recent months to hide the 'likes' of the publications and this announcement represents a new step in this regard, since it offers the 1,000 million users of the red social worldwide the possibility to hide the count of the 'likes' in the publications. During the testing phase Instagram has collected the opinions of their community: some have stated that hiding the number of 'likes' is useful and helps reduce peer pressure and comparisons, while others think that they prefer to see what is trending ...
WhatsApp will soon support migrating your chat history to a different phone number
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WhatsApp will soon support migrating your chat history to a different phone number

As previously rumored, WhatsApp is finally working on a feature to transfer your WhatsApp chat history to a different platform in a future update for iOS and Android. This feature fixes the "issue" where a user could not restore chat history after purchasing a device that is not on the same operating system. In fact, it is not possible to restore your chat history from iCloud on WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for iOS cannot restore backup from Google Drive. However, WhatsApp is now working on a solution to migrate the chat history to another device, regardless of its operating system and number. This function is not available yet, but WaBetaInfo You have already left some previews on what it...