Twitter threatened with shutdown in Pakistan

Twitter threatened with shutdown in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Micro-blogging website Twitter, a platform that has in recent years become integral to political parties, stands in danger of being banned because of the government’s inability to force the tech giant to bend to its notions of what is suitable for public consumption or falls within the constitutional realm of...

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Can cell phone use damage the brain?

Can cell phone use damage the brain?

Since the mobile phone entered our lives, concerns about its harmful effects have abounded. But what do we really know about the health risks of cell phones? Experts recommend sending recorded messages instead of putting the phone near your head. Studies of the science of the effects of smartphones are far...

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How can you erase years of Facebook posts in 3 clicks

How can you erase years of Facebook posts in 3 clicks

What years would you like to “delete” from Facebook? How long have you been using Facebook? 2008 was, officially, the year in which the social network became popular. It was born as a platform focused on social life, in which to share your best memories. Photos with friends. Family events Dinners. Barbecues Parties … Drunkenness....

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4 tricks so you can learn to write faster on your cell phone

4 tricks so you can learn to write faster on your cell phone

How do you place your hands when you write on your cell phone? That can be key to acquiring speed. In the world of digital technologies and instant communication, rapid writing has become a social necessity. If you do not, you risk filling your receiver’s patience, probably sighing anxiously while observing...

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India hunting for ways to block social apps to avoid misuse

India hunting for ways to block social apps to avoid misuse

NEW DELHI: India has asked its telecom operators to find ways of blocking applications such as Facebook and messaging app WhatsApp in the case of misuse, according to a document seen by Reuters. India has in recent months intensified efforts to crack down on mass message forwards after it found...

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Singapore to scan travelers’ eyes at checkpoints

Singapore to scan travelers’ eyes at checkpoints

SINGAPORE; Singapore will scan travelers’ eyes at some of its border checkpoints, local media reported on Monday, in a trial of expensive technology that could one day replace fingerprint verification. It is the latest in a series of high-tech initiatives in the city-state, some of which have stoked privacy concerns...

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How to transform your cell phone into a computer

How to transform your cell phone into a computer

Your phone can easily be converted into a desktop computer to watch videos on a larger monitor or work with certain applications. The smartphones we use today have almost everything we need to become the best work tool. The possibilities are enormous: from browsing the internet, to sending emails, writing...

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Tech-giant Google creates ‘filtered’ search-engine for China

Tech-giant Google creates ‘filtered’ search-engine for China

Google is creating a search engine that would meet China’s censorship rules, a company employee told media on Thursday, in a move condemned by human rights activists. Google withdrew its search engine from China eight years ago due to censorship and hacking but it is now working on a project...

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WhatsApp: who are the “business” users and why from now on they will have to pay to use the application

WhatsApp: who are the “business” users and why from now on they will have to pay to use the application

WhatsApp Business is Facebook’s first attempt to make money through the messaging platform. WhatsApp is no longer completely free. At least, it is not for everyone. The company – which has nearly 1,500 million users – has just announced that its enterprise version, WhatsApp Business, will now be paid. This measure...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 a failure?

Samsung Galaxy S9 a failure?

Samsung premiered in its Galaxy S9 emoticons that look like the owners of each cell phone, but this novelty did not make the S9 a success. It did not come out like Samsung nor its investors were waiting. The company’s electronics division has just published a drop in its latest...

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