A study by the University Medical Center Groningen shows that Untire’s mobile app helps to reduce fatigue in cancer. The appp focuses on mentally and physically activating users to break the vicious cycle of fatigue.
The UMCG study was conducted among 800 (former) patients in England, the United States, Australia and Canada who all suffered from severe fatigue.
The Netherlands has more than 900,000 people who have or have had cancer. Fatigue is one of the most common and debilitating side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. Eighty percent of all people with cancer are severely fatigued during treatment in the first year after diagnosis. More than thirty percent suffer from this for much longer, sometimes up to more than ten years later. Fatigue has a very negative impact on their quality of life and prevents them from living their daily life the way they want to.
Less tired, better quality of life
The UMCG study shows that participants who use the app have significantly less fatigue complaints after 12 weeks and experience a better quality of life. People who use the app regularly make the most progress. ‘Using the app three to nine times already leads to good results’, says UMCG researcher Simon Spahrkäs. ‘This makes an accessible mHealth solution such as Untire an effective treatment option in addition to the existing face-to-face therapy or therapist-guided online interventions.’
Help more patients
The app offers psychoeducation, including animations, exercises for increasing physical activity, relaxation exercises, learning to manage energy and daily positive tips. There is also a closed online community for the exchange of experiences.
The Untire app has been designed by psychologists, researchers and patients to help many more tired (ex-) cancer patients than is currently the case.
Two important news are coming up WhatsApp: what biometric unlock with the face, that is the facial recognition of the user, and the possibility to participate at a later time in a call or group video call. Both new features were introduced in WhatsApp beta 188.8.131.52 for Android.
It is not possible to know when one or both of these novelties will arrive in the definitive and stable app of the instant messaging service of the Facebook group, but it is clear that the WhatsApp engineers are working on it and it is equally clear that these are two novelties that would do happy users. Facial recognition, in fact, would offer a layer of safety in addition on many Android smartphones while the possibility of participating in calls already started would greatly increase the usefulness of WhatsApp and its competitiveness in the now crowded group of video calling app.
WhatsApp: the new unlock with the face
Already today WhatsApp offers biometric recognition as an option lock and unlock the app: going up Settings> Privacy> Fingerprint lock we can set a maximum time beyond which to access the app it is necessary to use the fingerprint.
This feature protects our privacy when, for example, we leave it smartphone unattended on a table in a public place. The fingerprint recognition, however, takes place at the operating system level and not at the app level and, what’s more, there are smartphones that do not have the sensor fingerprints but only use face reading as a biometric parameter for unlocking.
On these smartphones, therefore, today it is unable to block the app of WhatsApp. But it will be in the future if face recognition becomes a stable official app feature. At the moment, however, this feature was only introduced in the beta for Android and there is no news regarding the iOS app.
WhatsApp: join a missed video call
Another very useful function introduced in the beta 184.108.40.206 of WhatsApp for Android is the possibility to participate in a video call or group audio call even at a later time. Self the call is still in progressin fact, it is now possible to enter by tapping on the missed call.
All this is very useful, because it puts WhatsApp on a par with the other video conferencing apps which, however, use a different system to achieve the same purpose: sending a link to the video call, on which the invited user can click to enter the call as long as it is still in progress.
On WhatsApp beta, however, the link is not there but accessing a group call that has already started is even easier. Furthermore, this feature for the Android app is paired with another that just appeared in the latest beta of WhatsApp Web: now also on WhatsApp for Web we can make calls and video calls.
Singer Nina Zilli joins the long list of VIPs who tested positive for the coronavirus. The same artist makes it known in a series of stories on her Instagram profile in which she also tells how she could have become infected, and this is her reconstruction: “Most likely I took him to a dinner. The whole restaurant was without a mask, because when you eat … Here, I advise you not to go to the restaurant, not to stay in crowded closed places. I have quarantined myself, but I advise you to stop social life this and next week. I did everything to not take it , I swear to you. Yet it is beyond our control. “ In another post he writes: “Today I am #cleopatra, you always need a bit of self-irony and coolness induced by an app, when luck is blind and bad luck sees very well. I put myself in my” sarcophagus “and wait for the next reincarnation “. Nina Zilli also tries to play down on Instagram the news of her positivity to Covid-19: “I have Covid. In the last 5 days: 2 negative swabs, 1 negative serological. And after an hour of negative serological … I got a fever “, already in isolation, he told his followers that he had done everything to avoid contagion, and that he had undergone several times a swab and serological examination (always paid out of his own pocket, doubling the analyzes on the occasion of his hosted on TV ): “I was clearly doing it to protect my family, even before me. Know that it didn’t work.”
