Apple’s September hardware event saw more augmented reality products and features come to the fore. Yet despite the world’s richest company making a big push towards AR, why has the technology and format failed to fully take off?
Let’s face it, Facebook has had its fair share of negative publicity recently, following major backlash over the Cambridge Analytica data breach and the social media giant’s data protection policies. However, May began on a positive note for the company as it stepped forward to host its annual F8 Developer Conference. Mark Zuckerberg announced several new updates as reported by The Verge, including a Facebook dating feature, a new Oculus Go VR headset, and a Messenger revamp, to name a few. It also seems that Facebook is focusing a lot of energy on ramping up its visual kiddo - Instagram.
Set your calendar alerts people - it’s finally here! The massively popular iOS (and now Android!) quiz show game HQ Trivia is now available in the UK. For those in the dark, HQ Trivia has really taken off across the pond, hooking in over 15,000 participants per game. Twice a day during the week and once a day on the weekend, a live game show takes place on your phone with the chance to win a share of a cash prize by correctly answering a set of trivia questions. Brits in the know have been tuning in at unsociable hours for a chance to compete in the North American version of the game, but the new UK version promises to air at 3 pm and 9 pm GMT.
The world of professional social networking hasn't changed that much in the last 10 years. LinkedIn for contacts and companies, Twitter for chat and content, then blogs and forums for niches. Whereas the social media sphere as a whole has constantly evolved, we've seen relatively few newcomers to try to topple LinkedIn in the business space.
Looks like there's a new messaging app in town that could shake things up and compete with the likes of WhatsApp and Yik Yak. Sarahah, a relatively unknown app, caught our attention last week, when it soared to the top of rankings of the most-downloaded apps in the UK, USA, Australia and Ireland. So what is Sarahah and what does it do? Read more
After launching its Snapchat-esque Stories, adding disappearing live video and DMs less than a year ago, Instagram made a new and much-anticipated announcement of its latest update within Stories today; Face Filters.
Snapchat content is infamously incompatible. Taken in the moment and experienced in the moment, linking to Snapchat content from elsewhere, such as Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp, has certainly not been possible to date. That is all about to change, as Digiday explains: