Social Media Slice for October 31, 2019: Flash Finally Fading; Halloween and Social Media 2019; Use Files App to Scan Docs to iPhone or iPad


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πŸ“Œ Flash Finally Fading-
None of you are still using flash on your client websites, are you? FYI πŸ™€Google Search will no longer index Flash content that its crawlers find on websites.

“In an update on its webmasters blog, Google says it will stop supporting Flash ‘later this year,’ meaning very soon. Google Search will ‘ignore’ Flash content on web pages that contain any such content. It will also stop indexing standalone SWF (Shockwave Flash) files.” – Liam Tung, writing for ZDNet

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SLICE SPECIAL OF THE DAY

πŸ“Œ Halloween and Social Media 2019-
These are some scary stats. πŸ‘» Halloween spending rose from $4.75 billion to $8.8 billion in the past decade, according to the National Retail Federation. And social media has played a part!

“Studies show almost half of all Millennials admit to making Halloween purchases for items just to include them in social media posts.” – April Lewis-Parks, Education Director of Consolidated Credit.

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πŸ“Œ Use Files App to Scan Docs to iPhone or iPad-
Did you know that with iOS 13 or iPadOS 13, there’s a built-in Files app that supports document scanning? Snap a shot and save to storage sites set up through the Files app!

“On your device, go to Settings and tap General. In the General section, tap Software Updates. You’ll either be told that your software is up to date, or the latest update will appear for download and installation.” – Lance Whitney, writing in TechRepublic

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MOTIVATIONAL SLICE

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