Google mocks Apple in new promotional video

Google accuses their biggest competitor, Apple of having little space to store photos and videos

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Google didn’t forget about their great competitor when promoting “Google Photos”, a new application that allows you to store a lot of images in the “cloud”. Through a video, the US company has mocked the little storage space of Apple and its iPhone.

In the pictures you can see how the lack of space the company offers spoils the great moments of its users, who are left without their family gatherings or sporting activities, all with a pop-up of an identical box that Apple devices show when the memory is full.

Google Photos allows you to store and organise all the pictures taken from mobile, which are uploaded to the cloud automatically. It also allows up to 3.23 GB of information.

You can watch the promo here.

Solidarityapp, an app to donate to social causes.

Each time the user tries or downloads an application or free game shown in the tool, the company will donate a small financial sum to the solidarity or campaign the user will be given to choose.

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Applications can also be supportive. A startup has launched Solidarity App, an application that allows users to donate to the initiative they like and be generous. Each time the user tries or downloads an application or free game shown in the tool, the company will donate a small financial sum to the solidarity campaign that the user will previously choose.

No secrets. The operation is simple. Developers are investing in advertising campaigns around the world to introduce users to their new apps and games. These projects are exposed in the tool and whenever you decide to download developers pay to the company, which donates 90% to the charitable cause chosen by you.

Available for iOS and Android operating systems today, users can support UNHCR in refugee advocacy, SOS Dolphins or Manos Unidas, among others. “The goal is to democratise the micro-grants, allowing anyone with a mobile to help causes that generate a positive impact in our society,” Martin Morillo said in a statement, founder of Solidarity App.

Pokémon GO becomes the largest mobile game in history: 21 million users

The video game developed by Niantic and distributed by Nintendo outperforms other hits like Draw Something and Candy Crush, with about 16 million and 20 million users respectively.

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Pokémon Go has become the largest mobile video game in US history with about 21 million active daily users, according to a report released by the analyst firm SurveyMonkey, and the absence of official data, which could soon be offered.

The adventure game developed by Niantic and distributed by the Japanese Nintendo has outperformed other hits like Draw Something and Candy Crush, with about 16 million and 20 million users respectively. Furthermore, according to analysis firm SensorTower, mobile users spend more time playing Pokémon on the social network Facebook.

Meanwhile, the company SimilarWeb ensures that the game is installed on more than 10% of Android devices in the US and in more than 15% in two other markets where it debuted: Australia and New Zealand. Pokémon Go is not played on the sofa but in streets, parks, beaches and other sites in the real world, which are reflected in the player’s screen and where fictional characters are hidden.

The system is simple. The game uses the global positioning system of the smartphone user and detects when and where is the player in real life and in the game, to make “appear” a character from Pokémon near them, that It is on the phone screen, so that the user can “catch”.

As the player moves, depending on location and time they appear more and more varied types of Pokémon characters. This union of play in the physical reality and the virtual is what is known as augmented reality. Pokémon Go became the most popular game in the Apple App Store only 24 hours after its debut a week ago and already has more users than Twitter.

SurveyMonkey noted that at the current rate of Pokémon Go to the Android operating system is on track to overtake Snapchat social network in just a few days. Hysteria for the game is gaining such dimensions in the US, there have been police departments that have issued warnings to the players to take certain precautions and not allow themselves to be so absorbed in the game to the point that they neglect their security, which the application warns from the first time you run.

“They’re getting lots of information about dangerous situations, specially on the distraction of pedestrians and drivers playing” said the National Security Council. “What is meant to be a fun game can have tragic consequences in real life if you are driving or crossing the street,” said the Department of Motor Vehicles New York.

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Local businesses are also trying to capitalise the popularity of the game, with posters offering passersby to make a stop on its premises to hunt some unexpected monster. Augmented reality allows deploy virtual elements in the physical world and made possible, in this case, video game fans travelling on the streets looking at their Pokémon cameras.

The game is available for Android and iOS operating systems and download is free. It is based on the universe of fantastic creatures very popularised computer games and cartoons which emerged in the late 1990s. In the new version there are 151 creatures, although the catalogue that once developed had more than 700, and in addition to hunt the characters, the game has gym managers and coaches for users to fight against.

