New York, April 18, 2017: Twitter quietly released support for third-party two-factor authentication applications enabling the Twitterati to now use these apps to protect their accounts, a media report said.
A Twitter developer said that this feature had been live since “late last year or early this year”, tech website Android Police reported on Monday.
This feature allows Twitter users to use third-party apps, such as Google Authenticator or LastPass Authenticator, to protect their accounts.
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To turn this feature on, users can go to the Settings menu on Twitter’s website, then go to Account, and look for “Login verification” under the Security menu.
Twitter already has its own two-factor authentication feature, and new users will need to activate this system before being allowed to set up a third-party authenticator app.
Once Twitter’s system is activated, users can click the button reading “Setup a code generator app” to activate the third-party app of their choice.
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In January this year, computer scientists have found massive collections of fake accounts on the micro-blogging site and suggested that one person or a group is managing these accounts.
According to a BBC report, the largest network that was found have tied together more than 350,000 accounts and further work suggested that others might be even bigger.
The networks were uncovered accidentally when some researchers were probing Twitter to see how people use it.
Some of the accounts were used to fake follower numbers, send spam and boost interest in trending topics.
As of the third quarter of 2016, the micro-blogging service averaged at 317 million monthly active users. (IANS)
Millennials are leading their lives in the “tech age”, where they have their own set of generation problems. Inflation has been a common problem of all the generations, but Millennials altogether have a different approach to life. The young adults of today are much more carefree. Their expenses are not just limited to home, family and food. From going on regular vacations to spending money in hip restaurants, they want it all. Keeping all these factors in mind, it becomes necessary to set meager budgets for all the planned luxuries and at the same time increase your savings as well. This may sound difficult, but the digital era has made it easier. Below are five finance apps which would manage your expenses!
Keeping a strong will is tough if you always find money in your wallet. This is a world-wide problem. The solution for it is to decide your budget for various expenses and keep them inside envelopes. An excellent savings app, Mvelopes, has expertly executed this idea with the help of technology. This way, if anyone savings envelope gets vacant, you can either wait for it to refill or take money from other cash envelopes. These envelopes will get connected to maximum four bank accounts.
2. ‘Balance’ Your Way
An app called Balance is at the rescue of millennials. It helps to manage money effectively so that one can save a good amount. It has recommendations on habits of expenditures in the form of ‘recipes’. The app streamlines the documentation processes in investments; thus, making an individual aware of the risks linked to it.
3. Keep a track on money spent
Sometimes, we may just get reckless and spend our cash without keeping in mind the expenses. To control this behavior is of utmost importance. An app called Money View would help you maintain a record of all the payments you made. It also tracks the dates of your bill and never lets you miss a payment deadline.
Setting a good budget will better your spending habits. And, the Google Budget app helps you to understand better spending habits. It is quite like Mvelopes, except that it also facilitates sharing these budgets with close relatives. This app taps all types of payments, users are making from the connected account.
5. Tracking Your Overall Financial Position
Since Millennials grew up in the generation when technology witnessed a boom, they are expected to handle their bank accounts digitally without much panic or mulling.Mint app keeps track of your expenses, cash and income inflows. This leads to constant reminders in your mind about how much money you should or should not spend. An integrated amount of your savings also helps you in making better and bigger future decisions.
New Delhi, October 4, 2017: In the digital era,one can pick and choose from a variety of mobile apps to connect and bond over with friends and family, and enjoy the festive season.
Mobile apps are a great way to not only engage users, but their easy-to-use interface makes it easier for individuals to organize and manage all work. This demand further rises multifold during festivals when a lot has to be done in very little time.
Is the upcoming festive season giving your jitters? Are you worried about organizing the best party? We have you covered!
The following five mobile apps perfectly fit the bill for mobile apps for festivals and help you organize the most memorable festivities!
1. View and Revise Mythology
Various especially designed mobile apps for festivals are offering advanced viewing of animated mythological epics that will not only keep you engaged but also help you revise and brush up your information and knowledge.
