🐢 Happy Friday everyone! I saw a turtle in the street this morning and took it to safety. I hope the little guy comes home well…
Facebook drops account requirements for Meta Quest headphones
Adam Seneke / Android Authority
VR fans rejoice! The Oculus headphones, now branded Meta, will not need a Facebook account to use them. These have always been some of the best VR headsets on the market, and the only real downside is the need to link your Facebook account (and all the data that comes with it) to your device to use it.
- Facebook This condition was first added in 2020to great controversy.
- The company has been constantly in the news about privacy breaches, with many people choosing to delete their Facebook profiles entirely.
- All new users were required to sign up via Facebook, as existing Oculus accounts lost support at the end of 2022.
- You can still keep your Oculus account until the end of 2022, as promised, but then things will change.
- Instead, new users will be required to create a Meta account starting in August, in keeping with Zuckerberg’s obsession with the new brand.
- These accounts are not officially linked to a Facebook account, although let’s be honest, they will keep tabs.
- Meta accounts still need your name, email address, phone number, date of birth, and payment details to purchase apps.
- Not to mention the Meta Horizon profile, which serves as a digital avatar and profile in the VR metaverse.
- This may encourage more people to try the entry-level standalone Meta Quest 2 headphones, which offer a much better experience than strapping the phone to your face.
- One important difference is that you can create multiple Meta and Meta Horizon accounts, unlike Facebook.
- This means that you can, for example, have one account for virtual reality games and another for applications and business.
- Gotta keep things legal while selling virtual real estate.
🌱 Here’s our first look at what to expect from the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, although if the rendering is accurate, it doesn’t seem to have changed much (Android salad).
Adam Bernie / Android Authority
I know it’s received a lot of hate (and sometimes rightfully), but I’m here to tell you that TikTok has matured into an excellent social media platform.
There’s still plenty of silly dance and teen stuff out there (learn about the latest TikTok slang if you want to fit in), but the algorithm is excellent at figuring out what you want to watch and view more of it. This has created some excellent communities which I highly recommend you check out before delisting the platform for good. Here is a short list of some interesting areas:
- BookTok: Need a book recommendation? This community has it all, no matter what genre you prefer.
- ArtTok: Illustrators, illustrators, digital artists, and more show off their processes and give advice.
- RugTok: This is my favorite person. It is intended for Carpet rug artists Custom rug making.
- CoffeeTok: Learn how to brew the perfect cup, or just enjoy the aesthetic.
- PlantTok: You don’t need a garden to enjoy plants! It’s all about houseplants.
- KeebTok: Everything from mechanical keyboards. Hide your wallet.
- TechTok: A range of tech topics, from phones to computers and more.
- FinTok: Personal Financial Advice. Always take it with a grain of salt.
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