On June 23rd, BitTorrent launched BitTorrent Now which is a streaming option of the company’s Bundle offerings through which users can discover underground music and videos or to “experience music and video from the underground artists you don’t know about yet”.
BitTorrent Now is an ad-supported platform, formed by BitTorrent’s Bundle offerings and now, streaming option too. And just a few days ago it started inviting users to join the platform.
Full article “Discover underground music and videos with BitTorrent Now” →
An interesting idea has been put “out there in the world” by a Rochester Technology Institute professor, Josephine Wolff, during the Aspen Ideas Festival 2016, an idea which could teach the regular users how to protect their devices against bad-intended people: what if users would get punished for being hacked?
Full article “Should the users be punished if they get hacked?” →
The statistics below will show you top 10 most downloaded apps in the world, as of May 2016, put together by Statista.com.
Full article “Top 10 most downloaded apps in the world (May 2016)” →
The reason I wrote this article is because some of the most popular applications which are supposed to serve as your own personal cloud with access from any device, weren’t good enough for me. Mostly, not because they weren’t good but because I started noticing my files were being deleted and that’s not a policy I’m always inclined to respect.
So, I’ve decided to start creating my own cloud server using the free and open source application called OwnCloud. You can compare the pros and cons of this application from what I’ve described below.
Full article “Create your own cloud server for free with OwnCloud” →
Moqups is a HTML5 based web application for creating mockups, diagrams, wireframes, UI prototyping. Behind this tool, there’s a team of 6 Romanian co-founders with their headquarters in Cluj, Romania.
Full article “Moqups: work smart with mockups, wireframes and UI prototyping” →
LinkedIn announced a few weeks ago that a password breach has happened inside LinkedIn in 2012, totalling a number 117 million user details.
“On May 17, 2016, we became aware that data stolen from LinkedIn in 2012 was being made available online. This was not a new security breach or hack. We took immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts that we believed might be at risk. These were accounts created prior to the 2012 breach that had not reset their passwords since that breach.”
Musically is a free application started in in 2014 and and as of May 2016, it has been funded with 116$ millions in total.
The application’s mission is “to build a global social network related to music, allowing music lovers to play with their favorite songs, create musical contents (e.g. music videos), and engage with musicians/bands”.
Full article “Musical.ly – social media videos platform” →
Hackajob startup is a new recruitment platform which tries to match the unemployed users with the employers in a bit different way.
Most job marketplaces will want the job seekers to fill out forms with their experience, education and other activies related to their domain of expertise.
Full article “Hackajob, get recruited by completing challenges” →
Twitter blog announced that soon the Twitter users will be able to “express even more in 140 characters”. Tweets will suffer a few changes in the upcoming months and the purpose for these changes is to make “more room for words”.
Full article “Twitter will change the 140 character limit” →
Ello is dedicated to people who create. Though, when it launched in 2014, you’ve probably seen a lot of press headlines calling Ello, the Facebook killer. Which made a lot of Facebook users intrigued, thus some of them subscribed for an Ell invitation (including Neotester).
Ello has raised in funds $11.1 millions so far. It started as an internal social network but Ello’s founders started seeing an organic growth beyond what their initial servers could sustain, this being the reason why Ello became a public network.
Full article “Ello, the Facebook killer is a creators network” →