Most 7th-graders are busy playing Grand Theft Auto V or discovering how their voice changes through puberty, but one in Montreal was hitting the internet and causing mayhem.
Teens exiting Facebook
Facebook is no longer the face of social media to teenagers, according to new data from Piper Jaffray.
Probably the teens are getting mature and more serious
‘Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual “Taking Stock With Teens” report found that Twitter is now the go-to site for the most teens, with 26 percent naming it as their “most important” social site. Facebook claimed 23 percent of the vote, which was down from 33 percent six months ago and 42 percent a year ago…’
Google Turns Hangouts into Complete Communication Tool
‘Google added some really interesting capabilities to the Hangouts app over the weekend. With the update, Hangout users can use the app to call any phone number within the US or Canada for free with their iPhone, iPad or even iPod Touch (and with Android devices, thanks to a previous update). They can also receive calls using their Google Voice number…’
Lock Down and Encrypt Your Smartphone
Sometimes, we miss on the most important yet pretty obvious
‘FCC officials said that in 2012 smartphone theft increased from 8 percent to 42 percent in New York City over a 10 year period. The agency suggested a system where you call your carrier to brick your phone as soon as its stolen to reduce identity theft. But most people who lose their smartphones spend at least some time retracing their steps in the hopes of, you know, finding it. In fact, having your carrier enable such a scorched earth protocol kind of renders tracking services like Apple’s ‘Find My iPhone,’ obsolete.
‘If your phone does fall into the hands of the smarter-than-average thief, encrypting the contents will add an extra level of security that could mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and dealing with various agencies trying to restore your identity…’