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You can now tweet Barack Obama: @POTUS

Published by on May 20th, 2015, No Comments

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While the President of the United States (POTUS) is one of the most powerful people in the world, the government has never created its own Twitter account for the position. Until now, that is.

The White House announced today that @POTUS is the official handle for the commander in chief. Of course, president Obama has his own Twitter account (managed by his campaign workers), but whomever hold office will from now on be using the @POTUS handle to talk to the Twitter-verse.

With this new username, updates will come directly from the president himself as he continues working to make “his Administration the most open and participatory in history.” Shortly after the account was created, ex-president Bill Clinton and Obama exchanged some witty banter: (more…)

You can play with shelter cats from your work desk

Published by on May 12th, 2015, No Comments

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If we could play with little kittens and friendly furry cats all day, we would, am I right?

Unfortunately, most of us have to adhere to things such as ‘work’ which requires us to be present and then prevents us from spending our entire day surrounded by fluffy, purring catties.

You could possibly bring your cat to work, but the mass hysteria would not sit well with your cat’s royal status and someone in the office will no doubt be allergic.

Luckily for us, we’re living in an age where virtual reality is a thing and robots can magically help us do things – even if we’re not physically there.

That is exactly what the iPet Companion is; a sort-of virtual reality where you can play with real, live cats from your work desk.  (more…)

Review: Crystal – the app to revolutionise email

Published by on May 4th, 2015, No Comments

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Those of us who work up a sweat over crafting a succinct and clear email can now take a breath; Crystal is a new platform that comes with a bold promise: to aid you in writing a clear, succinct email that will be appreciated by the recipient. Or, as the service itself phrases it: bring about the end of miscommunication.

Crystal is currently in beta, and has an open waiting list for anyone wishing to give the service a try. We delved in and got to grips with our own psychology to see if Crystal makes good on its promise to revolutionise how well we communicate.

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WhatsApp voice call now available on iOS

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2015, No Comments

WhatsAppWhatsApp has in recent years built up a user base that numbers in the hundreds of millions, the app’s been working to expand its feature set into new modes of communication. Following a lot of hype and rumors last year, WhatsApp introduced voice call support for Android devices at the end of last month (finally to everyone). Yesterday the company rolled out this feature for all iOS users…  (more…)

Twitter testing new “Quality Filter” which will remove abuse from your timeline

Published by on Mar 24th, 2015, No Comments

Twitter_Abuse2Social media has become a platform where everyone can speak their minds without worrying too much about the consequences. Twitter wars and abuse has become common place and sometimes it just isn’t worth it to open up your timeline and spoil your day.

Well, after admitting that it’s failed to adequately combat abuse and harassment, Twitter has been moving swiftly to weed out its worst users. Or at the very least making them much easier to ignore… (more…)

Facebook developing virtual reality versions of their apps

Published by on Feb 19th, 2015, No Comments

Facebook_VRVirtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) seems to be the latest tech trend these days. From crazy headgear like the Oculus Rift to the “do-it-yourself” Google Cardboard VR. To support these viewing technologies you have to have the software side come to the party as well.

Facebook is currently developing VR versions of their apps. Speaking at Recode‘s Code Media conference in Dana Point, CA, Chris Cox, the company’s head of product, Facebook’d VR app versions are well on its way, but shouldn’t be expected to see the light of day very soon. (more…)

WhatsApp releases web client for Android and Chrome

Published by on Jan 22nd, 2015, No Comments

WhatsAppIn an effort to have you always connected with your friends or colleagues, WhatsApp has a new trick up its sleeve. WhatsApp is coming to the desktop, thanks to a web client that launched today for Chrome and Android. WhatsApp recently confirmed earlier rumors that they designed a new live webpage called “web.wahtsapp.com“. This new feature will enable you to chat over WhatsApp using your Chrome browser.  (more…)

Facebook (finally) launches Facebook At Work

Published by on Jan 19th, 2015, No Comments

Facebook at Work

Are you feeling guilty about spending so much time on Facebook while you are at work? Well, you don’t have to be. Soon you’ll have a perfectly legitimate reason to mindlessly scroll through your newsfeed – sort of.

Back in November, we reported on Facebook’s plans to launch a totally separate, ‘new’ Facebook that is specifically geared towards using the platform at work

Facebook at Work (first believed to be called ‘Facebook for Work’) had a relatively hush-hush, soft-launch on Thursday’. While the platform has not been released entirely to the public just yet, the new, ‘productive’ version of Facebook has been launched to a few partners for testing. And while there will be different versions for desktop as well as iOS, it’s only the app (for iPhone, iPads) that has launched.

So, just how exactly will Facebook at Work, work? (more…)

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