Apple Watch 2: Waterproof?

New rumors suggest that there will be a second generation of the device, which incorporates GPS and independent connectivity.

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With Apple you never know. That’s clear. More than a year after its release and after becoming the second best-selling wearables, the American company prepares the new version of the operating system for Apple Watch, called WatchOS 3, the rumours about the continuation of the smart watch is becoming stronger.

According to new leaks, the second-generation of the wrist device will incorporate GPS navigation, will open new colours (Black Space) and will also be waterproof. This last feature, waterproofing, should finally arrive and would become a great attraction, since it is currently not possible to shower with it (only protected against splashing) and, quite possibly, many users would want to use it for all times of the day. It has even been rumoured that the training application will add the ability to monitor swimming.

A proposal to come up with independent connectivity, which would get more out without the need to close the iPhone makes analysts confident that will also allow users to connect wireless headphones, an option that becomes more relevant due to the alleged fact that the next model terminal, iPhone 7 in case of following the tradition, could do without the jack plug for this accessory.

What is known is the arrival in the coming months of the WatchOS 3. This update promises better performance, a more fluid application behaviour, remodelling control and a greater range of possibilities for customisation. In addition, messages can be answered in more ways even writing directly on the screen with “Scribble”. The appearance of the Apps will also be improved to be able to see and control more parameters from a single screen.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t feel safe online

A small detail does not go unnoticed after seeing the image published by the owner of Facebook to celebrate 500 million followers on Instagram.

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Security experts say that no device is 100% secure. And that fear is common among users of new technologies, even someone like Mark Zuckerberg, uswer which we would assume features the best tools to digitally protect his devices, but with webcam calls being potentially “hackable” private conversations and photographs can be exposed.

To commemorate the 500 million users of Instagram, Facebook founder and owner of this network of photography published a picture of him in his profile. The sympathetic picture went around the world, and way too many users did not let out a small detail: his laptop, on his desktop office was covered with tape on the place of the webcam. Paranoia? ¿Urban Legend? Reality? The truth is that last year alone, Facebook invested more than 10 million pounds in security measures.

Zuckerberg, often expresses misgivings about computer security and real paranoia of being “hacked”, although recently a group of cybercriminals gained access to some of his private online services such as Twitter or Pinterest because reportedly his passwords was “dadada”, a combination clearly too weak. However, its business position (one of the world’s richest entrepreneurs) Zuckerberg, 31, shows once again how to take precautions.

This is a homemade way to plug the camera and prevent a possible cyber criminal from taking control of it and, on the other hand, the image can also be seen using duct tape to obstruct the microphone input located in the left side of the device.

Thanks to specific remote access tools, cybercriminals can interact with the victim: display messages on the screen, open a website, delete the toolbar, open the CD and endless amount of stuff. The confusion of the victim when the computer behaves strangely amuses PC and Laptop repairers.

According to company sources like Kaspersky, who believe that hackers tend to collect images of the victims without them knowing they’re being recorded and depending on the content the hacker can publish images or commit a bigger crime.

Do you have a Nexus? Google announced the dead-lines for support

Mountain View is working on the launch of the new Android operating system which means that older terminals will no longer receive updates…

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Google has been working for some time on your new Android operating system. Virtually nothing is known about the release date of this new update but it seems that everything is going well because the company has already announced when and what Nexus will no longer get support.

Updating your operating system has consequences. Updates are always placed necessary to protect “smartphones”, tablets and other devices from possible attacks. For example, either in an application or, as in this case, an operating system, if they have a major security breach, the company will relaunch a new OS with this “bug” fixed so that the user is protected.

The problem is that as time passes, operating systems have stopped supporting the older terminals. Among other reasons because there comes a time when a “smartphone” that was released four years ago, for example, does not support a new operating system.

