Covering everything from the latest social media news and digital trends to tech reviews, The Digital Bakery team works hard each week to bring our readers a range of fresh, exciting and engaging content. So, whether they’ve been getting the most love on social, caught our eye in the email, or are #trending online, we’ve rounded up the top stories from the past week, in case you missed any…
1) Five Things To Do Before Giving An Old iPhone Or iPad To Your Kid
Like it or not, children love iPhones and iPads. They love to look at them, they love to tap and swipe the screen, they love playing games and, most of all, they love watching videos on them.
Giving your little ones a hand-me-down iOS device is an easy way to satisfy their desire for a screen of their own. That said, you shouldn’t hand over your old iPhone or iPad without doing some kid-proofing first. Read on for five ways to prep an ageing iPhone or iPad for your youngster, from wiping your data and setting up a child’s iCloud account to blocking web access and keeping her from racking up in-app charges on your credit card.
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2) Google Launches Its AI-Powered Jobs Search Engine
Looking for a new job is getting easier. Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others. Google will also include job listings its finds on a company’s homepage.
The idea here is to give job seekers an easy way to see which jobs are available without having to go to multiple sites only to find duplicate postings and lots of irrelevant jobs.
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3) Pokémon Go Is Getting Cooperative Play And A New Gym System. Here’s How They Work
Just about a year ago, Pokémon Go came out of nowhere and took over the world. If you lived in any sort of big city, you probably couldn’t go a block without seeing a Go player sprint by, staring at their phone all the while. The hype inevitably died down, of course. Some people caught everything there was to catch; others stopped as the summer nights turned chilly; others simply got bored and moved on. The game still has a sizable player base — about 65M people, as of April of this year — but for the most part, gone are the overwhelming crowds of people running through the street because someone spotted a Snorlax.
The game’s second summer is just around the corner — and with that in mind, it’s about to get one of its biggest updates yet.
Read The Full Story Here #App #PokemonGo #Update #Gym
4) Spotify ‘Sponsored Songs’ Lets Labels Pay For Plays
A mysterious “Sponsored Content” opt-out setting recently appeared in Spotify, and now the streaming giant has confirmed to TechCrunch what it’s about. Spotify is now testing a new “Sponsored Song” ad unit that a company spokesperson tells us is “a product test for labels to promote singles on the free tier.”
Instead of appearing as obvious ad banners like Spotify’s existing ads, labels can pay to have Sponsored Songs appear on playlists you follow or potentially elsewhere on the service. These can be targeted to appear to users with matching listening tastes so they fit alongside their other music. And these Sponsored Songs will be instantly playable and saveable instead of requiring an initial ad click first.
Sponsored Songs could slip right into Spotify without interrupting the listening experience. When targeted well, users might not even notice a song is sponsored. But the labels hope they’ll get the tune stuck in their head, saving it to their Spotify library, sharing it with friends, returning to listen to more of the artist’s music, and eventually earning money directly for the musician and label by buying concert tickets or merchandise.
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5) Cork Lego Camps To Keep Enquiring Minds Busy For The Summer
A new series of Learn It Lego summer camps has been announced for July and August 2017 at locations throughout Cork city and county. Lifetime Lab will be offering camps for Junior Engineers (6-8 yrs) looking at structures, vehicles, sky scapers, wildmills, cogs and gears, catapults & castles with a focus on teamwork, sharing, and communication.
The Junior Robotics (7-9) camp will see kids build up skills such as programming, building, using motors and sequencing.
The Senior Engineers (9-12) camp will feature activities using gear ratios, levers and pullys, pnematics, motorised vehicles, robot wars.
The EV3 Senior Robotics (11+) camp will have advanced lego robotics, coding and progamming.
Read The Full Story Here #SummerCamp #Lego #Cork #LifetimeLabs
6) Viral of the week: Game Of Thrones Release Action Packed Season 7 Trailer
This is intense stuff. We don’t want to spoil anything for you so all we’ll say is WATCH IT!
Game Of Thrones Season 7 will return on the 16th of July. Can’t wait!
#ViralVideo #GameOfThrones #TV #HBO
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