And indeed it did.In his 2009 debut, Ryan Leslie s Addiction, featuring hip-hop princess Cassie, was the song of the summer.When the producer found himself lamenting the difficult task of reaching fans through social networking, he wanted to make a change.Social media giants like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram continue to alter their algorithms so that what we share is seen less and less- making it harder for connectors like Leslie to reach fans.But with our phones if we call or text someone we expect a response.Superphone is currently accepting a small number of beta users, but has already been tested by Kevin Jonas, Lil Wayne, and a host of other notable artists.
In addition to providing documents on their identification and travel permissions, foreign visitors entering the US may soon be asked to give their Twitter and Instagram accounts to Customs and Border Protection.The Department of Homeland Security has submitted a new proposal to the Federal Register that would update the required entry forms with a question asking for travelers' accounts names on social media.This information would be collected alongside the existing fingerprints, interviews, and database checks that are already conducted for foreign visitors.If it wasn't obvious already, this is the DHS's latest attempt to identify and catch terrorists trying to enter the US."Collecting social media data will enhance the existing investigative process and provide DHS greater clarity and visibility to possible nefarious activity and connections," the proposal reads.As the proposal was just published, it will remain open for 60 days to allow the public to submit comments to the Customs and Border Protection's office in Washington.
As amusing as it may be to watch texting walkers barrel their way straight into a pole or fall into a mall fountain, the prevalence of distracted pedestrians has become a serious public safety issue.So now, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has unveiled traffic and pedestrian signs whose purpose is to alert walkers to the dangers of using smartphones while traversing the busy streets of a metropolitan city.The move comes just a couple months after Germany began embedding traffic signs into sidewalks themselves in hopes of actually getting texting pedestrians to pay attention, even while on their phones.But Seoul s authorities haven t yet resigned themselves to the reality of texting while walking — instead, its signs, which are to be installed in five areas of the city, are more of a safety campaign.It s a joint effort between the government and the National Police Agency, and is aimed primarily at children, teens, and young adults, the major smartphone-using population of South Korea.The official announcement adds, The traffic sign is designed to show pedestrians at a glance a dangerous situation in which a smartphone user runs into a car while walking on the street.
Unfortunately, experts agree that security is not only an afterthought, but often is actively resisted and circumvented.They found that Telnet-based attacks on IoT devices have rocketed since 2014.Katsunari Yoshioka, who conducted the IoTPOT study, says, Using an over-30-year-old insecure remote access service like Telnet for global access is technically simple and easy to fix.The range of IoT insecurity challenges already identified include Belkin Wemo Home Automation Devices and LIFX Bulbs both had keys embedded in the firmware , refrigerators turning into a botnet for sending spam and, every parent s nightmare, a baby monitoring camera hacked by remote viewers.Qadium CEO Tim Junio says that Qadium s cataloging approach will give its customers an edge as the attack surface widens.Featured Image: Cristina González/Getty Images
When the technology judges one of these right moments, TapReason sends an in-app message from a friend to another friend via messaging platforms, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Slack, LinkedIn, Skype, WeChat, Line, or one of 20 other services.has been optimized to increase app recommendations, reviews, ratings, and social-media presence in order to grow clients app usage and business.TapReason has developed an automated word-of-mouth recommendation solution utilizing proprietary A.I.Because users have control regarding when, how, and to whom the automated app recommendations are sent, they can be more comfortable with the process.TapReason app-growth campaigns also target users to rate apps in the app stores and provide feedback.technology was able to uncover the strong effect of two seemingly unrelated models when combined together.The first model measured where users spent their time inside the app, and the second model measured whether people were walking, standing, or if the smartphone was completely still.TapReason recommendation-based user acquisition solution can be integrated in minutes by simply adding five lines of code working in the background without requiring any additional permissions.The company started in 2014, and it has 10 employees.
The new iOS 10 is right around the corner, with enormously anticipated advancements in everything from Messages to Maps, Photos to the ways we interact with Siri and beyond.If you re interested in getting in on the ground level of Apple s latest evolution, you can get a running head start down the path to a lucrative future in coding with an exciting The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course, now offered at a pre-sale discount of 98 percent off from TNW Deals.The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course will prep you for success with 80 hours of training in the basics of iOS programming, and familiarize you with the significant improvements in iOS 10 s AI assistant, Siri.You ll build SpriteKit games and develop apps for TVOS, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch as you learn through hands-on training.Rounding off and polishing your skill set, The Complete iOS 9 Hacker Training will walk you through comprehensive app-building techniques.Learn to conquer Swift 2, Xcode 7, watchOS 2 and more, as you master the secrets of the most popular real-world apps such as Instagram and Uber.
