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Audio UPDATEs

You will not be able to live without this unknown Adobe application

Everything related to the world of software focused on the multimedia sector does not stop growing. The reason for all this is given both by the programs that we have at our disposal, as well as the hardware equipment available at the moment. Good proof of all this is found in the software giant Adobe, which offers us all kinds of solutions, most of them focused on this type of work.

we will have features related to multitrack work, wave treatment or spectral visualization

Here we refer to a signature especially known by certain programs used throughout the world such as Photoshop, Acrobat Reader, Dreamwaver or Illustrator. However, it must be borne in mind that this is a company that has many more titles available to us depending on our needs. Many of you will know that the ones mentioned above help us to edit photos, videos, or design websites.

At the same time, it must be taken into account that Adobe offers us solutions for other areas of the multimedia sector that are somewhat more unknown. The program that we will talk about below serves as a clear example of all this and that will surely surprise more than one of you. And it is that as it happens with everything related to the image or the videos, the edition of audio files is also the order of the day. We use these sound files independently as part of larger projects.

Be that as it may, on many occasions we are going to sit in the one that offers us everything we need. Perhaps many of you do not know it, but Adobe also offers us a solution of this type focused on working with sound files.

Quickly edit audio files with Adobe Audition

To give you a more exact idea of ??everything we are discussing, in these lines we are going to mention a software that you will love called Adobe Audition . The first thing we should know about this software solution is that it is suitable for both new users in these areas and those seeking professional results. In this way, it puts at our disposal all kinds of functions and ways of working to achieve what we are looking for from our original music files.

Likewise, we will have features related to multitrack work, wave treatment or spectral visualization . Thanks to all the comments we will have the possibility to create our own compositions , mix them, edit them or convert them to suit our needs. It is also interesting to know that the projects that we carry out here can also be integrated into others related to the world of video.

Likewise, and how could it be otherwise, here we are going to find audio file cleaning functions , tools for creating podcasts and a multitude of digital effects . As with other programs of the firm, the results that we will obtain will be directly related to how much we want to deepen the application. This means that to obtain professional results we will have to delve into everything that Adobe Audition offers us .

In the event that we work regularly with other software solutions from the same company, this can be complemented with some of them. Serve as a clear example of all this that we can carry out projects jointly and in sync between Adobe Audition and Premiere Pro .

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Smartphone UPDATEs

MediaTek Dimensity 8000 is coming: how it will be

During the presentation of the new flagship processor, MediaTek also hinted at a new chipset that is preparing to make its debut in the new year. This is Dimensity 8000 , which should be a lower-priced alternative to Dimensity 9000, powering some mid-range smartphones.

MediaTek has announced Dimensity 8000, the new mid-high-end processor that will debut in 2022,

Although the Chinese company has not revealed the details of this chip, some suggestions come to us from Leakster Digital Chat Station, which may have provided a fairly clear picture of its main features. However, it should be noted that, in the rumors of the past few weeks, the specifications that we will report were attributed to the Dimensity 7000 . We do not yet know if MediaTek has decided to abandon this name in favor of “8000” or, more simply, it is completely different chipsets. One thing is difficult to doubt: MediaTek in 2022 will have its say and will have no difficulty in competing with Qualcomm.

MediaTek Dimensity 8000: technical characteristics

The new chipset is expected to be made with the 5-nanometer TSMC process, which would allow it to be more powerful than the 6-nanometer Dimensity 1000 series processors . MediaTek may have made it to bring it to mid-range smartphones and still maintain respectable performance.

Dimensity 8000 could make use of the ARM V8 architecture and be an octa-core featuring four Cortex A78 cores (2.75 GHz) and four Cortex A55 cores (2.0 GHz). In support we should find the new graphics processing unit (GPU) Mali-G510 MC6, more efficient and twice as fast as the previous generation.

Additionally, if recent news is confirmed, there may also be support for fast charging up to 75W.

MediaTek Dimensity 8000: what it can do

If everything is confirmed, the MediaTek house chip should support Full HD + displays at 168 Hz and WQHD + displays at 120 Hz, characteristics perfectly in line with high-end smartphones. As for the memory, however, there will be compatibility with LPDDR5 RAM and ROM UFS 3.1.