The Nexus line, therefore, are in this situation. The company has updated its support page and indicated when they will no longer update their latest phones: no more than two years since its launch. These are the dates for each device:

Nexus 5X – SEPTEMBER 2017

Nexus 6P – SEPTEMBER 2017

Nexus 9 – OCTOBER 2016

Nexus 6 – OCTOBER 2016

Nexus 5 – OCTOBER 2015

Nexus 7 (2013) – JULY 2015

Nexus 10 – NOVEMBER 2014

As reported by Mountain View, updates are guaranteed “for at least two years since the device goes on sale in the Google Store” while security patches are “for three years since the device is put on sale or 18 months since Google sold for the last time. ”

According to the table, users, for example of the Nexus 7 have no longer received any updates of Android. The Nexus 5 either. However, the Nexus 5X and 6P, which were launched as the latest or the Nexus 9 tablet are guaranteed medium- and long-term support.

The device that has little time is the Nexus 6, which launched in 2014.

Instagram to follow the crowd and incorporate a translator

It will not be until July when users see the new button “View translation” in order to understand any publication and biography on Instagram.

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Instagram, which has just celebrated 500 million monthly active users, has announced new features. In their profile they have posted a picture with one sentence (see translation) in several languages. The social network for photographs has announced that soon users will see a translation button.

Instagram continues to change, add features and adapting to users. They now reached the path for translations of publications and biographies but it won’t be until July when users begin to use this option.

“The Instagram community has grown rapidly and is more global than we ever imagined,” says the social network in the picture hanging in the account. “We are very happy because soon you will be able to understand the full story of a moment, no matter what language you speak.” Although so far no details are known as in functionality, it seems that the text will be translated into the default language for the Instagram account that is being used and will be visible on the option “View translation”.

We have to wait to see if this new service is carried out as a proper function or if Instagram decides to go for a third party service. For example, Facebook, which owns Instagram, to use the translation service of Microsoft (Bing) for publications on its platform.

It should be recalled also that recently Google has incorporated its WhastApp translator, so that any text can be translated in real time without having to exit the application.

Got a headache? Tell Dr. Google

The Internet giant has worked with US physicians to make an analysis of the related symptoms and suggest the aim of offering a “high-quality medical information” for diseases.

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Google has announced that it is preparing an application to list the possible diseases that may be related when users enter a symptom of health in the search bar. The purpose of this feature, only available so far in the US, is to prevent patients visiting unreliable or very complex terms pages.

Google has worked on this project with doctors from the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard and the Mayo Clinic in the United States to make an analysis of the most common symptoms and review all information to be associated with each, with the goal of providing “high-quality medical information.”

Veronica Pinchin, product manager of the company, explained from now “when someone searches for symptoms such as ‘headache’ users get a list of related disorders (migraine, tension headache, sinusitis or colds)”.

Also, a description of it will also be offered and will include information on the possibilities of self-help or in what cases it is preferable to seek medical advice.

According to stats, about 1 percent of the searches are related to health symptoms but sometimes, users are often “overwhelmed by complex medical concepts” that can generate them “unnecessary anxiety or stress.” It also clarifies that the aim of this initiative is “for informational purposes only” and “should always consult with doctor for a diagnosis.”
Family physicians see no evil the latest initiative, because it is a form of “channel” searches to more reliable information.

“People now go to ‘doctor’ Google and select the website that they want, at least the search will point users better,” said Fernando Alonso the spokesperson of the Europe Press Group Systems information of the Society of family and Community Medicine (semFYC), which brings together more than 19,500 family doctors.

Dr. Alonso López acknowledges that Google searches on health symptoms that many patients already “come to consultations with printed pages on what they have found, sometimes with the strangest ideas.”

The function, which is in test even if Google intends to extend it to other languages and countries, can help patients to be better informed and “avoid stress or false beliefs.” “They’re going to keep looking on the internet when you pass something, but it is achieved that the information they receive is advised by professionals of prestige”, he explained.

Dr. Alonso Lopez sees no inconvenience with the idea of adding treatments or self-care alternatives for each symptom either, “Whenever general notions are not bad”.

In any case, he does not believe that this measure should replace medical advice. Similarly he believes that regardless of this measure, the key is to promote health policies to “empower” patients and make them more active and become more informed about self-care, especially in the case of those with some chronic diseases.

