One of the most common uses for a smartphone these days is to take pictures and videos of excursions, events or just daily activities. Pretty much everyone has a camera on them at all times now, and it’s safe to say that a lot of devices have their local storage [...]Read More »
The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act in the United State allows law enforcement to wiretap internet communications, like VoIP (typically a warrant is needed for such wiretaps but there are so many “national security” loopholes nowadays, it is hard to tell). But the law only applies to internet service [...]Read More »
It looks like Facebook Home’s great advertising worked, because TechCrunch has reported that the app/OS overlay was downloaded over 500,000 times in just 5 days after launch. This is a pretty good number, because Facebook Home is only available on select devices for now. It’s also not as impressive as [...]Read More »
Uploading images to Facebook is pretty easy, if you’re not uploading them in large quantities. Downloading images from Facebook and saving them on your computer can be a colossal pain, especially since you have to download them one at a time. Drop N Sync is a program that allows you [...]Read More »
Different countries have different habits and etiquette when it comes to communicating. For example, it is common practice in some parts of Scandinavia to first text a person before calling them, to ensure that now is a good time to talk. In our digital age, there are dozens of ways [...]Read More »
Facebook’s ad for Facebook Home is not only great, but also stars real people… including Zuckerberg [Video]
As you probably already know, Facebook Home was recently just launched. In fact, you can grab it over at the Google Play Store right now! And I’m sure a bunch of people will after seeing Facebook’s ad for Facebook Home, fittingly called “Launch Day.”
First thing you might have noticed [...]Read More »
Nothing enrages people more then unproper use of English grammar.Read More »
Just 2 months ago, we reported on Facebook launching free calling for iOS users in the US and Canada. Now, Facebook has enabled the free calling feature to users across the pond (sorry, couldn’t help it)!
The process remains pretty much the same: When in the conversation view, tap on [...]Read More »
Prank the world Facebook, come on — do it.Read More »
Today Facebook has announced a redesigned of the News Feed, one of the most crucial aspects of the popular social network. People’s complaints of the feed in the past have been mostly directed at how cluttered it felt, so the new feed was designed to make everything much cleaner looking, [...]Read More »
Nir Goldshlager runs a “Web Application Security Blog.” He’s also happened to find a variety of security holes and exploits on sites like Facebook, Twitter and PayPal. His latest discovery, however, was a glaring hole in Facebook’s OAuth system: Nir was able to find a flaw that gave him access [...]Read More »
Is the Chinese or Eastern Europeans? Maybe someone else? We don’t really know. All we know is there has been a recent string of hacks against multi-million and multi-billion dollar corporations in the past few months. Microsoft is now the latest victim.
According to a blog post, Microsoft “found a [...]Read More »
Is China innocent? New reports claim cyber attacks on Facebook, Twitter, and Apple came from Eastern Europe
After recent cyber attacks on high-profile companies like Facebook, Twitter and then Apple, everyone seemed to be pointing fingers at China. But now reports have surfaced claiming that the attacks on those companies originated from Eastern Europe.
An Eastern European gang, that is determined to sell company secrets like research [...]Read More »
Anna Lamb-Creasey discovered that her had not only gone missing but died through the worst possible way. Local police in Clayton County for some reason decided that to inform a mother of her child’s death through a Facebook message.
Can you believe that it gets worse? They not only messaged [...]Read More »
As I am sure most dotTechies know, a ‘CAPTCHA’ is a method used to verify that person logging in, posting, etc. is really a person and not a robot. There are various different types of CAPTCHAs but the most common is being given a picture and told to type the [...]Read More »
The same time the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Twitter were attacked, there was a fourth company that also fell victim to a “sophisticated attack.”
Facebook, which is home to more than a billion users worldwide, was hit by a zero-day exploit that installed malware on [...]Read More »
After Facebook popularized the use of the “Like” button, countless other versions of the Like button have appeared in other sites. You’d think that Facebook invented it, right? Apparently not. And the company holding the patent for such a feature is suing.
Rembrandt Social Media, a patent-holding company, is filing [...]Read More »
One thing that has been eluding the internet is a global web identity; one identity that one can be used across all websites and forums. While inroads have been made with other services, because of its popularity, Facebook is the closest we have so far to a universal digital identity, [...]Read More »
Facebook’s current tracking system allows you to check-in places ala Foursquare, and add locations to your posts. According to a report by Bloomberg, Facebook expand its tracking into a standalone app that can track your location in the background so you can find friends and your friends would be able [...]Read More »
Facebook is ‘impersonating’ people on the social network without their consent. What Facebook is doing is re-posting one of your ‘likes’ every once in awhile accompanied with a related article. The posts are in your name and they appear in feeds as if you posted them. People have no idea [...]Read More »
Facebook initially tested out free VoIP calls through its Messenger for iPhone app for Canadian users earlier this month, but it looks like they’re ready to start rolling out across the US as well. A call button has appeared in the app, and users can begin making free calls to [...]Read More »
Back when Facebook just started, it was not really considered to be a competitor to Google. After all, Facebook was (is) a social network while Google was (is) primarily a search engine. Now, however, Google and Facebook are rivals in more than one way. Aside from just fighting for advertising [...]Read More »
Facebook’s newly announced ‘Graph Search’ is an internal search engine, helps you make new connections
Facebook has just announced “Graph Search,” which they’re hoping will change the way you search for new friends, connections and even answers on the social network. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is careful to note that this is in no way a competitor to web search, it’s something different. Ordinary searches on [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies are Facebook users? Aside from an account to maintain dotTech’s Facebook fanpage, I am proud to say I am no longer a Facebook user. Keyword to note is “no longer”; I actually was one of the first Facebook adopters (before it became really big, actually) but quit [...]Read More »
Companies, specifically tech companies, may not be people in and of themselves but they do have characteristics (or personalities, if you will). Because of these characteristics, it is often enticing to compare the companies to other things, like celebrities or popular personalities. In the case of the following comic, tech [...]Read More »
2013 is — quite literally — around the corner. Indeed, a few hours from now the world will slowly start to move from 2012 and rollover to 2013, starting in the East first and then eventually ending with the West. If you were a major tech company, or the CEO [...]Read More »
Facebook has released Poke on the App Store, a new messaging app that lets users ‘Poke’ other users on iPhone with self-destructing messages. The app is essentially the same as Snapchat, but with the Poke branding brought in from Facebook. The app allows you to set messages to expire in [...]Read More »
Facebook is testing a strange new feature with a small number of users in the US to determine if they’ll be willing to pay to message you. That’s right, a feature where strangers that aren’t on your contact list could potentially pay the amount of $1 to reach your inbox.[...]Read More »
In the past we have seen various criticisms of tech companies, ranging from how Google, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Facebook, etc. apologize when they make a mistake to how the same tech companies market their products. Today we have a comic to share with you from the same artist, Manu Cornet. [...]Read More »