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How to Enable Dark Mode

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Dark mode for mobile phones and tablets is a hot feature that developers are putting into more and more apps. It is essentially an alternative color scheme that puts lighter colored text on a darker colored background instead of dark text on an all white background. Dark mode is easier on your eyes, looks exciting and cool, and uses less battery since your screen doesn’t need to light up as much. Continue on to learn how to enable dark mode on your operating system or in individual applications. iOS 13 Newer iPhones with OLED screens such as the iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max use less battery since black basically turns those pixels off on the screen. Follow these steps to enable dark mode on iOS 13. 1. Open “Settings.”2. Tap on “Display & Brightness.” 3. Tap “Dark” located under “Appearance” to switch to dark mode. You can…

What is Voice SEO?

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Voice search is popular and is likely to only get more so in the immediate future. This is not surprising given that such searches provide immediate and direct answers to queries and that voice search enables you to conduct searches more naturally. It's simply the virtual equivalent of asking someone a question, which avoids having to type. Most of us can talk faster than we can type. Why Voice Search Is Becoming More Popular You may have noticed that the machine learning behind voice search keeps getting better. This means that virtual assistants such as Alexa or Siri are correctly understanding ever increasing numbers of questions asked of them. This is followed by them being able to furnish results that more accurately reflect the intention of your search. The dilemma that voice search provides marketers is that when the searcher chooses to hear the result rather than read a list…

Facebook Launching Own Crypto-currency 'GlobalCoin'

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It's no secret that cryptocurrency has gained wide popularity over the last two years. While a few major coins dominate the market, dozens of smaller coins also play a role in the roller coaster ride that is cryptocurrency. Facebook seems poised to enter the market as well. Facebook Getting in on the Action: GlobalCoin During the first quarter of 2020, Facebook is planning to release its own cryptocurrency, called GlobalCoin. A large team of 60 people have been working on the project internally while keeping a tight seal on the status of the launch. While some are enthusiastic about this new development, others understandably have their reservations. Facebook currently has over 2.3 billion users, all of which could potentially be exposed to GlobalCoin next year. The consumer reach alone increases the chances of GlobalCoin making a huge splash within the cryptocurrency market. Some think it’s too Much One of the…

Game of Thrones Finale Stirs Lots of Mixed Emotions

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Game of Thrones is one of the most popular television series in modern times, and has absolutely dominated ratings since its debut in 2011. “GoT” the cultural and television phenomenon, ran for eight seasons, with the last episode airing last weekend. Social Media are ripe with fan reactions, actors saying their good-byes, and every one chiming in their two cents. The controversial ending received mixed reactions from the viewers. The last two episodes saw a shift on how the series was presented, and the public, some of whom had invested the last 8 years of their life were caught off guard by an unforeseen turn of very dramatic events that no one could have predicted. Although many tried. SPOILER ALERT! (STOP READING IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE ANY SPOILERS) During the second to last episode, the series portrayed Daenerys as a Mad Queen, using her dragon to destroy King’s…

The Expansion of Facebook in Seattle

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Originally headquartered in Menlo Park, California, Mark Zuckerberg decided to establish new satellite offices in Seattle in order to keep on expanding and growing the number one social network in the world. Some of the engineers working for Facebook have moved to their Seattle office as early as 2010. Through the years, Seattle has become synonymous with coffee and Amazon, the world’s largest online retail company. Facebook chose Seattle because of its primary location and the steady growth of tech companies building their headquarters in the city. When the first group of employees from Facebook moved to Seattle in 2010, there were only a dozen of them. Through the years, the social networking website decided to hire more people to become an official part of the team. Their office in Seattle grew at an incredible pace, and by 2016, the satellite office boasts more than a thousand employees. However, it…

Google to Put Ads in Several New Spots This Year

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Google recently announced its plans to foster greater ad interaction for its advertisers. These changes will be rolling out over the course of this year. If you use any Google products or services (which is most of us), you will soon start seeing more ads across Google’s platforms. Let’s take a look at what’s in the works. Discovery Ads Google’s algorithms for displaying relevant content to its users continue to improve. The Discover feed allows users to browse current news stories and articles related to their interests. The articles shown to users are based both on their internet browsing history and topics they’ve selected as interesting to them. Advertisers will be able to pay for ad spots that will show up in the Discover feed as users scroll through stories. They will be identified by an “Ad” badge that will distinguish them from articles. Ads shown to users will be…

Seattle Named Best City for Dog Lovers!

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It’s not difficult to see that pets have become a big deal. They follow us around the house, join us on our walks and even act as our “fur children”. But will people go as far to find a city that is dog-friendly when moving to a new place? Research has shown that this is exactly the case. Some states have even advertised themselves as being more appealing to dog owners than others. In the United States, Seattle has been known to climb the ranks as the top dog city. Who Proved This? In order to accurately test which city in the United States is the most dog-friendly, there had to be scientific data. Rover, a network shared between dog walkers and pet sitters, teamed up with the real estate brokerage named Redfin. Together, they studied 14,000 cities found within the United States. Rover focused its attention on creating a…

Tips for Avoiding Spoilers to Avengers: Endgame

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With So Many People Posting Spoilers About Avengers: Endgame, We Wanted to Share Some Tips on How To Prevent Someone from Ruining Your Enjoyment of the Film. Marvel Studios long awaited "Avengers: Endgame" opens in the US this weekend. While the studio is doing everything it can to keep the plot of the movie a secret, so as not to spoil filmgoers' enjoyment of it, that does not mean that there will not be spoilers out there. But there are things you can do to avoid them. Especially since the movie had an unbelievable $350 million opening in the US, and $1.2 BILLION world wide, there are sure to be some spoilers on social media. The directors of "Avengers: Endgame" — Joe and Anthony Russo — are doing their best to keep people from ruining the ending of the film. They have put out a pair of tags on social…

Facebook Confirms Mysterious Oculus Building X

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Facebook Confirms Mysterious Oculus ‘Building X’ in Bellevue's Spring District. With tech giants such as Microsoft and Amazon calling the Seattle area home, it's safe to say the region has become headquarters for some of the most successful companies in the world. Little wonder that another big league company is gearing up to put roots down in this amazingly vibrant city. Facebook is the newest tech giant to call Seattle home. The tech company recently announced plans to lease "Building X," a component of their new Oculus campus, and recently rented space in the Spring District, bringing the company's space occupancy to a staggering 2.7 million square feet, most of which is located in Bellevue, Washington. Building X will replace two previous buildings with a total of 689,000 sq. feet. The building will be equipped with office space, laboratory space, skylights, and an atrium. Gearing up to fill up that…
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