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In contrast, the president of the Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Tomas Castillo, Europe’s Press has recognised that this tool can “induce many errors” among users as there are common symptoms in very different pathologies.

“You can generate more stress than remove it, there will be many false diagnoses or others who are exaggerated. There isn’t progress as we have to reduce anxiety” has defended Castillo, who discourages patients who come to Internet to search for information without first going to the doctor.

In fact, criticises the tool “this can not be equated with the security and experience provided by the health professionals” and recalls that the Platform defends the creation of a law that protects patients’ right to accurate information “that allows them to know the real extent of the disease.”

Mark Zuckerberg, the “king” in the application market.

The CEO of Facebook dominates the world thanks to the “apps” WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram and his own social network. All of them are the most downloaded in the world, followed by Snapchat.

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Apple has already announced that next autumn they will change its strategy in the App Store. Numerous rumours suggest that Google will also carry out changes in the rules of the Play Store. It’s time to reinvent the smartphone App industry.

In the case of applications, the star player is well known: Mark Zuckerberg. The founder of Facebook is by far the king of downloads. As reported by “Business Insider” Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were the most downloaded apps of May in total, they staged 62% of downloads, according to data analysis firm Sensor Tower:

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In fact, Sensor Tower came to the conclusion for the first quarter of 2016 on how Facebook has a dominant role. And its leading position not only in the US but worldwide. The study indicates that WhatsApp was the most downloaded in the world (more than 125 million downloads), followed by Facebook Messenger, Facebook and Instagram.

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It is clear, therefore, that Mark Zuckerberg has no competition. Not even Google is, if necessary, a direct rival. In any case, it would be Snapchat. The popular application of external messaging has already surpassed Twitter in number of users and its growth continues.

On the other hand, the application market is marked by only two operating systems: iOS and Android…Or what is the same: Apple and Google. Both, according to the report, numbers of downloads grew over the first quarter last year. Separately, the App Store has grown by 13% while the Play Store has grown by 6.7%.

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While it is true that the market for application downloads continues to grow, it’s doing it slowly. And besides, it is dominated by large companies. Where are the small developers?

“The rise of mobile applications began in July 2008, when Apple introduced the App Store. Now it is over, says Recode after echoing another study: last May, 15 of the best application “small” publishers saw their downloads go down an average of 20% in the US, according to research by Nomura, which is based on data provided by SensorTower.

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However, this slow growth makes Uber and Snapchat take the impact in the opposite way and make the number of downloads considerably higher compared to 2015:

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New Twitter “hashtags-emojis” for the Euros

The microblogging network has designed several hashtags on the occasion of the football European competition so that each user, when they write a tweet includes the official flag for each participant country or simply #EURO2016 for a smiley Trophy.

Twitter wants all users to enjoy to the maximum this Euro 2016. According to the social network, fans of the Wales National Team will be tweeting their support with a special emoji. By including the hashtag #TogetherStronger and #WAL on their tweets, users can see their posts take a different appearance with the inclusion of a ball with the Welsh flag. This functionality will be available to all participating national teams.

On the other hand, the network of microblogging has announced that ten minutes after the final whistle of the last match of the day, the Eiffel Tower will be lit with the colors of the football received more support team on Twitter that day. In addition, a selection of the best tweets of the day will be shown on the tower!!!

It has also revealed that between 10 and 20 Twitter creators from all over Europe are on track of the #EURO2016 to create exclusive videos and content for all users.

As pointed out by the social network, at the end of the key matches the tournament official accounts @EURO2016 and @UEFAEURO have asked followers to send their questions to the MVP and the best will be selected to answer them. To participate you must use the hashtag #AskMOTM.

Along with Twitter, Vine and Periscope will also be present during the tournament, which will have its own Vine channel where you can see the best six seconds videos every day. The application of Periscope will offer live video broadcasts of the UEFA accounts and specialized reporters.

“We are really excited that Twitter is in the heart of the experience of the # EURO2016. Since last summer sports tournament, the 2014 World Cup, the creative possibilities of Twitter have evolved tremendously “, said Colin Barthelemy, Coordinator on Twitter for the #EURO2016.

COME ON WALES!!

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