Monday, September 27, 2021

Technology

WhatsApp Payments testing 'cashback' feature in India

NEW DELHI: After enabling a new payment chat shortcut, to quickly send payments from the chat bar, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is working on another feature for payments called "Cashback" for Indian users.

Ministry of civil aviation releases airspace map for drones

NEW DELHI: Taking another step towards realising our collective vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, the Central Government under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has released India’s airspace map for drone operations on 15 September 2021.

Microsoft Edge update adds tab groups, new shopping features

SAN FRANCISCO:Ahead of the Windows 11 launch, Microsoft is rolling out some updates to Edge that include the addition of tab groups.Users will be able to assemble collections of tabs to make their browser a little less chaotic.

Astronomers find why galaxies become dormant

NEW YORK:  A team of astronomers have found the reason why early, massive galaxies turn inactive is because they run out of the cold hydrogen gas needed to make stars.

'Not on social media': Jammu Commissioner warns people against fake accounts

JAMMU:  Jammu Divisional Commissioner, Dr Raghav Langer, has taken serious note of several fake accounts on social media sites on his name, an official statement said on Wednesday.

Apple releases first betas of iOS 15.1 to developers

 SAN FRANCISCO:  Apple has started seeded the first betas of iOS 15.1 as well as iPadOS 15.1, just a day after releasing the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates.

37% of users prefer mid-range phones this festive season: Report

BENGALURU: More than 35 per cent of respondents are looking to buy a mid-range smartphone between Rs 15,000-Rs 25,000, making it the most desired price point for the festive season, said a report on Wednesday.

Researchers say FB interfering with their tools to study News Feed

SAN FRANCISCO:Tech giant Facebook has quietly pushed out changes to News Feed that is "interfering" with the browser-based tools used by journalists and researchers, according to a new report.

Who did Amazon pay Rs 8,546 cr as legal fees, Cong demands answer


NEW DELHI: The Congress on Wednesday attacked the government alleging that e-commerce giant Amazon paid legal fees as graft and demanded an inquiry by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the whole matter.

FB paid billions extra to spare Zuck in Cambridge Analytica probe

NEW DELHI:  Facebook conditioned its $5 billion payment to the US Federal Trade Commission to resolve the Cambridge Analytica data leak probe on the agency dropping plans to sue Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, shareholders allege in a lawsuit, Politico reported.

Lowsoot partners with eBikeGo for reducing carbon emission

NEW DELHI: Human activities emit 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases each year. At this pace, by 2050, the global temperature will rise by more than 2 degrees, the consequences of which are going to be catastrophic.

Apple updates Mail on iCloud.com with new design

SAN FRANCISCO:  Cupertino based tech giant Apple has updated the browser version of Mail on iCloud.com with a new look and features.

FB launches two new Portal video calling devices

 SAN FRANCISCO: Social media giant Facebook has announced two new models of its Portal video calling devices.

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83% organisations in India reported rise in phishing attacks during Covid

NEW DELHI:Phishing attacks targeting organisations rose up considerably during the pandemic, as millions of employees working from home became a prime target for cybercriminals.

Huawei to launch Mate 50 in Oct: Report

BEIJING:  A senior expert of the DSCC (Display Supply Chain Consultants) has claimed that Huawei is planning to launch Mate series flagship some time in October.

US company's tech abused by Indian govt to spy on Pak, China: Report

NEW DELHI: A US companys tech was abused by the Indian government amid warnings that Americans are contributing to a spyware industry already under fire for being out of control, Forbes reported.

Clubhouse working on new way to invite friends to rooms

SAN FRANCISCO:  Popular audio chat app Clubhouse is reportedly working on a new way to invite people to audio rooms in its app.

Microsoft and Honor sign partnership to develop new AI, devices

BEIJING: Honor and Microsoft have announced an expansion of an ongoing partnership between the two companies, under which they will collaborate on Microsoft cloud adoption, personal and mobile computing, as well as other technologies.

Over 20 mn Indians streamed YouTube content on connected TVs

NEW DELHI: Video-streaming giant YouTube has said that more than 20 million Indians streamed YouTube content on their connected TVs, over 40 per cent growth since May last year.