The first to integrate Dimensity 8000 could be some Redmi and Realme models , but we will have to wait until 2022 to find out which ones. It is likely that due to the component crisis, MediaTek will be forced to delay the debut of this processor in favor of a Dimensity 9000 that promises fireworks.

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Accessories UPDATEs

Logitech G, new gaming products characterized by bright colors

Logitech G today presented the new Color Collection which includes several products dedicated to the world of gaming, among which the G733 Lightspeed wireless headset stands out . Featuring four vibrant colors, the G733 adapts to any style and helps make the gaming experience even more personal and unique. The G203 and G305 gaming mice and the G915 TKL gaming keyboard complete the collection.

Logitech G915 TKL wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

 

As gaming becomes a bigger part of pop culture, personal expression and style have become more and more fundamental in a player’s identity. With this in mind we decided to design a collection of high performance gaming products in a fun and colorful way.

Tiffany Beers , Logitech G’s head of audio engineering, added:

We decided to design a headset with all our best features that allows people to show their personality. The G733s and available accessories do just that. It is a reliable and high quality gaming headset that adapts to the environment and allows you to express yourself without leaving anything to chance.

The new G733 wireless headphones are available in a choice of white , blue , lilac and black . Weighing only 278g, they are equipped with new colored and reversible suspension arches equipped with soft double-layer memory foam ear cushions for maximum comfort. To accompany the G733, Logitech G unveiled a collection of color-coordinated headbands, as well as cute microphone pad covers compatible with all Logitech G headphones and microphones.

Logitech G915 TKL wireless mechanical gaming keyboard

In addition to the G733, gamers can indulge themselves in choosing between the black or white version of the Logitech G915 TKL wireless mechanical gaming keyboard and the black, white, blue and lilac versions of the Logitech G203 gaming mouse and gaming mouse. wireless G305.

The Logitech G733 Lightspeed wireless gaming headphones will be marketed at the recommended price of 149 € . The colored bands, available in five options, will retail for € 9.99 each; while the set of five microphone covers will be available for € 9.99. The G915 TKL Gaming Keyboard is on sale at the price of € 229.99, while the Logitech G305 is on sale at the price of € 59.99 and finally the G203 Lightspeed is on sale at the price of € 39.99 . All products will be available in September 2020.

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APPLE Rumours & News UPDATEs

Apple iPad Pro 2020 is confirmed to be a renowned A12Z with one or more GPU core

The recent rumors of the Apple iPad Pro 2020 caused a sensation but it was probably the Magic Keyboard with Trackpad that captured the scene. It is no coincidence that the commercials on the product are largely focused precisely on the use of computers.

The new iPad Pro stands out only from its back, where there is a double chamber with a square protrusion similar to that of the iPhone 11. Inside the changes there are, starting with the SoC A12Z Bionic, a new range of processors that Apple incorporates an 8-core graphics processor, which brings with it a more powerful Octa-core GPU compared to the A12X.

A12Z will not be an A13X but is preparing to set a new record for the entire sector

6GB of RAM

The first feature does not need clarification and is clearly very welcome to make the user experience more fluid, in multitasking as in more complex operations. Note that in the 1TB version of the iPad Pro 2018 the 6GB were already present, while all the other models had 4GB.

Ultra-wideband U1 chip

The ultra-wideband chip was first introduced with the iPhone 11, but at the moment its use in the field is very small and this is probably why Apple has not mentioned it. Its effects are rarely noticed, just with AirDrop an indication of the direction in which another device equipped with Apple U1 should appear. The problem is that the real use of this device, capable of relating to others like it in space, will be seen when there are many around. So, we will have to get used to seeing it appear passively in the product data sheets so that when the first concrete applications arrive these will already be operational with the devices that we have in our hands for years.

IPad Pro 2020 camera

The new Apple iPad Pro 2020, integrates a rear module consisting of two cameras: 10 mpx ultra wide angle and 12 mpx wide angle , with which we can record spectacular videos and photos. The set of two cameras of the iPad Pro allows us to take photos and record videos in 4K quality. The front camera of the iPad Pro does not offer us any notable news compared to the previous model, since it is also compatible with Face ID, Apple’s facial recognition system.

