Category: Social Networking

Now you can see your call history and missed calls – all in one place with the New Update of Facebook Messenger.

Now you can see your call history and missed calls – all in one place with the New Update of Facebook Messenger.

After the latest update of the Facebook’s Messenger 75.0.021.70, Facebook now wants you to make the messenger your default messaging App for android phones. Facebook comes handy with cool features that makes your messaging organized.

Now with Messenger, Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don’t have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).

Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.

Google Hangouts has wanted to be your default SMS App since its inception but with limited success. Much as practically everybody who owns an Android smartphone has Hangouts lurking somewhere in the background, not many people changed their default app. Reason? Hangouts is a ghost town. This is where Facebook wins. Messenger has the numbers to prove its popularity.

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“A lot of Android texting apps didn’t keep up with the evolution of messaging, so we felt like we truly had to make Messenger the best SMS client for Android,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus

Here are the steps to follow to set Facebook Messenger as your default SMS app:

  • Go to their settings
  • Select SMS or Messages
  • Tap on Default SMS App
  • Select Facebook Messenger

After you have integrated Facebook Messenger as your default app, standard SMS sending rates will still apply as traditional SMS text messages pass through your local carrier and not Facebook and they use credit instead of the Internet.What you will be able to do is utilise Facebook stickers when sending the SMS, as well as send images, audio and video clips (MMS). The SMS chats will be purple to Facebook’s blue in order to distinguish between the two.

Original article on Diginited.

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The Dot. In Your Gmail Address Doesn’t Matter.

The Dot. In Your Gmail Address Doesn’t Matter.

For quite a long time Gmail users have always thought that having albert.smith@gmail.com and albertsmith@gmail.com are two different email addresses, For just that reason, Google decided to do things differently from other email providers when it launched Gmail.

Namely, it decided to ignore periods in its users’ email addresses altogether.

That’s right—they make absolutely no difference. As a post on Google’s help forums clearly explains:

  • albertsmith@gmail.com =alb.er.t.sm.i.th@gmail.com
  • albertsmith@gmail.com = ALBERTSMITH@gmail.com
  • albertsmith@gmail.com = Albert.Smith@gmail.com

You could even email a.l.b.e.r.t.s.m.i.t.h@gmail.com, and your message would still make its way to the very same donut-loving dude.

So the inclusion of dots on to your Gmail address don’t actually matter, never say your receiving someone else’s message’s just because you missed a dot between your initials on the address. However this doesn’t apply yo the other emailing companies like Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Apple iCloud.

Health App Challenge – To Boost Reproductive Health in Uganda

Health App Challenge – To Boost Reproductive Health in Uganda

After the 2 day hackathon organized by Marie Stopes Uganda  in Conjunction  with  Hostalite Cyber Academy Sponsored By Vodafone Uganda, The first ever inter-university hackathon on health, specifically sexual reproductive health

Young people from different universities, along with innovators, developers, partners and Marie Stopes Uganda will gathered at Uganda Museum on the 13th and 14th of May 2016 in what was #Hcahack.

As always “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events” The event saw the best teams with crazy solutions and scalable projects that meet Marie Stope’s key objectives get awarded.

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The 1st Runners up Receiving their prize.

What twitter had in Mind.

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AI tool scours all the science on the web to find new knowledge

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IT’S the proverbial needle in a haystack. The more information there is online, the easier it is to overlook the most important stuff. Now an automated tool has been set the Herculean task of mining every science paper it can find online to help researchers come up with new ideas.

Semantic Scholar, launched this week by the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), can read, digest and categorise findings from the estimated 2 million scientific papers published each year. Up to half of these papers are never read by more than three people. The system aims to identify previously overlooked information and connections with other research.

“Our vision is of a scientist’s apprentice, giving researchers a very powerful way to analyse what’s going on in their field,” says Oren Etzioni, director of AI2. A researcher will be able to ask what the literature says about middle-aged women with diabetes who use a particular drug, for instance.

The system works by crawling the web for publicly available papers and then scanning their text and images. By identifying citations and references, Semantic Scholar can determine the most influential or controversial papers. It also highlights key phrases from similar studies, extracting and indexing the data sets and methods used by each researcher.

AI2 is not the only organisation intent on digitising and analysing the world’s scientific discoveries. Meta, a big-data start-up in Toronto, Canada, announced a similar service this week called Meta Science, which scans publishers’ libraries and university websites to rank scientific papers. In 2013, a system using IBM’s Watson AI technology, called the Knowledge Integration Toolkit (KnIT), mined 100,000 papers to successfully predict the interactions of a tumour-suppressing protein. IBM says KnIT is now fully automated to work without human oversight. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the US is also working on technology, code-named Big Mechanism, to read all papers on certain types of cancer to help identify potential treatments. It is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.

Kenneth Forbus of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, is confident that such services will prove useful. “Machines that help us filter could increase the rate at which we find, if not diamonds in the rough, then at least useful nuggets,” says Forbus. “One might miss something, but professors already routinely use graduate students and colleagues for the same service, so the risks are well-understood.”

“Machines that help us filter information could increase the rate at which we find useful nuggets”

At launch, Semantic Scholar is focusing on computer-science papers. It will gradually expand its scope to include biology, physics and the remaining hard sciences.

Etzioni says the plan is to increase the system’s power over time to see how deeply it can understand what a paper is about. “Ultimately, perhaps a human scientist doesn’t have to read it at all.”