Tag Archive: Accounts


A widespread Instagram hack is locking users out of their accounts

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When you think of social media apps, one of the first that probably comes to mind in Instagram.

Launched back in October 2010 as an iOS exclusive, Instagram has quickly grown up to be the most popular platform for sharing photos and videos with people around the world.

Whether you need a refresher of the app or want to stay on top of the latest news surround it, here’s everything  [Read More…]

How to mute accounts on Instagram

Instagram recently rolled out an update to its service which lets users hide other accounts from the feed. It’s a way of staying connected and following someone but in a way that doesn’t clutter your stream with their content. In other words, it lets you see their stuff only when you want to see it. The feature, known as Mute, is pretty handy to be sure. What’s more, it’s really easy to implement.

SEE ALSO: Instagram Stories gets a new type of  [Read More…]

Under Armour says data breach compromised 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts

Leaked data includes usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords.

Athletic apparel brand Under Armour announced that a data breach exposed details of over 150 million MyFitnessPal users. The leaked data includes usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords, but government-issued identifiers like social security numbers and driving licenses were not compromised as the app doesn’t collect that information. Similarly, credit card numbers were not leaked.

MyFitnessPal first detected the intrusion — believed to have occurred sometime in late  [Read More…]

Less than 10% of Google accounts use two-factor authentication

Only about 12% of people use password managers, too.

As our world becomes more and more digital with every passing day, online security should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Two-factor authentication systems are some of the most secure that you can enable on your online accounts to ensure that only you have access to them, but according to Google, less than 10% of people do this.

Software Engineer Grzegorz Milka revealed this data at a  [Read More…]

Telegram 4.7 adds multiple accounts and quick replies on Android

Telegram now supports up to three unique accounts/phone numbers.

Telegram is one of the world’s most popular messaging services around, and with the latest 4.7 update that’s rolling out to Android now, it’s picking up a couple new tricks that we think will be greatly appreciated by users everywhere.

The biggest feature being added with Telegram 4.7 is support for multiple accounts. You can now add up to three accounts on the Telegram app that  [Read More…]

Instagram now shows posts from accounts you don’t follow in your main feed

Like it or not, recommended posts are now part of your feed.

Throughout December alone, Instagram’s made some fairly big updates to its main feed. The middle of the month saw a new option to follow hashtags to keep up to date with trends/topics that you’re interested in, and just about a week ago, Instagram started rolling out an in-line comment feature to make it even faster to leave your thoughts on photos/videos.

Now, Instagram is launching  [Read More…]

WhatsApp’s verified accounts will let you chat with businesses

Verified business accounts on WhatsApp will get a green check badge.

WhatsApp has been exploring ways to bring additional functionality to its users, and the company has announced that it is rolling out verified accounts for businesses. Businesses verified on the platform will feature a green check badge next to the phone number, and you will be able to send messages like you would to a regular contact. There are a few differences, however — the chat bubbles will  [Read More…]

Roku now accounts for 37 percent of all streaming players

With a variety of models on offer, Roku now accounts for 37% of the streaming box market.

As more and more consumers look to cut the cord and get away from their cable companies, consumer electronics companies like Apple, Google and Amazon are more than happy to sell these users on an Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV or Fire TV. However, it seems more users are choosing a Roku streaming player.

Parks Associates reports the breakdown of  [Read More…]

You can now sign up for Project Fi with G Suite accounts

One less restriction to joining Project Fi.

Project Fi has made a small, but important, change to the way it operates, opening up the service to those who use paid G Suite accounts rather than just consumer-grade Google accounts. Now businesses or families who have opted to pay for G Suite accounts and use a custom domain can get in on Project Fi rather than create a second account just for their Fi service.

Project Fi is  [Read More…]