Showing posts from November, 2019

An app wants to revive the click wheel of your old iPod.

An application developer for the iOS operating system is currently working on creating an app that would change your smartphone's display to look like a classic iPod, with its iconic click wheel, depending on how reports The Verge website.

Elvin Hu, a design student at Cooper Union College in New York, had the idea of ​​the application when he wrote a text on the evolution of the iPod for school.

I am a fan of Apple products since I was little. Even before my family could afford one, I drew the user interface of the iPhone on Ferrero Rocher boxes.

Apple products have greatly influenced my decision to choose the design as a career.

The wheel - completely digital this time - will have the same characteristics as that found on the classic iPod, with tactile feedback and original click sounds.

The click wheel first appeared with the very first iPod in 2001 and has been incorporated into several subsequent models, such as iPod Mini, Shuffle, and Nano.

The app also includes Apple's…

WhatsApp would be working on messages that self-destruct in the purest Snapchat style.

WhatsApp is still one of the most popular messaging applications worldwide, so the company does not cease its efforts to incorporate news.

After the arrival of the new emoji and its new Facebook logo; The app would now be working on a feature in the purest Snapchat style: messages that self-destruct.

The specialized media WABetaInfo has unveiled a new function that is hidden in the latest beta for Android, version 2.19.348, and it is that the popular instant messaging application would be testing the self-destructing messages.

That is a function for 'Delete messages,' of which they have shared a series of screenshots.

At the moment, this function is under development, and it may not reach the final version of the messaging application shortly.

The same source has revealed that this new WhatsApp feature can be found in 'Contact Information' or in the 'Group Settings' of a chat.

Also, it should be noted that only the administrators of the groups will have access…

Will 5G replace fiber optics in homes? Some telecommunications companies think so.

5G  is the next big technology that will dominate the world. Next-generation telephone networks will not only offer fantastic download speeds (300 megabytes per second at first that could reach up to 1 GB), but they will also not give any latency problem. Will this mean the end of fiber optics in homes? Companies like American Common Networks believe so.

 It is very likely that in your home, you have gone from having a standard ADSL line to have a fiber optic line to connect to the Internet. And surely, this change seemed beastly. Well, you may soon have to change support again to gain more speed. But you will not have to install anything or a technician will have to put complicated cables in your building: the Internet will come to you through the air thanks to 5G.

That is the commitment of companies like Common Networks, which is placing 5G antennas in several locations in California so that neighbors can connect to the Internet in their homes through this new telephone protocol.


Nike withdraws its products and ends the pilot program with Amazon.

The athletic brand will stop selling its shoes and clothing directly on the Amazon website, ending a pilot program that began in 2017.

The break occurs amid a massive revision of Nike's retail strategy. He also continues to hire former EBay Inc. executive director John Donahoe as his next executive director, a move that says the company will focus even more aggressively on e-commerce sales, apparently without Amazon's help.

"As part of Nike's focus on raising the consumer experience through more direct and personal relationships, we have decided to end our current pilot with Amazon Retail," the company said in a statement. "We will continue to invest in strong and distinctive partnerships for Nike with other retailers and platforms to serve our consumers globally."

Some big brands reject the Amazon platform, where fakes and unauthorized sellers flourish that lower prices, a mixture that decreases the value of the requested brands. The collapse of the N…

WordPress launches subscriptions, which allow publishers to receive money from readers.

WordPress, one of the leading content management systems and hosting blogs and web pages on the Internet, has introduced a new tool: subscriptions.

This function allows users not only to subscribe to the blog to receive notifications when they publish a new post but also to be able to finance their project through donations.

The feature is available for those who have a paid WordPress version. In addition to those users who use the Jetpack tools of the platform.

Mark Armstrong, founder of the Longreads article recommendation platform and editor of Automattic, WordPress parent company, has ensured that for a small publisher or small business, subscriptions and memberships are an essential and critical element in monetizing Your website.

However, there are some apparent drawbacks in this new subscription option that WordPress has introduced. This function is similar to some of those already available on the platform, such as WordPress from PayPal.

However, the company believes that the…

Google will enter the world of bank accounts with Citi.

The new product will be introduced to the market in 2020, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Google has partnered with Citigroup and a local credit union in California to offer checking accounts to customers, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

The product will be introduced to the market in 2020. Citigroup will manage most of the financial and compliance requirements, said the person, who asked that his identity not be disclosed because the project has not been publicly announced. Customers can access their accounts through the company's Google Pay application, the person added.

The measure is the most recent among the Silicon Valley technology companies that are trying to gain a foothold in the territory of financial companies to expand control over clients and accumulate data regarding their finances.

The nightmare for the financial industry is for technology giants to replicate the success of Alipay and WeChat in China, where money flows through dig…

How much is the dollar in Mexico?

The peso with the most significant loss in months.

The currency of the United States is located at $19.48 interbank - that is, for large amounts -, while in windows of banks and exchange houses have a range between $ 19.76 and $19.84, according to reports from institutions such as Citibanamex and BBVA Bancomer Figures that could change during the day.

