The best social media stories and campaigns from August 2019

It’s social media stories and campaigns time. This month we’ve got news from Facebook, an AR update-off between Instagram and Snapchat, campaigns from Sport England, Hinge and more. Let’s get into it. (Remember to check out our bundle of Social Media Best Practice Guides) Hinge declares itself the app ‘designed to be deleted’ Dating app Hinge … Read more The best social media stories and campaigns from August 2019

DGCA bans some Apple MacBook Pro from flights in India due to battery risk, check here if your Mac is affected

DGCA, which is India’s aviation regulatory, is banning some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold by Apple between September 2015 and February 2017 from flights. The regulatory body said that these laptops have been deemed fire hazard because their batteries can overheat. The banned MacBook Pro laptops will neither be allowed in checked-in baggage nor in … Read more DGCA bans some Apple MacBook Pro from flights in India due to battery risk, check here if your Mac is affected

Sangeetha Mobiles plans to raise ₹500 crore from private equity

To tap capital market in two years Sangeetha Mobiles Pvt Ltd, a Bengaluru-headquartered multi-brand retail chain dealing in mobile handsets and mobiles accessories, plans to raise ₹500 crore from private equity in the next six months. This is the first time that the company plans to tap external funding to expand its presence beyond South India, … Read more Sangeetha Mobiles plans to raise ₹500 crore from private equity

iPhone sales continue to fall in India, but Apple could benefit from upcoming regulatory change

A pair of reports this week detail Apple’s ongoing struggles in India, but also note a point of hope for the company. The Economic Times reports that iPhone sales continue to fall in India, but that India regulators are looking to ease local sourcing rules – which could help Apple’s efforts to open retail stores in the country. … Read more iPhone sales continue to fall in India, but Apple could benefit from upcoming regulatory change

Certified refurbished iPhone X on sale through online Apple Store from $769

Appearing through the company’s refurbished section of the online Apple Store, the iPhone X is being offered as an unlocked device, having passed through Apple’s process. Models are offered packed in a brand new white box, a new battery and outer shell, and a one-year warranty, the same as a brand new iPhone. According to the store’s … Read more Certified refurbished iPhone X on sale through online Apple Store from $769

More Americans now get news from social media than from newspapers, says survey

Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images For the first time ever, more Americans now get news from social media sites than from print newspapers, Pew Research said on Monday. Twenty percent of U.S. adults polled by the company say they “often” get news from social media while 16 percent “often” turn to newspapers. Last … Read more More Americans now get news from social media than from newspapers, says survey

Facebook to Pull Onavo Protect VPN App From Apple’s App Store Over Data Worry

Facebook will pull Onavo Protect virtual private network application from the App Store after getting word that it violates Apple’s data collection rules, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The free application creates an encrypted VPN connection that routes internet activity through computer servers managed and secured by Facebook. The app also alerts users when sites they visit might be malicious. … Read more Facebook to Pull Onavo Protect VPN App From Apple’s App Store Over Data Worry

Facebook Must Protect Children From Addictive Habits, Says UK NHS Chief

Speaking of an “insidious grip” that social media activities may have on young people, a top health official in England has asked social media companies like Facebook to do more to protect children from addictive habits and dangerous content, The Telegraph reported. “There is emerging evidence of a link between semi-addictive and manipulative online activities and mental … Read more Facebook Must Protect Children From Addictive Habits, Says UK NHS Chief

Rumor: From Software’s Next Game Shadows Die Twice Details Leaked

People might not be too fond of rumors or unverified information, but in the past couple of years, several internet sources have revealed a number of different video game details that ultimately wound up being true. Such may very well be the case here, as some fairly in-depth information has surfaced revealing a host of … Read more Rumor: From Software’s Next Game Shadows Die Twice Details Leaked

From Software’s New PS4 Exclusive, Deracine, Is Baffling

In addition to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the developer of Dark Souls and Bloodborne, From Software, announced another new game at E3 2018. This one, Deracine, is exclusive to PS4 and PSVR, and many–including myself–were confused after watching its reveal trailer. In the search for answers, I went and played around 40 minutes of the VR game at E3. … Read more From Software’s New PS4 Exclusive, Deracine, Is Baffling