Telegram may be among the most popular messaging services in the world, yet there are still many who don’t know what it’s all about. The app is often name-dropped in discussions regarding online privacy and security, but aren’t all messaging apps secure? Don’t apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger also have the fabled “end-to-end” encryption? What makes Telegram so special? In this article, we’ll explain what Telegram does, what its main features are, and why you might consider using it. What is Telegram? Telegram is a multi-platform messaging service founded by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov. It rolled out for Android in Alpha on October 20, 2013, and now has an estimated 200 million monthly users. Telegram’s user base tends to increase whenever a privacy scandal hits one of its larger competitors. Telegram Messenger: Just another messaging app? Telegram’s core functionality is the same as most other messaging … [Read more...] about What is Telegram and why should I use it?
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By Hamza Junaid Published: April 3, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The same old formula of bringing a representative of every political party into one screen space for a dog fight is put in place. ILLUSTRATION: IMAAN SHEIKH As the sun sets in the evening, news anchors start to gather their crops for the circus to begin. Different channels, different names, different logos but the same concept: four boxes occupying the corners of the screen with unprofessional individuals locked inside them, alongside an anchor who holds the whip to control their interactions. This is the prime time to learn about the ethics, morals and values (or lack thereof) Pakistani society portrays each day during the peak hours of screen time. Broadcast media loves to be the moral police of society in Pakistan, but what it does during peak hours every night for a few extra dimes is nothing short of disgusting. The same old formula of bringing a representative of every political party into one … [Read more...] about Why did our political talk shows turn into a nightly circus?
Picture the keypad of a telephone and calculator side by side. Can you see the subtle difference between the two without resorting to your smartphone? Don’t worry if you can’t recall the design. Most of us are so used to accepting the common interfaces that we tend to overlook the calculator’s inverted key sequence. A calculator has the 7–8–9 buttons at the top whereas a phone uses the 1–2–3 format. Subtle, but puzzling since they serve the same functional goal — input numbers. There’s no logical reason for the inversion if a user operates the interface in the same way. Common sense suggests the reason should be technological constraints. Maybe it’s due to a patent battle between the inventors. Some people theorize it’s ergonomics. With no clear explanation, I knew history and the evolution of these devices would provide the answer. Which device was invented first? Which keypad influenced the other? Most importantly, who … [Read more...] about Here’s why telephones and calculators use different numeric keypads
caption Some interview questions might actually be designed to confuse you. source Dmitry Smirnov/Strelka Institute/Flickr Sometimes, interview questions can be tricky or confusing. Interviewers ask them to learn more about you – including information you may have been trying to conceal. Here’s how to get around them. Savvy hiring managers can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions. But while they may seem simple, some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they’re trick questions. “To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions,” said Tina Nicolai, executive career coach and founder of Resume Writers’ Ink. But they’re not just about exposing your flaws, said Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of “Tame Your … [Read more...] about 21 job interview questions that are designed to trick you
In recent months, some reporters who cover the Trump White House have received phone calls from the last person they would expect: Hillary Clinton. The 2016 Democratic nominee has been rethinking her relationship with the press, among the many things she has been turning over—and over—in her head, acknowledging that her grouchy relationship with journalists was a problem. Now, she’s curious about the reporters covering Trump and has been putting out the occasional feeler.Story Continued Below After President Donald Trump chastised ABC News’ Cecilia Vega at a news conference in the Rose Garden on Oct. 2—“I know you’re not thinking, you never do,” he snapped at her—Clinton dialed up Vega and left a voicemail. The under-the-radar overtures have come as Clinton has been re-inserting herself into the Trump story in other, more public ways. She has systematically outlined her theory of the case against what she calls Trump’s … [Read more...] about How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hillary?