WhatsApp, the instant messaging application used by millions around the world, keeps updating and surprising its followers with news and tricks that improve the experience. This time he announced that an advanced search function is now available that allows you to find in one place all the files that have been sent or received through the app.
The new function, which was presented through Instagram, is very useful to know everything that is stored in the cell phone and is that the elements appear segmented by category: photos, GIF, links, videos, documents and audio.
Step by step to activate it
“We make it easy for you to search all your media (photos, GIFs, links, videos, documents, audio) on WhatsApp. Now you can search for a specific contact, then choose the type of media and add keywords to more strongly review previous chats and messages “, they explain in their account from Instagram.
First it is necessary to go to the search bar (magnifying glass), which is located above the list of chats.
When accessing it will be possible to observe the different files displayed.
In the case of photos, a gallery will appear that groups all the images in the same place, regardless of the contact or group chat in which they are.
The images are classified according to the month in which they were sent or received. The most recent will come out first.
To delete, you must do image by image, since it does not allow you to delete several files at the same time.
The function of WhatsApp It is available to all users who have the app updated to the latest version available on both Android and iOS.
The best WhatsApp tricks
1. Hands-free voice notes: By simply pressing and holding the microphone icon and sliding upwards, you can lock the voice memo function to record, without having to hold the mobile with your hands. An option that surprisingly works!
2. Mark main messages: To obtain this option you must use the “star” message function, where you will mark key messages that you will easily see in a central location. All you have to do is press the message that you want to save as a favorite and then touch the “star” icon.
If your device is an iPhone, you can find all starred messages by going to Settings and Starred messages or by selecting the chat name and tapping “Starred Messages.” In the case of Android users, they will have to press “More options” and then “Starred messages”.
3. Check messages without touching the cell phone: If what you want is to be able to check WhatsApp without having to use your mobile device, what you have to do is download the WhatsApp web desktop app, which will project your cell phone conversations to a computer. So you can send messages, photos and GIFs without having to have your equipment in your hands.
4. Use stickers in conversations: Emojis are becoming a thing of the past, today stickers offer you a more fun way to express yourself. You can find them in the field where the text is entered in a conversation, in a small square icon with a folded side page, where you can also add your own stickers and bitmojis.
5. Read messages without being online: The option to hide the “Read receipts” is not the best option if you want the other person not to realize that you have read their message. That is why slightly lifting the message on the screen and opening the full text on the iphone lock screen is your best option to go unnoticed.
6. Manage who can add us to groups: There is nothing more uncomfortable than being added to a group full of strangers. That is why WhatsApp developed the option to manage who can add us to groups.
When you enable the contacts from whom you want to receive messages, these people must send us an invitation link in the app. Only if we accept it, we can be added to the group.
To enable a contact we must go to Settings> Account> Security> Groups and select between the options: All, My contacts or My contacts except.
7. Be in control of your groups: There is a way to change the group settings so that only we can make changes to the group’s image or name. To do this, go to Group Settings and then Edit group information.
WhatsApp activates its function to “verify” forwarded messages
WhatsApp activates a new function to “verify” forwarded messages
WhatsApp continues to experiment new features and to insert them in the bet versions of the smartphone app, distributed to subscribers to its beta testing channel. The latest of them is called “Expiring Media“And is basically the continuation of the”Expiring Messages”Inserted in another beta, at the end of July 2020.
At the moment, however, neither the first nor the second function are active on the official stable WhatsApp app, the one distributed to the general public through the App Store and Play Store. However, they could arrive shortly, because the Expiring Media they do nothing but confirm that WhatsApp’s interest in offering this functionality to its users is real. When they will arrive? Impossible to say at the moment: betas are like this, they are used to test features that could then arrive even after months or years. Or not arrive at all. But what is the new function “Expiring Media” and how to use it in a WhatsApp chat?
WhatsApp, what are Expiring Media
Expiring Media is what their name means in English: media files (jpg, gif and videos) that expire and yes self-destruct after a certain amount of time. A bit like it happens for Stories, but the mechanism is different.
