Tag Archive: Posts

Make your social posts private and so that only those you want can see them

I’ve been using social media apps for well over a decade, and over that period, there have certainly been things that I’ve posted that I’m glad the whole world wasn’t able to see. In fact, some accounts (like Instagram and TikTok) I permanently leave in private mode, so that only select people can see what I post. If you’re interested in learning how to take your accounts private and protect your posts from the world’s eyes, read on,  [Read More…]

Samsung posts ‘solid’ Q1 results, forecasts weak Q2 profit due to COVID-19

The company’s Q1 operating profit increased by KRW 0.2 trillion ($ 164 million) in Q1 2020.

What you need to know Samsung Electronics has announced its Q1 2020 financial results. The company reported quarterly operating profit of KRW 6.45 trillion ($ 5.3 billion) and sales of KRW 55.33 trillion ($ 45.4 billion). It is anticipating a decline in revenue in Q2 2020 as COVID-19 will impact demand for its core products.

Samsung today announced its financial results  [Read More…]

Alphabet posts strong $41 billion in Q1 revenue despite coronavirus impact

A relatively strong quarter comes in under the shadow of coronavirus-forced issues ahead.

What you need to know Alphabet’s Q1 2020 revenues were $ 41 billion, up 13% year over year. Ad revenue experienced a “significant slowdown” in March, but YouTube ads still gained 33% year over year. Google’s “other” revenues, including its hardware division, posted revenues up 22% year over year.

Alphabet’s first quarter earnings are in, and Google’s parent company posted another slate of relatively  [Read More…]

Facebook bug deletes all the wrong coronavirus posts overnight

Facebook says it has restored posts that were incorrectly removed.

What you need to know Facebook spent the night deleting coronavirus posts that were wrongly designated spam. That’s because of a bug in its anti-spam system. Posts from sources such as BBC News were marked as misleading or containing false advertisement.

A bug in Facebook’s anti-spam system has caused posts about the coronavirus pandemic from reputable news sources such as the BBC to be deleted overnight.

As  [Read More…]

Ring found hiding coordinates in Neighbors posts that pinpoint its cameras

Turns out Neighbors users are sharing more than bobcat photos and racist complaints

What you need to know Gizmodo found coordinate data hidden in posts from Ring cameras to Ring’s Neighbors service. Tens of thousands of cameras were mapped using available data. The scope of Ring’s potential surveillance network becomes more apparent.

After coming out strong against Ring Video Doorbells a week ago, tech site Gizmodo has published results of an investigation of more than 65,000 posts  [Read More…]

Facebook is hiding likes from posts as part of a test in Australia

The most common reactions and the comment counts will still be displayed.

What you need to know Facebook is now testing a feature in Australia where it hides the total number of likes. Only the author of the post will see the total number of likes, but everyone will still be able to see the most common reaction types and the number of comments. This is similar to a test Instagram tried earlier this year.

Starting September  [Read More…]

Huawei posts record $107 billion in revenue for 2018

Huawei’s U.S. troubles haven’t affected its bottom line in any meaningful way.

2018 was a turbulent year for Huawei in the U.S., but it looks like its troubles haven’t had any impact on the company’s bottom line. In spite of political headwinds in Western markets, Huawei posted revenues of $ 107 billion (721.2 billion yuan) for the year, surpassing the $ 100 billion mark for the first time. Overall revenue was up 19.5% from 2017, and Huawei  [Read More…]

Instagram will once again show you posts in the order they were shared

Thank you, thank you, a million times, thank you.

It’s no secret that Instagram is the biggest social network for sharing pictures and videos of whatever’s going on in your life, but for the last couple years, it’s been a hot mess for a lot of users. Instagram made a change to its algorithm in 2016, and rather than showing you posts in the order they were shared, users began seeing photos/videos that Instagram determined you’d like to see.

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Samsung posts record profits in Q4 2017, foldable Galaxy X phone set to launch this year

Samsung is looking to differentiate its smartphones by launching a foldable phone this year.

Samsung may be facing a lot of internal crisis that led to the chaebol replacing all of its current CEOs last quarter, but it certainly isn’t affecting the company’s performance. The South Korean manufacturer posted its Q4 2017 results, and once again things are looking great.

Samsung recorded an overall revenue of $ 61.5 billion (65.98 trillion won) with an operating profit of a staggering  [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…]