Here you can check the price variations in different Mexican financial institutions: Price of the dollar in Mexico.

The Mexican currency resents the scenarios complicated by the uncertainty of the trade war between the United States and China as negotiations have lengthened.

The dollar wins against the euro and the pound sterling but loses against the yen.

The five businesses that seek to foster the digital economy in Guatemala.

Digital enterprises highlighted during the Guatemala Innovation Forum 2019 who are committed to promoting the country's digital economy with solutions that lead to the transformation of companies.

The National Competitiveness Program of Guatemala (Pronacom) carried out the third edition of the Guatemala Innovation Forum GIF 2019, with the participation of eight international speakers, ten workshops, and ten solutions focused on the development of the Digital Economy in the country.

Among the ten solutions that formed the Innovation Lab are described below five companies that seek to support both Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and large companies in achieving the digital transformation they need to grow their businesses.

AI Solutions: Marjorie del Cid, development manager, and co-founder, explained that they implement Artificial Intelligence in specific business processes such as online payments. Inventories, CRM, and CRP, join the customer service so that they can provide be…

Prepare for taxes: plan today to file your 2019 tax return.

The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers to take steps now to avoid surprises when they file next year and ensure smooth processing of their 2019 tax return.

It is the first in a series of reminders to help taxpayers prepare for the next tax-filing season. For this, the IRS recently updated a particular page on its website that describes the steps that taxpayers can now take to prepare for the 2020 tax filing season.

Adjust retention; make estimated tax payments or additional tax payments.

The IRS encourages everyone to use the Tax Withholding Estimator to perform a quick review of your paycheck or a review of your pension income. It is even more critical for those who received a lower-than-expected refund or who owed taxes not anticipated last year.

It is also a good idea for those who had a significant life event, such as getting married, divorcing, having or adopting a child, buying a house, or starting university studies.

Taxpayers who receive a substantial amount of non-sala…

Toyota launches the sedan Camry and Avalon 2020 models.

Just now that winter is beginning, Toyota launches its Toyota Camry and Toyota Avalon models with all-wheel drive (AWD)  to help drivers get a better grip on the road.

It would be the first Avalon with an AWD system in the brand's history and the first Camry AWD with the same network since 1991.

Toyota developed this new AWD Dynamic Torque Control system. It will be available as an option on Camry LE, XLE, SE, and XSE models and in Avalon XLE and Limited grades.

The demand for SUVs with the AWD system is increasingly high since sedan options with the all-wheel-drive system are relatively few.

Now, thanks to Toyota, there are two more options in the Toyota car catalog.

These two AWD models are assembled in Kentucky and sold only for the market in the United States.

The two models with the new AWD system feature a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 203 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque, and combined gas mileage of 34 miles per gallon.

From 1988 to 1991, Toyota already …

In addition to having all your services online, Google also wants to be your bank.

Google is looking to expand its horizons with a new project to fully enter the financial industry.

Alphabet Inc's Google will offer personal checking accounts starting sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc, and a small financial institution at Stanford University, a source with knowledge of the internet search giant's plans said Wednesday.

The details of the project, called Cache, were initially reported by the Wall Street Journal and are known after initiatives by tech giants such as Apple Inc and Facebook Inc for entering the financial industry this year.

Facebook's plan to launch the digital currency "Libra" has faced the skepticism of regulators, who are concerned about issues such as money laundering, transaction security, and user data.

There are also significant concerns about how large technology companies will use their enormous influence in other areas of business and economic infrastructure.

Our focus will be to partner strictly with ba…

Prevent your data from being stolen online.

More than half of consumers do not know how to prevent cybercrimes and do not take necessary security measures, according to the study "Cybercrime and its relationship with the consumer" by cxLoyalty.

Here we share some recommendations to take care of your data and information when shopping online during El Buen Fin.

Validate your device: before connecting to the network, be sure that your smartphone, tablet, or laptop is safe.

Update the device and browser, making sure you have the latest security patches.

Install an official security tool on your device and keep it updated.

Secure connections: Do not use open or "free" wireless networks to make online banking or payment transactions, as they may be capturing your browsing history.

Buy in official stores: do not accept offers or follow links that come to you by email or in internet browsing, a large number of these emails and links contain threats such as phishing in search of stealing information.

Identify the w…

Ignorance: the worst enemy to comply with digital payment regulations.

European payment regulations, whose objective is to reduce fraud in online transactions, causes social alarm among SMEs who are unaware that they are not responsible for changing their payment systems.

The entry into force of the Data Protection Law a little over a year ago was a challenge for the companies they had to face, being forced to update themselves to comply with it. It is not the only challenge they have encountered.

Digitization is another test they have to overcome. In particular, SMEs need a boost, as many lack a roadmap, economic resources, or effective leadership to undertake this change. The transition to a digital company is a long road in many cases. However, on the path to achieve this goal, another fact arises related to it that many insist on qualifying it as a new "challenge."

Do you have an online business based on electronic commerce? If the answer is yes, do you know the new payment regulations that took effect on September 14? The maximum that pur…