Monthly Archives: August 2016


Not ads on WhatsApp, but sharing data to Facebook – How to opt out.

By |2017-02-08T01:18:17+01:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps, Social Media|Tags: , , |

It was announced today from WhatsApp, that Whatsapp will be sharing your personal information with Facebook including your phone number to allow businesses to communicate with users. There are lots of headlines floating around saying that we are going to get ads on Whatsapp. This does not appear to be the case. In today's Whatsapp blog, they stated that they haven't made any changes to their privacy policy in four years.  But now they want to "test ways for people to communicate with businesses" Does this mean adverts - that doesn't sound like it, not on WhatsApp anyway. They say there will be no spam and no banner ads but stuff that we get via text message all the time, like about deliveries being late or flight being delays. So no WhatsApp ads We still do not allow third-party banner ads on WhatsApp. In the future, we will explore ways for you and businesses to communicate with each other using WhatsApp, such as through order, transaction, and appointment information, delivery and shipping notifications, product and service updates, and marketing. For example, you may [...]

Whats going on – No Mans Sky

By |2017-02-08T01:18:17+01:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: Games|

Whats going on - No Mans Sky was launched on PS4 on Monday 8th August and will be available on PC by Friday the 12th of August. No Mans Sky was developed by Hello Games a small team of around 15 people who have been working on the game for 4 years. The game has been out for 2 days on PS4  at the time of writing, and as you would expect already there are shouts of joy, desperation, and disappointment, for various reasons. It's actually refreshing to see tweets about a different game other than PokemonGo, whatever they say. Who are Hello Games Hello Games are based in Guildford UK (close to me!)  founded in 2008 by four friends, Sean Murray, (founder) Ryan Doyle, David Ream and Grant Duncan.  They had previously worked together for other businesses and wanted to bring the vibrancy and fun back to games themselves. No Mans Sky is not their first game they also created Joe Danger but No Mans Sky is set to be one of the biggest games this year.  It does help [...]

Drawing Mandala, Zentangle or Doodles

By |2017-02-08T01:18:17+01:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: Mandala, Pen drawings|Tags: , |

I recently started learning how to draw  Zentangles, I was just playing around with doodle art and realised that there could be something more I could do, then I saw  Zentangles and Mandalas, which are great fun.  It's like learning how to draw all over  again with pen, its been so long. So I've been trying to learn the different between Doodles Zentangles and Mandala art. What are Zentangles Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a very specific Method from an ensemble of simple, structured patterns called tangles on a 3.5-inch (89 mm) square paper tile. Zentangles are not only exquisitely beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create. Via TanglePatterns   See their website for more information What is Mandala Art A mandala) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Indian religions, representing the universe. In common use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe. Via Wikipedia - see page for more info What is Doodle Art Mandala drawings and Zentagles are drawings that need a lot [...]

How to turn off Facebook live notifications

By |2017-02-08T01:18:17+01:00August 8th, 2016|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |

Now that Facebook's live streaming feature is available to everyone, some people aren't very happy about getting so many notifications.  Well, I have good news for you - you can simply turn off Facebook live notifications. But first... How to livestream on Facebook Or maybe you didn't even realise that you can livestream using Facebook's app.  You cannot do it from the desktop yet unless you download OBS and make a few changes to your set up but you can stream directly from your phone. Tap your status and you will see a list of options there, one is Live Video.  Remember you can change the settings the same as on your normal status updates to public or friends only etc.   As I said before I noticed on Twitter that people are getting rather frustrated and fed up with being told that some is "live now" on Facebook. Turn Off Facebook Live Notifications Go to your homepage on Facebook - Over on the far right, you see the down arrow.  It looks like an upside down triangle.  Click that and it [...]

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