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Facebook tests disappearing messages

Facebook is slowly moving in to Snapchats space with self- distracting messages. Currently available on Facebook Messenger for some Android and iOS users in France, people are able to send messages that vanish in an hour.
In a press statement, Facebook said: “Disappearing messages gives people another fun option to choose from when they communicate on Messenger. We look forward to hearing people’s feedback as they give it a try.” Read more

PHDownload - digital

Sky Q unveiled as new high-end pay-TV service to rival Netflix in and out of the home

Sky is shaking up its subscription TV model, today unveiling Sky Q, a new high-end pay-TV service to rival the likes of Netflix and Apple TV. Read more

PHDownload - media

Mentos Mentors

Mentos Mentors is an online film which supports the launch of Mentos’ new global brand positioning “Who Says No To Mentos”. The idea is that a Mentos lolly is like a real-life friend request. Offer one to anyone and they’ll probably say yes. They might even smile at you. Because let’s face it, Who Says No To Mentos? And that’s significant, because although we like to think we’re more connected than ever, the truth is that in the real world we’ll actually do anything to avoid contact with other people. We don’t look one another in the eye, touch one another or even talk to people we don’t know. But there was a time when each of us engaged and interacted with everyone we came across. No, it wasn’t before mobile phones or the internet. It was when we were kids. If connecting with people is a skill we have forgotten, could they teach it to us again? Watch here

PHDownload - technology

Google And ASUS Launch The $85 Chromebit, A Chrome OS Desktop On An HDMI Stick

Turn your HDMI compatible TV or screen into a computer. The $85 Chromebit is a 75 gram (or 2.6 ounces) stick that you can plug into any HDMI port — whether that’s a regular computer screen or that large TV in your living room. It comes with 16GB of onboard storage (in the form of relatively cheap and slow eMMC storage) and 2GB of RAM. Read more

PHDownload - mobile

Mobile Predictions 2016: Rise of the Aggregation Apps

New predictions recently launched expects mobile users next year to gravitate towards using a contextual stream on a single platform or an ecosystem of integrated applications. Resulting in Apple and Google increasingly seeing their mobile dominance challenged by platforms such as Amazon, Facebook and WeChat. “Consumers will continue to spend most of their time in only a few apps but will increasingly turn to aggregation apps and a handful of platforms to get the content and services they needs”. Read more