We've all run into that airplane passenger who just doesn't understand, or care, that a plane is a public space.But the "Passenger Shaming" social media accounts are fighting back.These accounts are run by the mysterious former flight attendant Shawn Kathleen, and were created to showcase the horrors flight attendants have to put up with every day in the air, like soiled diapers and shirtless sprawling men." the Facebook page's description reads."Photos taken by anonymous flight attendants & passengers from all over the world."Here are 21 of the absolute worst passengers, as highlighted on Passenger Shaming's Instagram.View As: One PageSlides
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f126671%2fappheadWith the House of Representatives sit-in blowing up social media and Instagram introducing new video channels, you may have missed some of this week's latest app news.Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps.This week's list includes one that helps you manage your trips, as well as an English language speech assistant app and a game where you pilot a spaceship past obstacles.Check out the gallery below to see our top picks.If you're looking for more, take a look at our last roundup of can't-miss apps.
Google Photos is a great free service that lets you back up all your iPhone photos at full resolution and videos at up to 1080p resolution.Image: screenshot: raymond wong/mashableIn iOS 9, screenshots, selfies and bursts are automatically saved to folders with those names Photos Albums Selfies/Screenshots/Bursts .And while you're deleting duplicates, you can also go ahead and delete any copies of your Instagrams.By default, Instagram saves all of your final photos and videos after you've posted them Photos Albums Instagram .If you want to disable saving original copies to your iPhone, hit the Options icon gear within the Instagram app, then scroll down and toggle off "Save Original Photos."Apple will finally let you remove many of it stock apps from your device.
PlayReplay with soundPlay withsound00:0000:00Kickstarteralert icon arrow-down icon arrow-left icon arrow-right icon arrow-thin-left icon arrow-thin-right icon arrow-up icon backer-badge icon bar-chart icon bell icon book icon brand-assets icon calendar icon cart icon chat icon check icon clipboard icon clock icon close-mars icon close icon closed-caption icon compose icon conversion icon direct-left icon direct-right icon direct-up icon download icon drop-down icon duplicate icon edit-mars icon embed icon expand icon facebook-box icon facebook icon flag icon gear-mars icon globe icon grid icon heart icon help icon image icon info icon instagram icon kickstarter-circle icon kickstarter icon leaf icon link icon location-pin icon lock icon mail icon mars-close icon mars-search icon menu icon mobile icon move icon music icon pause icon pin icon pinterest icon play icon plus-circle icon plus icon report icon ribbon icon search icon share icon star icon stop icon stopwatch icon tag icon thumbs-up icon tools icon trash icon tumblr icon twitter icon unlink icon user icon video icon view-all icon vine icon volume-up icon volume icon write icon youtube iconGoPro may be having a difficult time selling hardware, but over on Kickstarter, GoPro accessories are still all the rage.Snoppa Go is the latest GoPro stabilizer to show up on the crowdfunding platform, and it just surged past its $20,000 fundraising goal.Snoppa claims the Go is the world s first handheld stabilizer that offers direct control of a GoPro camera.So while Snoppa is technically being truthful, its underlying technology isn t quite as revolutionary as it may sound.The Snoppa Go combines expected high-end stabilization tech with advanced software and a few novel features in a product that is small and easy to use.For longer operation, the Snoppa Go can be charged on the go via a micro USB cable.
Nissan GT-R DroneNissan earlier today unveiled the GT-R Drone, an incredibly advanced drone that Nissan categorizes as one of the fastest accelerating FPV First Person View racing drones in the world.Of course, piloting a drone at such high speeds requires an individual with top-notch skills, which is why Nissan called in British National Drone Racing champion James Bowles to a racetrack recently.DON T MISS: Mountain biker crashes into a black bear in crazy Instagram videoThe end result is an exciting and admittedly absurd video featuring the GT-R Drone chasing Nissan s 2016 GT-R around a 1.2 mile track.The GT-R car transfers power from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre 24-valve V6 to all four wheels; the GT-R Drone delivers incredible acceleration via four propellers mated with 2000kV XNova motors and race specification Sky-Hero quadcopter frame.Just two months ago, for instance, we saw footage of a Tesla Model S P90D in Ludicrous Mode go head to head with a Boeing 737, of all things.Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
The makers of the web-based communications app says it is now handling over 100m voice calls every single day.See all: What is WhatsApp and how to master messaging We're humbled that so many people have found this feature useful, and we're committed to making it even better in the months to come, the company wrote on its blog via TechCrunch .When it comes improving calling, the firm may be referring to the addition of video chatting.Strangely, that feature remains absent, but was tested in earlier this year suggesting a roll out may be coming soon.Earlier this year, company rolled out end-to-end encryption for all users, another loyalty-inspiring move.Skype, meanwhile, is still going great guns, handling 3 billion minutes of voice calls every single day.
