Tag: Networks and apps

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...
This town shows that WhatsApp and Facebook existed earlier than you thought
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This town shows that WhatsApp and Facebook existed earlier than you thought

What would it be like to bring social networks to a town that barely has coverage? The artist and activist Fra Biancoshock played with the contrasts between the Internet and real life in a small Italian town. The town, called Crivitacampomarano, has about 400 residents. There, the mobiles barely have coverage and the data practically does not work in their territory. For its inhabitants, mostly elderly, the concepts WhatsApp, Tinder and WeTransfer are almost unknown. However, Biancoshock wanted to bring social networks closer to the people.Verne, a digital medium from El País, contacted via email with the artist to learn more curiosities about his project. "The goal was to show ...
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 ...
Back with Trump’s blog: the former president closes his platform and his advisor announces his return to the networks
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Back with Trump’s blog: the former president closes his platform and his advisor announces his return to the networks

The platform of former United States President Donald Trump has been closed within a month of its launch. The website was called From the Desk of Donald J. Trump and was aesthetically similar to Twitter and Facebook. As reported by Trump's senior adviser Jason Miller a la CNN, the platform was just a tool "assistant" Y the former president's team is working on “broader efforts”.The website was born as an alternative to Facebook and Twitter after its social media accounts were suspended following the Capitol riots. There, the businessman was publishing his content, from press releases to videos.As confirmed by Miller on your Twitter account, the permanent suspension of From the Des...
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...
Netflix values ​​its incorporation into the world of videogames
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Netflix values ​​its incorporation into the world of videogames

Did you know? Netflix is ​​studying the option of including video games in its offer catalog under the paid subscription. According to the newspaper The Information, the platform is looking for the profile of a person with experience in the electronic entertainment industry to be able to oversee the expansion of Netflix into the world of video games.Axios, another media outlet, announces that the platform would be proposing a game service similar to that of Apple Arcade. However, Netflix would include games with its own licenses and could see the green light on its launch in 2022. There are still many rumors, but it could be possible that Netflix games were only adapted for mobile devices. ...
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 ...