Monthly archives: August, 2017

‘Alternative cancer therapies’ may increase your risk of death

“Cancer patients who use alternative medicine more than twice as likely to die,” is the stark message from The Independent. Researchers found that people who chose alternative medicine instead of conventional cancer treatments were much less likely to survive for at least five years. Conventional treatments included surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or hormone treatments. The research only applies to …

‘Fat but fit’ people may still be at risk of heart disease

“Concept of being ‘fit but fat’ is a myth, researchers say,” ITV News reports after a Europe-wide study looked at associations between body weight, metabolic health and heart disease. The term “fat but fit” is used to describe people who are overweight or obese but don’t have any of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. This is …

Get ready to welcome Alexa on your Android devices

Amazon, earlier in the year, had said that it would be introducing a virtual assistant known as Alexa on its mobile application. Alexa would be accessible with the main shopping application of Amazon and would help users by making their shopping experience easier. The voice assistant feature was launched on iPhones all the way back …

Facebook to discontinue its Groups App from September 1

Facebook is all set to discontinue its Groups application starting from the 1st of September. This application was meant for those people who were heavy users of the Groups feature that Facebook provided. However, the feature was not too popular with users and hence it isn’t a big surprise to anyone that the app is going …

Why is the iPhone 8 rumoured to be so expensive?

The soon to release iPhone 8 has generated a lot of speculation about what its features and latest technologies are going to be like. New rumours are coming out every single week about the greatly anticipated smart phone. The latest talks about the design say that the iPhone 8 will have a display of 5.8 …

Instagram has introduced threaded comments

Instagram, the photo sharing giant, has come out with an update to its application that is being applauded by all the users. The company has finally introduced threaded comments to its platform which allows users to keep tracks of conversations that are taking place. Before this update was introduced to Instagram, keeping track of comments …

Facebook has brought interesting updates to its camera

When Facebook introduced Facebook stories on its application last year, it was met with a very lukewarm reception. People did not take up to it like that had with Snapchat and Instagram stories. Facebook has wanted to remedy this and make its stories a popular feature and in order to do, it has brought about …