Instagram today announced the launch of a new feature that’s designed to let you know when your friends are active on the social network. When a friend is online, their profile picture will be accented with a green dot in various places within the app.
You’ll see the green dot in the Direct inbox and in your friends list when you share a post from the feed. Dots will be displayed for friends who follow you or people you have previously spoken to in Direct.
If desired, you can hide your own status and turn off the ability to see when your friends are active in the settings section of the Instagram app.
Instagram says this new update is meant to [...]
The British government has announced plans to launch a new NHS mobile app that will let patients in England make appointments with their doctor.
The app will also allow users to order repeat prescriptions, manage their long-term healthcare, see their medical records, and quickly access 111 for urgent queries.
In addition, users will have access to patient preferences related to data sharing, organ donation, and end-of-life care.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt described the app as a „birthday present from the NHS to the British people“, 70 years after the service was founded. The NHS app is a world-first which will put patients firmly in the [...]
T-Mobile this morning announced the launch of T-Mobile FamilyMode, a new feature that is designed to let parents monitor and control what their kids are doing on their internet-connected devices.
T-Mobile FamilyMode requires both a FamilyMode app and a device called the FamilyMode Home Base, which is designed to connect to a home’s Wi-Fi system to provide access to connected devices.
FamilyMode from T-Mobile will let parents manage, monitor, filter, and set time limits for a range of devices, even those that aren’t connected to the T-Mobile network thanks to the Home Base. It will also provide location services for keeping track of kids.
Members of the Information Technology Industry Council plan to meet this Wednesday, June 27 in San Francisco to discuss „how to tackle growing questions and concerns about consumer privacy online.“
The news comes from Axios, and members of ITI in attendance will reportedly include Apple, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, Dropbox, and more — although specific attendees have not been confirmed by the organization.
ITI has organized all-day meetings that will focus on topics about online privacy in the wake of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation and the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
ITI CEO Dean [...]