First of all the function is not automatic and it must be chosen over any content that we want to self-destruct. After selecting the file to send, then, we can choose whether it should disappear by itself. There is neither a timer to set nor the file disappears after a certain amount of time: the image or video will disappear immediately after the recipient has them displayed.
Among other things, the files with this setting are shown in a slightly different way, compared to normal ones, within the chat: in this way it is easy to recognize them at a glance.
WhatsApp focuses on security
Both with i messages that with images and videos that self-destruct WhatsApp could take a step forward in the direction of safety and the protection of privacy of its users. Very often, in fact, it happens that material exchanged on WhatsApp is then circulated outside the chat where it was shared.
The real question, which still does not have an answer because both functions are experimental, is whether WhatsApp will implement them together with a third function: the blocking screenshots. If messages, in addition to self-destructing, were also impossible to “to freeze” then the function would actually be useful.
In this case, in fact, those who want to run the contents outside the chat in which they are exchanged could do so only by photographing the chat itself with another smartphone.
The EOS webcam utility software is available for download free of charge and enables a compatible Canon EOS or PowerShot camera to be used via USB with a Mac or PC as a webcam. The advantage: A much higher image quality than with a conventional webcam. […]
The corona pandemic meant a strong shift towards working from the home office, with communication inside and outside the company being maintained by means of video conferencing – with not always satisfactory quality. On the one hand you need a sufficiently high data transfer rate, on the other hand the quality of the existing hardware is not good enough. For the improvement of the image quality in video conferences, the leading camera supplier Canon has now also developed the EOS Webcam Utility an interesting solution in the portfolio (Panasonic, Sony and Fujifilm have already presented corresponding solutions). Requirement is a compatible Canon EOS (digital SLR, EOS R and EOS M from EOS M50) or PowerShot (G5 X MK II, G7 X MK III and SX 70) and a free USB interface on the PC or Mac (for which the software should be available soon). The free software is downloaded from the Canon website and can be configured with a video conferencing application in just a few minutes. The software currently only supports Windows – but will soon also be compatible with the macOS operating system and cover a wide range of workflows.
The software enables users to shine with high-quality image quality during important video conferences. Thanks to the modern sensor technology of the Canon EOS and PowerShot models, the user has an improved performance in low light as well as improved color reproduction and targeted control of the depth of field compared to conventional webcams. The EOS webcam utility software ensures that the visual information exchange takes place in razor sharp and lifelike colors.
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The pressure on IT departments is increasing: They are still responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of IT infrastructures and applications as well as IT security. This is necessary not only to provide the dispersed workforce with a satisfactory digital experience, but also to meet changing customer expectations. […]
YouTube just announced Shorts, its own alternative to TikTok and very similar to the Instagram Reels. It is a new space that will house videos created from the mobileand of short duration, with a maximum of 15 seconds.
The operation of Shorts will be quite simple and very similar to TikTok and Reels. The user will be able to record a clip of up to fifteen seconds composed of one or more takes to which you can add music “From a great library of songs that will continue to grow.”
It will also be possible to introduce effects in these short videos such as speed control, as well as counters and timers to facilitate hands-free recording, as assured YouTube, in a statement.
This new space will allow creators to access the audience of 2 billion people who watch videos on YouTube every month, and your videos will be entered into a new video feed that will allow you to switch vertically from one to the other.
“This is an initial version of the product, but we are releasing it now to take you, our global community of users, creators and artists, on our journey with us as we build and improve shorts. We will continue to add more features and expand to more countries in the coming months as we learn from you and listen to your feedback. ” add YouTube.
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The US president is “not happy” with the current terms of the Oracle-Tiktok deal. The US government is apparently pushing for the US company to get the majority of the Chinese app.
US President Donald Trump has dampened prospects for the deal that willAppTiktok to save in the USA. According to previous announcements, the American software company will Oracle take on the role of a “technology partner” while, according to media reports, the Chinese Tiktok owner Bytedance will keep the majority stake in wikk. With such a solution he would be “not happy,” said Trump on Wednesday. However, he will only be informed about the details of the plan on Thursday.
The Wall Street Journal reported afterwards that the White House was urging that American investors get a majority in Tiktok.
Trump originally gave Bytedance the choice of either parting with Tiktok or accepting an end to the app in the USA. Trump describes Tiktok as a security risk on the grounds that Chinese authorities could get data from Americans. Tiktok and Bytedance deny this.
