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President Obama Uses Social Media To Engage And Persuade

President Obama Social Media presence (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama called on world leaders at the United Nations to do more for the world’s refugees, his mention of a young boy named Alex could have just been a footnote, a forgotten paragraph in a daily blizzard of speeches and press releases. The White House ... Read More »

More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017, study claims

More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017 (Photo: Getty) 6SHARES 1 Get Daily updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017, according to new research. Over 1,500 people were asked about their plans for the New Year, with one in ten planning to quit social media, ... Read More »

4 Tricks to Become a Social Media Superstar

X Officially A Record Breaking Winter In Boise LSTV SHOW CAPTION Now that Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat all do pretty much the same thing, it’s time to pick a platform and grow your following. Andy Warhol predicted we all would have 15-minutes of fame, so Lindsey Granger and social media expert Lily Zimmel have a few simple tricks to get ... Read More »

Kesha Vows to Use Social Media Less & Be ‘More Present’ in 2017

Olivia Bee Kesha photographed on Nov. 21, 2016 at Harvard House Motel in Los Angeles. If you noticed that Kesha is no longer following you on social media, don’t take it personally. The “Tik Tok” singer announced Tuesday that the new year will be focused more on her mental health and “spiritual self,” which means taking a step back from her social ... Read More »

Kim Kardashian West Returns to Social Media With a Lesson in Image Control

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West with their children, Saint and North, in August. CreditAlo Ceballos/GC Images So Kim Kardashian West is back — on social media, and with an instructive lesson in image management and control of the personal narrative. Oh, how we missed her! In the months since her robbery at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week in October, ... Read More »

Social media terms and conditions ‘incomprehensible’ to children

Image Caption:Teenagers are spending more time than ever on social media By Tom Cheshire, Technology Correspondent “Incomprehensible” terms and conditions of social networks mean children have little idea what they are signing up to, the Children’s Commissioner has warned. As she publishes a year-long study into children and the internet, Anne Longfield said youngsters were left to “fend for themselves in ... Read More »

Got an iPhone 6 Plus with ‘Touch Disease’? Apple Launches Program to Help Fix That

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently acknowledged that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may actually exhibit ‘Touch Disease’ symptoms, and has rolled out a program to help fix the “disease.” The term ‘Touch Disease’ was coined on the internet to refer to the display flickering or Multi-Touch issues that surface after the iPhone 6 Plus undergoes stress, such as being bent ... Read More »

10 Most Important Things to Know About Using Apple Pay

In 2014, Apple Inc. announced its new mobile payment and digital wallet service, Apple Pay. It allows users to make payments through mobile devices at contactless points of sale and in iOS apps. Through a near field communication (NFC) antenna, a chip storing encrypted payment information, and Apple’s Touch ID and Wallet, Apple devices are able to communicate wirelessly with ... Read More »

Did In-House Testing Fail to Detect Samsung Note 7 Battery Problems?

Samsung (KRX:005930) tested the batteries for the exploding Galaxy Note 7 in a self-owned lab. It is the only manufacturer of smartphones allowed to test their phone batteries in-house, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The rest of phone makers must analyze their phone batteries at one of the 28 labs certified by the Cellular Telephone Industries Association (CTIA), ... Read More »

Samsung Pay Adds Russia, Malaysia and Thailand to Mobile Payment Service

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) recently announced a new partnership with Russian bank Sberbank to bring its Samsung Pay service to three more countries: Russia, Malaysia and Thailand. The new partnership offers opportunities for small businesses here in the U.S. too. Samsung Pay Mobile Payment System Samsung Pay is a mobile payment system launched last year that uses a compatible ... Read More »