1. FaceApp Has Access to Millions of People
More than 100,000 million people have downloaded the app from Google Play. And FaceApp is now the top-ranked app on the iOS App Store in 121 countries, according to App Annie. It has become an overnight sensation—it takes people’s faces and turns them into older versions with surprising accuracy. Everyone including our favorite celebs have participated in the entertaining new trend.
However, there is a dark side to the app.
People have been giving FaceApp the power to use their pictures — and names — for any purpose it wishes, for as long as it desires. It’s written deep within their terms and conditions; they even have access to refreshing in the background—so even when you’re not using it, it is using you.
It’s all fun and games until you realize that the makers of the app now own all of your information—royalty-free. So, don’t be surprised if your face ends up on some billboard in Russia.
2. Smartphones With a Side of Tacos
T-Mobile and Taco Bell will debut a trio of co-branded stores dubbed “T-MoBell” next week, as the self-styled “un-carrier” moves to further grow its rewards program. The stores will be opened in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York from July 23-July 25.
T-Mobile first teamed with Taco Bell during this year’s Super Bowl, when the company ran an ad during each quarter promoting its rewards program, T-Mobile Tuesdays, however very few of their customers actually took advantage of the program.
Their goal now is to up their game by introducing the T-Mobell stores. The stores will offer exclusive, limited-edition, co-branded merchandise like the T-MoBell Freeze and taco-themed socks. You might even get to meet a celebrity if you stop by the grand opening.
The best part? Free tacos.
3. Apple Debuts First Apple TV+ Show
Apple is revamping our favorite childhood memories. In light of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Apple debuted the first trailer for Snoopy in Space. According to Deadline, Snoopy in Space “follows Snoopy as his dreams of being an astronaut become a reality when he and Woodstock tag along with the Peanuts gang on a field trip to NASA.”
Peanuts Worldwide and NASA recently signed the Space Act Agreement, which builds on a partnership that first began during the Apollo missions in the 1960s. They hope to spark interest and excitement in kids to explore STEM and space exploration.
What an exciting way to create buzz around the launch of Apple TV+ this fall! Check out the trailer below!
(Source: The Verge)