'PUBG: New State' surpasses 40 mn pre-registrations globally

NEW DELHI: South Korean game developer Krafton on Thursday announced that PUBG: New State has officially secured more than 40 million pre-registrations on Google Play and App Store following its second Alpha Test in 28 countries last month.

For 1st time, Apple puts India at par with other countries in launching new iPhones

NEW DELHI:  Apple is betting high on the Indian market as the tech giant has launched its most anticipated iPhone 13 series simultaneously in India for the first time along with the global launch.

Twitter reopens account verification process

SAN FRANCISCO:  Micro-blogging site Twitter has restarted its account verification process, the company announced.

TikTok adds warnings to search results for 'distressing content'

 SAN FRANCISCO: Short video platform TikTok, that continues to be banned in India, is adding new warnings to its in-app search that will alert users when results may include "distressing content".

iPhone users will receive iOS 15 update on Sep 20

SAN FRANCISCO:  Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has announced that the iPhone users will be able to update to iOS 15 on September 20.

Apple iPhone 13 with redesigned camera array, smaller notch unveiled

SAN FRANCISCO:  Apple on Tuesday launched the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13, both featuring a smaller notch, repositioned rear-cameras, and improved performance.

Zomato Co-founder Gaurav Gupta quits

NEW DELHI:  Online food delivery major Zomato's Co-founder Gaurav Gupta has resigned from the company after a six-year stint

OPPO ColorOS 12 to officially launch on Thursday

BEIJING: OPPO has confirmed that the upcoming ColorOS 12 will be officially announced on Thursday at a launch event in China, which will commence at 6 p.m. (local time).

iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8 released with security updates

SAN FRANCISCO:  Apple has released iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 for iPhone as well as for iPad users with an important security fix.

Everything to expect from Apple iPhone 13 launch event

SAN FRANCISCO:  Apple is all set to host its special "California Streaming" launch event on Tuesday and this year one can expect the tech giant to unveil the iPhone 13 lineup and the Apple Watch Series 7, along with new iPads and Macs.

Updated Photos app for Windows 11 starts rolling out to Insiders

SAN FRANCISCO:  Microsoft has started rolling out its newly updated Photos app for Windows 11 Insiders.

iPhone 13 Pro to have max storage ever of 1TB: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Apple is set to launch the iPhone 13 series on September 14 and now ahead of the official announcement, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed the expected storage capacities for the iPhone 13 lineup.

OPPO F19s bags Bluetooth certification, may launch soon

BEIJING: OPPO earlier launched the F19 Pro, F19 Pro+ 5G as well as and now the smartphone maker is reportedly planning to announce the F19s.

Instagram 'Favourites' will allow users to prioritise accounts in their feed

SAN FRANCISCO:Facebook-owned Instagram is working on a feature -- Favourites -- for its iOS app, which will allow users to set a priority to accounts that will appear further up the feed, making them more likely to be seen.

FB reportedly working on custom server chips

SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Facebook is reportedly developing a chip that powers machine learning (ML) for tasks such as recommending content to users.

Twitter is beginning to test labels for bot accounts

SAN FRANCISCO:Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it is beginning to roll out labels for automated accounts (or bot accounts).
Examples of automated accounts you might see on Twitter include bots that help you find vaccine appointments and disaster early warning systems," Twitter said in an FAQ.

Twitter is testing FB-like emoji reax for tweets

SAN FRANCISCO: Micro-blogging site Twitter has started testing new emoji reactions for users in Turkey for a limited time.
For now, it's unclear if and when they will come to other regions.

realme unveils 2 smartphones, introduces tablet in India

NEW DELHI:  Global smartphone brand realme on Thursday launched two new smartphones -- realme 8s 5G and realme 8i -- and along with that, the company has introduced its first-ever tablet for the Indian consumers.

Sony unveils new soundbar in India at Rs 28,990

NEW DELHI:  Sony India on Thursday launched its 5.1 channel home cinema system -- HT-S40R -- a new sound system for recreating a real cinema for home environment

MediaTek Dimensity 2000 smartphones to launch in early 2022

TAIPEI: Smartphones featuring the upcoming MediaTek Dimensity 2000 series of processors are likely to hit the market by early 2022, says a new report.

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