Instagram reaches 1 billion monthly users. Congrats, we are now officially married to social media

Or at least way too many of us are. While users number of Facebook and Snapchat stagnate, Instagram is seeing a radical increase in usage, passing the 800 million users recorded in September 2017, ten months ago. Snapchat’s daily user grow in Q1 has only been 2.13% and Facebook’s has been 3.14% – Snapchat’s, un turn, reached almost 5%. Instagram’s rapidly growing popularity might be the reason for the platform to kick off IGTV, video hub that is supposed to rival YouTube. I do not see this happening but good luck! It is not like Instagram itself is not a gold ...

New pictures of Motorola Moto One

The pictures in question are this, this and this. Perpaps the most interesting of the visible features of the phone are the a notch (hooray), USB-C joint and a dual main camera. Phone’s specs are:– 6′ Full HD+ display,– Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 CPU, Adreno 509 GPU,– 4 or 6 GB RAM, 64 GB flash memory, microSD,– 8 mpx selfie shooter, 12 i 5 mpx dual camera with LED flash,– 3780 mAh battery,– Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, modem LTE, dual SIM,– USB-C joint,– Android 8.1 Oreo PSWe do not know, unfortunately, the phone’s price nor date of ...

A neat deal for the US Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus: buy one and get a free movie pass for two years

Well that sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Samsung’s partnership with MoviePass brought us this exceedingly good sounding promotion: if you buy an US release of either Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ between now and the end of the month, you will receive two free annual MoviePass memberships. This effectively gives every moviegoer a free 252 dollars. In order to get on the offer, upon buying the phone online you need to sign your email up for it and voila, two MoviePass are yours – in up to two weeks. ...

Xperia XZ2’s display goes to heck and Sony does not give a crap. Or so it seems

More and more of Xperia XZ2 owners report issues with the phone’s display. The nature of the issue, as shown on the picture above, is that white dots and lines appear on the display seemingly at random. They distort the picture and are a nuisance to look at. Sony’s official statement is that electrostatic is the cause of the problem:”Sony Mobile is committed to providing the highest standard of product quality and customer service for all of our products. Due to the characteristic of the display, you may see stripe patterns as a result of electrostatic in some models. This ...

Alcatel soon releases four low-end smartphones under $200

When you need a solid phone but do not want or can spend your salary on an iPhone or Samsung, go Alcatel. The company will release four of its low-budget devices on the Australian market this August, with other markets soon to follow suit. These devices’ prices and specs are:Alcatel 1C, $895.3-inch 18:9 FWVGA+ display,1.3GHz Quad Core,Android Nougat OS,1GB RAM,16GB storage,5MP front/8MP rear cameras,2,460mAh battery,3GAlcatel 1, $995-inch 18:9 FWVGA+ display,1.28GHz Quad Core,Android GO OS,1GB RAM,8GB storage,Front 2MP/rear 5MP cameras,2,000mAh battery,4GAlcatel 1X, $1295.3-inch 18:9 ...

BlackBerry Key2 launches in Canada on July 6th

Neat. Second release of BlackBerry’s famous QWERTY smartphone, BlackBerry Key2, will launch in Canada in two weeks, on July the 6th. Device can already be pre-ordered for roughly $829.99 Canadian dollars. Carriers that offer it are Bell, Rogers, SaskTel and Telus.– Snapdragon 660 chipset,– 6GB RAM,– 64GB/128GB storage,– QWERTY keyboard, naturally,– 4.5-inch 1,620 x 1,080p, IPS LCD display,– 3500mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0,– 12mpx main camera, f/1.8, 8mpx selfie ...

Bose Sleepbuds – $250 headset that you cannot listen to music with

Sound overdose is one of the problems of these days’ First World. We are surrounded by sound, overwhelmed by it – cars, people, smartphones, radios and TVs, they all produce high quantities of sound that assaults our poor receptors. Bose company took notice of that issue and responded – and made some money – by producing Bose Sleepbuds.Bose Sleepbuds are pretty standard, if well made, noise stoppers. Their function is to make sure that we have a good night’s rest by insulating our ears from the ouside. This outside noise is deafened by a variety of white noise ...

Good old new Diablo returns?

In a way! Making the long story short, here is how it happened: programmer going by the nickname GalaXyHaXz has found online a bunch of tools that allowed him to analyze old Diablo 1. Thanks to them he has reverse-engineered the game, which rewarded him with the game’s source code. With source code in hand, GalaXyHaXz went to GitHub and put there a compiling, working (as long as you have proper game data files) copy of Diablo 1 that he called Devilution. Programmer has also put the game’s source code online, which means that it can not only be downloaded now, but also modded ...

Jokes aside – paid Facebook arrives

Zuckerberg may have been telling both the Europarlament and the US Senate that Facebook will never be a paid platform, but his actions speak louder; FB is currently testing methods of monetizing the group content on its platform. Paid groups are nothing new on FB, but they have been existing in a state of a, how to put it, freestyle. Groups administration had to come up with 3rd party ways and means for the group members to pay their fees. What Zuckerberg’s platform is working on is creating a single, in-platform method for the groups administration to gather fees from their users ...

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