Augmented reality on iPad Pro 2020

In the same module where the cameras are located, there is also a sensor in LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) a sensor that allows determining the distance by measuring the time it takes for a light beam to reach an object and reflect it back to the sensor. This sensor works hand in hand with cameras, motion sensors and the operating system to measure depth, making the iPad Pro an ideal device for augmented reality.

Apple A13 present in the iPhone 11 basically maintains the same architecture but is lower in computing power than the "old" A12X

The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro with trackpad should also be compatible with the 2018 iPad Pro. The old Smart Keyboard Folio cannot be used on the new iPad Pro 2020, which requires the second generation. Instead, the 2nd generation Apple Pencil remains the same.

What else changes

Considering also these two additions, the iPad Pro 2020 differs from the previous model in the following characteristics:

  1. SoC A12Z (instead of the A12X)
  2. Base model capacity 128GB (instead of 64GB)
  3. 6GB of RAM for all models
  4. Ultra-wide 10MP camera (previously absent)
  5. LiDAR scanner for augmented reality
  6. Ultra-wideband U1 chip
  7. Wi-Fi 6

Prices of iPad Pro 2020

The starting prices of the Apple iPad Pro 2020 are the same as the previous generation, the only thing that changes is the storage space, which this time starts from 128 GB instead of 64 GB from the previous generation.

  • 11-inch iPad Pro WiFi 128 GB of storage: 879 euros.
  • 11-inch iPad Pro WiFi 256 GB of storage: 989 euros.
  • 11-inch iPad Pro WiFi 512 GB of storage: 1,209 euros.
  • 11-inch iPad Pro WiFi 1 TB storage: 1,429 euros.
  • iPad Pro 11-inch WiFi + LTE 128 GB of storage: 1,049 euros.
  • iPad Pro 11-inch WiFi + LTE 256 GB of storage: 1,159 euros.
  • iPad Pro 11-inch WiFi + LTE 512 GB of storage: 1,379 euros.
  • 11-inch iPad Pro WiFi + LTE 1TB of storage: 1,599 euros.

 

  1. iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi 128 GB of storage: 1,099 euros.
  2. iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi 256 GB of storage: 1,209 euros.
  3. 12.9-inch iPad Pro WiFi 512 GB of storage: 1,429 euros.
  4. 12.9-inch iPad Pro WiFi 1 TB of storage: 1,649 euros.
  5. iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi + LTE 128 GB of storage: 1,269 euros.
  6. iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi + LTE 256 GB of storage: 1,379 euros.
  7. iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi + LTE 512 GB of storage: 1,599 euros.
  8. iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi + LTE 1TB of storage: 1,819 euros.
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Internet UPDATEs

3 Google offerings to make quarantine easier

With the world currently experiencing one of the worst epidemics in human history, entire nations and populations have been forced into lockdown and isolation. With staying at home, the only option, the quarantine can be a real challenge for everyone.

Thankfully, Google and its list of services, like they do every day, are here to help you breeze through this tough period. We now look at three Google Services that you can use to make your quarantine more fun and productive:

Google offerings to make quarantine easier: productive quarantine & have fun

1. Google Home

Devised to be the perfect assistant to your daily living, Google Home is a range of smart entertainment speakers offered by the tech giant. Powered by the ever-reliable Google Voice Assistant, Google Home is your perfect companion in isolation. Equipped with the latest technology and machine learning capabilities, it provides you news, fetches the latest health updates, lets you search for information, and do a lot of other things with just your voice commands. Feeling low in the evening? Simply say “Okay Google” and ask it to play your favorite track. Need a timer during those home workouts? Use these smart speakers with your voice and they’ll give you a count. From searching for information to controlling your television, Google Home is the perfect assistant to make life under quarantine easier. Pair it with Chrome Cast and navigate your binge-watching sessions with your voice. Get the Google Home from Noon at USD 100, and grab a sweet deal with Noon coupons.

2. Google Stadia

With Stadia, Google has now entered the gaming industry. With a set of offerings that look to blow the Xboxes and PlayStations out of the water, the Stadia is unlike anything seen in the gaming industry. A complete cloud-cased service operated by Google, the Stadia lets you stream 4k video games at a whopping 60 frames per second from your device. With the gaming console based on the cloud, Stadia can be accessed from Google Chrome and your games played over the cloud on the high-performance Stadia cloud console. Games like GRID, Destiny, and Thumper are made available for gamers to play. Furthermore, to help people through these times, the Stadia has been made free for 2 months in 14 countries. Sign up and start playing! Get your consoles for Stadia from Ubuy at a bargain with Ubuy Coupon codes.

