Apple releases web tool to deregister phone numbers from iMessage

Apple has quietly released a new tool to make switching between iOS and other smartphones a bit easier. The new web tool lets you instantly deregister your phone number from Apple’s iMessage system. The site, first spotted by a poster on Reddit, should solve the problem of disappearing text messages.

Many former iPhone users have reported for years that they were not receiving text […]

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Multi store websites

Smart online retailers know that in order to increase sales and brand awareness it’s necessary to sell through multiple channels. Whilst having your own website to sell from is always recommended, limiting your sales to it exclusively means you miss out on other opportunities. By selling through third party sites such as Amazon and eBay, you stand a much great […]

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Multi Channel Selling

When selling online, it’s always beneficial to have multiple channels to sell from. Whilst having your own website is always recommended, to narrow your sales opportunities At one time, multi channel selling consisted of just two options – having your own store and selling your products via catalogues. However this is no longer the case.

The internet has opened up a […]

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Facebook is working on an app that will let you hide your identity

Facebook is working on a new mobile app that will allow people to interact without having to use their real names.
According to sources close to the project who spoke to the New York Times on condition of (quite ironically) anonymity, the app moves away from Facebook’s encouragement of its users to share as much real information about themselves as possible.
Instead […]

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The latest Chromecast update adds more features for iOS users

Google has updated the Chromecast app for iOS with the “Backdrop” feature, which gives users more control over what appears on their screens.
Backdrop kicks in whenever Chromecast isn’t casting something specific, and now iOS users can use it to take the HDMI stick’s idle screen beyond the current time and featured photos.
Yes, Backdrop is about as exciting a feature as […]

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Google’s Android emulator is ready to help developers make 64-bit apps

There’s a lot to look forward to in Android’s next major update, but hardware nerds are focusing in one one key feature: official support for 64-bit mobile chips. It’s the mobile OS’ inevitable future, and chip-makers have been preparing for it for quite awhile. Now app developers can jump in, too: Google announced today that a x86 64-bit Android L […]

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Facebook, Box and Pinterest want to mentor young women in tech

Companies across the industry are working hard to close the gender gap in Computer Science, both in educational pipelines and in the current workforce–but we’re just getting started. The fact remains that while the number of open jobs in CS is expected to explode to 1.4 million in 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau found that women’s representation in tech occupations […]

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Google launches Website Call Conversions

Google has announced a new AdWords tool, designed to let websites discover which ads drive phone calls to the business.

Website Call Conversions is a tool for search ads, which sees a dynamically generated phone number appear on the website when the potential customer clicks through.

When this number is dialed, the call will be linked to the ad, so the business […]

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Google to prioritise secure websites

Google has said it will give preference to more secure websites in its search rankings from now on.
The search engine has been testing highlighting pages that have HTTPS encryption by default, and will now roll out across its algorithms.

“We’ve seen positive results, so we’re starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal,” Google said.

The decision could encourage more sites to turn […]

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