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Facebook Anticipates to Completely Retire Its ‘Like’ Button

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Facebook Anticipates to Completely Retire Its ‘Like’ Button

Social media tech giant – Facebook has recently aired its plans to remove the like button and subsequently the likes count, in order to reduce what is considered ‘superficial comparison’ between members of the social network.

Even though the advantage of social networking fraughts with a number of opportunities as a universally connected unit, with it, also comes a few detriments such as an unhealthy ‘emotional connection’.

Hence Facebook’s decision against the ‘like count’ arises as a result of a continuous uprise in the mental and psychological effects social media has on the general public on a global scale. Following a research conducted by the Florida-based Behavioral Health Center, it was perceived that those who were more engaged with social media platforms are about 2.7 times more likely to be depressed.

Furthermore, a top tier tech blogging site – TechCrunch, who confronted close associates of the California-based social media company directly, relays a similar opinion towards this as it stipulated thus; 

“The problem is that people have so many fewer of those big moments, and the large Like counts they attract can make other users self-conscious of their own lives and content. That’s all problematic for Facebook’s ad views.”

Apparently its sister company – Instagram, is already in the testing phase of implementing the removal of the ‘like button’ altogether with the ‘like counts’. With plans to launch this new feature in seven countries including Canada and Brazil.

Instagram would enforce this new idea by displaying the names of some mutual friends who like a certain post rather than show the total number of likes.

Although Facebook is known to be a pioneer of today’s social networking ecosystem, experts however identify this move as a bold one that could either ‘encourage users to share posts as it eradicated the element of comparison’ nor ‘reduce the greater majority of users who have now come dwell in the recent social media ‘hype’ or ‘like’ as the case may be.

Let’s all assume the former would take because the latter bears a cost that could have the social networking behemoth struggling throughout the next decade. 

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Samsung Releases Its PlayGalaxy Game Streaming App For Note 10

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Samsung Releases Its PlayGalaxy Game Streaming App For Note 10

At the eve of numerous companies debuting their latest products in the gaming sphere such as Google Stadia, Apple Arcade, Sony RemotePlay as well as the soon to be launched Google Play Pass. And Following a deal with Epic Games to make Fortnite exclusively available for download on some select few Samsung devices as – Galaxy S9/S9+, Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Tab S3 and Tab S4.

Samsung recently enlists a new software on the Galaxy App Store that enables PC game lovers to stream the games they love to play right onto their Samsung Note10 series with the best streaming experience. This Gaming Trajectory App termed the ‘PlayGalaxy’ is at present available for download on Android and Windows PC. 

PlayGalaxy System Requirement

Although similar to the Sony – RemotePlay that casts everything from a Playstation 4 console onto any screen provided (either an Android, PC or Mac). However, the PlayGalaxy app expects more advanced resources because establishing a connection between the Note 10 device and a PC requires a steady Internet connection as well as a sturdy PC architecture.

Designed by developers from the New-York based Technology firm – Parsec, the PlayGalaxy App begs for more advanced system features before a successful connection terminal can be initiated.

Such as a processor requirement of Intel core i5 and above, a Windows 10 OS or later, an updated graphics driver along with a graphic card of Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 550 built or better, an 8G DDR4 RAM and a Gigabit router Access point. On the other hand, the PlayGalaxy app on Note 10 can be powered over WiFi or a 4th and 5th Generation (4G & 5G) mobile network. 

The Samsung Glap Controller.

Another notable discrepancy resides around the smartphone gaming handling. Traditionally this defaults to on-screen controls, nonetheless another alternative is by means of a Bluetooth wireless controller like the Samsung Glap. The Glap device is a handy gaming tool well fitted for the Samsung Galaxy Note series with a battery life of 10 hours per single charge.

Similarly, Samsung suggests that a Bluetooth mouse and Keyboard could suffice for the PlayGalaxy App in the event of the absence of an option. Evidently, Samsung has been carving a niche in the mobile gaming sector since the launch of Fortnite for Android particularly on Samsung devices.

And by porting these PC games to next-generation Samsung Galaxy devices, this becomes a major advancement in both the Smartphone and Gaming industry by the Seoul head-quartered conglomerate. Even though the PlayGalaxy link is only currently made available in the US and South Korea, future plans are underway towards making this app available in more countries.

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Google Shopping: The All-New Google ‘Express’ and ‘Shopping Search’ App

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Google Shopping: The All-New Google ‘Express’ and ‘Shopping Search’ App

Google recently disclosed its plan to coalesce its ‘Shopping Search’ and ‘Express’ Apps together to give rise to the ‘Google Shopping’ App. Google Shopping is originally designed to find these merchandise in addition to outsourcing from the best markets with affordable prices and incentives.

Also, the Google Express App – where Google oversees all purchase related issues, along with its many features would be incorporated into this new Google Shopping App.

Whereas the Google Shopping and Google Product Ads collectively referred to as the Google Merchant Center aids Third-party Website administrators to boost the traffic to their website by linking to Google through the Google Shopping App.

Just as the previous Shopping Search App searches for products from a number of retailers on the World Wide Web. By means of the former Google Express, this latter Google Shopping App would maintain additional attributes that allow for the option to place an order for such products directly from Google. Evidently Google enjoys a wide network of Internet and Social media platforms and as such it utilizes this chain of sites to its advantages with regards to its online shopping procedure. 

Although not basically capitalizing on its popularity, however the Internet and Advertising Technology Company aims to achieve an increased interoperability between all services sustained by the Google parent company.

Already, Google Shopping embodies other services and products provisioned by the Technology Company such as links to its Google Images, Google Shopping Feed, and YouTube Apps. Hence the Shopping App furnishes Users with a more personalized shopping experience along with an opportunity to explore more products from multiple vendors in juxtaposition.

This recent development centers around Google’s idea towards a competitive approach to stay ahead of all possible means through which customers shop for items online. Whether by searching for an image on Google Images or via an external source such as Pinterest.

The Google Shopping App grants Users a much wider scope such that they can log in to their Google accounts to access this Shopping App and as well watch videos with more details on the products they are willing to purchase right on YouTube. 

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