We now look at three Google Services that you can use to make your quarantine more fun and productive: Google Home Google Stadia & Google Earth

3. Google Earth

Among the most popular Google Offerings, Google Earth lets you explore the world from your device, taking you to some of the most popular places on the planet. Using satellite imagery and street photography to provide virtual views and tours of the world’s most famous places, Google Earth is the closest we will come, right now, to a vacation. With street view explore the lanes of the world’s major cities. Dive deep into coral reefs or simply see the earth as visible from space. Connect the VR apparatus and you are ready to take a virtual vacation. Keeping you entertained, Google Earth is here to save you from boredom.

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Android TV UPDATEs

Alfawise S95, now equipped with the new SoC Amlogic S905W for 4K

Surely you will know the manufacturer Alfawise, dedicated almost exclusively to Android TV systems and peripherals for PC. Today we are going to talk about the latest addition to its catalog of solutions TV Box, the Alfawise S95, which not only promises to provide all the performance of the new SoC Amlogic S905W for 4K resolution, but also has a price output of just over 25 euros, which makes it a very appealing device if you still do not have an Android TV at home.

Surely you will know the manufacturer Alfawise, dedicated almost exclusively to Android TV systems and peripherals for PC.

Let’s start as always by talking about the internal hardware that mounts the computer. In this case as we mentioned before the S95 mounts an Amlogic S905W processor, the evolved version of the S905 famous for being among the first to provide power and compatibility for content playback at 4K resolution. Now this SoC assembles four ARM Cortex A53 cores at 2 Ghz, and is accompanied by the same ARM Mali 450 GPU. In this case, Alfawise has mounted two versions of the device in terms of RAM and storage: one with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB eMMC, and another with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB eMMC.

The device uses factory-built Android 7.1 operating system adapted to televisions, and is capable of converting any television that has an HDMI on a Smart TV with access to content both Internet and local LAN if we have a file server. For this it has WiFi connectivity 802.11 b / g / n, and supports the DLNA, NTSC and Miracast protocols. The company already has installed YouTube, Netflix, HBO, Twitter, etc, and thanks to its built-in USB 3.0 ports, we can directly connect external hard disks up to 4 TB to play the content of these on Android TV.

Finally, it should be mentioned that it has quite small dimensions (measures 10.5 x 10.5 x 1.5 centimeters and weighs 120 grams), and thanks to its black color will look good anywhere. It has a front display that will show the playing time of what we have in each moment, and the time when we have it at rest. Count how not, with a remote control to control all its functions from the sofa. By the way, its cooling is totally passive, so it does not make any noise.

Currently it can be purchased for $ 29.99 (about 25 euros) with shipping costs included in the price, for the 2 GB + 16 GB model that is good, the other seems insufficient even if it is cheaper.

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Tips and Guide UPDATEs

The best free data recovery software

Everyone has deleted the important files from their device once in life. It can happen accidentally or there might be a virus in the device. The free data recovery software will provide you the perfect solution in this critical situation. The data recovery software is available for Mac and Windows. Let us dig a little deeper into the Window’s version and see how to recover deleted files quickly.

Installation of free data recovery software

The program will take only a minute to install. The installation system is very easy. Few available options are easy to understand. Keep the option of launch Data Recovery Wizard checked and the free data recovery software will keep running on your device.

How to use Data Recovery Wizard

The user-interface of the program is clean and very easy to understand and navigate. There are only a few options at the right corner, which means there is no need to deal with the menu bar. The software is really convenient to use as there is no setting menu and you can access everything from the menu icon like online help or change the language.

1-Search

To begin the process you have to visit the home. Here you can select the files that you would like to scan. It can be:
• Documents
• Email
• Video
• Audio
• Graphics
• Other
It will take you to the next screen. Now select the hard drive location that you would prefer to search through. At one time, you can only search through once location using free data recovery software.

