Do my Snapchats really disappear?

We’ve talked about Snapchat on JustAskGemalto before. It’s a mobile messenger service which makes your photos and text messages disappear forever after a few seconds. You can also do other cool things like read the news in short clips, take photos with Augmented Reality filters and build your own “story” each day. Click here to … Continued

What is Mastodon?

You might have heard about Mastodon, an increasingly popular, open-source social network fast establishing itself as a rival to Twitter. There are lots of similarities with Twitter. You can set up a profile, make updates to your timeline, post short messages which have a character limit (although greater than Twitter’s – 500 characters) and follow … Continued

Facebook rocket icon: what is it and what is it for?

A select number of Facebook user has recent seen a rocket icon pop up in their apps. It looks like this: Facebook is always rolling out new features, and it’s a new idea that the company hopes will lead to a more engaging experience for their users. Here is their official statement on the icon: … Continued

What are Instagram albums?

Instagram burst onto the mobile app scene in 2010 as a free photo-sharing and editing app. It rapidly gained popularity, securing 100 million active users by 2012; and was then bought by Facebook for $1 billion. In February 2017, Instagram announced that it was launching a new feature, allowing users to share multiple photos and … Continued

What are chatbots and how do they work?

We’re all now well used to using our mobile phones for almost every aspect of everyday life – booking holidays, transferring money, checking train times and our meeting schedule at work. In an effort to make life even easier, we’re now starting to see companies develop chatbots to help us find this information and complete … Continued

Should I post pictures of my kids on social media?

Social media now plays a firm part in almost all of our everyday lives. Facebook alone is accessed by over 1 billion people a day, with 350 million photos being uploaded every 24 hours and 100 million hours of videos watched. That’s a lot of personal content being shared and viewed. And that’s before we … Continued

Social media trends 2017: everything you need to know

Since its beginnings in the early 2000s, social media has grown to become one of the most powerful and effective ways for humans to communicate. It is estimated that people spend 30 per cent of their time online on social media and that teens could be spending up to nine hours a day using media. … Continued

How do I know if I’ve been blocked on messenger?

On JAG we’ve already talked about how you can tell if your message has been read, but how do you know if you’ve been blocked? Yes, it does happen. Almost all the popular messenger services – iMessage, WhatsApp, Facebook – come with the option to block someone. If you’re not sure your messages are being … Continued

How do I know the news I read online is real?

Since the US election, there’s been a debate over the role of fake news in influencing how people decided how to vote. Fake news – which can spread particularly quickly through social media sites like Facebook, prompting this response from Mark Zuckerberg – arises online for several reasons. Sometimes, these articles are deliberate attempts to … Continued

What is Google Maps’ Popular Times feature?

Most people have heard of Google Maps, that life-saving app on your mobile phone, laptop or tablet, which can help you navigate through a new place. But have you heard of a relatively new feature on the app, Popular Times? We’ve all been there – you want to go to a new restaurant your best … Continued