Apps like HOTSTAR are offering Ramayana movie for its viewers. Kids can watch animated stories around Ramayana and Panchatantra, among other texts and learn moral lessons on virtues that will help them throughout life.
2. Learn More About Diwali and Upcoming Festivals
A vast number of people celebrate all major festivals; however they do not know the deeper meanings and significance behind these festivities. Are you wishing to learn more about the upcoming festivals, too?
There are some mobile apps for festivals like YuppTV that offer elaborate catalogs on festivals like Diwali, centered around information on the significance and practices of the festivals and also interesting stories and legends. Individuals can avail these apps to learn more about these festivals on the go!
3. Do Not Compromise on Security
Single girl in the city, or not visiting your family for the upcoming festival season? That shouldn’t stop you from going out and celebrating with fervor.
However, festivals might mean travelling across the city and staying out till late. Your security must not be compromised.
For these security reasons, download apps like SOS, which send an alert to family members in case of an emergency.
4. Get All Odd Jobs Done
Looking for an electrician to put up Diwali lights? Or do you need a beautician to deck you up for your glamorous best? Or did the air conditioner stop functioning at the last moment right before your guests arrive?
For all your last moment and also all pre-planned tasks, you can avail services of apps like UrbanClap, LocalOye, HelpForSure etc for all your nitty-gritty and major developments.
5. Order Food For Everybody
Did more people turn up for your Diwali cards party than expected? Or did uninvited guests drop by? Or are you too tired to cook after all the festive cleaning?
While welcoming people home is not troublesome, problem lies in cooking for a large number of people, especially during times of festivals.
To take care of those moments, you can make use of food delivery apps like Food Panda, or Zomato Online. These apps come with a wide variety of menus, and delivery and packaging choices. Get it delivered during the early hours of the day, or during late night hours.
Today, it will not be wrong to say that there exists a mobile app for almost everything. However, our list will sort all your confusions regarding mobile apps for festivals and their preparations. Have a great festive season ahead!
Bihar, September 20, 2017 : A mobile phone app is the latest tool for campaigners seeking to end child marriage in India’s Bihar state, where nearly two-thirds of girls in some of its rural areas are married before the legal age of 18.
The app, Bandhan Tod, was developed by Gender Alliance — a collective of more than 270 charities in Bihar focused on gender rights — and launched this week by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. It is backed by the U.N. Population Fund.
India ranks among countries with the highest rates of child marriage in the world, accounting for a third of the global total of more than 700 million women, according to UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency.
Bandhan Tod — meaning “break the binds” — includes classes on child marriage and dowries and their ill effects. It also has an SOS button that notifies the team when activated.
“The app is a big part of our efforts to end child marriage in the state,” said Prashanti Tiwary, head of Gender Alliance.
“Education is good, but when a young girl wants help because she is being forced to marry before the legal age, the app can be her way out,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Despite a law banning girls from marrying before they turn 18, the practice is deeply rooted in tradition and widely accepted in Indian society. It is rarely reported as a crime and officials are often reluctant to prosecute offenders.
While boys also marry before the legal age of 21, girls are disproportionately affected.
Risks of abuse, death rise
Early marriage makes it more likely that girls will drop out of school, and campaigners say it also increases risks of sexual violence, domestic abuse and death in childbirth.
Legal efforts have failed to break the stranglehold of tradition and culture that continues to support child marriage, charity ActionAid India said in a report this year.
When the SOS on Bandhan Tod is activated, the nearest small NGO will attempt to resolve the issue. If the family resists, then the police will be notified, said Tiwary.
A similar app in West Bengal state to report child marriage and trafficking of women and children has helped prevent several such instances, according to Child in Need Institute, which launched the app in 2015.
Other efforts include a cash incentive, where the state transfers a sum of money to the girl’s bank account if she remains in school and unwed at age 18.
Suppliers of wedding tents in Rajasthan state have stopped dozens of child marriages by alerting officials.
“It will take a change in mindset and behavior to end child marriage,” said Tiwary, who is lobbying the government to raise the marriage age for women to 21, so they have the same opportunities as men.
“But technology provides a practical and accessible way to help prevent it on the ground,” she said. (VOA)