As we reported earlier in the month Facebook Messages is being rolled out across Ireland. A new batch of users had the service activated in the past day. But many are still wondering what Facebook Messages is and how to use it. Our simple guide will fill you in on the important bits of this simple but powerful addition to Facebook.
Earlier this week we asked the question - Are QR codes ready for mainstream adoption? Labour, the centre-left Irish political party, would appear to believe so as they introduced the technology to their website last week.
Smartphone users are becoming more concerned about their privacy when using geolocation apps, according to a survey released by Microsoft this week to coincide with Data Privacy Day. The survey found that users have a host of concerns for their privacy when using location based phone apps Some 84% of respondents said that they fear such applications could be used to help unknown people steal personal information or identities.
Statistics, it is said, are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. Earlier this month TNW reported, quoting Statcounter Global stats, that StumbleUpon had surpassed Facebook in the US as the site that created the most social media referrers. The article also reported it was the second most popular traffic-generating site globally after Facebook.
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will launch a campaign titled "Your Future, Your Vote" tomorrow outside Leinster House with the intention to registering 50,000 Irish students to vote in the upcoming general election.
Facebook appears to be testing voice calling directly within the webpage for a limited number of users. A number of users are seeing a "Call" button beside the "Send Message" and "Poke" buttons on their friend's profile pages. When pressed the button places a call to the friend