Possible deal with Microsoft has broken
Microsoft Negotiated for weeks to buy Tiktok businesses in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. However, the Chinese government torpedoed this solution with a new rule according to which software algorithms like those from Tiktok can only be sold abroad with their approval.
The new plan was then worked out with the participation of Oracle. According to media reports, Oracle should take over the storage of data from US users – and also get access to Tiktok’s software code. This should ensure that the platform does not contain any backdoors for Chinese authorities. In addition, according to the plan, Tiktok’s global business will be bundled in a new company based in the United States, it said.
WhatsApp solved you are serious vulnerabilities for the security of the app used by over two billion people in the world and, for the occasion, it has also inaugurated a new portal where it is possible to find information on all the vulnerabilities found and solved so far.
At the moment the portal reports information on these six vulnerabilities and on thirteen other discovered in 2018 and 2019. The latest security holes solved afflicted the apps for Android and iOS, as well as WhatsApp Web, so practically almost all WhatsApp profiles of the world were at risk, even WhatsApp Business profiles. Fortunately, however, according to the company, no hacker has ever found and used any of these vulnerabilities and therefore there have been no data leaks from users’ smartphones. Some of the flaws, then, were discovered by the internal algorithms of WhatsApp that continuously analyze the code while others from independent researchers who participate in the Bug Bounty Program of the Facebook group.
Do it WhatsApp: what was the risk
Despite the effort of transparency by WhatsApp, which has opened the information portal on the flaws discovered and resolved, it should be specified that this is not a place where thecommon user instant messaging app can find very useful information.
Indeed, WhatsApp itself specifies that “the details included in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) descriptions are intended to help researchers understand the technical scenarios and do not imply that users have been attacked by these methods“.
The information provided is therefore few, technical and there are practically no useful details to understand the risks associated with each bug. Of the leak CVE-2020-1894, the last resolved, WhatsApp for example communicates that it would have allowed the execution of arbitrary and dangerous code by sending a voice message.
How safe is WhatsApp?
It should also be said that in the past very dangerous flaws have been found on WhatsApp. In May 2019, for example, it became known that the app had been used by hackers to install spyware developed by a company on the phone. cyberspionaggio israeliana.
This malware was programmed to gather information from the phone and send it to a remote server and the company that developed it is NSO Group, a company that works exclusively with national governments. For this reason WhatsApp at the time communicated the news, even before the general public, to the American Department of Justice and to some human rights protection organizations.
From September 7th, Aldi will be offering two cheap Android tablets. We explain the differences between the devices and reveal for whom the purchase is worthwhile.
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From September 7th, customers will be looking for an affordable entry-level tablet at Aldi find it: The Medion-Tablets E10711 and E10530 have a full HD display with a resolution of 1,920 by 1,200 pixels and they have the new Android version 10 on board.
According to the manufacturer, the devices are ideal for surfing, reading e-books or watching films and series. However, there are a few differences that can affect the area of application.
The E10711 is the slightly smaller device. The screen measures 10 inches, which is a good 25 centimeters on the diagonal. The tablet also has a built-in LTE module. The discounter sells the device as a package with an Aldi Talk starter set, including ten euros starting credit.
The internal memory offers 32 gigabytes for apps, videos, photos and music. With a microSD card you can add up to 128 GB of storage space. This also works with the other device. There is also a slot for a Medion keyboard on the E10711. This is missing from the E10530.
Differences in equipment
With the Medion E10530, the user looks at a 25.7 centimeter (10.1 inch) display. However, the manufacturer emphasizes the camera combination on the front and back. The sister model only has a selfie lens.
Other differences concern the connections, for example. The E10530 has a microHDMI connection for a television or monitor. It also offers 3 gigabytes of RAM (3 GB RAM). The entry-level model E10711 only has 2 GB of RAM, but offers a slightly faster processor.
Overall, both tablets are inexpensive entry-level models with minor differences. The E10711 is more suitable as a device for entertainment on long trips, while the E10530 can serve as a versatile multimedia device especially at home. On the go, the user is dependent on a WLAN network or has to download the desired content before leaving.
In terms of price, the difference is not great: the E10711 costs 199 euros. The E10530 sells for 189 euros. Both tablets can be ordered online from September 7th. Delivery by the “Aldi delivers” service is free of charge.