June 15, 2016

4G e 3G: cosa cambia nella tecnologia mobile?

Cosa cambia tra rete 3G e rete 4G? Per il proprietario di smartphone, 3G e 4G sono spesso due sigle lette solo nelle pubblicità degli operatori telefonici: capirne il significato è invece importante per comprendere la tecnologia che si sta utilizzando e la copertura del proprio carrier. Cosa significa G? La lettera G indica una particolare generazione di tecnologia mobile, installata nei telefoni e nelle reti cellulari. Ogni “G” in […]
June 9, 2016

Disattivare lo stato online su Whatsapp

Come disattivare la visibilità online? Whatsapp, la famosa app di messaggistica online che ha reso inutilizzati gli SMS, rischia di minare la nostra privacy permettendo a tutti i contatti di vedere se abbiamo ricevuto i messaggi e a quando risale la nostra ultima connessione. Fortunatamente è possibile disattivare questa funzione. Un’opzione che tutela la privacy Nella finestra della chat di Whatsapp viene visualizzato (in alto a sinistra) se l’utente è online o data […]
June 1, 2016
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How tweets are expanding beyond 140 characters

Twitter is expanding the number of things you can post in a 140-character tweet, without expanding the number of characters. Within the next few months, usernames, quoted tweets, photos, and other media attachments will no longer count against the tweet’s 140-character limit. The company says it will also enable users to begin tweets with usernames without first adding a period. Giving people the full expressiveness It’s part of a series […]
May 6, 2016
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Google Translate Celebrates 10 Years

Google Translate celebrates 10 years: today, over 500 million people use Google Translate to do everything from read an article in a foreign language to chat with individuals with different mother tongues. 100 billion words in a day The most common translations, the company notes, are between English and Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese and Indonesian. Over 100 billion words are translated every single day. Much of the success of Google Translate […]
April 26, 2016

Chrome now has more than 1 billion users on mobile

1 billion users on mobile Chrome now has more than one billion users on mobile each month. With this, Chrome on mobile joins Google’s other billion-user products like Android, Maps, Search, YouTube and the Google Play store. Chrome on desktop also has one billion users (though quite a few people probably use both the mobile and desktop version and we can’t really add those two numbers to get the total […]
April 18, 2016

Streaming: Amazon challenges Netflix

Amazon is introducing new options to subscribe to its Prime membership service on a monthly basis, a change that could make the company’s video service a tougher competitor to Netflix. Amazon Prime on-demand The company notifies visitors to its website that it now offers two new Prime price plans, the first of which costs customers $8.99 a month to stream movies and television shows from a new video-only version of […]
March 31, 2016

60 second videos in Instagram

Video extended to a full minute Two months after letting advertisers extend their videos to 60 seconds, Instagram is granting the same privilege to regular users. Instagram videos, which have been limited to 15 seconds since they were introduced in June 2013, can now extend to a full minute. In the past six months, the time Instagram users spent watching videos has increased 40 percent, the company says. Instagram has helped […]