2-Scan

Once you select the option of scan it will provide you with two options.
• Quick scan
• Deep scan
A quick scan will take a few minutes and find a decent amount of files. A deep scan is 100 times more effective but it takes time. When you run the deep scan, within second 1 million files will be scanned. If you have already found the one you wanted it is better to pause or stop the scan.
The deep scan is very time-consuming so it is a better option to use it when you are sleeping or not using your computer.

3-Recover deleted files

Select the files that you want back on your device and click on the option of recover. When you are selecting a location for the files never select the one where you lost them. It is a precautionary step to protect you from deleting the files once again by saving in a damaged drive.

No more deleted files

The trial version of file recovery software is available. You can use it to understand how the software works. However, you cannot recover deleted files. With you can be careless when it comes to deleting files. You will have the satisfaction that you can recover deleted files within seconds. It will turn into your best data recovery partner.

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Rumours & News UPDATEs

Ransomware PetrWrap / Petya paralyzes dozens of companies (Updated)

Total paralysis in large multinationals: the food company Mondelez (parent company of companies such as Cadbury and Nabisco and owner of brands like Oreo, Chips Ahoy, TUC), Nivea companies, US laboratory Merck, Russian oil company Rosneft, Moller- Maersk, and law firm DLA Piper , one of the world’s largest law firms, have suffered an ransomware attack similar to that of Wannacry just a month ago. And they are not the only ones.

Kaspersky Lab analysts have discovered PetrWrap

Kaspersky Lab analysts have discovered PetrWrap , a new malware family that exploits Petya’s original ransomware module, distributed through a Ransomware-as-a-Service platform , to perform targeted attacks against specific organizations. The creators of PetrWrap created a special module that modifies the original Petya ransomware “on the fly”, leaving its authors defenseless against the unauthorized use of their malware. This fact is indicative of the increasing competitiveness that exists in the black market of ransomware.

In May 2016, Kaspersky Lab discovered the Petya ransomware which not only encrypts data stored on a computer, but also overwrites the master boot record (MBR) of the hard drive, Making it impossible for infected computers to boot the operating system.

In this case, the system encryption does not occur immediately, but expects a random interval between ten and sixty minutes for system reboot, programmed using schtasks and shutdown.exe.

After the restart, the MFT table is encrypted on the NTFS partitions, thus overwriting the MBR with a loader where the ransomware note is included.

As assumed by several users , PetrWrap is using the same WannaCry propagation medium , the exploitation of EternalBlue and EternalRomance on Windows and port 445 open but the latest reports confirm that the propagation is by email .

“Petya uses the same exploit Eternalblue and spreads on internal networks with Mimikatz WMIC and PsExec , so patched systems can be equally affected , ” said Mikko Hypponen, research director at F-Secure. The fundamental difference with WannaCry is that this malware only spreads on the local network, not through the Internet.

Petya also encrypts many fewer file types than its predecessor. This new ransomware uses the SMB exploit only in part of the infection, making use of MimiKatz to extract credentials from the lsass.exe process , and WMIC or PSExec for lateral movement, thereby rendering the MS-17 security patch innocuous -010. That is, even if a computer is completely patched it could be infected via propagation. Petya has also caused serious disruption in other large companies, including advertising giant WPP, French construction materials company Saint-Gobain and Russian steel and oil firms Evraz and Rosneft.

The attack was first reported in Ukraine, where the government, banks, State electric power, Kiev airport and subway system were affected. Chernobyl’s radiation monitoring system was put off-line, forcing employees to use manual counters to measure levels in the exclusion zone of the old nuclear plant. Those responsible for the attack ask the user to pay a ransom of $ 300 and send the payment receipt to an e-mail address with a pre-set password. For now, cybercriminals have received 12 32 45 transactions , the first of them at 12: 48hs today (Europe time).

Here you will find all the technical information corresponding to the binaries detected so far. At this time there are two versions of Petya active, the last April version can be recovered following this procedure . For the current version (27/06) you can try the same method but, unfortunately, there is still no safe way to recover. Update: Computer security expert Matt Suiche of security firm Comae Technologies has released the results of his in-depth analysis of the Petya code, which reveals that this latest version is not actually a ransomware but a ” Wiper ” , a malicious program dedicated to erase files and complete hard disks. This means that the victims of the attack never had a chance to recover their files because they were not kidnapped, but they had completely disappeared.

