Weekly Top 10 Tech News


Stay up-to-date on the top tech news and trends each week with our Weekly Top 10 Tech. See something we missed? Tag @swebdevelopment on Facebook and Twitter! Here’s our top 10 for this week:

1. YouTube Live Video Views Are On The Rise As Google Takes On Facebook And Snapchat

Live video views on YouTube have jumped 80% over the last year, and claims that it can differentiate itself from competitors because of its ability to monetise–both during and after live broadcasts.

2. How To Live Stream Successfully: A Preparation Checklist For Marketers

Speaking of live video, its one of the hottest new ways for brands and businesses to market to their target audience. HubSpot shares some great tips on how to make the most of live streaming for your business.

3. Instagram Now Lets You Zoom In On Videos And Photos On iOS

Instagram’s latest improvement to user experience, is the added ability to pinch and zoom in on videos and photos–at least on iOS. An identical update for Android devices is expected to roll out soon.

4. Twitter’s New Button Lets Users DM You Direct From Your Site

Twitter is testing a new feature that allows users (mainly brands) to put a Messenger button directly on your site, enabling visitors to direct message you straight from your site. This is ideal for brands who may want to keep public customer complaints to a minimum on their Twitter feed.

5. What You Need To Know Before You (Inevitably) Lose Your Phone

In this day and age, it’s not really a matter of if you’ll lose your phone, but when. Whether it gets stolen, or you just misplace it, Refinery 29 shares what you should do before the inevitable happens.

6. Mimo’s New App Teaches You How To Code On Your iPhone

The new iPhone app, Mimo, breaks down coding into smaller chunks, allowing users to begin learning how to code in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, SQL and more. The app is currently available as a free download, with two free courses, and the ability to subscribe annually to additional content.

7. Hackers Stole Almost 70 million Customer Passwords From Dropbox

After hackers gained access to a document contain Dropbox user email addresses back in 2012, it has now been disclosed that they also gained access to encrypted passwords–68 million of them! It’s unlikely that the encrypted passwords will be decrypted, but to find out whether your account was compromised, visit Have I Been Pwned.

8. Facebook Messenger Adds ‘Instant Video,’ Basically Video Chat On Steroids

Although Facebook already gives users the option to video chat within its Messenger App, it is has created a hybrid feature which allows you to video chat and share text messages at the same time. Looks like they won’t be giving up on imitating taking over Snapchat anytime soon.

9. WhatsApp Is Sharing Data With Facebook. How Will Marketers Benefit?

WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy, and is now sharing data with parent company Facebook, with the intent of more targeted ads. All of your conversations within WhatsApp will now become data rich content for Facebook. This gives marketers access to more direct information about what consumers are really talking about–not just what they’re sharing publicly and with friends on Facebook. There is an option to opt out of the feature on WhatsApp.

10. Get Ready For Simple USB-C To HDMI Cables

If you’ve ever shown up to a meeting only to find you don’t have the correct cords to connect your computer, phone, or tablet to the screen for your presentation, then fret no more. Simple USB-C to HDMI cables are on their way to save the day.

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Read our Weekly Top 10 Tech News post on December 2, 2016

Read our Weekly Top 10 Tech News post on December 16, 2016

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