Instagram’s posts can be organized into collections

instagram-collectionsBack in December, Instagram introduced the ability to save your favorite posts by other users. Tapping the bookmark logo at the lower right of any Instagram photo or video saves it to your personal “Saved” section. Only you can see content that you’ve saved this way; it’s not a public-facing part of your profile. Personally, the only time I’ve saved Instagram posts, it’s been by accident. Continue Reading


A secret chat in Viber

viberViber users got the ability to create secret chats that will self-destruct after a specified period of time.

Forward messages in secret chats are impossible. To prevent copying, they also can’t take a screenshot and iOS users will get a notification if someone takes a picture of the screen.All messages in secret chats are encrypted (as usual). If desired, users can also configure access to the chat rooms by PIN. Continue Reading


New job ads feature in Facebook


Facebook is beginning the roll out of a new feature that allows job seekers to link up to hiring managers without ever leaving the platform. LinkedIn executives, somewhere, are crying into a bucket of Ben & Jerry’s.

The update allows business Pages to post job listings the same way they’d typically compose a status update. In addition to linking, sharing, and/or commenting, users also get the option to apply for the position using a baked-in “Apply Now” button. A quick press allows interested parties to fill out an application and submit it using Facebook messenger. Continue Reading


Dropbox’s Paper app

paper-dropboxA couple of years ago, Dropbox set out to take on traditional productivity apps with Paper, a tool for collaborating on flexible documents. After more than a year in beta, it’s finally ready for prime-time and is available to everyone with an account.

If you’ve used Google Docs, Microsoft Word or Zoho Writer, you’ll find yourself in familiar territory with Paper. Continue Reading


Rising and declining IT-Jobs

it-specialistThe trends seen in the last half of 2016 will continue to influence the job market for technology professionals into the next year. Tech unemployment hit 2.9 percent in November, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which suggests that the market for tech pros remains strong heading into 2017. Continue Reading