Social Media
Social Media

Social media account scoring by landlords and employers on the way

Score Assured will offer landlords and employers suitability reports of all social media accounts of prospective tenants or employees. Your friends, conversation topics, likes, comments and private messages will all be used to score your…

Discover something new with Blippar’s latest app redesign

Blippar, the augmented reality visual search app has just launched a redesign of its interface, adding bubble layers, which it says refocuses the app on discovery over simple identification.
Social Media

Twitter locks millions of accounts following massive password leak

Following Wednesday's news of a massive leak of Twitter login credentials, the company has responded by locking millions of affected accounts and contacting users by email with instructions to reset their password.
Social Media

Is Apple about to announce iMessage for Android?

Besides Apple Music and a couple of others, Apple has never really gone in for offering its own apps to Android users. A report Thursday, however, suggests it could be about to announce its iMessage chat service for Google's mobile…
Social Media

Facebook launches video comments to make your interactions even more immersive

Facebook users can now share video comments on posts from friends, pages, groups, and events. Having successfully tested the update on a small group of people, the immersive feature is now available worldwide.
Social Media

Twitter blows up over Hillary Clinton’s three words of advice for Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton's Twitter putdown of Republican rival Donald Trump has become the most popular tweet of the election season thus far. With 300,000 retweets in just six hours, it may eventually secure the all-time retweet record for a U.S…
Movies & TV

New set photo from ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ director sets off fan speculation

A cloak hanging in a cave set off speculation among Star Wars lovers on Thursday. Episode VIII director Rian Johnson posted the photo on his Tumblr page, leading to an outpouring of fan theories.
Social Media

Something else to like about Facebook: Social media network adds 360-degree photos

360-degree videos have been Facebook-compatible since September. On Thursday, the social media network unveiled 360-degree stills -- and you don't need a 360 cam to create them.

Twitter hacker co-opting famous musicians' accounts attempts explanation

J5Z, a Twitter hacker responsible for infiltrating the accounts of George Harrison, Keith Richards, Tame Impala, and more, has stepped out of the shadows to attempt to explain why.

Netflix wants to send one lucky Instagrammer to the world's top restaurants

Addicted to snapping #foodporn? Netflix is looking for an official Instagrammer to send to six of the world's best restaurants to shoot (and eat) the top dishes featured in season two of Chef's Table.
Social Media

Facebook Lite sees some heavy growth one year after launch

Last year, the social media giant launched Facebook Lite, an app designed to give people a "faster experience on slower mobile networks," and 12 months later, the app has met with quite a bit of success.

Snapchat’s live music deal promises to deliver the best festival footage

Snapchat has partnered with AEG Live to provide coverage from some of its biggest music festivals in the form of Live Stories. The footage will include a mixture of behind-the-scenes, and community-sourced clips from the events.