1. Google Maps Now Tells You Where You Have Parked And How Long Is Left On Your Parking Meter.
Thankyou, Google. Thankyou. No more panic, no more “where did we park it again?” and certainly no more “did we pay for 2 hours or 3?” That’s because the giant that is Google has provided a new service through their Google Maps section. By simply tapping the blue dot on the map that marks your current location you will now be given the option to mark this as your parking spot. Once you do this, you have the option to make any notes in the ‘details’ section – such as the row/number of your spot. Once you’ve done this, you have the option to set a timer which will count down the time you have paid for parking, sending you a notification when this has almost expired. Oh, and if you plan on meeting some friends at your car, you have the option to share the information with them. Thanks, Google.
2. The Average Person Will Spend 5 Years Of Their Life On Social Media.
5 years and 4 months, to be exact. According to highsbobiety.com you will actually spend more time in your life on social media than you do eating and drinking. It’s also stated that Facebook remains the most used platform, closely followed by YouTube. The rise of technology means that social media channels will only keep increasing, meaning this figure is only likely to grow.
3. Instagram Hits 1 Million Advertisers.
Fuelled by small businesses, Instagram now has 1 million companies advertising on the platform. And with its 600 million strong users, who can blame businesses for wanting to show off on the popular photo and video sharing channel. An indication of the importance of advertising on the app is clear when new figures released showed the 8 million business profiles are now on the platform. A business profile allows companies to share their contact and direction details.
4. Hidden Twitter Setting Can Free Up A Massive Amount Of Storage On Your Phone.
Your downloading the latest must have game for your iPhone. Then a notification pops up: Storage full. You roll your eyes, and then proceed to delete tens of your favourite photos and a few apps. You then download the game again. Then a notification pops up: Storage full. Repeat this process until the point where you realise you’re going to have to pay for more storage. Sound familiar? Well, according to Mashable.com, this struggle might be a thing of the past. If you’re an avid Twitter user then you might be in luck. The latest download on the much loved app contains a setting to delete cached “media and web storage files”. It’s simple but it’s very effective as Twitter stores many photos and a whole load of content in this section.
5. Facebook And Google Will Make $106 Billion In Advertising In 2017.
Yes, you read that right. 1.0.6. Billion. That’s according to CNBC.com who state that Google is likely to make $72.6 Billion and Facebook a further $33.7 Billion. That amounts to almost half the world’s digital advertising money! Through mobile and video nobody can match the power of Google, despite having to apologise to businesses whose advertisements appeared next to extremist content that appeared on YouTube.