Fishing for B2B success: How to use AdWords to land a big one Jun 24, 2016 by Jacob BaadsgaardLike fishing, refining your AdWords campaign takes time and patience.Columnist Jacob Baadsgaard outlines his process for catching big leads in B2B.Why retailers shouldn t overreact to the voice search revolutionJun 24, 2016 by Andy TaylorColumnist Andy Taylor of Merkle RKG shares data and provides insight into how voice search is impacting retailers.YouTube adds mobile live-streaming to catch up to Facebook, PeriscopeJun 23, 2016 by Tim PetersonYouTube Live isn t all that different from Twitter s Periscope or Facebook Live, but its execs claim it s faster and more reliable than its rivals.Facebook is getting closer to putting ads in Live videosJun 23, 2016 by Tim PetersonAt VidCon, Facebook s video product boss, Fidji Simo, said the company will test different monetization models for Facebook Live over the next couple months.Recent Headlines From Search Engine Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated 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Image: TwitterI don t know why the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra used an autocorrect joke as a vehicle to promote their brand, but you know what?At least it s not a horrifying ad for breast augmentation.Judging by its Instagram feed, the NJSO is pretty hip with the kids, so perhaps the subway ad was an attempt at reaching out to a slightly older and less tech-savvy demographic.Either way, their next performance is tonight, just in case the ad didn t do the promotional trick.
If long-form articles are the elder statesmen of content marketing, consider videos to be the up-and-coming whiz kids.Now it s time for more companies to follow suit.The positive results from video can be attributed to a neurological theory called dual coding.Two Brands Leading the WayLEGO and Red Bull are two companies that currently carry the torch when it comes to exploiting video s incredible engagement opportunities.The company produces and posts stop-motion videos and webisodes across its YouTube, Facebook, Vine, and Instagram accounts, and users can sort them based on LEGO themes.If each and every one of your videos provides solid information to viewers,your content will build a better following for your brand than any flash-in-the-pan viral video ever could.
As the world comes to terms with the United Kingdom s decision Thursday to leave the European Union, spare a thought for Lindsay Lohan.The London resident s Twitter and Instagram accounts featured a series of posts backing Britain to remain in the EU, along with live tweets on the referendum results.She briefly pondered on what former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher would have thought of Brexit:Lohan s official account rejected speculation that she had been hacked:She then had some harsh words for The Daily Mail newspaper:The stream of consciousness went on:And on, with a personal thank-you note to the people of Fife, in Scotland, for voting to remain in the EU.Lohan wrapped up her coverage by 4:15 a.m. Friday with this Instagram post — featuring the hashtag remain and an emoji of praying hands.But we suspect she awoke to news of the result devastated that her squad lost.So go easy on her.
Back in May, Snapchat was accused of whitewashing selfies in a couple of its filters, including one called beautify, leading to much criticism from users.Now, the popular image-sharing app is taking heat once again over two new filters that apparently closely resemble previously published creations of two well-known makeup artists.The alleged idea theft gained significant attention after a story appeared in The Ringer, which revealed the artists each inadvertently discovered that Snapchat had apparently copied some of their more unique makeup designs.However, after she posted the above image to her Instagram account, Snapchat soon removed the filter from the app.That filter, too, was removed after Pinal posted a comparison photo to Instagram, where he has more than 100,000 followers.While artists may find it disheartening that it took so much public attention to motivate Snapchat to take action, at least it looks like preventative measures are now in place to keep this from happening in the future.
"Most retailers' apps and mobile sites put between four and 12 products on a single screen," chief executive Beth Wond tells the BBC."Our concept is just an extension of your Facebook or Instagram page, but helps you find that perfect outfit you've been looking for."Tammy Smulders, managing director of online fashion platform Luxhub, believes smartphones have made us into impatient buyers.Very, the online clothing brand, teamed up with rappers Rizzle Kicks and former girl band member Rochelle Humes to create the world's first "shoppable" music video.The content helped Very take £1.4m in sales as people switched from viewers to shoppers.Retailers also gain access to useful data about what their customers are looking at in-store, enabling them to improve stock choices and product placement.
Instagram has announced a new feature called Picked for You that groups videos by each user's favorite interests and topics, making it easier to find new video content rapidly.These new "Picked for You" channels will be found under Explore, and will include everything from comedians to musicians and more.This is similar to the other personal recommendation features found on other services that aim to make new content more visible while helping users find content relevant to their personal tastes.According to the company, this new "Picked for You" feature is available now under Explore, but only for users who are located in the United States.The company says it is working on bringing the "Picked for You" experience to other users located around the globe, but it does not have any availability timeline right now, except that it will happen "soon."With the button, users will see an option to translate text that it is written in a language other than the one used on their own account.
You can find it under a new Discover tab on the web.I find it subtle enough that I don t really care, though it is occasionally a little surprising to see things that I know are old at the top of my feed.Elsewhere—some people are less happy.Instagram Blog Snapchat-like face filters are coming to Facebook Live, following their acquisition of MSQRD earlier this year.I can t wait for journalists to hold serious political discussions on Facebook Live while wearing cute doggy faces.Jalopnik The Nintendo 64 is 20 years old today.