Sources:
The Confidential
Palo Alto
Cisco Talos
ESET
MalwareHunter
Kaspersky Lab
Ukrainian Police
Bleeping Computer
MalwareTech
Microsoft

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Accessories Game & Console UPDATEs

Nvidia Announces Compatibility of Titan Xp with MacOS

Is this the announcement of a new Mac Pro by Apple for 2018 or a simple coincidence? Still, Nvidia has just announced the release of its new GPU: the Titan Xp. This new video card is available now: it has 12GB of GDDR5, 3840 core CUDA (clocked at 1.6GHz).

Nvidia Announces Compatibility of Pascal Cards with MacOS

Apart from these few technical details, the new one that should give the most pleasure to video game enthusiasts and graphic powers, is the announcement by Nvidia of the next availability of the drivers of the cards Pascal for macOS . It will now be possible to insert a GTX 1080, 1060, 1070 or Titan Xp in a Mac Pro or to benefit from a GPU (much) more powerful on a Macbook Pro 2016 via an external GPU box .

The drivers will be available in April. The announcement by Nvidia of the compatibility of Pascal GPUs on Mac is therefore good news. Maybe a Nvidia GPU will be integrated into the future 2018 Mac Pro … Nothing is less sure as AMD with its VEGA seems to have been Apple’s choice. However, know now that we can now choose to put the latest Nvidia Pascal cards in a Mac, we wonder why the drivers did not arrive sooner!

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Tips and Guide UPDATEs

Web Communities – Are Times Changing?

It’s no secret that things online move quickly. What is current one month may not be current the following month. Technology in general moves quickly, but web based trends move even quicker. Today we’re going to discuss the “web community” and how this once cornerstone of our web-based activities is quickly dying out only to be replaced by other, less anonymous and information specific alternatives.

Web Communities

Below is a run through of the various ways people have communicated over the past 20 years online and even from this small subset of options you can clearly see how far things have moved on in just a relatively short space of time. Whilst some of these still have their place, it’s clear to see that they’re a dying breed. I can only image where we’ll be and what we’ll be using to communicate with each other in the next 20 years or so.

Bulletin Boards

This is what we used to use in the pass before traditional websites as you know them know came about. You used to dial in to certain computers and once connected that computer would serve you a page of information like you get when you access a website today. These were known as bulletin boards and people used to dial in and leave messages for other people to dial in and pick up. I guess it’s similar to the way a traditional bulletin board works in your office etc. These became forums so to speak and lots of forums carry BB in their name as a result of this. MyBB is one of them.

Online Chats

If you were around in the late 90’s, early 00’s you’ll remember the popularity of online web chats. Personally, I used to spend hours hanging out on the old iChat forums around the web talking to strangers from the other side of the world about nothing in particular. That was the fun of it. Nothing subject specific or too information heavy, just idle chatter to pass the time of day all from the comfort of your living room. Unfortunately people these days don’t have the time (or even want) to spend all day chatting to strangers. Online chat from a personal standpoint these days is limited to friends and family solely it seems.

Forums

There is still a place online for the traditional web forum. Software makers such as vBulletin and Xenforo are still doing good business and you’ll still find lots of traditional forums with over 100,000 users a piece. But they’re not as mainstream as they was. No longer are they used just to randomly chat the forums today tend to me more questions/answer based and highly niche specific rather than just “general”. Most people these days however simply Google for whatever they want an answer to and seldom bother posting on a forum and waiting for a response.

Facebook Groups

Due to the sheer size and popularity of Facebook, user groups are fast becoming the place to go if you want to talk about something specific. Whether you want to chat idly to like minded people or you want an answer to that burning question if you find a facebook group that is relevant you’ll no doubt be able to find someone to cater to your needs.

Whilst its obvious that things are changing and rightly so, it’s also clear that there is still a place for online/web based communities of sorts. They’ve just changed their approach and how they’re operated. People in general do not want to waste hour after hour posting nonsense and talking to strangers anymore. They want to chat with a select group about specific subjects in the quickest and easiest way forward. More people are communicating via the web now more than ever, how it happens though has changed massively over the years.