About a week earlier analyst Toni Sacconaghi put forward a recommendation for Apple. He believes Apple can buy DuckDuckGo, a privacy centred search engine and make it the default search engine in all Apple devices. Thus finally ending its business with Google, which currently pays $7–8B to Apple to remain the same.
That analyst says so because both Apple and DuckDuckGo are super privacy-focused companies.
Note: DuckDuckGo is hereafter referred to as DDG because it’s too long to type.
You might not know about DuckDuckGo. And that’s fairly normal. Because DDG receives about 62 million queries a day. That’s huge but not even close to Google’s numbers (3.5 …
Consider some estimations by Google:
Now multiply these numbers with these stats:
I’ll leave it up to you to figure it out. …
End-to-end encryption on Zoom is what the world is criticising Zoom for. After all, your top concern for online meetings is that no one spies your meeting, right?
You may be more concerned if you’re doing a confidential company or government discussion on a Zoom meeting, which I’d recommend you to not do.
Nevertheless, your privacy is more valuable today than it was a few decades ago. And Zoom was never designed to be privacy-focused. Their aim was user-friendliness and feature richness. And in both categories, they are what they say “Industry leaders”. Well, not always are they what they say. …
“I can’t shake that feeling that I actually owned Google.com,” says Sanmay Ved who bought the world’s most trafficked domain for just $12, though only for a minute. The technical vulnerability he unknowingly discovered in Google’s own Domain Registrar Service allowed him to buy ‘google.com’.
Up late night, Sanmay was exploring Google’s Domain interface when he searched for ‘google.com’.
Google Domain is Google’s very own internet domain name registration service. Launched in 2015, but still in beta.
To Sanmay’s astonishment, Google domains showed ‘Google.com’ to be available for just $12 which is around ₹900.
Amid nation-wide lockdown, the Government of India released their contact tracing app, Aarogya Setu.
Three days past its release, it crossed 5 million downloads. It was ranked the world’s fastest-growing app, overtaking Pokemon Go as it’s users surged to 50 million within 13 days of launch and over 75 million till date.
So you’ve finally decided to stop sticking your eyeballs to a screen all day?
But your love for your smartphone doesn’t seem to have any plans to go away with a blink. (But yes, a blink can be helpful.)
That’s so because years of psychological studies have been used to make smartphones more captivating.
You can’t spill water at their years of work in a moment, can you?
Not in a moment, but yes, you can.
This trick will make your phone a boring box. And help you throw it away and work.
Do you use Dark Mode on your phone or laptop?
I bet most of you have the same answer as 95% of people had— YES.
Over 92 popular apps or services now offer Dark Mode aka white text in black background.
The dark mode is easier on the eyes. It increases focus and concentration. It gives content the center stage. It makes text easier to read. It saves significant battery charge.
These are some of the arguments used in marketing of Dark Mode trend that made 2019 The Year Of Dark Mode. But how much of this is actually true?
If you consider all hidden conditions these lines come with, you’ll know how exaggerated Dark Mode’s benefits are. …
It was 1:00 AM when an email notification brought my Netflix binge to a halt. Sent by one of my colleagues, it read: ‘I need project details ASAP.’
But isn’t this a really odd hour to ask for project details? He could have asked for it during those 5 hours I spent working just beside him.
I hadn’t guessed in the slightest that he’d be tracking emails when I choose to ignore him and pretend that I haven’t seen the mail — just like everyone else does.
Yes, emails can be tracked.
I apologized to him the next morning.
And all it took to make him reveal how he tracked my email was a promise that I won’t ignore him again. …
Are you like me in suspecting people to intentionally ignore emails when you’re waiting anxiously for a response?
Most People are like sleeping when you email them for the first time. You need to wake them up by sending another email telling them to respond to the previous one.
Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford, had a busy life but he is known for answering nearly every email he receives the same day, even when he was the CEO.
But when people really don’t see your email, you can’t blame it on them. It’s not their fault that your email didn’t make it to their notice among a ton of others they’ve to deal with every day. …
The Coronavirus outbreak is no less than a fortune for Zoom. The cloud meetings app has seen enormous growth that roots from the disruption of normal routine due to lockdowns everywhere. From the surge of Zoom app downloads worldwide to the company almost doubling its annual revenue, 2020 may have a bad start for many of us but for Zoom it’s their heydays.
When adults around the globe are busy with #WorkFromHome meetings while their children are packed with online classes, it becomes more than important that you make a good impression of yourself in a meeting. …